Go Away: Leyton Orient

Go Away: Leyton Orient

As cranes tower over the city as far as you can see and luxury apartments are demolished to make way for even more luxury apartments, the centre of London ceases to be a city in its own right, one where people actually live, and instead evolves into a cross between an old boys club and a duty free lounge. But whilst London becomes anywhere, Leyton is very much London.

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Go Away: Tranmere Rovers

Go Away: Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere is located on the Wirral peninsula, which according to the Domesday Book could be found ‘two arrow falls from Chester city walls’. Notably the Book didn’t specify in which direction these arrows should fall though leading us to understand the Wirral as being a peculiarly circular entity not unlike a Mediaeval ring road round Chester.

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Go Away: Rochdale

Go Away: Rochdale

Situated in the dale of the River Roch, it’s not known how Rochdale came by its name. The settlement’s history begins with an entry in the Domesday Book under Recedham Manor, and according to local records weekly markets were initially held in Rochdale from 1250, but they soon found they were missing valuable morning trade and so nowadays they’re held from about 0900.

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Go Away: Barrow AFC

Go Away: Barrow AFC

Barrow is known as Barrow-in-Furness ironically, because it’s actually f***ing freezing. Located on the Furness peninsula in what is now Cumbria, historically Barrow is part of the hundred of Lonsdale – a collection of fifty pairs of cheap trainers. In the Middle Ages the Furness peninsula was controlled by the Cistercian monks of Furness Abbey. The abbey was located in the Vale of Nightshade, named, as you might imagine, after the Duel specialist on Gladiators.

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