Birmingham thoroughly deserved that win, controlled the 1st half & scored a good executed goal, maybe we were poor is giving the ball away but they made us suffer for that
Morsy can count himself unlucky with his header but we didn't deserve that break at that point
The 2nd half we should have drew level, whether the chance came too soon for Assombalonga or he just done another lack lustre swipe at it, who knows, but that was our only real chance & after that we huffed & puffed without any urgency until the remaining 5 minutes
Friend showed the passion & drive to fight toithe & nail for your team as he rolled back the years for a fantastic performance
We have shown a few times this season when on the verge of jumping in to the playoffs we hit the self destruct button, drop down a bit then come back to get ourselves back in contention & I expect us to do likewise again
A setback but something we're not use to
How can the squad be diminished in value?
All the back four, Tav, Folarin, and Watmore are all increasing in value. Probably even Morsy. If we wanted to we could generate funds. Instead for once we are trying to build a squad.
The fact some of the youngsters are going out in loan to be ready for next season is a huge positive too I think.
Regardless of what happens this season we are much better placed than in recent years.
Priory for me is a goal keeper and a good EFL level goalscorer to play alongside Watmore.
Brit has until the end of the season and leaves on a free after we paid £15 million. Roberts sits around because NW does not rate him but won’t let him leave.
We bring in a goalkeeper we don’t need.
Just missed a target because he signed for some else 10 mins before NW called him (guess that means NW original targets won’t or can’t sign now it’s B listers and hope)
We have a squad that continues to diminish in value which in reality means, we are adjusting to life in the lower divisions, a club the town can afford.
So nothing will change, but did we really expect it would.