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March 23, 2015, 07:01:49 AM
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Thought this was pretty interesting. All the top leagues academies were studied for sales of Academy players since 2012. No surprise to see Southampton as number one, but was surprised to see us at number 16.

Pretty good for our club and a nice bit of recognition for our scouts being able to find talent.

http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/pdf/wp102_eng-2.pdf
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March 23, 2015, 12:43:24 PM
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Good to see us there and I think we are doing well in that regard but  it's a stat that has some flaws reflecting several factors like a club's ability to hold on to their best players (not Southampton) verses those clubs who have held on to their best players and not sold them (Madrid, Dortmund etc), and those clubs that didn't have the will to hold on to certain players (us, United etc).