‘I for one would not rule out a quadruple treble next year,’ David Potter

Scottish Cup Final – Celtic 2 Hearts 1

Well, what can we say about this game? It was, quite simply, one of these many days in which Celtic once again stepped up to the mark and won a game that they had to win.

For a spell things looked grim, but once again we came good taking advantage of the very few slip-ups that a tight Hearts defence made, and once again we have a treble.

It is the treble treble, 39 Scottish Cups and 3 Scottish Cups in a row for the first time. It can only be described as a great day, and the news about Neil Lennon simply put the ice on the cake.

Yet it was not a classic Celtic Cup final. Indeed a strong case could be made out for saying that Hearts deserved at least extra time, but, having said that, other than the goal they scored, they never looked as if they were going to trouble us. Their goal was good, however, from a classy back heel and for a while they were on top, but Celtic never gave up, won a deserved penalty then won the game from the way that Eddy scores best – running on to a ball and kicking the ball once and only once. It was a fine goal and a fitting way to win a Cup final.

I thought Jonny Hayes played well, as did Scott Brown and both central defenders.

Others were less successful today – James Forrest and Tom Rogic come to mind. Mikey Johnston had some fine touches but tended to struggle to get a ball past the Hearts defence on occasion.

However he is well worth his medal, as indeed everyone is, for this was a fine Celtic victory, about which little more needs to be said other than we have now reached Scottish football’s Everest, and I for one would not rule out a quadruple treble next year!

David Potter at Hampden today

I cannot wait. Fixtures will be issued on 21 June, I believe. New faces by that time? In the meantime, as we end the 2018/19 season, God bless everyone, and in particular, the lady who was good enough to take the attached photograph of your celebrating correspondent.

David Potter

Also on The Celtic Star this evening….

Broony reveals Lenny Delight – ‘every single one in that changing room loves him’

Treble Treble Winners – Delighted for Odsonne, Thrilled for Lenny, Chuffed for The Celtic support

And there’s plenty more to come…

French Eddie Bursts the Hearts

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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