HLTCO’s Patreon Rewards

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£30 Monthly Palace Giveaway

Having asked HLTCO’s readers to to pledge money towards the site’s continued growth for over a year now, I’ve decided that it’s only right to give everyone an extra incentive to contribute going forward.

With that in mind, I will now be giving away £30 to one Patron each month, which can be spent in the club shop, on a home or away match ticket or donated directly to the Palace For Life Foundation; the choice is completely up to each month’s winner.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning each month is to contribute $1 or more each month to HLTCO’s Patreon page, meaning that you’ll be entered into the prize draw.

Best of luck!

Matthew J I Wood Design & Illustration

Matthew Wood is a Sheffield-based graphic designer who has created a beautiful range of prints which focus on the stadiums that English football teams call home. I am proud to say that I have his “Selhurst Park” design displayed on the wall of my own home and now, thanks to his generosity, you can too.

By signing up to HLTCO’s Patreon page, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw where you have the chance to win your own copy of Matthew’s work free of charge.

A link to his online store can be found here, allowing you to browse each and every one of his wonderful designs at your own convenience. 

Cult Zeros

Paul (Fulham) and Alex (Oxford United) met at college in Derby. Uninspired by their club’s merchandise and how the ‘smaller clubs’ were overlooked, they sought to change how things were. The first prototype was a Dean Saunders shirt designed by Paul for Alex’s birthday. Some years later, now at the University of Life, Cult Zeros was born over a few pints sat outside The Chancellor’s pub in Hammersmith.
 
Since 2005, Cult Zeros have been printing thousands of shirts worldwide. Recipients of their shirts include Romario, Johnny Metgod, Shep Messing, Arnd Zeigler, Kay Murray, Adrian Chiles and Talksport’s Adrian Durham (don’t hold that against them!)
By signing up to HLTCO’s Patreon page, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw where you will have the chance to win a t-shirt of your choosing free of charge. 
A link to the Cult Zeros online store can be found here. As I’m sure you’ll agree, there is a huge variety of Palace (and other) players featured across their site, all of which are fully personalisable.
Art Of Football

That one second that changes everything.. The sudden rush of ecstasy.. The complete loss of all inhibitions.. The wild celebrations.. You love everyone around you and everybody loves you.. You’re even embracing the smelly old git behind you as though he were your long lost father. There’s not many better feelings than a stoppage time goal. 

 Football is like a drug. Those extreme highs and lows we experience in a game are the reasons we go, and keep on going, because quite frankly we struggle to feel anything close to that exhilaration for the rest of the working week. When the ball hits the net, or is dramatically prevented from hitting the net, all the problems and dull mediocrities of everyday life just go out the window. It is a beautiful moment of complete joy.

 It was after watching Man City’s crazy title-winning match that the idea for these T shirts came to me. The sudden transformation of anguish, nerves and misery into pure, uncontrollable elation was something of a spectacle. Now I’m not a City fan, nor is my club even involved in the Premiership, but even I was bouncing off the walls when Aguero finally broke through QPR’s defences. As an artist and designer, I wanted to be able to immortalise that moment in a T shirt so that fans could wear it with pride (as they would usually do with a replica shirt), and be forever reminded of it. 

The majority of football T-shirts I see these days are just generic, crudely screen printed images of Luis Suarez’s big ugly grin, or something along those lines, that are churned out in their thousands into a market that already has thousands like it. We have a very different philosophy. Each design has been thoughtfully made primarily as a piece of art, this way we can do our best to do justice to those moments that fans cherish so highly. We look to capture all the raw emotion and energy that you felt during those seconds of celebration and, most importantly, we look to do it in style.

By signing up to HLTCO’s Patreon page, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw where you will have the chance to win a t-shirt/print of your choosing free of charge. 
A link to the Art of Football’s online store can be found here. As I’m sure you’ll agree, their Palace products (and others) are all wonderfully designed and presented.
Vince – The Autobiography of Vince Hilaire
Thanks to the generosity of Biteback Publishing, HLTCO have got hold of five copies of “Vince – The Autobiography of Vince Hilaire” over the next few months. 
 
Written in part by Vince himself and Tom Maslona, the aforementioned book charts the hugely intriguing career of one of the most exciting footballers to ply his trade on these shores in the 1970s and 80s.
 
Having started his professional career with Palace, where he made 293 appearances and scored 36 goals over an eight-year spell, Vince also went on to play for San Jose Earthquakes, Luton Town, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City and Exeter City, winning a huge amount of friends along the way.
 
By signing up to HLTCO’s Patreon page, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw where you will have the chance to win a copy of “Vince – The Autobiography of Vince Hilaire” completely free of charge.
 
A link to the Biteback Publishing’s online store can be found here. Alongside the aforementioned title, they have a wide array of titles available to purchase spanning both the sporting and political arenas.