Category Archives: Scottish Cup

Don despair, we’ll be back!
By J Bleasdale |

PRIDE, despair, respect, hope! These are the four words that spring to mind when assessing the Scottish Cup Final that I witnessed my beloved Aberdeen lose at the very end to Celtic. Pride would describe the performance. Aberdeen gave everything they had on Saturday, were the better side for at least 50 minutes that had [Read more]

Scottish Cup Final 2016/17 Preview – Aberdeen v Celtic
By J Bleasdale |

SCOTTISH Football’s main showpiece occasion is just three days away when the best two sides in the country this season, Aberdeen and Celtic, take to the Hampden turf on Saturday in the Scottish Cup Final. This will be the seventh time the two sides have met in the Final, Celtic winning the first three in [Read more]

Scottish Cup Final Throwback: The last time the Cup went to the Granite City
By J Bleasdale |

LAST season, Hibs ended the longest running joke in Scottish Football by ending a 114 year wait for a Scottish Cup triumph. This year, it’s the turn of another one of Scottish Footballs bigger sides outside the Old Firm to end a long hoodoo since they last lifted the famous old trophy. Aberdeen’s famine may [Read more]

How the 1995 Cup win inspired Celtic to greater things
By J Bleasdale |

CELTIC are just 90 minutes from Scottish Football immortality. 46 domestic matches have been played across three competitions, 14 opponents have tried their luck and Brendan Rodgers side are still undefeated in the Scottish season. Even by their standards, and Celtic are miles ahead of the rest of Scottish Football on and off the pitch, [Read more]

Scottish Cup Semi Final Preview
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weekend sees the penultimate stage of Scotland’s most prestigious knockout competition as the Semi Finals of the 2016/17 Scottish Cup take place at Hampden. Fans of Hibernian, Aberdeen, Celtic and Rangers descend on the National Stadium, hoping their club can take the next step to lifting the oldest trophy in British Football (it should [Read more]

Scottish Cup Fifth Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

SIXTEEN teams one dream! Yes, it’s Scottish Cup Fifth Round weekend and the road to Hampden gets ever closer for the eight sides who will advance to the Quarter Finals of the famous old competition. Unlike our spoilt counterparts down south, the national Cup competition means something to the clubs up here and are all [Read more]

Scottish Cup 4th Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

THIS weekend is one of the most anticipated in the Scottish Football calendar as the top flight clubs enter the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. It’s that time of year when lower division clubs dream of pulling off a giant killing act to write their name into Scottish Football folklore, whilst the top clubs [Read more]

Do UEFA Care About Football?
By L Dunsire |

“We care about football” A bold statement indeed, and one that you will often find connected to UEFA. But how much do they REALLY care about football? Many will argue that it is, in fact, money that UEFA care most about it. It wouldn’t really be a surprise, but while they chase the seemingly endless [Read more]

Talbot – Four Games From Europe
By J. Brownlie |

Auchinleck Talbot (Talbot) made history on Saturday 19th November 2011 as they defeated Vale of Leithen 3-1 in the senior Scottish Cup 3rd round, and qualified for the 4th round for the first time in the club’s history. The question now is would they prefer a big club in next round or a tie that [Read more]

Scott Brown vs El Hadji Diouf
By C Adey |

A focus on Scott Brown and El Hadji Diouf during the Old Firms Scottish Cup 5th round clash