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

It is two years in my game since the last World Cup so there will be a lack of goals. :D

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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.

Oi, what are you saying about my coaching staff and broken weights? :D

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

I hope so bud. I've had to strengthen with a couple of loans as opposed to signing players but I'm quietly confident having only lost Tshibasu from last season of my main players.

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It is two years in my game since the last World Cup so there will be a lack of goals. :D

I know, there's zero World Cup goals for 3 years in every 4, such a boring competition. :p

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2024/5 FA CUP THIRD ROUND

Aston Villa 3 ALDERSHOT TOWN 0

Liverpool 3 CRAWLEY TOWN 0

Manchester United 2 SALISBURY CITY 0

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2024/5 - Newcastle Town (League Two)

It's where it takes us 44 games to get to the same point we were at last season.

Board: Respectable position

Media: 11th

Bookies: 25-1

Season tickets: 516 (up 23)

We start well.

We improve further and go on a long consecutive scoring run of 22 in the league, which pushed us up to third. In the middle of this was an embarrassing FA Cup defeat.

Then we lost three in a row. All at home.

The ship steadied and we recovered.

We improve back up to third with two games left, the first at home to fourth placed Tranmere...

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A superb performance and we would have been promoted had Oxford United not won also. We need a draw at Fleetwood in the final game and hope Oxford don't win by thirteen goals to go up. Essentially, if we avoid defeat, we're up.

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A nervy win, the goalscoring hero being Mehdi Mejri, an under 21 Tunisian international who was signed from, of all places, Inter Milan in the January transfer window of last season. Shame he'll be leaving for Norwich on a Bosman.

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FA CUP FIRST ROUND: Newcastle Town 1 Hungerford Town 2

LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND: Newcastle Town 1 Grimsby Town 2

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY NORTH SECOND ROUND: Shrewsbury Town 2 Newcastle Town 2

Top rating: Mehdi Mejri 7.25

Top goalscorer: Mark Talbot 31 in 49 games

Top league goalscorer: Mark Talbot 31 in 45 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Brooks Watch

Brooks is now established in Manchester United's and England's teams and is turning out to be the kind of star I knew he would be when I first signed him.

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Roll of Honour

PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Manchester City

Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea

Relegated: Fulham, Stoke City, Swansea City

CHAMPIONSHIP

Champions: Blackburn Rovers

Promoted: Reading, Cardiff City

Relegated: Sheffield Wednesday, Grimsby Town, Barnsley

LEAGUE ONE

Champions: Southend United

Promoted: Ipswich Town, Peterborough United

Relegated: Exeter City, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra

LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Lincoln City

Promoted: Torquay United, Newcastle Town, Leyton Orient

Relegated: Doncaster Rovers, Bournemouth

CONFERENCE PREMIER

Champions: York City

Promoted: Darlington

Relegated: Salisbury City, Hartlepool United, Sutton United, Southport

CONFERENCE NORTH

Champions: FC United of Manchester

Promoted: Chorley

Relegated: Hednesford Town, Leyton, Woodley Sports

CONFERENCE SOUTH

Champions: Hampton & Richmond Borough

Promoted: Dorchester Town

Relegated: Tooting & Mitcham United, Bridgwater Town, St Albans City

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Dulwich Hamlet

Promoted: Needham Market

Relegated: Staines Town, Ware, Faversham Town, Lewes

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Champions: Vauxhall Motors

Promoted: Bradford Park Avenue

Relegated: Hucknall Town, Stalybridge Celtic, Trafford, Witton Albion

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Worcester City

Promoted: Bedworth United

Relegated: Hungerford Town, St Neots Town, Almondsbury Town, Malvern Town

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Prescot Cables

Promoted: Bishop's Stortford

Relegated: Potters Bar Town, Concord Rangers

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Eastbourne Town

Promoted: Fleet Town

Relegated: Folkestone Invicta, Cammell Laird

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Harrogate Town

Promoted: Bamber Bridge

Relegated: Radcliffe Borough, Clitheroe, Guiseley

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Ilkeston

Promoted: Curzon Ashton

Relegated: Shepshed Dynamo, Spalding United

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL

Champions: Evesham United

Promoted: Stourport Swifts

Relegated: Banbury United, Sutton Coldfield Town

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST

Champions: Mangotsfield United

Promoted: Shortwood United

Relegated: AFC Totton

* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP

Bristol City 1 Chelsea 3

LEAGUE CUP

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Colchester United 2 Shrewsbury Town 0

FA TROPHY

Oldham Athletic 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough 0

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2

Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul

EUROPA LEAGUE

chelsea 1 Real Madrid 1p

Stade de la Route de Lorient, Rennes

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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, 24 caps, 3 goals)

2. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 42 caps, 23 goals)

3. Brian Webb (DM/ M C, Manchester United, 28 caps, 2 goals)

4. Mick Heffernan (AM C, Barcelona, 21 caps, 1 goal)

5. Michael Sanders (GK, Chelsea, 50 caps)

6. Kais Ben Salem (M/AM L, Fulham, 45 caps, 11 goals)

ENGLAND MANAGER

Steven Gerrard

WORLD RANKING

9th

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. Russian Premier League - 3.5*

Most improved: Maltese Premier League - 692nd to 473rd, 0.5*

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Congrats on the promotion, Nobby! I said it would happen!

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Well done on the promotion and good luck surviving in League 1.

That Brooks fella turned out rather special. Good to see a kid going to a big team not being wasted in the reserves too.

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Great job on promotion, taking the "Entertainers" nickname back for a team named Newcastle at least... :D

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LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Lincoln City

Promoted: Torquay United, Newcastle Town, Leyton Orient

Still flying high,great season there Nobby! :thup:

Where is the other Newcastle at this time,any chance of overtaking them in the next few seasons?

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Congrats on the promotion, Nobby! I said it would happen!

Thanks bud.

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Well done on the promotion and good luck surviving in League 1.

That Brooks fella turned out rather special. Good to see a kid going to a big team not being wasted in the reserves too.

Thanks fella. I'm very glad Brooks has been given the chance to develop.

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Brooks' physicals are eye-popping. What a player.

Makes up for not being the best technical player.

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Great job on promotion, taking the "Entertainers" nickname back for a team named Newcastle at least... :D

Yeah, you could say that. :D

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Still flying high,great season there Nobby! :thup:

Where is the other Newcastle at this time,any chance of overtaking them in the next few seasons?

Thanks Nordan.

Newcastle United have been in the Premier League the entire game, finishing a highest of 8th in 2019/20 and lowest of 17th in 2022/3. It looks like it will take a while yet!

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EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS

Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x17)

Belarus: BATE (x7)

Belgium: Anderlecht (x2)

Bulgaria: Litex (x12)

Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (x2)

Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x4)

Denmark: Esbjerg (x2)

Finland: HJK Helsinki (x2)

France: Marseille

Germany: Bayer Leverkusen

Greece: Panathinaikos (x4)

Hungary: Debrecen (x3)

Iceland: Valur

Israel: Maccabi Haifa (x5)

Italy: Palermo

Netherlands: PSV

Northern Ireland: Linfield (x6)

Norway: Rosenborg (x8)

Poland: Wisla Krakow

Portugal: Porto (x10)

Republic of Ireland: Sligo Rovers (x2)

Romania: CFR Cluj (x4)

Russia: Zenit St Petersburg

Scotland: Rangers (x4)

Serbia: Red Star Belgrade (x6)

Slovakia: Zilina (x2)

Slovenia: Maribor (x4)

Spain: Barcelona

Sweden: AIK Stockholm (x4)

Switzerland: Sion

Turkey: Fenerbahҫe

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x8)

Wales: Neath

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New Club Records

Highest league position: 3rd in League Two

Most league appearances: 431 - Paul Gallagher

Most league goals: 132 - Mark Talbot

New League Records

Most goals conceded: 103 - Bournemouth

All Time Best Eleven

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Legends

None

Icons

Mark Talbot

Favoured Personnel

David Brooks

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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]
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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     [b]1st[/b]   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                 [i]20th[/i]   First Qualifying Round    FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
2014/15  Newcastle Town   Northern First Division South     [b]1st[/b]   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                  [b]3rd[/b]   Fourth Qualifying Round   FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round
2017/18  Newcastle Town   Conference North                  [b]2nd[/b]   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                [b]4th[/b]   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    
2023/24  Newcastle Town   League Two                        6th   Fourth Round              League Cup First Round
2024/25  Newcastle Town   League Two                        [b]3rd[/b]   First 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

League Two Manager of the Month three times

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 has taken a lot of reading but it was well worth it! The first thread I've seen someone get relegated in! ;)

Cracking career Nobby, great promotion and good luck in League 1! :thup:

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I got relegated in my FM11 save :thup:

Seems to be fairly easy to avoid it unless you're on a one-club save. Even then, it's rare.

Edit: And my current save for that matter. Although it wasn't exactly my fault.

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It definitely should be. But can you imagine the tidal wave of angst and bile in GD if they made the game tougher?

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It was said more in jest than anything Snake! :)

I agree, it should be more often but we are a minority of people who want it to be realistic!

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Our relegation woke us up for the following season.

The task this coming season will be to avoid it.

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Great effort to get Newcastle Town into League 1, good luck in your survival bid!

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Thanks, I might need it. First game we played well at Bradford City... and lost 2-0.

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Nobby, I'm sure you'll cobble together some tactical scheme to tease enough 0-0 draws to keep you up. ;)

Congrats on promotion again!

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Thanks fella.

Managed to throw away a lead in our first home game and lost. Yet we can beat West Brom of the Championship in the League Cup.

I hope it's not going to be one of those seasons.

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Thanks in part to having almost all countries loaded (but not all divisions in each country) and my expanding scouting network, reputation and shortlist, this game is beginning to chugg along in the two transfer windows.

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2025/6 FA Cup

THIRD ROUND

Portsmouth 0 TRURO CITY 1

Manchester United 4 FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER 1

FOURTH ROUND

Bristol City 2 TRURO CITY 2

FOURTH ROUND REPLAY

TRURO CITY 1 Bristol City 3

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Wow! I bet that Man Utd vs FC United match was well received!

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It's probably the only time I've wanted Manchester United to win!

I didn't notice who scored first, but there was just over 60,000 in attendance.

In regards to Truro's match at Premier League Bristol City, Bristol City were 2-0 in three minutes. Shame Truro lost the replay.

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2025/6 - Newcastle Town (League One)

It's where we stick two fingers up to everybody making a prediction

Board: Fight bravely

Media: 24th

Bookies: 33-1

Season tickets: 1070 (up 554)

A new sponsorship deal sees the kit sponsorship more than triple to £45,130 per season in a deal lasting three seasons. I also get a new deal, down £25 to £900 per week and a three year extension, giving me four years on my deal.

Our first game is a 2-0 defeat at Bradford City where we played well but got outclassed, though between losing our opening two league games, we beat West Brom in the League Cup who would later win promotion to the Premier League.

Our first win is two games later, 3-0 at Torquay who would turn out to be the division's whipping boys.

Despite a few injuries we start well and are in the top half entering October. We then become the comeback kings, turning deficits into wins and propel us into a promotion push. Come Christmas, this push is a strong one.

Our challenge starts to fade but we fight more injuries to come back and push for the playoffs, only to just miss out.

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FA CUP SECOND ROUND: Bradford City 1 Newcastle Town 0

LEAGUE CUP SECOND ROUND: Newcastle Town 1 Wigan Athletic 2

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY NORTH FIRST ROUND: Bury 2 Newcastle Town 0

Top rating: Jӧrg Müller 7.16

Top goalscorer: Jӧrg Müller 23 in 49 games

Top league goalscorer: Jӧrg Müller 20 in 44 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Brooks Watch

Although Manchester United didn't win anything, Brooks played more often for them in the league and enjoyed another good season. He'll very likely be in England's World Cup squad.

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Roll of Honour

PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Arsenal

Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City

Relegated: Wigan Athletic, Reading, Cardiff City

CHAMPIONSHIP

Champions: Fulham

Promoted: West Bromwich Albion, Derby County

Relegated: Southend United, Peterborough United, Leicester City

LEAGUE ONE

Champions: Blackpool

Promoted: Colchester United, Barnsley

Relegated: Stevenage Borough, AFC Wimbledon, Brentford, Torquay United

LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Chesterfield

Promoted: Brighton & Hove Albion, Luton Town, Wrexham

Relegated: Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet

CONFERENCE PREMIER

Champions: Doncaster Rovers

Promoted: Hayes & Yeading United

Relegated: Chorley, Havant & Waterlooville, Barrow, Woking

CONFERENCE NORTH

Champions: Southport

Promoted: Carlton Town

Relegated: Droylsden, Workington, Solihull Moors

CONFERENCE SOUTH

Champions: Bromley

Promoted: Salisbury City

Relegated: Weymouth, Dulwich Hamlet, Hitchin Town

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Whitstable Town

Promoted: Margate

Relegated: Wingate & Finchley, St Albans City, Uxbridge, Bishop's Stortford

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Champions: Gateshead

Promoted: Ossett Town

Relegated: Prescot Cables, Marine, Woodley Sports, Ilkeston

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Chippenham Town

Promoted: Basingstoke Town

Relegated: Chesham United, Romulus, Windsor & Eton, Mangotsfield United

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Ware

Promoted: Haverhill Rovers

Relegated: Waltham Forest, Tilbury

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Ramsgate

Promoted: Staines Town

Relegated: Horsham, Croydon Athletic

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Stalybridge Celtic

Promoted: Leigh Genesis

Relegated: Goole Town, Altrincham, Scarborough Athletic

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Stafford Rangers

Promoted: Witton Albion

Relegated: Loughborough Dynamo, Colwyn Bay

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL

Champions: Cinderford Town

Promoted: Woodford United

Relegated: Hemel Hempstead Town, Stourbridge

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST

Champions: Weston-super-Mare

Promoted: Maidenhead United

Relegated: Eastleigh

* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP

Bolton Wanderers 0 Blackburn Rovers 1

LEAGUE CUP

Arsenal 2p Manchester United 2

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Macclesfield Town 2 Northampton Town 3

FA TROPHY

Havant & Waterlooville 0 Oldham Athletic 2

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Inter Milan 2e Bayern Munich 1

Nuevo San Mamés, Bilbao

EUROPA LEAGUE

Porto 1 Juventus 2

Celtic Park, Glasgow

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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, 32 caps, 3 goals)

2. Brian Webb (DM/ M C, Manchester United, 34 caps, 2 goals)

3. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 47 caps, 28 goals)

4. David Brooks (ST, Manchester United, 39 caps, 22 goals)

5. Mick Heffernan (AM C, Barcelona, 22 caps, 1 goal)

6. Michael Sanders (GK, Chelsea, 58 caps)

ENGLAND MANAGER

Steven Gerrard

WORLD RANKING

17th

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. Russian Premier League - 3.5*

Most improved: Azӓrbaycan Premyer Ligasi - 245th to 182nd (1*)

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