St Johnstone succeed Celtic as the dominant force in Scottish football with incredible double

By John McGinley

May 22, 2021

St Johnstone have beaten Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final this afternoon, succeeding Celtic as the dominant force in Scottish football.

For four years Celtic triumphed in every domestic competition, racking up silverware at an unprecedented rate.

The famous Quadruple Treble is an achievement that may never be repeated.

Despite all the talk heading into this campaign being about Celtic’s potential ten-in-a-row or the eventual Rangers’ title win, it’s actually the Perth side who emerge from the season with the most trophies.

They won the Scottish League Cup in February after a 1-0 win over Livingston at Hampden.

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It was Shaun Rooney again on the scoresheet this afternoon as Callum Davidson’s men triumphed against Jack Ross’ Hibs with another 1-0 victory.

It’s a remarkable accomplishment considering their budget and status in comparison to the two big Glasgow clubs and even other sides in Scotland.

I’m confident nobody would have predicted St Johnstone would be double winners when the Scottish football season kicked off.

Callum Davidson has masterminded a double with St Johnstone / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They fully deserve it too. Let’s not forget they knocked out Premiership winners Rangers, who had previously beaten the Bhoys in a massive derby.

Massive congratulations to the McDiarmid Park outfit. Enjoy your success. We’ll be looking to unseat you as champions of both competitions next term.

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