I can get both sides of the argument here. Had the same scenario at Scotia years back and didn’t like it then either. AM are not breaking any rules though and as mentioned should be using this set up to allow younger guys a pathway to a higher level or to get guys coming back from injury game time. It’s proven they’ve helped a lot of players get opportunities they may not have seen elsewhere.
I think the bigger picture here is that there’s nothing stopping AM fielding their whole 1st team in games against lower league teams in competitions their “reserves” should be playing in. Im not for a second saying they have done this at any point this season, but what’s stopping them doing this? For example what if AM Soccer “Reserves” get to the semi final or final in the Div 1 league cup and decide to use 11 “first team” players because their first team don’t have a game? Do you think that’s fair on sides like ourselves (Scotia), Kennoway, Kinross or Rosebank, who have all used the same squad all season?