I can see the current Mrs 91:23 old house on that picture of old Ayresome Park. I moved up here about 15 years ago now and Teesside isnt as bad as its painted by some on here. Like Manchester it has it's bad areas but Boro is a thriving town just as Manchester is. They still have their share of industrial areas up here but 5 minutes away is the North York moors to the south and stunning Northumberland to the north. I just wish they had a decent team up in the PL so that going to a match would only take me 15 mins rather than the 2 or 3 hour journey it takes me to get to the Etihad. For the avoidance of any doubt though...... Manchester will always be home!
Edit. They do like to mention the 8-1 though. Which is fair enough but the conversation doesnt last too long when I ask, 'So how is your trophy haul since then?'
lol , yeah, to be fair i was actually looking at images of Middlesbrough as a place on google images before, and it does look like the council there are making a real effort to improve the place, maybe they've been shamed into action as they've watched other towns and cities gradually improve .... and yes. without doubt the North Yorks moors and Northumberland have some very appealing scenery to take in.