EPL Talk Announces Winners of 2012 EPL Awards

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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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78 thoughts on “EPL Talk Announces Winners of 2012 EPL Awards”

    1. that was the “man united fans mobilizing better than other fans”..nothing more than a popularity contest. there was no thought aside from man u fans voting for their players. no objective decision making there. thank goodness for the editor’s picks to make this worthwhile.

      1. I have been a United supporter for the last 15+ years and even I voted for Hart, Dempsey, and Kompany in ther respective categories.

        I’m sure plenty of people voted for who the liked and not who was actually the best.

  1. De Gea is not bad by any stretch, and seems to have some real potential but WTF!?!?

    Of course I am going to be biased toward Joe Hart anyway, But even if not that, I’d have to agree that this is an example of the ManUbots distorting the voting. Best keeper? This guy at one point lost his starting job and only got it back when Lindegaard got hurt.

    I’d think that “lost starting job” or “got lit up for most goals in a match allowed in history of Old Trafford” should be disqualifiers as far as award eligibility goes.

    1. Congratulations to Joe Hart for getting the Editors Choice Award, as well as De Gea for Readers Choice.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      1. A typically deflecting answer. Why not address the content of the comment if you are going to reply to him/her?

  2. Johnny Evans? DeGea? You serious? I love the United Community and everything, but let’s be realistic here.

  3. To recap, here are the clubs who won the most number of awards:

    Arsenal 4 awards,
    Manchester United 4 awards,
    Manchester City 3 awards,
    Newcastle 1 award,
    Fulham 1 award.

    And here are the winners of the other awards:

    The Guardian 5 awards,
    Dirty Tackle 3 awards,
    ArseBlog 3 awards,
    Men In Blazers 3 awards,
    Grand Old Team 2 awards,
    101 Great Goals 2 awards,
    Tuesday Club 2 awards,
    The Swiss Ramble 1 award,
    ToffeeWeb 1 award,
    The Anfield Wrap 1 award, and
    The Spurs Show 1 award.

    Congratulations to all of the deserved winners!

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

      1. ArseBlog won Best EPL Club Blog (Editors Choice) and both awards for Best EPL Tweeter.

        Cheers,
        The Gaffer

  4. The Tuesday Club and Arseblog (together 5 awards) are both Arsenal. So 9 awards in total.

    I think we have broken the 7 year wait!!! Oh – and we did get Groundsman of the Year.

    No desperation at all.

  5. What rubbish? It doesn’t take a United fan to tell you that De Gea besides his slip at the start, has been consistently great for the vast majority of the year. De Gea is absolutely world class, and he’ll show it again next season.

    1. Thanks Dust for sharing. Very interesting indeed!

      I’ve shared it on Twitter with our followers there.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  6. Jolly spiffing good to see Gran Old Team win the two forum awards for the second year running.

    My chums and I from the 81st Popcorn Squadron are positively giddy with delight.

    Tally ho and chocks away old bean.

    Zooooooooooooooom

  7. Damned jolly good show to Mr. G Neville for his best pundit award.

    It would’ve been a crying shame for any of those godawful ex Liverpool players to win it.

    What do Messrs Hansen, Lawrenson and Thompson know about football anyway?

  8. DEEZ AWARDS ARE JUST ANOTHER MAN CONSPIRACEE AGAINST DER REDMEN. EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN DER KING GETS A REAL TRANSFER KITTY CAT DAT DER TITLE WILL BE COMING HOME EVEN ALDO SAYS SO NEXT YEAR WILL BE ARE YEAR YWAN

  9. Dafuq was I banned? Nik was talking about going to Wetherspoons for the Fulham game in the same thread, my off topic discussion was with MoutsGoat who didn’t even get a warning and Caveo posted about 10 pictures of groundhog day in one thread without punishment.

    GOT IS FULL OF MELTS.

  10. GOT ruined my life. My wife left me, she was given full custody of at least half of our children and the dog. I’m now currently in the priory (Manchester) to alleviate my woes. The day I decided to join and do heroin really was the worst of my life.

  11. Ach, yeez are all talking pish. Nae votes fir Aberdeen? Hoots min, fits that all aboot? Jings.

  12. NO ANDY CARROLL AWARD ? THIS IS AN FA CONSPIRACY,LAA. BET FERGIES HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS . DE GEA ? WTF..EVEN ANDY CARROLL IS A BETTER GOALIE THEN HIM FFS. SEE HIS DIVE AGAINST THE TOON? PROPER CLASS DIVE THERE. BETTER THAN ANY DIVE A GOALIE COULD DO. ANYWAY, CARROLl:S AS GOOD AS THAT DUNCAN FERGUSON FELLA. ALDO SAID SO AND HE@S ALWAYS RIGHT YA KNOW..

  13. Anyone wanna come round mines and listen to some mainstream pop music?

    I love The Wanted me like

  14. There should be an award for Kenwright and all of the hard work he has put in to make sure Everton still punch above there weight

    1. You’re not a real evertonian otherwise you wouldnt come and stand 10 metres away from me car and lambast me with such stuff and horrible questions. Didn’t you see me (rightfully) pick up the Howard Kendall award the other night – fully deserved i though

  15. LAD, DIS IS A JOKE. HOW DID DA KING NOT WIN DA MANAGER OF DA YEAR. WE BEAT DA SECOND BEST TEAM IN DA WHOLE OF WALES IN DA CARLING CUP FINAL AND WE WAS ROBBED BY CHELSEA IN THE FA CUP FINAL. AND TO MAKE IT WORSE YOU GIVE PURPLENOSE AND THE SCARF WEARING LID MANCINI THE MANAGER OF DA SEASON AWARD. PRETTY CLEAR THIS IS A CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE GREAT LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB SET UP BY SOME MANCS WHO ARE JEALOUS OF OUR GLORIOUS HISTORTY. I HAVE ONE ALSO THING TO SAY, 5 TIMES!!! HOW ON EARTH DID CARROLL AND STEVIE G LAAA NOT WIN AN AWARD DID YOU NOT SEE GERRARDS PERFORMANCE AGAINST DE BITTERS AND CARROLLS AGAINST CHELSEA. BAD JOKE DIS YANO. YNWA 5TIMES GREATEST TEAM IN DEEE WORLD.

    DON’T WORRY LADS, NEXT YEAR IS OUR YEAR AND DA KING WILL LEAD US TO GLORY.

  16. CALMED DOWN ABIT KNOW AS JUST HEARD FROM ME MAR’S FELLA DAT HOLT AND DAT LITTLE ARGETINIAN LAD WHO PLAYS FOR BARCA ARE GONNA BE SIGNING FOR DA MIGHTY REDS. REMEMBER DIS WHEN WE WIN DA LEAGUE NEXT YEAR. YNWA 5TIMES

    KENNY IS DA KING

  17. We were wondering if one of the other forums could take Andy@Allerton for a while?

    We’re getting bored of him the massive jeb-end

  18. I don’t think GOT were worthy winners in my opinion, I would have only taken NiksMar and NiksDad from their team. SWANSEE 4 DA LEEGGG LID.

  19. that bloody got has a cheek boyo. . . . . That prat who writes the game previews is a flaming idiot. Hasn’t got a clue the fool. Up the swans!! Top 5 next season!!

  20. Howay canny bollocks. SHEEEEEEEEEEARER!

    Anyways, hows them bloody scouse lot won this, ah divn nah.

    Champs leeeeg man nah what ah mean like?

    Ah bollocks Ashley oooot

  21. Is right Dave.

    Moyes out. He’s never signed a tealady in 10 years. Everyone’s dyin of thirst and he’s saying he’ll ask Bill every pre-season. Not good enough!!!

  22. g’day cobbers, it’s a bonza day for all the Sheila’s at GOT forum. Best on the net mate! Strewth!! Fair dinkum. Love from Oz x

    soon!!

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