David Potter on Celtic’s Scottish Cup Final wins from 2005 to 2020

Over the past few days David Potter has been taking us through the Scottish Cup fairytale for Celtic as 40 times a Celtic Captain lifted the famous old trophy and hopefully it’s Callum McGregor’s turn this afternoon to make it 41 and in doing so compete a World record eighth Treble for Celtic Football Club…

Celtic celebrate winning the Tennants Scottish Cup Final against Dundee United at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Saturday May 28, 2005.Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA.

CELTIC’S SCOTTISH CUP FINAL VICTORIES – Number 33…CELTIC 1-0 DUNDEE UNITED – HAMPDEN, 29 MAY 2005 –  Not for the first time, Celtic fans approached Hampden on this dull, depressing, misty day in a state of depression, and needing to win the Scottish Cup to save a trophyless season. Sunday had been “Black Sunday” when the League had been thrown away at Motherwell.

It was Martin O’Neill’s last game as well, for he had resigned to look after his sick wife. But today Alan Thompson scored early in the game, and it stayed that way even though Chris Sutton missed a penalty and Dundee United almost scored with a terrific shot that went just over the bar near the end.

Celtic fans extend best wishes to Martin O’Neill’s wife Geraldine.

The Celtic team was: Douglas, Agathe, Balde, Varga, McNamara, Petrov, Lennon, Sutton, Thompson (McGeady), Hartson (Valgaeren), Bellamy

Read all about Celtic’s next Scottish Cup Final win on the next page…

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I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

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