Long story short, I’ve lost my save.
I could go into a long, drawn-out tale of woe, explaining how it wasn’t really my fault, but the bottom line is, I made an arse of it, and didn’t have a back-up copy to call upon.
So, what next? Well, I spoke with John, and this is the plan:
The coaching and mentality numbers are back to what they were, but I can’t do much about the characteristic details, or the relationships bit. I’ve also lost the fact that I previously managed (and won the league with Vendée Herbiers Football, and with it go my career stats.
Once I’d got my profile updated, I started a new game, unemployed, and went on holiday for 4 years. On my return, I planned to use the editor and get myself the job at Nîmes Olympique.
But there was a hitch. They’d just been promoted to Ligue 1.
So, what I’ll now do is take over at one of the teams who have just been relegated from Ligue 1 into Ligue 2. My choices are ESTAC Troyes, Dijon FCO, or Angers FCO. Of the three, ESTAC Troyes look most like Nîmes, with a 3-star rating, secure finances, and a stadium which holds around 20,000.
And now we’re into season 4. As manager of ESTAC Troyes.
In some alternate universe, the Herbs got promoted and won a league title. Unfortunately for them, they haven’t seen the same success in this save.