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His love of football is strong enough that he ignores the bullies and finally manages to wangle himself a place on the school team. Initially, he is a substitute but he gains a regular place in the team when he scores a lucky goal and gains confidence through a pair of "lucky" boots.
His nemesis in the team, "Gorgeous" Gordon Burley is the leader of the bullies and he will stop at nothing to do Jimmy down. Gordon's father is on the school board of govenors and has high hopes for his son's future in professional football.
The team enters the Manchester schools cup. Gordon wants the girls and to be picked by the Manchester United talent scouts who follow the competition. Gordon's father wants fortune for his son and offers to pay for a new sports pavillion for the school if they reach the final of the cup.
The film revolves around a number of questions.
Will the team reach or even win the final of the schools cup?
Will Jimmy defeat the bullies who want to stop him from succeeding in the team?
Will Jimmy's mother ditch Colin, her current, rather lame boyfriend?
Will she get back together with Harry, the ex-boyfriend who is the only man in her past that Jimmy liked?
Will we get to the bottom of the mysterious past of Eric Wirral, the school's soccer coach?
What is the story behind Jimmy's magic boots?
Will Jimmy sort out his relationship with Sara, the girl who has won his affection?Read more ›