Ruining English Football! – Part 1

This article is slightly different, its not a guide or a save, but an experiment. I’ve done this a few times and had varying success but I’m trying it again this year. The basis of the experiment is:

  • Every team in the Premier League and Championship is given a 50 year transfer embargo
  • I will view do progress updates at 10/25/50 years
  • I will look at the English Leagues, National team, European Competitions and then any other big news in the world.
  • I will make the save playable from every point I do an article for.

So after the first season, here are the standings from the top 4 leagues:

1st Season

Notice Sunderland getting relegated, and the 3 teams that got promoted from League 1!

Also in the first season:

  • Arsenal won the Europa League
  • Liverpool and Chelsea won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup respectively

Now lets do a little simulating… and see whats changed!

Current date: 1st June 2028

10 years later.png

Ten years later! Of the three teams that went up to the Championship in the first season, two are in the top six of the new premier league! Also Sunderland and Aston Villa have really struggled with the new changes. A lot of big teams have survived on their youth intakes, however at some point they will start to slip as other teams have enough buying power to steal their best players.


Notice Bournemouth getting relegated from the Varanama Conference Premier and Loughborough University being in the Championship after 7 back to back promotions! Loughborough are still an Amateur team though, it may be a bug? Or just the fact that a University team cannot go professional.

Loughborough Uni FC.png

Also here are the winners of the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, notice Blackburn’s recent spell of dominance.

Carabao Cup winnersFA Cup

Now lets move onto European competitions:

Champions League

In the champions league, Spanish teams have dominated the winners list, with only 3 runners up spots for the English teams. It really shows the difference in quality of the English now compared to previously.

IEUropa League

However in the Europa League, we’ve had 6 winners! This suggests the quality of the players being produced in academies. It will be interesting to see in both competitions if the new age of English teams take over the competitions.

Now onto the national team and well if the FA want to really improve the current flock of English players, they should seriously consider doing this. Need proof?

2 world cups!

ENGLAND WON 2 WORLD CUPS! Argentina was the runner up in both competitions and we managed to win 2 games on penalties! We also won a Confederations Cup and International Nations League but lost a European Championship Final. In the first world cup win, Harry Kane scored a record 8 goals in the finals.

European Championships

Our world ranking has been near perfect since about 2023, only going as low as 4th for 5 years!

World Ranking history

And this is easily the best English player in this save. Suitably named John English plays for Liverpool and has 137 goals in 207 games for club and 41 in 48 for country. Hasn’t won any Balloon D’or’s/World Golden Balls etc but I’m sure he’s close!

Englands best player

There are a lot of good youngsters coming through the England system and with regular first team football I can see them all becoming very good players!

This save is currently available to play from this link ->

This link expires after 30 days, if you want the save after then, please leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do. I’m hoping by then I’ll have released the next part!

Whilst your here why not check out some of our other articles?


14 thoughts on “Ruining English Football! – Part 1

    • dominicloe says:

      No way in game, but its very easy to set up the experiment on your own and then simulate the save yourself. At the end of the save when I’ve finished the 50 years I can do an article explaining how to set it up


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