You can’t help but be disappointed by Wolves recent record in local derbies.
Aside from last season’s FA Cup victory over Blues and the Jay Bothroyd inspired 1-0 win over Albion, we’ve fared poorly against our bitter rivals.
In fact, Wolves supporters have had to sit through some pretty sickening defeats in the last five or so years, particularly at Molineux.
The infamous ‘Pie and a Pint’ debacle will long be remembered with anger, especially after Albion walloped us 3-0 and laughed at us all from the comfort of the South Bank. Later in the season, they also turned us over in the home-leg of the playoffs. In some ways, that was even harder to take as we played well in that game and didn’t deserve to come out on the wrong side of a 3-2 scoreline.
Blues also gave us the treatment that very same year, winning 3-2 at Molineux in a match that swung from end to end in the second half. That was particularly difficult to swallow after fans favourite Michael McIndoe missed a last-gasp penalty to bag us, what would have been, a deserved point (he was also on a hat-trick if memory serves).
If you go back as far as our last Premiership campaign, we couldn’t beat Blues then either. A 1-1 draw at Molineux was followed by a 2-2 at St. Andrews later in the season.
So as we approach Sunday’s crunch game against the Brummies, a home win seems long overdue.
I’ve still got the bitter taste of last season’s 2-0 defeat at St. Andrews in the back of my throat and the fact they seem to be coping better with the demands of the Premiership only increases my already burning desire to see Wolves turn them over.
The added carrot to winning is that we can drag them back into the relegation quagmire. They’re sitting pretty close to mid-table at the moment, but defeat at Molineux would put a dent in their growing confidence and give us a much-needed boost.
You’ll forgive me if I don’t even entertain the idea of the result going the other way. After all, it’s about time we had the bragging rights.