Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One man's dream is another man's nightmare. A scenario now played out after this week's two Scottish Cup replays.

On the one hand it was fantastic to see First Division Ross County dump out Premier side Hibs last night, followed by Dundee United sending one of the bigot brothers back to the dark side of Glasgow with their tales between their legs tonight.

Great for Scottish football, yes. Not so good if you're an East Fife fan. As we explained a few blogs ago, one of the proud records in East Fife's history is to be the only club outside of the top division to win the Scottish Cup.

Our 1938 triumph has been in danger of being matched a couple of times recently, but this season could be the closest we've come to losing the record yet. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if we ended up seeing an all First Division Scottish Cup Final in May. Nightmare!

Ross County are through to face Celtic, as we earlier predicted, and with the Celts being complete gash at the moment, anything is possible for the Highland side.

United now face up against Wraith Rovers in the other semi. Raith have the chance to dump out both sides of Dundee in consecutive rounds and United have been patchy and unpredictable at times this season.

Semi final weekend is going to be a tense day for those of a black and gold persuasion. We'll certainly all be Arabs for the United-Rovers tie.

And if the worse case scenario does happen? Well, Ross County will be AFTN's new adopted side for the final. They're result against Hibs was fantastic and it was great for lower league football fans in Scotland.

Putting our record aside for one monent, it's for nights like that that we all choose to support our local, unfashionable sides. Well done County.

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