On the contrary, not selling any of those players in this window would be a genuine cause for further criticism, in my view. The season is pretty much lost and, barring an absolute miracle beyond anything we've seen in recent years, we're destined to be relegated. In those circumstances, hanging on to all your prize assets only results in diminishing their sale value further, as the remaining contracts lengths shorten, whilst incurring another 6 months or so of paying the wages of the likely higher earners at the club. Logically, they should be looking to cash in on at least one of those assets, and use some of the money generated to start preparing for a League One campaign. Incoming transfer activity is the more important factor in this window, and it's becoming increasingly clear that this isn't going to happen until resources are freed up to fund it. The longer this goes on, the more likely that any incoming activity is the last-minute, desperate throw of the dice type of transaction (e.g. Remy Vita in the previous window). To be clear, that's a very different scenario to having a fire-sale where all of the 'names in the frame' are sold in a single window, which would undoubtedly deserve criticism as being a sure sign of a club in financial distress, but failing to sell any of them in this window, at a time when we're pretty much resigned to someone leaving and the inevitability of relegation, would also deserve significant criticism. It would be different if retaining all of those players was likely to make a meaningful difference to the outcome of our season, which is why this is different to retaining Mowatt last year and allowing his contract to run down. However, we've had six months of evidence under two head coaches that the performances of these players isn't likely to be a difference maker this time around.