What is the point of the Reserves team? Do you use it? in Football Manager General Discussion Posted August 25, 2011 I do the same Then when they reach 18 is your plan to either promote them to the first team or sell them? Because the way I see it, is that you can have say two DC's in the under 18's at 16 and give them a few years to develop, then once they reach 18 I will still have two first team CB's, Do I then promote these players into the first team (provided they are good enough) and then sell the backup DC's in the first team and buy two new 16 year olds to put in the reserves and start the cycle all over again. Would this be the way to do it?