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Notts County from Non-League to Champions League

Started on 30 May 2020 by tedbro20
Latest Reply on 24 June 2020 by tazz21
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Club Information

Year Founded: 1862
Stadium: Meadow Lane
Capacity: 19,841
Rivals: Nottingham Forest
Training Facilities: Basic
Youth Facilities: Basic

Honours

The FA Cup - 1894
Sky Bet Championship - 1897, 1914, 1923
Sky Bet League 2 - 1971, 1998, 2010
English 3rd division - 1931, 1950
Anglo-Italian Cup - 1994

History

The oldest professional football club in the world where the even predate the football league which they were one of founding members of. The last time the club was in the top league was 1991 after Neil Warnock got them their via the playoffs but they were relegated straight away. With the relegation it meant they missed on on the first season of the Premier League. The club has had its ups and downs over the years. The most notable has to be after the takeover in 2009 by a Middle Eastern consortium where the club appointed Sven-Gran Eriksson as Director of Football and brought Sol Campbell and a young Kasper Schmeichel to the club before it all went horribly wrong and 5 months later the club had been sold again. The club have gone through managers like nobodies business going through 15 managers in the last 10 seasons. The club also dropped out of the Football League last season for the first time in their history.

The Why

So I've settled on Notts County because with them being the oldest professional club in the world success has mainly passed them by and they deserve a much richer history which I am to give them. We will originally aim to become the biggest team in Nottingham before going on to go from Non-League to Champions League. This also takes me out of my comfort zone since I won't be able to attract players that I know well which will make going up the leagues tougher.

wow, I didn't know that Notts Co was off league football

best of luck
Despite being probably the biggest team in the National League currently, the progression will definitely get harder year-on-year, particularly in English football!

Staff Changes



We revamp our backroom staff to ensure we have the right people at the club to take it forward

Transfers In



We have only brought in two loan players at the moment as we are evaluating a number of players at the moment who are in on trial at the moment. Sorensen comes in to add some youth to the middle of the park and Adams comes in to make the LW his own.

Preseason



Everything goes well in preseason as the loss to Nottingham Forest was expected so hopefully we carry that form on into the season.

Expectations



The League and FA Cup we should be able to match this season and we still have our full budget left for transfers as we continue to look to improve the squad


Tango Yeah they got relegated last season.
Jack Yeah its going to be one hell of a journey going up the leagues

Transfers In

We bring in our first permanent transfer in the form of Dannish international Casper Sloth who has previously had a spell in England with Leeds United.



He should run the midfield for us for the next season or two so hopefully we can hang onto him.

August



We have nearly a perfect month to get us off to a great start to the season as we win 4 out of our opening 5 games. Defensively we need to get better though as we manage to only keep 1 clean sheet this month. We don't have any problems at the other end of the prk though as we have people chipping in with goals from all other areas of the pitch. Kyle Wootton has been in good form leading the line with getting 4 goals in the 5 games.

League



September



I remember Sloth from Leeds, only played a few times but looked like he had talent but I think club politics got in his way in regards to playing time - a great signing nonetheless! A super start to the season as well, I think the top two are really staking their claim early on as they are two teams that I would imagine to be up there at the end of the season.
Another Ted story, here we go again!
A good start to the league in starting off unbeaten. A big early test against Harrogate next month which could be an indciator of where you end up this season.
Sloth in the National League?! :O
Absolutely terrific start, always had a soft spot for Notts County, hope you can move them up the leagues

September



We have a great month where we get a 100% record. We knew this season should be a walk in the park and its certainly seeming that way. Wootton has kept his form going through the month as he has scored 5 goals over the course of the month. We also saw Sloth get his first goal for the club as well. We got very lucky in the games against Barrow and Harrogate Town as we nearly threw away two 2-0 leads to have to win the games in injury time.

League



October




Jack Yeah he only made 13 appearances for them but he will be massive for us with his experience.
Justice Here we, Here we, Here we F****n Go
TheLFCFan Harrogate pushed us all the way but thankfully we got a 94th minute winner.
ScottT He's going to win us the title himself.
Griffo I'm the same so fingers crossed I can get them back to the top

October



Another undeafeted month with only a small blip against Sutton United. The Sutton game was the only game this month we conceded a goal which makes a nice change. Our defence has been working hard in training and it showed with the clean sheets. Wootton has had his worst month yet with only managng the 3 goals but it takes his tally to 10 for the season so far. We also played our first round of the FA Cup which came in the qualifying stages and we nervously managed to beat Chester thanks to a penalty from Tom Crawford which see's us into the 1st Round where we will meet Braintree.

League



November



Under 23's



The board have agreed to my request for starting an U23 team at the club which in the long run will help us match our ambition of brining players through ith giving them that extra step before stepping up to the first team. Now we just need to get the team into a league.

Irrepressible! The league form has been nothing short of title-worthy, and the FA Cup run is a steady stream of revenue, if you can keep it going!
Looking very strong. Braintree in the FA Cup should present a comfortable route to the second round.
Absolutely walking this in so far

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