Here are your NOPAs shortlists!

by Olly on November 18, 2011


We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2011 NOPA football blogging and podcasting awards. There were over 4000 nominations and there were many strong entries in every category. The winner of each category will be chosen by our panel of judges and announced on the night of 15th December at the ceremony at The Urdang, Old Finsbury Town Hall.

Best Blog

Adventures in Tinpot
The Ball is Round
Zonal Marking
In Bed With Maradona

Best Podcast

The Sound of Football
The Football Ramble
Football Weekly
Red, White and Blue
The Anfield Wrap

Best New Blog

The False 9
French Football Weekly
On Goals Scored
Ademir to Zizinho

Best Contributor to a Blog/Podcast

Luke Moore for The Football Ramble
Andrew Thomas for Twisted Blood
David McFarlane for BornOffside
Rob MacDonald for Magic Spongers
Jeff Livingstone for In Bed With Maradona

Best Young Blogger

Richard & Neil Bellis
Ed Malyon
Jack Lang
Jonny Mullins
Barry Landy

Best International

Les Rosbifs
Cahiers du Sport
Football Further
Bundesliga Fanatic
The Belgian Waffle

Best Tweeter


Media Crossover Award

Michael Cox
Jamie Sanderson
Rupert Fryer
Adam Bate
Mina Rzouki

All the nominees will be entered into “The People’s Choice” award which will be decided by a public vote. Voting is open and it will close at 10pm on Monday 13th December.

All shortlisted entries will be entitled to one free ticket each so send an email to to claim yours. If you weren’t nominated tickets are on sale now for a night of free food and drink, laughs and football chat with all proceeds going to DS Active, the charity of the NOPAs.