THE Jeff Kenna League chairman has expressed ‘shock and disappointment’ his efforts are not shortlisted in a prestigious blog awards.
Arseblog and Caughtoffside are among the four blogs announced this week as finalists in the sports category of the inaugural Vuelio Blog Awards. The ceremony is to be held on Friday 27 November in the City of London.
The chairman said: “As the chronicler of London’s leading pub-based fantasy football league, I can only express shock and disappointment at not being recognised in these awards.
“We are at the forefront of (mostly) coherent blogs about fantasy football leagues, away from the mass marketing devices of national media. We are doing something new in a realm of the unexplored. We are literally penetrating white space.
“To be snubbed in this manner is inexplicable.”
From humble beginnings in The Old Bank of England on Fleet Street, ‘the Kenna’ – as it’s become known to managers – has risen to preeminence. In the summer the league celebrated its 11th anniversary.
Growing from just eight managers to around 20 in the last few seasons, the Kenna has provided a home for armchair tacticians with a passion for football and sitting in licensed premises for hours on end trying not get so drunk they forfeit their best player under the notorious Titus Bramble ruling.
Asked whether he will attend the black tie awards ceremony, the chairman said: “Well, at least those copycats from the Marion Pahars League haven’t been shortlisted either.
“And I suppose they’ll be serving a glass of fizz or two.”
Kenna table – week 10
|4||Newington Reds||Ben D||32||0|
|5||Young Boys||Andrew D||31||0|
|9||Lokomotiv Leeds||Ben S||23||1|
|10||Judean People’s Front||Sholto||23||1|
|11||Wandsworth Network Solutions||Will||23||0|
|15||KS West Green||Stix||17||0|
|17||Headless Chickens||John N||15||0|
|19||FC Tescticuladew||James N||12||0|
|Player of the week||20||Kane, H – TOT – STR|