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The Sleeping Giant Rises

My attempt to make the name of Newcastle United feared across Europe once again!
Started on 31 July 2016 by JAMEDW
Latest Reply on 23 October 2016 by JAMEDW
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6 yearsEdited
James McCarthy £12M to Aston Villa
Nathan Redmond £15M to Real Madrid

Joshua Kimmich £40M from Bayern
Manuel Lanzini £10M from Man Utd

Premier League results:
West Ham 3-6 Newcastle
Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-1 Hull
Newcastle 5-1 Man Utd
Tottenham 1-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea
Everton 1-0 Newcastle
Brighton 1-3 Newcastle

Capital One Cup:
Went out on penalties after a 3-3 aggregate draw with Aston Villa in the semi finals. We hit the post an inordinate number of times in the 2nd leg, but it just wasn't to be.

FA Cup:
Won away at Brighton 3-1 and then beat Liverpool 3-0 at home but lost 2-0 in the quarter final against Southampton.

Europa League:
Beat Sporting 5-1 on aggregate in the 1st knockout round. However, Valencia knocked me out after a 3-3 draw on aggregate, where they went through on away goals. Hate that rule.

We are top of the league, with 63 points in 28 games! It's a 2 horse race between us and Chelsea, who are 2 points behind us.

Next update will have the final 10 league games, and we will see how the title race has transpired…
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6 yearsEdited
The remaining 10 Premier League games unfolded like this:

Newcastle 2-0 Norwich
Burnley 1-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-2 Watford
Leicester 2-5 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-3 Man City
Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 QPR
Liverpool 0-0 Newcastle
Newcastle 5-0 Sunderland
Southampton 0-1 Newcastle


Finished 1st with 83 points. We scored a whopping 102 goals in our title winning season. Was such a close run thing, Chelsea always pouncing on us whenever we dropped points. But we've finally done it. Proud as punch.

Honourable mentions to Barkley, Wilson, Donnarumma, Perez, Moreira, Gray and Dier who were all key to our title success.

I won the 20/21 manager of the year award.

And thank you, to you fine people who take the time to follow my progress with this save here on FM Scout, it's been a great journey, with hopefully much more to come…
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6 yearsEdited
Gomez £15M
Stark £15M
Chadli £5M
Sarr £10M

Verdier £42M
Gnabry £10M
Garcia £5M
Hall £12M

Newcastle squad 21/22:
1 Gianluigi Donnarumma
2 Steven Moreira
3 Alberto Moreno
4 Christophe Verdier
5 Eric Dier
6 Samuel Umtiti
7 Demarai Gray
8 Ross Barkley
9 Callum Wilson
10 Ayoze Perez
11 Leroy Sane
12 Geoffrey Kondogbia
13 Jack Butland
14 Joshua Kimmich
15 Manuel Lanzini
16 Will Hughes
17 Serge Gnabry
18 Bradley Hall
19 Jack Wilshere
20 Andoni Garcia
21 Calum Chambers
22 Matteo Fedele

Lost 3-1 to Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Premier League results:
Southampton 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-1 Middlesbrough
Burnley 0-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 Stoke
Man City 4-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-1 QPR
Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-1 Everton
Newcastle 4-0 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 2-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 5-2 Swansea
Norwich 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-0 Leicester
Man Utd 4-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea

Currently 1 point off the top. Have 35 points after 15 games.

My Champions League group has Benfica, Monaco and Dinamo. Results:
Newcastle 0-2 Benfica
Monaco 3-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-1 Dinamo
Dinamo 1-1 Newcastle
Benfica 0-1 Newcastle

Went out of the Capital One Cup after a 3-2 loss to Derby.
Great stuff for winning the league mate - next stop Champions League! Who needs Rafa Benitez?!!!
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6 yearsEdited
Didn't do any business in the January transfer window.

Premier League results:

Arsenal 3-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-0 West Ham
Sunderland 1-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-1 Liverpool
Newcastle 5-0 Southampton
Middlesbrough 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-0 Burnley
Stoke 1-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-3 Man City
QPR 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-1 Tottenham
Everton 1-2 Newcastle
Crystal Palace 1-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa
Swansea 1-6 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-0 Norwich
Leicester 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-0 Man Utd
Chelsea 0-0 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-1 Arsenal
Liverpool 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 Sunderland
West Ham 1-2 Newcastle

We retained the Premier League title, finishing 1st with 92 points!

Perez was league top scorer with 31 goals, and Sane was top assister with 21 assists.

Finished 3rd in my CL group after a 3-2 loss against Monaco. Then got knocked out of Europa League after a 3-2 aggregate loss against Sevilla.

I got a new 5 year contract, as well as the manager of the year award.
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6 yearsEdited
England won the 2022 World Cup, with Butland, Dier, Chambers, Gray, Wilshere, Barkley and Wilson all featuring.

Jack Butland for £15M to Man City
Will Hughes for £9M to Sevilla

Tim Kruse from Bayern for £20M
Aurelien Louis from Monaco for £3M
Hector Bellerin from Arsenal for £48M

Loaned Matteo Fedele and Simon Thompson out for this season.

1 Gianluigi Donnarumma
2 Steven Moreira
3 Alberto Moreno
4 Christophe Verdier
5 Eric Dier
6 Samuel Umtiti
7 Demarai Gray
8 Ross Barkley
9 Callum Wilson
10 Ayoze Perez
11 Leroy Sane
12 Geoffrey Kondogbia
13 Aurelien Louis
14 Joshua Kimmich
15 Manuel Lanzini
16 Tim Kruse
17 Serge Gnabry
18 Bradley Hall
19 Jack Wilshere
20 Andoni Garcia
21 Calum Chambers
22 Hector Bellerin

Dier remains as captain and Perez as vice captain.

As a note of interest, I now have 5 regens in my squad (Verdier, Garcia, Hall, Louis and Kruse).

Won the Community Shield against Chelsea after a 17-16 win on penalties.

Premier League results:
Newcastle 4-1 Burnley
Brighton 1-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 Tottenham

Champions League group has Benfica, Monaco and Basel.
Premier League results:
Newcastle 2-2 Man Utd
QPR 3-1 Newcastle
Everton 0-2 Newcastle
Aston Villa 0-4 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-1 West Ham
Newcastle 0-3 Norwich
Southampton 2-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-1 Derby
Arsenal 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea

Currently sat in 3rd place with 30 points from 14 games.

Lost 2-1 away at Tottenham in the C1C 3rd round.

Champions League results:
Newcastle 3-2 Monaco
Benfica 1-1 Newcastle
Basel 1-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-0 Basel
Monaco 1-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-0 Benfica

Finished 1st in the group, unbeaten with 16 points from the 6 matches.
Premier League results:
Man City 2-0 Newcastle
Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 Sunderland
Newcastle 4-0 Stoke
Swansea 3-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-0 Brighton
Burnley 0-2 Newcastle
Tottenham 2-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 5-1 Fulham
Man Utd 2-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-1 QPR
Newcastle 4-1 Everton

FA Cup:
Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle
Ipswich 1-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea

Going to play Derby in the FA Cup quarter finals, and Shakhtar in the Champions League knockout round.

Currently lying in 3rd place with 53 points after 26 games. To be honest, it's looking like a 2 horse race between Man City and Chelsea for the title, bar a miracle. Hopefully we can get a trophy some other way this season…
Premier League results:
West Ham 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 4-0 Aston Villa
Norwich 1-2 Newcastle
Derby 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal
Newcastle 1-0 Southampton
Chelsea 4-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-0 Man City

Finally beat Man City in the Premier League. Only took 8 seasons!

Champions League:
Beat Shakhtar 6-1 on aggregate in the knockout round. Then beat Porto 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter finals.

FA Cup:
Newcastle 3-0 Derby (quarter final)
Crystal Palace 1-2 Newcastle (semi final)

So tomorrow, I will play out the remaining 4 Premier League fixtures, face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi finals, and go head to head with West Ham in the FA Cup final!
Premier League results:
Sunderland 0-3 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool
Newcastle 2-0 Swansea
Stoke 1-4 Newcastle

Finished 3rd with 82 points.

Got knocked out of the Champions League semi finals after a 4-1 aggregate loss to Real Madrid.

Sane won Premier League Footballer of the Year, and also finished top assister with 21 league goals.

Beat West Ham 3-1 in the final!

As a brief update before I post a detailed one, I've now completed 10 years at Newcastle United. We have won a 3rd title in my 10th season, taking my lifetime stats to:
10 years
543 games
308 wins
101 draws
125 losses
1,166 goals
661 conceded
57% win ratio

In the words of Tim Sherwood, second to none.

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