Nobby_McDonald

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

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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

Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.

The Trophy Cabinet

LEAGUES

Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2 & 2014/5

CUPS

Northern Premier League Chairman's Cup - 2015/6

AWARDS

Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month

Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5

Northern Premier League First Division Manager of the Month

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Very impressive winning the league and going straight back up. Will the current squad be competitive in the Norther Premier or will you need to add a lot of new faces?

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Well done Nobby on getting the promotion. Hopefully, you'll last longer in the league above than last time ;)

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Only way that could have been better is if you relegated Kidsgrove with that game! Great season :D

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Good work Simon getting Newcastle back up at the first attempt :D

Ready for another relegation?.... ;)

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Good going Nobby to bounce back at the first attempt.

A season of consolidation is in order.

Just as an aside, can you remember what your wage budget was when you started with Newcastle?

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Thank you all.

I think if Gallagher, Lacey, Rushton and Emilsson can stay fit for (most of) the season we have a bloody good chance of doing well. All four are still quite young, especially the two midfielders (Lacey and Gallagher) so should progress well.

I think my initial wage budget was around £1200 per week but I can't remember for sure. Crowds are bigger now though, hence having a larger budget.

My next session will be tomorrow evening so I'll be able to fill in player of the year and best xi then.

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I said I was expecting you to bounce straight back up and i'm glad you didn't disappoint! ;):D Let's hope your stay in the Northern Premier is a little longer this time.

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Let's hope not and that I exit it in the opposite direction than last time. ;)

Player of the season and Best XI updated in moments...

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Good luck with this. The relegation was unfortunate - that second season syndrome can be a killer - but at least you bounced back up. Not that I'm getting ahead of myself, but it would be fantastic to see a team such as Newcastle Town in the Premiership :D.

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grats on the promotion again. Lets hope you can stay up this time.

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China has just been appointed as manager of Leeds United. :D

Isn't he around 4,000 years old?

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grats on the promotion again. Lets hope you can stay up this time.

Looking good so far... :)

Halfway through the season.

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Playing catch-up with the forums. Haven't looked at them since the start of January. So much work, and not enough FM time sadly :(

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Playing catch-up with the forums. Haven't looked at them since the start of January. So much work, and not enough FM time sadly :(

I know that feeling, but pair work with girlfriend. Approaching six seasons complete at the end of February is the slowest pace I have ever played CM/FM.

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Fair play in staying with your club after relegation, I probably would have just resigned

When you support a small team you roll with the tough times and enjoy the good times even more.

When you support a big team then the good times are expected and the norm.

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When you support a big team then the good times are expected and the norm.

Unless you support Newcastle United, then anything slightly masquerading as a good time is treated with suspicion and sideways glances until it inevitably blows up in our faces.

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He said 'big club' SnakeXe. :p

HEY!

Our chairman is as big and fat as they come :mad:

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When you support a small team you roll with the tough times and enjoy the good times even more.

When you support a big team then the good times are expected and the norm.

Except at Newcastle United. But I see SnakeXe is well aware of that. :)

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Speaking of big and fat... I wonder what the Fat Goalie is up to these days?

Here we go... if Wiki is right he is coaching the Academy goalkeepers at Manchester City.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_felgate

Wow, he came on for Neville Southall for his only Welsh cap - I guess that must be the fattest substitution of all time! Although Big Nev only really piled it on in his later years didn't he?

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Not even The Fat Goalie is as big as William 'Fatty' Foulke, goalkeeper in the 1920s.

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2015/6 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)

It's where we out do ourselves

Board: Safe mid table

Media: 11th

Bookies: 8-1

Season tickets: 92 (up 2)

A great start - four wins out of our first five sees only Northwich ahead of us. Come game ten and we are the first team to take points off them this season. The 2-0 home win closes the gap down to four.

Our form continues into Winter but it is tight up top with eight clubs vying for position.

An injury hit holiday period doesn't stop our progress and we're just top heading into the New Year.

But we then start slipping as injuries and a tough schedule which sees us beat two Conference South teams away in the FA Trophy before narrowly being defeated at a Conference Premier team begins to take it's toll.

And we get edged out.

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FA CUP FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND: Leek Town 2 Newcastle Town 0

FA TROPHY THIRD ROUND: Wrexham 1 Newcastle Town 0

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP THIRD ROUND: Chester 0p Newcastle Town 0

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHAIRMAN'S CUP: Newcastle Town 2 Stocksbridge Park Steels 0 (at Bower Fold, Stalybridge)

Top rating: Sean McHugh 7.16

Top goalscorer: Liam Rushton 15 in 48 games

Top league goalscorer: Liam Rushton 11 in 39 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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Roll of Honour

PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Manchester City

Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea

Relegated: Reading, West Ham United, Swansea City

CHAMPIONSHIP

Champions: Southampton

Promoted: Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers

Relegated: Hull City, Peterborough United, Milton Keynes Dons

LEAGUE ONE

Champions: Sheffield United

Promoted: Watford, Charlton Athletic

Relegated: Scunthorpe United, Exeter City, Leyton Orient, Morecambe

LEAGUE TWO

Champions: Bristol Rovers

Promoted: Notts County, Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra

Relegated: Mansfield Town, Stockport County

CONFERENCE PREMIER

Champions: AFC Wimbledon

Promoted: Kettering Town

Relegated: Havant & Waterlooville, Bromley, Newport County, Fleetwood Town

CONFERENCE NORTH

Champions: Tamworth

Promoted: Gainsborough Trinity

Relegated: Witton Albion, Workington, AFC Fylde

CONFERENCE SOUTH

Champions: VCD Athletic

Promoted: Chelmsford City

Relegated: Dover Athletic, Eastbourne Borough, Thurrock

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Bishop's Stortford

Promoted: Wealdstone

Relegated: AFC Hornchurch, Cambridge City, Biggleswade Town, Dartford

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Champions: Altrincham

Promoted: Northwich Victoria

Relegated: Worksop Town, Hucknall Town, Woodley Sports, Leigh Genesis

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Maidenhead United

Promoted: Malvern Town

Relegated: Taunton Town, Halesowen Town, Eastleigh, Daventry Town

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Concord Rangers

Promoted: Wingate & Finchley

Relegated: Waltham Forest, Leyton

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Walton & Hersham

Promoted: Croydon Athletic

Relegated: Cray Wanderers, Burgess Hill Town

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH

Champions: Lancaster City

Promoted: Bradford Park Avenue

Relegated: Mossley, King's Lynn, Bridlington Town

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH

Champions: Grantham Town

Promoted: Ilkeston Town

Relegated: Retford United, Rushall Olympic

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL

Champions: Arlesey Town

Promoted: Marlow

Relegated: Romulus, Evesham United

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST

Champions: Hungerford Town

Promoted: AFC Hayes

Relegated: Paulton Rovers

* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP

Chelsea 1 Arsenal 2e

LEAGUE CUP

Arsenal 1 Manchester City 4

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Barnsley 2 Luton Town 1

FA TROPHY

Havant & Waterlooville 2 Kettering Town 3

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid 2e Sevilla 1

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna

EUROPA LEAGUE

Barcelona 2 Paris Saint-Germain 0

Gelredome, Arnhem

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EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS

Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x8)

Belarus: BATE Borisov (x10)

Belgium: Anderlecht (x7)

Bulgaria: Litex (x3)

Croatia: Istra

Czech Republic: Sparta Prague

Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x8)

Finland: JJK

France: Marseille

Germany: Bayer Leverkusen (x2)

Greece: Panathinaikos (x5)

Hungary: Debrecen

Iceland: Grindavík

Israel: Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Italy: Napoli

Netherlands: Ajax

Northern Ireland: Linfield (x7)

Norway: Vålerenga

Poland: Wisla Krakow (x4)

Portugal: Porto

Republic of Ireland: Bohemians (x4)

Romania: FC Vaslui

Russia: CSKA Moscow (x4)

Scotland: Rangers (x2)

Serbia: Partizan Belgrade (x4)

Slovakia: Zilina (x2)

Slovenia: Maribor

Spain: Barcelona

Sweden: AIK Stockholm (x3)

Switzerland: Basel (x2)

Turkey: Galatasaray

Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk

Wales: Neath

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MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS

1. Manchester United

2. Manchester City

3. Liverpool

4. Chelsea

5. Arsenal

6. Tottenham Hotspur

TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS

1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, 104 caps, 46 goals)

2. Jack Rodwell (Everton, 37 caps, 6 goals)

3. Joe Hart (Manchester City, 63 caps)

4. Ryan Shawcross (Manchester City, 44 caps, 1 goal)

5. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur, 48 caps, 3 goals)

6. Michael Saunders (Monaco, 3 caps)

TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS

1. English Premier League - 4.5*

2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4*

3. Italian Serie A - 4*

4. German First Division - 4*

5. French Ligue 1 - 4*

6. English FA Cup - 3.5*

Most improved: Principality Welsh Premier League - 588th to 429th, 0.5*

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New Club Records

Highest league position: 7th in Northern Premier League Premier Division

Average attendance: 330

Most games without conceding: 6

Most league appearances: 209 - Lassana Sidibé

Most league goals: 87 - Liam Rushton

Oldest player: 32 years 194 days - Kamran Abassi v Hyde United (H), Northern Premier League Premier Division

New League Records

Biggest win: Burscough 1 Altrincham 8

Most games won in a row: 9 - Northwich Victoria

Most team goals: 97 - Altrincham

Most team conceded: 77 - Brigg Town

Most assists: 23 - Ciaran Smith (Altrincham)

All Time Best Eleven

New inductees in italics

GK - Josh James (171, 0, 6.77)

DR - Joe Selby (213, 2, 6.85)

DC - David Morley (187, 4, 6.95)

DC - Robert Hughes (189, 2, 6.90)

MR - Lassana Sidibé (240, 41, 6.87)

ML - Jake Jones (106, 10, 6.74) - stats not updated again!

MC - Paul Gallagher (77, 8, 7.00)

MC - David Lacey (84, 9, 6.91)

ST - Kristján Emilsson (123, 40, 7.06)

ST - Liam Rushton (247, 99, 7.00)

SB - Kamran Abassi (185, 2, 6.85) - released

SB - Jordan Thewlis (96, 17, 6.78)

SB - Chris Butler (77, 0, 6.84)

SB - Luke Bottomer (82, 5, 6.85)

Legends

None

Icons

None

Favoured Personnel

Liam Rushton

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Tough luck missing out on the Playoffs Nobby. But a good season overall. Should set you up nicely as a real promotion contender next season.

Ouch, I see my Stags got relegated.

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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

Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.

The Trophy Cabinet

LEAGUES

Northern Premier League First Division South - 2011/2 & 2014/5

CUPS

Northern Premier League Chairman's Cup - 2015/6

AWARDS

Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Season - 2011/2 & 2014/5

Northern Premier League Premier Division Manager of the Month

Northern Premier League First Division South Manager of the Month

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Tough luck missing out on the Playoffs Nobby. But a good season overall. Should set you up nicely as a real promotion contender next season.

Ouch, I see my Stags got relegated.

Thanks Tom. I have no money to strengthen the squad, but I have a solid team anyway given this season's performance. And with Northwich and Altrincham out of the way, in terms of club size only Boston United stand out above the rest now, as the teams coming down are all of similar size to the rest of us in the league.

Yeah, Mansfield went back from whence they came.

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2016 European Championship

Hosts: France

Holders: England

GROUP STAGE

Greece, Turkey, Wales, Austria, Norway, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia

SECOND ROUND

Belarus 2 France 3

Denmark 0 Portugal 3

England 3 Slovenia 1

Netherlands 0 Spain 2

Switzerland 1 Croatia 0

Scotland 2 Belgium 1

Slovakia 2 Italy 2p

Germany 3 Republic of Ireland 1

QUARTER FINALS

Portugal 3 France 2

England 1 Spain 1p

Scotland 0p Switzerland 0

Germany 1 Italy 0

SEMI FINALS

Portugal 3 Germany 1

Spain 4 Scotland 0

FINAL

Portugal 1 Spain 3

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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Finally for the night... it was only a pre-season friendly but it's always funny when Newcastle Town beat Port Vale... especially when it was 4-0 :D

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Bad luck missing out on promotion, but still a good season overall, showing good progress. The period after Xmas always sorts the men out from they boys! Maybe next year?

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Hope so. I got hampered by injuries and a run in the FA Trophy.

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Best of luck next year Nobby....hopefully the smashing of Port Vale pre season will inspire you to glory!

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Thanks Gio.

Friendly results don't normally bother me in the slightest, but following up the Port Vale thrashing by beating Charlton 2-0 has filled me with confidence for the new season.

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Shame about missing out on the playoffs, looks like just a case of a little more strength in depth (and perhaps a tactical loss or two in the cups ;)).

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