- "It's a goal! You can be on our soccer team, Thomas!"
- ―The football players
Station Soccer is a magazine story.
One windy day, Thomas was waiting in the station. He was to take a football team to a match. The guard blew his whistle and waved his green flag, just as a gust of wind blew his hat away. It came to rest on Thomas' funnel. Just as the guard was about to fetch a ladder, the football team complained about being late. Thomas tells them not to worry and blows a puff of steam which blows the hat straight back onto the guard's head. The guard blew his whistle and waved his green flag once more and this time, Thomas set off.