Scottish Cup Draw Recap
Alloa and Dunfermline are the apparent sides to avoid having already upset Hearts this season and there are plenty of troublesome trips to be made on a cold January afternoon. From their closest Championship chasers to a junior facet that has already shocked one Edinburgh team, an enormous vary of opponents await the Jambos within the second round. But as we stated, we’ll should the minute protection of all 20 ties as they come out the hat proper right here. It may even be reside on YouTube if you don’t fancy either of these. Of course, we still have somewhat bit of a wait to see which one will go through, given Storm Bella brought a halt to play at half time. The Tynecastle side agonisingly misplaced out on penalties to Celtic at Hampden in the rescheduled final of last 12 months’s competition simply eight days ago.
The draw for the 2020/21 Scottish Cup Second Round occurred at Hampden Park this night. The Scottish Cup is broadcast by Premier Sports and BBC Scotland. Premier Sports has the primary 2 picks of Round three and Round four, the quarter-finals as well as first pick of one semi-last and can air the final non-completely. BBC Scotland will broadcast one match per spherical from the primary round and two matches per spherical from the second round to the quarter-finals, in addition to one semi-ultimate and the ultimate. On 11 January 2021, the Scottish FA introduced that competitions beneath the Championship could be suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. The first preliminary round happened on the weekend of 28 November 2020.
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Obviously on paper Celtic are runaway favourites, however they’ve not been a fantastic cup group over the past few seasons, as Morton, St.Mirren and Ross County can show. The 12 Premiership teams will enter in round three, with ties to happen on 30 January. The 863 league appearances he made throughout a 24-yr profession ranks him fourth in the all-time record of video games performed by footballers in England. And an extended run in this competition is significant for teams amid the pandemic as they appear to safe a plum live TV clash.
Along with the 20 winners from the primary spherical, there are 20 new entries at this stage – all 10 teams from League One and the Championship. The draw for the primary spherical took place on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 10am stay on the Scottish Cup YouTube, Facebook & Twitter accounts. The second preliminary spherical took place on the weekend of 12 December 2020. Along with the two winners from the first preliminary round and 22 groups with byes, there were 28 new entries at this stage – 14 from the Highland Football League and 14 from the Lowland Football League.
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All statistics correct as of 23 March 2021.The 2020–21 Scottish Cup is the 136th season of Scotland’s most prestigious football knockout competition. The tournament doesn’t at present have a sponsor, after William Hill’s nine-year partnership with the Scottish FA got here to an finish following the 2019–20 tournament. The ties are scheduled to be performed on the weekend of Saturday April 3/Sunday April four. The magic of the cup continues to be very much alive in Scotland – and the third spherical has thrown up some tasty ties.
Falkirk wish to escape from League One this season with Lee Miller and David McCracken within the dugout, and high the table thus far. Championship half-timers Arbroath are getting used to pulling off shocks under Dick Campbell after climbing the ranks of Scottish football to finish fifth within the Championship final time period. However, the likes of Camelon, Nairn County, Fraserburgh and Cove Rangers were all of the hat and have been handed some blockbuster ties. And it’s a Scottish Cup with a distinction as all ties will be selected the day with conventional replays scrapped amid a jam-packed fixture schedule due to the pandemic. Motherwell will either journey north to tackle Fortmartine or south to face Annan while Livingston will host both Stirling or former manager John McGlynn’s Raith Rovers side. Former Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley’s League Two champions will travel to Ibrox in the last weekend of January.