West Brom were drawn at home to Premier League side Brighton in the FA Cup third-round draw on Monday evening.
However, a number of Baggies supporters weren’t exactly thrilled at the news when it was confirmed by the club on social media.
Happy with the draw?
Yes, I am!
Valerien Ismael’s side began a busy December with a 2-1 win at Coventry City on Saturday and still have four Championship fixtures before the New Year. When 2022 comes around, the Baggies will soon turn their attention to the FA Cup and will take on Graham Potter’s side at The Hawthorns, with the tie set to be scheduled between 7 and 10 January.
West Brom actually faced the Seagulls in the FA Cup in the fourth round back in 2018/19, with Brighton winning a replay in the Midlands 3-1 after extra-time. The Baggies will be hoping for a better result this time around, with their last major run in the FA Cup coming back in 2007/08, when they reached the semi-finals.
West Brom fans react
Here is what these West Brom fans had to say in reply to the club’s post regarding the draw, with many not happy, possibly due to the fact it isn’t exactly a glamour tie and one even labelling it as ‘awful’.
“you’re joking man”
“Record low attendance”
“It’ll be the U23’s vs a Brighton team with 3-4 changes. Woeful draw”
“Such a boring tie, would’ve rather had Kidderminster away”
“What an awful draw. Only small solace is that hopefully any commentators would refer to us as “The Albion”. I’m sure we will field the kids and take another L”
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