The Home Internationals would certainly prove to be a welcome return following their lengthy absence, however how likely is it that they will become a regular fixture in an increasingly congested football calendar?
Celtic Park was packed to the rafters as England defeated Scotland 3-1 following an end-to-end action packed match. This friendly encounter captured the imagination much more than the current Euro 2016 qualifying matches and would certainly be a welcome addition to the football calendar.
William Hill are offering 5/1 that the Home Internationals could be reintroduced prior to the end of 2020, something which many fans would warmly welcome.
It is uncertain what format such a competition would take and which nations would be involved, however last night’s game was a credit to the sport and a revival of the tournament would certainly provide some much needed competition to the nations involved.
William Hill also have 25/1 up for grabs should all of the home nations including Ireland qualify for the Euro 2016 finals in France, however 6/4 for three of the sides to qualify would seem more realistic to be honest.
Either way, last night’s clash at Celtic Park has increased calls for the four-nation Home Internationals to be revived following an absence of some thirty years.