St Johnstone

St Johnstone

8 players you forgot have Scottish Cup winners’ medals

Back in the day, cup winners used to be heroes. And if they weren’t one before the game, then they sure were after them. Nowadays, the introduction of 16 and now 18-man matchday squads means there’s places for scarcely used talents to find their way into a special moment of history. So, to celebrate these lucky few, we have picked some of the more obscure Scottish Cup winners from the past few years.

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The 12 best wide midfielders in Scottish football right now

The top 12 wide midfielders currently playing in Scottish football at the moment, as voted by members of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast

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Kenny Miller celebrates his goal alongside Martyn Waghorn. Picture: SNS

St Johnstone 1 - 2 Rangers: Gers end season on a high

It’s not been the season Rangers hoped for but they rounded off an often uninspiring campaign with a win at St Johnstone to provide some hope for the future.

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Niko Kranjcar is back training with the Rangers team following cruciate ligament damage.  Photograph: Craig Williamson/SNS

Rangers’ Nico Kranjcar key to Pedro Caixinha’s plans

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton made many disastrous signings during his tenure at Ibrox but the current incumbent, Pedro Caixinha, insists that Niko Kranjcar should not be counted among their number.

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The achievements are all down to attitude, according to Chris Millar. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Bonus money and pride is secret of Saint Johnstone’s success

This season is coming to an end but, while others stumble over the line, St Johnstone will run at it full pelt.

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has expressed concern about St Johnstone's direct play. Pic: SNS/Roddy Scott

Pedro Caixinha concerned about long-ball St Johnstone

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has told his team to improve when facing “long-ball” experts St Johnstone.

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha promotes a fundraising event in support of the Rangers Charity Foundation's Armed Forces partnership. Picture: SNS

Pedro Caixinha to reveal names of Rangers signings next week

Rangers managers tend to learn fairly early not to provide the media with hostages to fortune but Pedro Caixinha
is a man who marches to the beat of his own drum. Yesterday he claimed that he will announce to reporters next week the names of the new signings he will bring to Ibrox next season while simultaneously identifying those players currently there but who will have no further part to play under his watch.

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St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright continues to work his magic. Pic: SNS/Alan Harvey

Why St Johnstone are Scotland’s answer to Atletico Madrid

They are the team people seem to forget and the team people enjoy patronising, but under Tommy Wright St Johnstone are the real deal, writes Joel Sked.

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Danny Swanson celebrates scoring what proved to be the winning goal against Partick Thistle on Saturday. Picture: Kenny Smith/SNS

Danny Swanson: Why I pretended to be a Hearts fan

Danny Swanson really knows how to fan the flames but he does it with a mischievous grin on his face.

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St Johnstone's Chris Kane celebrates his goal. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

St Johnstone 1 - 0 Hearts: Visitors whipped by Kane

If some Hearts fans were eying next season’s derby matches with some trepidation given their form in the second half of this campaign and the upper hand enjoyed by their capital rivals in the latest cup outings, the fact that they will also have to contend with Danny Swanson in those head-to-heads will do little to alleviate their concerns.

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Rumour Mill: Armstrong to interest English elite | McKay sweats over deal | Lennon to add duo

Stuart Armstrong will have his choice of the best teams in England according to Celtic legend, Barrie McKay is made to sweat on new Rangers deal and Neil Lennon is set to add two to Hibs squad.

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Derek McInnes will have an extra two weeks' preparation. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Aberdeen handed Europa League bye

Aberdeen have been handed a European boost thanks to the domestic failings of Ajax and Manchester United.

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Danny Swanson celebrates scoring from  the penalty spot against Partick Thistle. Picture: SNS.

Tommy Wright sure Saints will cope without Danny Swanson

Tommy Wright insists that 
St Johnstone will handle the loss of top scorer Danny 
Swanson when he leaves for Ladbrokes Championship winners Hibernian.

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Manchester United have been linked with Celtic defender Kieran Tierney. Picture; John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Celtic set for Premier League double signing? | Man Utd keen on Tierney | Caixinha gives Gers star ultimatum

Celtic could be set to sign two players from the Premier League, Man United have joined the hunt for Kieran Tierney and Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has reportedly given Barrie McKay an ultimatum over contract discussions.

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St Johnstone's Danny Swanson celebrates the goal which sent St Johnstone into Europe. Pic: SNS/Kenny Smith

St Johnstone 1 - 0 Partick Thistle: Saints confirm European return

Danny Swanson’s penalty steered St Johnstone to a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle and a place in next season’s Europa League.

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Rumour Mill: Hibs return for cup hero Stokes | Rangers want Well striker | Ferguson’s Caixinha concerns

Anthony Stokes is set to make his Hibs return for a third spell at Easter Road, Rangers want Louis Moult to solve striking issues and Barry Ferguson has expressed fears about the relationship between Caixinha and his players.

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Celtic's two-goal winger Patrick Roberts at full-time. Picture: SNS

Patrick Roberts’ cup decision buoys Celtic as he shows worth

On the eve of Saturday’s game, champions Celtic were given a significant boost concerning their upcoming Scottish Cup final clash with Aberdeen. Patrick Roberts, who had been expected to miss the match due to his involvement in England’s under-20 World Cup squad, would be available to play in the match.

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Brendan Rodgers with Michael Johnston, left, and Anthony Ralston. Photograph: Craig Williamson/SNS

Brendan Rodgers gets teenage kicks in Celtic stroll

This game went exactly to plan for Celtic and manager Brendan Rodgers. With the Scottish Cup final and chance to clinch the treble drawing ever closer, the champions were able to rest a number of first-team stars, hand out a couple of debuts, and still rolled over St Johnstone with devastating ease.

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Dedryck Boyata heads in Celtic's second. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic 4 - 1 St Johnstone: Roberts stars in second-half rout

Patrick Roberts reiterated his desire to play for Celtic with a double in the Hoops’ commanding 4-1 Ladbrokes Premiership home win over St Johnstone.

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