Boro/Mackem Derby More Passionate Than Celtic/Rangers?
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!