The view from the Midlands

Albion's claim as pride of the Midlands

February 19, 2013
By David Instone
'Pride of the Midlands, we know what we are'... it's a sentiment that could have been belted out any number of times at Villa Park over the years. For the last quarter of a century, in fact, and more.

But the advent of this particular ditty has not come about during the long era of claret and blue domination in the West Midlands and been echoing around Witton, Erdington and the like. Instead, it has been heard at The Hawthorns - the bragging rights having moved a few miles up the A41.
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