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£1,172
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76
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, June 30 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is How's Your Touch?

This project aims to bring all the great moments and stories in Scottish football into one illustrated annual to celebrate the beautiful game. Every single club from League 2 all the way up to the Premiership will be included with no stone left unturned. 

Through talking to fan groups and following every clubs season each club will have a detailed season review that is personal to them. Alongside the story of the season from Lennon vs Levein to away days in Leven.

Throughout the annual there will be features; interviews with prominent figures across Scottish football; telling the stories of the idols of some of Scottish football's best writers; and season reviews and awards.


What Content can I Expect to find in the Book?

We interviewed a lot of different people in Scottish football, from Partick CEO and legend Gerry Britton (pictured) to former Capocannoniere Lana Clelland. These interviews ranged from serious topics such as the future of Scottish sport to why Levein is so good.

The annual will also feature 12 odes to Scottish football heroes as told by their biggest fans (who happen to be world class writers). These pieces have accompanying prints that can be purchased alongside the annual. 

 These icons are as follows:

  • John Robertson by Mark Donaldson
  • James McFadden by Edd Norval
  • Steven MacLean by Joel Sked
  • Brian Irvine by Stephen Watt
  • Craig Levein by Adam Miller
  • Stewart Greacen by Chris Samson
  • Harry Haddock by Daniel Gray
  • Davie Cooper by Gregor Paton
  • Hughie Gallacher by Richard Wilson
  • Willie Miller by Mark Gordon
  • Gemma Fay by Owen James Brown
  • Darren Fletcher by Gordon Sheach

There will also be two season reviews, a centrepiece feature that covers the SWPL season and the cups and a highland/lowland league review. These will highlight the key events across the season as well as celebrating the efforts of everyone involved. There will also be an end of season awards "ceremony" where we can give credit to the great events and people in Scottish football.

What will the Annual Look Like?

The book will be A4 sized and paperback with a matte finish including over 150 pages and around 100 illustrations produced by @themattrd. Matt has illustrated for numerous print publications such as These Football Times and Nutmeg as well as working with Hibernian FC. The book's content mirrors the best parts of Scottish Football, its humour, its rawness and football in its purest form. The illustrations mirror the colourful nature of Scottish football in a light-hearted manner. 


Why Should I Pledge to buy the Annual?

For just £10 + P&P you will get over 150 pages of content (that's less than 10p a page!) ranging from in depth interviews with club CEO's to lighthearted illustrations of Ray 'Judas' McKinnon. You are guaranteed that your club will feature, through our moments of the week and 7 of the week every club in every league was set out as equal. No big team bias, no adding weight to goals scored in higher divisions, no agenda. Equal. 

Pledging to buy the annual, sharing the annual with your family/friends/random people in the street will also help us towards our printing goal. We need to sell around 400 copies of the book on its own, or the average attendance at Ainslie Park. If everyone buys 1 print that number drops to around 300, or the average attendance at Cliftonhill.

With class illustrations, brilliant writing and all the drama of the season immortalised there's no reason not to buy it. Perfect as a gift for a friend or family member who is crazy about [insert SPFL team here] or as a treat to yourself, you know you've earned it.

Risks and challenges

Along the journey of creating this annual we may find some fan groups difficult to contact, we hope that this isn't the case but in this event we will try to use our contacts and to get in touch with the clubs directly to find these fans. Some clubs will have had a difficult or poor season which may mean a very negative season review. Where possible we will leave the reviews as unedited as possible, however, some may need to be censored if they contain extremely strong views.

As well as this we can't watch every game at once (obviously) so will be turning to social media and news channels that provide score updates to ensure we don't miss out on any of the season, This information will largely be used to create our 7OTW and give out our end of season awards. We will also use this as well as social media when choosing our moments of the week.

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    Icon Print

    One of our selection of 12 icon prints created to celebrate the greats of Scottish football.
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    • John Robertson (Hearts)
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    • Willie Miller (Aberdeen)
    • Craig Levein (Hearts)
    • Davie Cooper (Clydebank)
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    • Harry Haddock (Clyde)
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