Fix this narrative, Celtic


Celtic have not beaten either of the Rangerses in a Scottish Cup Final since before the Berlin Wall fell.  Joe Miller’s 1989 winner after the most moaned about throw-in in history is the landmark moment.  We were poor that season yet managed to hold the line at Hampden in the sun.

In the remaining 23 years of Oldco we met and lost to them twice in the Final (1999 and 2002), both by a single goal.  The last seven of these finals, since the epic 4-0 in 1969, were decided by one goal.  With so much on the line, underdogs often find strength.  We have twice lost to Newco at Hampden in the Scottish Cup, both semis and both defeats, despite Celtic being strong favourites, just as we are tomorrow.

Despite being champions, Celtic have an interesting edge to them going into the game.  Their win in the crucial league game between the sides this month was followed by a chorus from the losers that they were heroic in defeat.  That is not how I saw the game, but apparently, we got the edge on a better side that day.

Fix this narrative, Celtic.

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  1. bournesouprecipe on

    Team sheet latest………….. James 🏎️🏎️🏎️💭💭💭Forrest

  2. leftclicktic on

    Just score more than them.


    I’m uncomfortable feeling this confident,but the last time I felt like this was two weeks ago.

  3. bournesouprecipe on




    Not sure the narrative is fixable, so we’ll just have to beat Sevco.

  4. “after the most moaned about throw-in in history”



    Lauded in my case, of course! Was at that game (“Gary gie’s a pass back”) and have used Aitken’s never give up attitude as an example when complaining about player attitude in subsequent decades.



    The league was everything for me this season, so relaxed and confident for this one – it will take Brother Beaton to reach news height of bare faced cheatin’ to turn this one for the hun.

  5. You’d be crazy to predict the result of a cup final , so for me a fairly straightforward 3-0 walk in the park or if the Hun capitulate and starting seeing red who knows when the scoreboard stops ticking over.

  6. Or how about the narrative that tells us that we have not lost a Scottish Cup Final in over twenty years?


    And have won it ten times in that period?


    How about that narrative?


    Or does that not fit with the er narrative?




  7. Prestonpans bhoys on

    Unfortunately a bhoy can’t make the game tomorrow so I’ve got a ticket.



    Only managed to get to two previous Scottish cup finals against the huns, 1977 and the famous 1980. Won both 1:0 , I’ll take that tomorrow !

  8. AIPPLE on 24TH MAY 2024 2:32 PM


    TEXASTIM re: East Coast advantage



    I demand a repost of the article.





    Got lucky, navigating between sites – revenge is a dish best served cold.



    Will be in Lisbon this time next month, following in your footsteps again.

  9. TEXASTIM re: Lisbon.



    I’d go back in a heart beat. Think I mentioned on here before but stepping into the relatively unchanged dressing room really got to me.

  10. ONENIGHTINLISBON on 24TH MAY 2024 2:19 PM


    Civil war amongst the huns if we win….even more than at present.



    The focus is Celtic,our work,our team,our plan and to win.go to it Celtic.




  11. See there’s an article asking if James Forest is Celtics greatest ever player, no disrespect to Jamsie but it sort of got me thinking to John Lennon’s answer when interviewed…


    Q. .John…Do you think Ringo is the best drummer in the world.


    A. What……Ringo isny even the best drummer in The Beatles !😂😂😎



    Good luck ramora bhoys…☘️☘️🏆

  12. onenightinlisbon on

    AN TEARMANN on 24TH MAY 2024 2:51 PM



    I wasn’t suggesting otherwise, just nice to see them implode is it not?

  13. Had a wee look on FF there.HeeHeeHee,really funny.


    “If we lose tomorrow,the Board are certain to back Mr Clemence next season”


    “Eh,FFP,won’t allow that,and we are skint”


    Why dont you go onto your Whatsap with your Timmy mates”



    “What would Sir Walter do tomorrow”



    “What,Yilmaz injured again.He is always injured.Is that all we sign?If he does not play tomorrow,take £4 million for him in the summer”



    “Surely the Board could back the manager,then get paid back if we qualify for the CL” That should take care of FFP”



    “You cant just get rid of all the deadwood.Only ones leaving,are those out of contract.We will still have 70% of the rubbish on the wage bill”


    “They must have agents.If not,there are ways to force them out”


    Sounds like an offer they can’t refuse.Unbelievable on there.Brightens up your life.

  14. Tom McLaughlin on



    We have twice lost to Newco at Hampden in the Scottish Cup, both semis and both defeats, despite Celtic being strong favourites, just as we are tomorrow.


    Are you forgetting our 2-0 and 4-0 thrashings of theRangers in the 2017 & 2018 semi-finals?

  15. HOT SMOKED on 24TH MAY 2024 7:55 AM


    TONTINE TIM on 23RD MAY 2024 9:50 PM


    HOT SMOKED on 23RD MAY 2024 5:53 PM



    `scotch`? Always been a `mince` pie for my generation and i do my best to keep that going :-)



    *no when I was a boy i was a mutton pie ”



    I certainly heard people say ` mutton` but the reason I remember `mince` is that , as a child, I read a children`s book set in England and Bobby Shafto ( ?) spoke of eating two or three mince pies after his Christmas dinner and I was truly surprised !!!



    *just asked Mrs TT about this and she confirmed what I was led to believe that it was a sweet pie of English origin filled with mincemeat, being a mixture of fruit, spices and suet, they are traditionally served during the Christmas season in much of the English-speaking world.



    I remember when I was a dinner hall monitor in the quali they would be served on Christmas dinner day along with a square of tablet, at the end of the dinner hour lots of pies were left over but nae tablet



    Oh and when I told her what you had said she started tae sing “Bobby Shaftoe’s gone to sea silver buckles at his knee he’ll come back and marry me bonnie Bobby Shaftoe” as per usual history was written by the victors

  16. Majestic Hartson on

    Have been thinking about times when we have struggled against them over the last few years and it’s generally when we’ve had 2/3/4 players not performing. If everyone of our players is on form I think we should win easily enough.



    Also t’s often in the midfield that the games won and we have a far superior midfield. 👍

  17. bournesouprecipe on

    “ We would like to wish the new Rangers club every possible success “



    Walter Smith 2012

  18. bigrailroadblues on



    Aye, wonder if that quote will be on his statue 🤔

  19. Tom McLaughlin on

    My first Celtic v Rangers Scottish Cup final was our 4-0 triumph in 1969. I was 15 and it was one of my favourite games of my Celtic-supporting life.

  20. Did someone mention Betty’s Pie earlier?



    Oooo er missus.



    Guys we got this cup in the bag. No sweat.



    I hadadreamcsc



    D. :)

  21. MAJESTIC HARTSON on 24TH MAY 2024 3:58 PM


    Scullybhoy – yes the link is not working but is Alex Rae moaning






    Alex Rae …or “QUARK” is apparently out of contract very shortly. according to the SMS Clement is looking to replace Rae as assistant coach ?



    RAE will be SPITting Mad if he is let go….all he ever does is sit in the dug oot CONSTANTLY SPITTING.


    Hes a Hun Reptile.


    He was a DUD as a Player…as well.




  22. I am so confident of a victory tomorrow that I am beginning to worry that I am not a true Celtic supporter !

  23. bigrailroadblues on

    Well, I’m still a nervous wreck. I wish I could share in the confidence of the majority of our great support. But that hun tnuc beaton will bring his a game tomorrow. Wonder who got his ticket in the crown bar? 🤔

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