The big focus of this Bolton Wanderers save has been producing our own talents through the youth academy. The summer of 2041 saw the very first product of the academy hang up his boots as former captain Nigel Turner, who came through our 2021 intake, retired after 653 appearances, including 444 league games for Bolton.
In 20 years, we've transformed Bolton into five-times winners of the Premier League and Champions of Europe with a billion pounds in the bank balance.
After 15 years in-game at Bolton Wanderers, I thought it'd be good to reflect on our time at the club and have a look around the world of football in 2035. So read on for our best players, competition histories, manager updates, and the best regens in the world!
Our focus on developing Bolton Wanderers' academy products has continued to go well through to the 2033/34 campaign. Ten of our first-team squad came through the ranks and at least four are first-choice starters, but with that comes the inevitability that some players won't quite make the first team.
A strong start to the 2030/31 campaign had Bolton Wanderers in the midst of a promotion battle at the mid-way point of the season. However, concerning defensive performances and an injury to star man - and, of course, Trotter Talent academy product - Solomon Suraka were causes for concern heading into 2031.
Heading into 2029, Bolton Wanderers' defensive approach was working nicely as they sat just outside the playoffs and into the fourth round of the FA Cup having knocked out a Premier League side.
The final season at the University of Bolton Stadium - formerly the Reebok Stadium and Macron Stadium - saw Bolton Wanderers competing in the SkyBet Championship for the seventh successive season. That's because the club is set to move to the brand new Eddie Davies Arena for the 2029/30 campaign.
Bolton Wanderers' young prospects were starting to respond to the faith we'd shown by throwing them into the first-team, in most cases extremely prematurely when they were still only considered to be playing at National League level.
The key focus of this FM21 save is to focus on homegrown academy products, or Trotters Talents. So with that in mind, it's pleasing to now have 12 academy products in the Bolton Wanderers first-team squad heading into the 2027/28 campsign.