We are incredibly proud and humbled to announce that Bantams Banter has won the award of Best Football Podcast at the 2013 Football Blogging Awards. Beating off competition from Premier League podcasters from Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool as well as Hayley McQueen's (Sky Sports News) The Offside Rule and our pals over at the The Wolves Fancast.
We didn't think we stood a chance up against such highly thought of competition and cannot put in to words what it feels like to have been voted winners of this award. The fact that so many of you took time to vote for us is truly unbelievable and we're not sure it will ever properly sink in!
We owe a great amount of thanks to our families as well. Our wives have always shown backing and understanding when it comes to the amount of time we spend working on the podcast. We are forever in their debt.
There are also a lot of people to thank that have helped out with podcast funding and content. Our sponsors Napoleons Casino Bradford and RIASA have always believed in the podcast and it's appeal. The same goes for Petherbridge Bassra, Mitton Mechanical, GAIN Driver Training, SMF Print, Kramers Designs and Signs and Simon Hartley all of whom have over the last 4 years backed us and kept the podcast alive. Andrew Stanson and Liam Scott, who have recorded some fantastic jingles for us. The club, our beloved Bradford City FC - without them there would be no podcast to speak of!
2013 has been a fantastic year for Bradford City and it's fans and can certainly be labelled the 'Year of the Bantam'. Let's hope the icing on the cake is a SPOTY Team of the Year win.
In other news - what a delight it was to see fellow Bradfordians ' The Width Of A Post' crowned 'Established Blog Of The Year' - It was a pleasure to share a table and indeed the glory with them last night. The time, work and quality that goes into their blog/website is to be admired and fully deserving of the accolade. Well done chaps!