So, after my quick-test-run, I kinda 'addicted' to train reborn players to their maximum,.. So, I started ML default lineup, with 3m cash, got fired a few times, but reload-and-rematch.
Most of the time I just do 'skip to selected date' and view the scores @ the schedules - I really hate the annoying discontents - why u not picked me bla bla bla - after every game, and this method saves me from that lol.
However, after I got myself a well-trained players, around 2018 I do play matches alot - most of it in EUFA matches and FA Cup (I use Arsenal), but training players is my focus.
Had a lot of good reborn players well-trained, most notably is my GK - M.Ziegler.
He can be a CF for sure:
Not all reborn players will reached 100+ OR fast, however there's some that really do, e.g. Simao (the fastest I have seen so far).
Beside enjoying myself training players, one of the main reason assembling teams with good OR is to play exhibition matches with my mates on weeknds while having a nice evening - rounds of beers.
Now at 2037 (srsly 2037 ... >.<) I noticed the present stars of football (e.g messi, CR7 etc) progressed really slow, in fact, CR7 is the slowest reborn players to progress I've had so far.
I think I'm done with the above, time to assemble a new team - thinking of RMA and FCB or JUV.
Oh, btw. In the Youth Team, beside the Japan guy and Palimeri, DUFFY will also progress really fast. from 2012 to 2015 - his OR rise from 65 to 90. He is a really good DMF, so if you wana start a new fresh ML def-lineup in the future, I suggest get the japan guy, palimeri and duffy into your team in the first day.