Paul Breakwell may be a gifted player, but he lacks ambition and direction and looks as if he’s stuck in a Sunday parks team. That is until he meets Nigel, washed out, washed up and down on his luck – but with an eye for the game and the ability to spot potential. Once jailed for fraud, Nigel now rediscovers his own passion for the beautiful game while igniting Paul’s, and sets about making his discovery football’s latest hot property. For Paul and his wife Carly things seem to go from strength to strength – new jobs and exciting prospects with local on-the-up club Barrowcliffe, more money, a new car and an expensive big house in footballers’ row. It’s as though all their dreams have come true; but are things ever quite that good for real? While they enjoy fast-paced football matches and a meteoric rise up the leagues, Paul, Carly and Nigel uncover scandal after seedy scandal underneath the club’s cover.