Jamie Johnson Books

The idea behind the books was a very simple one: I wanted to write the kind of books that I would have loved to have read when I was younger.
That meant lots of drama, fast-paced action and, of course lots of football.

The other ingredient was to share and tap into the unique experiences that I was lucky enough to have when I was working in football. Having met the top players and managers in the game, I wanted to use those special ingredients in the books.

The only thing that I needed was a story… A character. That’s where Jamie Johnson came in. Jamie is a boy who lives and breathes football. He’s got amazing talent and the desire to make it to the top.

He’s not perfect, but then none of us are. Remember, I said I wanted my books to be realistic not fantasy.

So Jamie is a mixture of all those great footballers that I have met. Players like Ronaldo, Rooney, Gerrard, Giggs and Messi. I’ve been lucky enough to work with all of these players and you can find a bit of all of them in Jamie Johnson…

We meet Jamie when he’s 13 in The Kick Off and, in each new book, we follow him on every step of his journey as he aims to fulfil his dream of becoming one of the biggest football stars in the world.

The order of the books is:

1. The Kick Off
2. Shoot to Win
3. Golden Goal
4. Man of the Match
5. World Class
6. Final Whistle
Special World Cup Prequel. Skills from Brazil

Special  Prequel. Born to Play

However, they are all written to also allow them to be read as standalone stories in their own right.

The Kick OffThe Kick Off

The start of Jamie Johnson’s football career. He’s got so much to prove, The pressure’s on, but has Jamie got what it takes?

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Shoot to Win

Jamie’s got everything to play for  – scouts from top clubs are coming to watch him play! This is his big chance and he can’t wait to show off his latest move but the new coach is bearing a grudge…Has Jamie missed his chance?

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Golden Goal

There’s a massive buzz around Jamie Johnson. His dreams of becoming a professional footballer seem to be coming true. But, just when he seems close to living the dream, a shocking event turns his world upside down…

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Man of the Match

Jamie Johnson is fast becoming the most popular player in the country. He’s playing the best football of his career for his beloved Hawkstone. But life at the top of the league isn’t as easy as it seems..And Hawkstone are about to sign a new winger…

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World Class

It’s the big one! The World Cup Finals beckon for Jamie Johnson but first he must answer a huge question: Which country will he play for? With brand new characters and more jaw-dropping footy action, Dan Freedman and Jamie Johnson return on very top form.

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Final Whistle

“This was the team of teams. The club of clubs. And now they wanted him to join them.”

A transfer to the best club in the world beckons for Jamie Johnson. This is big. This is huge! However, a time bomb is already ticking within Jamie…Is the final whistle about to blow?

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Skills from Brazil

Before the packed stadiums. Before the international play. Before the bright lights. Jamie Johnson had to learn to play from the best. In this special prequel, Jamie gets the once-in –a-lifetime chance to go to Brazil and develop his skills in a country where everyone is as football-mad as him!

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Born to Play

The book that inspired the TV series!

A specially written prequel to the series … Jamie Johnson is having a tough time at school. The bullies won’t let him play football at break, his best mate is at another school and the weirdest kid in class won’t leave him alone. Right now, he needs his football skills more than ever …

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Captures the realism of the game without losing sight of the magic that keeps us in thrall of the game

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Drama you can’t beat

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A must for junior football fans

The Observer

A video explaining how Wayne Rooney inspired Born to Play

Introducing Jamie Johnson…

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Work in progress. One of my early drafts – with lots of editor’s comments! Download here

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344 Responses to “Jamie Johnson Books”

  1. Danny July 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Please PLEASE could you finish off the last book the final whistle as i need to know more about the rest of the match

    • Dan Freedman July 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      I’ve got a better idea – why don’t you finish it???

      • Ismail August 15, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

        Could you please finish the book and could you please try and turn the book into a movie.

      • Kiran June 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

        Hi dan your my favourite author and I enjoyed all your books, i thin recently you were in my school and I would like to ask you to make a new book that follows on after final whistle as I really want to know if he scored or not!!

        • Dan Freedman June 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

          Hello Kiran. Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased you have enjoyed the books. What do you think happened at the end of ‘Final Whistle?”

      • Harry November 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

        Can you tell me the ending please

        • Dan Freedman November 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

          Have you read all the books Harry? Can you tell me what you think the ending would be and also how you would like it to end?

          • Daniel Doherty December 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

            Hi Dan! If Jamie was made into a movie. Who would be your go to actors and actresses? Would you go for footballers or people from the acting industry? It’s a hard decision BUT I’ll leave it up to you!

            Thanks if you reply or even read this.

            Daniel Doherty

          • Dan Freedman December 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

            Hello Daniel,
            Have you seen the preview of the TV series coming out next year? Have a look at this.
            Jamie Johnson TV series preview
            I think the main characters would have to be able to act and play football and these young actors do a great job of both don’t you think?

          • KT February 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

            Did jamie die?

          • Dan Freedman March 28, 2018 at 7:47 am #

            Why do you think that?

    • Jordan June 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

      I love your books Dan and is there any new books other than skills from brazil to come PLEASE

      • Dan Freedman June 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

        Good question! I hope so!

        • Uri May 7, 2015 at 4:04 am #

          Dan please try to make a movie. It would be AWESOME!!!

          • Dan Freedman May 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

            Thanks for your interest in turning the Jamie Johnson books into a movie. I would love that to happen too so watch this space!

        • Arien Rahman October 12, 2016 at 9:41 am #

          Dan will there be a new book after final whistle which carries on from the last match?

          • Dan Freedman October 22, 2016 at 9:47 am #

            I have had so many comments about this! It’s great to hear that fans want more JJ books. I will keep you posted.

        • Jake October 4, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

          Dan could you make a follow up from Final whistle I came and made my own prediction now its time to know the truth

          • Dan Freedman October 10, 2018 at 7:37 pm #

            Hi Jake,
            There’s a little postscript to Final Whistle on the website… click here to see it!
            What was your own prediction? Dan

    • james September 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

      i thought you got you insprition from an old celtic player jimmy johnston

      • Dan Freedman September 27, 2014 at 11:32 am #

        Jimmy Johnstone is a big inspiration James – he was a great player!

    • Amol November 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      Can u make a new book about Rafa from skills from Brazil managing Jamie

    • Alfie Hoods March 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

      I really want to know what happened to Jamie after final whistle and I really hope a film of the book is released it would be amazing!

      • Dan Freedman March 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

        What do you think happened to him Alfie? I’m pleased you think a film would be amazing, I rather like that idea myself, or a TV series maybe? Dan

        • Daniel Doherty July 19, 2015 at 10:33 am #

          Hi Dan I love all your Jamie Johnson books, but I can’t seem to get my hands on any of your other books. Like many other people I think you and Jamie deserve to be on the big screen, but if that does I’m concerned of the actors and actresses playing who would play Jamie, Jack, Dillon and Jamie’s granddad Mike. Although I’m sure they’ll do a great job as their respected characters or would you like to play a role as maybe Jeremey or Archie Armstrong? Anyway I’ll get back to the books, I like how you left a cliff-hanger at the end of “Final Whistle” I think all great writers do that.

          Thanks if you read this.

          • Dan Freedman July 19, 2015 at 11:03 am #

            Hi Daniel. Thanks for writing. I’m really pleased you like how I left ‘Final Whistle.’ I think that way it leaves the individual to decide how the story ends.
            It’s really exciting news that Jamie Johnson is being made in to a series. What are your concerns about the actors playing the characters?

    • Ethan September 21, 2016 at 9:38 am #

      Hi dan love your books I would love to know how the final books ends,does he score that goal,does he getinjured again?Plssss release another book your a great author and you inspire me to play football for Bradford city.
      thanks again

      • Dan Freedman September 26, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

        Hi Ethan,
        I like to leave it up to the readers imagination! What do you think happened?

  2. Saad July 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Will there be a 7th book? The book name “final whistle” implies the end for Jamie Johnson, but is it? It seems a shame to end such a great series. If there is a book 7, when is it coming out and is there any news?

    • Dan Freedman July 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      I have just sent ideas for a few new Jamie Johnson books to my agent!…more news as soon as I have it…

      • harry whiting July 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

        dear Dan you came to my school today ( Finchley catholic high school) and told us about these schools that have fights with each other. I have a ideas this is one: Jamie goes to a new school because he was in year six and now in year 7. and he gets into the school football team and they play a league and it is a decider to who win the league but the other school is the one next door and they hate they hate each other. hope you use my ideas and could ad a new anew person to the story me I would be so great full bye!

        • Dan Freedman August 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

          Good idea Harry!!

          • Connor November 21, 2017 at 11:48 am #

            Hey dan love your books you gave a unstoppable book signed from you and miss Rickard gave it to me cheers

          • Dan Freedman January 7, 2018 at 11:19 am #

            What did you think of ‘Unstoppable’? It’s one of my favourites.

    • Ismail August 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      if there is another book it should be called Extra Time

      • Dan Freedman August 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

        Good idea!!! And I’ll do my best for a movie – it would be great!

  3. Shaun September 14, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Hi Dan I have never ever liked reading but when i read Kick Off i was just soo into the book that i couldn’t stop reading it.

  4. Dan Freedman October 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Now that’s what an author likes to hear!

  5. Zain October 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi Dan, any chance of a new book? I’ve always loved reading about football but it wasn’t till I read kick off that I was prepared to buy a full series- that’s how much I liked it! I really enjoy reading about JJ (he let me use his nickname :)) and i hope his journey can continue-please reply!

    • Dan Freedman October 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

      Very delighted to hear it! Just working on a new book now!!

      • Ben Lewis December 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

        Hi Dan, I’m a big fan of the Jamie Johnson series and have got every book, I wanted to ask you a question! I am 12 years old and their are 3 things I love: playing/watching football, reading brilliant books (like your ones) and watching films. It would be amazing if you could turn the Jamie Johnson series into a film. I am glad to hear you are bringing more Jamie Johnson books out and I am also loving the cliffhangers and the thrills of the series and it also makes me feel sorry for Jamie. One last thing do you have any tips on writing a story because you are an inspiration and I would like to start writing my own one day. Not only you but the book is an inspiration as well for me becoming a professional footballer, it has shown what true confidence is about!!!
        Sorry for such a long question.

        • Dan Freedman February 2, 2014 at 10:32 am #

          Hi Ben, main thing is to just get started! That’s the hardest thing – then to keep going.

          – Entertain yourself, write the book that you want to read
          – Every character wants something…remember that…

          Good luck and enjoy! Dan

          • Aliza October 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

            Hi Dan, I’ve heard lots about you, you seem like a big inspriration I hope to read one of your amazing books soon also I am so excited to see you tomorrow at my school!!!:D

          • Dan Freedman October 9, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

            It will be good to meet you all too Aliza. I hope you enjoy the books when you do read them!

        • Benny boy November 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

          It’s an awesome book searies so ceep them coming dan

          • Dan Freedman November 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

            Thank you Benny, so pleased you like them!

      • Ben Lewis December 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

        Hi Dan, I’m a big fan of the Jamie Johnson series and have got every book, I wanted to ask you a question! I am 12 years old and their are 3 things I love: playing/watching football, reading brilliant books (like your ones) and watching films. It would be amazing if you could turn the Jamie Johnson series into a film. I am glad to hear you are bringing more Jamie Johnson books out and I am also loving the cliffhangers and the thrills of the series and it also makes me feel sorry for Jamie. One last thing do you have any tips on writing a story because you are an inspiration and I would like to start writing my own one day. Not only you but the book is an inspiration as well for me becoming a professional footballer, it has shown what true confidence is about!!!
        Sorry for such a long paragraph

        • Dan Freedman January 3, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

          Hey Ben, great email and questions! So glad you enjoy the books.

          Tips for writing a story:

          – Entertain yourself, then the readers will be entertained.
          – Ask yourself ‘what does my character want in life? And how are they going to get it?’
          – Don’t try to write the perfect story first time. Get something down on paper and work from there.
          – Use every thought, dream, fear and experience that you have ever had in your own life.
          – Don’t try to make your characters perfect – none of us are.
          – Try to give each page and chapter the kind of ending that makes your reader HAVE to read on…

          Keep in touch,


          • Ben Lewis February 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

            hi dan, thank you for the advice! I will try and use this and hopefully write a good one

            thank you, Ben

          • Matthew March 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

            hey dan,
            i’ve written a book and want to publish but don’t know how to! any sugestions?

          • Dan Freedman April 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

            Check out the Lighthouse Literary Consultancy…

  6. Vaibhav October 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Dan all the books in your series are spell bounding. I read kick off a while ago but then when i read shoot to win i just wanted to read more and more of your books. In the last four days i’ve read golden goal, man of the match and world class i was simply hooked. Just waiting on getting final whistle now.

    • Dan Freedman October 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Great, let me know what you think!

  7. Ollie October 30, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    What will the next book be called if there is one?

  8. Jamal October 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Dan I just read Final whistle i loved it i just wanted to know if you are making another one and if you are what will it be called

    • Dan Freedman November 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

      Great! Yes, just working on a book now – more news soon!

  9. Vaibhav November 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Hi Dan I’m really sorry i didn’t hear about the offer of the final chapter sooner. Is there anyway i can please enter?

    • Dan Freedman November 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Very sorry but the comp is now closed. We’ll run others though!

  10. Kieran November 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Am I the only one confused about the ending of “Final Whistle”

    So Jamie get’s booted in the head again I assume? Did he score? I guess he scored, but there’s so many questions that I’m so confused, Is he ok?

    • Dan Freedman November 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

      Good questions. What do you think?

      • wangchuk December 7, 2013 at 10:55 am #

        I realy enjoyed reading the book The Kick OFF. It is true what Steven Gerrard said”You’ll read this and want to get out there and play.”

      • piotr May 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

        Hey Dan are you making another book after the Brazil one?

        • Dan Freedman May 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

          Hope so!!

  11. kieran November 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    hi Dan i love your final whistle book but what happened in the ending?what will ur 7th book be called?

    • Dan Freedman November 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Hi Kieran…well, I guess the end of Final Whistle is up to each of us to decide…the next JJ book I’m working on a secret…at the moment…but there will be more news VERY soon…dan

  12. sumsum November 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    hi i like a free book

    • Dan Freedman November 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

      Wouldn’t we all!

  13. mark November 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    i love ur jamie johnson series soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

  14. Kyle November 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    when you finish you should make your books into movies. It will be like the next goal ( the movie )

    • Dan Freedman November 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Kyle – yup, it would be great! We’ll do our best! dan

  15. Vaibhav November 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Hi Dan. Like I said I just got Final Whistle recently. Late I know. But it really is spot on. I have really not read a better football book and I try to read any that there is. It’s brilliant i finished it the day i got it. I was wondering if you come to schools to talk about your books. Can you send me some details please. Price? Date?!!!!!?????

  16. Anas December 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Great! The Jamie Johnson series really inspired me and the next level for you dan is creating a movie. JJ is like a real life hero to me. If i become a football player just remember who inspired me. Dan Freedman and Jamie Johnson

    • Dan Freedman December 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

      Like it. I will. Good luck!

  17. wangchuk December 7, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Wish there was the Jamie Johnson’s series movie.

  18. Jayden December 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Hi dan
    I have hated books all my life but after reading ur first book i have read all of the series. i need to know more plz!!!! when does the next book come out????

    • Dan Freedman December 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      I’m hoping May!

  19. adam December 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    are u making a new book?
    and if so when will it out

  20. David December 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Hi Dan, I’ve read all the books and is there any news of a movie or tv series coming out?

  21. Tyrone January 2, 2014 at 1:18 am #

    Dan, I’m a big fan I LOVE your jamie johnson books as they aren’t like the others where they make the player the best and perfect with like no flaws whereas you make jamie brilliant but than he has some flaws like his knee injury and his love for jack anyway could you please please I’m on my knees BEGGING make a movie about your jamie johnson series it would be great and a probably the best football movie ever made if you get the movie as good as the book

    • Dan Freedman January 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

      Hi Tyrone,

      So glad you like the books. And, from what you email, you really seem to ‘get’ them. The flaws are what make Jamie real and interesting, both for me as the author and, hopefully, for you as the reader…we would love to make a movie about Jamie…friends of mine called ShortFormFilm have the movie rights and we will do out best!…Will keep you updated!


  22. Tyrone January 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    That’s great news to hear I trust you will make a thrilling, exciting let alone award winning film, and I was really interested to ask as my friends and I were debating this question : If you could have any footballer to portray jamie who would it be ?

    • Dan Freedman February 2, 2014 at 10:34 am #

      Brilliant question Tyrone! I guess, at the moment (and remember I have no idea of his acting ability!) I might say Gareth Bale…I think he would understand Jamie’s story very well…

  23. Edward January 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    PLEASE make the books into Movies. I love the books so much- and the films would be even better.

  24. Nathan_ronaldo January 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    dude im 14 years old and I love your Jamie Johnson books the are the best books I have ver read there like a drug if u read one your hooked. im a football player and I play the role of the winger like Jamie I relate so much to him my dream is to become a pro he has taken my game to the next level I have even started using the tricks from the book into my game thank you dan freedman

    • Dan Freedman February 2, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      Cheers Nathan – that’s brilliant to hear…especially that it’s helped you with your football! Keep going and enjoy! dan

  25. Joe vecchione January 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    Hi Dan,
    I know loads of people have asked you this but I need to know, when will the next book in the jj series be released?? Want to get it so badly when it does, and if you are to make a movie I’m sure I’d be a good jj if u need lol
    Great series

  26. Zain January 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    Hi Dan, I remember you came to the Edinburgh Academy last year and you signed a book for me! I wanted to ask is there a new book in the series coming out/ If so could you say when? Your books are my favourite but the only thing i wasn’t happy about was that JJ went to Barça instead of Real Madrid! (I’m a massive real fan) Haha just joking!

    • Dan Freedman February 2, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Hi Zain – SKILLS FROM BRAZIL comes out in May! Hope you like it! dan

  27. Matthew February 13, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Dan- at my school we dress up as a character for national book day and i was going to go in as jamie Johnson! i was going to make the outfit on my sewing machine but i cant remember what color hawkstones strip is!?!?!

    • Dan Freedman February 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

      Brilliant! White and black! Send me a photo!

  28. Matthew February 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    is it stripes or hopped?
    or black shirt and white white shorts?
    or white shirt and black shorts?

    • Dan Freedman February 27, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

      I imagine striped shirts but I haven’t specified…so up to you…

  29. Edward February 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    So, is there a movie coming out? If so, which book, and when? I think either Golden Goal, Man Of The Match OR w

  30. omar March 2, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    hi dan how about a school reunion or a charity football math in your next book
    p.s when jamie goes in for the header at the end of final whistle is the outcome positive or negative?

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

      The end of Final Whistle is for you to decide. Love your ideas for new books by the way!

  31. Roshan March 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Dan i have loved all of your books.I have read all the jamie johnson books. could you give us a clue about what the new book is about

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

      It takes Jamie back to when he’s younger…still at school…and the chance to learn brand new skills from the best…the BRAZILIANS…

  32. John March 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Hey mate. I’ve never been a fan of reading, but once I read Kick Off, I just had to read all of the series. Really love the books. When’s the next book coming out?

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

      Delighted to hear that! SKILLS FROM BRAZIL is out in May!

      • Ismail August 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

        plz plz can you tell me if there will be another book after final whistle and if there is when will it be ?

  33. mohamed y April 16, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    do you think you’ll write any more books p.s do you like messi

    • Dan Freedman April 26, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      Yes to both!

  34. Brandon May 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Was it the end of Jamie Johnson at the end of Final Whistle? Did he die?

    • Dan Freedman May 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      Ha! No, he didn’t die, don’t worry! And, no, it’s never the end…

  35. Katie May 18, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    Hi Dan I really enjoyed your Jamie Johnson books, will you be writing any more about what happened after the Real Madrid v Hawkstone? Please do I love your books!

    • Dan Freedman May 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

      Thanks! Yes, I do hope to write more!

  36. Owen May 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Please Dan,can you make more jj books,your books got me really into reading

    • Dan Freedman May 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

      Great to hear! Will do my best!!

  37. Cameron May 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Hello dan pleeeeeeaaaaaaase can you write another book because I really liked all your books from kick off to skills from Brazil and can I pick what it is called please and I would love a movie sorry for wasting your time and asking so much questions I really loved your books please answer soon love cameron

    • Dan Freedman May 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

      Thanks Cameron! You are not wasting my time! I write the books for you guys! I agree a movie would be great

      • Cameron May 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

        Please can the next book be called goal machine

        • Dan Freedman May 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

          Good idea!!

  38. Sam May 21, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Is there going to be a seventh book cos I would love that and I think u should make a movie on jj

    • Dan Freedman May 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks Sam – I hope so…and I hope so…

  39. Naseem May 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Hi dan i just wanted to say that i’m football mad and your books inspire me to play football. I have read every one of your books and they are all awesome. Jamie johnson’s journey to the top has been so exciting to read and i just wanted to know if you’ll be making anymore in the future.


    • Dan Freedman May 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

      Thanks Naseem! I hope so!

  40. Bob June 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi Dan could you pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaase tell me if there is a book coming out after skills from Brazil.
    By the way it’s great!!!!
    Ps.love your books!!!

  41. Hashir June 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi dan!love your books.
    Hope you make one after skills from Brazil

  42. Ajanthan July 1, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    Hi dan. I really love your books and I’ve just finished reading Final Whistle. Surprised by the injuries Jamie gets into. Pleeeeaseee can u tell me if there is a book coming after final whistle and will u make the Jamie Johnson series into a movie series. That would be way cool and thanks for reading comment 🙂 🙂

  43. Ridwan July 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    Hey Dan! you visited my school (Stepney Green) and gave me a football a couple a months ago. Anyway i wanted to ask you, when is your TV show about Jamie Johnson coming out.

  44. jeff September 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    hey Dan i loved your jj series and i was wondering is there going to be anymore………jeff

    • Dan Freedman September 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      Thanks Jeff, so pleased you enjoyed them. As for anymore … you never know, I’m thinking of new JJ stories all the time! Dan

  45. liam September 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    hey dan are u going to do another series? and wat will it be about

    • Dan Freedman September 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

      What do you think another series should be about?

  46. liam September 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    well dan it would be cool if it could be about jj later on in life maybe whens hes 40 ….what do you think

  47. HECTOR September 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    HI DAN just finished your JJ books and they were amazing i loved them and i reallllyyyy WANT there to be another book after FINAL WHSTLE plz plz plz plz DAN

    • Dan Freedman September 14, 2014 at 10:10 am #

      Really pleased you enjoyed them so much Hector. Great to hear that so many JJ fans want to know what happens after Final Whistle. Dan

  48. liam September 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Its up to you ….but i would love one after final whistle or one were jamie is older and he”s managing a soccer team or something cool like that ….what do you think

    • Dan Freedman September 14, 2014 at 10:07 am #

      You’re giving me some good ideas to think about Liam …

  49. Conal September 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    make a film

  50. liam September 15, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    Dan are you ever going to make a jj tv series or movie?

    • Dan Freedman September 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      It would be great! We’ll do our best!

  51. liam September 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    thanks dan ….i think it would be wicked

  52. liam September 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Dan….i recently started playing a carer mode on fifa 14 and i named my player …Jamie Johnson…..hes become the the player on fifa …rating 96 ……….i just taught it would be cool to share it with you

  53. Jamie September 29, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    HI DAN I love yur jj book and i would ov one about jacks life as a reporter?

    • Dan Freedman September 29, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

      Interesting. Yes, there could be some potential in that…

  54. mike October 1, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    hi dan …….is there ever going to be a jj movie or even an other book?????????????????????

    • Dan Freedman October 2, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

      You never know … I am always keen to work on new ideas!

  55. Sam Brownsell October 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi Dan, I was whether a goalkeeper based novel would be good idea. Not many have probably thought of this idea, considering people are mainly interested in strikers? Just an idea.


    • Dan Freedman October 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

      Always like new ideas and this is a good one! Thanks Sam

  56. Aliza October 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm #


    • Dan Freedman October 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

      Save them for tomorrow

  57. aidan2904 October 12, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    Dan what happened at the end of final whistle at the match did Jamie score the goal

    • Dan Freedman October 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

      Well….it’s a big question. I left it like that because I’m not always keen on big, sweet happy endings (all the time) but, at the same time, I couldn’t end on a sour note. It’s for you to decide.
      I hope he did score though!

  58. Skye Sim October 17, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    Hi Dan! Our names are Skye(boy 11) and Trinity(girl 8[nickname En])We like the Jamie Johnson books but I think there should be 1 more(I almost put 11). Maybe you could call it A Bird in Flight or something like that. It could be about Jamie’s life after Skills from Brazil and he forming a club called…um..I don’t know! You make the call.We live in Singapore and are homeschooled.So we don’t go to school.(I [Skye] wrote everything)(yay me!)

    Skye & En

    • Dan Freedman October 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

      Thanks Skye and En … it’s great to know the JJ books are being read in Singapore! Thank you for your ideas which are always very welcome. As for another book, well you never know …

  59. Graham October 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi Dan in the ending of skills from brazil where Rafael becomes manager of Hawkstone united what happens. please write another book I didn’t like reading before but when I started reading the Jamie Johnson series I could not get enough of them now I spend half of my day reading your books have inspired me to read more.

    • Dan Freedman October 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

      I love this Graham … always makes me smile to hear the JJ series have inspired someone to pick up books and enjoy reading! What do you think would happen after Rafael becomes Manager of Hawkstone?

  60. Graham October 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Hi Dan will there be another Jamie Johnson book after skills from Brazil?

  61. Isaac October 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    Hi Dan love your books Have read 2 in 4 days is there gonna be a 7th
    Thanks from Isaac

    • Dan Freedman November 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

      I’m glad you love them Isaac! There already is a seventh … Skills from Brazil which came out just before the World Cup this summer. I hope you enjoy the other books as much as the first two you have read. Dan

  62. Lars November 8, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Hey Dan! I really enjoy your books. Is “Skills from Brazil” and “Born to play” a following on “Final whistle”? And are you going to write another book?

    Thanks for answering!

    • Dan Freedman November 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

      I am so pleased to hear you enjoy reading the books, thank you for telling me! Born to Play and Skills from Brazil are actually prequels to the Jamie Johnson series, and as for writing another book … I am always considering new ideas! Dan

  63. Matthew November 8, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Hi dan,

    Can there be a movie because I love the Jamie Johnson books

    • Dan Freedman November 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

      It would be good Matthew, wouldn’t it? Or maybe a TV series?

      • matthew November 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

        yeah,so want to see it

  64. Liam November 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    DAN Will there be another book or even a TV show?…I loved the JJ series and really want more…Or even you could write a new series?


    • Dan Freedman November 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      I would love to see JJ on the TV … what do you think?

  65. T November 8, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    hiya Dan

    i hope you remember me (even though) you talk to many kids every day. I dont think you wil remeber…But i was just wondering when is the next series or books coming out. Is it possible that you can reveal a date or something please. i would really appreciate it


  66. T November 8, 2014 at 9:07 pm #


    i just love the way you present your books the plot, the story line, the problems for Jamie, everything is a absolute sensational piece of work…I admire you so much! Also about how at the start of the story you tell us that you wanted to be a professional and that you never got to, but however you can get many jobs to do with football. It is amazing!

    • Dan Freedman November 21, 2014 at 6:49 am #

      Thank you! It means alot to get such praise from one of my bosses! As for for more books … I am always working on new ideas for stories and as my bosses you will all be the first to know if I have something new being published. Dan

    • Lucie December 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

      Do you think youll ever do a linked series about Jack? Because as a girl that plays football and enjoys the Jamie Johnson books i would be really interested to see the story from Jacks perspective, both her successes and difficultys

      • Dan Freedman December 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

        I love that idea too Lucie, it is something we have often talked about and I think might be great for the future. I am so pleased to hear you have enjoyed redaing the series. Dan

  67. Liam November 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    Yes honestly i would..i think it would be great …is it possibly?


  68. Kingsman January 15, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

    Hi Dan how was your new year? are you currently writing any new JJ books? would love to now?

    • Dan Freedman February 15, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      Been a very busy start to 2015 working on lots of new projects! It should be another exciting year for JJ …

  69. harry January 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi Dan.Are you going to write a new book series?

    • Dan Freedman February 15, 2015 at 10:18 am #

      No set plans for that at the moment, but I’m always open to new ideas. Dan

  70. Dennis February 10, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    I’m just wondering, in the start of the Man of the match book, when Hawkstone plays against Foxborough, why is not Bolt (Anthony Asamoah) in the Foxborough team? 🙂 By the way, I learn great english when I read your books 🙂

    • Dan Freedman February 15, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Why do you think he wasn’t? I was fascinated to hear that my books help you to learn English and so pleased that they do! What is your home language, and how did you come across the Jamie Johnson series?

  71. melvyn star February 19, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    plz start selling born to play on amazon dan

    • Dan Freedman February 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

      You can get the Kindle version for free on Amazon …

  72. melvyn star February 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    dan i hate books so much so i looked in the bookshelf at school and picked up a book called skills from brazil it was amazing so i looked at the back if there was more so i started step by step kick off to shoot to win to golden goal to man of the match to world class to final whistle i read um all but now theres no more books and i barely read so if u could make another book i would be forever greatful u helped me get of the computer and read thanks dan!

    • Dan Freedman February 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

      This kind of message makes my day Melvyn! I am so pleased you have read all the books in the series and enjoyed them so much. I will have to see what I can do about writing some more for you! Dan

  73. Archie March 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Please will you come to my school (Fairfield primary) it’s in Cockermouth cumbria I think you are an amazing author and I love the Jamie Johnson series I hope you will bring out more.

    • Dan Freedman March 8, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

      Thank you Archie, that really is great to know! If you would like me to come to your school you will actually have to ask your teachers. They can contact me via the website to get more details if they would like. Dan

  74. ben April 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    hi Dan! loving the books! i’ve finished reading all the books and i’m reading them for the 4th time!

    if you make a new book where me and the JJ fans get to know what happens after the Hawkstone v Real Madrid match, and maybe something special can happen between JJ and Jack! hope you will reply to me 🙂

    p.s: i’m a left footer and a left winger, and i can do the rainbow flick!

    p.p.s: thought you should know that 🙂

    • Dan Freedman May 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      Hi Ben. I’m pleased you like my books. It’s always great to get comments like these. How long did it take you to learn the rainbow flick?

  75. Anonymous April 28, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Dan, I honestly love your books and have read them since I was 12-13, and I’m now 15.
    Please, please consider making your book into a movie.
    I understand that it’s very difficult with the funding ect, but if you attempt to apply or brandish your ideas to professional film makers then who knows 🙂
    Goal I, and II were amazing and remind me about your book however 3 got ruined and no other movies are out, However your series could possibly make the best ever football movie ever made 🙂

    • Dan Freedman May 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

      Hello there. I’m pleased you like my books. A movie would be great so lets hope that happens!

  76. Darragh May 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    Dan could you please keep the series going and continue on from the end of The Final Whistle!! Try turn them into a movie too!!!

    • Dan Freedman May 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

      Another book is always an option Darragh but there are no immediate plans for a new one right now. I’m pleased you like the idea of a movie … what would you think of a TV series? Dan

  77. Joe :) May 26, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Dan, is there going to be another Jamie Johnson book after Final Whistle becuase its killing me. There is a boy in my class and we both read your books. We think he dies? Pleeeeeeeease make another Jamie Johnson book apart from a prequel.

    • Dan Freedman May 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

      Goodness, do you? I’m curious as to why you think that? Dan

  78. Joshua June 5, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    are you writing a book to follow on the clifhanger in the final whistle. What do you think should happen in another book. Would love to hear your ideas.

    • Dan Freedman June 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

      Not at the moment I’m afraid Joshua. There are a few other projects in the pipeline so watch this space!

  79. android google account login June 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

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    with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    • Dan Freedman June 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

      There are plenty of blogging platforms out there now so you should be able to get away without coding. Look up ‘blogging platforms’ and do your research to see which is best for you. Good luck!

  80. Aryan July 4, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    Hi, Dan
    I also want to be a world class footballer and these books were and inspiration for me. Can you please make the book Final Whistle complete with Hannah’s finishing touch to the story published please?And please never stop these series it makes Jamie Jhonson a real life character

    • Dan Freedman July 5, 2015 at 9:19 am #

      Hi Aryan. Thanks for your comment. I’m really pleased that my books have inspired you. That’s the best thing about writing! You will able to see Jamie come to life in the TV series soon!

  81. Jill September 13, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    Hi Dan,

    Will there ever be another Jamie book? If so, would Jamie be at Barcelona or will it be another prequel.

    • Dan Freedman September 13, 2015 at 9:45 am #

      Hi Jill,
      There’s no plans for any new Jamie Johnson books at the moment.

  82. Ned September 13, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Dan will the TV series be on CBBC or BBC, when will they be on (are they being filmed now) how many episodes will there be and which books are they doing?

    • Dan Freedman September 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

      Hi Ned,
      Not much to report about the series yet. Will keep you posted when I know more.

  83. Dan September 21, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    Hi dan!
    Ive spotted a mistake in golden goal. Archie says that Jamie has been working with him for a couple of weeks four days after he gets the job!

    • Dan Freedman September 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      Hello Danny,
      Thank you very much!

  84. Stu October 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Hi Dan,
    Was there ever a JJ story or idea that never got through publishing? If so, what?
    Also, when is the TV seires coming out.?>?

    • Dan Freedman October 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

      Great question. Yes, loads. Even some of the best ones have to be cut out if they don’t fit with the overall structure of the story you want to tell. But I probably won’t go into specifics because I might still need/use them in the future!

      And there are lots more ideas that I’d love to write into books. Jamie being a manager is something that a lot of people have suggested. What do you think of that idea? Have you got any suggestions of stories you’d like to see? Often the JJ readers can be a great source of inspiration and ideas. Thanks for such a great question.

  85. Owen October 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    Best books ever are you planning to bring out any more or even a TV series wish you luck!!


    • Dan Freedman October 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

      Thanks for you comments Owen. The BBC are filming a series at the moment! Not sure when it will be out.

  86. Ned October 8, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    If you write another book would Jamie still be at Barcelona or another prequel?
    I’d love to see Jamie win the champions league or Copa Del Ray with Barca.

    • Dan Freedman October 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

      That’s a good question Ned. What would you like to happen?

  87. Dan October 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Do you know which books are being made into tv? I assume it would be the ones where he is as a child… born to play, skills”from Brazil, kick off and maybe shoot to win?

    • Dan Freedman October 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      Hi Dan,
      Its not actually based on any of the books. It’s inspired by several of the books but tells it’s own new story.

  88. Si October 8, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi Dan,
    Is it true that shoot to win was originally called Shooting Star? It’s just that the earlier version of the kick off had a preview of it and it said shooting star.

    • Dan Freedman October 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

      Well spotted Si! Yes the working title was Shooting Star but it changed to Shoot to Win when it was published.

  89. skills From Brazil October 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    Hi Dan,
    What is the hardest and easiest book you have written?

    • Dan Freedman October 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

      They were all very hard to write. That’s one of the things about being an author. The Kick Off was the first book I wrote and that took me 4 Years!
      There were a lot of difficult times. I often sat at 2 in the morning, feeling really tired and trying to things to do to make the books better.
      The books are not so much easy to write but fun and thats the key to writing. If I’m having fun creating them, hopefully you’re having fun reading them!

  90. Brionny October 19, 2015 at 6:00 am #

    Hi dan you came to my school last week and I done a workshop with you and from that you have made me like books and I’m also trying to write one
    My book is based around Jamie Johnson and football as I’ll write anything about football and if you know me all I talk about is football. the boys in my school say football is only for boys so I’ve made a girl version as I’m a girl and I love it so thank you very much for making me read different books that aren’t just about football

    • Dan Freedman October 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

      Hello Brionny,
      It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed my visit to your school. Your book sounds great. Have you ever thought about becoming a writer? It’s always amazing to hear from girl footballers and hear how much they love the game. Do you play with any teams?

  91. Shania October 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    Hey Dan you should definitely do another book after final whistle because im dying to see what happens to jamie and i would like you to do a jamie johnson movie or tv show. plus im writing a biography about you and i need help . When and where were you born?

    • Dan Freedman October 31, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

      Hello Shania,
      A CBBC series is on its way! Have a look at this. I will keep you posted on any updates.

      I was born in London 37 years ago. There is a some more information on the website here. If you need anything else let me know.

  92. Shania November 2, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    Never mind about the other questions but is this ok for the biography?

    37 years ago in London a boy called Dan Freedman was born.
    He loved football from a young age but thought he wasn`t good enough for a professional stage of playing. He played it a lot when he was younger and he still likes playingit just for fun.
    When he was just 13 he wrote an article and sent to `Shoot!` the magazine and published articles into the Mail Of Sunday and the Daily Express. When he left university he was offered a job at the Football Association. Within two years he went to the 2002 world cup held in korea and japan. He interviewed the England squad and reported on their matches.
    Over the years he got to know all the England players like Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard and got to interview them.
    He didn`t just work with the England squad, he worked closely with the Manchester United squad with players like Roy Keane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson.
    He wrote the Jamie Johnson series containing The Kick Off, Shoot To Win, Golden Goal, Man Of The Match, World Class, Final Whistle, Skills From Brazil and Born To Play.

    • Dan Freedman November 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

      Well done Shania!

    • Dan Freedman November 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

      I think this is absolutely terrific.

      Clearly a lot of thought, effort and time has gone into it.

      Big congratulations!


  93. ben November 16, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    Hi Dan!

    I wrote in April, and I can’t believe you replied! It took me 3 months to learn, with constant hard working! WHEN IS A NEW BOOK OR MOVIE COMING OUT!! It drives me crazy that a new book hasn’t been published, or a movie hasn’t been made.

    I am making a new book, and it is after the final whistle, where Jack and JJ get married and have 2 kids! And this is where JJ is under Rafael, and it has taken me 9 months, and I have written 12 out of 49 chapters
    From, Ben.

    • Dan Freedman November 18, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

      Hello Ben.
      I would love to read what you have written! It sounds like you have put a lot of work into it. The new series is coming out next year. I will keep you posted on the dates.

  94. Emmanuel Diya November 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    I have only read the first book within a day . I will read the others . love the 1 book

    • Dan Freedman November 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you Emmanuel! I’m pleased you enjoyed it. Who is your favourite character?

  95. ben November 19, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    AWW yesss Dan I keep checking the CBBC website for news!

    If you were ever going to write another book, where would it be at in Jamie’s life?

    I would like it to be where Jamie is under Rafael in his life.

    • Dan Freedman November 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

      Hi Ben,
      Keep checking the website for any news. I will let you know as soon as I can. You sound like you have put a lot of thought into further Jamie Johnson adventures! I’m not sure what would be the next chapter in his life.

  96. liam December 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    Dan is there another book coming out?

    • Dan Freedman December 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

      Hello Liam,
      I am working on something at the moment. Will keep you posted!

  97. Harman December 25, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Hi Dan! Your books are amazing. Every time I read them I can just feel that I’m there watching everything and I feel like I’ve known Jamie my whole life. One quick suggestion, could you please make a book about Jamie and Rafael da Cruz’s career together:)

    • Dan Freedman December 28, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

      Hello there.
      It’s great to get suggestions and feedback from readers. What do you think would happen with Jamie and his further career?

  98. Laura January 1, 2016 at 6:29 am #

    Happy new year Dan! I wanted to talk to you. About 3-4 years ago you visited my primary school, St.Pauls, in Ireland and you signed copy of Man of the Match for me. Sadly I only got around to reading it recently but I read it faster than any other book I’ve read. I really liked it so my Dad ordered me all the other books of the series. They were all great (even better than expected) and I liked the cliffhanger at the end of Final Whistle as it means that Jamie’s story doesn’t have to end. It’s good to have football books for my own age group as other football books are mostly story books for little kids.
    I was really happy to see that a Jamie Johnson TV show was coming out because I was hoping to see Jamie again.
    I know that a film (like the Goal series) would be hard to make and I’m not gonna beg you for it as a TV show is just as good (the longer the better lol) and hopefully there’s chance for Jamie to get onto the big screen in the future.
    Basically I really enjoy the JJ series and I can’t wait for the TV show to air.


    P.S. I don’t know if I said it before but thanks for the signed book! 🙂

    • Dan Freedman January 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks for your comments. I love visiting Ireland and I’m impressed that you remember my visit from all those years ago. Do you have any thoughts about what happened at the end of Final Whistle?
      I’m really excited about the TV series coming out as well. A film would be great at well.

  99. Hamza January 5, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    hi dan.
    your books about Jamie Johnson are amazing I couldn’t stop reading them please make more book plz
    and by the way did Jamie Johnson die at the end of final whistle? and did he score it?

    • Dan Freedman January 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      I think the great thing about ending a book on a cliffhanger is that it gives the reader the chance to think about what may have happened. Do you have any ideas as to how the story ended?

  100. Simen January 12, 2016 at 5:52 pm #


    I love your Jamie Johnson books! Jamie is exactly like me, and I want to be a proffesional!
    I think it’s sad that the story ended in Final Whistle in such a abrupt ending.
    I am curios about what’s happening with Jamie in the constinuation.


    • Dan Freedman January 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

      Hello there!
      It’s great to hear that you enjoy my books. I ended the book the way I did to give the reader the chance think about what happened. How would you have written the ending. I would love to know your ideas.

  101. ben January 18, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    Hi Dan!
    First of all, happy new year! (Bit late but still :p)

    I’m so happy that the days are nearing towards the day they start airing Jamie!
    Are you working on anything?
    Hope so, because it would be awesome to write about Rafael in Jamie’s life, and loads of other fans are asking for it too!


    • Dan Freedman January 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

      Happy new year to you too Ben! I am working on something at the moment. It’s a very exciting time for me as well waiting for the series to be aired! Keep checking the website and I will update you as soon as I know something.

  102. Danny January 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Hi Dan.. I can’t believe I am actually speaking to you!! Well posting but anyway.. I would like to thank you for making the Jamie Johnson books.. All the effort for the books must have taken a long time to write! But anyway, I remember you saying that in your days there weren’t any football books or interesting things to read. You made the Jamie Johnson series but once we have finished that what are we going to read..?? Why don’t you make another series and share your talent to the world. Please make another book. By the look in the pictures you are really young! Are you just going to stop writing now? When there could be another 30 years of writing books and making kids like us happy.

    Kind Regards,

    Your Number One Fan


    • Dan Freedman January 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      Hello Danny,
      I have a few years writing left in me yet so who knows what the future will bring! I’m really pleased that you like my books. It makes all the hard work worth it when you hear that someone has enjoyed them. I’m really excited about the T.V series coming out now!

      • Abdullah February 16, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

        Dan is there gonna be a tv series about JJ?

        • Dan Freedman February 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

          The TV series will be out this year! Keep an eye on the website and as soon as I know any dates I will post it on there!

  103. Olu February 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm #

    Hi Dan, I’ve read every book in the series and absolutely loved them, can’t wait for the TV series! What channel will it be on?

    • Dan Freedman February 22, 2016 at 11:05 am #

      I’m pleased you like the books Olu! The series will be on CBBC. I will keep you posted when I know any dates.

  104. ben March 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Hey Dan! Happy St. Patrick’s day!

    So happy to hear that you’re working on something! I keep checking the website for news, and so happy that the Jamie Johnson series is only 3 months away!

    Have a good day, and Happy St. Patty’s day!

    • Dan Freedman March 21, 2016 at 10:52 am #

      Thank you Ben. Hope you had a great St Patrick’s day!

  105. Jeffi March 26, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Dan, I’m a huge fan. I’m reading World Class right now and it’s great. I wanted to ask what’s your favourite Jamie Johnson book out of the set? PS: Will you write any more Jamie Johnson books? They are awesome and I never want them to end :). PPS: Eagerly waiting for the T.V series right now!

    • Dan Freedman April 1, 2016 at 9:33 am #

      It’s great to hear that you are enjoying the books. I’m not planning on any more JJ books at the moment. It’s really hard for me to say which is my favourite. I put so much work into them that they are all special to me! I am pretty excited about the TV series as well! Let me know what you think of it.

  106. Jay April 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Hi Dan, I thnk that there should be a sequel to Final Whistle about how Jamie gets the Ballon D’or and signs for Hawkstone permanentley.There should also be a special where Jamie goes to the Euros with Scotland.
    Hope you like these ideas. Can’t wait for the T.V series.

    • Dan Freedman April 6, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Amazing ideas David!
      I’m really looking forward to the TV series as well! It will be great to see Jamie on the small screen.

  107. bob April 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    can you make more books after final whistle

    • Dan Freedman April 13, 2016 at 8:50 am #

      I don’t have any plans for another JJ book at the moment but who knows what will happen in the future!

  108. ben April 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Hey Dan!

    I just wanted to ask, if the series starts airing in June, then what exact day does it start airing? My birthday is in June, so… it would be pretty cool if it would start airing on my birthday!


    • Dan Freedman April 13, 2016 at 8:49 am #

      I’m not sure on exact dates yet Ben. I will keep you posted.

  109. Edek April 12, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    I think your books are amazing

    • Dan Freedman April 13, 2016 at 8:48 am #

      Thank you! Which one is your favourite?

  110. William April 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    Hello Dan I love your books but I really hope you’re going to make another one. My favorite one is Man of the Match. Do you know what the new series will be called yet?

    • Dan Freedman April 28, 2016 at 9:26 am #

      Hello William,
      Thanks for writing in. The TV series will be called Jamie Johnson.

  111. Umar June 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Hello Dan. I love your books. They were so inspiring. i just wanted to know if there is going to be a new book after Final Whistle. I really want to know what happens next.

    • Dan Freedman June 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

      Thanks for writing in Umar. It’s great to hear that you find the books inspiring! That’s the sort of comment authors like to hear!
      I will keep you posted about any new books in the future!

  112. Ben June 12, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Hi Dan! Can’t believe the show stared airing on my birthday! I loved the episodes, but the series is too short! Are there going to be any new episodes?

    • Dan Freedman June 14, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      There are new episodes being filmed in the summer Ben.

  113. Ben Wright June 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Hi Dan i would like to tell you that you make me want to read more books and i never want the series to end until Jamie Johnson becomes a legend. #NeverbetagainstJamieJohnson

    • Dan Freedman June 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Thanks Ben! What did you think of the series?

  114. Colette Mulcahy June 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Hi. My son loves your books but missed the series. Is it going to be repeated on TV.

    • Dan Freedman June 27, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      Hi Colette,
      The series is on iPlayer. You can watch it here

  115. Gunan July 14, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    I dont get to read the books because I dont have money now what do I do

    • Dan Freedman July 18, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

      Have you visited your local library? You could also ask you teachers if they could get a set for your school library.

  116. Fortuly August 9, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    How many episodes will there be in Jamie Johnson series 2

    • Dan Freedman August 16, 2016 at 10:28 am #

      There will be 10 episodes in the next series.

  117. Jake September 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    Good there is 10 episodes because 3 was not enough

  118. Eli November 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    Hi Dan I have read every book twice and wonder if a new one is gonna come out if so will you try using my ideas of when jamie has to go up against ronaldo and messi to find it who will win the ballon d’or. Or maybe jamie could have kids but either way jamie becomes one heck of a legend!

    • Dan Freedman November 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

      I love getting great ideas from readers! I take note of them all. Keep reading Eli!

  119. William Lepo November 21, 2016 at 6:36 am #

    Me Freedman I love your books I am a fan I have them all except for skills from Brazil and Born to play could you let them out please if they are finished.

    • Dan Freedman November 26, 2016 at 10:01 am #

      I hope you get the other two books to add to your collection William!

  120. isaac nwogu December 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    i keep reading your books on and on dan your books are amazing keep up the good work!!!! and also if theres a movie coming out give us a shout it would be much appreciated

    • Dan Freedman December 27, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      I would love to see a movie made Isaac! I will let you know.

  121. Shatodru Sarkar December 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Will Jamie continue with hawkstone or he will again play for barcelona ? I am one of the greatest fan of Barcelona……

    • Dan Freedman December 27, 2016 at 11:27 am #

      What would you like to see Jamie do?

  122. RISHABH KUMAR SINGH February 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

    HI! Dan having a nice time reading your books can you publish a new book after jamie jhonson born to play i am sincerly looking forward that you may publish a new book. take time i know many readers are forcing you to write new books but make this book the best of best all the best wishes from all jamie jhonson readers are with you. you rockkkkkkkkkkkk.

    • Dan Freedman February 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

      I’m pleased you like the book! I will keep everyone updated if a new book comes out.

  123. Ibrahim February 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    Any new books coming out? Know any other good soccer series?

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 11:04 am #

      I am working on things at the moment Ibrahim! I will keep you posted so keep checking back here for any updates. I haven’t read any other books about football. I think that is because Jamie Johnson is so special to me!

  124. Ibrahim February 8, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    Any new Jamie Johnson book coming out? Know any other good soccer series?

    • Dan Freedman February 26, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

      Have you read Born to Play? Sorry. I don’t know of any other soccer series.

  125. JJ Kallah February 9, 2017 at 9:33 pm #

    HI Dan,
    Like many others I would love it if you made a new book because the way that you left Final Whistle was so cool. If there was a new book wouldn’t Jamie be 36 as in Skills From Brazil it said 25 years later?
    From your greatest fan,

    • Dan Freedman February 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      It is amazing how many requests I have for a new JJ book! Most of the fans want to know what happened after Final Whistle finished.

  126. Mark T March 20, 2017 at 4:05 am #

    Which of the books have been converted for American English ?

    I bought the ‘born to play’ at the booth at the NSCAA convention, and to my surprise my son wants more.

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 8:39 am #

      Just the one at the moment Mark. I’m pleased he likes the books.

  127. AKASH BHAVSAR March 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

    Hi Dan! I love your books so much but I have only read the first two books of the series but my friend is going to give Golden Goal and Man of the Match!!! I am really looking forward to reading all of your books that you have wrote!!!! I have just got one question that is are you going to write any more books?? I am too excited to read all of your books!!!! I hope you write one more book in the future!!!

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 8:35 am #

      Thank you! I love to hear that fans enjoy reading my books as much as I like writing them!

  128. Fortuly April 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

    Jack doesn’t look like the jack from season 1 did jack from season 1 leave.

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 8:30 am #

      We have someone new playing Jack this season and she does a great job!

  129. Fortuly April 7, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Is Patrick ward a brilliant footballer to work with

    • Dan Freedman April 18, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      They were all great footballers and fantastic to work with!

  130. Fortuly April 14, 2017 at 8:12 am #

    Will there be as series 3 of Jamie Johnson?

    • Dan Freedman April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am #

      I hope so! I will keep you posted.

  131. Fortuly April 14, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Is Patrick ward dillon a brilliant actor to work with?

    • Dan Freedman April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am #

      All the actors and actresses were amazing!

  132. Fortuly April 25, 2017 at 6:58 am #

    Who Better jethro or Dillon

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 10:02 am #

      Who do you think? I have a soft spot for Dillon!

  133. fortuly April 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    hi dan just wanted to ask if there any audition for Jamie johson will you keep me updated?

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 9:58 am #

      I will let you know if there auditions!

  134. fortuly April 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    who the tallest in the cast

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      Hard question. I don’t think I noticed how tall they were as I was so busy watching what an incredible job they were doing acting.

  135. Adam Fox April 28, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    Hi Dan I’m Adam and I’m 12 and i just got given a signed copy of born to play from my teacher! I really enjoyed it and read it all without stopping! I would really like there to be a sequel to final whistle, will there be one?

    Thanks, Adam Fox (age 12)

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am #

      I’m not sure yet if there will be a sequel to Final Whistle. I’m really pleased you enjoyed the books!

  136. Fortuly April 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

    Dan freedman do any of the cast have social media

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 10:05 am #

      I’m not sure if they do! I will try and find out.

  137. Fortuly May 25, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    Is hawkestone and kingsmount real?

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      They are not real clubs but I like to think they are very much real!

  138. Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    I will keep you posted if there will be another series! Watch this space!

  139. Fortuly May 31, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    Hi dan freedman just wanted to ask there a series three and there any auditions will you keep me updated please and to audition for Jamie Johnson what website do you have to go on to apply for a part? Please reply.

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

      Hi there. I will let you all know if they are doing any open casting.

  140. Fortuly July 22, 2017 at 5:41 am #

    Will Theo (harry) be in Jamie Johnson series 3?

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

      Nothing has been decided yet!

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

      You will have to wait and see! It’s being filmed at the moment.

  141. fortuly August 2, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    patrick ward has grown don’t you think?

    • Dan Freedman August 29, 2017 at 11:52 am #

      It’s amazing the difference a year makes isn’t it!

  142. fortuly August 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

    after series 3 will there be a series 4 of Jamie Johnson?

    • Dan Freedman August 29, 2017 at 11:51 am #

      There are not any set plans for series 4 yet but I hope there will be!

  143. Fortuly August 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    How many episodes will there be in series 3?

    • Dan Freedman August 29, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      Hi there,
      Series three should have the same amount of episodes as series 2.

  144. Fortuly August 29, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    Will Theo (harry) be in series 3?

    • Dan Freedman October 1, 2017 at 10:24 am #

      Yes he will!

  145. fortuly October 23, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    will there be a series four now that series three has been filmed?

    • Dan Freedman November 19, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

      We should know the answer to this soon! I will let you know as soon as I can.

  146. Zara December 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm #

    HI Dan
    I love all your books . My favourite is skills
    From Brazil and World class.Do you know the plot of your new Jamie Johnson book?

    • Dan Freedman March 28, 2018 at 8:09 am #

      I have quite a few ideas yes. I have a book coming out this year though about something different so we will need to wait for the next JJ book for the time being.

  147. fortuly December 2, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    do you know when the series 3 trailer of Jamie Johnson will come out

    • Dan Freedman January 7, 2018 at 11:17 am #

      Keep an eye on the website!

  148. fortuly December 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    why did Olivia lava leave the show?

    • Dan Freedman January 7, 2018 at 11:33 am #

      She had other things that she was busy with. I thought she was really great in the part.

  149. Drake10 January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    when is series 3 being released

    • Dan Freedman March 28, 2018 at 7:52 am #

      At the beginning of April!

  150. Ibrahim January 26, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    Are you going to make a book for 2018 world cup?

    • Dan Freedman March 28, 2018 at 8:05 am #

      Hi there,
      I am working on a few things at the moment! It’s been really busy with the new series coming out.

  151. Fortuly March 17, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Does series 3 of Jamie Johnson come out in April

    • Dan Freedman March 28, 2018 at 7:40 am #

      Yes, It comes out at the beginning of April.

  152. Andrew Ball April 6, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    Hi Dan,
    Season 4? Since the season was aired yesterday have your film team discussed anything about it and will be based on the fourth jj book sequel ‘man of the match’. And Jamie Johnson is the best football tv series since Dream Team. Do you Remember Dream Team that was aired on sky one? #HarchesterUnited

    • Andrew Ball April 6, 2018 at 9:31 am #

      And was Dream Team your favourite football series

  153. fortuly June 4, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    will there be a jamie johnson series 4?

    • Dan Freedman September 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      Hello, there will be a Series 4! Look out for it on CBBC in 2019…

  154. fortuly July 23, 2018 at 7:02 am #

    will Patrick ward be in series 4 of Jamie Johnson?

    • Dan Freedman September 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm #


  155. Daniel Mannix September 21, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi Dan,
    I have been a massive fan of the books since I was young, I remember how invested I once was in The Kick Off as a 9 year old, now being 19 I feel as though I need closure, was the final whistle really the final whistle on the JJ book series, or should I keep my eye out for the last chapter?
    Cheers for all the happy hours I’ve spent reading

    • Dan Freedman September 22, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi Daniel,
      What a lovely message.
      There’s a little postscript to Final Whistle on the website… Click here!.
      There’s also a little snippet of Jamie post Final Whistle at the end of Skills From Brazil.
      As for more JJ books in the future, it would be good yes but at the moment I’m working on other books.
      Keep an eye out for Unstoppable in February.
      Thanks again for your kind words.

  156. AJ February 26, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    Hi Dan,

    please can you make another book after the final whistle and do a story and expand on how Jack and Jamie get on together with their ‘relationship’


    • Dan Freedman March 29, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

      If you would like to find out what happens after Final Whistle, check out the postscript here! A new book is something I’d love to do in the future… perhaps their relationship is something we’ll explore further in another book some time…

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