The 2019/20 Scottish Cup competition could be wrapped up before December, according to a Friday night report from The Telegraph.
The tournament has been indefinitely postponed by the Scottish FA due to the ongoing public health crisis and it seems unlikely to be completed before the traditional end of the season.
However, The Telegraph state there is still a desire to see the semi-finals and final completed, in part because they are money-spinning occasions not just for the clubs but for the SFA too.
It’s said that fixtures could be played out before December, yielding a 2020 winner in advance of the fourth round of next season’s competition.
The European spot traditionally reserved for the eventual winners or runners up will be handed to Aberdeen based on their current league position.
Hearts are due to play Hibernian in one semi-final with Celtic to face off against Aberdeen.
Both matches have the occasion to produce massive crowds, with a final likely being a huge occasion too.
With the news that Neil Lennon’s Bhoys are set to be crowned Scottish Premiership winners too, it means an unbelievable quadruple-treble is still on.
At times during this crisis that has looked unlikely and while there’s still plenty of developments and on the pitch action to go until that achievement is complete, it’s surely something to look forward to for supporters.
There’s not much of that going around these days, so we can allow ourselves to dream a little bit.