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is that you're wrong.
They were singing "we're going to wembley" today. It's round three you fucking Yam Yam morons.
I fucking hate yam yams.
just to prove myself right, I don't even like them very much. At least you can concentrate on the league now.
(apart from smoke billowing over the roof and both fans joining together for a touching rendition of 'the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire')
is that come May, Wolves will bottle it like they usually do.
I spent nearly ten years living in Wolverhampton and while it has that sad dead-end town feeling in spades, the people are generally really friendly and pleasant. I miss the openness with strangers, everyone in London is really scared and uptight.
A rare sight indeed. It's an absolute crud hole. Surely you must concede that? I only live 15 miles away so its not as if i'm condemning the whole region blindly. Just anything within a 5 mile radius of the Molyneux. And whilst most Black Country folk are incredibly warm and friendly, i've always felt Wolvo to be a pretty unfriendly town. Especially of a night.
The Canal Club is quite good for hot emo chick though, it must be said.
Better than some...
West Brom? Dudley? Telford? Solihull? All worse, for different reasons.
My soul shivered there.
But Solihull was just too much.
Or I should say, too little.
It's a bus-stop and a small highstreet and then you're into oldbury, home of Lee Hughes & Frank Skinner and also a shit-tip. (The hawthornes is classed as part Smethwick, part Sandwell, fact fans)
Dudley - Horrid.
Telford - never been, it's kinda out the way.
Solihull - Proper posh, the most expensive place to live outside London. Sounds to me like you may have ended up in Chelmsley Wood, which they re-christened North Solihull to give it more glamour but in truth is closer to how i imagine Bosnia to be.
Wolverhampton is certainly no worse than Dudley or West Bromwich, but it's definately no better either. The whole of the black country is a slag heap, if we're honest.
which does not have its own postcode.
1. Passing through Wolverhampton often on trains between Birmingham and Glasgow... Wolverhampton by train looks like a cross between Fallout's Capital Wasteland and a visual representation of the decline of fortunes in the West Midlands over the last 40 years. The latter being grounded in recent history.
2. Waking up, lost, confused and coming down in some intimidating Wolvo estate having been out in Birmingham the night before. I wasn't not sure how far I'd travelled and more discomforting, I didn't know how, and the hour spent wandering left me feeling really cold for this part of the West Midlands. Unlike Glasgow, Liverpool, etc Wolverhampton doesn't seem to have climbed out of its depression and decline.
It's where my family comes from. Although I do admit when I visit there it's not my favourite place to be, nor is it the club I support...
I'm not stupid enough to believe that geography shapes personality.
(It is a dump, though)
i can agree to the whole dump-ish thing. it's odd, the last time i was in wolverhampton we drove through the neighbourhood my grandma grew up in and i guess it used to be pretty nice but now everything is falling to pieces. it's sad.
my girlfriends from there.
and Mick McCarthy has them playing good stuff.
That said, my only real experiences of it are drinking in the Varsity and watching gigs at the Civic. I liked it enough though.
at least they have the wulfren, and they had Steve Bull (<3)
I don't think there's a Poppins in Wolverhampton, and for that reason, i'm out.
but the town's not that bad, like most small English towns really. Plus, it has the Civic, which is brilliant, one of my favourite venues, and having the Wulfrun, Little Civic and Varsity all as good venues too is impressive. Plus the art gallery is brilliant, and there used to be a really nice cafe/bar with books and board games near it, I hope that's still there.
And a statue of a horse with giant balls.
I much prefer it to Birmingham. It is the nearest place of any size to where my parents live. The people are (generally) lovely and properly funny and the pubs are plentiful and cheap. Saw lots of ace gigs at the Civic, Wulfrun and Varsity and spent many days buying metal in various records shops. Always enjoyed mooching around the weird comics/porn shops on Broad Street. Also an over-abundance of computer game/wargame nerds, which is a bonus.
at least it was until 2001, when i stopped going and checking.
comic shops on Broad Street? Is that not birmingham?
though I may have got the street name wrong.
but nostalgia is a big comiv book shop on broad street in birmingham. There's also a few porno shops nearby.
Birmingham is better though (now at least), and the foundry was a better gig venue than anywhere in wolverhampton (was :'( )
throughout the night as we had nowhere to stay or go. We even went to the football stadium and then to a 24 hour tesco.
Most amusing. Considering most things that I've read from Wolves fans this morning has been about them being chased to their cars/trains/coaches. I didn't go last night - last time I attended St Andrews, we were penned in the away end enclosure whilst those friendly Birmingham fans pelted bricks and bottles at us. Pot, kettle? I admit that a number of Wolves fans aren't saints, and Wolverhampton is hardly the capital of culture, but you know what they say about people in glass houses.
From where i was standing it was definately the men with the funny voices and the penchant for faggots and pays who were doing the aggression.
Apparently there was quite a ding dong round the back of the bullring last night aswell, but i was safely back on the A38 by that time.
Of course, so are a lot of the bigger places in the West Mids. But most of them aren't *that* ugly. I used to think Coventry was the grey capital of the UK until I had to spend a couple of hours killing time in Wolverhampton between trains. Eugh.
On the other hand, folks in this part of the world seem to be friendlier on average than other places I've lived.