Geography and The GuardianFebruary 24, 2011 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch5 CommentsNot great mates really: Yet to lose Argyle would be a particular sadness. They are the only bastion of league football west of Exeter. Torquay United. previousAction on Smoking and Health: deluded moronsnextWell done to the Royal Bank of Scotland! 5 thoughts on “Geography and The Guardian” dearieme February 24, 2011 at 11:29 am When they stopped calling it The Manchester Guardian, they must have considered calling it The London Guardian – and then decided that that would be redundant. Matthew February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am It might have been the Guardian, but I think more likely the Times that had an article from a journalist saying that one of their first pieces came back from the editors with something like ‘Leeds is only two hours away from where?’ Kay Tie February 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm Hey, at least they got the West bit right. What more do you want from a Guardian writer? DM Andy February 25, 2011 at 7:33 am Surprisingly Torquay is due south, not west of Exeter. However in this case you’re right, both Plainmoor and St.James Park are located in the east of Torquay and Exeter respectively but Plainmoor is ever so slightly further west. According to Google Earth, the centre spot of each ground is. Plainmoor (Torquay) 3°31’25.8″ W St James Park (Exeter) 3°31’16.1″ W As an arcsecond is about 30 metres, Torquay United are indeed located nearly 300 metres further west than Exeter City are. Shame on the Guardian for not calculating it precisely. That’s not to let the Guardian off the hook entirely, Liberty Stadium (Swansea) is at 3°56’04.2″ W WCT February 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm Plymouth, as well, surely. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.