Historic Scottish Cup Finals in 37, 65 and 85 portents for Celtic


Queen’s Park, Rangers (twice) and Aberdeen have all won the Scottish Cup three consecutive seasons, a feat Celtic emulated in last year’s final, coming from behind to beat Hearts 2-1.

Queen’s Park lifted the trophy 10 times in total but five of those wins came in seven seasons, between 1879-80 and 1885-86.  Defeat to eventual winners Dumbarton in the 1883 quarter final was their only reversal in the competition in five years.

Rangers completed their first hat trick in the Cup between seasons 1933-34 and 1935-36.  That run came to an end when Celtic won the Cup in 1937 in the final against Aberdeen, famous for being the highest attended game in European club football ever, 147,365 souls.

Again Rangers won the Cup three times, between seasons 1961-62 and 1963-64, and again Celtic picked up the trophy to end the run in 1965, in what is probably a more famous final against Dunfermline.  THAT header from Billy McNeill and two from Bertie Auld won the Cup for Celtic after seven years without a trophy and gave an indication into what was in store for the Jock Stein era that started two months earlier.

During the early 80s Aberdeen came to Glasgow and regularly bossed the occasion.  They won three successive Scottish Cups, two against Rangers in 1983 and 1984, and one against 10-man Celtic (Gordon, cough) in 1984, before another famous Scottish Cup Final and another Celtic win.

This time, the 100th final.  Dundee United took the lead, before that “piece of history” from Davie Provan and Frank McGarvey’s flying header.  Thousands of us got in for free as police opened the gates in what, incredibly, was a non-ticket game, a practice that ended in disaster four years later at Hillsborough.

Celtic are the first team to win three and then reach a fourth Scottish Cup Final, chasing their 40th success in the tournament.  Opponents, Hearts, hope to win their eighth Scottish Cup.  History calls for both teams, but the rule is clear, since the 19th century, Celtic win the Scottish Cup after any team wins for three successive seasons.  Any portent in a storm.

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  1. prestonpans bhoys on

    Invincible season over. Now remember what Tavhun said last season, they were sailing until the opposition started attacking then.

  2. Interesting to see how Sevco react to defeat.



    Snuff out their midfield and they struggle for cutting edge. Please, please put Soro and Turnbull in there at Ibrox.



    This isn’t a dig at one of my all-time favorite Celts but this isn’t a game for Brown. Put some pace and energy in there, get the three points and watch the pressure really crank up at Ibrox way.

  3. Didnae Even see it but I knew it was News of Goodness.



    Doubts Forever in their Corruptible and Tired minds no doubt…… Don’t Speak…. controlled Press.




    Noone who knows Anything knows getting the Crossmaglen will be Easy.

  4. That result will definitely put a bit of doubt in hun minds. Means they don’t get a lift by winning some early silverware.

  5. Good night for a Toffeetim 💙💙


    Quadruple Treble on


    SEVCO treble Gone 😂🍀💚🍀💚🍀


    Hail hail n NSNO 💚💙💚💙💚💙💚

  6. Jim Goodwin, Lenny was only kiddin when he said you were a lon channey. As Mr Zimmerman said “its all over now baby blue”. The dam has cracked and its all someday else’s fault, nae fat alfie will be the excuse.

  7. have they no suffered enough…..







    ich denke .na niemals





  8. Not just the result that is very pleasing but the possibility, as one or two on here have alluded to, that this might dent their confidence a little.

  9. It has been a while since I looked at sevco media but I may take a sneaky peak tonight….. just for giggles.



    I would have been OK with them having another couple of games to contend with, but no silverware opportunities for them is preferable

  10. Poor Sevco 0/25


    You’ve got to feel for them



    To be fair, they lost Andrew Dallas in the warm up and had no answer to that at such short notice!



  11. Apologies.



    Everyone knows it is going to be hard to get 10 in a row.



    I misspelt.



    Lets not get too Hasty.



    Sevco are going All in on League & Europe.






    Lenny get OE going and it is Party Time.

  12. In what has been an awful season so far, this could be a great week. Quadruple treble and the not-so-invincibles failing to get over the line yet again.