If there is anyone out there who still doubts that anything is possible, last Thursday provides you with an answer. Julius Caesar came, saw and conquered. I came, I saw and I defied the odds by claiming a Judges’ Choice Football Blogging Award in the Best Gaming category.

Since you’re reading this, I must assume you are a loyal reader of Strikerless. This means you know that Strikerless is by no means a major player in the FM scene, numbers wise. I don’t get the traffic major sites are able to get and I am okay with that. I realise that I am running a bit of a niche blog, focussing on gameplay strategies, gameplay mechanics and tactics.

I do strive to be all I can be and I feel I should proud that an objective jury selected my little pet project as the best blog out of a very strong line-up of nominees. It strengthens my belief that I made the right decision by starting my own blog instead of plodding along with TheDugout (sadly R.I.P. right now). It strengthens my belief that despite not being born in an English-speaking country, I can acquire the skills necessary to compete with the best out there in this particular area of expertise.

To be fair, I did not expect to win when I flew out to Manchester. I expected the judges’ choice and the popular vote would be lumped together, effectively rendering me powerless to mount any serious bid for an award, since my follower numbers are not quite on par with those of the major players nominated as well.

Since I did not expect to win, I was quite surprised when I heard my name called out and to be fair, it still feels a bit surreal I suppose, I don’t think the magnitude of my achievements has fully hit home yet. I do know I am absolutely over the moon to have gotten this far with a project that started out as a way to kill time, a way to hone my writing skills and perhaps even brush up on my English a bit.

If you are one of the people who helped in the process somehow, thank you for the vote of confidence, thank you for your efforts and thank you for putting up with me and my quirks along the way. I won’t try to name everyone who has played some role in this meteoric ascent to the top because I would inevitably forget people that deserve a mention.

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Guido is the founding father of Strikerless and main nutjob running the show.


Guido is the founding father of Strikerless and main nutjob running the show.


Paul Cross · November 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Much deserved.
I enjoy reading your work.
Keep it coming.
More tactics please.

Greig · November 20, 2016 at 7:03 am

Well done Guido and great to you rewarded for your years of hard work.

    Greig · November 20, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Now in English

    Well Done Guido

    Great to see you rewarded for your years of hard work

      StrikerlessGuido · November 20, 2016 at 7:22 am

      No worries, I got the gist of the first message.

    StrikerlessGuido · November 20, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Cheers 😉

Alan Butterworth · November 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

Totally deserved. Always my first choice read.

Tery Whenett · November 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Congratulations, Guido! That’s something to put on your business card 🙂

jmeteee · November 21, 2016 at 1:10 am

Congrats – live your work!

Get back in the Deep Lying Podcast too!

    StrikerlessGuido · November 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Not my call, mate. You need to ask the lads in charge 🙂

Olivier Landman · November 21, 2016 at 7:14 pm

Superb ! great job Guido !

MANUMAD · November 27, 2016 at 9:15 pm

1. Your English is great. Full of idioms and colloquialisms used where they should. To the point that Ive always wondered what connection you had with the UK.
2. I actually loved to hear you went to Manchester AND won. Your blog IS among the most enjoyable hands down.

Douglas Fortini Bianchin · December 1, 2016 at 3:53 am

Cheers from brazil mate. Although i hate those strikerless tactics, this blog is a nice reading

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