Looks like ‘the magic of the FA Cup’ hasn’t quite reached the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this season.
Admittedly teams in the second tier tend not to do too well in the competition, with Cardiff City the last team outside the top flight to make the final, and West Ham United in 1980 the last to win it. Although Queens Park Rangers made the final back in 1982, so it’s not entirely out of the realms of possibility that something could happen.
But those thoughts didn’t seem to enter the minds of Queens Park Rangers fans as the club revealed their number for the third round draw which is set to take place on Monday night. Indeed many fans thought that it would be in the best interests of the club to sack the competition off altogether.
Unless they are seriously concerned that they’re going to be dragged into a relegation battle, I don’t see the need to be so dismissive of the whole thing just yet, it might be a chance to enjoy some football in West London at some point if we get lucky and draw a ‘minnow’.
Can we call in sick?
— Mark Hillman (@hillmania) November 28, 2019
We’ll get knocked out by some league 1 side at home what’s the point
— miles (@miles_qpr) November 28, 2019
Hands over eyes
— Spider (@Spider36647203) November 28, 2019
— Greg (@GCR00) November 28, 2019
Why bother, give the other team a bye cause we will probably gift them a couple of goals anyway especially if they are lower League.
— Michael O’Halloran (@franciso22) November 28, 2019
Seriously?? Its that time of year again when we just embarrass ourselves by getting dumped out by lower league opposition. Can we not just withdraw now?
— Ronnie W (@Ekbalco) November 28, 2019
Oh, leave it out, Rangers, won’t you?
Everybody knows we don’t do cups.
Like we don’t do derby games against Brentford and Fulham.
I would have been well up for the draw, once upon a time, but the club’s disgraceful approach to cup competitions the last 20 odd years, stops that.
— Citizen Pete (@pete_citizen) November 28, 2019
Really not interested.
— Delvin Deep (@DelvinDeep) November 28, 2019
Imagine getting a team as prolific as Liverpool with our defence 🤦🏻♂️
— Daniel Kruck (@danielkruck) November 28, 2019
Should QPR not bother with the FA Cup?
QPR are ball #32 by the way, so keep an eye out for that one.