Oldest club in History rebuild-Notts County-Mission Failed I got sacked moved to another thread

CHYP2074
2598 posts Fans' Favourite
edited November 2021
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Notts County Football Club is a professional association football club based in Nottingham, England. The team participates in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1862, they are the oldest professional association football club in the world, and predate the Football Association itself. The club became one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888. They are nicknamed the "Magpies" due to the black and white colour of their home strip, which inspired Italian club Juventus to adopt the colours for their kit in 1903. After playing at different home grounds during their first fifty years, including Trent Bridge, the club moved to Meadow Lane in 1910 and have remained there since. Notts County hold a local rivalry with city neighbours Nottingham Forest, as well as with other nearby clubs such as Mansfield Town. Notts County finished third in the top flight of English football in the 1890–91 season, which, together with the same achievement 10 seasons later, remains their highest ever league position. They also reached the 1891 FA Cup Final, finishing as runners-up to Blackburn Rovers. However three years later the club won the 1894 FA Cup Final with a 4–1 victory over Bolton Wanderers. From 1897 until 1920 they played in the First Division which was then the top flight, barring the 1913–14 season when they won the Second Division immediately following relegation the previous year. They won the Second Division for a third time in the 1922–23 campaign, before suffering relegations down to the Third Division South, which they won in their first attempt in 1930–31.

The club were back in the Third Division South by World War II, but were again promoted as champions in 1949–50 and spent most of the 1950s in the second tier before successive relegations saw them drop back into the Fourth Division. County won promotion as runners-up in 1959–60. They returned to the fourth tier by 1964, but were promoted as champions in the 1970–71 season, before securing promotion out of the Third Division under the stewardship of Jimmy Sirrel in 1972–73. They made their return to the top flight by finishing as runners-up of the Second Division in 1980–81. County were relegated after a three-season stay, and ended the decade back in the third tier before Neil Warnock masterminded play-off successes in 1990 and 1991 that saw them promoted back into the top flight. However, they were immediately relegated, thus missing out on the first-ever season of Premier League football. They fell back into the basement division by 1997–98, but managed to finish the season as champions. Following a financial crisis they were relegated again in 2004, before they won the League Two title in 2009–10 amid a takeover bid from a Middle Eastern consortium that eventually fell through despite great publicity and initial expectations. County were relegated back to the bottom tier at the end of the 2014–15 season, and remained there until the end of the 2018–19 season, when they were relegated from the Football League for the first time.

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  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited October 2021
    Crazy news as Scunthorpe gets auto-relegated to nationals due to financial trouble. Notts County is the team replacing them in EFL League Two, due to their immense stadium capacity of about 19,000.
    Notts county appoints new manager Chamoun.
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    Details:
    This is basically a create a club Career mode since they're not on FIFA. Basically, this is the oldest club in the History of the game and they got financially ruined by a group of people who were supposedly rich. Sol Campbell and Kasper Schmeichel played for them. Campbell immediately left because he wasn't getting paid, and Schmeichel decided to keep playing (traveling to away games on his own) because he was just released by Man City and wanted to play football. They got relegated from EFL in 2019 and now their financial are bad, but better than most teams in their division and they've got possibly EFL Championship stadium capacity.
    Board expectations: Small club
    Rivals: Mansfield Town
    Stadium: Meadow Lanes
    Nickname: Magpies
    1st season transfer budget: 1M

    Issues:
    Unfortunately, I will have to play with a generated roster, and not with their IRL roster, we'll have to live with it...
    I am not sure how I am supposed to copy the roster into the thread.
    Couldn't edit everything perfectly like reality.

    Rules:
    TBD
    I really wanna hear what people think to make it as realistic as possible but so far:
    Legendary
    6 min halves
    95% of signings have to be from the UK
    Max players salary: 3k
    Try to complete all board objectives
    No overusing the youth academy

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  • Danimal5981
    3010 posts National Call-Up
    edited October 2021
    Always amazes me that anything close to bad words get *****ed out, yet Scunthorpe always makes it through censorship and scrutiny :lol: Good luck replacing the scunts! (whom, by the way, have brilliant kits this season...)
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Always amazes me that anything close to bad words get *****ed out, yet Scunthorpe always makes it through censorship and scrutiny :lol: Good luck replacing the scunts! (whom, by the way, have brilliant kits this season...)
    Always amazes me that anything close to bad words get *****ed out, yet Scunthorpe always makes it through censorship and scrutiny :lol: Good luck replacing the scunts! (whom, by the way, have brilliant kits this season...)

    Thanks. It's their actual club name so I included it.
    Any ideas on the restrictions?
  • Danimal5981
    3010 posts National Call-Up
    Well, keep it local (as in English, Scottish and Irish players only), a player with 65 OVR would be a top player for this side, keep salaries under € 3k. Within those parameters this already would be quite a challenge.
  • Steffolovitch
    1387 posts Professional
    Interesting idea! Not too many create-a-club campaigns here yet, so this already feels a bit different. Looking forward to it, and I don't know any players from Notts County, so I don't mind it starting with generic players :D

    Regarding restrictions and rules, I would probably turn to the youth academy and avoid using it too much. If I was you, I would probably accomplish the board youth objectives and avoid signing anyone else, as it would be too easy bringing up these "exciting prospects" or "showing great potential" talents, who would never be available for a League Two side anyway. Just my two cents.
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Updated the OP
  • ArladArlad
    97 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    As someone who played a Notts County CM back on FIFA 17 it is fantastic to see someone else use them and not forget what a long history they have with the football league. :)

    So a little brief insight with Notts County, seeking aspirations of Premier League through the mid 90s all through up to as recent as 2008 more recently they had hired and fired a slew of managers with some only lasting a few months at a time, this really reeked more of poor management from the top and the acumen not only to run a proper football club but to understand the fundamentals of running a professional football club properly!

    Eventually Alan Hardy purchased Notts County in 2017 from Ray Trew and put the club up for sale immediately, on the 4th of May 2019 following a 3-1 defeat they were relegated from the football league for the 1st time in 157 years, they actually won the FA Cup in 1894.

    My best advice here is to enjoy the save and I echo the words of advice given, keep the Academy in line with current squad ratings, make sure you scout the home nations and build them up gradually.
    Regarding their current team they have a squad of about 22/23 players it is vital that for the development of players you keep the squad nicely trimmed and any non-playing players be loaned out if possible, from their squad they have 13 players from England, 3 players from Ireland, 1 from Wales, 1 from Scotland, 1 from Grenada, 1 from Zimbabwe, 1 from Portugal and 1 from Belgium.

    Regarding your current squad you could write down who you have, their nationality and their age/overall ratings and type it up here if you can't copy/paste. Alternatively you could screenshot the formation/team line up from the main game and upload it to a free image site and use the image button here to copy the url over.

    I wish you the best on this new CM, hope to hear more of it! please let me know if you need any more suggestions.
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    ArladArlad wrote: »
    As someone who played a Notts County CM back on FIFA 17 it is fantastic to see someone else use them and not forget what a long history they have with the football league. :)

    So a little brief insight with Notts County, seeking aspirations of Premier League through the mid 90s all through up to as recent as 2008 more recently they had hired and fired a slew of managers with some only lasting a few months at a time, this really reeked more of poor management from the top and the acumen not only to run a proper football club but to understand the fundamentals of running a professional football club properly!

    Eventually Alan Hardy purchased Notts County in 2017 from Ray Trew and put the club up for sale immediately, on the 4th of May 2019 following a 3-1 defeat they were relegated from the football league for the 1st time in 157 years, they actually won the FA Cup in 1894.

    My best advice here is to enjoy the save and I echo the words of advice given, keep the Academy in line with current squad ratings, make sure you scout the home nations and build them up gradually.
    Regarding their current team they have a squad of about 22/23 players it is vital that for the development of players you keep the squad nicely trimmed and any non-playing players be loaned out if possible, from their squad they have 13 players from England, 3 players from Ireland, 1 from Wales, 1 from Scotland, 1 from Grenada, 1 from Zimbabwe, 1 from Portugal and 1 from Belgium.

    Regarding your current squad you could write down who you have, their nationality and their age/overall ratings and type it up here if you can't copy/paste. Alternatively you could screenshot the formation/team line up from the main game and upload it to a free image site and use the image button here to copy the url over.

    I wish you the best on this new CM, hope to hear more of it! please let me know if you need any more suggestions.

    Appreciate this piece of advice! I started copying the squad sheet actually but didn't finish. It's actually harder because I play on PS5 so no screenshotting or drag and copying but I'll put the effort into it. My roster is actually a bit similar to what you said, I have mostly English players with some rest of the UK, two or three Africans, and actually one Lebanese player. I'm from there so I kinda enjoyed it when I got him, should be the source of many storylines!
  • ArladArlad
    97 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Now you have me excited to see the roster! :D I hope to see you post up your roster and updates soon.
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited October 2021
    First season roster
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    There you go!

  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited October 2021
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    Instructions:
    ST Get in behind
    LM/RM Cut inside/Get in behind
    CM Bond stay back
    CM Berry B2B
    LB/RB Overlap
    Tactics:
    Defensive:
    Balanced
    Medium width
    Medium depth
    Offensive:
    Possession
    Medium width

    "We wanna play seducing football"
  • ArladArlad
    97 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    :o that looks so good honestly, did you rename your stadium to Meadow Lane too? :D How often will you provide league updates? Every month or every 1/4 of the season? L2 is a massive campaign, including the J.Paint Trophy or whatever it is called now, the carabao cup and the FA Cup you're looking at 60+ matches depending on how far you get in the cup. ~ Arlad
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    ArladArlad wrote: »
    :o that looks so good honestly, did you rename your stadium to Meadow Lane too? :D How often will you provide league updates? Every month or every 1/4 of the season? L2 is a massive campaign, including the J.Paint Trophy or whatever it is called now, the carabao cup and the FA Cup you're looking at 60+ matches depending on how far you get in the cup. ~ Arlad

    Yep called it Meadow Lane.
    Think I might update one in-game month every week. I have more time this week though so I'll get over with the transfer window and the pre-season.
    As for EFL2 I was wondering about what I could do if I actually finish in the relegation zone?
  • ArladArlad
    97 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    CHYP2074 wrote: »
    ArladArlad wrote: »
    :o that looks so good honestly, did you rename your stadium to Meadow Lane too? :D How often will you provide league updates? Every month or every 1/4 of the season? L2 is a massive campaign, including the J.Paint Trophy or whatever it is called now, the carabao cup and the FA Cup you're looking at 60+ matches depending on how far you get in the cup. ~ Arlad

    Yep called it Meadow Lane.
    Think I might update one in-game month every week. I have more time this week though so I'll get over with the transfer window and the pre-season.
    As for EFL2 I was wondering about what I could do if I actually finish in the relegation zone?

    well you can't really be relegated on FIFA from L2, so the only way is up :D
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Yeah well, gonna try to play as if I could get relegated, to keep it realistic
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Gameplay is just a pain I'm not going to give spoilers but results have been disastrous
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Pre-season
    Group stage:
    Matchday 1:
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    Comments: "Rough loss, very annoying goals to concede."
    Matchday 2: (Sulimani debut)
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    Comments: "Game was in our hands, lots of missed chances, ended up regretting all those misses."
    First signing:
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    Info:
    Eliott List 64 24 ENG (Fee: 800k; Wage: 2k/month)
    Youth academy promotion:
    Scott Baker CM 45 16 WAL
    Comments: The squad overall was decent, was thinking about what we could upgrade... Since we're probably the weakest team in the league, buying a full-back was going to be a waste. Allison is only 54 overall but he's the quickest player on the team and has got some key attributes like 4* weak foot so thought I would keep him. While my ST has been decent, he's really been missing chances in key moments, and what a better marquee signing than a quick striker (92 pace)! Scott Baker is a defensive-minded CM and would be a perfect replacement to Bond in the future. His max potential is 94 and he's got some very decent stats for a CDM.
    Matchday 3: (List and Baker debut, Wheeler benched)
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    Comments: ": Unbelievable we’re out of this pre-season without a win. Getting into a decent attacking position has been alright but we can’t defend for the life of us and lots of wasted balls in the final third."
  • Elliot List is a good signing, signed him in my Wrexham Career, but only came across him because I used him in my Bronze FUT Squad along with Courtney Senior, both are very pacey.

  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Elliot List is a good signing, signed him in my Wrexham Career, but only came across him because I used him in my Bronze FUT Squad along with Courtney Senior, both are very pacey.

    Good to hear am not the only one who plays FUT in here :D


  • CHYP2074 wrote: »
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Elliot List is a good signing, signed him in my Wrexham Career, but only came across him because I used him in my Bronze FUT Squad along with Courtney Senior, both are very pacey.

    Good to hear am not the only one who plays FUT in here :D


    I've practically ignored it since it came out but thought I'd finally give it ago last year now I flick between the 2. Took time out from Career Mode last year now enjoying both
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    CHYP2074 wrote: »
    gavin2903 wrote: »
    Elliot List is a good signing, signed him in my Wrexham Career, but only came across him because I used him in my Bronze FUT Squad along with Courtney Senior, both are very pacey.

    Good to hear am not the only one who plays FUT in here :D


    I've practically ignored it since it came out but thought I'd finally give it ago last year now I flick between the 2. Took time out from Career Mode last year now enjoying both

    Personally been playing FUT regularly since FIFA 20, always had the time for a CM or two, but the vast majority was FUT. This year I'll do 50/50. Before that (FIFA 12-17) all CM, and for 18-19 just a bit of FUT
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Second Signing:
    The magpies sign Connor Teale satisfying the huge need for extra depth at the CB position.
    Info:
    Connor Teale CB 50 18 ENG (Fee: 100k; Wages: 500/month)
    Comments: Notice I only had 3 CBs in the main roster, this guy has about 62 potential as well so he's pretty decent.
    Change of plans approaching the regular season, switching to a 4-4-2. Considering the fact that Wheeler scored 2 goals in 2 games, I thought it was unfair benching him so he’s going to play alongside our marquee signing.
    Lancaster going to play the role of the B2b cm and Bond still holds the defensive-minded midfield spot. Berry loses his starting eleven spot, he’s been honestly ghosting.
    New instructions:
    STs get in behind
    LM/RM Cut inside/get in behind
    CM Lancaster get forward
    CM Bond stay back
    LB/RB overlap
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    I have a big big announcement to make... the results were sooo terrible I got sacked in season one. Going to do a new one, will probably move to a new thread soon.
    Everyone reply with a big RIP
  • Ashy
    20953 posts Club Captain
    CHYP2074 wrote: »
    I have a big big announcement to make... the results were sooo terrible I got sacked in season one. Going to do a new one, will probably move to a new thread soon.
    Everyone reply with a big RIP

    RIP

    Haha I'm so sorry nothing worse than getting sacked especially when you present a save to forumers, how embarrassing! Joking :D
  • Steffolovitch
    1387 posts Professional
    RIP :lol:
  • CHYP2074
    2598 posts Fans' Favourite
    Kept spinning til I got a Lebanese player again
  • ArladArlad
    97 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    :) see you on the flip side I guess :D
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