Monday, March 15, 2010

East Fife have a proud history. The glory days may be a distant memory now, but at least we'll always have that.

Four major Cup wins, including becoming the first and only Club outside the top flight of Scottish football to win the Scottish Cup.

It's a record that we've proudly held since 1938. It's come close to being under threat from Gretna (remember them?!!) and Queen of the South in recent seasons, but it's a record that's still intact.

Losing that record would be hard to take. Losing it to one of our biggest rivals would be impossible to take!

So good news for Fife fans everywhere today when Raith Rovers, this year's diddy team to reach the Scottish Cup semis, weren't paired with fellow Division One side Ross County in today's draw but SPL leaders Rangers (or Dundee United).

It's a tough one for me. I detest Rangers with a passion and everything that they and their fans stand for. I would love nothing more than for Dundee United to beat them in their quarter final replay. That said, United may give the Rovers that glimmer of hope of pulling off another Cup shock and reaching the final.

In the other semi, Cetlic will play Hibs or Ross County. Hibs are just so unpredictable away from home that I wouldn't be surprised to see the Highlanders record the shock of the round in their replay and with Celtic having one of their worst teams for years, who knows what that semi might be.

It's frankly a nightmare! Hopefully one that will be sorted out to our satisfaction soon though with a Hibs - Dundee United final.

It would be fitting for fans of both of those sides to get some reward for their team's spirited displays this season and of course, it would let Fife fans the world over sleep that little easier once again.


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