There's been plenty of debate about whether it's a good idea to invest in youth pulls. And plenty of debate about deflation. But most of the deflation talk is about higher-skilled players, not youth pulls. While the money is bigger with higher-skilled players, it's nothing to change the fundamental way the game is played (Buy young. Train. Sell. Repeat.). But the deflation in prices for youth pulls seems to have the potential of having a huge effect on the way people play the game--most people unthinkingly drop $20k a week into funding their youth squad and then pull every weekend, hoping to get lucky. I just finished training defending, so I'm training through passes right now and through the start of next season until I can assemble some PM trainees I'd like to use. I've been looking for some short-term trainees, 18 or 19yo's, whom I can train from weak passing to inadequate or inadequate to passable, so I'm using all of my training spots (19 a week: 4-5-1 in league, 5-5-0 in friendlies). I don't want to spend a huge amount of money, so I'm just looking for solids and excellents in PM or scoring. And I'm shocked at how low the prices are. When I pulled a solid winger a few weeks ago, I couldn't sell him. I just chalked it up to pure wingers going out of fashion. But there are solid PM's on the market for $2000 or $3000. It used to be that a solid youth pull was a great pull, the one that funded your youth pulls for at least a couple of weeks. Now it doesn't even come close to covering costs. And good luck trying to get anything for an inadequate or passable. So, in brief: Aside from hoping to get a great YP for your country, is there any reason to invest in youth right now?