My Old Man Said (MOMS) is proud to be the only Aston Villa representative in the finalists for the Football Blog Awards that take place at the National Football Museum in Manchester on November 13th. After winning the Best New Football Blog Award in 2012, MOMS has qualified this year as a finalist in the ‘Best Established’ Football Blog Awards category. So, we’re calling on all Villans to vote and try to win at least something for Villa this season (details below).
The ten-strong finalists list for the ‘Established’ category n the Football Blog Awards, includes blogs from Arsenal, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Bradford City (last year’s winners Width of a Post). There are also bloggers and blogs that cover football in general too.
Over 1,000 blogs received at least one vote, and in total almost 30,000 votes were collectively made. Despite only entering in the final week of voting, MOMS reached the finalist nomination stage, so a big thanks for your support already (now we need you to vote again, see below).
This year, there are two prizes in each category up for grabs: one decided by a panel of judges, and the other entirely fan-voted.
More Than Just a Blog
It’s been a busy past year for My Old Man Said (with the increasing sacrifice of time making it tricky to sustain!). On top of providing you with proper insight on Villa matters and entertaining you with our columns – from the satire of A Venglos View to the fun press watchdog Media Muppets – the main focus is attempting to make sure Villa supporters have a say and stake in their club and in the footballing world in general, as increasing commercialisation constantly threatens to marginalise fans.
Some MOMS highlights this year include:
2. Going to Parliament to discuss with the Labour Party how to empower supporters in the game
3. Taking part in the protest march on the Premier League offices for fairer ticket prices for fans.
4. Attending the recent football supporters’ summit at Wembley Stadium
5. Holding other clubs accountable to the treatment of Villa’s away fans and helping out Villa fans where we can.
Check our wiki page for an overview of some of other things we’ve been up to since we started.
So, if you’ve enjoyed what we’ve been doing, please vote, it only takes a few seconds. UTV
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