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Nick ThompsonBy Nick Thompson
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Nick ThompsonBy Nick Thompson
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£812
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 23 2013 4:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

We're aiming to raise the minimum amount to get the "What a Corker" publication up and running. The funding would be just about enough to cover production costs and contributor fees for three trial issues (which will only be available online). The magazine will become self-sustainable after this three month trial.

We've lined up a talented team of contributors that are raring to get going on this alternative monthly football magazine. Our team of 20 contributors have a wealth of writing experience, a combined social media following of over 150,000 and splatterings of marketing know-how. 

Every month, our contributors will utilise their websites and social media channels to invite fans to vote for their team's goal of the month. The best goals will be recreated in Sensible Soccer-style match graphics, accompanied by a short description and a monthly summary of ongoings at that club.

The contributors vote to decide the goal of the month, which will be published on the front cover of the following issue and turned into a full animation. The winning goalscorer will be sent their goal on a t-shirt with their award. Merchandise, including the goal t-shirts, will be made available.

An open, honest publication trialling new features and commissioning thoughtful topical articles from guest writers. We'll be listening to our readers, acting on their feedback and giving them a platform to share their views. Go on, back What a Corker, an alternative monthly football magazine.

Risks and challenges

The main challenges will be hitting our deadlines. We're quite a big team and having everything fall into place (on time) could be a bit of a challenge. We're committed to getting three issues distributed, though. If our publication gets funded, that's exactly what we'll do.

The other major challenge will be increasing the circulation of our new little publication. We know that if we can't manage to sell at least 500 copies a month then there won't be an Issue 4. We'll be using all of our expertise and exploiting all of our contacts to make sure there is a fourth issue.

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    A great big thankyou. A shout out and a follow from our official Twitter account! Plus digital copies of the first three issues of the magazine.

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    The naming rights package. Well, sort of. Your name will be published on the front cover of the first issue. You'll also get a "great big thankyou" - including digital copies of the first three issues of the magazine.

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    Slow motion replay package. A custom Sensible Soccer style design of a famous footballing moment of your choice. "Naming rights" and a "great big thankyou" also included in this package.

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    The padded seat package. A quarter page ad in the first three issues.

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    The corporate box package. A half page ad in the first three issues.

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    Team sponsorship package. A whole page ad in the first three issues and a short URL or Twitter username will be incorporated into the advertising hoardings behind the goal in our first full animated goal video.

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