It’s not something I’ll be voicing in the pubs around Wolverhampton, but I was happy to see that lot down the road being promoted.
It had been an ongoing source of frustration for me that the West Midlands had fallen from its historic pedestal as a regional football powerhouse.
Next season though, if Wolves stay up, we’ll have all four of our big clubs in the top flight.
The Midlands will take its rightful place with Lancashire and London as the hotbed of Premier League football.
Here’s one for the statisticians amongst you – when was the last time that Wolves, Albion, Blues and Villa were together in the top tier of English football?
It was the 1983/1984 season! Think UB40, the miners' strike and Tatung-sponsored shirts.
That’s 27 years – almost my whole lifetime – that Midlands football has been in a state of decay.
When you think about the clubs’ achievements, you realise what a fall from grace this period has been.
Wolves – founder member of the football league – three titles, four FA Cups.
Villa – founder member – seven titles, seven FA Cups.
Tesco – founder member – one title, five FA Cups.
Birmingham – more promotions and relegations to and from the top flight than any other team.
It’s a proud history and one that we’re all on the way to building on.
Wolves just need to fulfill its part of the bargain by retaining its Premier League status.
The 0-0 draw with Stoke has helped but we need a few more points to make it safe.
Come on lads - history is at stake!