I am delighted to announce that The Spectator’s View has been nominated for the Best Young Blogger Award at the 2015 Football Blogging Awards.
The award, which is partnered with Conductr, is given to a blog or website that is ran by an individual 21 years old or below each year. And this year, TSV is in the running for the prestigious award.
As well as having fan voted entries, a impressive list of judges will be choosing their favorite football blogs and websites from a list of nominated entries to enter the finalist round.
I started the blog four years ago while I was still in Year 11 at school. Since then, the site has collected over 900,000 independent page views, and has garnered sponsorship interest from the likes of Coca-Cola, William Hill and Volvo.
I have loved every minute of it, writing about my beloved Newcastle. I am not actually a local to Newcastle, I was born in the South-East of England, but have supported them religiously ever since my first game in 2002, a 2-0 dislocation of Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby, Shearer at the heart of it all as ever.
One of the sad realities of being a young Newcastle fan is that I missed out on the oh-so-close moments of the 90s. I was never able to experience the unparalleled highs and crushing lows of the Keegan era, the wizardry of Philippe Albert and David Ginola, and the unsurpassed goalscoring exploits of Peter Beardsley and Les Ferdinand that I have heard so much about.
Nevertheless, one of the advantages of being so young is that I have a lot of life ahead of me, a lot of football to watch over the next few decades. Whether that success (if you can call it that) will be replicated in my lifetime remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure; I will be there every step of the way.
The past few years, writing about the Toon have been massively enjoyable, and I hope I can continue doing it for the years ahead.
On that note, I would be massively appreciative to anyone who could help me out and give me a vote in this year’s round of voting.
It is a very simple voting process; all you need to do is click on the link below, type in your name and email address at the top, and write “The Spectator’s View” in the Young Football Blogger category.
You can vote HERE.
Alternatively (or, in addition), if you copy and paste the following text on Twitter, that will count as a vote as well:
Thanks so much.