I read this when you first posted it, on my phone, but have not been able to play my game since. It really made me think about a couple of things:
a) My first goal in this save is to develop youth, and having my 2 team in a high league is imperative to this. Thus - my best players not in my first team need to be there.
b) I can't find a bredth of decent players - ones who I can sign, loan out and then sell on - something is up here. Since getting a new laptop, I've noticed that my graphics are much better and I can actually play in 3D now (saving it for special occasions though) but it hasn't increased the performance stars. I'm thinking of adding leagues to be able to access some more players so that I can have more depth and send them out on loan.
I looked at the big European leagues but they won't add anything as they don't produce many/any Norwegians. These also add a lot of players and I'm conscious of processing times if my laptop isn't that much better. For some reason, I had removed all of the Claasen updates which I've always used before - so my attention turned to South Africa. It would give me an ability to scout of the African Champions League, at least. As my manager is Ivorian - I really want to focus on players from there, but it led me to this thought process:
I currently have 20k players 'loaded' - if I add the SA league, it takes it to 24k. Surely there will be some none SA players added here? I've never added a leauge - @dalenichol I know you use a large DB - how do you find continents when you only have 1 league loaded from it?
If there are 20 teams in the top flight - they have 40 players each, that is 800.
Second (inactive) tier - 20 teams and 20 players. 400 and 1200 in total.
Are the rest of these ~2800 players going to be from elsehwere in Africa?
I've never been able to load many nations before - so genuine questions here. Thanks @TTGB for asking the question that has led to this...
EDIT: For comparison - here is the before search (I've omitted SA because I know there will be a lot of extra players from there. 289 players (includes those not interested).