So, we begin with one of THE world's best number fourteen's. No, it's not Thierry Henry. Not even Johan Cruyff. It is, simply, the one and only Sir Paul Bolland.
#14 Paul Bolland
Appearences 04/05: 43 (2)
Season Highlight: Captaining the side for the first time.
Season Lowlight: Sustaining the first red card of his career for a dreadful two-footed lunge.
Despite one of his better seasons since signing from Bradford in 1999, few fans' will shed tears at his exit.
Another season where his lack of genuine ability was painfully apparent, the 25-year-old's tremendous work rate at least managed to sufficently impress then-manager Ian Richardson enough to give him his Player of the Season award. A nice leaving present, then.
Season Rating (out of 10): 6
#15 Matty Williams
Appearences 04/05: 11 (12)
Season Highlight: Tearing Bradford apart in the Carling Cup First Round.
Season Lowlight: His continual frustration as his attempts to break into the side were denied.
A season that started with much promise ended up proving to be hugely frustrating for the player signed from Man Utd in March '04.
After being branded the new Tony Hackworth before the season began, the lightweight Williams proved he did have the ability to make an impact at this level in early fixtures at Bradford and Lincoln. However, a mix of bad luck and lack of faith from management meant the nippy forward was unable to build on those displays and cement his place in the Magpies' line-up.
With him now one of six strikers at the club, Williams may now find that midfield could be the option after a season that harboured just one goal.
Season Rating: 5
#16 Steve Scoffham
Appearences 04/05: 3 (4)
Season Highlight: Finally returning to the first-team as a substitute against Bristol Rovers.
Season Lowlight: Breaking his leg for a second time, meaning his season was reduced to just seven appearences.
When the 21-year-old was then close to a comeback in November, the crack re-opened in the leg, leaving the homegrown striker stricken until a late-season return in March.
After an understandably quiet return after so long on the sidelines, Scoffham has been given a new one-year deal to prove himself once and for all. For him, it is without question, a make or break campaign.
Season Rating: 5
#17 Rob Ullathorne
Position: Left Back
Appearences 04/05: 37 (2)
Season Highlight: No stand-out moment, just consistently good displays.
Season Lowlight: Sustaining a groin injury that kept him on the sidelines for eight weeks and plauged him ever since.
One of the few success stories' of a miserable campaign, reliable left back Rob Ullathorne's experience has proved a valuable asset throughout the past season.
By far the most consistent (if consistent is to be taken as a positive term) of the entire playing squad, the former Premiership and La Liga man even earned the dubious honour of the NCM Editor's player of the year.
Played almost the entire second half of the season with a groin injury, with that hopefully now sorted - we should be able to look forward to another season of quality from the veteran.
Season Rating: 8
#18 Shaun Harrad
Appearences 04/05: 5 (10)
Season Highlight: Impressing infront of a nationwide audience on his first senior start.
Season Lowlight: Being sent off whilst on-loan at Tamworth, even if it did eventually prove a blessing in disguise.
Like his striking compatriots Williams and Scoffham, season 04/05 was a season for Harrad that promised a lot but delivered little - largely through no fault of his own.
After the removal of Gary Mills, things did pick-up for the homegrown forward though. A first start in the televised FA Cup match against Swindon saw the youngster really shine, whilst impressive cameos led to supporters asking why he wasn't given a regular run in the first-team.
What's more, after finally netting his long-awaited first senior goal at the very end of the season, Harrad has plenty to build on going into the coming campaign.
Season Rating: 6
#19 Emmet Friars
Appearences 04/05: 5 (5)
Season Highlight: Producing a display of tremendous assurance against Swansea.
Season Lowlight: Constantly being over-looked, despite the Magpies' on occassion being down to the bare bones defensively.
Another product of the Meadow Lane youth system, it's been a tough first season in pro football for Friars. Despite twice leading the Youth Team to the Midlands FA Cup and regularly captaining the reserves in the past two seasons, the defender found first-team apps hard to come by.
Clearly has the potential to go far in the game, the reliable Northern Irish under-21 cap may again struggle to make the breakthrough as he is now one of a sizable EIGHT centre backs in the first-team squad.
A huge task, but one Friars will be more than happy to take on.
Season Rating: 6
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