First team and academies need to connect,
Clubs need to add to their philosophy a clear movement of players from the academy to the first team. When is a player ready? When should he be ready but most important does the club create opportunities for these young talented players that are the future of the club?
At this moment clubs wake up when they have financial problems or relegate to a lower league. The philosophy of the club will only be changed when something bad happens.
Why we don't think ahead and fore come this kind of problems and make it a structural , but more important, a club philosophy!
Investments done by a club (or club owner) in academies, trust in your academy management and coaches will then have more value for the long term.
Only like this you will have future ahead of you and not an unclear future but something for years to come!