Five players cut from Scotland squad to face England

Five players have been dropped from the Scotland squad as the SFA confirmed the final 24-man group for next month’s clash with England.

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Sunderland would be a good career move for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes. Picture: SNS

Why Derek McInnes should take the Sunderland job if offered

As he walked across the sodden Hampden turf to console and congratulate his players, Derek McInnes tried to put on a brave face. But the dejection, the deflation, the devastation, it was all was discernible.

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Celtic's Kieran Tierney, left, and Patrick Roberts celebrate at full-time. Picture: SNS

Invincible treble as good as it gets for Patrick Roberts

He might be only 20 but Patrick Roberts is already certain winning a treble while remaining unbeaten will be the greatest achievement of his career.

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Tom Rogic scores Celtic's late winner against Aberdeen. Picture: John Devlin

Classic Scottish Cup final settled in a flash

This, make no mistake, will go down as a modern classic. It was different to last year’s intoxicating final in that it was not quite so helter-skelter. Yet the match was every bit as memorable, reaching a crescendo at the same end and in the same corner.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes looks downcast after his side's late Scottish Cup final defeat by Celtic. Picture: SNS

Derek McInnes plays down talk of Aberdeen exit

Derek McInnes has reiterated his level of contentment as Aberdeen manager, insisting it will require “something special” to persuade him to leave the Pittodrie club this summer.

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Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie consoles Ryan Jack at full-time. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie shrugs off Scott Brown antics

An already admirable 
Aberdeen performance was 
distinguished further by the players’ reasoned and sensible reaction to defeat.

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Martin Caceres is a target for Celtic. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Uruguayan ace | Rangers want Mexican trio | Ex-Ger set for return?

Celtic face competition for out-of-contract star; Rangers eye three Mexican players and could ex-Rangers striker be set for an Ibrox return?

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Derek McInnes comforts a tearful Niall McGinn after the game. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Aberdeen will be back next year says proud Derek McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was a man unbowed and unambiguous about his future after his side’s mammoth effort just came up short yesterday.

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Tom Rogic cant hide his emotion after firing home Celtics winner at Hampden in stoppage time. 
Photograph: John Devlin

Tom Rogic delivers his own lightning bolt

A bolt of lightning lit up the sky above Hampden’s East Stand as the ball was played to Tom Rogic. It marked a key moment in what has been an electrifying season for Celtic.

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Dejected Aberdeen pair Ryan Jack and Graeme Shinnie at full time. Pic: SNS/Craig Foy

Graeme Shinnie hails “brilliant” Ryan Jack after final defeat

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie hailed the performance of his predecessor Ryan Jack during the club’s Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic at Hampden.

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Aberdeens sit despondently on the pitch but gave a performance their fans could be proud of. Photograph: SNS

Aberdeen’s Northern Souls stand free

The biggest banner among the fans of the underdogs in last year’s Scottish Cup final urged: “Time for heroes.” Grumbly Aberdeen supporters might have been forgiven yesterday if they unfurled one reading: “Enough Lisbon already.”

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates with the William Hill Scottish Cup. Picture: PA

Brendan Rodgers: Our players have made history

Celtic have earned more sobriquets than silverware on a journey that yesterday ended with an incredibly dramatic Scottish Cup final triumph that allowed Brendan Rodgers’ men to become the country’s first domestically undefeated treble winners.

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Celtic's Mikael Lustig celebrates at full time. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Graeme Shinnie forgives Mikael Lustig for Celtic celebration

Graeme Shinnie said he had forgiven Mikael Lustig after the Swede’s celebrations threatened to boil over into a Hampden set to.

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Tom Rogic winning goal secured the treble for Celtic. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Why scintillating final was fitting end to Celtic’s historic season

The entertaining Scottish Cup final was the perfect ending to Celtic and Brendan Rodgers’ historic season, writes Joel Sked.

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Celtic's Jozo Simunovic and Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes. Pic: SNS/Bill Murray

Five things we learned about Celtic 2 - 1 Aberdeen

Craig Fowler gives his take as Celtic make history by going through the domestic season unbeaten and winning the treble after a 2-1 defeat of Aberdeen in a fantastic Scottish Cup final.

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Jonny Hayes celebrates his opener. Pic: SNS/Bill Murray

Celtic 2 - 1 Aberdeen: How the Aberdeen players rated

Ratings out of ten for each Aberdeen player after another Hampden Park heartbreak.

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Tom Rogic celebrates his late winner which handed Celtic the treble. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 2 - 1 Aberdeen: Celtic complete treble and make history

For only the fourth time in the club’s history, Celtic completed the treble with a late, late win over Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, a win which confirmed their unbeaten domestic season. The first time it has been achieved in the history of Scottish football.

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Jim Hermiston in his pomp as an Aberdeen defender of the early 1970s. Picture: SNS

Interview: Jim Hermiston on Cup glory and an Aussie robber

It is 8am on the far side of the world and Jim Hermiston has just finished hammering a boxer’s punchbag. It’s part of the early-morning fitness routine of this doughty Dons hero of 1970, a formidable opponent on the park and also when he was minding his own business the day a Brisbane shopping mall was the target for an armed raid.

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 Dejection for Aberdeen's Ryan Jack after conceding

Kevin Thomson: Ryan Jack must stay focused to face Celtic

It’s Scottish Cup final day and stripping Ryan Jack of the skipper’s armband is a brave call by Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, right, must outwit Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes to claim a domestic treble. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Just one final step for Celtic to be treble invincibles

Even if you know your history, as Celtic supporters so often proclaim in song, it is not easy to place in context the scale of the potential achievement within the grasp of Brendan Rodgers and his players in the 132nd Scottish Cup Final this afternoon.

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