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EPL Talk Announces Winners of 2012 EPL Awards

2012 epl awards large EPL Talk Announces Winners of 2012 EPL Awards

More than 61,000 votes cast by soccer fans worldwide to recognize the best of the 2011-12 English Premier League (EPL) season

We’re proud to announce today the winners of our 4th annual EPL Awards, sponsored by Football Media. The 2012 winners are chosen by the readers and editors of EPL Talk, and honor the best soccer content and performances of the 2011-12 Premier League season.

“We rely on the EPL Talk readers to drive our annual readers choice awards, because they are among the most demanding and knowledgeable soccer fans on the planet,” said EPL Talk Editor and Publisher Christopher Harris. “Websites, podcasts and blogs are critical to keeping soccer fans constantly updated throughout the season, so when a nominee earns recognition in our awards, it really means something.”

The EPL Awards are based on the responses of thousands of EPL Talk readers, who voted from May 2 to May 13, 2012. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of EPL Talk, included more than 400 nominees. In addition to the readers choice awards, the editors of EPL Talk selected an Editor’s Choice Winner for each category.

Here’s the list of winners for each individual category:

Best EPL Blogs, Websites and Books

Best EPL Blog

  • Dirty Tackle (Yahoo), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Blogger

  • Brooks Peck (Dirty Tackle), Readers Choice Winner
  • Kieron O’Connor (The Swiss Ramble), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Club Blog

  • ToffeeWeb (Everton), Readers Choice Winner
  • ArseBlog (Arsenal), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Coverage Online

  • The Guardian, Readers Choice Winner and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Writer

  • Jonathan Wilson (The Guardian), Readers Choice Winner
  • David Conn (The Guardian), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Forum

  • Grand Old Team (Everton), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Tweeter

  • ArseBlogger (ArseBlog), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best New Football Book

  • The Smell Of Football (Mick Rathbone), Readers Choice Winner
  • Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You (Jonathan Wilson), Editors Choice Winner

Best Online Football Game

  • Top Eleven, Readers Choice Winner
  • I AM PLAYR, Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL TV, Radio and Podcast Coverage

Best EPL TV Feature Show

  • Fox Soccer Report (FOX Soccer), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Goal Highlights Show

  • Match Of The Day (BBC), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL TV Commentator

  • Martin Tyler (Sky Sports), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL TV Co-Commentator

  • Gary Neville (Sky Sports), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Video Site

  • 101 Great Goals, Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Podcast

  • Men In Blazers, Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Podcast Presenter

  • Alan Davies (Tuesday Club), Readers Choice Winner
  • James Richardson (The Guardian), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Podcast Pundit

  • Keith Dover (Tuesday Club), Readers Choice Winner
  • Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers), Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Club Podcast

  • The Anfield Wrap (Liverpool), Readers Choice Winner
  • The Spurs Show (Tottenham), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Radio Show

  • 606 Football Phone-In (BBC), Readers Choice Winner
  • World Football Phone-In (BBC), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Players and Managers

EPL Player of the Year

  • Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Manager

  • Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United), Readers Choice Winner
  • Roberto Mancini (Manchester City), Editors Choice Winner

Most Improved EPL Manager

  • Alan Pardew (Newcastle United), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Striker

  • Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Readers Choice and Editors Choice Winners

Best EPL Midfielder

  • Antonio Valencia (Manchester United), Readers Choice Winner
  • Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Defender

  • Jonny Evans (Manchester United), Readers Choice Winner
  • Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Editors Choice Winner

Best EPL Goalkeeper

  • David De Gea (Manchester United), Readers Choice Winner
  • Joe Hart (Manchester City), Editors Choice Winner

A complete list of nominees and winners can be found at epltalk.com/awards
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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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