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Annie McGuire Annie McGuire | 12:30 UK time, Thursday, 13 May 2010

End of season's greetings! But what a finish we've got to the season with a Cup Final that should be a genuinely competitive match. There do seem to be people who aren't interested unless there's an Old Firm team involved - but not us here at Sportsound! We've spent the week stalking the every move of Ross County and Dundee United - and on Footloose we've even featured a cup final record from each side. Let's just say if it was the Eurovision Song Contest neither side would win...

On Cup Final days, as is traditional, Your Call will come from within Hampden itself - and I'll be out and about meeting fans round the stadium before the match. If you see me give me a wave! I used to work at Hampden before I came to the BBC so it is always nice to go back and see old friendly faces - and Cup Final day is a bit like Christmas for people in football. The staff of Hampden even used to get the chance to play on the hallowed Hampden turf after the Cup final (normally a crime punishable by death) because it wouldn't be used again for another few months.

As a match I think it will be really entertaining. Dundee United fans are always great value for money - and the amassed ranks of Staggies coming from all over the Highlands will bring something extra special this year. One of the most enjoyable finals for me of recent years was Hearts v Gretna four years ago. The extra time and penalties really ate into Your Call's time, meaning we were only on air for about half an hour - but there was tension right up to the final second. Here's hoping for more of the same this year. Sportsound on Saturday 15 May, as ever, will bring you every kick of the ball.



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