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 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.
AFC Wimbledon enjoyed a 9th-successive best-ever finish in club history as Trebor Mahtal's side came 11th in the Premier League in 2029/30. The big task now was to push for the top-half.
AFC Wimbledon defied all the odds to survive relatively comfortably in their first-ever season in the Premier League. However, now things were about to get much more difficult, especially considering a dire conclusion to the 2027/28 campaign.
AFC Wimbledon came within 1 point of the Championship playoffs in 2025/26 led by the star strikeforce of Daniel Jebbison and Jamie Donley. However, it looked like neither would be allowed to return, leaving Trebor Mahtal with a big headache in the summer of 2026.
The aggressive Crazy Gang style of play finally saw AFC Wimbledon earn their stripes as the dirtiest team in England in 2024. We racked up a record for indiscipline in the Championship while again consolidating in mid-table and amassed 50% more bookings than any other team in the country.