2012-13 EPL Awards Winners Revealed: The Best of the Premier League Season

Readers’ Choice
Winner: Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers)
Runner-up: Barry Glendenning (Football Weekly)

Editor’s Choice
Winner: Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers)

 

Blogs and websites

Best Blog

For transfer news and the latest stories, Caught Offside has long been a popular destination for soccer fans. Not surprisingly, the site has won this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Meanwhile, Yahoo’s Dirty Tackle consistently delivers a daily dose of irreverent news and off-ball stories, and deservedly wins the Editor’s Choice Award.

Readers’ Choice
Winner: Caught Offside
Runner-up: Dirty Tackle

Editor’s Choice
Winner: Dirty Tackle

Best Club Blog

The role of club blogs can’t be understated as they’re often the destination for soccer fans wanting news about their favorite team. In this year’s Readers’ Choice Award, the Manchester United blog Republik of Mancunia came from behind to beat the Swansea City SCFC2 blog. The Editor’s Choice Award, meanwhile, goes to Everton’s ToffeeWeb.

Readers’ Choice
Winner: Republik of Mancunia
Runner-up: SCFC2

Editor’s Choice
Winner: ToffeeWeb

Best Blogger

Soccer (or football) blogs continue to thrive in the industry and have branched out over the years to expand their coverage. With a lot of competition from very skilled writers, this year’s Readers’ Choice Award deservedly goes to Brooks Peck of Dirty Tackle, while the Editor’s Choice award goes to Andrew Mangan (aka ArseBlogger) for his daily uncensored opinions about the Gunners on ArseBlog.

Readers’ Choice
Winner: Brooks Peck (Dirty Tackle)
Runner-up: Michael Cox (Zonal Marking)

Editor’s Choice
Winner: ArseBlogger (ArseBlog)

Best Writer

The category of best soccer writer is always a competitive one, with so many choices from around the globe. Roger Bennett from ESPN FC notched first place in the Readers’ Choice Award for his always entertaining and informative articles, while Daniel Taylor from The Guardian picked up the Editor’s Choice Award for his delivery of hard-hitting news stories throughout the entire season.

Readers’ Choice
Winner: Roger Bennett (ESPN FC)
Runner-up: Brian Phillips (Grantland)

Editor’s Choice
Winner: Daniel Taylor (The Guardian)

Best Online Coverage

So much of our news, analysis and opinion is gleaned from the Internet on a daily basis, so the role of online coverage is more important than ever when it comes to Premier League soccer. Bleacher Report has emerged as a key destination for soccer news. The site picked up this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Despite layoffs and cutbacks, The Guardian’s football section picked up this year’s Editor’s Choice Award.

Readers’ Choice
Winner: Bleacher Report
Runner-up: BBC Sport

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