John Huntley on Granadaland as a region

I think given how much Liverpool and Manchester hate each other… when I was in the Navy, sailors used to hate the navy, but as soon as they were outside the ship, if anybody said a word about the Navy they were ready to have a fight! I think it did define the region, it did. And as I say, people referred to themselves as being from Granadaland, “I’m from Granadaland.” And given how split the region is, I think it did! I’m from the North East and in a way the North East is more cohesive, smaller, although as a Sunderland supporter I can’t tell you what I think of Newcastle United! But as Liverpool and Manchester are these big, big conurbations with, as I said, this great tension across the motorway, but yes, Granada held the whole thing together.

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