THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

12 April ~ Visit the Two Unfortunates blog for an article on the prosperity of British cities, uneven regional growth, government cuts and the impact of all the above on football

Heading to Ryton for last Saturday's Northern League Day, I was once again treated to one of the classic vistas of UK travel. The sweeping arc of the train as it approaches Newcastle upon Tyne is a dramatic one – the Tyne far below, Victorian palaces on the opposite shore, the Millennium Bridge and Baltic Arts Centre gleaming in the sunshine and St James' Park visible on the horizon. It seems a confident city these days; its smart central business district thronged with consumers, a quintessential regional centre. Read the full article

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