A few years ago, I worked out the amount of playing time given to Huddersfield Town’s youth products, in the hope that the much-vaunted academy system could be shown to be bearing fruit in terms of providing for the first team.
It was probably a ‘No’, then and, after Saturday’s hammering, probably a ‘No’, now, but I suspect if I produce this self-same graph at Christmas it will look very different. Tommy Smith is asterisked because he joined Town’s youth system so late in his development.
You probably won’t be able to pick out individual player contributions, though the dark bar in last season’s is Jon Stead, obviously enough. Anyway, enjoy.