Two boys. John and Kenny. One streetwise and football mad, the other cold and unfathomable. It's nineteen-seventy-five. The heart of London's East End. As John celebrates the Hammers beating Fulham in the Cup Final, Kenny tumbles out the door of the new people's house across the street having taken a beating of a different kind. When the new school year begins, John befriends Kenny, defending him from the ridicule of his classmates.