So you end up a typical Scotsman. Prejudiced, Christian (when it suits you,) well-educated, nostalgic, nationalistic, willing to travel, pro-Irish (well they're in the same boat), aggressive, proud, single-minded, occasionally pissed, occasionally singing, not mean (as a nation we are rather generous, you'll find), willing to accept second place too often, expecting to lose, easily embarrased, passionate and football daft, standing there, thousands of us, in Wembley Stadium at the game. England 5 Scotland 1. A nation mourns - member 'at.
Bill Bryden (1977)