Rugby’s rubbish, I think we can all agree on that one. However, it’s got some good ideas. The ten yards for arguing rule, the mic on the ref, and the six nations in which each year we find out that England aren’t as good as the rest of the British Isles teams. Now football is jumping on the bandwagon (in a way) with The Celtic Cup. Let the BBC explain.
Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have agreed “in principle” to play a series of three biennial “Celtic Cup” tournaments.
An agreement signed on Monday commits the countries to arranging the tournaments on a league basis.
Home and away games will be rotated from one tournament to the next with each team playing three matches in each of the competitions.
There’s someone missing there, those Pot B-ers of international football England. But don’t despair, they might get a chance to prove themselves as good as Northern Ireland in future.
England have not ruled themselves out of the competition.
It had been widely assumed that England would not participate, with the Football Association looking to generate greater income from summer tours and lucrative friendlies.
The summer of 2008 is free, let’s get involved.