Perhaps with Newcastle United and Middlesbrough both relegated, the monopolisation of media coverage of the North East by football in general and Newcastle United in particular might finally come to an end, or at least enjoy a very welcome break.
Note how the BBC didn't bother to mention that Sunderland had stayed up. It was just that Newcastle, especially, had gone down. And when did the national media last report anything about the North East?
Not only is football a matter of supreme indifference to great swathes of both the male and the female population here, but we are actually better at cricket.