I’m going to start this one off by throwing out there, if anyone wants to be our Solihull Moors writer drop us a message or a comment below… now to the story itself.
Blues have been working hard to let us as fans know they are focusing on the youth, bringing them through, investing in new players for them and generally looking to build an academy that can generate some saleable assets and some pretty football so yesterday’s defeat to Solihull Moors must have been a bit of a blow.
The game took place behind closed doors at Trillion Trophy Training Centre so I’ve only got the two reports from each sides website to go by, each tell about how it was a good performance but I think that is probably a standard description, Blues were caught early and struggled to find a response to two successive goals until finding a consolation 9 minutes to go.
Xavi Calm was there watching on having recently been appointed Head Coach, it’s no doubt a shock to the system of the man who was in charge of UE Cornella and used to lavish living in the Spanish Third Division but in all fairness it was a change of pace and it seems things went in the right direction given the post match comments. That said the majority of Zola’s teams performances went to plan all except the result, there was just more riding on his fixtures.
For the Moors though it’s a promising result, they’ve scored six goals in their opening two pre-season fixtures and will mean business having narrowly missed out on promotion to the football league last season. Their squad did consist of some experienced players including Carter The Wonder Kid and Mitch Hancox which of course would have been a lot for the youth to deal with.
I know pre-season isn’t always a good guide but by the sound of it Solihull Moors are dominating in pre-season, hopefully they’ll follow it through to the real deal and who knows we could see them step into the FL in the near future, I just hope we don’t see Blues first team heading towards them.