QPR do 'beautiful' thing that leads to fuming Sheffield Wednesday reaction

Sheffield Wednesday fans were hoping for a bigger allocation.Sheffield Wednesday fans were hoping for a bigger allocation.
Sheffield Wednesday fans were hoping for a bigger allocation.
QPR welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Loftus Road next month.

QPR supporters have praised the club for only giving Sheffield Wednesday travelling fans the top tier of allocated seating for next month's huge relegation clash at Loftus Road - although the decision has not gone down quite so well with the visitors.

The Rs have two season-defining games at home up next with the visit of fellow strugglers Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday sandwiched either side of a visit to Swansea City on April 1. The Owls visit Loftus Road on April 6 and will be able to bring 1,816 supporters to London.

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Next Friday's opponents Birmingham City reported receiving a 2,020 allocation from QPR and other clubs this season had received even bigger offerings - Middlesbrough advertised that nearly 3,000 were going on sale when confirming ticket news for their visit on February 19. Recent visitors West Brom received 1,709 while Bournemouth were afforded 3,100 for the FA Cup clash earlier this year.

The EFL stipulates that clubs must make provision for 10% of the stadium's capacity to be afforded to away supporters at each stadium. Loftus Road has a capacity of just over 18,000.

Given the size of the Championship fixture, Sheffield Wednesday fans were left spitting feathers and not being able to bring more supporters to West London. "They don't want us having good support there," one social media user wrote on X.

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Another added: "Shocking allocation. Obviously not wanting many away fans creating noise."

Sheffield Wednesday fans were hoping for a bigger allocation.Sheffield Wednesday fans were hoping for a bigger allocation.
Sheffield Wednesday fans were hoping for a bigger allocation.

Others accused 'part timers coming out of the woodwork' as the reason QPR had held greater capacity for home fans while some of the Rs faithful shared their excitement at the thought of a Loftus Road bouncing with home support.

"This is beautiful to see, " said one fan as another celebrated the allocation being "top tier only again". One other user shared a series of 'chef's kiss' emojis to pat the club on the back for doing their best to ensure a positive result for Marti Cifuentes' side.

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