The SPFL’s latest announcement is brilliant news for Celtic as it gives The Hoops the chance to make even more history.
The SPFL has finally announced their plans for the continuation of Scottish Cup play from the abbreviated 2020 campaign, making for some exciting news for Celtic fans.
Scottish Premiership secretary Ian Balor confirmed today on BBC Soundsport that the previous campaign’s remaining Scottish Cup games will be completed this year, paving the way for the Hoops to secure an astounding fourth-straight domestic treble.
Thus far in Scottish Cup play, the squad had beaten the likes of Partick, Clyde, and St. Johnstone to a 6-1 aggregate, with a semi-final match remaining at Parkhead against Aberdeen. The other clubs left in Cup play are Hibernian and Hearts, clubs which the Hoops had found success against already this season in league play.
Aberdeen have had a fair run of play thus far in the Cup as well, with matches against Dumbarton, Kilmarnock, and St. Mirren, with a 7-3 aggregate thus far on goals and a stunning extra-time win in the fifth round replay against Kilmarnock that saw five goals netted in extra-time including two for Aberdeen in the final two minutes (a penalty and an own-goal).
With no dates set as of yet, the timing of the remaining matches remains unknown, but if the Hoops are able to secure a fourth straight treble this season it would truly prove their domestic dominance of the 2010s as well as make further their record, as no Scottish team has neared this feat.
This accomplishment would also bring Celtic level with Rangers in terms of the number of domestic trebles won, tying them for the most in all of association football.
The Hoops also obviously stand quite a chance of furthering this even more with the upcoming 2021 campaign and their quest for 10 straight league titles, with another domestic treble being well within their reach.