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Julian Taylor

The debate has begun ahead of Old Firm derby but a draw between Celtic and Rangers seems the most likely outcome

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Celtic boss Neil Lennon with Rangers counterpart Steven Gerrard

Celtic boss Neil Lennon with Rangers counterpart Steven Gerrard

Celtic boss Neil Lennon with Rangers counterpart Steven Gerrard

The distinctive, rakish bonhomie starts well over a week before the game itself.

Eavesdropping on conversations in one of Glasgow's many agreeable pubs. The subject matter? Need you ask? The first Old Firm showdown of the season. Scotland's midweek success gets flagged up in despatches - but everyone knows what is top billing.

"Stevie G seems to really rate this guy Zungu"… "There are problems with Edouard, but Lenny knows what he's doing." And so it goes.