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

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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. on FF

     

     

    This is correct. Most of Celtic’s bad results have been in Europe which is basically an irrelevance. They have lost 1 league game in a year and we are going to need to win a lot of games to get over the line as they will come back strong

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    THEORIGINALSADIESBHOY on 16TH DECEMBER 2020 10:49 PM

     

     

    Yes Bada gave it chapter and verse earlier however the DR came out with this piss below

     

     

     

    It’s believed the kit has been designated for outings during cup competitions and wasn’t worn in the last round against Falkirk as there would have been a colour clash.

  3. SID You have just blown Jim Goodwins cover,Big Thomson is your average Sevco Supporter out off all the retired football players,in Scotland if they haven’t played for Sevco then you can forget about a permanent job at BBC Scotland,and Chrichton that plays for Women’s team you can bet your bottom dollar she will be a follower of the dark side ,that we one on Premier Sports is the sister of Billy Dodds co commentator on BBC Sports says it all ,so if any young person that is thinking of applying for a sports job on BBC Sports Department unless you are a bluenose you can forget about a job in that Horrible place.

  4. sad that aw Shortie can do is lament the loss of thur beluv’d Huns and not Big Up the Buddies for their win…………says it aw really.

     

     

    When we get beat the gloat with glee……………

     

     

    GIRUY!

  5. In all fairness the loss of Dallas was a huge set back, for the Huns.

     

    Not only did Dickinson not give the penalty they are entitled , he actually gave one to the opposition.

     

    Only for the injury Huns win 3-2.

  6. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Well, well. well, The invincibility cloak is not quite invincible then?

     

     

    Time for us to pounce on this. Secure the quad treble and go on a winning run in Dec and just maybe Jan will be interesting

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  7. That was a great finish to a game and is this the start of the bubble busting.

     

     

    Here’s hoping.

     

     

    We need to pile on the pressure and see if they can handle it. JG has told everybody how to play them, double up on the hun right back.

  8. whaurs aw the serious, resolutely determined, kold shower, naysayers an’ Doom-dome doom mongers?

     

     

    must be seeeeek!

     

     

    :)

  9. The Media monkey already had their Blue tainted hands on a Trophy….Erm that not so long ago.. Was an indifference…The Silver Chalice, The First in a glorious season of The Treble of Trebles.. Well goodnight Irene…….

  10. prestonpans bhoys on

    There was desperation on the hun team tonight, used all the subs, look at their faces. Go read Tavhun’s unbelievable comments in their March programme against Hamilton.

     

     

    They were riding on a tide, they know, we know, they are vulnerable

  11. Silver City 1888 on

    I didn’t know they were playing. I saw the score at 9:55 and thought it was the result. If I hadn’t the dog to walk I’d have been on here calling out all the mine shafters and lurkers. That could have got very embarrassing very quickly.

  12. It comes kinda hard…When i hear their voices on the radio…But i know I’m back down the road that leads me to you………9 in a row… miles ahead and begone with them…i’m still back down the road that leads me to you.

  13. pitymevin on 16th December 2020 11:23 pm

     

     

    By the way how right was lubo about a team on top form, but not a top team😁😁😁

     

     

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    Loved reading that from him.

  14. prestonpans bhoys on

    Gerrard says this

     

     

    The Ibrox boss is expecting some flak and believes he should shoulder the blame.

     

     

    Then continues to throw his team under the bus there after, never learns

  15. PRESTONPANS BHOYS on 16TH DECEMBER 2020 10:56 PM

     

    THEORIGINALSADIESBHOY on 16TH DECEMBER 2020 10:49 PM

     

     

     

    Yes Bada gave it chapter and verse earlier however the DR came out with this piss below

     

     

     

     

    It’s believed the kit has been designated for outings during cup competitions and wasn’t worn in the last round against Falkirk as there would have been a colour clash.

     

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    Thanks for the reply. It seemed strange. I’ll hunt back for Bada’s post. Cheers.

  16. McGregor sold another one,not a word said, Craigen was an absolute embarrassment on Premier Sports BTW

  17. Watched a fair bit of hun game…. The thing that struck me most was St mirren getting stuck in….. They more than matched rangers physically… Half the battle

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    THEORIGINALSADIESBHOY on 16TH DECEMBER 2020 11:27 PM

     

     

    Look here👍

     

     

     

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