Date: 7th August 2019 at 10:00am
Written by: Mark Day

Well that certainly didn’t go to plan, did it?

I did suggest that Pep Clotet should make a few changes, but I didn’t think he’d go that extreme.

Birmingham crashed out of the Carabao Cup last night as a heavily weakened side fell 3-0 to Portsmouth at Fratton Park. The amount of changes showed us what he thought of the cup competitions, so we can probably expect the same when it comes to the FA Cup in January.

Although the score-line may look disastrous, the Blues weren’t without their chances, as The Birmingham Mail put it, “[Craig] Gardner could’ve had a hat-trick from an accumulated 80 yards tonight”.

So how did the result play out on social media?

Well, a lot of fans were quite frankly disgusted with the team selection. As one person pointed out, Birmingham won the competition back in 2011, so to treat it with such ‘disrespect’ was a slap in the face to the supporters.

However, there were a few fans who were quite happy to live with the result if it meant that some of the younger players were given a little boost in their development.

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