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I’ve always been an advocate for the much-maligned Teesside. It’s a great place to live, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time there over the past four years.
But now something indefensible has emerged. Back in 1995, Middlesbrough FC recorded a song promoting Teesside. Yes, really. It’s called We Are Teesside.
Frankly, a reworked classic would’ve worked better:
Oh, I do like to be beside the Teesside!
Oh, I do like to beside the Tees!
But then, anything would have worked better – or nothing, for that matter.
It’s really quite hard to know what to say about this aural assault. So I won’t say anything… Except that I think Teesside’s come a long way in the last 12 years…