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Friday, November 12, 1999 Published at 10:51 GMT


'Jocks love to beat England'

1984: Scotland's last victory over the old enemy

"Jocks love to beat England" - Football pundit and former Scotland and Liverpool player Alan Hansen.

Battle of Britain
"When England play Scotland at anything, even if it's tiddlywinks, they want to win. That's the way it is and always has been" - Former England and Rangers striker Mark Hateley.

"It put more fire into the belly than any other international" - Norwich manager and former Scotland international Bruce Rioch.

"We've both got a lifeline and it's up to us to take the chance" - England and Aston Villa defender Gareth Southgate.


[ image: Steve Bull (centre) celebrates his Hampden goal]
Steve Bull (centre) celebrates his Hampden goal
"It's very hard luck for both of us that both teams can't go to the finals" - The Queen.

"We won't beat England with bagpipes and claymores. If we beat England we'll do it by cool concentration" - Scotland manager Craig Brown.

"The disadvantage is that we know a lot about each other. Our dirty laundry is out there for everyone to see" - England manager Kevin Keegan.

"In a situation like this where England have stumbled over the last three or four games, Scotland have a chance. A big chance" - Celtic coach and former England winger John Barnes.


[ image: England vs Scotland: Provokes some extreme responses]
England vs Scotland: Provokes some extreme responses
"England have nothing to fear" - England's World Cup final hat-trick scorer Sir Geoff Hurst.

"If you look at the names in both squads then you would have to make England favourites. But favourites can be beaten" - Former Scotland striker Kenny Dalglish.

"You can forget about scoring goals against the likes of Lithuania. England are something different" - Former Scotland midfielder Tommy Gemmell.

"The main thing I remember is how silent Hampden went when I scored" - Former England striker Steve Bull, the last Englishman to score against Scotland at Hampden Park.


[ image: Euro '96: Paul Gascoigne scores against Scotland]
Euro '96: Paul Gascoigne scores against Scotland
"We have a score to settle. We were very hurt by the result on the day. I don't think we deserved to lose the game" - Rangers defender Colin Hendry on Scotland's 2-0 loss to England in Euro '96 - the last time the two sides met.

"Looking back won't get us anywhere" - England captain Alan Shearer.

"The English stole our land. The English robbed us of our oil. The English perpetrated the Highland clearances. And now the English have even pinched Billy Connolly" - Former Scotland captain Gordon Strachan puts the match in perspective.

"It is a fixture which should never have died regardless of what people think. It is a tradition that should never have died" - Football pundit and former Scotland international Andy Gray.



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