Trebor Mahtal's overperformance had attracted the attention of one of the biggest clubs in European football. Parma came with an offer that upped Mahtal's wages to £86k per week until 2032.
FM Experiment | FM Retro 98/99 | Part 4: Real-Life Newgens Join Hammers Revolution
Trebor Mahtal led his exciting West Ham wonderkids to back-to-back titles led by the exceptional Ronaldinho and Hidetoshi Nakata in 2025. And more exciting times were in store for Irons fans.
FM Experiment | FM Retro 98/99 | Part 3: Big Name Signings
Trebor Mahtal led West Ham United to their first-ever league title in just his second season in charge led by future superstar Ronaldinho and a team that had been wholly rebuilt from the one he inherited.
FM Experiment | FM Retro 98/99 | Part 2: Ronaldinho At West Ham
The start of 1999 saw an exciting new name join West Ham United, as Mahtal beat the likes of Milan and Juventus to the signature of Ronaldinho for £2.3m from Gremio.
FM Experiment | FM Retro 98/99 | Part 1: West Ham Wonderkids
Having just completed a Football Manager Experiment using a custom database in the European Super League, we were keen to take on another fantasy challenge in FM23. So the release of The Mad Scientist's annual retro database was very timely.
FM Experiment | European Super League | Part 6: Title Defence
In four seasons, we'd taken Vélez Sarsfield from the bottom tier through to becoming European Super League champions. The key to this success had undoubtedly been Endrick, who'd scored 126 goals in 121 league games and 161 goals in 157 games in all competitions for the club.
FM Experiment | European Super League | Part 4: Massive Financial Rewards
Vélez Sarsfield quickly progressed to the second tier of the new-look European Super League as we dominated the Rest of the World Africa division led by the talents of striker Endrick.
FM Experiment | European Super League | Part 3: Endrick Smashes Vélez Goalscoring Record
We completed the first task in rising through the fictional European Super League database by leading Vélez Sarsfield to promotion from the Pepsi Elevation League. But now could we make it back-to-back promotions?
FM Experiment | European Super League | Part 2: Elevation League Title Battle
In Part 1 of our first FM Experiment series of FM23, we introduced you to the intriguing format of the custom European Super League database and took control of Vélez Sarsfield, who are at the very bottom of this mammoth new format.
FM Experiment | Bottom At Christmas | Season 6: West Ham
Big Sam's final set of options in this Bottom At Christmas series included one standout team as West Ham propped up the Premier League with just 12 points.