It's come to light that, Regenerated players are far from random, as we are led to believe. In my understanding, a regen gets "born" at random on the opening day of each new season (19th June for N. Ireland), with randomly picked PA/CA determined on National Rep, and a Random name pulled from a hat of names belonging to that nation. (I.E - England may see a lot of Smiths, Browns, Johns and Steves)
But currently, I have to argue this.
I'm currently playing Gundo's Challenge, I'm sure you know what its about, and there a few of us managing in N. Ireland. One user on the thread had a phenomenal forward named Ben Kenney, who was english. (Born 1994).
Many years into my game, I signed a young promising striker, english, named Ben Kenney. Being English and with the same name i thought coincidental. Until I noticed the actual D.O.B
Ben Kenney 1 - D.O.B = 21.2.1994
Ben Kenney 2 - D.O.B = 21.2.2003
Amazing. I thought, what a massive coincidence, left it there, and thought nothing more of it. Until today.
It turns out, ANOTHER user has ANOTHER Ben Kenney with the D.O.B @ 21.2.1993
They are all "Regens". They are all different save games. But they are all the very same player.
This leads me to believe, how random are the "random" regens?
How many others on this forum have a Ben Kenney of their own born on the 21st of Feb in any particular year,
and how long are SI going to pull the wool over our eyes on this matter?
Ben Kenney 1 (Belonging to Annihilator)
Ben Kenney 2 (Belonging to bnek)
Ben Kenney 3 (Belonging to NepentheZ
Coincidence? I think not.