Poor Performance MacBook Pro in Crashes/Launch and Technical Issues on Mac or Linux Posted August 31, 2016 11 hours ago, Lucas Weatherby said: I can't suggest a particular recommended size tailored to you, this is just something you need to figure out for yourself what you are comfortable with. I generally keep below 30,000 myself and can happily play through saves well over 50 seasons. Others are happier playing bigger size databases but it depends on what you want from your save. The "recommended" limits in game on FM are purely from a hardware perspective, and don't take into account personal preferences with regards to patience, etc. It does look like not only have you chosen a lot of leagues but you have used custom database to retain extra players. One factor to extra processing times looking at your screenshot will be the extra leagues loaded in England, there are a very large amount of players/teams going down to that level, and with matches taking place on Saturdays generally you will have longer than usual processing times as opposed to non-match days. I'd first try removing lower leagues you no longer need and see if that helps. If its still not to your liking then you will need to resort to a new save game and keep to a more sensible player count level. Can I not just remove leagues in the add/remove league bit? Because, being 6 years into the save, starting again would hurt!