It’s The Derby up next, and no one really cares how it happens—we just want to see Villa break small heath hearts. It’s about emotion and pride, which is why you most often will simply say, “throw out the table, recent form, and all the rest.”
Do Aston Villa need Birmingham City Football Club? Do they need Wolves? Or how about West Brom? Of course they do. What is it going to take for all four West Midlands sides to be in the Premiership at the same time?
Sadly, these are generally pretty tight affairs, and blues aren’t on a bad run. Not that it should really matter, but you know. Will still be looking for a 5-1. Which means it’ll be another 0-0. Or maybe 1-0.
With the lack of a game at the weekend, Matt Turvey looks at the history of Birmingham’s biggest footballing rivalry.