I have started the game with the following leagues running on a large database:
England (League Two)
Scotland (SPL only)
Spain (Top two divisions)
France (Ligue 1 only)
Germany (Top two divisions)
Italy (Serie A and B)
Brazil (Serie A only)
This is the best balance for game size and speed, as my computer is rather old. The only reason I wanted other leagues running was to prevent squads full of greys as we grow and play in Europe. It should also make more clubs approach our players, though I am hoping to hold on to all of them for at least a few years. The other leagues are also view only, to allow for faster processing.
I also added a few England legends as coaches, to give us a decent backroom team.
I will aim to keep the original 25 players as long as possible, and shall play them as long as they are the best 25 at the club. I shall only sell/release anyone that becomes unable to play for England by playing for another country. As we in League One, however, I can't promise everyone will stay with the club.
Awards: First Goalscorer: Caleb Weah-Sebwe (v Swindon, League One) First U21 cap: Many First cap: First U21 goal: First International goal: Most caps: Most Internatioal goals: Most league appearences: Most league goals: First to leave: First to play for another country: Jim Bowman (Scotland)
If you can think of any other interesting awards, let me know and I shall add them. I shall not be playing the friendlies at the start of the season, and will not process information from them, but I will post any interesting results from them.