Of the 33 entries that were accepted for publication (we turned down 2 or 3), almost every writer has the ability to have a successful career as a football writer if they so choose – so you can understand that it is an impossible job to select the finalists, let alone the standout winner.
It would be great to have everyone come onboard and write on Soccerlens again in the future, and I’ll be contact everyone personally to discuss this possibility.
I’ve narrowed the list down to 3 of the most outstanding contributions, and now it’s up to the readers at Soccerlens to pick the overall winner.
The Top 3 are listed below – have a look, read their articles again if you need to and pick your winner in the poll listed at the end.
In case you wish to nominate someone other than these 3 as the winner, you can pick the ‘Other’ option and write the author’s name (the full list of submissions is here).
If there’s a tie, I’ll cast the deciding vote. The voting will close on Sunday night and the winner will be announced on Monday morning (GMT).
May the best writer win.
To the writers who didn’t make the final shortlist – it’s not because you’re not a good writer, you are, it has more to do with topic selection and knowing what works at this level.
The 08 Finalists:
Will Roche – An American Werewolf (wishes he were) in London
Martin Banks – Football writing competition? Easy! Easy! Easy! Easy!
If you can’t see the poll above, you can go the poll page directly and vote here
Thank you for voting.