Enfield Town 2013-2047: The Career to Date – Part Two

The Premier League era

After a meteoric rise from the Blue Square South, racking up back-to-back promotions, we found ourselves in the Premier League. Our first season in the ‘promised land’ saw us finish a very respectable ninth, especially as much of the season was spent in the bottom half of the table. In 2020/21 we improved again to finish sixth, and qualify for the Europa League, while also reaching the FA Cup 6th round. In the league in 2021/22 we finished fifth, but we won the Europa League at the first attempt! It was a statement of intent, because we went into 2022/23 on a high – a high that saw us finish second in the league while also reaching a second Europa League final, only to lose to Porto.

My first choice starting eleven at the end of 2022/23 season, 4-2-3-1 Deep formation:

Edwards

Evans – Coyle – Sílvio – Robinson

Martínez – Yerastov

Cantarero – – – Nijhuis – – – Fiorillo

Cremaschi

2023/24

In only our fifth Premier League season, we’d won it! It was a close season, but once we were out of the cups, we could focus on the league, which we did, capitalising on Manchester City’s slips. We made a good showing in the Champions League, for a first attempt, going out in the first knockout round. Although we’d had an easy FA Cup run, we blew it. In the Capital One cup we were poor, falling at the first hurdle.

2024/25

This is the season we completed ‘Dafuge’s Challenge’! We won the Champions league after a nail-biting penalty shootout against Manchester United, as well as retaining the League! We also won the Capital One Cup too for the first time, but we were abysmal in both the FA Cup and in our first Community Shield.

There is far too much to sum up every season individually, but here are our trophy wins:

Barclays Premier League:
Winner (21): 2024, 2025, 2026, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047
Runner-up (4): 2023, 2027, 2028, 2035
UEFA Champions League:
Winner (12): 2025, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2039, 2041, 2043, 2045, 2047
Runner-up (7): 2028, 2030, 2037, 2038, 2042, 2044, 2046
UEFA Europa League:
Winner (1): 2022
Runner-up (1): 2023
FIFA Club World Cup:
Winner (11): 2025, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2039, 2041, 2043, 2045
UEFA Super Cup:
Winner (10): 2025, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2036, 2039, 2041, 2043
Runner-up (2): 2022, 2045
FA Cup with Budweiser:
Winner (13): 2026, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2036, 2037, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2047
Runner-up (1): 2046
Capital One Cup:
Winner (16): 2025, 2027, 2028, 2030, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2039, 2041, 2042, 2044, 2046, 2047
Runner-up (1): 2038
FA Community Shield:
Winner (13): 2025, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2036, 2038, 2040, 2042, 2043, 2045
Runner-up (8): 2024, 2026, 2028, 2037, 2039, 2041, 2044, 2046
npower League One:
Runner-up (1): 2018
Blue Square Premier:
Winner (1): 2016
Blue Square South:
Winner (1): 2015

…and the key events and miscellaneous:

2027/28: Starting eleven:

Abrigo

Elia – Florescu – Sílvio – Garland

Raffaele – Yerastov

Perrier – – – Nijhuis – – – Lluis

D’Amore

2028/29 – Nolan Davenport  joins from the Youth Academy to become our first highly rated youth product.

2030/31 first choice eleven:

Abrigo

Elia – Florescu – Davenport – Fink

Hirst – Evans

Perrier – – – Mateo – – – Hartmann

Powell

2031/32: Won all competitions in a single season.

2032/33: Stephen Powell scores a club record 105 goals in all competitions.

2037/38: I get a son in the youth intake.

2038/39: Appointed England manager.

2039/40: New stadium announced, named after me. 74,833 capacity. Lost in the semi-final of Euro 2040 with England.

2041/42: Won World Cup with England using only Enfield Town players. Stadium expansion announced, taking capacity to 92,799.

2043/44: Won Euro 2044 with England, using only Enfield Town Youth Products. Resigned from England, succeeded by Lionel Messi.

2044/45: First season using an entire squad of Youth Products

2045/46: First choice eleven:

Hargreaves

Reynolds – Henderson – Davenport – Kay

Horton —– Friar

Rogers ——— Beckham ———- Daly

Hewitt

Second choice 11:

Green

Wakefield – Francis – Rodrigues – Nikolic

Cook —– Douglas

Dempsey ———- Perrott ———- Giannitsis

Coates

Also, Nolan Davenport reaches 1000 club appearances and 200 caps for England, retiring from international duty after the 2046 World Cup with 207 caps – an England record.

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So there we have it, 2013-2047 in two posts. From here on in, I’ll be posting full, seasonal updates. I hope this sums up the career adequately for those new to the career, and recaps it well for those who have followed the journey.

Here’s a link to the original career updates, for those that are interested in seeing the full seasonal updates over the years.

Thanks for reading!

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