Bravo..well said.Most countries, including those that make up the UK and Ireland, like to see England getting humped by anyone in any sport and if they can beat us themselves, even better. As an England fan of football, rugby and cricket I've always found this quite a good postion to be in, much better to have a bit of competition than indifference, sorry Faroe Islanders. As for Scotland, having lived in Dumfries, on the west coast and Aberdeen for seven years I can say that most Scots just have that natural dislike for all things English bred into them. Not all Scots by any stretch but certainly the majority in my opinion and in a lot of cases this dislike is more of a hatred which is responsible for some pretty unsavory opinions. Some of the most bigotted, racist people I have met reside in Scotland, however to them they are just 'proud'. Ask them why they dislike the English so much and you'll get rants about stolen land, religion, broken promises and other jumbled half truths, as they don't really know where it comes from its just what they think. Personally I'll support any of the home nation teams unless they are actually playing England and even then as long as its a good match I'm happy. The country is so small and with such a tangled history its hard to be parochial, not many people know where their ancestors came from before 200 years ago so the chances are by rights you should be supporting someone else alltogether. A lot of Scots wouldn't know what to do if they weren't in the the downtroden, hard done by position they feel they are in. Call it stupidity, small country syndrome or boredom but either way its not likely to change no matter how many polls are carried out.