Scottish Cup Draw Recap
Alloa and Dunfermline are the apparent sides to avoid having already upset Hearts this season and there are many difficult trips to be made on a chilly January afternoon. From their closest Championship chasers to a junior aspect that has already shocked one Edinburgh team, a vast range of opponents await the Jambos in the second round. But as we mentioned, we’ll should the minute protection of all 20 ties as they come out the hat right right here. It may even be live on YouTube should you don’t fancy either of those. Of course, we nonetheless have somewhat little bit of a wait to see which one will go through, given Storm Bella introduced a halt to play at half time. The Tynecastle side agonisingly lost out on penalties to Celtic at Hampden within the rescheduled last of final year’s competition just eight days ago.
The draw for the 2020/21 Scottish Cup Second Round occurred at Hampden Park this evening. The Scottish Cup is broadcast by Premier Sports and BBC Scotland. Premier Sports has the first 2 picks of Round 3 and Round four, the quarter-finals as well as first decide of 1 semi-last and will air the final non-solely. BBC Scotland will broadcast one match per round from the first round and two matches per spherical from the second round to the quarter-finals, as well as one semi-last and the ultimate. On 11 January 2021, the Scottish FA introduced that competitions below the Championship can be suspended on account of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. The first preliminary round occurred on the weekend of 28 November 2020.
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Obviously on paper Celtic are runaway favourites, however they’ve not been a great cup team over the previous few seasons, as Morton, St.Mirren and Ross County can show. The 12 Premiership teams will enter in spherical three, with ties to take place on 30 January. The 863 league appearances he made across a 24-year profession ranks him fourth in the all-time record of games performed by footballers in England. And an prolonged run on this competitors is significant for groups amid the pandemic as they appear to safe a plum stay TV clash.
Along with the 20 winners from the first round, there are 20 new entries at this stage – all 10 teams from League One and the Championship. The draw for the first round happened on Sunday thirteen December 2020 at 10am live 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 spherical 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.
Why Are Hearts In So Early?
Brora of course have already confronted Capital opposition in the cup this season, taking place to Hibs at Easter Road in the Betfred Cup. But there is little time for Robbie Neilson’s men to dwell on that end result after the second spherical draw paired the Jambos with representatives from both the East of Scotland or Highland Leagues. But after two finals on the spin, few would wager against Robbie Neilson’s men repeating the feat this time round – even when an extra stage must be navigated first. A return to his first club Scunthorpe United would follow in March 2016, spending two years at Glanford Park and main them to the League One play-off last, the place they’d lose to Millwall.
Falkirk wish to escape from League One this season with Lee Miller and David McCracken within the dugout, and high the desk so far. Championship part-timers Arbroath are getting used to pulling off shocks underneath Dick Campbell after climbing the ranks of Scottish soccer to finish fifth within the Championship final time period. However, the likes of Camelon, Nairn County, Fraserburgh and Cove Rangers were all the hat and have been handed some blockbuster ties. And it’s a Scottish Cup with a difference as all ties will be decided on the day with traditional replays scrapped amid a jam-packed fixture schedule because of 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 aspect. Former Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley’s League Two champions will journey to Ibrox within the last weekend of January.