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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Editorial 13

Hello loyal Soccer AM/MW readers,

Not since last year have I let you know what's been happening here at your favourite lower league blog. I can tell you the answer - plenty, and some of it is even worth talking about.

It includes the day I received a call from a clearly animated Lakes, barely able to contain his excitement. No, he hadn't just found out Darren Ferguson had been sacked from Preston - that was to come later - but something even more thrilling.

Apparently, we had made it onto a list produced by those nice people at The Guardian of 100 football sites to watch out for in 2011. Now, I know what you're thinking, there are 99 others?

Apparently so. Let me tell you, for someone whose internet browsing only stretches as far as this blog and GilmoreGirls.org, I was surprised, too, to discover there were so many others out there.

I can assure you though, none of the rest of them stoop to our level of sensationalist journalism, nor have the amateurish ability to brand a midfield player a wide man.

Oh no, that's the kind of thing that we've made our own over the past 18 months. Alongside our love of all things both irreverent and irrelevant.

That included our short-lived but much-loved campaign to get Deadly Dazza Ferguson back into management after he was jettisoned by PNE.

I'm told by people who understand these things that we had plenty of traffic for these particular articles.

Sadly, this was cut short, and it took a heavy night on the Irn Bru bottle to comfort yours truly after realising a potentially legendary feature had to end so abruptly.

Still, that doesn't mean we won't keep endeavouring to bring you our usual coverage of the Football and Non Leagues.

Over the last month that's included looking at the brightening fortunes of Hull City, the current revival in Welsh club football, and our very own version of The X Factor.

We've also got the closest and most exciting Prediction League race in history to look forward to, where anything could happen and anyone could take home the crown at the end of the season. Yep, even Lakes.

I've also had plenty of questions surrounding some of the headlines and titles selected for articles on here.

You'll be pleased to know that a great deal of time and effort goes into coming up with them.

Indeed, while other sites may dedicate their resources into providing expert and in-depth analysis and coverage of important issues, we instead like to spend ours on unncessarily complex titles.

That's something that won't change in 2011, but it has been suggested to me that I put together something to explain how the titles work - and they actually do.

So, if you're at all interested in that, then watch this space and prepare for some fine pop culture references. We're the intelligent football fans' blog, you know.

As ever, if you are intelligent, or even if you're not, and would like to get in touch with us, there are plenty of ways to do so.

Abuse can be directed via Twitter, emailing us at
soccerammw@gmail.com, or even leaving a comment to any article you slightly disagree with. We promise to read them all - mostly because there's not that many to.

Here's to a sensationalist 2011!


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