Southampton’s continuous rise from League One to the top four of the Premier League has been nothing short of outstanding.
They’ve not only achieved such success through carefully thought out recruitment, but also with a lot of emphasis on utilising their youth academy. The Saints’ impressive season last year earned three of their players a call up to England’s World Cup squad that so infamously failed in Brazil.
And had the likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made the cut as well, they’d have had four youth acacedy products in South America, as well as two others currently plying their trade at St. Mary’s.
Still, it is Southampton’s youth academy that appears to be going from strength to strength while the England team just continues to underwhelm everyone. So how about we just field an all-Southampton XI from now on. We’d no doubt win a lot more with this lot.
Keep going, Saints. You’re doing the country proud.