Geordieland is in the north east of England and is widely believed to encompass the areas of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, North & South Tyneside, West Durham & Northumberland which includes Tynedale & Hexham …
The late great Sir Bobby Robson who was born in Durham & one of the greatest North East comedians Bobby Thompson who was born in Penshaw near the City of Sunderland, were both happy and proud to be classed as Geordies.
North Easterners who have migrated to countries all over the world are also still happy to be called “Geordies”, no matter which part of North East England, they originally came from.
What Do You Think?
This ongoing situation poses a few question that obviously require an answer
Are people in the areas in and around Sunderland & Middlesbrough happy to allow a small minority of football supporters to take away their Geordie heritage?
What We Say: 99% of the people from Sunderland, Middlesborough and East Durham used to be content to be classed as Geordies, however in recent times “some people” class a Geordie as being a supporter of a particular Football team, which certainly is not true as we can definitely support local football teams such as, Blyth FC, North Shields FC, Ashington and even South Shields football clubs (to name but a few) without it impacting our Geordie heritage.
Are those north easterners who do not follow the local football teams or even football in general, really happy to be classed as either Mackem’s or Smoggies?
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