God Save The Queens

The English FA Cup isn’t the only cup competition to have provided its fair share of shocks. The Scottish Cup has also been full of surprises, with Celtic having already been knocked out at home by Aberdeen, and it was the Dons’ turn to be on the receiving end of a bloody nose yesterday, when they were on the receiving end of a beating after an extraordinary match against First Division side Queen Of The South at Hampden Park yesterday afternoon. Everything seemed to be proceeding very much as per normal with the scores level at 1-1 at half-time, before five goals in eleven minutes at the start of the second half left The Doonhamers as the 4-3 winners, and with a place booked in their first ever Scottish Cup final. They also stand an excellent chance of being Scotland’s representatives in the UEFA Cup next season. Rangers’ 2-0 win at Partick Thistle set up a semi-final match for them against St Johnstone – should they win, their place is already guaranteed in the Champions League next season, leaving Queen Of The South in the UEFA Cup as the Scottish Cup finalists – an exceptional achievement for a club that has not played in the top division of Scottish football since 1964. Queen Of The South were formed in 1919, taking their unique name from a nickname for their...

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