247 Taxis: Watching Wolves ups and downs
Sitting here watching Riminez scoring Wolves second goal on 62 minutes at a Wembley semi final one has to rub their eyes as to how far this team has come. We have decided to write this latest 247 Taxi Blog while we are watching the match.
Over the years 247 Taxis had transported the long suffering fans to and from the Molineux. Aston Villa and the Baggies riding high, with Wolves having to be content with yo yo like motions. Currently, the former are both in Championship and it is the Wolves leading the charge for Birmingham and black Country.
Then came Nuno, along with the millions of Chinese Fosun International. Snapping up the whole club for just £45m in July 2016. It is not just the results that need to be admired, but also the manner within which they are achieved. Attractive, free flowing and attacking football are the order of the day for Wolves.
Its not just in Willenhall and Wolverhampton either. 247 Taxis has given lifts to people from Walsall, Brownhills, West Bromwich, Tipton; in fact all over the West Midlands.
Willenhall is the birthplace for Walsall’s largest taxi company and the district has split loyalties with a WV postcode and 01902 phone code. Anyone would be forgiven for believing that Willenhall is actually part of Wolverhampton, but after the carving up of South Staffordshire in the 1970’s it was decided that Willenhall would be Walsall. A2Z Cars now part of the 247 Taxi group was based around the back of the biggest Wolves pub in Willenhall, The Three Crowns. 604020 was the only number these guys new and would pile into our 8 seater Transit minibuses up to the ground.
The Wolves add so much to the local economy, but especially give our taxi industry as centre stage role on match days. 247 Cars are available with a huge taxi fleet on every Wolves match day before and after the match.
The ground sits proudly in Whitmore Reans and the Wolves faithful have been dropped off at the Goal Post for a pint or two before the match. The Billy Wright statue as famous a landmark as any in Wolverhampton. Our taxi drivers have first hand felt the buzz around by Asda Waterloo Road with droves of fans walking over the bridge by the old Canal Club.
Much has changed in Wolverhampton since it gained City status and the current West side development, new market and towering student accommodation in Culwell St to name a few new developments. However, Wolves fans have remained loyally resolute through all the bad times and thoroughly deserve the success they are experiencing today.
Despite the disappointment of the loss at Wembley, you can’t help but feel that this is not the end of the road for Wolves.