The excitement never stops as seemingly we are due to play Northern Ireland at home in February. I have been heartened by the progress of our cousins across the water in the current Euro Qualifiers however I am less than convinced that the re-opening of Hampden will quake to a full house for this friendly.
And a question can be posed....why not in Belfast? Is it really over 30 years since we played there, qualifying for the 1982 world cup with a fortuitous 0-0 draw. When there Northern Ireland did a might better than us and beat the hosts Spain. Gerry Armstrong was the hero then & as far as I know became a media star.