Scottish Cup

Scottish Cup

Aidan Smith: When Dundee wrestled with the two-headed cup-tie and won

OK, let’s get the jokes out of the way: Aberdeen have to go early and Hearts should be allowed to come later. The Dons play a difficult brand of football and I’m not sure it’s suitable for the primetime slots. If they were a film, Aberdeen would be a complex art-house movie, defiantly shunning easy, mainstream crowd-pleasing tricks such as strikers and goals as they seek a more cerebral appreciation of their craft. The manager Derek McInnes isn’t a director, he’s an auteur. Cries of pretentiousness are water off un canard’s dos as he sends out his players with detailed scripts. “That’s a journal,” quipped BT Sport’s Chris Sutton at Easter Road last Tuesday night, as yet more instructions were carried on to the pitch.

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Olivier Ntcham makes it 2-0. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic 2 - 0 Motherwell: Celtic cruise to double treble success

Celtic under Brendan Rodgers have redrawn the parameters of the possible in the Scottish game. Fitting, then, that there were some pretty pictures sketched out at Hampden as they achieved what had proved impossible for the previous 71 seasons in becoming the first team to claim back-to-back trebles.

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