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    Got a season done and into March of the next one. As it's late now though I'll leave updating until next time.

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    Tease.

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    He he he

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    2019/20 - Newcastle Town (Conference Premier)
    It's goodbye to our best ever player

    Board: Consolidate position
    Media: 20th
    Bookies: 40-1
    Season tickets: 231 (up 5)

    Another one year contract extension for me.
    We make a great start, winning our first four games before a defeat at Woking. This form continues and we top the table after a dozen played.
    By halfway and the league is tight with seven teams spread over a seven point difference.
    My 500th game in charge at the club is a 3-0 home win over York. This leaves us in 2nd place after 30 games, behind Burton.
    Into the new year and we stutter a little as Burton pull clear and really hit their stride.
    Despite a very strong finish, Burton seal the title with a comfortable four games to spare, the same day we secure a place in the playoffs which started with an amazing 5-5 draw at Woking...




    FA CUP FIRST ROUND: Portsmouth 2 Newcastle Town 1
    FA TROPHY QUARTER FINAL REPLAY: Shrewsbury Town 4e Newcastle Town 3


    Top rating: David Brooks 7.56
    Top goalscorer: David Brooks 52 in 54 games
    Top league goalscorer: David Brooks 46 in 47 games

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR


    YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    David Brooks


    Following the season, David Brooks makes his move to Manchester United and I hope he establishes himself at the top level. He has been tremendous for Newcastle Town in the two seasons he has played for me.
    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 16-07-2011 at 08:28. Reason: League table and playoffs added

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    Roll of Honour

    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Arsenal
    Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur
    Relegated: Bristol City, Swansea City, Sunderland

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Champions: Leeds United
    Promoted: Cardiff City, Wigan Athletic*
    Relegated: Luton Town, Leicester City, Notts County

    LEAGUE ONE
    Champions: Plymouth Argyle
    Promoted: Watford, Derby County
    Relegated: Rotherham United, Portsmouth, Hartlepool United, Barnet

    LEAGUE TWO
    Champions: Carlisle United
    Promoted: Scunthorpe United, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers
    Relegated: Crawley Town, Oldham Athletic

    CONFERENCE PREMIER
    Champions: Burton Albion
    Promoted: Shrewsbury Town
    Relegated: Southport, Farnborough, Bromley, Chelmsford City

    CONFERENCE NORTH
    Champions: Nantwich Town
    Promoted: Barrow
    Relegated: AFC Telford United, Alfreton Town, Stalybridge Celtic

    CONFERENCE SOUTH
    Champions: VCD Athletic
    Promoted: Aldershot Town
    Relegated: Dulwich Hamlet, Truro City, Corinthian-Casuals

    ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Bishop's Stortford
    Promoted: Tooting & Mitcham United
    Relegated: Bedford Town, Burgess Hill Town, Eastbourne Borough, Concord Rangers

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
    Champions: Curzon Ashton
    Promoted: Northwich Victoria
    Relegated: Eastwood Town, Worksop Town, Prescot Cables, Wakefield

    SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Malvern Town
    Promoted: Tiverton Town
    Relegated: Wealdstone, Poole Town, Yate Town, Leighton Town

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Enfield Town
    Promoted: Dartford
    Relegated: Harrow Borough, Uxbridge

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Chipstead
    Promoted: Walton & Hersham
    Relegated: East Thurrock, Metropolitan Police

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Woodley Sports
    Promoted: Garforth Town
    Relegated: Whitley Bay, Mossley, Farsley Celtic

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Ilkeston Town
    Promoted: Rushall Olympic
    Relegated: Sheffield, Rainworth Miner's Welfare

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL
    Champions: Biggleswade Town
    Promoted: Hemel Hempstead Town
    Relegated: Slough Town, Bishop's Cleeve

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
    Champions: Burnham
    Promoted: Maidenhead United
    Relegated: Bashley
    * indicates 10 points deducted

    FA CUP
    Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Everton 1

    LEAGUE CUP
    Fulham 1 Manchester City 2

    JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
    Wrexham 0 Colchester United 2

    FA TROPHY
    Bath City 1 Shrewsbury Town 2e


    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Manchester United 2e Manchester City 1
    Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels

    EUROPA LEAGUE
    Villarreal 1 Everton 3
    Camp Nou, Barcelona

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    EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS
    Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x12)
    Belarus: BATE (x2)
    Belgium: Genk
    Bulgaria: Litex (x7)
    Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (x4)
    Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x5)
    Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x12)
    Finland: HJK Helsinki
    France: Lyon
    Germany: Bayer Leverkusen (x2)
    Greece: Olympiakos
    Hungary: Ferencváros
    Iceland: KA
    Israel: Beitar Jerusalem (x2)
    Italy: AC Milan (x2)
    Netherlands: Feyenoord (x2)
    Northern Ireland: Linfield
    Norway: Rosenborg (x3)
    Poland: Polonia Warsaw
    Portugal: Porto (x5)
    Republic of Ireland: Bohemians
    Romania: CFR Cluj
    Russia: CSKA Moscow
    Scotland: Celtic (x2)
    Serbia: Red Star Belgrade
    Slovakia: Banska Bystrica
    Slovenia: Maribor (x3)
    Spain: Atlético Madrid (x2)
    Sweden: Malmö
    Switzerland: Basel (x6)
    Turkey: Galatasaray
    Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x3)
    Wales: Llanelli (x4)

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    MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
    1. Manchester City
    2. Manchester United
    3. Arsenal
    4. Liverpool
    5. Chelsea
    6. Tottenham Hotspur

    TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS
    1. Michael Saunders (Monaco, 21 caps)
    2. Steve Elwell (Manchester United, 9 caps, 5 goals)
    3. Charles Phiri (Chelsea, 28 caps, 3 goals)
    4. Jack Rodwell (Everton, 76 caps, 11 goals)
    5. Joe Hart (Manchester City, 90 caps)
    6. Jordan Spence (Manchester United, 44 caps, 2 goals)

    TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS
    1. English Premier League - 4.5*
    2. Italian Serie A - 4.5*
    3. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4*
    4. French Ligue 1 - 4*
    5. German First Division - 4*
    6. English FA Cup - 3.5*
    Most improved: Faroese Premier Division - 635th to 519th (0.5*)

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    New Club Records
    Highest league position: 2nd in Conference Premier
    Highest attendance: 4000 v Woking (Conference Premier Playoff Semi Final)
    Highest gate receipts: £45,591 v Woking (Conference Premier Playoff Semi Final)
    Average attendance: 1443
    Biggest win: Havant & Waterlooville 1 Newcastle Town 6 (Conference Premier)
    Highest scoring game: Shrewsbury Town 5 Newcastle Town 5 (Conference Premier)
    Highest scoring league game: Shrewsbury Town 5 Newcastle Town 5
    Top goalscorer: 52 - David Brooks
    Top league goalscorer: 46 - David Brooks
    Most assists: 15 - Marc Dunning
    Highest average rating: 7.56 - David Brooks
    Most league appearances: 264 - Lassana Sidibé


    New League Records
    Highest scoring game: Shrewsbury Town 5 Newcastle Town 5
    Lost in a row: 21 - Chelmsford City
    Without winning: 38 - Chelmsford City
    Most points: 97 - Burton Albion
    Most goals: 100 - Newcastle Town
    Most conceded: 124 - Chelmsford City
    Top scorer: 46 - David Brooks


    All Time Best Eleven



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    Season Summary
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    2010/11  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     7th   Second Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2011/12  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   Preliminary Round         FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2012/13  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 13th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2013/14  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 20th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2014/15  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Preliminary Round
    2015/16  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  7th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Third Round
    2016/17  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  3rd   Fourth Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
    2017/18  Newcastle Town   Conference North                  2nd   First Round               FA Trophy First Round
    2018/19  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                9th   Third Round               FA Trophy Second Round
    2019/20  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                2nd   First Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final

    Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



    The Trophy Cabinet

    LEAGUES
    Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2 & 2014/5

    CUPS
    Northern Premier League Challenge Cup - 2016/7
    Northern Premier League Chairman's Cup - 2015/6

    AWARDS
    Conference Premier Manager of the Month twice
    Conference North Manager of the Season - 2017/8
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5
    Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month twice
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Month

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    2020 European Championship
    Hosts: Italy
    Holders: Spain

    GROUP STAGE
    Russia, Georgia, Germany, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Iceland

    SECOND ROUND
    Sweden 0 England 3
    Spain 2 Croatia 1
    Belgium 0 Portugal 1
    Belarus 0 France 2
    Czech Republic 1 Wales 0
    Netherlands 1 Turkey 2
    Scotland 1 Serbia 2
    Greece 0 Italy 0p

    QUARTER FINALS
    England 0 Spain 1
    France 4 Portugal 1
    Turkey 2 Czech Republic 1
    Italy 2 Serbia 1

    SEMI FINALS
    Spain 2 Italy 0
    France 1 Turkey 0

    FINAL
    Spain 2 France 0
    San Paolo, Naples
    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 16-07-2011 at 08:29. Reason: Added final result

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    It's a shame Brooks never made it on to the All Time Best Eleven. I expect he out-scored both the strikers on there, but didn't play enough games.

    Knocking on the Football League door again, it's difficult when there's only one automatic promotion place though. Better luck next season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.
    Just an idea Nobby, but I noticed when doing my own tables that when you bold or italic something that is coded it is not that easy to see. A bit of colour or something else might work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    It's a shame Brooks never made it on to the All Time Best Eleven. I expect he out-scored both the strikers on there, but didn't play enough games.

    Knocking on the Football League door again, it's difficult when there's only one automatic promotion place though. Better luck next season
    He outscored Emilsson but not Rushton.

    I don't do knocking, just banging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbokav1971 View Post
    Just an idea Nobby, but I noticed when doing my own tables that when you bold or italic something that is coded it is not that easy to see. A bit of colour or something else might work better.
    Might change it for the next update then, though I've never tried colour before.

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    Bad luck in the playoffs Nobby.

    How do you think you will do without Brooks next season. Surely its going to be almost impossible to replace him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezza1 View Post
    Bad luck in the playoffs Nobby.

    How do you think you will do without Brooks next season. Surely its going to be almost impossible to replace him?
    I have a very good idea since I'm in March. You guys will just have to wait for a bit.

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    Non League clubs in the FA Cup

    THIRD ROUND
    HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE 0 West Ham United 1
    Nottingham Forest 4 NEWCASTLE TOWN 1

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    2020/1 - Newcastle Town (Conference Premier)
    It's where we forget about David Brooks

    Board: Respectable position
    Media: 12th
    Bookies: 33-1
    Season tickets: 243 (up 12)

    Another one year contract extension for me. Elsewhere, Histon turn professional.
    Before the season starts, a (startling?) realisation. The two oldest players in my entire squad are just 25 while the average age of the first team is just 20.
    Early on we struggle for goals without Brooks but we do grind out results.
    Come halfway and the goals are going in and we're up to second place, chasing Histon. A good cup run sees us knock out Chesterfield at B2Net Stadium. They finished mid table in League One.
    With a quarter of the season left things are tight. Four points seperate the top four with us in fourth place.
    We then stuttered into the playoffs by losing three out of the last four, prior to which we are placed under a transfer embargo pending a takeover.

    In the playoffs, we have Woking again and it's another classic. Winning 3-0 at home in the first leg, we are 3-0 down at half time in the second leg before rallying back to lose 4-3 and go through 6-4 on aggregate, where we will travel to York and a crowd of 4060.




    FA CUP THIRD ROUND: Nottingham Forest 4 Newcastle Town 1
    FA TROPHY QUARTER FINAL: Mansfield Town 2 Newcastle Town 1


    Top rating: Mark Talbot 7.29
    Top goalscorer: Mark Talbot 31 in 50 games
    Top league goalscorer: Mark Talbot 25 in 43 games

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR


    YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Mark Talbot
    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 28-07-2011 at 18:23. Reason: Fixed video

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    Brooks Watch

    The first in a series where we see how the brilliant Brooks has progressed since departing Lyme Valley.


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    Roll of Honour

    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Arsenal
    Champions League qualifiers: Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur
    Relegated: Burnley, Wigan Athletic, Southampton

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Champions: Swansea City
    Promoted: Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion
    Relegated: Bradford City, Barnsley, Crystal Palace

    LEAGUE ONE
    Champions: Hull City
    Promoted: Leicester City, Blackpool
    Relegated: Doncaster Rovers, Lincoln City, Stevenage Borough, Carlisle United

    LEAGUE TWO
    Champions: Rotherham United
    Promoted: Gillingham, Portsmouth, Stockport County
    Relegated: Hereford United, Cheltenham Town

    CONFERENCE PREMIER
    Champions: Fleetwood Town
    Promoted: Newcastle Town
    Relegated: Havant & Waterlooville, FC United of Manchester, Accrington Stanley, VCD Athletic

    CONFERENCE NORTH
    Champions: Southport
    Promoted: Kidderminster Harriers
    Relegated: Burscough, Bradford Park Avenue, Malvern Town

    CONFERENCE SOUTH
    Champions: Harlow Town
    Promoted: Dover Athletic
    Relegated: Staines Town, Ramsgate, Carshalton Athletic*

    ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Lowestoft Town
    Promoted: Hitchin Town
    Relegated: Croydon Athletic, Dartford, Kingstonian, Enfield Town

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
    Champions: Boston United
    Promoted: Chester
    Relegated: Vauxhall Motors, Ilkeston Town, Kendal Town, Altrincham

    SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Rugby Town
    Promoted: AFC Telford United
    Relegated: Biggleswade Town, Spalding United, Thame United, Maidenhead United

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: King's Lynn
    Promoted: Leyton
    Relegated: Ware, Tilbury

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Cray Wanderers
    Promoted: Eastbourne Borough
    Relegated: Folkestone Invicta, North Greenford United

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Trafford
    Promoted: Leigh Genesis
    Relegated: Stocksbridge Park Steels, Skelmersdale United, Cammell Laird

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Leek Town
    Promoted: Kidsgrove Athletic
    Relegated: Ashton United, Glapwell

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL
    Champions: Aylesbury
    Promoted: Bedworth United
    Relegated: St Neots Town, Redditch United

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
    Champions: Taunton Town
    Promoted: Poole Town
    Relegated: Abingdon United
    * indicates 10 points deducted

    FA CUP
    Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester City 2e

    LEAGUE CUP
    Huddersfield Town 1 Arsenal 3e

    JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
    Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Chesterfield 0

    FA TROPHY
    Tamworth 2e Aldershot Town 1


    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Arsenal 0 Barcelona 1
    Delle Alpi, Turin

    EUROPA LEAGUE
    Juventus 1 Chelsea 1p
    OL Land, Décines-Charpieu

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    Congrats on the promotion Nobby. Into the big time finally!!

    Are you looking forward to going pro?!

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    You need to reformat the tags for the video from "<" and ">" to "[" and "]" I believe...

    Great result, going up, going up, Nobby's going up!

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    League football next season!!!

    I guess Nottinghamshire teams weren't your favourite this season?

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    EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS
    Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x13)
    Belarus: BATE (x3)
    Belgium: Anderlecht
    Bulgaria: Litex (x8)
    Croatia: Hajduk Split
    Czech Republic: Banik Ostrava
    Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x13)
    Finland: FC Lahti
    France: Lyon (x2)
    Germany: Cologne
    Greece: AEK Athens
    Hungary: Debrecen
    Iceland: Þróttur
    Israel: Maccabi Haifa
    Italy: Inter Milan
    Netherlands: Feyenoord (x3)
    Northern Ireland: Linfield (x2)
    Norway: Rosenborg (x4)
    Poland: Wisla Krakow
    Portugal: Porto (x6)
    Republic of Ireland: Bohemians (x2)
    Romania: Universitatea Craiova
    Russia: CSKA Moscow (x2)
    Scotland: Celtic (x3)
    Serbia: Red Star Belgrade (x2)
    Slovakia: Zilina
    Slovenia: Olimpija
    Spain: Barcelona
    Sweden: IFK Gothenborg
    Switzerland: Sion
    Turkey: Karsiyaka
    Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x4)
    Wales: Llanelli (x5)

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    Thank you very much guys.

    Delighted with promotion. While I knew Talbot was good as he played for some of last season, I didn't expect him to replace Brooks as well as he did.

    I've fixed the video.

    And yeah... Forest and Mansfield... though the Forest result was hardly a surprise.

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    MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
    1. Manchester City
    2. Manchester United
    3. Arsenal
    4. Liverpool
    5. Chelsea
    6. Tottenham Hotspur

    TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS
    1. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 19 caps, 8 goals)
    2. Mick Heffernan (AM C), Barcelona, 8 caps)
    3. Michael Saunders (GK, Chelsea, 25 caps)
    4. Brian Webb (DM, Genoa, 9 caps)
    5. Kais Ben Salem (M/AM L, Fulham, 22 caps, 5 goals)
    6. Charles Phiri (D C, Chelsea, 40 caps, 4 goals)


    TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS
    1. English Premier League - 4.5*
    2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4*
    3. Italian Serie A - 4*
    4. French Ligue 1 - 4*
    5. German First Division - 4*
    6. Russian Premier League - 3.5*
    Most improved: Maltese Premier Division 849th to 601st (0.5*)

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    New Club Records
    Most league appearances: 267 - Sean McHugh
    Highest transfer fee received: £275,000 for David Brooks to Manchester United (increasing depending on clauses)
    Total transfer income: £525,000


    New League Records
    Games without conceding: 7 - Nantwich Town
    Youngest player: 15 years 349 days - Paul Hart for Oldham Athletic v Newcastle Town


    All Time Best Eleven



    Legends
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    Favoured Personnel
    David Brooks, Mark Talbot
    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 01-08-2011 at 23:03. Reason: Best XI added.

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    Season Summary
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    Season   Team             Division                          Pos   FA Cup                    Other
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    2010/11  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     7th   Second Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2011/12  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   Preliminary Round         FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2012/13  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 13th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2013/14  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 20th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2014/15  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Preliminary Round
    2015/16  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  7th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Third Round
    2016/17  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  3rd   Fourth Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
    2017/18  Newcastle Town   Conference North                  2nd   First Round               FA Trophy First Round
    2018/19  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                9th   Third Round               FA Trophy Second Round
    2019/20  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                2nd   First Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2020/21  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                4th   Third Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final
    Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



    The Trophy Cabinet

    LEAGUES
    Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2 & 2014/5

    CUPS
    Northern Premier League Challenge Cup - 2016/7
    Northern Premier League Chairman's Cup - 2015/6

    AWARDS
    Conference Premier Manager of the Month twice
    Conference North Manager of the Season - 2017/8
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5
    Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month twice
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Month

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    Some other tidbits...

    My long serving Assistant Manager retired at the end of the season, he has been with me since the start.


    The number of seats in the stadium is being increased to meet Football League requirements.


    Our youth recruitment network is being improved.

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    HEY, NO FAIR! I can't even ASK for a recruiting network upgrade. :grr:

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    Congrats on the promotion, Nobby!

    And you lucky person on the youth recruitment thing!

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    Shame Brooks didn't play more often at United this season. I would expect him to be farmed out on loan if he wasn't getting regular appearances, otherwise is development is really going to stall.

    Top work on the promotion, seems the board have a bit of ambition too

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    Good work Nobby

    What tactics do you employ out of interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSYoungEsq View Post
    HEY, NO FAIR! I can't even ASK for a recruiting network upgrade. :grr:
    I know eh. It's always been greyed out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSYoungEsq View Post
    HEY, NO FAIR! I can't even ASK for a recruiting network upgrade. :grr:
    Trouble was, in asking for the youth recruitment upgrade, the board wouldn't let me ask for anything else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Congrats on the promotion, Nobby!

    And you lucky person on the youth recruitment thing!
    Thank you Deisler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Shame Brooks didn't play more often at United this season. I would expect him to be farmed out on loan if he wasn't getting regular appearances, otherwise is development is really going to stall.

    Top work on the promotion, seems the board have a bit of ambition too
    Brooks was listed for loan and there was interest but I was the only team to offer which was accepted only for Brooks to refuse to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Good work Nobby

    What tactics do you employ out of interest?
    I go to the Mike Bassett school of tactics...
    "Four four fucking two"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    I go to the Mike Bassett school of tactics...
    "Four four fucking two"
    Good man

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    Splendid season there Nobby. Congrats on the promotion and welcome into the Football League proper

    Shame Brooks left, but he looks to be way too good for your level anyway. Would be nice to see him make the grade in United though, or elsewhere in the Premier League.

    How much capacity have you got now after the upgrade of the stadium?

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    Thanks Pangaea.

    Brooks has agreed to go on loan to Everton this coming season where I presume he will be playing more often.

    Capacity is staying at 4000 but the number of seats is increasing to 2051.

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    Youth recruitment network improvements have been completed and are now rated basic.


    The new chairman is a bit of a mixed bag in the early going. Firstly he cancelled the link with Manchester United which had seen us playing an annual pre season friendly. Then he's allowed more money for wages and more staff (though they will tie in with being in League Two) before he did this.

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    That's always a costly affair, and not just in terms of wages.

    4,000 capacity isn't much, but if my experience is anything to go by it'll barely be half-full even in League 2.

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    Our first match is the Football League is watched by 2778, probably made up of around a thousand Newcastle Town fans, around a thousand from London and around a thousand Stoke City fans curious as to what their little neighbours are up to.


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    I've not been playing much due to working a lot, golfing and a holiday in Nice, but I have now managed to reach January in my current season.

    2021/2 FA CUP THIRD ROUND
    Aston Villa 2 HEREFORD UNITED 0
    EBBSFLEET UNITED 2 Queens Park Rangers 2
    Leeds United 2 HEDNESFORD TOWN 2
    Liverpool 6 RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 0
    REPLAYS
    Queens Park Rangers 3 EBBSFLEET UNITED 1
    HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 Leeds United 3
    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 16-09-2011 at 19:19.

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    2021/2 - Newcastle Town (League Two)
    It's where we become the second best team in Staffordshire

    Board: Fight bravely against relegation
    Media: 24th
    Bookies: 16-1
    Season tickets: 443 (up 200)

    I get another further year and this time a pay rise of £125 per week to £775.
    In our first Football League game, 2778 come to Lyme Valley to see us beat Leyton Orient 3-2 thanks to a Talbot hat-trick. A dream start.
    This continues but we slip to mid table in October.
    However, form is strong and consistant only for a final day draw at home to Hartlepool sees them relegated and us miss out on the playoffs.



    FA CUP SECOND ROUND: Exeter City 4 Newcastle Town 1
    LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND: Newcastle Town 0 Notts County 0p
    JOHNSTONE'S PAIN TROPHY NORTH SECOND ROUND: Crewe Alexandra 3 Newcastle Town 0


    Top rating: Mark Talbot 7.17
    Top goalscorer: Mark Talbot 28 in 46 games
    Top league goalscorer: Mark Talbot 23 in 41 games

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR


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    Brooks Watch

    Brooks was loaned out to Everton where he started the season but then never played... yet he has achieved a remarkable scoring record for the senior England side!


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    ]Roll of Honour

    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Arsenal
    Champions League qualifiers: Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United
    Relegated: Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Champions: Burnley
    Promoted: Bristol City, Southampton
    Relegated: Leicester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool

    LEAGUE ONE
    Champions: Gillingham
    Promoted: Barnsley, Middlesbrough
    Relegated: Preston North End, AFC Wimbledon, Stockport County, Rotherham United

    LEAGUE TWO
    Champions: Stevenage Borough
    Promoted: Shrewsbury Town, Lincoln City, Oxford United
    Relegated: Hartlepool United, Dagenham & Redbridge

    CONFERENCE PREMIER
    Champions: Histon
    Promoted: Crawley Town
    Relegated: Newport County, Walsall*, Dover Athletic, Harlow Town

    CONFERENCE NORTH
    Champions: AFC Telford United
    Promoted: FC Halifax Town
    Relegated: Boston United, Gateshead, Curzon Ashton*

    CONFERENCE SOUTH
    Champions: Havant & Waterlooville
    Promoted: Hayes & Yeading United
    Relegated: Weymouth, Dorchester Town, Windsor & Eton

    ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Lewes
    Promoted: Dulwich Hamlet
    Relegated: Ramsgate, Hemel Hempstead Town, Tonbridge Angels, Chipstead Town

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
    Champions: Woodley Sports
    Promoted: Workington
    Relegated: Brigg Town, Buxton, Hyde United, Kidsgrove Athletic

    SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Bedworth United
    Promoted: Truro City
    Relegated: Ashford Town (Middlesex), Stourport Swifts, Fleet Town, Aylesbury

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Dartford
    Promoted: Ilford
    Relegated: Potters Bar Town, AFC Sudbury

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Kingstonian
    Promoted: Whitstable Town
    Relegated: East Thurrock, Retford United

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Kendal Town
    Promoted: Salford City
    Relegated: Warrington Town, Radcliffe Borough, Ossett Albion

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Quorn
    Promoted: Grantham Town
    Relegated: Loughborough Dynamo, stamford

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL
    Champions: Halesowen Town
    Promoted: Oxford City
    Relegated: Bedford Town, Bedfont Town

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
    Champions: Paulton Rovers
    Promoted: Hungerford Town
    Relegated: Andover
    * indicates 10 points deducted

    FA CUP
    Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0

    LEAGUE CUP
    Birmingham City 0 Aston Villa 1

    JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
    Scunthorpe United 0 Brentford 1

    FA TROPHY
    Hereford United 2 FC United of Manchester 3


    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Manchester City 1 Lyon 0
    Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

    EUROPA LEAGUE
    Parma 1 Real Madrid 0
    Stadion Miejski, Poznan

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    MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
    1. Manchester City
    2. Arsenal
    3. Manchester United
    4. Chelsea
    5. Tottenham Hotspur
    6. Liverpool

    TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS
    1. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 24 caps, 9 goals)
    4. Brian Webb (DM, Genoa, 11 caps)
    2. Mick Heffernan (AM C), Barcelona, 10 caps)
    4. Elliott Moore (AM/M C, Manchester United, 5 caps, 1 goal)
    6. Charles Phiri (D C, Chelsea, 47 caps, 5 goals)
    3. Michael Saunders (GK, Chelsea, 31 caps)


    TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS
    1. English Premier League - 4.5*
    2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4*
    3. Italian Serie A - 4*
    4. French Ligue 1 - 4*
    5. German First Division - 4*
    6. Russian Premier League - 3.5*
    Most improved: Albanian Superleague 455th to 311th (0.5*)

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    3 seasons ago Mr. Brooks was playing non league football. Now he's scored for england.

    Epic

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    EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS
    Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x14)
    Belarus: BATE (x4)
    Belgium: Genk
    Bulgaria: Litex (x9)
    Croatia: Hajduk Split (x2)
    Czech Republic: Sparta Prague
    Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x14)
    Finland: HJK Helsinki
    France: Lyon (x3)
    Germany: Bayern Munich
    Greece: Panathinaikos
    Hungary: Győr
    Iceland: KR
    Israel: Maccabi Haifa (x2)
    Italy: Palermo
    Netherlands: PSV Eindhoven
    Northern Ireland: Linfield (x3)
    Norway: Rosenborg (x5)
    Poland: Polonia Warsaw
    Portugal: Porto (x7)
    Republic of Ireland: Sligo Rovers
    Romania: CFR Cluj
    Russia: CSKA Moscow (x3)
    Scotland: Rangers
    Serbia: Red Star Belgrade (x3)
    Slovakia: Banska Bystrica
    Slovenia: Maribor
    Spain: Barcelona (x2)
    Sweden: AIK Stockholm
    Switzerland: Sion (x2)
    Turkey: Besiktas
    Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x5)
    Wales: Llanelli (x6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSpurs94 View Post
    3 seasons ago Mr. Brooks was playing non league football. Now he's scored for england.

    Epic
    I said he was brilliant.

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    Season summary, best XI and club/league records will be done next time I am on. I haven't quite got to the season changeover yet.

    One other thing of note before I go... the youth and training facilities upgrade was cancelled due to lack of funds and a planned stadium expansion was reduced to just 50 extra seats costing £90,000

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    Looks like wor Brooksy should be doing the business for Man Utd soon! How did he get into the England squad without playing much club football?

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    Good solid season Next year, playoffs?

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    Snake - No idea.

    AK - Yeah, was much better than expected but disappointing missing out on the playoffs by failing to beat the bottom side. This year I'm aiming for them.

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    New Club Records
    Highest league position: 9th in League Two
    Average attendance: 2621
    Most league appearances: 312 - Sean McHugh
    Transfer fee paid: £12,000 for Geoff Miller from Middlesbrough



    New League Records
    Games without conceding: 9 - Stevenage Borough
    Goals scored: 97 - Shrewsbury Town
    Top goalscorer: 31 - Marcus Phillips (Shrewsbury Town)
    Youngest goalscorer: 16 years 23 days - Anthony Marshall for Port Vale v Oxford United


    All Time Best Eleven



    Legends
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    Season Summary
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    Season   Team             Division                          Pos   FA Cup                    Other
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    2010/11  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     7th   Second Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2011/12  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   Preliminary Round         FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2012/13  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 13th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2013/14  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 20th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2014/15  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Preliminary Round
    2015/16  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  7th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Third Round
    2016/17  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  3rd   Fourth Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
    2017/18  Newcastle Town   Conference North                  2nd   First Round               FA Trophy First Round
    2018/19  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                9th   Third Round               FA Trophy Second Round
    2019/20  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                2nd   First Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2020/21  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                4th   Third Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2022/21  Newcastle Town   League Two                        9th   Second Round              League Cup First Round
    Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



    The Trophy Cabinet

    LEAGUES
    Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2 & 2014/5

    CUPS
    Northern Premier League Challenge Cup - 2016/7
    Northern Premier League Chairman's Cup - 2015/6

    AWARDS
    Conference Premier Manager of the Month twice
    Conference North Manager of the Season - 2017/8
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5
    Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month twice
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Month

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    2022 World Cup
    Hosts: China
    Holders: France

    GROUP STAGE
    Jamaica, China, Cameroon, Brazil, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Tunisia, Nigeria, Australia, Iran, Chile, Ghana, Slovakia, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia

    SECOND ROUND
    Mexico 2e Serbia 1
    Morocco 1 Turkey 3
    Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 Czech Republic 3
    England 0 Portugal 2
    Spain 2 France 1
    Croatia 1 Italy 2
    USA 1 Netherlands 0
    Belgium 2 Argentina 1

    QUARTER FINALS
    Turkey 3 Czech Republic 0
    Mexico 0 Portugal 0p
    Spain 2 Belgium 0
    Italy 3 USA 0

    SEMI FINALS
    Portugal 0 Italy 1
    Turkey 0 Spain 0p

    THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF
    Turkey 1 Portugal 0

    FINAL
    Italy 1 Spain 2
    National Olympic Stadium 'Bird's Next', Beijing

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    What do you do when you end up with the exact same tie at the same round of the League Cup as the previous season when you got knocked out?
    You get revenge.

    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 09-10-2011 at 22:07. Reason: Correct highlights now in place

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    I hope you had a pair of sunglasses handy after the final whistle to make this face >

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    Hang on... where have my Crewe highlights gone?

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    I've corrected them now.

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    Non League clubs in the 2022/3 FA Cup

    THIRD ROUND
    BRIDLINGTON TOWN 0 Fleetwood Town 3
    BROMLEY 1 Queen's Park Rangers 2
    HEREFORD UNITED 0 Huddersfield Town 2

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    Back from holiday and the way this season is going I might end up getting FM2012 after all...

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    2022/3 - Newcastle Town (League Two)
    It's a long, tough season

    Board: Consolidate
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    Bookies: 33-1
    Season tickets: 469 (up 26)

    I get another further year and this time a pay rise of £50 per week to £825.
    A poor start sees us down the bottom end of the table.
    A brief improvement after a while saw us climb to mid table at Christmas.
    A nosedive saw us bomb back down the table and it was a very gritty second half to the season.
    A short good run did ease the worries but it was a disappointing season after our Football League debut last year was so good. Typically we found a bit of form when it didn't matter over the final month or so.



    FA CUP SECOND ROUND: Scunthorpe United 4 Newcastle Town 3 (4 down at half time)
    LEAGUE CUP THIRD ROUND: Newcastle Town 1 Scunthorpe United 2
    JOHNSTONE'S PAIN TROPHY NORTH SECOND ROUND: Newcastle Town 0 Port Vale 1


    Top rating: Mark Talbot & Jӧrg Müller 6.91
    Top goalscorer: Mark Talbot 19 in 50 games
    Top league goalscorer: Mark Talbot 14 in 45 games

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR


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    Brooks Watch

    Brooks was back at Manchester United and played well, making a significant contribution to their Premier League & Champions League double.
    On the England front, he played well in the friendlies - England are hosting Euro 2024 so have no competitive matches at the moment.


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    Roll of Honour

    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Manchester United
    Champions League qualifiers: Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea
    Relegated: Bolton Wanderers, Bristol City, Southampton

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Champions: Wigan Athletic
    Promoted: Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City
    Relegated: Swindon Town, Gillingham, Coventry City

    LEAGUE ONE
    Champions: Exeter City
    Promoted: Leicester City, Ipswich Town
    Relegated: Brighton & Hove Albion, Chesterfield, Shrewsbury Town, Oxford United

    LEAGUE TWO
    Champions: AFC Wimbledon
    Promoted: Macclesfield Town, Bristol Rovers, Carlisle United
    Relegated: Darlington, Doncaster Rovers

    CONFERENCE PREMIER
    Champions: Hereford United
    Promoted: Dagenham & Redbridge
    Relegated: Mansfield Town, York City, Aldershot Town, Hartlepool United*

    CONFERENCE NORTH
    Champions: Tamworth
    Promoted: Northwich Victoria
    Relegated: Hednesford Town, Bedworth United, Witton Albion

    CONFERENCE SOUTH
    Champions: Dover Athletic
    Promoted: Farnborough
    Relegated: Lewes, Tiverton Town, Bishop's Stortford

    ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Leyton
    Promoted: Whitstable Town
    Relegated: Hendon, Chatham Town, Carshalton Athletic, King's Lynn

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
    Champions: Durham City
    Promoted: Blyth Spartans
    Relegated: Grantham Town, Garforth Town, Alfreton Town, Kendal Town

    SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Dorchester Town
    Promoted: Weymouth
    Relegated: Quorn, Weston-super-Mare, Oxford City, Halesowen Town

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Aveley
    Promoted: Wealdstone
    Relegated: Haverhill Rovers, Heybridge Swifts

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Sittingbourne
    Promoted: Fleet Town
    Relegated: Burgess Hill Town, Metropolitan Police

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Farsley
    Promoted: North Ferriby United
    Relegated: Cammell Laird, Whitby Town, Guiseley

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Carlton Town
    Promoted: Lincoln United
    Relegated: Shepshed Dynamo, Rainworth Miners' Welfare

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL
    Champions: Romulus
    Promoted: Evesham United
    Relegated: Woodford United, Sutton Coldfield Town

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
    Champions: Bridgwater Town
    Promoted: Shortwood United
    Relegated: Sholing
    * indicates 10 points deducted

    FA CUP
    Wigan Athletic 0 Chelsea2

    LEAGUE CUP
    Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0

    JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
    Crystal Palace 3 Bradford City 0

    FA TROPHY
    Hereford United 2 Aldershot Town 1


    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3
    De Kuip, Rotterdam

    EUROPA LEAGUE
    Inter Milan 4 Juventus 1
    Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul

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    MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
    1. Manchester City
    2. Manchester United
    3. Arsenal
    4. Tottenham Hotspur
    5. Chelsea
    6. Liverpool

    TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS
    1. Elliott Moore (AM/M C, Manchester United, 13 caps, 1 goal)
    2. Kais Ben Salem (M/AM L, Fulham, 34 caps, 9 goals)
    3. Brian Webb (DM/ M C, Genoa, 18 caps, 1 goal)
    4. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 30 caps, 16 goals)
    5. Mick Heffernan (AM C), Barcelona, 10 caps)
    3. Michael Saunders (GK, Chelsea, 39 caps)

    ENGLAND MANAGER
    Keith Mullen


    TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS
    1. English Premier League - 4.5*
    2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4*
    3. Italian Serie A - 4*
    4. French Ligue 1 - 4*
    5. German First Division - 4*
    6. Russian Premier League - 3.5*
    Most improved: Maltese Premier Division 694th to 580th (0.5*)

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    Decent first season in the football league

    Doncaster have fallen from grace somewhat!

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    EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS
    Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x15)
    Belarus: BATE (x5)
    Belgium: Standard Liege
    Bulgaria: Litex (x10)
    Croatia: Hajduk Split (x3)
    Czech Republic: Sparta Praguev
    Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x15)
    Finland: Oulun Palloseura
    France: Marseille
    Germany: Bayer Leverkusen
    Greece: Panathinaikos (x2)
    Hungary: Debrecen
    Iceland: KR (x2)
    Israel: Maccabi Haifa (x3)
    Italy: AC Milan
    Netherlands: Ajax
    Northern Ireland: Linfield (x4)
    Norway: Rosenborg (x6)
    Poland: Polonia Warsaw (x2)
    Portugal: Porto (x8)
    Republic of Ireland: Bohemians
    Romania: CFR Cluj (x2)
    Russia: CSKA Moscow (x4)
    Scotland: Rangers (x2)
    Serbia: Red Star Belgrade (x4)
    Slovakia: Slovan Bratislava
    Slovenia: Maribor (x2)
    Spain: Valencia
    Sweden: AIK Stockholm (x2)
    Switzerland: St Gallen
    Turkey: Galatasaray
    Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x6)
    Wales: Llanelli (x7)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Decent first season in the football league

    Doncaster have fallen from grace somewhat!
    Thanks AK, shame my second one wasn't so good.

    Doncaster have dropped a lot yes.

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    Back where they belong, you might argue.

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    New Club Records
    Most league appearances: 345 - Sean McHugh


    New League Records
    Highest Scoring Game: Preston North End 6 Torquay United 3


    All Time Best Eleven



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    Season Summary
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    2010/11  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     7th   Second Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2011/12  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   Preliminary Round         FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2012/13  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 13th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2013/14  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 20th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2014/15  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Preliminary Round
    2015/16  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  7th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Third Round
    2016/17  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  3rd   Fourth Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
    2017/18  Newcastle Town   Conference North                  2nd   First Round               FA Trophy First Round
    2018/19  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                9th   Third Round               FA Trophy Second Round
    2019/20  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                2nd   First Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2020/21  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                4th   Third Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2021/22  Newcastle Town   League Two                        9th   Second Round              League Cup First Round        
    2022/23  Newcastle Town   League Two                       17th   Second Round              League Cup Third Round
    Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



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    Conference Premier Manager of the Month twice
    Conference North Manager of the Season - 2017/8
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5
    Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month twice
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Month

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    This is a great read,I'm now a closet fan of Newcastle Town.

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    Thanks Nordan.

    If you want to peek out of the closet...
    http://www.newcastletown.co.uk/

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    Not only do I get a thumping win to kick off the new seasons, but it is at our local rivals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    If you want to peek out of the closet...
    Oooohh....that's a big step,maybe too big!

    Great win over PV,only Talbot knows how to celebrate tho...is there a "celebrate PPM"?

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    Maybe I should get him to tutor the other players in celebrating.

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    Non League clubs in the FA Cup

    THIRD ROUND
    HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH 2 Newcastle Town 2
    TAMWORTH 0 Exeter City 2
    YEOVIL TOWN 0 Burnley 6

    REPLAY
    Newcastle Town 3 HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH 2

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    Approaching the end of the season and just received my first job offer. Berwick Rangers, new consortium at the helm and relegated from the First Division approach me.

    No thanks. If I leave Newcastle Town it's because I've been forced out and to play FM2012 which I don't have.

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    2023/4 - Newcastle Town (League Two)
    It's where we throw away a season of great effort

    Board: Avoid relegation
    Media: 24th
    Bookies: 40-1
    Season tickets: 493 (up 24)

    Another contract extension for me. This time I get an extra two years (so three to run) and a £100 pay rise to £925 per week.
    Also, the training facilities improve from basic to fairly basic, the youth facilities from minimal to basic and the stadium is converted to all seated and increased slightly to 4050 capacity.

    Our start is a lot better this season than last as we sit just below the playoffs.
    Talbot then gets injured... and we go on a run that puts us into the playoffs. Defensive stalwart McHugh then tears his calf (missed 4-5 months) yet we still maintain our form,
    A slight blip gets compensated by a 7-3-0 run and we enter the final game one point clear of Rotherham and in third play.
    We then lose at home to Oxford United and away at Wrexham to throw away automatic promotion.
    Into the playoffs and we lose 3-1 at home to Tranmere. The comeback of all comebacks is on as we go 3-0 at Prenton Park only to ship a goal and lose on penalties.

    All that work to throw it away.



    FA CUP FOURTH ROUND REPLAY: Bradford City 5e Newcastle Town 3
    LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND: Newcastle Town 0 Crewe Alexandra 1 (them again!)
    JOHNSTONE'S PAIN TROPHY NORTH QUARTER FINAL: Newcastle Town 1 Carlisle United 2


    Top rating: Mark Talbot 7.21
    Top goalscorer: Mark Talbot 26 in 45 games
    Top league goalscorer: Mark Talbot 23 in 37 games

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR


    YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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    Brooks Watch

    He made sporadic appearances in the league but helped a little in United winning the title. He's made a few more international appearances too and will probably make the Euro 2024 squad which England are hosting.


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    News not long after the season started came that the board have decided to build a new stadium. While I'm obviously delighted about this, I do wonder why they bothered converting Lyme Valley to all seated last close season. Also, I know for a fact that there is lots of room around the stadium to expand. Oh well, it will be nice and new and won't have an outdoor velodrome surrounding the pitch.



    Capacity is expected to be 6867.

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    Congrats on the new stadium, shame about the playoff defeat.

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    Thanks Snake. I felt like throwing something through the monitor when we lost promotion twice.

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    Roll of Honour

    PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Manchester United
    Champions League qualifiers: Arsenal, Manchester City, Aston Villa
    Relegated: Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City

    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Champions: Bolton Wanderers
    Promoted: Swansea City, Bristol City
    Relegated: Peterborough United, Ipswich Town, Exeter City

    LEAGUE ONE
    Champions: Sheffield Wednesday
    Promoted: Coventry City, Grimsby Town
    Relegated: Luton Town, Bristol Rovers, Lincoln City, Carlisle United

    LEAGUE TWO
    Champions: Stockport County
    Promoted: Preston North End, Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town
    Relegated: Histon, Crawley Town

    CONFERENCE PREMIER
    Champions: Doncaster Rovers
    Promoted: Ebbsfleet United
    Relegated: Dover Athletic, Northwich Victoria, Oldham Athletic, AFC Telford United

    CONFERENCE NORTH
    Champions: Hartlepool United
    Promoted: York City
    Relegated: Chester, Needham Market, Worcester City

    CONFERENCE SOUTH
    Champions: Aldershot Town
    Promoted: Welling United
    Relegated: Dulwich Hamlet, Whitstable Town, Hastings United

    ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Dartford
    Promoted: Cray Wanderers
    Relegated: Sittingbourne, Bishop's Stortford, Corinthian-Casuals, Wealdstone

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
    Champions: Hednesford Town
    Promoted: Carlton Town
    Relegated: Curzon Ashton, North Ferriby United, Burscough, Leigh Genesis

    SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
    Champions: Bridgwater Town
    Promoted: Tiverton Town
    Relegated: Eastleigh, Shortwood United, Evesham United, Fleet Town

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Uxbridge
    Promoted: King's Lynn Town
    Relegated: Hendon, Redbridge

    ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Faversham Town
    Promoted: Walton Casuals
    Relegated: Horsham YMCA, Whyteleafe

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH
    Champions: Whitley Bay
    Promoted: Brigg Town
    Relegated: Scarborough Athletic, Mossley, Ossett Albion

    NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
    Champions: Vauxhall Motors
    Promoted: Kidsgrove Athletic
    Relegated: Stafford Rangers, Chasetown

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL
    Champions: St Neots Town
    Promoted: Halesowen Town
    Relegated: Barton Rovers, Aylesbury United

    SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
    Champions: Ware
    Promoted: Almondsbury Town
    Relegated: Clevedon Town
    * indicates 10 points deducted

    FA CUP
    Blackburn Rovers 2e Arsenal 1

    LEAGUE CUP
    Blackburn Rovers 2 Sunderland 1

    JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
    Colchester United 2 Stockport County 1

    FA TROPHY
    Ebbsfleet United 4 Doncaster Rovers 1


    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    Parma 1 Manchester City 0
    Swedbank Arena, Stockholm

    EUROPA LEAGUE
    Sunderland 1 Lyon 2
    Ullevi, Gothenborg

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    MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
    1. Manchester City
    2. Manchester United
    3. Arsenal
    4. Chelsea
    5. Tottenham Hotspur
    6. Liverpool

    TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS
    1. Elliott Moore (AM/M C, Manchester United, 13 caps, 1 goal)
    2. Mick Heffernan (AM C), Barcelona, 13 caps, 1 goal)
    3. Brian Webb (DM/ M C, Genoa, 20 caps, 2 goals)
    4. Charles Phiri (D C, Chelsea, 60 caps, 6 goals)
    5. Kais Ben Salem (M/AM L, Fulham, 36 caps, 9 goals)
    6. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 32 caps, 16 goals)


    ENGLAND MANAGER
    Keith Mullen


    TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS
    1. English Premier League - 4.5*
    2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4*
    3. Italian Serie A - 4*
    4. French Ligue 1 - 4*
    5. German First Division - 4*
    6. Russian Premier League - 3.5*
    Most improved: Andorran First Division 581st to 428th (0.5*)

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    EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS
    Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x16)
    Belarus: BATE (x6)
    Belgium: Anderlecht
    Bulgaria: Litex (x11)
    Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb
    Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x3)
    Denmark: Esbjerg
    Finland: HJK Helsinki
    France: Lyon
    Germany: Bayern Munich
    Greece: Panathinaikos (x3)
    Hungary: Debrecen (x2)
    Iceland: KR (x3)
    Israel: Maccabi Haifa (x4)
    Italy: Inter Milan
    Netherlands: Feyenoord
    Northern Ireland: Linfield (x5)
    Norway: Rosenborg (x7)
    Poland: Polonia Warsaw (x3)
    Portugal: Porto (x9)
    Republic of Ireland: Sligo Rovers
    Romania: CFR Cluj (x3)
    Russia: CSKA Moscow (x5)
    Scotland: Rangers (x3)
    Serbia: Red Star Belgrade (x5)
    Slovakia: Zilina
    Slovenia: Maribor (x3)
    Spain: Real Madrid
    Sweden: AIK Stockholm (x3)
    Switzerland: Basel
    Turkey: Besiktas
    Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x7)
    Wales: Llanelli (x8)

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    New Club Records
    Highest league position: 6th in League Two
    Highest attendance: 4050 v Bury (FA Cup Second Round, and other matches since)
    Highest gate receipts: £78,570 v Bury (FA Cup Second Round)
    Average attendance: 3108
    Most games won in a row: 7
    Most assists: 18 - Ingo Helwig
    Most league appearances: 386 - Paul Gallagher
    Most league goals: 101 - Mark Talbot
    Highest transfer fee paid: £220,000 for James Hewlett from Aston Villa



    New League Records
    Top goalscorer: 33 - Bradley Coyne (Preston North End)


    All Time Best Eleven



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    Last edited by Nobby_McDonald; 17-11-2011 at 17:31. Reason: Added in Best XI

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    Season Summary
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    2010/11  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     7th   Second Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2011/12  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   Preliminary Round         FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2012/13  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 13th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2013/14  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                 20th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
    2014/15  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     1st   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Preliminary Round
    2015/16  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  7th   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Third Round
    2016/17  Newcastle Town   Northern Premier                  3rd   Fourth Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
    2017/18  Newcastle Town   Conference North                  2nd   First Round               FA Trophy First Round
    2018/19  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                9th   Third Round               FA Trophy Second Round
    2019/20  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                2nd   First Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2020/21  Newcastle Town   Conference Premier                4th   Third Round               FA Trophy Quarter Final 
    2021/22  Newcastle Town   League Two                        9th   Second Round              League Cup First Round        
    2022/23  Newcastle Town   League Two                       17th   Second Round              League Cup Third Round    
    2022/23  Newcastle Town   League Two                        6th   Fourth Round              League Cup First Round
    Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



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    Conference North Manager of the Season - 2017/8
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5
    Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month twice
    Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Month

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    had a good read of this thread - I had avoided reading FM11 threads since 12, but thought i'd give it a go! Very impressive stuff. David Brooks - what a legend! That pace is just INSANE!!!

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    Thanks Jdrawmer. Glad you enjoy it.

    I was very lucky to find Brooks. He had come into the game unattached and my scout found him. After two years, I couldn't keep him, it wouldn't have been fair on him.

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    So close! Very unlucky! Top scorers in the league too, I notice.

    At least the new stadium is a slight sweetener I suppose

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    Well... in a way yes. The downside is it's hammered my transfer budget (to nothing) and my wage budget (I can't sign anyone under 21 following the National Minimum Wage in the UK). My first team squad is six players lighter for the next season, though I have kept all my main players bar one (Bigger Tshibasu) who was sold for £160,000.

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    2024 European Championship
    Hosts: England
    Holders: Spain

    GROUP STAGE
    Slovakia, Croatia, Iceland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Wales, Austria

    SECOND ROUND
    France 2 Turkey 1
    Portugal 2 Scotland 0
    Netherlands 3 Sweden 1
    Denmark 0 England 4
    Greece 0p Belgium 0
    Germany 0p Russia 0
    Czech Republic 0 Spain 1
    Ukraine 2 Italy 3

    QUARTER FINALS
    Portugal 1e France 0
    Netherlands 0 England 1
    Germany 0p Greece 0
    Spain 0 Italy 1

    SEMI FINALS
    Portugal 0 Italy 2
    England 0p Germany 0

    FINAL
    Italy 1 England 0
    Wembley, London

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    The lack of goals in the World Cup, especially in the latter stages is disappointing.

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    The +9 increase in Brookes' strength attribute is probably the biggest I have ever seen. Great indication as to how proper training and facilities can impact a player, and how keeping prospects through the lower leagues can stall development.

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    So unlucky with the playoff defeat. I'm betting on you bouncing back this season though!

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