Since the weekend there has been a lot of discussion on the coverage provided by BBC Scotland.
Coverage on Radio Scotland and Sunday Sportsene was extensive but the biggest outlet was on BBC 1 where Dodds was filling in alongside Liam McLeod providing the commentary.
Like most current commentators McLeod doesn’t really have anything worthwhile to add about the game in front of him but if you want to know which team beat Celtic in the 1922 or 1948 competition he’ll have an answer ready in less time than it takes for Kris Ajer to boot the ball into the Hearts net from the penalty spot.
commentary when we miss vs commentary when we score pic.twitter.com/bRiOZskOIr
— David Currie ? (@thedavidcurrie) December 23, 2020
Constant reminders through the game about Celtic losing two goal leads came to fruition midway through the second half but his crowning, or rowing glory was to come during the penalty shoot-out.
With Craig Gordon in goal he must have had some top stats prepared for Hearts winning the trophy, his exitement when Ryan Christie had his penalty saved was obvious. Should Christie ever miss a penalty for Scotland McLeod might go down a decibel or three.
The contrast with Mikey Johnston’s penalty is amazing, the ball hitting the net is greeted like the loss of a Monarch. It seems that after 12 domestic trophy wins those at BBC Scotland still struggle to cope with the success of the hoops.