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The Scottish Cup: Celtic’s Favourite Trophy is the story of Celtic’s love affair with football’s oldest prize. The club first won the cup in 1892, an achievement that meant so much to the young side and their struggling, oppressed community. In the years that followed this special trophy became entwined with the club’s identity through many unforgettable moments. Jimmy Quinn scored the first hat-trick in a Scottish Cup final in 1904, there was Patsy Gallacher’s extraordinary goal in 1925, a record attendance when Celtic lifted the cup in 1937, Willie Wallace’s brace of goals en route to Lisbon in 1967, two remarkable comebacks in the 1980s, and Odsonne Edouard’s heroic turnaround in 2019. The book goes beyond the cup finals, recalling the tough games in the early rounds, including the more spectacular encounters with Rangers and Aberdeen. Romance, drama and passion are all bound up in Celtic’s annual quest for the cup, involving great players, from the Sandy McMahon era to the days of Scott Brown.