Ajax are renowned for their youth program that has produced many Dutch players over the years, such as
Edwin van der Sar
Marco van Basten
Rafael van der Vaart
Nigel de Jong
However the production line has slowed down in recent years with most gradutes being foreign based nationals signed up by the Ajax Academy at a young age - Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen, Vurnon Anita etc.
When Ajax won the Champions League in 1995 the Dutch national team consisted mostly of Ajax players - van der Sar, Reiziger, the de Boers, Blind, Davids, Seedorf, Kluivert, Overmars.
My challenge (and yours, if you chose to join in) is to return Ajax to the top of the European ladder.
Fairly simple you might say...
However, I challenge you to do so WITHOUT BUYING ONE SINGLE PLAYER! All player MUST come through the famous Ajax Academy.
Win the Euros/World Cup with Holland having a large portion of your squad from the Ajax Academy.
I tried this on FMC (http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/foot...er-stories/113599-ajax-academy-challenge.html) and got 5 seasons in but you only ever got 3-5 youth team gradutes a season and you were very lucky if one of those was anywhere near decent. So I've decided to restart this on the full version where we will get more academy players coming through each season and I'll have more control over their training and development. Everything else, where possible, we be assigned to my staff in order to speed the career up.