Alex Smith, the Falkirk coach, does not want to there to be a split in the Scottish game – but hopes the threat by the Irn-Bru First Division clubs to attempt to join next season's top flight will force change.
You hesitate to use the term 'healthy trade' in connection with Greggs the Bakers, but the Aikenhead Road outlet was certainly doing brisk business yesterday lunchtime as the Hibs fans made their way to Hampden.
Gary Holt still bears a tattoo on his leg in honour of his 1997 Scottish Cup triumph with Kilmarnock, yet the former Scotland midfielder insists it was the reaction of the losing Falkirk fans which left the truly lasting imprint.
Martin Ritchie, the Falkirk chairman, has indicated that his club are prepared to help push for the formation of an SPL2 should the Scottish Football League choose to reject proposals for reconstruction.
Back turned to the pitch, a lone photographer trained his lens on the rear of the main stand at The Falkirk Stadium, seeking clues to a new presence in the directors' box with the manager's position still vacant at the club.
HAVING waited 78 years to reach a semi-final, you might think the Hamilton Academical supporters would be given to patience, but the abuse that rained down on Willie Collum and his officials at full-time suggested otherwise.
IT may not be to everyone's taste, but the tones of Tony Christie will be forever etched on the soul of Lyle Taylor after this season, with yesterday's 4-1 William Hill Scottish Cup win over Forfar Athletic doing little to help.