Boro/Mackem Derby More Passionate Than Celtic/Rangers?

Last updated : 30 December 2008 By Boro Mad
Scottish football has long been a two-horse race, and arguably the most boring league in world football.

But even the Jocks seem bored to death with it ... if this week is anything to go by.

Former Hearts skipper Steven Pressley insists the Edinburgh derby, Hearts v Hibs, has eclipsed its Glaswegian counterpart for excitement in recent years.

The Old Firm clash at Ibrox on Saturday, in which Celtic won 1-0 thanks to a Scott McDonald goal, was heavily criticised for the poor quality of play from both sides amid a less passionate than usual atmosphere.

This Saturday sees Edinburgh get its chance to host its biggest football fixture when Hibernian travel across the capital to Tynecastle.

Pressley: "The Old Firm games carry a huge level of intensity but in terms of a football spectacle, I think the Edinburgh derby has been more exciting."

So now you know!