Back in time via FMM18 or: Realistic FMM Challenges

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The end of another season approaches. As always, some clubs have fallen below expectations, whilst others have surely exceeded the expectations of even their most optimistic supporters. Replay the 2017/18 with one of the eleven clubs below and see if you can meet the expectations of some clubs or match the achievements of others.


There are currently three games of La Liga left. Barcelona have won 26 and drawn nine. Will you be able to replicate such form in the league and achieve an unbeaten season? Throwing in a Champions League title (or at least stopping Real Madrid) would be an added bonus


Burnley were amongst the favourites to be relegated at the start of the season. To say they’ve avoided relegation comfortably is a bit of an understatement as European football will be returning to Turf Moor for the first time since the mid-1960s. It’s a fantastic achievement by Sean Dyche – can you match it?

Brechin City

The 2017/18 season is unlikely to be forgotten by Brechin City fans for a long time. For all the wrong reasons. A record of P 36, W 0, D 4, L 32 and a goal difference of -70 is pretty incredible. Avoiding relegation would be good, but you’ll surely manage them to at least one league victory?


There’s plenty of silverware added to the trophy cabinet at Celtic Park this season, but that was expected. Qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League would have been a big achievement. They were certainly unlucky to be drawn in the same group as Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich, but maybe your draw in the Champions League will be kinder…


Ginaluigi Buffon has had an outstanding career. He oversees a miserly defence and has been a key part in Juventus’ record breaking run of Serie A titles. But the Champions League trophy still eludes him and some of the safest hands in the game will never lift it. Unless you take over at the Old Lady…


Just about any team would love to be able to pick Salah, Fimino and Sane as a front three. However, the Liverpool defence would not necessarily be so high up on many people’s list. Despite a much-maligned defence, they’ve made the Champions League Final; can you?

Paris Saint Germain

The title has been reclaimed, but spending hundreds of millions on Mbappe and Neymar suggests that sights were set higher than domestic success. To win your group and face Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League is incredibly unlucky, but success is expected when so much has been spent. Can you bring the European Cup to Paris?

Real Madrid

Success and failure are easily defined at Real Madrid; winning the Champions League is success and not winning it is failure. They’re in the final again and only Liverpool can stop them winning it for a third consecutive season. With such a clear definition of success, will you be successful?

Shrewsbury Town

At the start of the season, you could get odds of 7/4 for Shrewsbury to be relegated to League 2. They’ve finished the season third, could get promoted to the Championship via the play-offs and were losing finalists in the Checkatrade Trophy. Good luck in getting close to what Paul Hurst has managed.


Two seasons, two relegations and Sunderland will be playing League 1 football next season. The assumption at the start of the season was (generally) they would finish mid-table; are you the one to ensure they do so?

Tottenham Hotspur

For a couple of seasons now, Spurs have been playing good football and amongst the favourites for all domestic trophies. They haven’t won any of them. There’s only so long a side can be a promising one without winning anything; if it doesn’t change soon, players are likely to be looking for moves to clubs where they can win trophies. Can you ensure that Spurs will start the 2018/19 season in a new stadium with silverware behind them?

Leave a comment and let me know which challenge(s) you have taken on and how you’ve done.

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