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The old firm is one of the feistiest rivalries in the United Kingdom without doubt.
The Scottish league which is often criticised for the fact that only Celtic and Rangers win it year on year has not been won by another side since 1984.
What’s unique about the SPL is that there is only ten teams, which means Celtic and Rangers get to play against each other in the league alone four times a year.
There is also a religious tension between the clubs. The teams are split between between roman catholic and protestant followings and Northern Ireland politics usually either Loyalist or Republican.