CM3 98/99 Season – The Treble Challenge: A Waste of Time | @FMCM_FC

Hello and welcome to a brand new 1 off challenge that a few of us Blog Squad members are giving a go. We are going to take over Man United on Championship Manager 3. The challenge is simple. Win the Treble using only players Fergie used in that treble winning season. I’ve never played this version of the game and didn’t play much of refined versions 00/01 & 01/02 so I am well out of my depth. Surely though with Man United’s squad I should have a fighting chance? Let’s find out.


Not the best way to start the season against a rampant Arsenal at Wembley. Two wins to open up our league campaign against Southampton and Sheff Weds respectively and an away win in the Champions Cup Qualifer 1st leg which is backed up by this result.

A win on my birthday backs up the 2-0 away win to see us through to the group stages of the Champions Cup. We finish the month with bore 0-0 draw against Charlton


We start with a good home win in September.

Followed by a massive result at Highbury!

We finish in the league with a draw at Derby but before that we lose against HJK in the Champions League. A nightmare with Real Madrid & Benfica in the group as well!


We open with a draw at Old Trafford against Real Madrid. Followed by another bore draw against Liverpool.

Finally, some goals!

Big 3 points in Europe. a 3-0 win against West Ham and 4-0 win in the League Cup against Hartlepool before this result sees out the month.


Massive, massive win.

Really poor result and performance in this one on the back a win against West Ham and a draw with Leeds. We also get knocked out of the League Cup by Chelsea but I did play the youngsters in that one. A win against HJK means only point separate us and Real Madrid with the last group game being in Madrid. Win wrap up November with this beauty.


We draw 0-0 with Forest and then Real Madrid. The latter result sees us sneak into the Champions League QF as one of the best runners up.

Always nice winning with 10 men.

We go through December unbeaten which gives us a little cushion in the league.


So that’s the challenge over and done with in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Disgraceful. We will carry on and see how the season ends.

We needed this in the league. We beat Southampton 3-1 which results in Dave Jones getting the boot. We finish the month with a poor 1-1 draw at Sheff Weds.


Nightmare start to Feb as closer challengers Arsenal paste us at Old Trafford.

We needed this massively. Arsenal had take over top spot but they can only draw so we regain top spot on goal difference.


All the good work is completely undo here.

Out of Europe. Just the league left.


No idea why we couldn’t do this in the cup!

We win all our games in April but so do Arsenal. The gap is 6 points with 4 games to go.

This our game in hand. The gap is 3 points.

The title is over as well.

So that’s it for the challenge. The aim was a treble. We’ve won nothing. Complete waste of time.

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