Category Archives: FSF – The Football Supporters Federation
Save The Mighty Imps would like to ask our readers if they would kindly nominate the site and our editor and major contributor Neil Gentleman-Hobbs for the The Football Supporters’ Federation Writers Awards in association with William Hill, Neil won the New Football Pools Football League writers award in the 2009-10 season ensuring Lincoln topped the whole of the 72 clubs against all the odds.
The FSF have helped this site and Lincoln City fans more we can possibly imagine, but this is also a chance for a non-league site and an amateur journalist to get some recognition for the tireless unpaid effort he puts in – this despite an ongoing eye condition and a crushed foot. We thank the Imps and other fans and readers who have already nominated us and for their readership that makes the site and blog worthwhile.
Save The Mighty Imps would like to ask our readers if they will kindly nominate the site and our editor and major contributor Neil Gentleman-Hobbs for the The Football Supporters’ Federation Writers Awards in association with William Hill, Neil won the New Football Pools Football League writers award in the 2009-10 season ensuring Lincoln topped the whole of the 72 clubs.
The Football Supporters’ Federation is delighted to announce that the 2013 Writers Awards ceremony, in association with William Hill, will take place on Monday 16th December at the Emirates Stadium, London.
The awards, hosted by James Richardson, will reward the very best in football from the top player in all of the English divisions to the fans podcast. Winners will be selected by public vote following a nominations process – which is now open.
All fans need to do is email email@example.com with their nominations for each category. In November a shortlist will be announced allowing fans to cast a vote for their favourites.
This year’s awards will also incorporate the fans’ Commentator and Away Day of the Year which echoes one of the FSF’s headline campaigns – ‘Away Fans Matter.’
Kevin Miles, Chief Executive of the FSF, said:
“We’re delighted to launch the FSF Writers Awards in association with William Hill and I’d like to encourage all fans to get involved. Whether it’s your favourite player, pundit or away day, we want to hear from you.
“Fans are the foundation on which the professional game is built. These awards will recognise the best in the business and that recognition couldn’t come from a more reputable source than the fans.”
James Richardson, the host of the 2013 FSF Writers Awards, said:
“It’s a big honour to be chosen to present the 2013 FSF Writers Awards. These awards are a celebration of everything good in football and who better to reward the winners than real fans from across the country.”
The categories are:
- Away Day of the Year
- Blogger of the Year
- Commentator of the Year
- Fanzine of the Year
- Independent Website of the Year
- Newspaper of the Year
- Player of the Year
- Podcast of the Year
- Pundit of the Year
- Writer of the Year
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations before 9am on Monday 28th October (maximum three nominations per category). Short-lists and voting will take place in November.
This years Non-League Day will be on 13th October 2012, according to the weekly email update from The Football Supporters Federation. The results of the FSF’s fans survey are also in including opinions on safe standing, policing, salary caps and of course ticket pricing.
Anyone wishing to sign up to an organisation that has helped and represented the interests and legal rights of so many fans over the years should follow the links and sign up. Here are two examples from this weeks email update.
What are you doing for Non League Day 2012?
The FSF is very pleased to support Non-League Day which takes place on Saturday 13th October. NLD is a celebration of football outside of the 92 league sides and gives fans of those clubs the opportunity to experience football at a level they might not be familiar with. NLD falls on the international break and there’s a good chance your team isn’t playing. Why not get yourself along to a local non-league side?
FSF National Fans’ Survey 2012 results
In excess of 4,000 supporters of more than 130 clubs completed the FSF’s 2012 National Fans’ Survey, and the results are in. More than 9 in 10 agreed that tickets were overpriced, and we sought views on a whole range of topics including safe standing, technology, salary caps, illegal TV feeds, policing and stewarding and much more.