Kenna blog awards snub


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

Kenna table - week 10 - 27 October 2015
Kenna table – week 10 – 27 October 2015

Weekly scores

Manager Points Goals
1 Pikey Scum Jack 36 4
2 Thieving Magpies Phil 36 0
3 Dynamo Charlton Alex 33 2
4 Newington Reds Ben D 32 0
5 Young Boys Andrew D 31 0
6 Northern Monkeys Hugo 30 1
7 Cowley Casuals Stu 29 2
8 Carles Carles 28 3
9 Lokomotiv Leeds Ben S 23 1
10 Judean People’s Front Sholto 23 1
11 Wandsworth Network Solutions Will 23 0
12 Bala Rinas Lewis 22 1
13 Team Panda George 21 1
14 Hairy Fadjeetas Aiden 17 1
15 KS West Green Stix 17 0
16 Uncertain Pete B 16 0
17 Headless Chickens John N 15 0
18 ISIL Abdi 13 0
19 FC Tescticuladew James N 12 0
Points Player
Player of the week 20 Kane, H – TOT – STR
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Author: The chairman

Ascended to the chairmanship of the Jeff Kenna League Fantasy Football League in 2007 after co-founded the league in London in August 2005.