As everybody knows, Celtic will be looking to make history in Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against Hearts at Hampden Park.

They will clinch an unprecedented third consecutive domestic treble in a row with a win over the Tynecastle side. That will be justifiably celebrated by all at Celtic Park.

Out to make history in cup

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However, a win would also put right a statistical anomaly that has affected Celtic in the Scottish Cup. The Hoops have never won the Scottish Cup three times in a row.

 

They have come close in the past. They won the cup in 1988 and 1989, but lost the final in 1990. The Hoops also won the cup in 2004 and 2005.

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Chance to right some wrongs

Since then though, the Hoops have not won the cup two years in a row up until now. Now Neil Lennon’s side have a chance to make yet more history.

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It would be a sign of the dominance of this Celtic side if they can achieve something that no Celtic side has ever done before, not even the great Jock Stein sides achieved this.

All the focus before the game will be on the Hoops trying to win the treble. But winning the cup for the third season in a row should not be forgotten about. It deserves almost as much praise as the treble.

 

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