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Nobby_McDonald, November 27, 2010 in FM Career Updates
Last post on the last page, its Enter Shikari lyrics, the chorus of Wall in fact
Go Newcastle Town! (Not United) (Or Newcastle Jets)
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.
Fit in what way?
2012/3 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)
It's going places we've never been before
Board: Fight bravely against relegation
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.
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
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Roll of Honour
Champions: Manchester City
Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur
Relegated: Wigan Athletic, Reading, Leicester City
Champions: West Bromwich Albion
Promoted: Blackpool, Southampton
Relegated: Barnsley, Watford, Swindon Town
Champions: Peterborough United
Promoted: Millwall, Ipswich Town
Relegated: Bradford City, Carlisle United, Walsall, Shrewsbury Town
Champions: Crewe Alexandra
Promoted: Southend United, Barnet, Hartlepool United
Relegated: Dagenham & Redbridge, Aldershot Town
Promoted: York City
Relegated: Hayes & Yeading United, Eastbourne Borough, Worcester City, Southport
Champions: Kidderminster Harriers
Promoted: Nuneaton Town
Relegated: Eastwood Town*, Brackley Town, Boston United
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
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
Promoted: Hitchin Town
Relegated: Aylesbury, North Greenford United
SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
Relegated: Bedfont Town
* indicates 10 points deducted
Blackpool 1 Manchester City 2
Wigan Athletic 0 Nottingham Forest 2
JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
Carlisle United 0 Ipswich Town 2
Accrington Stanley 2 AFC Wimbledon 3
Real Madrid 2 Lyon 2p
Vicente Calderón, Madrid
Chelsea 1 Arsenal 0
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
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)
France: Paris Saint-Germain
Germany: Bayern Munich (x4)
Greece: Panathinaikos (x2)
Hungary: Debrecen (x2)
Israel: Beitar Jerusalem (x3)
Northern Ireland: Linfield (x4)
Poland: Wisla Krakow
Republic of Ireland: Bohemians
Romania: FC Timişoara
Russia: CSKA Moscow
Serbia: Partizan Belgrade
Slovakia: Zilina (x4)
Spain: Real Madrid
Sweden: IFK Gothenborg (x2)
Switzerland: FC Zurich (x2)
Turkey: Galatasaray (x3)
Ukraine: Dynamo Kiev
MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
1. Manchester United
4. Manchester City
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*
Congrats on staying in the Premier Division.
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)
Thanks Sat Nav.
[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
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
Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2
Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2
David Morley has appeared on the club's favourite personnel list, while for some reason Liam Rushton has gone of it.
Only 3 Seasons completed ? Come on Nobster, get working.
Great season to establish yourself in the Northern Premier, Nobby! I think the favoured personnel lists are a bit off still this year.
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.
Yeah, I was very pleased with how the season ended up.
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.
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.
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
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
I can just ask very nicely Snakexe, that works for me
Also I have now found a game she enjoys playing as well so she's more relaxed about the whole gaming thing
What game is that? Mine likes playing Sims 3 on my phone, but that's about it.
Civilisation I brought Civ4 complete for £3.74 on Steam, keeps her happy
Bargain! Don't think mine would like Civ though...
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!
Snakexe mine used to play Civ 1 so she loves it and I can just hand her the ipod and shes fine
Women, now, stopped them a long time ago. They get in the way of the golf and the gaming...
Onto the men now, eh?
2012/3 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)It's going places we've never been before
Board: Fight bravely against relegation
Season tickets: 93 (up 1)
Has someone bought their dog a season ticket then?!
Solid start though, well done!
The person must have bought a second dog as it has gone up one more for the next season.
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!
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
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.
Damn, I was going to make a Monty Python reference.
Thank you Monkey. Glad you enjoy it.
Relating to Liverpool... Rafa Benitez is their manager again!
I'm sure someone from one of the warmer clime teams could get some cuttlefish for you ...
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.
The first time I've ever seen a 10 given since the ratings went decimal.
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.
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.
After a short run of good form, he's gone cack again.
Wow. I've never had a player get a 10. Hopefully you can a few more of those out of him.
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.
Good to see Fulham rise to the occasion of the FA Cup Semi Final.
Tottenham are 4th in the Premier League and Fulham 10th so it's not like there is a big gap between them.
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.
Sounds like Mark Hughes is their Manager.
Enjoy your 200th game...hope you manage to stay up!
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