It’s Been A Great Year…
19 December 2012
The referee has checked his watch, he has confirmed with his linesmen and has put his whistle to his mouth and blown for fulltime. Another year draws to a close and this is your last Soccer-Laduma for 2012.
It’s been a significant year for Soccer-Laduma. Because of your continued support, in an industry that is seeing many print titles closing their doors, where most other newspapers in particular are struggling for sales, Soccer-Laduma has had record highs and continues to grow. Our digital platforms, the Soccer-Laduma mobisite and website are growing at a phenomenal rate, purely because of your passion and appetite for great soccer news and our passion and ability to give it to you.
Our social platforms, the Soccer-Laduma Facebook page (we’ve just hit 100 000 likes) and our numerous Twitter accounts continue to grow at a steady rate, and what a pleasure it has been to have an ongoing 24/7 conversation with you. Soccer-Laduma is no longer just a newspaper, just a website, just a Facebook page, just a twitter conversation - it’s an entire community. It’s a social gathering that is amongst the largest in the country today. It’s exciting times whether you’re a Soccer-Laduma reader or a Soccer-Laduma writer. Almost every day now we are finding new ways to talk to you, to listen to you, to respond to you. It doesn’t get better than that!
In 2013 we have some new initiatives starting up that will further solidify our family ties. Hugely exciting projects that I won’t go into detail about right now, but know that next year we are making the circle even bigger.
Important dates for you to take note of… This edition (edition 802) you are currently reading is the last one of 2012. The first edition of the new year (edition 803) will hit the newsstands on 9 January 2013. For those of you wanting to keep up to date with all the latest happenings in the football world, make sure you stay plugged into the Soccer-Laduma web and mobisite which will continue to break all your latest soccer news both local and international.
As you make your way home to take a well-deserved break, please drive safely and take care of yourselves through this festive period! The entire Soccer-Laduma team wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas and a hugely happy and prosperous New Year!
Until next year...