After nearly two decades of Football Manager 2022, Trebor Mahtal's throwback 4-4-fucking2 style led AFC Wimbledon from League 1 mediocrity to five-time Champions of England and four-time Champions of Europe. The club is now firmly established as the best in the world so, with FM23 fast approaching, it seemed the right time to bring the save to a close.
AFC Wimbledon fans had yet another stunning season to celebrate as their heroes became Champions of England and Europe for an outrageous 3rd year in a row in the summer of 2039. But could they maintain the dominance to become officially the best club in Europe?
The streets of South London again witnessed jubilant scenes as the players of AFC Wimbledon paraded the Charity Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Premier League and Champions League trophies to a growing fanbase attracted to Trebor Mahtal's old-school playing style.
AFC Wimbledon won a thrilling title battle with Liverpool to become Champions of England for the second time in 2035/36. The challenge now was to strengthen to become the dominant force in England and challenge in the Champions League.
These were exciting times at AFC Wimbledon as The Dons backed up up their maiden Premier League title by finishing runner-up in both the league and the Champions League and winning their first-ever domestic cup.
In the aftermath of somehow sneaking a first-ever league title, it took Trebor Mahtal a little while to get his head around just how his AFC Wimbledon side had done it. And upon reflection, it was fairly clear that this was the craziest Premier League season ever.
Against all the odds, AFC Wimbledon had gone from League One mediocrity to qualifying for the Europa League in 11 years of Football Manager.
AFC Wimbledon finished 5th in the Premier League in 2031/32, marking an 11-year journey from League One strugglers to one of the best teams in England. So I thought it'd be interesting to take a look back at the club's rise.
Our run of consecutive best finishes in AFC Wimbledon history moved to 11 as we finished the 2030/31 campaign in 8th in the Premier League. But extending that to 12 would be a massive challenge for our young but talented squad.