I'm going to holiday the above save for a few more years, see how India looks.
I'm going out to a mates tonight, so I'll probably not be able to answer any questions but I'll get them tomorrow if anybody has anything.
I understand that this isn't exactly the most academic of experiments, simply something that came in to my head and I decided to mess about with. I'd need one of the real time editors to really be able to delve into the figures and see what difference each criteria made, and that's something I'd probably do on FM17.
There are plenty of variables that would need to be considered for this to be considered solid research. I've only used 1 nation and 1 playable league, on a small database in an obscure league and region. I've not accounted for financial deterioration or anything like that, nor did I observe the game world in any regular interval other than after the 5 year holiday had passed. I've also only looked at the national team, with a cursory glance at the youth teams of the league sides, I may have missed one or two players there, but I don't imagine anything exceptional.
I'll make the saves available if anybody has an interest or would like to look at them further, maybe see something that I've missed.