View Full Version : Cost of running a reserve or u18 squad

04-03-2011, 01:01
So, you get the choice to choose to have one but out of interest, do I save money by not having one?

04-03-2011, 01:42
Personally I never have a reserve team, I always get rid of them all over the first 2 seasons.

Though i don't think it will save too much money, just wages i would of thought.

04-03-2011, 16:41
I mean entering them into the reserve league etc, do I save money for not using the stadium etc

04-03-2011, 16:55
Good question! (and great screen name!) Any answers to this???

04-03-2011, 17:33
Not having a reserve team will help with wages and pitch condition. I can't think of anything else though.

04-03-2011, 18:18
Don't reserves play at a different stadium?

04-03-2011, 21:44
Not all teams CP, some use their own and for using other stadiums you would pay for that, something us smaller teams might not want to do, would rather have a smaller squad and rotate to give players games than spend money setting my team up in a reserve league when I only have 4 players in my reserves.

Can somebody from SI let me know if there is a cost to it?

05-03-2011, 17:21
Of course there are costs. Wages for players in your reserves as has already been mentioned. Extra stadium maintenance or rent if playing at a different stadium for home games and also the travel costs of going to away games.

06-03-2011, 22:40
I just wondered if this was incorporated into the game, I don't seem to lose money on finances when I have a reserve team playing.

08-03-2011, 19:16
Why would running a reserve team be costly? Just arrange friendly fixtures for your reserve and U19-21 team as well and you can double/triple your income through friendlies.

In fact,this is the only way I have found it possible to avoid going deep into red with lower league teams. :)