England v Scotland: More Than A Rivalry

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From the moment England and Scotland first met in 1872, matches between the two sides have always been special.

And 144 years later we’re about to be served up another fascinating slice of the oldest rivalry in international football.

The anticipation is rising ahead of the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifier at Wembley and we’ve been busy speaking to two men who know all about what it means to pull on the national jerseys of the Three Lions and the Tartan Army – Terry Butcher and Ally McCoist.

Back in May 1989 Butcher and McCoist faced a unique situation.

On May 20 they lined-up together as team-mates when Rangers took on Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park.

But just a week later at the same venue they found themselves on opposite sides when England headed north of the border.

In Part 1 of our mini series we look at how both players went from Allies to Enemies

Fast forward 27 years and we’ve got another installment to look forward to. What will this latest encounter mean to the current crop of players?

Here’s Part 2 of our look at a contest that’s More Than A Rivalry…

You know the history and you can feel the passion but how are you calling England v Scotland?

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions currently sit top of Group F after collecting seven points from their opening three games while Scotland are in fourth place following a win, a draw and a defeat.

Click here for the latest England v Scotland odds from the Official Bookmaker of the FA.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.