The Boots

by Rossco Robertson


In The Boots, all Mikey has to do is get his mate’s lucky boots to the stadium – but when Mikey accidentally loses them, his day is turned upside down.

Will he find them – and if so, will it be in time for the game?

In trying to meet the deadline, Mikey has to cope with weekend crowds, hamburger cravings, a girl with a fox tattoo, Jedi Knights, and a bunch of footie supporters who are hell bent on getting their hands on those lucky boots.

Mikey always thought Karma was a myth. But he may just become a believer.

Author Rossco Robertson’s debut novel is published with the support of  South Sydney Football Club. It is available in paperback and as an eBook.


The Boots The story is compelling, having many scenes of fast-paced action where the characters seem to be immersed in many facets of emotion, inner dialogue and interaction.

With elements of science fiction and sports references interplaying into the story, this adds a dynamic and balanced imaginative aspect, appealing both to people of those interests, and others who are looking for a quick escape into another world.

Many places of familiarity and memory are revered in this book, local places in Sydney which have clearly had an impact on the author’s mind.    

Lewis Hallett

5 Star Amazon Reviews

Wow, what a fun story. Talk about living your day to the fullest.
This was a fun read. well written and flowed very well. Fast paced and kept you wanting to turn the page to see what happens. I love how all of the events from the night before come back in some way to either help or make Mikes day that extra difficult.
I thought this would be a story for Rugby league fans, but clearly a story for anyone!
Enjoy! Iced Cooly

It is the day of the NRL grand final and Mikey has to get his mate’s lucky boots to the stadium on time. What follows is a rollicking, rollercoaster of a ride through city crowds, hostile football supporters and Jedi Knights. Lurking in the background is the mysterious girl with the fox tattoo. Fast paced and exciting, this book is a thoroughly good read. Muriel Shih


The Boots is a story about:

  • The morning after a hard night
  • A mate’s loyalty to his friend, a League star
  • Pulling out all the stops – and then some …

A football hero forgets his boots on Grand Final day. But with a great mate like Mikey how could things get stuffed up? Is Mikey up to the challenge? He needs to get those lucky boots to his best mate at the stadium in time.

Whatever football code or team you follow, you’ll love this story. It rocks!

There’s football, there’s camaraderie, and there’s something special about those boots!

Watch out for Jedi Knights, girls with fox tattoos and fervid football fans.

Souths fans understand that, like Mikey, you give it all you’ve got and then after the game there are no hard feelings. Once the shouting dies down, we can all look forward to the next showdown.

There’s what happens on the field, there are the behind-the-scenes tensions – especially when it comes to getting THE BOOTS to the game on time – and once there’s a win, all bets are off.

A book for all seasons – especially the football season, the preliminary finals, the finals and the Grand Final – plus pre-season dreamtime and post-match ruminations.



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