'Scotland's second force', 'if only', Bartley-left-wing-final' - Scottish football reacts to St Johnstone beating Livingston to win Betfred Cup final

Scottish football fans had their say on the Betfred Cup final

St Johnstone fans:

@jamiebeatson: “ANNOUNCE ROONEY FOR SCOTLAND. I remember in 2014 - even when we were two up - never feeling like we were going to see it out. Never felt that way today. Defensively superb, Rooney is just unbelievable up and down the right. Kane brilliant. What a team.”

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@SeanHamSport: “Just having a wee greet to myself. Unreal stuff. Another trophy for St Johnstone. What a team. What a club.”

@stjohnstone1884: “What a day. What a team. What a club. What is love. Unquestionably Scotland's second force.”

@StAnalysis: “Outstanding, just outstanding, so many players you're delighted for getting their hands on the trophy, so many stories there, unfair to focus on just one or two. Incredible first season for Davidson, especially under the circumstances. Hugely excited to see how far he takes us.”

Livingston fans

@EuanRankine: “Got exactly what we deserved! We were outfought from start to finish and nothing went right for us today. Congratulations to @StJohnstone as they were by far the better team. Absolutely gutted.”

@TalkLivi: “Bitterly disappointing performance from Livi this afternoon. We simply didn’t show up for what was a massive opportunity at cup glory. St Johnstone thoroughly deserve the win and we wish them our heart felt congratulations. Devastated.”

@AngusMcGregor11: “We can say all we want about the run of the past few months and what not but there’s no denying that today, that was pathetic.”

@DaveBlackLFC: “No complaints on the day. The Saints deserving of the win. No less proud of this team and the club for getting us to a national cup final. An incredible run and wasn’t to be.”

Scottish football fans

@terracepodcast: “This game will forever be known as the ‘Marvin-Bartley-at-left-wing’ final.”

@SBienkowski: “Domestic trophies won in Scotland over the last four and a half seasons:

Celtic: 12

St Johnstone: 1

Everyone else: 0”

@anthonyabrown: “St Johnstone join Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Hibs as the only clubs in Scotland to have won more than one major trophy in the 21st century. A superb achievement”

@JordanC1107: “Callum Davidson has had a great first season with St Johnstone. You can see by how he speaks and interacts with his players that he’s an intelligent guy. Will be interesting to see how far he can go in management.”

@craigvickers_:Shaun Rooney is just a great example of why your environment can dictate your perception so much as a player! A conventional RB throughout much of his career but thrown into a system that has brought out his best attributes. Now - rightly - being tipped for bigger things.”

@ARedPOV: “We deserve to be nowhere near it, but can’t help but watch on at a cup final like that and think ‘if only’.

@HeartsGoals: “Think I speak for all Scottish football fans out-with the old firm that it’s such a refreshing change seeing anyone bar Celtic or Rangers lifting a trophy. I can reluctantly put up with Hibs winning a trophy every 100 years or so if it means less old firm dominance.”

@jj_bull: “Shaun Rooney was absolutely outstanding there, which is something I didn't really expect to be the standout of the match! Quite a lot to unpack tactically, but in the end, Livingston's GET THE BALL FORWARD NOW NO SOONER NO QUICKER QUICKER QUIIICKKKERRRRRR didn't quite work.”

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