Whenever someone says the tired phrase "the famous Ajax Youth Academy," the modern diehard Ajax supporter hears, "selling club." The hard truth is that following the Bozman ruling, as with other smaller clubs, top Ajax talent will always leave. This continually strips the club of the ammunition for Champions League winner contention. But Ajax is not a club, it's an idea of how football should be played: elegant, sophisticated, unpredictable, frenetic, persistent, tough. Top talent will always want to play with top talent no matter where. The Eredivisie, however wonderful a league, can not currently provide this. So the conception of Ajax suffers. But when Ajax is "on" you won't find better football anywhere in the world. So must we, manager de Boer, and company, resign ourselves indefinitely to the awful status of "permanent sellling club?" Or is there any hope the Ajax giant will ever rise again to conquer Europe?