Bescot Banter Named Among 'Football Content Awards' Judging Panel Bescot Banter Named Among 'Football Content Awards' Judging Panel
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Bescot Banter Named Among 'Football Content Awards' Judging Panel

We are delighted to confirm that Bescot Banter has been named amongst the judges for this season's 'Football Content Awards' as we join our peers in acknowledging another superb season of content.
The Football Content Awards are the awards ceremony celebrating the best in online football media. They recognise and reward all content creators and online media companies in the world of football.

Although this season's ceremony, which was due to take place at the spectacular Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday, 21st May, has been postponed, voting has already begun with nominations coming in from around the world.

All the judges, which you can see below, have agreed to help in both the nominations and finalists period of the awards and their choices tiered to assist with choosing the winners in each category.

The judges will be scored depending on their knowledge, expertise and experience into 4 tiers, with each different weighted value against the total votes received on a category by category basis.

Tier 1 – 12.5%
Tier 2 – 12.5%
Tier 3 – 12.5%
Tier 4 – 12.5%
Fans Vote – 50%

Each tier is ranked and has a cap on the amount of judges – tier 1 being the most exclusive. Depending on the number of judges taking part in in each tier the weighting system is subject to change. The Fans vote is held at 50%.

Aaron Gourley – Editor at FC Business

Aaron Paul – Presenter at BBC Radio 5 Live. Freelance Sports Reporter/Commentator

Adam Boultwood – Freelance Senior Digital Producer. Ex Football Daily, Hashtag United and Football Republic

Adam Clapham – Media Assistant at Rochdale Football Club

Adam Mark – Media and Communications Manager at Football Federation Australia

Adam Pritchard – Arsenal Correspondent for PlanetFPL

Ahmad Yousef – Egyptian Football Expert & Journalist. Editor at KingFUT

Aidan Walsh – Fan Account for Manchester United – AidanWalshMUFC

Aiden Roberts – Owner of EnglandYouth. Passionate about England’s Youth Players

Alex Argyrou – Owner of TotalBarca

Alex Stone – Group Leader of Social Media & Video at FIFA

Amy Christophers – Columnist for Mirror Football & Daily Star Sport. Content Creator and Sports Presenter

Andrew Lawn – Co-founder of

Andrew Paterson – Football Business & Marketing Lecturer at UCFB

Andrew Pettinello – Founder of

Andy Savage – Editor of Past Winner of Football Content Awards

Anna Thompson – Women’s Sport Lead & Assistant Editor BBC Sport Interactive at BBC

Anthony Cooper – Social Media & Partnerships Director at Snack Media and Founder Football Content Awards

Araz Heydariyehzadeh – Commercial Director at Who Scored

Barney Ronay – Chief Sports Writer at The Guardian

Ben and Gareth – Owners of The Football History Boys

Ben Catton – Media Officer at Newport County

Ben Cover – VP Marketing at MoPlay

Ben Daniel – Co-Creator of WeAreTottenhamTV

Ben Deacon – Youth Development Phase Coach at Swindon Town FC. Lecturer in Sport and Football Academy

Bescot Banter – Regular Columns in the Express and Star. An Independent look at Walsall Football Club

Bianca Westwood – Soccer Saturday Reporter & Sky Sports Presenter

Bob Trafford – Communications Manager at Macclesfield Town FC

Brandon Evans – Content Producer & Contributing Writer at CityXtra

Bruna Zanin Juresic – Partner Manager & Global Content Partnerships for Sports at Twitter

Cameron Sims – Media Manager at Copa90

Caroline Barker – Sport Journalist and Broadcaster for BBC, Sky Sports, The Totally Football Show and Premier League

Carrie Brown – Presenter at BEIN and Chair of Football Writers Association.

Charles Rose – Chairman at Chelsea Pitch Owners PLC

Charlie Russell – Media Executive at Lincoln City FC

Chris – Owner and Editor of Footieonthisday

Chris Allen – Director of Campaigns at Pitch Marketing Group

Chris Brown – Head of Social at Snack Media & Producer of UndrTheCosh Podcast

Chris Cowlin – Football Blogging Award Winner in 2019. YouTuber with 35,000 Subscribers, Author and Actor

Chris Darwen – Founder of Ronnie Dog Media

Chris Deacon – Programme Editor and Football Content Leader at Brentford FC

Chris Deeley – PL/FIFA accredited journalist writing and editing at Media Minute

Chris Hamill – Presenter for The Football Social and Head of Football for Diagonal View Limited

Chris Pajak – Producer, Presenter and Director at RedMenTV

Christian Nourry – Editor-in-chief for Get French Football News

Christoph Koechy – Head of Sponsorship at Amilia Marketing

Christy Malyan – Editor-In-Chief at Football FanCast

Colin Gibson – Director of Media and Communications at Asian Football Confederation

Craig Horobin – Managing Director at Convergence Technology Group

Craig Wilson – Social Media Manager at Leeds United

Dale O’Donnell – Editor-In-Chief at Stretty News

Dan Bedi – Co-founder & CEO at Fan Insights Professionals

Dan Kilpatrick – Football Correspondent for London Evening Standard

Dan Simmonite – Media Officer at York City Football Club

Darren Harper – Sports & Radio Journalism Lecturer

David Alexander – Founder & Managing Director of Calacus. Former Sports Journalists

David Chidgey – Psychodynamic Counsellor and Media professional

David Evans – Host/Producer of Wolves Fancast

David Fraser – Founder & Managing Director of Ready10Media

David Johnstone – Editor of cfcuk Fanzine

David Leadercramer – Senior Family Lawyer, Mediator and Family Law Arbitrator

David Munday – Editor at Fantasy Football Scout and FPL TV & YouTube Pundit

Dean Gripton – Sports Interactive – Head of EFL Football Manager research

Dean Robinson – Head of Programmatic at William Hill

Dey Srinwantu – Owner and Editor of

Don Strapzy – Owner of SE Dons

Duncan Scott – Founder of Corporate 5s Cup

Duncan Thomas – Managing Director at Majestic Media

Dustin George-Miller – Managing Editor at Cartilage Free Captain

Ed – Founder of

Ed McKenna – Planner at Octagon

Edward Jones – Head of Marketing for Team GB

Ellen Chiwenga – FIFA Football Agent

Elliot Smith – Owner of YankeeGunner, Producer for ArsenalVision Podcast and Columnist for The Athletic

Em Sanders – Broadcast Journalist for BBC Sport

Emeka Enyadike – Director of Digital Sport Africa. TV Football Analyst, Author and Speaker

Eoin Doyle – Digital and Social Media Manager at Sheffield United FC

Erik Steinmeyer – Senior Manager & Media Rights for Lagardere Sports

Expressions Oozing – Tottenham YouTuber/Vlogger

ExWHUemployee – Contributor to and WestHamWay Podcast

Fahidul Islam – Head of Social Media at Social Moves

Faye Carruthers – Reporter and Voiceover for Premier League Productions at

Francesco Battaglia – Digital & Social Media Specialist at AC Milan

Francisco Casserly – Senior Creative at DDB Spain

Franco Ludovici – Head of Partnerships UK at Amazon

Frankie Hobbs – Global Director of Campaigns at Goat Agency

Freddie Pye – Social Media Director for City Xtra

Gabriel Sutton – Nominated in the Football Blogging Awards in 2019. Freelancer for WhoScored & BetVictor and EFL Pundit.

Gareth McKnight – Owner of NinetyMinutesOnline

Gary Lambert-Smith – Social Action Manager for the Leyton Orient Trust

Gavin Rowe – Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer for Copa90

Geoff Peters – Radio Presenter & Commentator for TalkSPORT

George Achillea – CEO of Synchronise Studios & Co-Owner of Imperial Wharf F.C.

George Benson – Football Content Creator on YouTuber with 330k Followers

Girgio Martini – Owner of Parma Fans Worldwide

Gordon Johnson – Designated Safeguarding Officer at Liverpool County FA and Club Welfare Officer at Ashton Town.

Gordon Newman – Go To Market Director at Life Style Sports

Graeme Bailey – Football Columnist for The Mirror, Team Talk, Bleacher Report

Graeme Howlett – Owner, editor and chief developer of KUMB

Grant Russell – Digital, Brand and Communications Manager at Motherwell FC

Hayley Brasnett – Assistant Producer at Eurosport & WRC. Previously Head of Content at Norwich City

Hugo Tapia Gutierrez – Head of Communications & Digital Media at Liga Bancomer MX


Ian Moore – Chief Brand Officer at Tonsser

Ian Townsend – Communications and Social Media Officer at Isthmian League

Ian Wilson – Business Owner at Footyprogrammes & Sporting Memories Foundation Proud Volunteer

Isabel Hale – Head of Sports UK and English Speaking Markets at Catena Media

Jack Beeton – YouTuber and Cambridge United Fan

Jack Dyas – Senior Communications Manager at BEIN Media

Jack Goodwin – Writer at FantasyYIRMA

Jake Saunders – Football Writer/Journalist for Football League World

James Jones – Deputy Head of Content at Snack Media

James Parrott – Social Media Manager at SPORTbible

Jamie Alexander – Head of Content at GiveMeSport

Jamie Corr – Managing Director of Sport at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Jayne Bussman-Wise – Senior Director, Content & Communications at New York Red Bulls

Jim Salveson – Head of Sport Social at CommunicorpUK/Voiceworks

Joe Flemmons – Television Presenter at Chelsea Football Club

Joe Wainman – Owner of AllLeedsTV. Finalists in the Football Blogging Awards in 2019

John Newsome – Former English Footballer for Leeds United and Norwich City

Jon Holmes – Senior Editor & Writer for SkySports. Lead for Sports Media LGBT+

Jonnie Gorrie – Writer/Content Editor for Football FanCast and

Jono Yates – Founder & CEO of Social Alchemist

Jordan Chamberlain – Editor of Empire of the Kop

Jordan-Luke McDonald – Past Winner of Best Young Football Content Creator

Josh Akers – Commercial Manager (ODDSbible) at LADbible Group

Josh Brown – Media Team at Exeter City

Josh Dawe – Guest Blogger at A Bergkamp Wonderland

Josh Price-Hunt – Owner of TheVillaHub

Juan G. Arango – Ex Footballer: Venezuela, Mallorca & Borussia M’gladbach. Bilingual football broadcaster

Judd Goldstein – Business Development Manager for FanHub Media

Jude Baines – Owner of The Watford Hornet

Jude Sharkey – YouTuber at JudeOnTour

Julian Savitch-Lee – Programmatic Consultant and Advisor

Julien Laurens – A French journalists and Broadcaster on ESPN, BT Sport, RMC Sport, The Totally Football Show and 5Live

Julija Hrstic – Director of Sales Marketing at HNK Hajduk Split

Jullius Spurgeon – Digital Marketing Consultant at HedgeHog and Editor at Footy Boots

Karim Fathi – Senior Director & Digital at Lagardere Sports

Kasper Ljungstrom Skov – CEO at Just Football

Kate Carr – One Part of A Bergkamp Wonderland

Kieran Maguire – University Lecturer on Football Finance

Kris Downer – Owner of

Kristian Stuart – Head of Influencer Marketing & Talent Management at Colossal Influence

Kubra Kesindokur – Former Women Football Player in 99’ First Women Coach in Barcelona Football School in Turkey

Laura Gabbidon – Head of Marketing at West Bromwich Albion

Lauren Moore – Sports Reporter at BBC Radio London

Lawrence Brand – Delivery and Management of Sky Sports Football Content

Lee Carpenter – Director at FCVideo

Lee Judges – Co-host at AFTV Media & The Gooner Talk

Leigh Ireland – Head of Consumer at The Playbook

Leon Mann – Sports Consultant, Film maker & Interviewer. Former Presenter/Reporter at BBC Sport and ITV Sport

Liam – Owner of Away Games

Liam Bond – CEO and Co-Founder at P&B Social

Liv Cooke – Freestyle Football World Champion and Presenter at BBC Sport

Louis Beneventi – Owner/Manager at Imperial Wharf F.C., Head of 100 Percent Chelsea, Owner/Chief Editor at The Chelsea Echo

Lucy Mart – Head of Communications at PrettyGreen

Lucy Rissik – Director of Marketing at Women In Games

Luis Gonzalez – Senior Director, Digital & Social Media at DC United

Luke – Owner of theawayfans

Luke Nicholson – Head of Digital and Content at Southampton FC

Luther Blissett – Former Footballer, Ex England, Watford, AC Milan and Bournemouth

Lynsey Hooper – Broadcaster, Voiceover & Event Host at Premier League and BBC Sport. Co-Founder of Offside Rule Podcast

Madelene Gustavsson – Head of Content Discovery at Red Bee Media

Marc Webber – Senior Lecturer in Journalism & Media at The University of Northampton

Marina Reznor – Author of Kingsbury Town FC Romance Series

Mark Bowden – Mental Performance Consultant at Top Form and Best Selling Author.

Mark Godfrey – Marketing Manager at Klarna

Mark Goldbridge – YouTuber/Vlogger for The United Stand

Mark Stevenson – Head of Media & Communications at Mansfield Town

Mark Tompkins – Commentator at

Martin Crawford – Head of Content at Snack Media

Martin Fox – Founder & Author of

Martin Laurence – Content Manager at WhoScored

Matheus Toscano – Owner of 8bit Football

Matt Barber – Media Officer at Middlesbrough FC

Matt Cecil – Head of Media & Marketing at Wycombe Wanderers

Matt Forde – Host on Rock ‘n’ Roll Football & Reservoir Red Dogs. Comedian

Matt Ketchell – Digital Editor / Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day Magazine

Matt Lynch – Past FCAs Finalist and Social Media & Press Manager for PGA Euro Pro Tour

Matt Moore – Director of Digital and Broadcast at Atlanta United

Matt Smith – Marketing and Communications Manager at Newcastle United

Matt Weiner – Creative Director at Redtorch

Matthew Santangelo – Co-host of the State Of Play Podcast, Writer for the ICC and Scouted Football. Co-founded ACMilanBros

Matty Lawless – Head of Digital Sport at Reach PLC

Matty Renton – Owner of The Magpie Channel

Max Hayes – 2019 FBAs Winner for Best Young Content Creator Judges’ Award and YouTuber

Michael Kum – TV & Radio Presenter at talkSPORT and BT Sport

Mike Leigh – Managing Director at Playback Media

Mike Nevin – Writer for Anfield Index Pro and The Cricketer Magazine

Mo Seedat – Lecturer in Sports Business & Marketing at UCFB

Muhammad Imran – Owner of afclegaxy

Natasha Whitfield-Niven – VP Revenue at Admix

Neil Allison – Past FBAs Winner & Owner of Sky Blues Blog

Neil Andrews – Producer & Designer of GoalkeepersAreDifferent

Neil Collins – Head Coach and Technical Director at Tampa Bay Rowdies

Neil Hale – Owner of

Neil Smythe – Operations Director at Hashtag United

Nick Callow – Managing Director at Hayters TV

Nick Reinis-Keightley – Journalism Course Leader at Peterborough Regional College

Nick Speakman – Founder and Head of SPORF & Head of Brand at Social Chain

Nick Taylor – Content Manager at Wigan Athletic

Nicola McCarthy – Sports Broadcaster & Presenter at BBC

Nieve Pegg – Football Content Creator for YouTube with over 90,000 subscribers

Nik Brumsack – Social Media Manager at Arsenal FC

Nima Tavallaey Roodsari – Founder & CEO of SempreInter

Nizaar Kinsella – Chelsea FC Correspondent at Goal

Noel David Whelan – Ex Footballer for Leeds United, Palace and Derby. Matchday Commentator for BBC

Oliver Bond – Founder of Anfield Watch

Omar Momani – Cartoonist and Animator for Bundesliga & Goal

Oscar Chamberlain – Head of Media at Sunderland AFC

Owner and Founder of Hammers Chat

Owner and Founder of JuventinoColPapillon

Owner and Founder of The Shoreham View

Owner at Blowing Bubbles Magazine

Owner of cfcuk Fanzine

Paddy – Owner of 90sfootball

Pat Coyles – Head of Soccer Content at Wave TV

Paul Canoville – Ex Footballer at Chelsea FC

Paul Carr – Director of Content for TruMedia

Paul Joannou – Media Officer at Walsall FC

Paul John Dykes – Host of Celtic State of Mind. Author and Documentary Producer.

Paul McParlan – Senior Writer at These Football Times

Paul Rogers – Head of Digital and Social Media at AS Roma

Paul Yarden – Owner and Webmaster of My Football Facts

Pete Colley – Sports Reporter for the Midlands

Peter – Owner of Le Grove

Peter Dunits – Senior Sales Manager EMEA at KISWE

Peter Prickett – Author of Developing Skill: A Guide to 3v3 Soccer Coaching and Developing Skill

Peter Taylor – Owner & Writer of Bury Me In Exile

Phil Adlam – Press Officer at Peterborough United

Phil Catterick – Media Manager at Gillingham FC

Phil Holloway – Owner of Leicester Fan TV

Ray Bubbles – Man City Content Creator on YouTube

Reev – FIFA YouTuber with 777k Subscribers

Ric Turner – Owner of Bluemoon MCFC

Rich Laverty – Media at Sheffield United Women and Development Teams. Writer at Our Game Magazine & These Footy Times

Richard Clarke – Author at Fantasy Football Hub

Richard Hallfi – Owner of Gentlemen Ultra

Richard Martone – Owner of CareerModeStars

Richard Smith – Head of Marketing & COO at The Sportsman

Rick Green – Ex Footballer who played for Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield and Notts County

Rob Harris – Global Sports Correspondent at Associated Press

Robbie – Founder of AFTV

Robert Mabbett – Manager at Gambling Therapy

Rocket Long – Presenter at JOE Media

Ros Trinick – PR & Communications Director at M&C Saatchi

Russell Preston – Programme Leader for Marketing at UCFB

Ryan Grant – Managing Editor at English Football League (EFL)

Ryan Wallis – Social Media Manager at Crystal Palace FC

Sam Matterface – Commentator & Presenter for ITV Sport and talkSPORT

Sam McGuire – Senior Content Writer at Twenty3

Sam Oakley – Head of Content, Group at LADbible Group

Sam Rouke – Founder & Chief Editor of Football League World

Sam Tighe – Writer & On-Screen Analyst at Bleacher Report

Sammy James – Host and Founder of Fulhamish

Sarah Halpin – 2019 FCAs Winner. Content Creator and Contributor for BT Sport, BBC Sport and Sky Sports

Sarantos Kaperonis – Writer for AGONAsport All News

Scott McCarthy – Owner & Editor of We Are Brighton

Sebastain Helbig – Head of Newsroom at BSC Young Boys

Seema Jaswal – Presenter at The Premier League

Shaun Wheatcroft – Head of Digital at Maccasport

Si Steers – LFC Blogger & Writer for Liverpool FC, This is Anfield, The Tomkin Times and The Anfield Wrap

Simon Dent – Founder of Dark Horses

Simon Short – Owner at

Stam – Founder of FMScout

Steve Madincea – Managing Partner at Fantastec

Steve Walters – Ex footballer for Crewe Alex. Director of OffsideTrust. Ambassador Survivors Manchester

Sumon Chakrabarti – Founder & CEO of FootTheBall

Tamhas Woods – Multimedia Freelancer

Tanya Spero – Business Development Manager at Teads

Terry Hibberd – Media Manager at Lincoln City

Thomas Bradley – Past Winner of FBAs. Creator of I’d Radebe Leeds and Programme Contributor for Leeds United

Thomas Horcel – Co-Founder & Head of Social Media & Marketing at EiF

Tom Middleditch – Global Head of Digital at Eleven Sports

Tom Parsons – CEO of Wildfire Social LTD

Tony Sprangers – Senior Content Producer at Hudl

Trevor Evans – CEO & Founder of Stream Time

Tristian Bhola-Woodall – Owner of TRISTAN03

Troopz – YouTube Star and Vlogger with over 100,000 subscribers

Vanessa Arauz Leon – Current Football Manager of Colo-Colo Women’s and previously Ecuador Women’s

Victoria Tidmarsh – Girls Know Football Too Owner & PR Account Director at Hatch Communications

Will Cope – Course Leader, BA (Hons) Sport Journalism at Solent University

Will Evans – Senior Content Producer at Twenty3 & Commentator for Barnet FC

Wim Matheus – Digital Consultant at Coca-Cola & bwin

Zac Bell – Past Winner of FBAs in 2018 with Anfield Edition. Co-Founder of Anfield Edition and Media Executive at Ramsgate FC

Zarah Connolly – Content Producer and Presenter at Salford City
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