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Adam Bader Interview

Adam Bader was nominated for the Best Football Blogger award. We asked Adam to talk about the awards, how 2010 had turned out for him, future plans and of course, who he would vote for in the awards. Here’s the interview:

1) You’ve been nominated for Best Football Blogger, chosen by both fans and industry experts, how does it feel?

I am very grateful to Soccerlens for being nominated for this award. It’s nice to know that there is someone who appreciates the work that football bloggers do as they are under-appreciated by everyone in this industry which is a shame. Thank you very much Soccerlens.

2) What kind of year has 2010 been for Adam Bader?

It has been one if not the most difficult and challenging year of my life both on a personal and a professional level. It has been hard for me to blog consistently and produce high quality stuff especially with having another job and studies. I had to make drastic changes. I quit school, my job, moved to Madrid (to work for RealmadridTV) but in the end I had to quit blogging because I am working full-time as a football journalist for RealmadridTV. So yeah, it has been difficult but challenging nonetheless. Hard work gets always rewarded.

3) What do you think has been the key factor in your success?

I am sure you’ve heard it a million times before, but it’s hard work, networking and “improving constantly”. I was taught that If I wanted to do something then I MUST do it VERY WELL or not do it at all. You have to be the best at what you do. You also have to continue learning and improving.

4) If you were casting a vote for your any of your fellow nominees, who would it be?

I’d vote for Michael Cox of Zonal Marking because he produces insightful analyses of matches. Only a few can match the quality of his stuff.

5) What’s next for Adam Bader?

To continue improving and being the best at what I do. As simple as that.

6) Have you seen the Castrol Football Rankings? What do you think about them, and who do you think is the best footballer in the world at the moment?

I love the concept a lot, but I don’t think it will put a stop to who is the best player debate. It will, however, show based on facts who is actually the best performing player. I’d love If FIFA considered Castrol’s system in their FIFA Player of the Year Award.

The best footballer in the world right now? It’s hard to answer and it’s “IMPOSSIBLE”, in my humble opinion, to compare between football players especially if they were ones like Ronaldo & Messi.

My answer is this; it is all down to preference. For me it’s Cristiano Ronaldo not because he plays for Real Madrid, but I like his style, I like the fact he is physically very strong, can score from free-kicks, headers..etc a “complete” player, but that doesn’t mean he is better than Messi. As I said it is all down to preference, I prefer Ronaldo over Messi the same way I prefer Maradona over Pele.

Comparing footballers will always be inaccurate especially if they were of the calibre of Messi, Ronaldo Pele and Maradona.

You can vote for Adam Bader in the following award category:

Best Football Blogger

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