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The North Will Rise Again

The history of the North of England — from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the neglect of recent decades — has produced a culture at once pragmatic and hopelessly ambitious.

Illustration by Sonia Pulido

On 29 April 1996, Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan gave a legendary post-match interview to Sky Sports. Faced with the prospect of a tense Premier League title race, and responding to claims by Man United manager Alex Ferguson that Newcastle’s next opponents would go easy on them for certain unknown reasons, Keegan launched into a […]

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