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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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[U][B]Season Summary[/B][/U]
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[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
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Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



[b]The Trophy Cabinet[/b]

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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[quote name='Jpayne']Nice bounce-back Nobby![/QUOTE]

Thank you.

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[quote name='DSYoungEsq']<tapping foot>[/QUOTE]

Are you listening to the Scissor Sisters? :D

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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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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']China has just been appointed as manager of Leeds United. :D[/QUOTE]

Isn't he around 4,000 years old?

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[quote name='RichG']grats on the promotion again. Lets hope you can stay up this time.[/QUOTE]

Looking good so far... :)

Halfway through the season.

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[quote name='433tom']Isn't he around 4,000 years old?[/QUOTE]

He's actually Portugese. :D

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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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[quote name='psychonaut']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 :([/QUOTE]

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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[quote name='kieranchelsea']Fair play in staying with your club after relegation, I probably would have just resigned[/QUOTE]

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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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']When you support a big team then the good times are expected and the norm.[/QUOTE]
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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[quote name='crouchaldinho']He said 'big club' SnakeXe. :p[/QUOTE]
HEY!

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

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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.
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_felgate[/url]

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']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.[/QUOTE]

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

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']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.
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_felgate[/url][/QUOTE]
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.

[img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTn1cj52eMdQuBb0VdDvtBTVQrCXk6zK8BKzWnimoBhhk6lkms-oQ[/img]

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[b]2015/6 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division)[/b]
[i]It's where we out do ourselves[/i]

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.

[IMG]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/Nobby_McDonald/league-4.jpg[/IMG]

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
[IMG]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/Nobby_McDonald/morley-2.jpg[/IMG]

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
[IMG]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/Nobby_McDonald/mchugh-1.jpg[/IMG]

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[b]Roll of Honour[/b]

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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[b]New Club Records[/b]
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


[b]New League Records[/b]
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)


[b]All Time Best Eleven[/b]
[I]New inductees in italics[/i]
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!
[i]MC - Paul Gallagher (77, 8, 7.00)
MC - David Lacey (84, 9, 6.91)[/i]
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)
[i]SB - Chris Butler (77, 0, 6.84)[/i]
SB - Luke Bottomer (82, 5, 6.85)

[B]Legends[/B]
None

[B]Icons[/B]
None

[B]Favoured Personnel[/B]
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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[U][B]Season Summary[/B][/U]
[CODE]
[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
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Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



[b]The Trophy Cabinet[/b]

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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[quote name='433tom']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.[/QUOTE]

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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[B]2016 European Championship[/B]
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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