Intro: I've not been able to finish my recent stories and left them unfinished which is not something I am used to doing, however now I am less busy and found a medium between playing the game and progress fast enough and updating the way I want so I think I'll be able to do a good job with this one. Before I get into it I want to say this won't be like my older stories where I post updates of each game and monthly summaries. This story will be updated once a week with a halfway through a season big update post, so over 2 weeks a season will be complete. I will be playing on legendary with many restrictions posted in more detail below, I will only be playing the home games which means I will be simulating every away game.
For the first season I cannot make a loss of €500k in total budget
For the first season I cannot go over 30% extra of the wage budget (currently 49.9k/w)
The max amount of players I can buy/loan is 6 per season (not counting YA)
Max squad limit of 30 players (including YA)
Aim to have 70% French players within 3 seasons (currently 38%)
I can only buy players from a country with the speaking language of the French
I cannot buy, loan or sell players to PSG or Red Star FC
I can only scout French players in the youth academy
Backstory of Paris FC:
Paris FC is the 'other' club based in the French capital. Currently residing in Ligue 2 after finishing 8th place last season, the season before the club were unusually administratively promoted to the league after failing to win the playoff game to qualify for it, so why where they promoted? Simply because SC Bastia were demoted to the third division for financial irregularities.
Controversy has always followed the club, founded back in 1969, the club was later merged with Stade Saint-Germain to form Paris Saint-Germain, commonly known as PSG. Unlike its counterpart, which has gone on to establish a solid foundation, Paris FC has struggled to establish itself, having spent the majority of its existence playing in the amateur divisions. Paris FC last played in Ligue 1 in the 1978–79 season, 40 years ago.
The rivalry with PSG stems back to their breakup back in 1972 after coming under pressure from the capital city's mayor, who refused to support a non-Parisian club. As a result, a bitter split occurred and both Paris FC and Paris Saint-Germain remained as separate football club with the main agreement being that Paris FC had the right to keep the splitting entity's first division and professional status, as well as all the professional players. Paris Saint-Germain were, on the other hand, administratively relegated to the third division and given all the former entity's amateur players.
At the beginning of the 72/73 season Paris were playing in the first division hosting matches at the Parc des Princes. Two seasons later, the club was relegated to the second division, which coincided with Paris Saint-Germain's rise to top-flight and the acquisition of the Parc des Princes. After four years of playing in Division 2, Paris returned to the first division for the 1978–79 season. However, the season was a difficult one and resulted in the club falling back to Division 2 after one season. Paris FC have since yet to return to the top-flight league of France.