Blue Square North


Background Information

The Blue Square North was formed in 2004 as part of a restructuring process to English non-league football. It is the 6th tier in English football, below the Blue Square Premier and is on the same tier as the Blue Square South. Alongisde the Blue Square South it is the lowest playable English league in Football Manager. The difficulty in managing in the BSN comes from, generally, not knowing the players in your squad, the players who are willing to join you, or your transfer targets and the poor financial stature of most clubs. However, with that said, it can be a very enjoyable and satisfying game.

League Structure

22 teams participate in the BSN. Each team plays each other twice, meaning their are 42 matches in a season. Games take place August to May. The champions are promoted to the Blue Square Premier, while the 2nd to 5th places teams battle it out in the Play-Offs for the second promotional place to the Blue Square Premier. The bottom 3 teams are relegated to the Northern Premier League Premier Division or the Southern League Premier Division. You receive 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Past Winners

2004/05- Southport
2005/06- Northwich Victoria
2006/07- Droylsden
2007/08- Kettering Town

Teams (08/09 Season)

Soccer small.png A.F.C Telford
Soccer small.png Alfreton Town
Soccer small.png Blyth Spartans
Soccer small.png Burscough
Soccer small.png Droylsden
Soccer small.png Farsley Celtic
Soccer small.png Fleetwood Town
Soccer small.png Gainsborough Trinity
Soccer small.png Gateshead
Soccer small.png Harrogate Town
Soccer small.png Hinckley United
Soccer small.png Hucknall Town
Soccer small.png Hyde United
Soccer small.png King's Lynn
Soccer small.png Redditch United
Soccer small.png Solihull Moors
Soccer small.png Southport
Soccer small.png Stafford Rangers
Soccer small.png Stalybridge Celtic
Soccer small.png Tamworth
Soccer small.png Vauxhall Motors
Soccer small.png Workington

Help With BSN

If your team are struggling in the BSN check out the LLM Help Thread or LLM Guide


There are many BSN Challenges that can be found in the Challenges Index, such as the Bottom to the Top Challenge and the Gainsbrough Trinity Challenge.

Need Inspiration?

Not sure whether you want to manage in the BSN? Not sure which team to go? Read one of the BSN SOMS' in the Stories Forum, they are sure to whet your appetite for a game in the BSN. The most notable is surely Hogan_fmf's Tale of A Trinity.

Tale Of A Trinity
Tale of A Trinity Take II

Related Threads

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Blue Square north - last post by @ May 16, 2009
Lower league advice - Blue Square North/South - last post by @ Mar 17, 2009
Last edited by cgauld7 on 14 February 2009 at 03:04
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