BBC Sport - FA Cup: Benjamin Zephaniah ode to Aston Villa v West Brom
Ode to Midlands FA Cup derby
- From the section Football
Local poet Benjamin Zephaniah delivers his ode to the West Midlands derby in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final between Aston Villa and West Brom.
The Handsworth-born writer explains the ties that made him an Aston Villa fan instead of supporting their local rivals.
Villa beat their neighbours 2-1 in Tuesday's Premier League game but remain five points and four places below the Baggies.
Live coverage of Aston Villa v West Brom in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup begins on BBC One, online and the BBC Sport app at 1720 GMT on Saturday.