The Golden Years page in Post Match last Sunday was fascinating as usual, but half way through the piece on Preston North End in the 1938 FA Cup Final, I couldn’t help a slight groan, as I saw the Scottish players described as “from the north side of Hadrian’s Wall”.
Does no-one look at a map these days? Most of Northumberland is north of the wall, as is part of Cumbria. At its greatest extent, the distance from the wall to the Scottish border is something like 70 miles. – Jeff Lewis, Whitefield