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  1. It hasn’t been an easy 15 months for myself, however, I really don’t want to go there so early into my first blog – I do want to express how I feel I have let down what was becoming a fantastic team for Football Manics. The departure of Joe massive, we both made a very creative team and my drive hasn’t quite been the same. As a project, I am very passionate about football. I grew up literally playing in my parents garden every single day. From a very young age, all I wanted to be when I grew up was to be a footballer – however, I suffered a severe injury at the age of 16-years-old and my right knee hasn’t been the same since. I don’t want this blog to come across as a sob story, I just want to give readers a glimpse into who runs and manages the site. So who am I? My names Christopher, I’m 31-years-old and I am a big fan of Notts County Football Club. I started Football Manics many moons ago, although it was only the last season and a half whereby Joe plus myself revamped everything. The site grew very well, as did social media and it my expectations. I have always enjoyed talking tactics, having my say about football matters and to say I enjoy the beautiful game – isn’t enough to give it justice. There’s very few things aside from my family that I am obsessed about, so you could easily call me a Football Manic. 2018-19 was the season I promised myself I would make FM even better, however this fell short due to experiencing several dislocations and learning that I suffer from a condition called . I basically can do several cool appearing party tricks, yet the thing which isn’t visible is the amount of pain I am in – I’ve always hidden my struggles to the best of my ability. I thought 2019 would have been much better, however, despite it being a very good year. My mother’s health and other things have kept me busy. Notts County fans chanting to their opposition. It’s certainly not easier being a Notts County fan, with my team glued to the bottom of League Two and looking destined to fall outside of the Football League in the first time in their history. I love Notts, my grandfather took me at an early age and there’s been no looking back. I could have supported Derby County, my father was born there and grew up in a small town called Alfreton. His uncle would take my father down to Derby games, so much like my grandfather football’s always been in my family’s blood. Anyway, that’s enough about me. I’m really not all that special and I don’t pretend to be either. I have always felt there’s been room for an independent site, such as Football Manics, the vision may change but the hopes and dreams don’t. I want to get this project back on the right path, so there’s a lot that will happen. I hope to re-build the team we have and re-connect with those I haven’t spoken to for some time. I just tend to get busy and with various things, it’s not easy but that’s life. I’m very keen to pull in fans, people who can see the vision. I have roped many friends and family members in the past to help out – however, I really would encourage readers of this blog to reach out. Fan related content is very important, I want people who feel they have a fair perspective of what’s happening and I want us to tell the world our thoughts. I know with the right people behind the site, it will only continue to take massive leaps. It’s just difficult when you're one person doing the best that you can, and on top of this I also run one of the UK’s best Fan Sites even if I do say so myself. I’m determined to my best, I believe every fan has a talent of some form and I hope to highlight how we are all creative. Also, I want people who help the site to grow to feel that Football Manics is also theirs. I have run several sites, most of which are modest but my first community does have a very large following – this is ran by a friend these days as I have very little involvement due to my interests changing. I aim to get back to writing more, I miss expressing thoughts and I would say stay tuned. Keep your eyes out! Also, if you read this, please do drop a message saying hello – you can find me on Twitter at @FMCJ10
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    There will be 25 participants required to complete this raffle. The winner(s) will be selected automatically at random by our raffle system. Priced at £3.00 per ticket. Prizes are as follows: 2 A3 Prints 1 A3 Print 1 A4 Print £10 Gift Voucher (Any, Amazon, Google, iTunes etc - you name it) All prizes will receive free standard UK Delivery as part of the prize, overseas winners may be required to pay all/some delivery charges. Please visit the "Billing & Purchases Dashboard" to add account credit in order to pay for your ticket(s), once added please follow the on screen information in order to pay for your ticket(s) - note you must be a member and 18 or over to take part. https://footballmanics.com/clients/purchases/ Then come back to the raffle entry, click 'buy' and follow the on screen prompts, please remember to add your actual address as this is required to send out prizes if delivery is required. On the final screen, please choose to pay by 'account credit'. Raffle will be draw the moment the maximum participants have entered, otherwise the raffle's deadline is set to be drawn on the 28th of February at 8:30pm. Thank you for your support and good luck!
  3. Hordan has made the move from Preston North End to Hibernian for an undisclosed fee. Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has said "He's one we've been keen on for a long time and it's a real coup to get him over the line, Daryl Hordan will give us a real threat going forward and some strength out wide. We had been looking to add in that area and I'm delighted with the options we now have. "He has power and pace and will hopefully give us another dimension to our play in the final third." Daryl Hordan Irish international has signed a three year deal with the club, hoping to make his first appearance on Sunday against St Johnstone. Hordan said "I am delighted to have made the move to Hibs, I've spoken to the manager and am excited for his plans for the season ahead." "Obviously the boys have started well in Europe and the league, they had a good season last year and the ambition is there to follow that up with another successful year. I'm ready to play and looking forward to trying to break into the team." The 26 year old has had four caps for his international side Ireland and since joining Preston North End in January 2017 he made 44 appearances, scoring four goals. Hordan helped his previous club Dundalk qualify for the Europa League group stages and win three league titles in a row.
  4. Elliot Hodge signed a short term contract to join Burton Albion until January. Hodge has been training with The Brewers in the pre-season as he was a free agent since leaving Notts County at the end of last season. Burton's manager Nigel Cough was keen to snap up the 22 year old midfielder and Hodge has already played in Burton Albions pre-season friendlies. The 22 year old midfielder is the son of Steve Hodge who played for Nottingham Forest and also played for England. Hodge is hoping to be playing in saturdays match against Gillingham, Albion are just waiting for confirmation from the FA. Elliot Hodge said “I’m delighted, I’ve been training for a long time here so it’s nice to get it done, i’ve been here from the start of pre-season and the lads have been really welcoming. “I’m looking forward to being around it, the manager thinks I can improve being around all the players. I want to be involved, I want to enjoy my football and see where it goes.”
  5. Manchester United failed to sign defender Diego Godbin on deadline day. Claims came in that there is now an unrest at the club due to the failed signings before time ran out. Manchester United were unsuccessful in their bid to sign Gobin from Atletico Madrid, along with the attempted move of Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina. Recently Sky news in Italy reported that United had rejected a bid of £45m aswell as not agreeing on the move of Andre Gomes, Paul Pogba and Yerry Mina from Barcelona" Jose reportedly showed his frustration at the clubs lack of signings at a conference meeting, although Mourinho said their team is ready for the season ahead. Mourinho stated "One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of the people is that it's true but it's still a lie. So, when you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, the perception of the people that read can be different, but I like my players and my group. I enjoyed the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years" He went on to say "I'm going to enjoy this season. Again, I know the words you want me to say or not to say. It depends on the music, but words for me don't come easy. I think by the end of November or December, you don't need words, you will see by then which teams are candidates to win the Premier League. In this moment, words are not important." The transfer window has now closed for us, Europeon clubs have until the end of August to sign players. Jose also said "All my players came on monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday appearing happy and no unrest shown. I have a conversation with Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard. To know how they feel physically, mentally to try to give us a help."
  6. Bournemouth have signed Brooks for a fee of £12m on a 4 year deal, which was reported to be a club record for Sheffield United. David Brooks is a 20 year old Welsh Midfielder who Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been looking at for awhile. He has had 3 caps for Wales after previously playing for England under 20s. Eddie Howe reportedly said ""We've seen enough to suggest he could be outstanding at this level, he is technically very good, has huge potential and will fit our philosophy in terms of how we want to play." Sheffield United were not looking to sell him but had a lot of interest from premier league clubs, along with changes in Brooks representation.
  7. League One side Scunthorpe United have named Nick Daws as their permanent manager after a successful spell in charge as the interim manager. His assistant Andy Dawson, who Daws has worked closely with will remain as the assistant manager. Daws took charge back in March and, the pair successfully led Scunthorpe to a fifth-place finish, only suffering one defeat in eight games. In the play-off semi-finals they lost 4-2 to Rotherham United, but Daws will remain in charge of the club during their 2018-19 campaign. "I'm absolutely delighted and really looking forward to it." He told the club website. "It's something I've wanted to do for a really long time and I've waited patiently for the opportunity. Fortunately for me "I can do it at a club that I've been at for three-and-a-half years. I know what everything's about, I know what the expectations are and I've got somebody alongside me that I've worked with hand-in-hand, on-and-off for the three-and-a-half year period as well. "Now's the time to look forward and to be able to look forward with the title of manager is one that makes me really proud. "We're as ambitious as ever. We know, to a certain extent, a club like Scunthorpe is punching above their weight being in-and-around the play-offs. "I'm ambitious and want to be successful in the game and so does the Chairman. To his credit, and his family's credit, they've invested an awful lot of money in this football club."
  8. Liverpool have a good squad in European competitions, but in the Premier League they're far from the finished product. Similar can be said about Manchester City, they're setup with a great squad. Destroying the Premier League, but these players don't quite have a UCL quality about them. I think it will end up between Liverpool or Roma, the two top dogs aren't quite showcaing their ability.
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    FMMW #4 Alexis Sanchez

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    FMW #33 Alexis Sanchez

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    FMMW #3 Harry Kate

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    FMW #32 Harry Kane

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    FMMW #2 Philippe Coutinho

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    FMW #31 Philippe Coutinho

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