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FSF Awards 2014: Fanzine of the Year

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Above, last year’s winner Stand pick up the award from FSF Chair Malcolm Clarke (left)

The Football Supporters’ Federation Awards in association with William Hill have been announced, have your say and vote here. Over the course of the next fortnight, we’ll be taking a look at each category individually.

Voting is open now – to cast your votes, visit: www.fsf.org.uk/awards

Fanzine of the Year:

  • A Love Supreme (Sunderland) – A true fanzine in the traditional sense, mixing terrace humour, fan-focussed articles and some serious points to make, ALS has long been one of the standard bearers for the fanzine movement. A top contender. 
  • Duck (Stoke City) – A newcomer to the shortlist, we are struck by its strong cover art and consistent, sharp design. The features on Stoke kitman Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin (whose life was turned into the BBC production ‘Marvellous’ earlier this year) this season were a particular highlight. 
  • Popular Stand (Doncaster Rovers) – Launched in ‘98, it described itself as ‘a much-needed collective mouthpiece against those seemingly intent on driving the club out of existence’. Editor Glen Wilson churns out a funny, old-school, traditional fanzine, while ploughing back the proceeds into local good causes. 
  • Stand (Various) – Last year’s winners, Stand have revamped their design and continue to go from strength to strength in terms of the breadth of their writing team and managing to capture the football supporting zeitgeist across the divisions. 
  • The Square Ball (Leeds United) – With high quality content, design and production values, it’s easy to see why they were the winners of this award back in 2011, and that’s before you consider the excellent value for money they offer at just £1.50. 
  • United We Stand (Manchester United) – One of the longest established ‘big hitters’ in the world of the fanzine, Andy Mitten and his team continue to produce a great print and online fanzine with some truly iconic cover designs. Winners of the 2012 award.

Voting is open now – to cast your votes, visit: www.fsf.org.uk/awards

Voting will close at midday on Monday 24th November, with the winners announced at our awards dinner on Monday 1st December at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball