Anyone whose had to spend much time in the company of Scottish football journalists and members of the Scottish Parliament could only hope that a "charity" football match between the two groups could end in serious injury, fiasco and with both sides losing. In that last sense, then, it's just like the Iran-Iraq war. Happily, in a story I missed earlier this week, this seems to have been the case. More or less.
A football match between politicians and journalists was called off after tempers boiled over, it has emerged.
John Park, sir, along with the rest of a grateful nation, I salute you.