Tag Archives: West Bromwich Albion

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Say Hello to the Black Country Derby

January 14, 2021

We at Groundhopper Guides like to introduce folks to parts of English football culture you might not be aware of. So along those lines, let's get to know one of the most intense rivalries in all of English football, the Black Country derby between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion. If you're really new to…

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Temporary Baggie: Seeing a Game at West Bromwich Albion

September 12, 2018

(Note: This post was written in 2014, and other than clubs' league affiliations has not been updated.) One of my travel mantras, taken from Rick Steves, is to try and become a “temporary local.” In the case of my English soccer tour, I take that to mean “temporary fan.” And when seeing a game at…

Watching a Game at West Bromwich Albion

October 5, 2017

I have now had two great times watching games at West Bromwich Albion, and I think I am going to start encouraging more people to go there. It’s such a terrific stadium for one thing, and a tremendous set of fans. My first time there, I was taken in by some locals and turned into…

“Zombie Day” and a Badge Run to West Bromwich Albion

February 24, 2017

There are getting to be a few traditions on my English soccer trips. One is the arrival day, which I had yesterday and included a fine version of the Standard Customs Chat. Today it was time for two more: Zombie Day and the Badge Run. Zombie Day is just the day you get to the…

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