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A Newcastle Dream

Magpies To The Top
Started on 10 November 2011 by ALX
Latest Reply on 25 November 2011 by Barnicle
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Hello and welcome to my first ever Football Manager story. Im very excited about this. Im somewhat new to Football Manager and Football in general, but I think this will be a fun ride. Cant wait to see where my career takes me. I know where it will start, and it will start in the North East of England. Newcastle United

There will be no editing of any kind. Plan on updating this 24/7. Lots of screen shots. Im glad to take comments and criticism. This is my first ever and will listen to anyone suggestions. I hope you enjoy the story and lets get this going.

Next Update:

Team History, Start of Season Expectations, Team Report and Initial Tactics


Start of Season Expectations

Note: As you can see I picked Top Half finish. That was the lowest I could choose and I think I can achieve that. Europe will be high hopes, but it never hurts to want big things. Will do my part in managing this team to fulfill these expectations.
My team as of right now. I'll be looking to do a lot of business, buying and selling in this first transfer window. Will be going with Krul at GK, so Ill be looking to move Harper. I can find someone on much lower wages to play on the bench. I think I might go younger and sell Ameobi and Lovenkrands. Will also be trying to get rid of Ryan Taylor's contract once he's healthy. There are much better options I can find.

My team report. Im going to bring in a GK to replace Harps. Will need some helps on the Left and right side of the defense. I'll also be putting bids for a few younger strikers to backup Ba and Best. My midfield looks pretty good, I will probably try and find a better Right Winger than Obertan, and bring him off the bench.

My initial tactics before any transfers. This is mainly set up for when Ben Arfa comes back. My hope is that they will be comfortable in the tactic once hes back from injury.

Next Update: Transfers and Friendlies.
July was a busy month. I brought in 7 players. 2 will be starting right away(Dempsey and Marcel). While I plan to play 4 others on my bench. I spent $37.5m but only $6.75m was payed up front. Here is a breakdown.

Yaya Sanogo - $1m up front - $4m over 48 months
Clint Dempsey - $1.25m up front - $5.25m over 36 months
Cieran Clark - $1m up front - $8m over 48 months
Marcel Schafer - $3m up front - $9.25m over 48 months
Ruben Rochina - $500k up front - $700k over 18 months
Vitinho - $0 up front - $3m over 48 months

Ive sent a few players on loan to get some first team games. Sold Lovenkrands and Williamson and still trying to sell Ameobi, Harper and Ryan Taylor once hes healthy. I was super excited when QPR offered to take Alan Smith off my hands. I have to pay $32,000 a week til next year, but that means that frees up $68,000 in my wage budget.


More exciting news in the fact the board returned a feeder club verdict. And I gave the recommendation to link up with Watford, and thats exactly what we did.


Preseason was very good. My team has really grown together. We went undefeated, while drawing only once. We didnt play any heavyweights, but I was just trying to focus on getting match fit and the team learning the tactic. Lets hope this boosts the moral of my team and carries over to the Premier League kickoff, which is coming up fast. We will be taking on Fulham at St James Park.


Next Update: First game of the year. More August Transfers.
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Quick update before the game. Just got $1.1m offers from Middlesbrough and Leeds for Harper. He will be leaving us. Also got a $2.1m bid for Ameobi from Derby. Sadly he will be leaving Newcastle as well. Some very senior players are making way for a youth movement in Newcastle.
# ALX : Quick update before the game. Just got $1.1m offers from Middlesbrough and Leeds for Harper. He will be leaving us. Also got a $2.1m bid for Ameobi. Sadly he will be leaving as well Newcastle. Some very senior players are making way for a youth movement in Newcastle.
some one help plz i bid for a plyer in £ at make an offer for the plyer at comment at top it comes up with not the actualy money u bid for i bid 15 the player has bin accepted for 1.2bilion i only bid 15 mil why is it doin that dos any know
July was an up and down month. Started off with a draw against Fulham. Then Stoke got a well deserved win. I then blew out Sheffield in the League Cup. I finished the month on a big win against City. Demba Ba scored a rebound goal off a Yohan Cabaye missed penalty to get the game winner. I will be hoping for more results like this in the near future.

Newcastle 1-1 Fulham
Stoke 1-0 Newcastle
Newcastle 5-0 Sheffield United
Newcastle 1-0 Mancehster City

Looks to be a pretty difficult month. Liverpool, Tottenham and Aston Villa in the Premier League. I also will have to travel to White Hart Lane to face off with the Spurs again in the League Cup 3rd Round.
September was an overall good month. Got a huge win at Liverpool. Loss to Tottenham at home but then traveled to White Hart Lane to beat them in the League Cup. We drew Sunderland in the League Cup. We finished off the month with a victory against Aston Villa.

Liverpool 2-5 Newcastle
Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-2 Newcastle
Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

I mentioned that Liverpool game. It was an amazing showcase for my team. Considering the fact we scored all 5 goals with 10 men. A really inspiring win.

A standout player the first two months would definitely be Jonas Gutierrez. With his 6 goals in 8 appearances he is having a fantastic start to the season. He is really flourishing in this new tactic.
Is Vitinho the botafago Vitinho? If yes, I believe you 've payed a lot for him. I don't how much it varies from team team, but I got him for 900k upfront.
Nice game so far, I've started with Newcastle too. I'm almost at the end of the season and I'm 6th at PL and in FA Cup final against Everton. Try Ben Arfa playing as an AMC with Attack role, scores incredible goals and Lovenkrands is great too :)

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