Mystery Celtic transfer will be Mr Blobby and Rangers being rotten is a stinking excuse of a strategy – Hotline explosion

The Tartan Army are set to hide behind the couch this Sunday with England setting up a shot at glory at the Euros.

But Scotland fans can’t help but feel the Auld Enemy have been given a leg up with some wild VAR decisions going their way. Tim Gibbons emailed: “Ahead of what could be a truly traumatic weekend for us all, here’s some light relief: Scotland managed to keep both England and Spain from scoring in their last competitive encounters in the UK. Therefore, if we want to be entertained, we’d all be better off watching the tennis on Sunday!”

Alan Lough, Dunbar, said: “We have one team playing the most exciting football this tournament has had the pleasure to watch and the other, who are the most overhyped bunch of drivel, playing football that almost puts you to sleep. We can only hope the former prevails in the end for the sake of everything that is good about football.”

Scott Gowers, Edinburgh, said: “I believe England should adopt a version of a Chrissie Hynde song, VAR in pocket. Credit where credit's due but rules from officials must be adhered to for both teams.”

Brian Duff, Glenrothes, said: “The refereeing at this Euros has been questionable. How could that possibly have been an English penalty while Scotland's Stuart Armstrong assault never even got VAR airtime. No consistency. It’s an absolute joke."

But Andrew Lamb, Fraserburgh, said: “Yet again, despite all the criticism from journalists, former managers, and pundits, England are in a Final. I feel sorry for all these bitter souls who were boasting about buying a Dutch shirt to support the Netherlands. Get over it, England were the better side.”

On the home front, Old Firm fans are squabbling over signings.

Gary Stevenson, Newtonhill, said: “I am still trying to work out who Celtic are trying to sign who is still at the Euros. Seems like they have made a mistake. Instead of looking at Holland's Brian Brobbey they have made a bid for Mr Blobby.”

But Bud Hay, Dumfries, said: “All these Rangers fans on about Celtic signing new players, we will just keep what we have as they have the best team in Scotland.

“Don’t you worry about our signings, all you are getting are unknowns.

Michael Emonds, Northampton, said: “Caller Chris Lowe mentioned low ball offers for players that were already at Celtic, but that’s business. It’s the Ibrox board that’s not fit for purpose with their lowball bids for Chinese steel they’ve already cost his club a potential £6m in lost gate money and hospitality from pre-season friendlies.

“James Bisgrove was the best man at the club for making money, he organised a Glasgow Derby in Australia where they could have earned in 8 days what it takes a full season to earn in Scotland, but their gullible fans were having none of it. I’ll bet he couldn’t wait to escape the mad house.”

While Tam McAllister, Rosemount, said: “As a season ticket holder for over 30 years we once again have to ponder if the board at Celtic are only interested in staying ahead of Rangers and have no aspirations to compete at a decent level in Europe. No signings and millions in the bank and even if they sign Adam Idah and Paulo Bernardo, we’re still worse off than last season with no decent no.1.

“When was the last time Celtic were linked with a big name and actually got him?”