Do you find yourself lamenting the breaks between the World Cup and Euros? Do you feel like you're being cheated by not seeing all the best of hack away 'n boot long? Do you think all those flashy, stepovering, backheeling Continental scum are overshadowing the pride, passion and integrity of true footballers?
Well, you're in luck, because Scotland (yes, that Scotland that nearly made it to the Euro Finals!!!!), Wales and the two Irelands, Northern and Republic of, are going to compete in a new biennial tournament called the Celtic Cup, presumably named because that's where most of the players will be contracted at the time of the tournament. While England have ruled themselves out of involvement, this competion will determine which of the old Home Championship sides (minus England, plus the Republic of Ireland) are the least crappy.
Four team Celtic Cup agreed 'in principle'
[Wikipedia, Daily Telegraph]