My random ramblings

Hello all my names Tracy and I hail from sunny West Bromwich. I mad about football and I support my local team West Bromwich Albion (and yes I did cry when we were relegated from the Premiership last season) I'm also a huge fan of Green Wing.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I Predict A Riot

As I'm sure you are aware I am a big fan of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. On Sunday we played our local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderer's in the 4th round of the FA cup. Now we haven't played Wolves in any cup game for many a year, so this was a big occasion for both sets of fans. It is fair to say that a win by Wolves on this occasion although not impossible was pretty unlikely. As it turns out West Brom emerged the victors on the day, winning the game 3 goals to 0.

The rivalry between the fans of these clubs is pretty intense, and the game was always going to be a volatile affair. The local police force and the board of Wolves FC had decided to turn over an entire stand to the Albion fans in order to keep both sets of fans apart, therefore reducing the risk of trouble. This didn't sit very well with the Wolverhampton fans who seats were to be occupied by Albion fans for the game, whilst they were relocated to other area's of the stadium. Now plenty of Wolves fans have been very vocal on this issue berating their club and their chairman for allowing this to happen, but considering that this happened at the end of the game I think that both the police and the clubs board can feel more than justified in their actions. I didn't go to the game on Sunday as I thought that there may be trouble.....How right can one person be. I really can't understand the point of behaving like an idiot when your team loose. I think the Wolves fans who behaved so appallingly on Sunday should be ashamed of themselves. By all accounts the Albion fans behaved brilliantly and were commended by the police, so well done to them for not letting their club down.

P.S Bragging right in the Black country are very important when it comes to a local derby so imagine my amusement when I received this on my e-mail the other day. I know it's rubbing salt into the wounds of the Wolves fans but it amused me and I dare say if the roles had been reversed the Wolves fans would be gloating just as well as the Albion fans are now.


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