Some of my best friends are Scottish, and the recent round of internationals pointed up an interesting dilemma for the English football fan who likes laughing at Scottish football. Do I:

(a) patronisingly support the plucky Scots in their fight against all the odds to qualify for a tournament, (and end up actually cheering when they score etc), or
(b) hope they get the thrashing they so richly deserve for their bitterness (i.e. give them more respect than is probably due)?

It’s a tricky one.