It’s something that you can always guarantee in life.
Death, taxes and football fans complaining when kick-off times change, although in this situation, I think there’s some justification for it.
The club announced yesterday that there are set to be some fixture changes, in the coming weeks, with the most notable being the change for the Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup game, which will now take place on a Friday night, rather than the traditional 3pm on a Saturday.
And it is something that has not gone down with the QPR faithful, who were up in arms in having to change their plans. This fan seems to think that it might have something to do with the fact that the Owls’ rivals Sheffield United are in London on the same day, which would make some level of sense, but that’s still not been confirmed.
And even if it is true, having to play on a Friday night, seems like there could have been another way around it, like playing on the Sunday perhaps.
8pm? What ludicrous reason is there for making it that late, when the away fans have to travel back to Yorkshire after the game. Do we not want their money, or any kind of atmosphere?
— Paul Varcoe (@Varcs) January 9, 2020
really disappointing to not play the game on the Saturday, i know players need rest between games but could easily have switched Blackburn game to later in the season
— David Barton (@dave_barton76) January 9, 2020
More reasons for a poor attendance. I’m sure Wednesday would be well supported if it was a 3pm match on Saturday. Football once again proving it doesn’t need fans.
— QPR Pride Of London (@qprprideoflondn) January 9, 2020
— Joe △⃒⃘ (@TheJoeminator) January 9, 2020
Who makes these decisions? Rubbish schedule for both sets of fans. @SWFC fans will arrive at the N.Circular in time for Friday Gridlock; W12 still heaving from Westfield sales shoppers
Plus joy for #QPR fans in deepest Lancashire on Tuesday night
Sick of this contempt for fans
— Roy Gover (@RoyBoy48) January 9, 2020
That extra cleaning, police etc. What’s the point.
— qprvks (@TheRealVickyTea) January 9, 2020
Personal opinion but I think it’s a shame. Means my boy won’t be coming now, so I probably won’t either. Almost certainly takes 30% or so off the gate.
— John McInnes 🏴 (@JohnMacQPR) January 9, 2020
Might aswell change the format of the cup and have the games decided on the toss of a coin.
— LIBRA (@Libra2973) January 9, 2020
Should QPR take the FA Cup seriously, or rest players?
Go for it
No, focus on the league
Let’s just pray this is the last time that we go through a drastic fixture change. Although I know those will fall on deaf ears.