For the second year running a Sunderland Fanzine has been voted the best Football Fanzine across England and Wales. ‘A Love Supreme’ has scooped the coveted ‘Best Overall Fanzine’ title in ‘The New Football Pools Fanzine Awards’, beating off fierce competition from hundred of entries. The Black Cats fans’ favourite read was also named winner of the ‘Best Premier League (Online)’ award.
The nationwide awards, hosted by The New Football Pools and the Football Fans Census, is the biggest possible accolade for the much-loved fanzines, which reflect the views and opinions of supporters who follow their team week in, week out. Over 10,000 fans up and down the country voted for their favourite fanzine from categories ranging from ‘Best Premier League’ title to ‘Best Writer’ and ‘Best Blog’.
QPR Fanzine a ‘Kick up the R’s’ was crowned ‘Best Football League (Print)’ and Everton’s Blue Kipper writer Mickey Blue Eyes was voted ‘Best Fanzine Writer’ for the second year running. Non-League side Maidstone United Fanzines also scooped double awards by being voted ‘Best Non League Fanzine’ and its editor Bryan Reed winning ‘Best Editor’ for the ‘Show Me the Way to go Home’ magazine.
The most popular titles in each category were shortlisted for a judging panel of experts from The New football Pools and the Football Fans Census to decide on the finalists.
Jon Sheehy, Marketing Director for The New Football Pools said: “What a great achievement for A Love Supreme to retain the Best Fanzine title in successive seasons. The fanzine was outstanding across a number of categories and the team behind it really deserve recognition for their work.
“We support these awards to celebrate the passion, creativity and dedication that goes into writing and producing the fanzines. Almost 35,000 nominations were received this year, showing just how important the fanzines are to football fans who are at the heart of our beautiful game and we’re delighted to be able to recognise the talent behind them.”