Embarking on a 20th season in charge of Bolton Wanderers, I'd taken the club from the fourth tier of English football and financial ruin to four-time national champions and being absolutely minted in the last 19 years.
Bolton Wanderers' second Premier League title defence was off to a superb start as they headed into 2038 unbeaten. They were also looking forward to an exciting first clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The good people of Bolton had yet more reason to celebrate in the summer of 2037 as their Bolton Wanderers heroes sealed the unlikely feat of defending their maiden Premier League title.
A maiden Premier League title defence hadn't started overly well but a strong end to 2036 saw Bolton Wanderers slash the gap to early pacesetters Arsenal and Tottenham.
Bolton Wanderers had become Champions of England for the first time in their history in the summer of 2036. This confirmed our turnaround in the club's fortunes, rising from League 2 to the best team in the country in 16 years.
Bolton Wanderers were challenging at the top of the Premier League after a great start to the 2035/36 campaign. Their strong form, with just two league defeats, had been inspired by exciting summer signing Germán Martínez, who already had nine assists, and star striker Guilherme, who had 14 goals in 21 games.
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!
We've hit the big three-oh mark on this blog save, which takes it to the joint-second longest series we've run on the FM Addict blog. And that longevity has seen Bolton Wanderers develop into a club heading in the right direction in the summer of 2034.
There are few things in Football Manager that I love more than unearthing a talented Brazilian wonderkid midfielder. And the good news for Bolton Wanderers fans was that, in January 2034, I snapped up not one but two at the same time.
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.