I have been doubting the future 4.0 for several weeks. In fact, I also took a break to understand how to solve it. As you know in the future the databases (DECADES, the others no longer exist at the moment) will have the possibility of having the entire leagues for the top 5 European nations. This leads me to have two problems, let's say annoyances. DLC management and referee management.
The idea is to split the current decades into clubs and national teams.
By implementing this division I have a more serene DLC management. (You know that every time I add something I have to rearrange the stadiums assigned for the various World or European Championships. In the long run it becomes boring) and a perfect management for the referees. Because if there are leagues like Serie A or Premier League I have to assign referees to those leagues. But the referee slots are not infinite. If, for example, Pierluigi Collina is already assigned to WC 1998, WC 2002, Euro 2000 and so on, I will not have the slots to place him in Serie A 1997-98 or 1998-99. As a result, if I were to play a 1997-98 Serie A match, I would end up with a German, Spanish or Brazilian referee.
The problem is that I don't know how to divide the national teams without creating a lot of DBs. The current NATIONAL TEAMS database will not hold up for much longer, it is now close to reaching all operating limits.
to create two databases for each decade?
+ DB + 1990's (NT)
+ DB + 1990's (Club)
I am aware that a tournament division
DB World Cup
DB Euro Cup
DB Olympic Games
DB Other Tournaments
It would lead to the loss of interest such as the Olympics, the Confederations Cup, and smaller smaller tournaments such as Umbro Cup, Tournament of France and International Cup.
my subjective opinion is no.
i would not sacrifice national teams being moved into another db for having low class teams from leagues included.
it's your decision, i'm sure you will do the best, but i had to say my honest opinion.