Apparently a newer updated version of the Beta Patch for Football Manager 2008 has been released. It’s still beta and the version is still v8.01 but they have added a whole new list of changes with this newer build. It’s much larger, 27mb as compared to the initial 10mb patch.
An official one is due in the coming weeks once they have tested this patch fully. Good news is, your current savegames would be compatible with the patch, no need to start a new game. Although the general advice that they give is you are better off starting a new game.