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Back in the 1970s, Ernie Winchester played in a Hearts team that couldn't score and couldn't win a trophy.  Photograph: SNS Group

‘Of course Hearts can win the Scottish Cup. Eric and Ernie aren’t playing’

Show me a Hearts fan who thinks their team can win the Scottish Cup and I’ll unmask him as a mad delusional fool who reckons Ernie Winchester was a surer shot in front of goal than the rifle he invented in his spare time… that Laryea Kingston was brave and committed and worth every penny… that 1 January, 1973 would have been different if only Eric Carruthers had scored in the first few minutes.

Despite his success, Celtic fans want a bigger name than Neil Lennon in charge. Picture: SNS


If the Scottish Cup comes Celtic’s way next Saturday to complete a barely believable treble treble, Neil Lennon would be entitled to take immense credit for bringing it home. He won’t, though. His arrival in late February following the rapid exit of Brendan Rodgers came with Celtic firmly on course to clinch an eighth straight title. It also, though, came the week they were gearing up for a Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Easter Road, where Rodgers had never won.

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