I was born in High Wycombe and the first club I ever saw was Wycombe Wanderers who were basically a big amateur club. When I eventually started taking a closer interest in football at a national level, i..e what you read about in the national papers, (there wasn't so much on the telly then) I took a liking to West Brom. Still don't know why as Wycombe is not the Midlands. I think there was a kid at school who talked about them and how he got up to the Hawthorns, which without the M40 was more of a journey. Then I decided to see my first Albion game live at Watford. Can't remember the score, but remember that Bernie McNally became my favourite player. When I later went to live in Holland, I became an Ajax fan, still am, but less so. Ajax is a unique club with its own philosophy about football (basically the Cruyff philosophy). Now I've been back in England for 20 years it's mainly Albion.
I will always look for the Wycombe result, but there's no conflict with Albion. When Wycombe played Albion a couple of times in the cup, I supported Albion, on the basis it would be no disgrace for Wycombe to be beaten by the Albion. Wycombe are a club who i like to see competing well against the Oxfords, Stevenage, any of the bigger clubs to come out of semi-prof. football, whereas Albion I expect to be competing with Man U., Liverpool, Arsenal etc.
OK divided loyalties to some extent, but yeah..so what.