• Northern Boys – Part VIII

      Greetings from the year 2026 where we are about to enter our sixth season of this Football Manager save adventure. Spain have just beaten England in the World Cup Final courtesy of an Ansu Fati winner, a Karim Adeyemi…

  • Northern Boys – Part VII

      Welcome back to Northern Boys, a North-East only Football Manager save where we are in Season 5 of the newly branded “Regionnaire” save at the helm of Newcastle United Football Club…in the Championship…🤦‍♂️     That’s right – unfortunately…

  • Northern Boys – Part VI

      “JOHN WRIGHT IS A CHIEF” – MaddFM, Northern Boys 2024.   Welcome back! It’s been a while since we caught up on all things Northern Boys here largely down to the fact that I was overseas for a bit…

  • Northern Boys – Part V

      It begins…       Welcome back to Season 3 of Northern Boys, a Newcastle save like no other whereby all the Saudi millions have been removed from game and we embark on a quest to convert the mighty…

  • Northern Boys – Part IV

      Welcome back to Newcastle – a place where Saudi takeovers don’t exist, where North-East only transfer-policies thrive and where we embark on Season 2 at the helm of this fine great club following our 16th-placed finish last season. Click…

  • Northern Boys – Part III

      This save adventure takes place in a world where there have been no Saudi takeovers and Newcastle are on a 5 year quest to become the first ever British club to implement a “Basque-only” squad & transfer policy. Click…

  • Northern Boys – Part II

      If you are here to read all about a North-East-only save in a world where there has been no Saudi takeovers, you’ve come to the right place. This is the third post in our Northern Boys series wherein we…

  • Northern Boys – Part I

      “It’s not about winning titles, fighting for trophies, reaching finals or gaining achievements. This is bigger than success. It’s about reviving football in the North-East. Awakening a sleeping giant in terms of football as a region; restoring it’s reputation…

  • Northern Boys – Prologue

            Takeover or not, all is not well in the North. Or should I say, all is not well in the North-East of England in footballing terms, with past powerhouse clubs Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland all a shadow…

  • Chapter 7 – Retribution

        Suggestion: Blogs aren’t made to be read in Twitter WordPress reader – click here to read in it’s original format if viewing on a mobile device.     There was a time when our word was gospel in the halls…