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Salford finally take something from Manchester

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The line between Newcastle-GH is very blurry. I think if you cross a bridge on the Tyne (Millennium?) you are in Gateshead.

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The line between Newcastle-GH is very blurry. I think if you cross a bridge on the Tyne (Millennium?) you are in Gateshead.

It's not that blurry - the river is the line!

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It's not that blurry - the river is the line!

You know what I mean. Its a fine line.

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The line between Newcastle-GH is very blurry. I think if you cross a bridge on the Tyne (Millennium?) you are in Gateshead.

Depends which way you cross it. ;)

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Greater Manchester as an authority no longer exists, though there is now AGMA, Association of Greater Manchester Authorities which is a loose confederation of the 10 councils that were formally under the Greater Manchester Authority. This is not a recognised authority as such but more a talking shop for the councils to ensure a certain amount of co-operation on policy. AGMA ensures things like transport throughout the region is dealt with in a collaborative manner.

Salford is one of the 10 members of AGMA, along with Manchester.

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The line between Newcastle-GH is very blurry. I think if you cross a bridge on the Tyne (Millennium?) you are in Gateshead.

Its quite blurry if you spend too long in the Bigg market and quayside.

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Its been explained perfectly. There should be no more confusion. Salford is not in Manchester even though some people tried to make it so 39 years ago. I believe Gazza was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and that makes him a Novocastrian!

Gazza was born and raised in Gateshead.

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Salford is not in the City of Manchester. Period.

It is in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which causes the confusion. If the whole of the conurbation that is centred on Manchester had been completely in Lancashire then the new county would have been called South Lancashire, along similar lines as West and South Yorkshire. If West Yorkshire had been called Greater Leeds then you would probably now have threads saying that Bradford was in Leeds.

Greater Manchester still exists as a county, and as a basis for administering the police and fire services.

Which parts weren't in Lancashire?

I don't see why that mattered anyway. It's not like the boundary changes didn't see parts of Lancashire becoming Yorkshire and vice versa...

Merseyside (minus St Helens, plus West Lancs) should have been West Lancs.

Greater Manchester (minus Wigan and Bolton) East Lancs.

Lancashire (minus West Lancs and Chorley) North Lancs.

St Helens, Wigan, Bolton, Chorley, Widnes and Warrington should be Central Lancashire.

Cumbria should combine with the North East to make the Far North of England. North East is small, and this will free up the other NW counties to be their own region, Lancashire.

The rest of Cheshire can go to the West Midlands.

No more confusion with "Manchester". No more confusion with "Lancashire". Everyone wins.

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It's amazing how obsessed Northerners are with counties. It doesn't matter how far back you go, they're the most artificial of constructs. I'm from Warrington: it's a town, you can see its centre and where it becomes suburbs before becoming countryside (to the south at least). Counties are nonsense: whether you consider Warrington to be Lancashire or Cheshire, Blackpool and Chorley are as alien as Sale or Tatton.

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Salford is in Greater Manchester, therefore making it a part of Manchester, get over it. If the club has any commercial nous it'll incorporate Manchester into the club name. Nobody cares about Salford and judging by the attendances they get people from Salford dont care about Salford Rugby League team despite these protestations.

Don't know how you've got the cheek to call other clubs about their attendances.What % of the London population are you drawing down there?

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Salford is mentioned in the doomsday book. Manchester is not. As a born and bred Salfordian I am sick to death of people who don't live in the area telling me I am a Mancunian. I went to school before 1974 and was taught to write my address as Salford 5, Lancashire. That will do me nicely. Young people in Salford don't seem to mind being called Mancunians because of the United/City factor and the fact that they went to school since 1974 and were taught "wrongly" that they are Mancunians. The people of Salford are different to Mancunians.

The Salford hundred was set up by the Normans as one of the historic hundredths of England. Manchester was part of that hundred. It was one of the six hundreds of Lancashire. The enmity between the two goes back at least as far as the first ever battle of the English Civil war in the battle of Salford Bridge in 1642. As an administrative area Greater Manchester no longer exists and Salfordians have never put Manchester in their address as Swintonians do! Hence the name Salford CITY Reds not to confused with the football mad City of Mancunia! A river runs between us!

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