Came across the following article on Dortmund's youth development in the FT. The article by itself is interesting, though Dortmund's youth policy has probably already been talked about to excess on here. What I found particularly pertinent and prompted me to start this thread were some of the graphs and figures on British football. Long read but worth it imo: Spoiler: Article https://www.ft.com/content/da604a8c-fb13-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a I don't think I'm supposed to copy and paste the full article but some of the interesting graphs are below: The first graph about youngsters getting opportunities in different leagues was particularly troublesome for me as I worry that we may waste this incredible generation of players we have coming up, who've been lauded as the best youth teams in the world at the moment. Perhaps the players themselves have realised it and that is why more of them are going abroad for their development now? I'm not sure how we can improve this or whether it can be improved. Is the money in the league just too much and too important now to be giving youth players as much of an opportunity as in other leagues? What do you think? (Apologies if there's another thread already talking about this, please merge if there is).