You might or could not have observed the robust Scottish presence on talkSPORT.
Alan Brazil, Ally McCoist, Jim White – we even get Sir Rod Stewart on every so often.
In order you possibly can think about, Scotland are the supply of nice enjoyable amongst our presenters.
However for the primary time shortly, 22 years in reality, the Scots had one thing to shout about when Steve Clarke’s males sealed qualification for the postponed Euro 2020, their first main event since 1998.
What’s extra, they’ll go straight into Group D, that means a conflict with England awaits subsequent summer season, wherever the event could also be.
However previous habits die exhausting. Simon Jordan and Danny Murphy couldn’t assist however poke a little bit of enjoyable at Scottish presenter Jim White on Monday’s present.
A surprised White mentioned: “Would you wish to go on document with what you simply advised me? That the England B workforce can be Scotland on the Euros subsequent summer season?”
And Jordan replied: “I believe the Underneath-21s would beat Scotland. Danny mentioned the B workforce however I don’t suppose they’d be required.”
As you possibly can think about, this received just a few nibbles, and a livid Celtic fan phoned as much as remind us that a number of Premier League gamers, the likes of Andy Robertson, John McGinn and Scott McTominay, all play for Scotland.
At that time, the sport was up, and the Englishmen admitted they had been simply on the wind up.
Murphy responded first: “They’re (England) not going to roll them over. They’re aggressive gamers who’ve received high quality.
“However while you have a look at England’s XI in comparison with Scotland’s XI, 9 instances out of ten they need to beat them in the event that they apply themselves correctly.
“It’s the very same method as should you in contrast Liverpool’s workforce to West Brom, 9 instances out of ten they need to beat them.”
Jordan added: “I used to be being a bit bit facetious as a result of Danny began by saying he would put a B workforce out. Jim was tubthumping.
“In fact I respect Scotland and their achievement. I used to be a terrific admirer of Gordon Strachan and the work he did to get the momentum going.
“I believe Steve Clarke has carried out a implausible job.
“However while you’ve received a rabble rouser in Jim White staring you up and making an attempt to divide you in opposition to what your ideas are, you need to be lifelike about it.
“I believe the one factor you’ll take away from Wembley or wherever the sport is performed is a chunk of pitch such as you did in 1977.”