2015 Football Blogging Awards: Meet the finalists – That’s A Goal


If you’re anything like us in the Ladbrokes News office you’ll know that for anyone with a constant thirst for football stats, information and previews the plethora of top notch football blogs have now become obligatory reading material.

The people behind these websites work tirelessly to meet our needs and pour their passion into their projects with great results.

Well, it’s almost that time of year when the crème de la crème of the blogging world are recognised at the annual Football Blogging Awards and with the 2015 edition taking place in Manchester later this week Ladbrokes is getting behind the event by sponsoring the Best Gambling Football Blog award.

The shortlist has been announced and we’ll be giving you the lowdown on each one between now and the big day.

Today we take a peek behind the scenes at That’s A Goal…

Ladbrokes News: Describe your blog in a nutshell

That’s A Goal: Thatsagoal.com is a portal for people to read match previews, accumulator tips and various big odds bets such as our weekend match result and both teams to score treble, we also have enhanced odds offers for our readers to help them take the bookies’ money.

LN: Describe a day in the life of a That’s A Goal blogger

TAG: Thatsagoal bloggers research their tips and usually bet on them themselves meaning it’s in everybody’s best interests for them to do a good job. Our bloggers want our readers to win money, that day revolves around giving them the best chance to do so!

LN: Which story are you most proud of?

TAG: We’ve had some big winners in the past but the highlight must be an 85/1 match result and both teams to score tip we produced on the New Year’s Day footy. Safe to say our Twitter went into meltdown at 5pm.

LN: Send us the best behind the scenes picture of life at That’s a Goal

TAG: The attached image is a standard morning at thatsagoal. Thatsagoal.com open and ready to add articles to, Twitter and a few bookies tabs all ready and Oddschecker to ensure we get punters the best odds for our tips.


Hard at work: That’s A Goal offer a glimpse of life behind the scenes of a blogger


LN: What would it mean to win the Best Gambling Football Blog 2015?

TAG: It would be a great honour to be recognised as the Best Gambling Blog, there are a lot of sites similar to thatsagoal.com who are great at what they do so to be singled out as the best would be fantastic and a great reward for our bloggers and our fans.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.