2008 has seen Bleacher Report grow an enormous amount. Many great writers have joined this past year, and many have left, particularly in the World Football section.
For the past few days, myself, Salaar Shamsi, Andrew McNair, Shyam Parthasarathi and Maire Ofeire have been devising a list of ten finalists for the B/R World Football Writer of the Year award.
Each of those writers losted above were given a shortlist of 25 writers, the top 25 at the time, plus a few who had left earlier on in the year, and were asked to chose their top ten.
These votes were put together to come up with a final ten, all of whom you can vote to be your Writer of the Year!
The votes will be write-in votes rather than those on a poll to ensure credibility and fairness in the voting. Needless to say, you cannot vote for yourself, as if anyone was thinking of doing so!
Here are the top ten, in no particular order:
Congratulations to all those nominated, and commiserations to those who missed out. It was very hard to whittle the list down to ten, so don't feel disheartened!
As I said above, you can vote be leaving a comment saying who you think deserves the Writer of the Year award. Take into consideration longevity, consistency, and, of course, quality, when making your decision.
The voting closes at midnight on New Year's Eve, and the winner will be announced on New Year's Day! Good luck to everyone!
Let the voting begin!
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