https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/06/football-biggest-issue-boys-rejected-academies I know may will disagree with me, but I think this is an interesting and thoughtful article from David Conn. I have always thought we should have a thread on the odds of players 'making it' as this forum is jam packed full of optimism bias. Even those who are not deemed good enough by posters for city are often predicted to have a decent career in lower leagues. This suggests that is not the case for the overwhelming majority. The article also describes the impact on the mental health of young men when the inevitable spitting out of the system occurs.