Is WBA a rivalry" - football

Is WBA a rivalry"



Going by West Bromwich Albion’s Monday night game against Brentford, it was clear to see that they are looking forward to Friday nights game. WBA fans were very vocal in their thoughts about Aston Villa. Chants of “Aston Villa, we’re coming for you” seems to be particularlypopular. Well at least until Brentford equalized late on.
This begs me to ask the question on whether you class the game as a rival or just another game"
Distance
It is often a subject that is bought up every time we play the Baggies. Many Villans on social media have been debating whether they regard the game as a football rivalry. My view of it is, it will never be the same as our rivalry with Birmingham City. That’s obvious. However, it is a rivalry because I believe we have always been programmed to despite WBA. A lot of Villa fans who have followed Villa for many years used to consider WBA as ‘The rival’. Partly because we didn’t come up against Birmingham too often. Those who have supported Villa since the early ’90s don’t particularlysee them as rivals. Again, probably because we didn’t come up against WBA too often.
Villa Park is only a measly 3.8 miles away from the Hawthorns. It is closer than many fans actually realise. This puts us closer than other sides who are considered big close rivals. The two Manchester clubs spring to mind (4.7 miles) and of course Newcastle and Sunderland (15.3 miles). Based on the distance alone...
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