Happy Cup Final Day
The football ramble was saying how strange to see silverware dished out in December , a mere 3 months after what is usually considered the starting month of September .
But we dont make the rules , we only fall victim to their non enforcement .
And besides you can only win the cup thats put in front of you , or something like that.
So another trip to the national dump aka Hampden it is .
Having collected all three points in their first big game of the week the squad should be going into this one confident . Another little bonus is playing in relatively mild temps compared to the other night . Sure there wont be much time for training in the 60 odd hours between games which leads me to believe we play to our own gameplan and trust our ability to blow them away.
The Cup goalkeeper remains between the sticks , and thats only right .
Back four picks itself , and with the news Puel likes Benkovic being up north at a huge club , that should not change this season .
The Captain made a brief return midweek , and although he would no doubt relish a start in another domestic final , I think the gaffer would be wise to ease him back , think long term. Perhaps a final 30 would be better .
We seen Olly rested midweek , so I think we can say he will start .
Jamesy is clearly the player of the year thus far and a very potent weapon in our arsenal , I think he will start again , with the aim of withdrawing having the game tied up .
Calmac has been quietly efficient in his new deeper lying role , and has a good engine , we should see him start and be replaced by Scott.
Tom played more than 70 minutes which is rare but perhaps a product of a new fitness regime .
He loves a final and loves scoring at Hampden , he will play .
Sinky on the left would be obvious ,,, he has rediscovered a wee bit of form , and could well be unleashed . He will start .
Which leaves Odsonne up front alone probably ,, with Griff just returning I dont think we will see him start so a duo up front seems unlikely . I dont think he is suited to the lone striker at this stage of his career , but as a fantastic talent he deserves to play . I think he needs a partner , but maybe thats just me .
The Dons come into the game sitting a mere 7th in the table and could not follow up their impressive Friday night under the lights win against Lennys Hibbies with another win , and instead sank 3 zip to the Motherwell. The face a tough away game at Ibrox on Wednesday but I dont think that will make much impact to their approach .
MacKay Stevens will aim to have a good game against his former club , and will need shackled.
Niall McGinn will probably play for the Dons , another ex , couldnt cut it in the Hoops and looks to have found his level , he should be out of his depth .
Overall its great to get any silverware on the board no matter what it is , and the fans love a final so its a win win . On the back of a nice victory , why not expect another one .
Score prediction ,,, 3 nil the good guys .
CMON YOU BHOYS IN GREEN !!!