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‘What are you doing?’ – Plenty of Birmingham fans have since been made to look silly by their past reaction to big sale

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Birmingham City are currently in the midst of a surprisingly impressive season and are well in the race for a play-off place. 

The Blues were a pre-season tip for relegation but under Garry Monk have pulled together to drag themselves up to eighth in the table with 30 matches played.

St. Andrews is rocking again and the fans are in love with their club, marking a significant change in attitude from the faithful.

As recently as 2017, however, with the sacking of Gary Rowett and the near-disastrous reign of Gianfranco Zola, the club was seemingly in disarray and every decision made rubbed the fans up the wrong way.

That was no different when they made a big transfer decision that summer.

This is FLW Rewind, where we take a look back at a big decision made by a club, analyse the initial reaction and document what happened next.

That decision was to let highly-rated winger Kerim Frei leave the club, joining Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir for £1.3million, just six months after moving to the West Midlands.

He made just 13 appearances during his time at St. Andrews and scored just once, but he was somebody the fans were still hopeful of seeing more of:

But, in reality, it now looks like the correct decision to sell him.

Since leaving Birmingham, he has hardly kicked on impressively. He made just 45 appearances for Basaksehir before being sent out on loan to Maccabi Haifa this year.

There is no doubt that the guy has plenty of talent but there is clearly a problem with the 25-year-old.

Whether that is an attitude issue or purely his inconsistencies is unknown. But the Blues have been more than vindicated in their decision to let him leave.

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