These Bluenoses have been reacting to something rather bizarre that happened against Leicester City last night.
We should be no stranger to Pep Clotet changing the team up when it comes to cup games, given how many he has made at various stages this season, including seven ahead of the game with Blackburn Rovers in the 3rd Round back in January.
However, this change was a little more than simply playing a reserve or young player in place of someone more senior. No, this change was a little bit more out of the box, as he decided to play Wes Harding, someone who is more comfortable playing at the back out on the right-wing.
Was Pep right to rest Jude for the game tonight?
Perhaps put there to counter the attacking threat of Leicester’s Ben Chilwell, it was certainly a move that caught Birmingham City fans by surprise, and they were left dumbfounded by it, both before and during the game.
Nothing says Wembley like Wes Harding on the right wing
— dale (@zdpj_) March 4, 2020
Harding winger pic.twitter.com/OYby63f6RL
— JB (@jackblenkiron) March 4, 2020
Peak for Montero when Harding is picked to start out of position over you 😭😭
— Callum (@CallumJones1904) March 4, 2020
HARDING IS PLAYING WHERE???????????
— Joshua Walker (@JoshWalks_) March 4, 2020
Harding attacking Jheez 😂
— samuel C M (@samcm14) March 4, 2020
That’s exactly why Bellingham should be playing, you’re having to put Harding on the wing where he doesn’t play!
— Jack Hearn (@jsh1875) March 4, 2020
What’s Harding’s purpose there then?
— Lee W1875 (@LeeW1875) March 4, 2020
Harding right wing we are doomed
— Tom (@Tom12956152) March 4, 2020
Let’s just hope these sort of decisions don’t become a regular occurrence this season.