Many Birmingham City fans have to Twitter to react to the news that their side will face Blackburn Rovers at St Andrew’s in the third round of the FA Cup.
The Blues, who are currently 15th in the Championship standings, could have been drawn against the likes of Manchester City or Liverpool last night yet were instead handed a clash with Tony Mowbray’s side.
Having already beaten Blackburn at home in the second-tier this season, Birmingham will fancy their chances of progressing to the fourth round when the two sides meet in the world’s oldest domestic cup competition next month.
Runners-up in the FA Cup in 1931 and 1956, the Blues have been less successful in recent years.
Knocked out of at the third-round stage in three of the last four seasons, Birmingham will be wanting to avoid replicating this feat against Rovers.
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Here are some of the best responses from the club’s supporters…
Can we withdraw?
— B.A (@Coop8517) December 2, 2019
Can we flip a coin instead? Sure they’d be game as well
— Dom Reddi (@DominicR26) December 2, 2019
This game has Saturday 3pm all over it
— James Walker (@DajerbalJames) December 2, 2019
— Matthew Ivory (@mattivory94) December 2, 2019
— James Jenkinson (@JamesJenkinson_) December 2, 2019
6k attendance incoming
— carl cowley (@carlbcfccb13) December 2, 2019
— samuel C M (@samcm14) December 2, 2019
Nothing worse than playing another championship side…
— Luke O’Brien (@LukeOBr88217904) December 2, 2019
Will need some incentive to turn out for this one.
— Phil (@barton1875) December 2, 2019
Did we actual expect anything other than a boring draw
— Ayla Harris 🎅🏻🎄☃️ (@aylaharris_xo) December 2, 2019
Please actually go for it! Not like the carabao! Can’t remember the last time we were in the 4th round! 🙈
— Pep and Pacho’s Barmy Army 🏴 (@adam_kerfoot) December 2, 2019
Birmingham, who were forced to settle for a draw in their recent clash with Millwall, will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Championship when they face Reading on Saturday.