Ever since I met Eski Kanka Jim I've become interested in all sorts of Scottish things. I didn't really ever think that I might become even remotely interested in how Hibernian are going in the Scottish Cup but I've now come to the point where I actually read Hibbee Kanka's reports, rather than just deleting them immediately from my message inbox.
That was a long-winded way to introduce one of the weirder stories coming out of Scotland at the moment. Here's some stuff from the Scotsman.
MORE than two-thirds of Scots will be cheering for the England team during this summer's World Cup finals, according to a survey for the BBC - a statistic described by a leading member of the tartan army as "astonishing".
The ICM survey found that an average of 67 per cent wanted the Auld Enemy to win the cup.
The precise percentage varied marginally according to who England played in the final. It rose to 69 per cent if Sven-Goran Eriksson's side were to end up playing Germany, and fell slightly in the event of England meeting Brazil.
I have to admit that in the olden days when Australia was lucky if FIFA even allowed them a chance of getting to the World Cup, most of my mates would support England, but I thought the Scots were different.
So Scottish Kankas, where do you stand in this great debate?