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[FM11] He's Going Home, He Going Home, He's Going... Nobby's Going Home... Version 2

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With Uncle Ron releasing a second and even further improved version of the English league system down to tier 8, I have decided to restart using this as I had only completed one season in my first save.

Here's my setup. I've been very ambitious with this and loaded up far more than I ever have before. This is after Amaroq's description of how having playable/view only/inactive leagues work. Hopefully it won't run too slowly!

Large database with Uncle Ron's England to level 8 file.

Argentina (Premier Division)

Australia (Hyundai A-League, view only)

Austria (Premier Division, view only)

Belarus (Highest League, view only)

Belgium (Pro League, view only)

Brazil (First Division)

Bulgaria ("A" Group, view only)

Chile (First Division, view only)

China (Super League, view only)

Colombia (First Division, view only)

Croatia (First Division, view only)

Czech Republic (First Division, view only)

Denmark (Superliga, view only)

England (Regional First Divisions and above)

Finland (Premier League, view only)

France (Ligue 2 and above)

Germany (First Division) - only one division selected because of the Germans being so arsey with licenses, names etc

Greece (Superleague)

Hungary (Division I, view only)

Iceland (Premier Division, view only)

Israel (Premier League, view only)

Italy (Serie B and above)

Mexico (First Division)

Netherlands (Eredivisie)

Northern Ireland (Second Division and above)

Norway (Premier Division, view only)

Peru (Premier Division, view only)

Poland (Ekstraklasa, view only)

Portugal (Liga ZON Sagres)

Republic of Ireland (First Division and above)

Romania (Liga I, view only)

Russia (Premier Division)

Scotland (Third Division and above)

Serbia (SuperLeague, view only)

Slovakia (First Division, view only)

Slovenia (First League, view only)

South Africa (Premier League, view only)

South Korea (K-League, view only)

Spain (Liga adelante and above)

Sweden (Premier Division, view only)

Switzerland (Super League, view only)

Turkey (Premier Division)

USA (MLS, view only)

Ukraine (Premier League, view only)

Uruguay (First Division, view only)

Wales (Principality Welsh Premier)

Nations: 46

Leagues: 62

Approximate player count: 72,000 (recommended maximum 75,000)

Wagons roll...

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Newcastle Town Football Club

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My hometown team. Newcastle-under-Lyme is a town with approximately 75,000 inhabitants. Despite being a fairly sizeable town, they have never had a football team of any real significance. Neighbouring Stoke-on-Trent is home to two Football League clubs, Stoke City and Port Vale. These teams, especially Stoke, pull many football supporters who live in Newcastle-under-Lyme away from the town's team.

Formed as a Sunday League team in 1964, more recently the team has spent many years in the North West Counties League Premier Division, finishing runners up three times in the 1990s and being edged out in 2001/2 by Kidsgrove Athletic and Prescot Cables. The home match near the end of the season against local rivals Kidsgrove attracted a crowd of nearly 1100, then a league record until FC United of Manchester entered the league. Town lost 1-0 and finished 3rd.

Things are improving though. After many years of trying, Newcastle Town finally won the North West Counties League Premier Division in 2009/10, and in some style. After winning their first 28 games they finished the season on 114 points and scoring 121 goals in a 42 game season. This puts them in the Northern Premier League First Division South, the highest Newcastle have ever been.

Can I take Newcastle Town even further and emerge from the shadows of their more illustrious neighbours?

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Lyme Valley Parkway Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme holds 4000 with 300 seats and is in poor condition with a grass surface. The club has basic corporate, basic training and minimal youth facilities and limited youth recruitment. The team's rivals are Alsager Town, Congleton Town and Kidsgrove Atheltic.

I am given a contract for 2 years and on £200 per week.

This is the job I've always wanted...

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Good luck - Town are currently bottom of the NW Counties Premier in my FM10 save...2043, an they've not been above tier 9.

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Good luck Simon. Can't wait to see which team Newcastle Town draw in the FA Cup Preliminary Round!

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Ron, we were drawn at home to Chester in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

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Ron, we were drawn at home to Chester in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

Sounds like a big game and you should get a good crowd in.

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Sounds like a big game and you should get a good crowd in.

408. More than double the average crowd. :)

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Now thats a lot of leagues loaded! best of luck

It is... somebody said the same thing when I set up exactly the same the first time round. Was it you?

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Was it a shot? Was it a cross?

[video=youtube;LzV7U_li3gA]

Who cares? It was the second goal in a 3-0 win. :)

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AMD Athlong 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, MMX, 3DNow (2CPUs)

2048MB RAM

And some other stuff.

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This is after Amaroq's description of how having playable/view only/inactive leagues work. Hopefully it won't run too slowly!

Got a link? I'm not too sure myself how it all works

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Not a bad way to seal a win in the local derby...

[video=youtube;omrRFBhqGiU]

That put us 3-1 up and we won 3-2.

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2010/1 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League First Division South)

It's the start of a long journey...

I sign a £200 per week contract for 2 years.

Lyme Valley Parkway Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme holds 4000 (300 seated) with basic corporate, basic training and minimal youth facilities with limited youth recruitment.

There is a 4 year kit sponsorship deal worth £2000 per season which ends in 2013.

Fierce rivals: None

Rivals: Congleton Town, Alsager Town, Kidsgrove Athletic

Board: Safe mid table

Media: 13th

Bookies: Unknown

Season tickets: 90

Things don't start well at all as we lose our opening three matches. We then host Chester in the FA Cup and wins, which spurs us on to win our first league game and start a good run.

We settle down to mid table where we hover around for a while as injuries and suspensions hit the squad.

The holiday period passed and we stayed in the middle with little prospect of us moving very far in either direction.

However, we really picked up. We kept the pressure up and as likely title contenders Barwell went into free fall, we pushed them to take their place in the playoffs.

However, defeat in the final match at home to Leek sees us miss out on the playoffs as Barwell cling on with our local rivals Kidsgrove just missing out too.

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FA CUP SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND: Newcastle Town 1 Droylsden 2

FA TROPHY SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND REPLAY: Sutton Coldfield Town 3 Newcastle Town 1

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND: Newcastle Town 2 Rushall Olympic 3

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PRESIDENT'S CUP FINAL: Newcastle Town 0 AFC Fylde 1 (at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)

Top rating: Kamran Abassi 7.06

Top goalscorer: Alan Nagington 21 in 42 games

Top league goalscorer: Alan Nagington 15 in 29 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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I really do forget how "amazing" the players down there are :p

Flamers

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Roll of Honour

PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Liverpool

Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Chelseal, Tottenham Hotspur

Relegated: Sunderland, Stoke City, Blackpool

CHAMPIONSHIP

Champions: Burnley

Promoted: Bristol City, Cardiff City

Relegated: Preston North End, Ipswich Town, Leeds United

LEAGUE ONE

Champions: Huddersfield Town

Promoted: Milton Keynes Dons, Southampton

Relegated: Rochdale, Hartlepool United, Tranmere Rovers, Yeovil Town

LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Gillingham

Promoted: Barnet, Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United

Relegated: Macclesfield Town, Cheltenham Town

CONFERENCE PREMIER

Champions: Grimsby Town

Promoted: Luton Town

Relegated: Tamworth, Altrincham, Forest Green Rovers, Southport

CONFERENCE NORTH

Champions: AFC Telford United

Promoted: Gainsborough Trinity

Relegated: Hyde United, Stafford Rangers*, Redditch United

CONFERENCE SOUTH

Champions: Dover Athletic

Promoted: Farnborough

Relegated: Bishop's Stortford, Dorchester Town, Boreham Wood

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Sutton United

Promoted: Billericay Town

Relegated: Croydon Athletic, Horsham, Cray Wanderers, Harrow Borough

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Champions: Nantwich Town

Promoted: Colwyn Bay

Relegated: Ossett Town, Retford United, Hucknall Town, Stocksbridge Park Steels

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Salisbury City

Promoted: Truro City

Relegated: Banbury United, Didcot Town, Bedford Town, Bashley

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Harlow Town

Promoted: Maldon & Tiptree

Relegated: Waltham Forest, Romford

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Dulwich Hamlet

Promoted: Walton Casuals

Relegated: Worthing, Corinthian-Casuals

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Wakefield

Promoted: Witton Albion

Relegated: Prescot Cables, Woodley Sports, Bamber Bridge

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Rushall Olympic

Promoted: Market Drayton Town

Relegated: Brigg Town, Spalding United

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL

Champions: Soham Town Rangers

Promoted: Beaconsfield SYCOB

Relegated: Bedfont Town, Daventry Town

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST

Champions: Thatcham Town

Promoted: Abingdon United

Relegated: Andover

* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP

Manchester City 1 Chelsea 2

LEAGUE CUP

Chelsea 2 Arsenal 1

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Charlton 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

FA TROPHY

Rushden & Diamonds 3 Darlington 2

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Valencia 1 Real Madrid 4

Wembley, London

EUROPA LEAGUE

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Villarreal 0

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

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I really do forget how "amazing" the players down there are :p

Flamers

20 goals a season isn't to be sniffed at. :D

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EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS

Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x3)

Belarus: BATE Borisov (x5)

Belgium: Anderlecht (x2)

Bulgaria: Levski Sofia

Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (x6)

Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x2)

Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x3)

Finland: MyPa

France: Lyon

Germany: Bayern Munich (x2)

Greece: AEK Athens

Hungary: Fehérvár

Iceland: Grindavík

Israel: Beitar Jerusalem

Italy: Genoa

Netherlands: AZ Alkmaar

Northern Ireland: Linfield (x2)

Norway: Rosenborg (x2)

Poland: Lech Poznan (x2)

Portugal: Sporting Lisbon

Republic of Ireland: Bohemians (x3)

Romania: FC Timişoara

Russia: Spartak Moscow

Scotland: Rangers (x3)

Serbia: Red Star Belgrade

Slovakia: Zilina (x2)

Slovenia: Domzale

Spain: Barcelona (x3)

Sweden: Djurgården

Switzerland: Basel

Turkey: Galatasaray

Ukraine: Dynamo Kiev

Wales: The New Saints (x2)

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MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS

1. Manchester United

2. Liverpool

3. Chelsea

4. Arsenal

5. Manchester City

6. Tottenham Hotspur

TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS

1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, 70 caps, 30 goals)

2. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, 87 caps, 17 goals)

3. John Terry (Chelsea, 69 caps, 6 goals)

4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea, 89 caps, 24 goals)

5. Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United, 81 caps, 3 goals)

6. Ashley Cole (Chelsea, 84 caps)

TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS

1. English Premier League - 4.5*

2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4.5*

3. Italian Serie A - 4*

4. German First Division - 4*

5. French Ligue 1 - 4*

6. English FA Cup - 3.5*

Most improved: Faroese Premier Division - 0.5* from 494th to 381st

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New Club Records

Highest League Position: 8th in Northern Premier League First Division South

Lowest League Position: 8th in Northern Premier League First Division South

Highest Attendance: 623 v Droylsden, FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

Highest Gate Receipts: £8000 v Droylsden, FA Cup Second Qualifying Round

Lowest Attendance: 102 v Goole, Northern Premier League First Division South

Average Attendance: 230

Biggest Win: 4-1 v Goole (H), Northern Premier League First Division South

Biggest Defeat: 1-4 v Shepshed Dynamo (A), Northern Premier League First Division South

Highest Scoring Game: 3-3 v Goole (A), Northern Premier League First Division South

Highest Scoring League Game: 3-3 v Goole (A), Northern Premier League First Division South

Most Games Won in a Row: 5

Most Games Lost in a Row: 3

Most Games Without Losing: 8

Most Games Without Winning: 4

Most Games Without Conceding: 4

Most Games Without Scoring: 2

Top Goalscorer: 21 - Alan Nagington

Top League Goalscorer: 15 - Alan Nagington

Most Goals in a Match: 2 - Alan Nagington v Causeway United (A), FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Most Assists: 13 - Lassana Sidibé

Highest Average Rating: 7.06 - Kamran Abassi

Most Man of the Match: 7 - Kamran Abassi

Worst Discipline: 7 yellows, 4 reds - David Morley

Most League Appearances for Club: 38 - John Sheldon

Most League Goals for Club: 15 - Alan Nagington

Youngest Player: 16 years 322 days - David Bartlett v Worksop Town (A), Northern Premier League Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Oldest Player: 30 years 68 days - Paul Donnelly v Leek Town (H), Northern Premier League First Division South

Fastest Goal: 20 seconds - Alan Nagington v Sheffield, Northern Premier League First Division South

Youngest Goalscorer: 17 years 358 days - Liam Rushton v Sutton Coldfield Town (A), FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round replay

Oldest Goalscorer: 29 years 361 days - Paul Donnelly v Rushall Olympic (A), Northern Premier League First Division South

New League Records

Highest Attendance: 730 - Sutton Coldfield Town v Barwell (Playoff Semi Final)

Lowest Attendance: 16 - Romulus v Spalding United

Average Attendance: 230 - Newcastle Town

Biggest Win: Spalding United 0 Kidsgrove Athletic 5

Highest Scoring Game: Market Drayton Town 4 Belper Town 5

Most Games Won in a Row: 8 - Barwell

Most Games Lost in a Row: 7 - Glapwell

Most Games Without Losing: 10 - Rushall Olympic

Most Games Without Winning: 13 - Grantham Town

Most Games Without Conceding: 4 - Goole

Most Games Without Scoring: 4 - Belper Town

Most Points: 82 - Rushall Olympic

Most Goals: 86 - Market Drayton Town

Most Conceded: 75 - Spalding United

Worst Discipline: 111 yellows, 10 reds - Newcastle Town

Top Goalscorer: 27 - Tom Rogers (Market Drayton Town)

Most Goals in a Match: 3 - Rob Norris (Shepshed Dynamo v Newcastle Town)

Highest Average Rating: 7.31 - Tom Rogers (Market Drayton Town)

Most Man of the Match: 7 - Kamran Abassi (Newcastle Town)

Worst Discipline: 13 yellows, 3 reds - David Hadrava (Quorn)

Youngest Player: 15 years 355 days - Sebastian Wagner (Rushall Olympic)

Oldest Player: 46 years 175 days - Neil Grayson (Carlton Town)

Fastest Goal: 18 seconds - Marc Walton (Sheffield v Shepshed Dynamo)

Youngest Goalscorer: 16 years 57 days - Jack Pope (Spalding United v Leek Town)

Oldest Goalscorer: 46 years 173 days - Neil Grayson (Carlton Town v Romulus)

All Time Best Eleven

New inductees in italics

GK - Greg Smith (36 games, 0 goals, 6.79 rating)

DR - Joe Selby (49, 2, 6.88)

DL - John Sheldon (50, 0, 6.87)

DC - Kamran Abassi (51, 2, 7.06)

DC - Paul Donnelly (48, 2, 7.01)

MR - Lassana Sidibé (40, 4, 6.89)

ML - George Lay (40, 5, 6.78)

MC - Ian Willis (33, 0, 6.90)

MC - Chris Boast (15, 2, 6.91)

ST - Alan Nagington (41, 21, 7.04)

ST - Liam Rushton (43, 17, 7.03) - season loan from Marine

SB - Danny Read (21, 0, 6.63)

SB - David Morley (19, 0, 6.77)

SB - Dan Skelton (47, 16, 6.85)

SB - Andy Nicholls (35, 2, 6.74)

SB - Jordan Johnson (30, 1, 6.61)

SB - Louis James (16, 2, 6.75)

SB - Chris Budrys (14, 4, 6.70) - released

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Season Summary

[b]Season[/b]   [b]Team[/b]             [b]Division[/b]                          [b]Pos[/b]   [b]FA Cup[/b]                    [b]Other[/b]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2010/11  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     7th   Second Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round

Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.

The Trophy Cabinet

LEAGUES

None

CUPS

None

AWARDS

None

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Decent first season, nothing spectacular

playoffs next year?

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Nice work in season 1 Nobby. Aim for playoffs and promotion. :)

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Thanks Raware. Hopefully it will be even better this coming season.

Bit of close season news... champions Liverpool were taken over by an English consortium who promptly sacked Roy Hodgson and replaced him with Roberto Mancini.

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Meanwhile, a very good opening day crowd of 290 saw a 2-1 win and this goal round off a sublime passing move.

[video=youtube;A3Z2l1mE4Ew]

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Thanks Raware. Hopefully it will be even better this coming season.

Bit of close season news... champions Liverpool were taken over by an English consortium who promptly sacked Roy Hodgson and replaced him with Roberto Mancini.

Mancini just got sacked from Arsenal in my game; they were sitting 9th.

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Good start Nobby, keep it up! I think I mentioned that Skelton looked good in the thread for your first time round, 16 goals is a very nice return.

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Thanks Snake. Skelton is pretty good but is finding a lot more competition for places this second season.

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Oh, for any Twitters out there... NobbyFM for little updates and tidbits.

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Nice start so far, good read. BTW, what is your rating for game speed with all those leagues? :p

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Can't remember for sure but I think it was 1/2 star. I find it doesn't really work too well as a guide though as I'm finding it's chugging along quite nicely right now.

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Good start to the save Nobby. I like those little Youtube clips as well. You must have a decent graphics card in your computer. Mine is crap, I tried the demo of FM11 and it really slowed down the matches at high quality graphics. I suppose I should have expected that with a 2 year old laptop!

Good luck with the next season.

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You can export the clips at a quality higher than your graphics card can support (I think, anyway).

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Thanks Kev. I had a mod con PC 18 months to 2 years ago when my previous old one was getting a bit too old.

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Nice first season Nobby. But you had to tell us Waltham Forest got relegated. :)

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This save is temporarily on hold due to the Polish league issue with patch 11.2

I booted up the game tonight and Steam automatically downloaded the new patch. It had completed before I came on the forum and saw that the issue was present. Indeed, my game isn't loading right now.

Hopefully SI can sort it out very quickly.

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This save is temporarily on hold due to the Polish league issue with patch 11.2

I booted up the game tonight and Steam automatically downloaded the new patch. It had completed before I came on the forum and saw that the issue was present. Indeed, my game isn't loading right now.

Hopefully SI can sort it out very quickly.

What is the Polish league issue Simon?

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