Results tagged “Hampden” from Glasgow Politics
IT WAS the great Bill Shankly who said: "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
After the events of the past few days, it is clear again that the Ayrshire footballing genius called it wrong.
Last weekend, four football teams had nothing other than victory on their minds. The teams in question were Spurs, Celtic, Bolton and Kilmarnock.
But by Sunday night, their priorities had been re-ordered.
THIS week is a big one for football in Glasgow - and for a change the biggest game doesn't involve the Old Firm.
The top match isn't taking place at Ibrox or Celtic Park, but at Hampden. It's the semi-final of the League Cup between Kilmarnock and Ayr United.
I know there is a second semi the next day between Falkirk and Celtic but it's Saturday's game that should really capture the imagination.
These best of footballing enemies rarely meet competitively and so this may be the biggest clash in the history of the two Ayrshire clubs.