Passions, as we also say a lot, have always run high. Tartan armies bravehearting, St George rampant, broken goalposts and assorted body parts. All these things, combined with a heavy fixture list and English hubris, ended the annual meeting 10 years ago, leaving a sense of frustration that led directly to the Tory debacle in the last election and devolution. Only joking. We think.
Now a little bit of luck, which should not detract from a tremendous Swedish performance, has brought us two games in five days, and great cross-border gaiety. So why not reinstate the fixture, subject to good behaviour today and next Wednesday?
As for the outcome of the titanic tussle, we will follow the excellent counsel of the great Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne: "I never predict anything and I never will do."Reuse content