Until recent times, the Newco penalty kick win over Celtic in the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-final was the greatest day in the club’s history. They celebrated like it was a Petrofac Cup win all over again. The teams have met twice in Scottish Cup business since, Celtic scored six over the two dates without reply, a merit scarcely recalled among our incredible achievements in recent seasons.
Our subsequent 21 games in the competition brought 21 wins, 20 within the 90 minutes. Hearts and Partick Thistle scored a total of seven goals against us in that period, all the others put together managed to score just twice (Aberdeen and St Mirren getting one each). In the history of spherical objects, Celtic’s domination of the Scottish Cup has never been matched. This is our trophy.