Width of a Post named Best Established Football Blog

(l-r) Mahesh Johal, Luke Lockwood, Jason McKeown, Damien Wilkinson, Gareth Walker

(l-r) Mahesh Johal, Luke Lockwood, Jason McKeown, Damien Wilkinson, Gareth Walker

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.

Jason receives the award on stage.

Jason receives the award on stage.

Dom and Tom win Best Podcast for Bantams Banter.

Dom and Tom win Best Podcast for Bantams Banter.


The double winners!

The double winners!

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17 replies

  1. Well done. Up the Bantams

  2. Nothing less than you deserve. Insightful, clever writing and a clear, honest perspective.
    Keep it up. Well done!

  3. You, simply, deserve it

  4. Brilliant news and very well deserved. You guys are an integral part of my day !!


  5. Congratulations Jason; a thoroughly deserved honour for all the hard work you and your contributors. Looking forward to many more years of brilliant writing.

  6. Congratulations to Jason and the rest of the WOAP contributors. Your recognition is well deserved.

  7. Congratulations to all concerned! just to endorse what has been said above…..thoroughly deserved, keep up the good work.

  8. Congratulations. Delighted for you Jason and your team.

  9. Congratulations to all concerned with Width of a post and Bantams Banter

    • Great news – thoroughly deserved recognition for Jason and whole contributors’ team for some wonderful, sharp, insightful, sometimes humorous and always high quality writing. An essential part of my City-following week !

  10. Congratulations. Well deserved. Excellent articles. Keep it up

  11. Its because were a HUGE club. Well done you worthy winners.

  12. Congratulations to all involved; really well deserved. As a Bantam in Manchester, Width of a Post is a lifeline to keep me in touch with all the latest info, news and comment from #bcafc – Enjoy the Moment!

  13. Shows how much the fans appreciate the site beating clubs with bigger fan bases on a public vote. I’m sure if they had read a few articles as well, still would have won!

  14. Fully deserved – Well done and thank you for all your work.

  15. Congratulations Jason – hope you enjoyed your day

  16. Well done to everyone who contributes to WOTP. The award may have come as a surprise to you Jason but not to those of us who enjoy reading the high quality reports and articles on this site. Look forward to reading your views on today’s game!

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