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Inside the Divide

One City, Two Teams . . . The Old Firm

Richard Wilson
Barcode 9781847678393

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Release Date: 02/08/2012

Edition: Main
Genre: Sports & Hobbies
Label: Canongate Books
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate Books

One City, Two Teams . The Old Firm. The remarkable inside story of football's greatest rivalry.

Since 1888, Rangers and Celtic football clubs have been locked into an intense and frequently explosive rivalry: Rangers the product of West Scotland's Protestant establishment, Celtic the team founded to raise money for the Catholic underclass of Glasgow.

On 2 January 2010 the two teams met in the Old Firm's New Year Derby, a fixture that had been banned for ten years because of the trouble it brought with it. Richard Wilson puts that game at the centre of a book which delves into the history and widens out to the cultural resonance of the fixture within Scotland. It is a potent mix of close-up observation and big-picture thinking, with insight, understanding and depth.