The Scottish Cup: plus ça change

Raymond on The glamour and excitement of preliminary qualifying round of the Scottish Cup

You may (or may not) have noticed that this season’s Scottish Cup has already started. There’s something great about the Cup, particularly if -like me- you’re not a fan of the Old Firm. In fact, the phrase ‘not a fan’ does not do justice to my Old Firm antipathy. I’m more like the opposite of a fan; an ‘unfan’, if you will. For ‘unfans’ of the Old Firm, the best thing about the Cup is that, unlike the League Championship, in which no club from outside Glasgow has triumphed since 1985, it gives us a decent chance of witnessing some other team lifting the trophy.

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