Date: 6th November 2018 at 1:09pm
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Guest post by Arthur Ash: Following the international break Birmingham City FC has, on Sunday 25 November, the pleasure of taking on Aston Villa in the first proper Midlands derby of the season.

The Championship fixture is bound to stir emotions hence the reason why I want to know which local team grinds your gears?

Villa Park is, geographically the Blues nearest neighbours but what I would love to know is how City supporters feel about Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion or to a lesser degree Walsall or even Coventry City?

You may be able to tell; I am not from the area hence the reason for my question.

I was talking to a Villa fan the other day, hence this article and he stuttered and nearly choked on his pint when I told him about my soft-spot for Birmingham City and how I hoped they would be in contention for promotion at the end of the season.

I won’t divulge his answer but he did say that City and Villa’s rivalry goes way back to the 1950’s or probably earlier, he couldn’t remember. The chap, who seemed fairly intelligent began to describe the bitterness between both sets of supporters albeit he said the feelings in recent years were not as fierce as they once were.

Your help in answering my poll questions, and perhaps a comment will be greatly received.

The result will be announced tomorrow once the poll question closes.


6 Replies to “Poll: Other Than Aston Villa Which Local Team Grinds Your Gears?”

  • I have frends that are Villa fans I have frends that are Wolves fans I I have a lot of frends that are West Brom fans mostly ar work. I live Blues my family are all split between Blues & Villa my dad Is Villa my mom is Blues both my dad’s brothers are Villa me and my 3 brothers are Blues both my sisters are not interested and find it all a bit silly lol. But saying all that most of my frends are West Brom fans so it like a mix of.

    40% West Brom frends
    40% Blues frends and family
    10% Wolves frends
    10% Villa frends and family
    Other than my Dad and his brothers my family are all Blues.
    My uncle on my mom’s side took my to my first Blues game I was just 3 year’s old. My dad tried to make me a Villa fan wen I was 12 year’s old He took me to the game Villa lost to Peterborough 3-1 the atmosphere was dryer I did not like it. But I had a great time at the Blues and never looked back.
    But on match day that all goes out the window because every Bluenose is my frend and the rest are just nothing to me.

  • In the 80s Coventry had a scoreboard that had really sarcastic comments when Coventry scored, talk about incitement to violence, not liked them ever since. Wolves I have never liked mainly because there was always trouble at Blues Wolves matches, West Brom are fine as are Walsall even though they hate Blues, but of course Villa top the lot.

  • Villa 100% Crap fans and club.
    Wolves a close second.
    Coventry who are they.
    Walsall A CBeBeS team.

    West Brom I actually drink with them even when we are playing each other never any trouble.
    Although I always want us to kick ther yam yam A$$.

  • No team grates on me more than Villa. But Wolves get close.

    It’s not the club it’s the fans just iratating.

    With Villa it’s the club and the fans.

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