Eleven-year-old Jamie Johnson is a seriously gifted footballer capable of going all the way, but after his dad recently walked out on them Jamie and his mum were forced to move house. Now Jamie has to start at a new school mid-term. With his amazing footballing talents Jamie should have no problem fitting in with the cool kids but new friend Jack is disgusted when she witnesses him being cruel to the geeky Boggie. Jamie eventually makes amends but in the process makes a serious enemy of school bully, Dillon. When the horrified Jamie witnesses his mum getting close to a work colleague, it makes him all the more determined to track down his missing dad.
Jamie's on a high - the video of him scoring against Tibbs has gone viral and he's the hero of the school. But all this attention goes to Jamie's head. He forces the team to let him take a penalty and then misses it when he dares a Panenka. Worse still, it's Harry that eventually secures Kingsmount the match. After the match Harry winds him up and Jamie quickly turns it into a fight.
Mindful of his warning, Jamie does all that he can to keep a lid on his temper. Unfortunately for Jamie he decides going to the boxing gym instead of staying in school is the way to do it and in the process misses a surprise visit from his footballing hero, Theo Bains. Hansard is quick to capitalise on Jamie's misery and subtly picks on him. It's too much for Mike who loses his temper with Hansard. These two have clearly got history and Jamie's determined to find out what it is.
When Harry and Dillon discover that it was Mike who ended Hansard's career with a horror tackle, they do everything they can to wind Jamie up during the cup match. There's a Hawkstone scout watching the match - will Jamie be able to keep his hot temper in check, or will Dillon get the nod ahead of him?
It's Dillon's first try-out at Hawkstone Academy and Jack is sent along to cover it for the school blog. Jack can't stand seeing Dillon taking Jamie's place and sets out to try and persuade the Hawkstone manager to give Jamie a try. Dillon does well, but is bullied by Hawkstone's star player Jethro. Meanwhile, Jamie struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his actions and it's only when Mike gives him his beloved Book of Legends that Jamie finds the final piece of advice he needs - from football legend Ian Wright.
It's Sports Personality of the Year time at Kingsmount Academy, and school captain Dillon is confident of winning. Boggy finally has a date with online buddy Nancy and enlists Indira's help to prepare. The date doesn't go as planned and Boggy feels humiliated, so his friends decide to step up. The Kingsmount SPOTY trophy is in their sights but who will eventually triumph?
It's Jamie's first match back after his ban. He's determined to keep focused but suddenly he seems to have distractions from all sides - not least the arrival at school of the son of Hawkstone's latest international signing. But just as things are going well at home too - with him getting on with his mum's boyfriend Jeremy - there's a knock at the door.
Jack is desperate to play in midfield but has to work twice as hard as anyone else to prove her worth to Hansard and is furious when it seems that Hansard is playing international footballer's son Michel Bernard ahead of her. Jack vents her frustration at the team, but could this knock to team morale cost them the semi-final? And what is Hawkstone Academy bully Jethro doing in the crowd?
Reeling from their semi-final defeat, the team are rallied when it seems Boggy might have unearthed some good news. Jack is still not being honest with Jamie about spending time with Michel and when he sees them together at a Hawkstone match he feels betrayed - but Michel's days at Kingsmount may be numbered. Jethro threatens Dillon, does he have no choice but to betray his teammates?