Only one team tried to play football at Hampden and that was Celtic

The Scottish mainstream media’s narrative that theRangers dominated the cup final is laughable nonsense…it’s just another false narrative…

As the curtain lowered on the domestic football season the Scottish Cup Final continues to dominate the headlines. Celtic supporters continue to celebrate a well earned and deserved double, while theRangers supporters continue to drown their sorrows in their own excuses.

As regarding the game itself, some Scottish mainstream media outlets have an interesting theory on how it panned out. Celtic were of course worthy winners in a game that could have gone either way. It was to put it bluntly, a poor spectacle of a football match. Both sides were poor, one side set up to negate their opponent as they desperately searched for a way to beat them for the first time this season. Had it worked no-one in their camp would have said a word against those tactics.

READ THIS…Exclusive Photo Gallery from Celtic Legends 4-2 win over Dortmund

And it was up to Celtic to combat that, just like they do when playing Motherwell, or Ross County or St Johnstone. Sometimes these teams get a result against Celtic but not that often. And that’s why theRangers lost.

One mistake from their goalkeeper versus none from Celtic’s. Other than the disallowed goal for the blatant push on Joe Hart, theRangers created nothing.  Neither did Celtic until Paul Bernardo took the midfield war of attrition by the scruff of the net – despite being fouled – to unleash a powerful shot that Jack Butland spilled.  Adam Idah reacted fastest – from an onside position – to win the cup for Celtic with the best attacking move of the game.

Other than that there was a lack of goalmouth action or anything else of note for neutrals to get excited about.

Celtic, as all good sides do took their chance when it was presented with Adam Idah capitalising on the Jack Butland error to score the goal that brought the Scottish cup back home to Paradise.

Despite some opinions that the better side lost, Celtic more than deserved to win the cup. Only those with blue tinted specs would disagree, oh yeah and a certain section of the SMSM.

For example the Daily Record today claimed that theRangers had ‘dominated’ the game in an off the cuff comment in an interview with Cyriel Dessers.

Really? It’s not only laughable, but it’s untrue. A quick check of the stats will tell you that. The Rangers had 11 shots on goal to Celtic’s eight. Both sides had four shots on target, while Celtic had 64% possession to theRangers 36%. If a neutral was looking at the game they’d probably say Celtic shaded the first half and theRangers the second but it was Celtic who found the way to goal and that is what the game is all about.

That’s not dominating the game, it was even if anything. But only one side wanted to play football and that was Celtic, and they got what they deserved by winning the game.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

READ THIS…Clement now knows his place, his tactics to spoil the final almost paid off

About Author

An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. They know how to sink to new depths of disillusionment (is that a word lol) they where the better team.if there was a prize four spoiling tactics definitely so an oap celtic man 3 things had me in of course being their disallowed goal..and their waste of perfectly good smoke bombs of course our winning goal. But the memories flooded back for me to the 1969 final with me as a raw 12 year old .having watched us drub them 4-0 when our brilliant fans sang GO HOME YA HUNS. .as they slithered out of hampden .history repeated itself .with tears in my eyes I called one of my neighbours (a bluenose) to enquire if I could borrow some sandpaper. He said what DIY on a Saturday. I said no. But I’m gonna look ridiculous with this big daft smile on my face all weekend long .he hung up on me HH