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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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EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS

Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x18)

Belarus: BATE (x8)

Belgium: Anderlecht (x3)

Bulgaria: Litex (x13)

Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (x3)

Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x5)

Denmark: FC Copenhagen

Finland: HJK Helsinki (x3)

France: Monaco

Germany: Bayern Munich

Greece: Panathinaikos (x5)

Hungary: Fehérvár

Iceland: Fram

Israel: Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Italy: Inter Milan

Netherlands: Feyenoord

Northern Ireland: Linfield (x7)

Norway: Lillestrøm

Poland: Polonia Warsaw

Portugal: Porto (x11)

Republic of Ireland: Sligo Rovers (x3)

Romania: CFR Cluj (x5)

Russia: Zenit St Petersburg (x2)

Scotland: Celtic

Serbia: Red Star Belgrade (x7)

Slovakia: Zilina (x3)

Slovenia: Maribor (x5)

Spain: Barcelona (x2)

Sweden: AIK Stockholm (x5)

Switzerland: Basel

Turkey: Ankaragücü

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk (x9)

Wales: Neath (x2)

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New Club Records

Highest league position: 7th in League One

Highest gate receipts: £82,958 v Bedworth United (FA Cup First Round)

Average attendance: 3943

Most league appearances: 468 - Paul Gallagher

Most league goals: 146 - Mark Talbot

New League Records

Most games lost in a row: 15 - Torquay United

Most games without winning: 24 - Torquay United

Most games without scoring: 7 - Stevenage Borough

Youngest goalscorer: 16 years 109 days - Tony Smith for Lincoln City v Macclesfield Town

All Time Best Eleven

Will appear here when announced

Legends

None

Icons

Mark Talbot

Favoured Personnel

None

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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
2025/26  Newcastle Town   League One                        7th   Second Round              League Cup Second 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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Excellent season there, Nobby. Shame to miss out on the playoffs, but seventh is still a great finish :thup:

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Fantastic debut in League One.

My word, Brooks the fourth highest rated English player. What did you sell him for now again?

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Fantastic debut in League One.

My word, Brooks the fourth highest rated English player. What did you sell him for now again?

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Does he have good work ethic? That's the main thing. And of course, that he doesn't bend in corners but chips them.

:mad:

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I find it awesome that you've started this thread over a year ago, have only played about a decade of seasons, are still relatively far from the heights of top football, and are still insisting on continuing the career. :D That's some resilience. :thup:

Promise I'll give it a proper read one of these days.

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Great season, just shows how small the difference in quality is between Leagues One and Two.

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I'm glad I came in here just for the Ray Wilkins sighting, "my word" indeed :D

Nice season Nobby, 7th is a great effort first time of asking.

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Thanks to everybody. I'm half hoping I don't get given FM2012 for Christmas!

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Fantastic debut in League One.

My word, Brooks the fourth highest rated English player. What did you sell him for now again?

God, I can't remember off hand. I'd have to check the game but I think the initial fee was £275,000 and then I sold his sell on clause for £1,800,000 which allowed us to improve all the training facilities and buy Hewlett.

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I find it awesome that you've started this thread over a year ago, have only played about a decade of seasons, are still relatively far from the heights of top football, and are still insisting on continuing the career. :D That's some resilience. :thup:

Promise I'll give it a proper read one of these days.

It's not difficult when it's a team I have a great affinity for. I live close enough to the ground to be able to hit a few golf shots and reach it. Not been to a game for ages though, I'd rather play golf these days truth be told.

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Away from this update and back to old ones... somebody in the LLM forum has managed to find a lot of old LLM update threads at some forum where none of the Llamas have ever been too.

Anyway, here is my first ever update epic, played with Billericay Town on CM01/02.

http://sports.fitness.com/threads/78985-Where-the-hell-is-Billericay

There are links at the bottom of that first page to my other two Billericay epics.

Apologies for some wonky coding. Clearly the coding on the old SI forum format doesn't match the forum they've ended up on.

I'm going to reread them when I have more time.

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That's a cracking find, Nobby! I'll definitely take a look through.

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They are well worth the read. Look forward to re-reading some of those old saves.

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You'll need a while but I think you will enjoy it and it will give insight into why I have an affinity with Billericay Town despite the fact I have no connection to them other than through Football Manager.

The format of the first update was hardly to LLM requirements. :D

Thanks Raware.

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2026 World Cup

Hosts: Mexico

Holders: Spain

GROUP STAGE

Uruguay, Egypt, Paraguay, Sweden, Costa Rica, Japan, Canada, South Korea, USA, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Ghana, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Iraq

SECOND ROUND

Mexico 0p Angola 0

Russia 1 Portugal 5

Argentina 1 Brazil 2

Ukraine 2 Netherlands 3

Spain 1 Greece 0

Turkey 1 Germany 0

France 4 Senegal 1

England 1 Italy 0

QUARTER FINALS

Mexico 5 Netherlands 1

Portugal 1 Brazil 1p

Spain 0 England 2

Turkey 2 France 3

SEMI FINALS

Mexico 1 France 2

Brazil 1p England 1

THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF

Mexico 2 England 1

FINAL

France 1 Brazil 0

Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

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Well done to Angola for getting through the group stage, and Iraq for getting to the World Cup. UAE too for that matter, they rarely make it there.

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I'm a little disappointed with my new stadium. I was expecting the 6867 capacity stadium to be all seated but there are only 1716 seats. Add to this it is comprised of one decent covered seated stand and three open terraces, and the condition of the stadium is only listed as average, it's disappointing.

Even so, 6618 came to the first match there.

[video=youtube;C3o8TO-g6Qk]

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Nice result to christen the new ground! I'm also surprised it's not an all-seater, although perhaps your board are staunchly behind the campaign to introduce safe standing?

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I didn't receive Football Manager 2012 for Christmas, so it is definately continue with this. :)

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FA Cup Special

After overcoming Stockport (League Two) 2-0 in the First Round and then thrashing Brigg (top of the Northern Premier League) 8-0 in the Second Round, we drew Birmingham (12th in Premier League) in the Third Round

[video=youtube;j_ClYv8DNTQ]

Our first ever win over Premier League opposition and our reward is a trip to West Brom who prop up the Premier League at the time of writing.

Equally stunning, we haven't drawn a single match all season, including pre season friendlies.

Elsewhere in the Third Round...

CHELTENHAM TOWN 1 Southampton 3

HAMPTON & RICHMOND BOROUGH 1 Stoke City 3

HINCKLEY UNITED 1 Manchester City 5

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Equally stunning, we haven't drawn a single match all season, including pre season friendlies.

Me and my big fat mouth. The next match after I wrote this is a 1-1 home draw with Portsmouth. On 9th January.

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Great game!

Taking a wild guess, your points tally is a multiple of 3? ;)

Not any more, see above. :D

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Great cup win. Wish there were scores and team names in these videos though. It's often hard to know what team people are managing.

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Thanks guys.

Great cup win. Wish there were scores and team names in these videos though. It's often hard to know what team people are managing.

The clue is the fact I've only managed Newcastle Town in this save. ;)

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I've just been appointed as manager of Tunisia. Tunisia got knocked out of the group stage of the African Nations Cup. At the moment there are no competitive fixtures lined up, so I'll report further when something happens.

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Will be interesting to see if your new international job interferes with your club job. Well done on the appointment as well :thup:. Not easy to get an international job.

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Great story Simon. I'm still using FM2010 and hesitating for 12 due to the Steam issue. I look forward to seeing the updates

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2026/7 - Newcastle Town (League One)

It's where we folded like cards

Board: Respectable position

Media: 12th

Bookies: 33-1

Season tickets: 1262 (up 192)

We move into the 6867 (1716 seated) capacity Newcastle Town Stadium and we christen it in front of 6618 and demolish Swindon Town 5-0.

An excellent start sees us win our first four and after a quarter of a season we're challenging.

Christmas comes. Bradford City and ourselves are clear. We haven't drawn all season, not even in pre season friendlies.

After the Birmingham cup win we don't win in seven and we drop down to 4th.

Bradford pull clear, we recover to fight with Preston and Swindon for second.

Swindon finish strongly to claim second, being especially good away from home. We have to settle with the playoffs where we edge past Scunthorpe before not turning up against Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley in my 900th game in charge.

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PLAYOFF FINAL: Sheffield Wednesday 5 Newcastle Town 1

FA CUP FOURTH ROUND: West Bromwich Albion 3 Newcastle Town 1

LEAGUE CUP SECOND ROUND: Newcastle Town 2 Everton 5

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY NORTH QUARTER FINAL: Newcastle Town 1 Crewe Alexandra 3

Top rating: Jӧrg Müller 7.22

Top goalscorer: Jӧrg Müller 33 in 54 games

Top league goalscorer: Jӧrg Müller 27 in 46 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Brooks Watch

A poor season for Manchester United who didn't even qualify for Europe.

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Unlucky in the playoff final Nobby, you'd have been a hero if you beat Sheffield Wednesday! :cool:

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Roll of Honour

PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Arsenal

Champions League qualifiers: Manchester City, Chelsea, Aston Villa

Relegated: Fulham, Derby County, West Bromwich Albion

CHAMPIONSHIP

Champions: Swansea City

Promoted: Huddersfield Town, Stoke City

Relegated: Barnsley, Blackpool, Colchester United

LEAGUE ONE

Champions: Bradford City

Promoted: Swindon Town, Sheffield Wednesday

Relegated: Lincoln City, Rotherham United, Wrexham, Leyton Orient

LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Cambridge United

Promoted: Hereford United, Fleetwood Town, Darlington

Relegated: Doncaster Rovers, Hayes & Yeading United

CONFERENCE PREMIER

Champions: Hampton & Richmond Borough

Promoted: Bournemouth

Relegated: Farnborough, Carlton Town, Dagenham & Redbridge*, Crawley Town

CONFERENCE NORTH

Champions: Northwich Victoria

Promoted: Corby Town

Relegated: Worcester City, Bedworth United, Vauxhall Motors

CONFERENCE SOUTH

Champions: Lowestoft Town

Promoted: VCD Athletic

Relegated: Basingstoke Town, Chippenham Town, Dartford

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Hastings United

Promoted: Eastbourne Borough

Relegated: Haverhill Rovers, Ware, Bury Town, Worthing

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Champions: Brigg Town

Promoted: Bamber Bridge

Relegated: Witton Albion, Leigh Genesis, Chester, Stafford Rangers

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Taunton Town

Promoted: Weymouth

Relegated: Daventry Town, Cirencester Town, Brackley Town, Cinderford Town

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Thamesmead Town

Promoted: Bishop's Stortford

Relegated: Billericay Town, Wealdstone

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Tonbridge Angels

Promoted: Godalming Town

Relegated: Faversham Town, Sittingbourne

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Trafford

Promoted: Ossett Albion

Relegated: Frickley Athletic, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Marine

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Mickleover Sports

Promoted: Sheffield

Relegated: Hucknall Town, Buxton

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL

Champions: St Albans City

Promoted: Bishop's Cleeve

Relegated: Bedford Town, Biggleswade Town

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST

Champions: Bashley

Promoted: Almondsbury Town

Relegated: Gosport Borough

* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP

Reading 0 Liverpool 3

LEAGUE CUP

Bolton Wanderers 2 Wigan Athletic 0

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Northampton Town 0 Crewe Alexandra 1

FA TROPHY

FC United of Manchester 1 Welling United 3

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester City 1 Málaga 0

San Paolo, Naples

EUROPA LEAGUE

Marseille 0p Palermo 0

Manchester City Stadium, Manchester

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Unlucky in the playoff final Nobby, you'd have been a hero if you beat Sheffield Wednesday! :cool:

No unlucky about it, we were rubbish.

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MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS

1. Manchester City

2. Manchester United

3. Arsenal

4. Chelsea

5. Newcastle United

6. Tottenham Hotspur

TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS

1. Elliott Moore (AM/M C, Manchester United, 44 caps, 6 goals)

2. David Brooks (ST, Manchester United, 52 caps, 35 goals)

3. Steve Elwell (ST, Manchester United, 56 caps, 33 goals)

4. Brian Webb (DM/ M C, Manchester United, 47 caps, 2 goals)

5. Michael Sanders (GK, Chelsea, 72 caps)

6. Danny Beckham (M C, Manchester City, 27 caps, 6 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 423rd to 293rd (0.5*)

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