Date: 8th January 2019 at 7:29am
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For a second round running, as Pompey won at Norwich, the Blues scored a dramatic injury-time winner – again coming from Aston Villa loanee Andre Green – to move into round four of the FA Cup.

The reward for seeing off the high-flying Championship side was a meeting with a club from the same level, QPR following Monday night’s draw.

Sadly, as a result of his recall to Millwall, Ben Thompson isn’t going to be involved. Yes, losing the midfielder is a big blow as he’s shown so much quality and made such an impact during his time at Fratton Park, but it is what it is and that’s the drawback of a temporary deal – the Lions were always likely to take him back to the Den to be fair.

Anyway, back to this cup-tie. QPR at Fratton, well this represents another good test and challenge against a side at a level hope to return to very soon. All being well, that will come next season but with the immediate challenge coming our way the R’s aren’t going to relish coming to the south coast, are they?

Ok, home form hasn’t always been the best and promotion from League One is definitely our priority, but who wouldn’t want an extended FA Cup run? So, if we can see off QPR then there’s a good chance – providing the “big boys” don’t keep falling – of a real money-spinning fifth-round tie…


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2 Replies to “QPR The Next FA Cup Test For Pompey”

  • Pompey have never met QPR in the FA Cup before. The only cup meetings were in the League Cup in 1981/82 over two legs. The away 1st leg was the first ever English cup tie on an artificial pitch. Played in wind and rain Pompey could not get to grips with conditions against their hosts from a higher league and were stuffed 5-0. The second leg was therefore pointless but Pompey got some pride back in a 2-2 draw with Bobby Doyle and Billy Rafferty netting. I was at both!

  • Got to start playing Andre Green a lot more as he knows how to score unlike our centre forwards. Against Charlton 2 nil down people round me were shouting for him to come on which he did with only 10 mins left and sure enough he scored. He should be ok for at least a half by now, get him on the pitch and we’ve got a chance in both cup and league. Hawkins and Pitman are far too wasteful unfortunately and need replacing if we want promotion and a continued cup run.

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