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Looking back on an extraordinary Scottish Cup Final

After a seemingly interminable wait, the long-awaited Scottish Cup final proved to be the most dramatic for nearly three decades. Celtic hoped this final foray into the bizarre 2019/20 season would grant an escape from the grim realities of 2020/21; Hearts chased the reverse, something to show for an otherwise truly miserable campaign. Celtic must […]

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Hearts stun Rangers to progress to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup

Hearts stunned Rangers for the second time this season to knock them out of the Scottish Cup in a gritty encounter at Tynecastle.  Rangers, fresh from their impressive away victory to Braga in the Europa League on Thursday evening, looked a tired and predictable outfit, and Hearts were undoubtedly the better of the two teams […]

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Heart of Midlothian 5-0 Airdrieonians: first win for Stendel as Hearts ease into last 16

After two months and ten games without a victory, Hearts hit five goals past an out-of-sorts Airdrie at Tynecastle to book their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup. The home side showed great confidence going forward, but sloppiness amongst the back line remains: it reflects poorly on the visitors that they couldn’t […]

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Report: Hibs outclass Bonnyrigg Rose with 8-1 win at Tynecastle

It was seventh heaven for Neil Lennon’s Hibs side as they marched past Junior side Bonnyrigg Rose in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle. Braces from Jason Cummings and James Keatings alongside strikes for Lewis Stevenson, Chris Humphrey, Andrew Shinnie and Jordan Forster made Bonnyrigg’s first half penalty for Rose defender Dean […]

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The Big Interview with Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker

Ian Crocker needs no introduction to football fans north or south of the border. Beginning his commentary career 25 years ago, he gradually worked his way up and was involved with Sky Sports from 1992, joining permanently five years later. Nowadays if you’re watching a game on Sky from the Scottish Premiership or a Scotland […]

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Spartans embody everything that is good about Football

Spartans nearly achieved the improbable. Standing on the brink of becoming the first non-league side to progress to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup in nearly fifty years, it was difficult not to become immersed in the story of this year’s competition. The fact they ultimately felt short of that feat should by no means […]