Okay so *Checks Notes* Third time lucky. For those of you that read through my last 2 stories, thank you very much. Seriously though, I hope you didn't see that abysmal first effort. Anyway on the back of having what seemed like it would be great success with Torquay United I was greeted yesterday by this unfortunate message.
*Record Scratch, Freeze Frame*
That's right. Save file corrupt. I was gutted and considering how much effort I'd thrown into the story thread and the save itself it was obviously a big kick in the teeth but alas I had 0 reservations about starting over and continuing to write for you guys, so lets just get down to it.
Taking things back to the drawing board it was time to decide who to be. I'd considered a bigger team like Hamburger, getting them back to the Bundesliga and Champions League has seemed like a healthy challenge since I bought the game but I think it's best we leave that one for another time.
I will be heading back to face my old club Torquay in the Vanarama National and what better club to take on than the oldest in the World...
Yes I'm talking about one of the first 12 clubs to found the Football League and inspiration to Juventus' colours - Notts County.
It didn't take long to choose this club. I'd been thinking throughout the Torquay save that they're a good team and it would be a decent save. Aside from that, they're the oldest professional club in football and who better to take glory than them? It's a story that's been waiting to happen and one that I'm surprised to not have seen already.
Notts County have had a woeful drop through the leagues in recent years coming down from as high as League 1 only 5 years ago. They came down from League 2 last year and it's both the clubs and my expectation to win the league, get back to where we should be, and hopefully beyond that.
Having looked over the team already I'm very confident of achieving the goals set out for me. There's a lot of quality in the squad and I'm really looking forward to showing you all what they possess because really...It's a bit silly for this level of football.
I'm sorry once again for the abrupt end of Torquay, it was my intention to go for years upon years but I made a mistake not rolling the save file and can only learn from that. Hopefully we'll get better luck this time round.