By Jason McKeown
I’m incredibly proud to announce that Width of a Post has won the award of Best Established Football Blog at the 2013 Football Blogging Awards. We beat off some stiff competition from some excellent blogs (Manchester United, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Peterborough and, ahem, Leeds United), and were also shortlisted (but didn’t win) for Best Club Blog.
I know it’s a cliché, but it was entirely the case – I didn’t think we stood a chance. When our name was announced at the ceremony at Manchester’s superb National Football Museum, the feeling of shock, jubilation and pride I felt was immense. I was still shaking for a good half an hour after.
I’d just like to say a huge thank you to my wonderful Width of a Post writing team – you guys have made this happen. And I’d also like to thank every single person who voted for us. The awards were based solely on public votes, so it so humbling that so many people took the time to vote for Width of a Post.
Like our beloved football club, 2013 has been a fantastic year for Width of a Post; and we are grateful for all the plaudits that have come our way.
In other news, Bantams Banter – who we had a great laugh sharing a table with at the awards – were named Best Podcast. How richly deserved that is in view of the outstanding quality of the work Dom and Tom put in. Special mention also to Joe Cockburn, whose website Sat in the Crowd was shortlisted for Best New Blog but sadly didn’t win.