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Which areas are Wolves and which are Albion?

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by reanswolf, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. reanswolf

    reanswolf MolMix's Manchester United Cheerleader-in-Chief

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    I noticed this thread when I googled it, its on a the Bennies site...................seems fairly accurate to me. Though note none of em highlight the fact that of course whilst they are a league higher their own fans are bound to be more visible..................

    http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=6789.0

    Surprised they think Netherton is 50-50, always had it as Albion land.

    As I say its hard to gauge when one team is performing much better than the other. I can remember taking the kids to Baggeridge Country Park near Gornal a few years back when we were in the prem, must have been about 30 kids in Wolves tops, about 2 in Albion tops. Probably the reverse a year or two later.

    As I say, if our respective fortunes ever reverse, it would appear different again.
     
  2. morosewolf

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    Question for those living in the Black Country. As Albion have been more successful over the last 20 odds years have they been taking more young fans from the split or traditional Wolves areas than they used to?
     
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  3. morosewolf

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    Also are their more plastics than there used to be, that support Utd/Liverpool/Chelsea etc?
     
  4. 1312

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    Slightly going off on a tangent, but I saw four kids in Wolves tops playing football on the street yesterday, been a while since I've seen that.
     
  5. RosehillWolf

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    I would say more kids are choosing West Brom because of their higher league status, but, another observation is that I find loads of fans who they say "follow" the Baggies...dont go to the games and are just armchair fans
     
  6. reanswolf

    reanswolf MolMix's Manchester United Cheerleader-in-Chief

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    There's a few Albion fans around where I live, but still 90% Wolves.

    People tend to move around more these days according to work. Someone in that thread mentioned more Albion emerging in Wednesfield, there has always been a few anyway, but I would still say its 90% Wolves. Bentley Bridge is the nearest thing to a shopping mall for a large area round there. Its probably the reverse in Wednesbury.

    I can't help but think we are bound to have lost out over the last 20 years, and our support is bound to be more subdued whilst they are superior to us. But then again they only sold 22000 home tickets on Saturday, hardly giving the impression that they have gained loads of new supporters.
     
  7. rincewind

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    Think it's more the Sky teams rather than Albion. Split is still much as it was 30 or 40 years ago. Closer to Brum the more Baggies.
    Interesting someone claims a lot of latent support for Albion. Certainly around Brierley Hill, Stourbridge etc it's traditionally been Wolves with lots of none attending support and Baggies who seem to wear their stripes tops or other accessories to every occasion, from shopping to weddings. May be different over Oldbury, Cradley way which is pretty solid Albion.
     
  8. Ercall Wolves

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    Total $$$$$$$$ about more Albion fans emerging in Wednesfied, it's 99% Wolves in Wednesfied. When I was at school, (Wednesfield High)in the whole of the school there was one Albion fan and there was approx 1700 in the school.
    Most of my family and lots of friends still in Wednesfield, there will never be a growth of them lot in Wednesfield that's for sure.
     
  9. JW

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    Another Albion thread from reans :D . I thought they were bad coming on here, but some on here are obsessed with Albion!
     
  10. North West Wanderer

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    He started a Mick one yday too. What next? Man Utd?!

    ;)
     
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    reanswolf MolMix's Manchester United Cheerleader-in-Chief

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    Sorry lads , I always thought Albion were our rivals and football was about banter. Doh !
     
  12. gewolf

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    If someone can just check the relevant average home attendances for, say, the past five seasons it would be both interesting and informative. Even this season, allowing for the difference in the attractiveness of the opposition, would be informative.
     
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    Growing up in Willenhall it was Wolves left right and centre. I then had a period before my mid twenties in Cannock which again there was many Wolves, infact the vast majority was.

    Then moving to Walsall (Pelsall) pleasantly surprised by the amount of Wolves, and it still appears that way as my daughter lives of there.

    Where I am now though, Aldridge, is pretty much all Villa with the rest pretty much evenly spread out of Wolves, Albion and Blues. Unsurprisingly, but somewhat a little shameful the least I see is Walsall! Aldridge is an area which for me is very much on the border of Birmingham and the support of Villa reflects that. I must admit though I love the area in which I live in truth be told, it is a lovely little area which really does have everything and despite my side of the family sticking to Willenhall/Bloxwich way me and the wife are happy here and think I will stay here forever now - although you will never take the Black Country out of me.

    Work takes me everywhere though, particularly down the years and the one area I would pretty much only say is dominated by Albion is certainly Wednesbury/Tipton/Great Bridge. I still maintain we have a larger catchment.
     
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    Wednesbury is massively Albion now unfortunately.
     
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    Not living in the West Midlands I honestly couldn't tell people what areas were more the support of one club or another but what I can say is that on my travels over the years Wolves support is far more widely spread overall.

    In all my years living in Essex I've only met 3 boggy fans I can recall whilst I know far more Wolves followers. People may argue that's because I notice or look for Wolves supporters more but not so. I only approach to speak to someone if I see they are wearing something that relates to Wolves. I see a lot more Wolves tops, badges, car stickers etc than I have ever of the boggies.

    And this situation applies when I travel further afield as well.
     
  16. oldgolded

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    I find this a really interesting and informative post. My grand-mother's family came from Cradley Heath, my grand-father's from Stourbridge. My mother was born in Old Hill but grew up in Stourbridge. I did not grow up in the midlands but have lived there on and off over the years. My mother turned me onto Wolves in about 1965 when I was a young lad and wondering what team to support. I was told by someone a while ago that geographically I should really support the baggies but have never had that inclination, and judging by the comments here it is about 50/50.
    Another thing I would be interested in if anyone with local knowledge can supply it is which parts of Birmingham and the midlands are Villa and which are Blues. This is purely out of academic interest about the area and the local teams.
     
  17. morosewolf

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    Broadly speaking, North of Brum City Centre (Sutton, Erdington, Perry Barr, Kingstanding etc are Villa). South down to Solihull Blues
     
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    Don't you post this question every year Reans ?
     
  19. reanswolf

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    Every two months mate.:D

    It was the views of Albion fans I found interesting here tho.
     
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    Thanks mate.
     
  21. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

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    Live in Halesowen and am surrounded by them. Mostly arrogant "We're Premier League" types that never go to matches. Only know one who goes regularly. By contrast majority of Wolves fans around here go to the game regularly. Always a few at Rowley Regis Station for home games, though not bumped into Robbie Dennison this season.

    Few Bluenoses and Vile fans kicking around as well.
     
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    We do this thread every year or so it seems.

    My concern is that over the last 10 years or so Wolves have pretty much 'ceded' the Black Country to WBA.

    I think it might have got slightly better in last year or so but certainly there was a stage when routinely Wolves 'soccer schools' were pretty much all Shropshire and staffs so places like Tipton, Dudley and Gornal were left to Albion's community efforts. Maybe part of Jez' middle class aspirations alluded to on The Liquidator thread.

    I have to say I went behind enemy lines a couple of years ago. Reluctant conclusion is you know you are in the Black Country at the Hawthorns, whereas at Molineux you could be anywhere (technically of course neither ground resides in what old timers would think of as being 'Black Country') Whether its Batham's beer on sale, ads featuring Black Country products or the programme having Black Country dialect terms you do get a sense of 'place' at WBA games, sadly lacking at Molineux.

    This was my blog on my visit to The Hawthorns.

    https://robweaverregen.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/consorting-with-the-enemy/
     
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    Interesting blog. I too wish Wolves would do more on Black Country Day........our colours of gold and black are said to be a representation of the coal and fire, or smog and light that the iron furnaces and coal mines of East Wolverhampton.

    They could fly the Black Country flag at minimum.
     
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    Sad but true, I have to say. The Hawthorns feels like the Black Country much more than Molineux does now.
     
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    No chance the club want a middle class family consumer lead support thats more likely to be driving in from Staffordshire/Shropshire.
     
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    From a coal mining estate in Staffordshire,they ain't got rid of me ......yet:eek:
     
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    I work in Telford and its full of Wolves
     
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    In this particular South Norfolk village there are TWO families of Wolves fans. You can certainly consider Gillingham as "Wolves territory" :D
     
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    Solihull is 100% Blues from my experience
     
  30. morosewolf

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    Which is what I said or at least meant
     
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    I live in Netherton and would say at the moment its 45% wolves 45% $$$$e and 10% Villa, although I do seem to be seeing more Villa scarves lately !!
     
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    Only ever seen 2 stripey shirts round here, mind you only seen 3 old gold & black (or 6 on match day pick up)

    But would suggest of the 2 Dewsbury is Wolves :cool:
     
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    Cannock and rugeley are massively wolves, with equal Villa, big difference is lots go wolves from around here the Villa fans are proper armchair fans! Albion hardly register as neither do blues
     
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    wv1 here wolves solid no $$$$ fans
     
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    Wv5 is 60% wolves then villa and $$$$
     
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    Where did you get that stat from?
     
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    From an opinion Ercall. There's a fair spread and we aren't far from the kford/Stourbridge where it definitely turns.
     
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    IMO it would be higher than 60% Wolves, again not based on any facts though all a bit subjective
     
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    I was born in West Brom ( :eek: ) and grew up in Tividale; I was surrounded by Albion. Utterly surrounded. I was the only Wolves fan in my year, and I was well known for it; I was known more as 'Dingle' than as 'Liam'. Even people who didn't like football called me Dingle.

    I still live in Tividale and unfortunately I'd say it's 90-10% in WBA's favour, at least.
     
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    The further west of Wolverhampton, the more predominant Wolves support. Bridgnorth, Highley, Broseley, Much Wenlock, Telford all solid Wolves. Very rare to see a Boing Boing shirt especially in the first four locations.
     

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