A New 'Well Book Arrives
Updated Wednesday, 28th November 2007
The latest literary effort from the pen of one of Motherwell's best kent fans will be launched this coming Saturday. 'Peacocks and Feather Dusters' has arrived.
Matt Johnstone will be happy to relieve everyone with a crisp tenner in exchange for the fourth in the series which explores life as a 'Well fan. It follows in the steps of 'Joe Wark Knew My Father' , It's A Motherwell Thing' and 'Extended Highlights' and brings our recent history up to date.
Here is what the author says….
In my quest to become the most prolific author in the history of Motherwell Football Club I shall be publishing my fourth book on the subject of following the football club at the beginning of December 2007.
World domination can wait until I've finished the series and brought my story right up to date so for now enjoy the simple fact that someone cares enough to sit down and document the life and times of our football club.
For my part I came to this stage through putting pen to paper on the subject of supporting Motherwell firstly through the pages of the fanzine One Step Beyond then progressing onto a proper book format. The intention was to perhaps have two volumes published to pass on some of the stranger and funnier things that can happen following a club whilst leaving a historical record of the club's fortunes during my time as a fan.
I am now approaching the fourth volume in my series of two and it can't stop there. So much to do, so many more stories to tell, it's a never ending story right enough. This upcoming title will be called Peacocks & Feather Dusters, using a phrase made known initially by our esteemed Chairperson Mr John Boyle. Obviously it covers a major part of his time in charge, the highs and lows, the dark days of administration and our attempts to emerge at the other side of that troubled period.
This is not just a cheap dig at those who took our club to the brink either, I don't set out to point fingers at any one individual. My intention is solely to leave behind a record of the major events in the recent history of the club, obviously with my personal slant. I make no bones of the fact that the views expressed are solely mine. They may be proved wrong through time but I don't write with the benefit of hindsight. I try to capture the mood of the time as I remember it and I take the risk that my opinions can be picked clean at a later date. That's the gamble but one I'm always ready to accept, basically since no-one else is going to.
The full Motherwell reading list is here.