Category Archives: Scottish Cup

Scottish Cup Semi Final Preview 2019
By J Bleasdale |

THE penultimate stage of this years William Hill Scottish Cup is just days away, with four sides hoping this weekend isn’t their last trip to Hampden. Fans of Hearts, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Aberdeen and Celtic will descend on the south side of Glasgow confident that their side will reach the Final on 25 May. There’s [Read more]

Scottish Cup 4th Round Preview
By J Bleasdale |

ONE of the most eagerly awaited weekends in Scottish Football is just days away with the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup taking place. Of course, this means the entry of the Premiership clubs (along with Championship sides Ross County, Partick Thistle, Dundee United and Dunfermline) into the competition as the Road To Hampden really [Read more]

Scottish Cup Final Preview – Motherwell v Celtic
By J Bleasdale |

ONE of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the Scottish Football calendar is just days away as Hampden Park gets ready to host the 2018 Scottish Cup Final. Unlike their counterparts down south who devalue their showpiece event by proclaiming a 17th place League finish as a greater achievement than Wembley glory, the Scottish Cup [Read more]

Scottish Cup Semi Final Preview
By J Bleasdale |

NINETY ONE teams have participated in this seasons Scottish Cup, now only four remain as the Road to Glory reaches the penultimate stage this weekend. Fans of Motherwell, Aberdeen, Celtic and Rangers head to Hampden for the Semi Finals, hoping to see their team book a return visit to the National Stadium for the showpiece [Read more]

Why Rugby Park replay could Kill off Dons season
By J Bleasdale |

ABERDEEN’S season is in danger of imploding! Four games without a win, only one goal scored, slipping further behind Rangers in the race for second and now have Hibs loitering just one point behind them having initially been eight in front of Neil Lennon’s men. Throw in an inept home performance against Kilmarnock in the [Read more]

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]