The Sports Bar and Grill London Waterloo Station.
The next football bloggers and podders meet up will be on Saturday June 8th in the Sports Bar And Grill at London Waterloo Station. Kick off at 7:30pm. Anyone who writes, podcasts or broadcasts about soccer is welcome to join us for an evening of networking and chat.
If you plan to attend then e-mail email@example.com and we’ll put you on the list. Alternatively, send a tweet to @socratesmeetup. Please use the hashtag #socrates13 and feel free to spread the word.
The address of the venue is below.
Sports Bar & Grill Waterloo
Unit 1 The Balcony,
Waterloo Railway Station,
Socrates 12 is confirmed for Friday 2nd November at the Real Man Bar downstairs at 91-95 Clerkenwell Road, London.
Click here for location details.
Socrates is a social and networking event for football writers, bloggers and podcasters. Anyone fitting that description is welcome to attend.
The event is kindly sponsored by BuddyBet and their generous contribution to the food and drink should make for a fantastic evening. Find out more about BuddyBet here:
If you would like to attend then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you on the list. Alternatively, send a tweet to @socratesmeetup. Please use the hashtag #socrates12 and feel free to spread the word.
See you there!
Socrates Co-Founder and blogging stalwart, Chris Oakley is emigrating for New Zealand next month. To wish him well and to make sure he leaves we are delighted to announce that the next Socrates Football Bloggers Meetup will be in his honour on 31st August. Kick Off at 8pm.
This event will be a slightly less structured affair and will have no sponsor so you’ll have to bring your own money.
Socrates is an opportunity for football bloggers to meet and connect with each other in an atmosphere of conviviality and friendship. This will be our 12th London event which we hope you will be able to attend.
If you are a football blogger and would like to come along then please drop a line to email@example.com and we’ll put you on the list.
Socrates Oakley will be held at the Sports Bar And Grill in London Victoria Station. This is an open event but if there is sufficient interest we may well book some space to ourselves.
Many thanks to Socrates 11 sponsors, Football Radar for a fantastic night at the Real Man Bar in London. Great fun was had by all and we are looking forward to holding a further London Socrates event in June to coincide with Euro 2012.
If you would like to organise a Socrates event in your local area, do get in touch. The next event is in Bristol. Click here for more details.
The 11th Socrates Football Bloggers Meet-Up in London will be on 23 March 2012 from 7.00pm in the Real Man Bar, downstairs at 91-95 Clerkenwell Road, London.
The event is kindly sponsored by Football Radar (a few of their faces you may already recognise) who are looking to engage with passionate football followers like us. They’ll be there to chat to on the night but I suggest you also have a look at their website to find out what they’re all about…
New faces are always welcome – come along, it’ll be fun. They’ll be freshly cooked pizzas and beer* courtesy of our sponsors. (*Limited supply – get there early)
Where to go…
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If you’re coming, let us know because numbers will be limited – use the form below to guarantee your place:
After the success of Socrates Lewes and Ryton, we are delighted to announce that there will be a third non-league Socrates Football Bloggers Meet Up at Southern League Oxford City for their Premier Division clash with Weymouth on Saturday 28th January.
Socrates Oxford - 28th January
The day will start in the Lamb & Flag pub on St Giles from 12pm onwards. From there, we’ll make our way by taxi to the ground which is located to the north east of the city centre.
The City have a clubhouse; depending on the plans of the bloggers attending we’ll either stop here or make our way back into the city centre for post-match beers.
If you want to attend then drop the event organisers Lloyd Langman and Robert Langham a line at @twounfortunates or thetwounfortunates[at]gmail[dot]com.
The stadium address is:
Court Place Farm Stadium
Marsh Lane, Marston
Travel details are available here.
The Socrates Survey 2011 is available for download.
The collected views of over 80 football bloggers and podcasters, the survey is the first of its kind amongst the fraternity and provides an insight into the current state of play. As well as asking about workloads and optmism, the survey focuses on the impact of large commercial concerns on a still largely amateur sector.
The raw data (anonymised) is available, on request, to any interested independent football bloggers.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed.
Socrates is delighted to announce Damon Threadgold and Simon Barnett of The Real FA Cup as winners of the Socrates Award at the Not One Hundred Percent Accurate (NOPA) Awards for football bloggers and podcasters.
Damon and Simon were chosen on the basis of their consistently high quality of reportage and commentary on the early rounds of the English FA Cup. Their work is unique in the football blogosphere and the popularity of the site has, we believe, resulted in an increased popularity and awareness of the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup which in turn has had a positive impact on the attendance at non league grounds. Few football blogs have made a contribution to the grass roots of the game and their site was the only one considered for the 2011 award.
The award was presented to Damon by Gary Andrews at the NOPA Award ceremony on 15th December. A full list of NOPA Award winners is available here.
Socrates would like to thank Picklive for organising the event which was for the benefit of DS Active, providing sporting opportunities for young people with Down’s Syndrome.
In just its second year, the NOPA Awards has quickly become the key date in the diary for football bloggers and podcasters.
Organised by Picklive the awards recognise the very best and are a continuation of Picklive’s involvement and support of bloggers and podcasters. It’s no exaggeration that without the ongoing help from Picklive, Socrates would not be what it is now.
With the likes of Barry Glendenning, Tom Watt, Samantha Johnson and “Jay Jay Okocha” confirmed as special guest award presenters it promises to another great night. If you can, you owe it to yourself to come along and join the party. There are still tickets available.
Where: The Urdang, The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4RP
When: 7pm, Thursday 15 December 2011
As with last year we shall be presenting the Socrates Award for Outstanding Contribution. Selected by the Socrates Panel, this award recognises those who set the standard for us all to strive for. Last year’s award went to Ian King from twohundredpercent.net.
If you are coming, be sure to come and say hello. If you’re in town early why not join me and other bloggers for some pre-event looseners just around the corner from the venue at the Betsey Trotwood, (Map: 56 Farringdon Road). I’ll be in there from 5pm.
The survey is now closed for submissions. Thanks to everyone who helped by adding their opinion.
The report will be published on 15 December 2011.