Year Founded: 1862
Stadium: Meadow Lane
Rivals: Nottingham Forest
Training Facilities: Basic
Youth Facilities: Basic
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
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.
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.