But does he have the stamina he will need for the English game? He talked with him about going to other countries. The thing that made me fall in love with the story is the theme, how it shows that in life your gonna have a allot of problems and the answer to those problems are not gonna giving up you have to face them and a great example of this is Santiago the main character. He played so well that his coach was impressed. In conclusion, we can say that Santiago accomplished one of his biggest dreams ever. Santiago was a good player but his club was poor. His parents couldn't even buy him shin guards for soccer.
Have you ever wanted something so bad but somehow you can't have it because of circumstances coming to your way? In the beggining it was a little slow but as soon as the exposition ended the book became a huge page turner. After that we tell Santiago that he was going to Newcastle for a trial, he went to his house and then to his room, he starts thinking about this situation. They had no stadium and barely no public. Santiago wanted to calm him. And come on, Newcastle United? He is now going to Newcastle. Santiago was a good player but his club was poor. After that the match started.
Although it's overflowing with sports-movie cliches and acting is average in most scenes, Goal! He came to England with only some clothes, money, a passport, and the desire to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional. He was such a great player and an inspiration to me. Other than that it was a great book. He had a horrible tryout and they did not invite him to come back. I like how Rigby brings in real life soccer to this book. His favorite team, Newcastle, will allow him a trial but there are some obstacles. Team practices are intense, and in this place where people live and breathe the sport, many seem eager to find fault with the new Latino player from L.
One thing that I didn't like was the ending. Santi is expected to give up his lifelong dream just to go back home and deal with the passing of his father, but he then realizes that his father was against his dream and decides to stay in England. In the book Santiago has many problems that he has to face and many challenges that emerge from his soccer. Rigby allows his reader to be engaged in the book the whole journey. The son of a gardener who lives in a section of Los Angeles, Santiago works as a busboy in a Chinese restaurant and helps with his father's gardening business. Crying, crying, crying, barely moving out of his desk. However, one day, a man who used to play for Newcastle named Glen Foy, notices Santiago and what he can do on the field.
When Santiago gets to Newcastle he finds out his father was killed while working. Manchester United Reserve Team Player uncredited. His grandfather can change all his future. I, personally, felt nervous right before he takes a penalty kick. Although it was exciting and suspensful it was also sad but heartwarming.
The theme that we can apply to the chapter that I just read is that we always have to think for another thing. First question of these series showing that Santiago's parents abandoning him. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Turns out the guy was a scout and his first empression of santiago munez was incredible. Robert Rigby style is strait forward and he doesn't go on and on about one specific topic. He doesnt know how to react and so he asked his familly grandfather and grandmother and his grandfathers reaction was unforgettable for santiago and his grandmother.
Thanks to Foy, he was allowed a month trial. Unfamiliar with the English style, he performs poorly. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He asked to play for a club named Amerigo Jr. The main character is a Mexican immigrant that has aspirations of being a soccer star. As opposed to Santiago's grandmother was happy that Santiago has a dream and she thinks that his grandfather is way overacting. He was scared but he beat them at the endIt is the last chapter of the book.
Through Santiago's effort and dedication he was scouted by Newcastle United and was able to reach his dream. Santiago eventually got noticed by a scout from Newcastle England and has a hard time getting to Newcastle because his father does not approve of his dream of playing as a pro soccer player. He starts talking with her. He was maybe unlucky about not going to other countries but he can now play soccer every day. Then the manager got him a jog with Newcastle united. This quote shows that they couldnt even afford candy.
It was raining that day and santiago had no idea of what proffesional was so he was playing poorly, reallly poorly. He works hard because his family does not have very much money. So it is a dream come true when a British scout sees him playing in the park and offers him a trial with one of England's top Premiership clubs. Your goal is to do anything to fulfill it. When he does finally make the team, some problems start to occur with his family back home and for him while he is there. Dad and Mom, where are you?. In conclusion, Goal Kamil Chafli Santiago was poor children who lost his parents when he was still a baby.