For the most part, look at who you're comparing us to, tho.
Yes absolutely fair, but it's an area where a side with less like Top Team cache can make huge strides.
Numerous clubs on the continent who are talent factories and it's not all down to random genetic gold mines of catchment areas.
Southampton, until they fucked it up, had the most profitable academy in the league until about 2018/19 I think.
Ultimately my point was - successful yard stick isn't random freaky injury laden benches with lads on who have no future at the club, it's the actual successful academies that bear fruit in talented first team players and revenue.
Slightly unfair, slightly optimistic, slightly out of reach yes, but that's what you should be aiming at, not 6 minute cameos and 22 year old academy players who are transfer listed making the bench.