The positives are, it identified the size of the dead-wood removal task, plus how important scouting and the academy are going to be in years to come. Surely playing and losing with developing youngsters is better than watching older and slower players that in all honesty are not going to play regularly in the EPL?
New training center needs to be augmented with a re-think of the academy set up and more focus on scouting and recruitment. Send someone to the Red Bull set up to see how they do things would be a good start!
As for the game, result better than I feared.