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Thursday, February 05, 2009

No Sousa Award....Football Fanzine Award Nominations Closing - Fan Voting Ends Friday, February 6

- Visit the "Boutique" QPR Report Messageboard: A board that aspires to be different (as suggested by the Messageboard's Honorary Moderators) and with a focus solely on QPR and football. The board includes a daily smattering of ("Macmoish-style")posting of articles of QPR and general football interest. Among items posted today:
- Four QPR Goalies in "Best 50 Goalkeepers List"
- Today's video snippet: Terry Venables' QPR vs Manchester United

- Powerade Football League's Player of The Month Nominations

Managers of The Month Awards:
- Congratulations (and bad luck to Paulo Sousa): Managers of the Month Winners: For January: Roberto Martinez/Swansea - Championship; Paul Lambert/Colchester - League 1; Alan Knill/Bury - League 2


"Vote for your favourite fanzine, blog, editor or writer.... - Please nominate who you would like shortlisted by entering their name(s) in the relevant boxes below..."
- Q1. Best Print Fanzine (name + team):
- Q2. Best Online Fanzine (name + team):
- Q3. Best Blog (name + team):
- Q4. Best Editor (name + publication + team):
- Q5. Best Writer (name + publication + team):


Deadline for entry is (Tomorrow) Friday February 6, 2009

[A comprehensive List of QPR Sites]


Round 1 - Nominations
- You can nominate fanzines for any one or more of the categories up until Friday 6th February. The more nominations a fanzine has, the more chance it has of progressing to the next Round....
So if you want to put forward your favorite Fanzine all you need to do is simply click the following link NOMINATE NOW and add it to the nominations list.
We will draw up a longlist from the fanzines with the most nominations who will go forward to Round 2.

Round 2 - Assessment
Fanzines nominated for the longlist will be listed on the FFC site from Monday 9th February and fans will have the chance to evaluate the fanzines in a number of ways including: design, forum, writing style, regularity of updates etc.

Round 3 - Judging
The Judging Panel will decide the winner of each category as well as the overall winner – “The UK Football Fanzine of the Year 2009. The Process


- "The New Football Pools Annual Fanzine Awards are all about celebrating the passion, talent, creativity and dedication of the people who make up the media of the fans - the fanzines. Get involved and show your appreciation - this is your chance to nominate and vote for your favourite fanzine in The New Football Pools Fanzine Awards 2009 powered by The Football Fans Census....
To nominate your favourite fanzine, blog, editor or writer simply follow the link below, both print and online fanzines are eligible. Many thanks for your support. The FFC Team - VOTE HERE

Football Fan Census
-The survey is just 5 questions long. To participate you have to be registered with the FFC which, if you haven't done previously, you can do at the end of this survey and register the team you support.
- This is your chance to nominate and vote for your favourite fanzine, blog, editor or writer in the New Football Pools Fanzine Awards 2009 powered by The Football Fans Census.- Please nominate who you would like shortlisted by entering their name(s) in the relevant boxes below (each category is optional):

- Q1. Best Print Fanzine (name + team):
- Q2. Best Online Fanzine (name + team):
- Q3. Best Blog (name + team):
- Q4. Best Editor (name + publication + team):
- Q5. Best Writer (name + publication + team):

Football Fans Census --- VOTE HERE


2008: QPR Official Site - FANZINE AWARDS
...The nominations are in and the following QPR Fanzines are up for the awards.
- Best Championship Fanzine: Vital Queens Park Rangers, Loft For Words, A Kick Up The R's, QPRnet.com.
Best Editor: Clive Whittingham (Loft For Words), Ron Norris (QPRnet), Dave Thomas (A Kick Up The R's), Peter Davies (We Are The Ragers Boys), Hoops aka Dave Hindle (Vital QPR).
- Best Writer: Bosh Times (Loft For Words), Metallica_Hoop (Loft For Words), Hoops aka Dave Hindle (Vital QPR), Simon Skinner (QPRnet), Dave Thomas (A Kick Up The R's), Mike (QPR Report Blogspot), Clive Whittingham (Loft For Words), Boxer (Vital QPR).
- Best Blog: Lofty Heights, QPR Report, Tonto's Tribulations on QPR.net.
Please note, these nominations were made by the Football QPR Report

MARCH 18, 2008 The "FINALISTS" - Fanzine Awards Shortlists - QPR Inclusions
FANZINE AWARDS SHORTLIST - Fanzine Awards Shortlist Categories
Here are the shortlisted entries for the Championship category:
Bristol City One Team in Bristol
Burnley Clarets MAD
Burnley When the Ball Moves
Crystal Palace The Holmesdale Online
Ipswich Town Those Were The Days (TWTD)
Plymouth Argyle Greens On Screen
QPR A Kick Up The R's
QPR Loft For Words
Stoke City The Oatcake
Watford Gloryhorns

Here are the shortlisted entries for the Best Editor category:
Aston Villa Jonathan Fear , Vital Villa
Bradford Mike Harrison, The City Gent
Everton Sausage, Bluekipper
FC United of Manchester Simon Howles AKA Wolfie, Under The Boardwalk
Ipswich Town Philip Ham, Those Were The Days
Middlesbrough Rob Nichols, Fly Me To The Moon
Notts County Paul Edgar, Youpies.co.uk
QPR Clive Whittingham, Loft For Words
Sunderland Martyn McFadden, A Love Supreme
Tottenham Jim Duggan, Topspurs.com

Here are shortlisted entries for the Best Blog category:
Aston Villa AVFC Blog
Celtic Celtic Quick news
Fulham Craven Cottage Newsround
General The 100 Football Grounds Club
Liverpool Kop Blog
QPR QPR Report
Rangers Fat Eck
Sunderland Sobs on Soccer
Watford BHaPPY
QPR Report

May 2008: And the 2008 Winners - Including AKUTRS for Best Championship

2008 Fanzine Awards - The Winners
The winning fanzines in the ‘The New Football Pools Fanzine Awards 2008’ powered by the Football Fans Census.
Over 6,000 fans voted in the Awards and comments from the judges, are as follows:

Best Overall Fanzine – ‘A Love Supreme’ – Sunderland AFC
A high standard of design and writing, combined with exceptional levels of fan participation made ‘A Love Supreme’ a hit with the fans and judges. Original, amusing and packed with content, it fully deserves its accolade as the best football fanzine in Britain.

Best Premier League Fanzine – ‘A Love Supreme’ – Sunderland AFC
Short listed in four separate categories and receiving more nominations than any other publication, Sunderland deservedly came first in the Premier League – not a phrase you often hear.

Best Championship Fanzine – ‘A Kick Up The R’s’ – Queens Park Rangers FC
The QPR fanzine took the plaudits in the Championship, praised by the judges for its design and overall presentation, the fanzine provides a terrific read for any football fan.

Best League One Fanzine – ‘Monkey Business’ – Hartlepool United FC‘Monkey Business’ impressed with its unique brand of comedy. The first edition was published back in 1989, with letters, articles, jokes and fan photos making it a very amusing read. It’s very much a fanzine written for the love of football and for those who religiously follow the Pool week in, week out.

Best League Two Fanzine – ‘The City Gent’ – Bradford City FC‘The City Gent’ has now been running for over 20 years, oozes quality and is quite possibly the oldest active fanzine in Britain. Well-written, it contains some excellent articles and is a smart, well-presented fanzine which lives up to its name – a true city gent!

Best Non-League Fanzine – ‘We’re Not Playing on THAT pitch’ – Silsden AFC‘We’re Not Playing On THAT Pitch’ touched the judges with it’s positive approach to its club. Witty, informative and generous in spirit, it encapsulates much of what is good about the beautiful game.

Best League SPL Fanzine – ‘Follow Follow’ on Footymad – Rangers FC
The site received the highest number of nominations from fans of SPL clubs - scoring over 50% of fans nominations in this category.

Best Editor – Jonathan Fear, editor of Vital Villa – Aston Villa FC
Well respected and admired by Villa fans, Jonathan Fear, editor of Vital Villa, is described by his editorial team as ‘fun’, ‘witty’ and ‘having that rare ability to poke fun at the club he loves and at himself’. Judges were particularly impressed by the contribution he has made in improving the relationship between the fans and the club.

Best Writer – Mickey Blue Eyes, writer for Blue Kipper – Everton FC
Michael Durkin or ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’ as he is affectionately known, writes for popular Everton fanzine ‘Blue Kipper’. His original, humorous and personal style of writing, coupled with his articulate approach, earned him the biggest vote from the fans.

Best Blog – Kopblog – Liverpool FC
Another accolade for Merseyside - Kopblog received the most nominations in this award category. Frequently updated with news, match previews, well written articles and reports, Kopblog is a passionate take on the life and times of Liverpool FC.

Each category winner has received a special engraved trophy
Football Fanzine AwardsQPR Report

See: The Winners 2008

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