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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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Last post on the last page, its Enter Shikari lyrics, the chorus of Wall in fact :)

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I keep waiting to see Nobby bring an untested back with the name of John Coals into the squad, or something like. It would fit. :D

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2012/3 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

It's going places we've never been before

Board: Fight bravely against relegation

Media: 21st

Bookies: 16-1

Season tickets: 93 (up 1)

A good league start where we don't lose in the first six games gets overshadowed by an embarrasing exit in the FA Cup. This starts a struggle for goals and results.

Through Winter the struggle continues and we're deep in the relegation fight.

In mid January I am offered a contract extension for a further year and wages of £275 per week (up £25). I sign and this sparks an upturn in form including two important wins at Vauxhall and Kendal.

The final third of the season is a battle but battle we did as we manage to stay up with one game to spare.

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FA CUP FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND: Ellesmere Rangers 2 Newcastle Town 1

FA TROPHY SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND: Dunstable Town 2 Newcastle Town 0

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP THIRD ROUND: Newcastle Town 0 Ashton United 1

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAIRMAN'S CUP: Newcastle Town 0 Chorley 2 (at Moss Lane, Altrincham)

Top rating: David Morley 6.97

Top goalscorer: Liam Rushton 11 in 34 games

Top league goalscorer: Liam Rushton 11 in 31 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

David Morley

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Roll of Honour

PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Manchester City

Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur

Relegated: Wigan Athletic, Reading, Leicester City

CHAMPIONSHIP

Champions: West Bromwich Albion

Promoted: Blackpool, Southampton

Relegated: Barnsley, Watford, Swindon Town

LEAGUE ONE

Champions: Peterborough United

Promoted: Millwall, Ipswich Town

Relegated: Bradford City, Carlisle United, Walsall, Shrewsbury Town

LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Crewe Alexandra

Promoted: Southend United, Barnet, Hartlepool United

Relegated: Dagenham & Redbridge, Aldershot Town

CONFERENCE PREMIER

Champions: Bury

Promoted: York City

Relegated: Hayes & Yeading United, Eastbourne Borough, Worcester City, Southport

CONFERENCE NORTH

Champions: Kidderminster Harriers

Promoted: Nuneaton Town

Relegated: Eastwood Town*, Brackley Town, Boston United

CONFERENCE SOUTH

Champions: Forest Green Rovers

Promoted: Chelmsford City

Relegated: Chippenham Town, Gloucester City, Weston-super-Mare

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Lowestoft Town

Promoted: Boreham Wood

Relegated: Billericay Town, Carshalton Athletic, Dartford, Thamesmead Town

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Champions: AFC Fylde

Promoted: Witton Albion

Relegated: Rainworth Miners Welfare, Vauxhall Motors, Whitby Town, Kendal Town

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Tiverton Town

Promoted: Ashford Town (Middlesex)

Relegated: Beaconsfield SYCOB, Hemel Hempstead Town, Thatcham Town, Evesham United

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Needham Market

Promoted: Great Wakering Rovers

Relegated: AFC Hayes, Leyton

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Ramsgate

Promoted: Worthing

Relegated: Eastbourne Town, Metropolitan Police

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Leigh Genesis

Promoted: Prescot Cables

Relegated: Lancaster City, Harrogate Railway Athletic, Durham City

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Spalding United

Promoted: Matlock Town

Relegated: Loughborough Dynamo, Quorn

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL

Champions: Arlesey

Promoted: Hitchin Town

Relegated: Aylesbury, North Greenford United

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST

Champions: Andover

Promoted: Bideford

Relegated: Bedfont Town

* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP

Blackpool 1 Manchester City 2

LEAGUE CUP

Wigan Athletic 0 Nottingham Forest 2

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Carlisle United 0 Ipswich Town 2

FA TROPHY

Accrington Stanley 2 AFC Wimbledon 3

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid 2 Lyon 2p

Vicente Calderón, Madrid

EUROPA LEAGUE

Chelsea 1 Arsenal 0

Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

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EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS

Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x5)

Belarus: BATE Borisov (x7)

Belgium: Anderlecht (x4)

Bulgaria: Lokomotiv Sofia

Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (x8)

Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x4)

Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x5)

Finland: KuPS

France: Paris Saint-Germain

Germany: Bayern Munich (x4)

Greece: Panathinaikos (x2)

Hungary: Debrecen (x2)

Iceland: Fram

Israel: Beitar Jerusalem (x3)

Italy: Napoli

Netherlands: Ajax

Northern Ireland: Linfield (x4)

Norway: Vålerenga

Poland: Wisla Krakow

Portugal: Porto

Republic of Ireland: Bohemians

Romania: FC Timişoara

Russia: CSKA Moscow

Scotland: Celtic

Serbia: Partizan Belgrade

Slovakia: Zilina (x4)

Slovenia: Maribor

Spain: Real Madrid

Sweden: IFK Gothenborg (x2)

Switzerland: FC Zurich (x2)

Turkey: Galatasaray (x3)

Ukraine: Dynamo Kiev

Wales: Neath

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MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS

1. Manchester United

2. Liverpool

3. Chelsea

4. Manchester City

5. Arsenal

6. Tottenham Hotspur

TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS

1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, 82 caps, 38 goals)

2. John Terry (Chelsea, 87 caps, 7 goals)

3. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, 98 caps, 17 goals)

4. Joe Hart (Manchester City, 32 caps)

5. Ryan Shawcross (Manchester City, 14 caps, 1 goal

6. James Milner (Manchester City, 29 caps, 2 goals)

TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS

1. English Premier League - 4.5*

2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4.5*

3. German First Division - 4*

4. Italian Serie A - 4*

5. French Ligue 1 - 4*

6. English FA Cup - 3.5*

Most improved: Luxembourg National Division 571st to 475th - 0.5*

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New Club Records

Highest League Position: 13th in Northern Premier League Premier Division

Highest Attendance: 624 v Hyde United (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Biggest Defeat: 1-5 v Marine (H), Northern Premier League Premier Division

Highest Scoring Game: Ilkeston Town 5 Newcastle Town 3 (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Most Games Lost in a Row: 4

Most Games Without Winning: 9 (continued from previous season)

Most League Appearances for Club: 115 - Joe Selby

Most League Goals for Club: 41 - Liam Rushton

Oldest Player: 32 years 56 days - Paul Donnelly v Marine (A), Northern Premier League Premier Division

New League Records

Highest Scoring Game: Frickley Athletic 3 Stafford Rangers 5

Most Games Won in a Row: 8 - Chorley

Most Game Without Conceding: 6 - Northwich Victoria

Most Games Without Scoring: 6 - Buxton

Most Team Goals: 75 - Ilkeston Town

Worst Team Discipline: 98 yellows, 10 reds - Newcastle Town

Most Goals in a Match: 4 - Monday Awoyomi for Buxton v Kendal Town

Most Assists: 17 - Jamie Milligan (AFC Fylde)

Youngest Goalscorer: 16 years 29 days - Dennis Mayo for Wakefield v Hednesford Town

All Time Best Eleven

New inductees in italics

GK - Greg Smith (83 games, 0 goals, 6.73 rating) - released

DR - Joe Selby (137, 2, 6.86)

DL - John Sheldon (94, 0, 6.85) - out with a broken leg

DC - Robert Hughes (71, 1, 6.95)

DC - Paul Donnelly (48, 2, 7.01) - released and hasn't updated despite playing 19 league games!

MR - Lassana Sidibé (126, 14, 6.84)

ML - Jake Jones (65, 6, 6.78)

MC - Andy Nicholls (62, 3, 6.79)

MC - Chris Boast (50, 4, 6.87)

ST - Alan Nagington (79, 39, 6.97) - hasn't updated despite playing 7 league games

ST - Liam Rushton (108, 48, 7.05)

SB - Josh James (38, 0, 6.73)

SB - Kamran Abassi (132, 2, 6.92)

SB - Dan Skelton (96, 29, 6.85)

SB - George Lay (40, 5, 6.78)

SB - Josh Wright (38, 9, 6.75)

SB - David Morley (62, 1, 6.88)

SB - Jordan Johnson (93, 9, 6.68)

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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

Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.

The Trophy Cabinet

LEAGUES

Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2

CUPS

None

AWARDS

Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2

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David Morley has appeared on the club's favourite personnel list, while for some reason Liam Rushton has gone of it.

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Great season to establish yourself in the Northern Premier, Nobby! I think the favoured personnel lists are a bit off still this year.

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Only 3 Seasons completed ? Come on Nobster, get working.

I work. I play golf. I have a girlfriend (for the past four months). Football Manager isn't played as much as when I was a kid.

I'm considering a charity bike ride in September as well, so will be playing even less over the Summer.

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Great season to establish yourself in the Northern Premier, Nobby! I think the favoured personnel lists are a bit off still this year.

Yeah, I was very pleased with how the season ended up.

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Wow, lots of teams down there at the bottom all very close to each other. Good job to be on top of the pile, not down under it. :)

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I work. I play golf. I have a girlfriend (for the past four months). Football Manager isn't played as much as when I was a kid.

I'm considering a charity bike ride in September as well, so will be playing even less over the Summer.

Drop Golf (silly game), Girlfriend what the hell is one of those, Work well you have to so you can buy the next fm,

Charity have enough money, forgot it.

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Drop Golf (silly game), Girlfriend what the hell is one of those, Work well you have to so you can buy the next fm,

Charity have enough money, forgot it.

agreed. this man has a good point

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Golf is one of those games noone cares about unless/until you play it. I'm still in the former camp, but could see myself picking it up one day when my knees are too shot for 5-a-side.

My girlfriend is pretty fantastic about me playing FM to be honest, if she's watching rubbish TV then she's happy for me to play it rather than suffering in silence. Plus if there's football on she'll go out to the gym, so I can sit here in my pants watching football, playing FM, and drinking beer - plus I get a fitter girlfriend :D

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I can just ask very nicely Snakexe, that works for me :D

Also I have now found a game she enjoys playing as well so she's more relaxed about the whole gaming thing :D

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What game is that? Mine likes playing Sims 3 on my phone, but that's about it.

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Civilisation :) I brought Civ4 complete for £3.74 on Steam, keeps her happy :)

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Bargain! Don't think mine would like Civ though...

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When I'm with the girlfriend, if some cack comes on TV like X Factor or other reality rubbish, I get some FM time then. Otherwise it's usually a couple of nights per week.

And not a chance I'm stopping the golf!

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Snakexe mine used to play Civ 1 so she loves it :D and I can just hand her the ipod and shes fine :p

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And not a chance I'm stopping the golf!
+1!!!

Women, now, stopped them a long time ago. They get in the way of the golf and the gaming...

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2012/3 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

It's going places we've never been before

Board: Fight bravely against relegation

Media: 21st

Bookies: 16-1

Season tickets: 93 (up 1)

Has someone bought their dog a season ticket then?!

Solid start though, well done!

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The person must have bought a second dog as it has gone up one more for the next season. :D

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Yeh I was at the game last season and security told me I had to buy a ticket for Scruffy otherwise he couldnt come in. They said the Jerkwad manager had been tightening purse strings and they didnt even get health benefits anymore. And get THIS!? I now have to pay for my parrot Polly to come to the football as well.

Its an outrage I tell you!

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Nobby! I remember reading your 2010 save and I love your updates! Will definitely be following this and at first I thought you had a bug because Liverpool won prem :L

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Yeh I was at the game last season and security told me I had to buy a ticket for Scruffy otherwise he couldnt come in. They said the Jerkwad manager had been tightening purse strings and they didnt even get health benefits anymore. And get THIS!? I now have to pay for my parrot Polly to come to the football as well.

Its an outrage I tell you!

Well, if you would admit that the parrot is dead, deceased, berift of life, you know, an ex-parrot, all would be fine. ;)

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Nobby! I remember reading your 2010 save and I love your updates! Will definitely be following this and at first I thought you had a bug because Liverpool won prem :L

Thank you Monkey. Glad you enjoy it.

Relating to Liverpool... Rafa Benitez is their manager again!

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Damn, I was going to make a Monty Python reference. :D

I'm sure someone from one of the warmer clime teams could get some cuttlefish for you ... :D

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Scout finds a player who is a former Icelandic under 21 international and has spent four seasons at Liverpool and not broke into the first team before being released. He looks like he will be a quality player for me.

I find he is willing to negotiate and pay an absolute fortune (for this level) in wages so he signs.

He plays cack and I question if he even knows what a goal is, never mind how he scores one.

Then he does this.

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The first time I've ever seen a 10 given since the ratings went decimal. :)

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I had a couple last season, in friendlies though. I'm surprised he got the 10; he only won 6 of the 7 headers he tried. :p

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Wow, what a performance after all that preceding carpness! I had a 10.0 once on FM10, and once so far on the current game - each of which were also strikers who bagged 5.

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Wow. I've never had a player get a 10. Hopefully you can a few more of those out of him. :)

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It's certainly odd that a player with his ability is so poor over so many games and then goes and puts in a performance that no one else in that division could pull off......guess it's the Leon Best effect.

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Good to see Fulham rise to the occasion of the FA Cup Semi Final.

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Tottenham are 4th in the Premier League and Fulham 10th so it's not like there is a big gap between them.

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I wouldn't call the final game of the season where we need a result away to a team chasing a playoff spot to stay up a cause for celebration. I'm cacking myself personally.

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