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    The moto PERSEVERE, has been very important to our family and my son. He was born with a lifelong health and mobility condition, and has been through many adventures in and out of hospital since he was born. He is 18. He has been through good and bad times with Hibs. The best obviously when we HIBSD it in May. My son was critical last April after having another surgery, (had that many we have lost count). Every member of his medical care team and his Dad and I, constantly used the target of us lifting the going to Hampden and lifting the cup, to aid insist recovery. He, along with myself, had every faith it would happen. He has never lost faith in the prospect of us lifting the Scottish Cup. He even predicted the score, the opposition and the winning goal scorer. To see the look on his face when Sir David and the team came through, was indescribable, especially through my 😢. The fact he has been fortunate to see us lift two cups in his lifetime, in itself is incredible. With many more to come.

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    My son who is coming up for 6 bleeds green and white, and he knows formations etc already. I wouldn't say he got what it means to us Hibs fans to win the Scottish cup but he did know it had been 114 years.

    When Ross County scored I looked at him and he had a tear running down his face. I felt horrible seeing that but being a Hibs fan I thought he will see more than his fare share of heartache. After the league cup final I posted a pic on my Facebook of us and I just said one day son we'll stand together at Hampden and see Hibs lift a cup. I was surprised to receive a PM from Marvin Bartley and all it said was "tell the wee man, we'll have him smiling come may."

    I thanked him for the message and deep down I never thought I'd be heading to another Scottish cup final. But when we went to pens my son cuddled into me and couldn't watch the last pen. The roar meant he knew exactly how it went and his face was such a picture.

    So then it was Scottish cup final day, all the talking we had done about how the game would go stopped. Instead it was very quiet in our car more nerves than anything. The evening news got our pic and Mason was on the BBC 1 national news as well. I thought please don't lose this not now, let us see us win it. We got in took our seat and it was just a see if green and white.

    The first goal I thought was a feeling I'd never feel again, then boom 2-2 and we're right in this again. Mason said dad we are going to win this. My heart sank as I knew if we had lost he'd be a state and so would I being honest.

    But up steps captain marvel Sir David Gray, and BANG.... The roof of Hampden was just about blown clean off, the noise was incredible I've grabbed my boy I feel to my knees and couldn't contain myself. All I could hear is him screaming in my ear YEEEESSSSSSS DADDY, YEEEEEEESSSS!

    After that I couldn't breath, the air seemed to vanish inside the ground and I had to sit down to take this in. It Hibs after all, this could still go to E.T! Then the full time whistle and the hurt from any other final was gone, we'd done it.. We have won the Scottish Cup. I turned to Mason and there he was crying again, this time tears of joy!

    I'm 38 years old, and I'll never feel like I did at those moments when we scored the third and when that whistle went. An incredible thing to see and one that gave me such a close bond to my son.

    Thank you Hibernian, all the heartache we suffered made this so much more special.

    We love you. 💚🇳🇬🏆


    And that's me away again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEWEEMAN View Post
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    The moto PERSEVERE, has been very important to our family and my son. He was born with a lifelong health and mobility condition, and has been through many adventures in and out of hospital since he was born. He is 18. He has been through good and bad times with Hibs. The best obviously when we HIBSD it in May. My son was critical last April after having another surgery, (had that many we have lost count). Every member of his medical care team and his Dad and I, constantly used the target of us lifting the going to Hampden and lifting the cup, to aid insist recovery. He, along with myself, had every faith it would happen. He has never lost faith in the prospect of us lifting the Scottish Cup. He even predicted the score, the opposition and the winning goal scorer. To see the look on his face when Sir David and the team came through, was indescribable, especially through my 😢. The fact he has been fortunate to see us lift two cups in his lifetime, in itself is incredible. With many more to come.

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    I didn't go to the match and I didn't even watch it.
    For too long I'd suffered Hampden final defeats so this time I spent the weekend in a Premier Inn in Central Scotland, hoping that my sacrifice would bring them luck. And it did.
    So you can thank me for the Cup!

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    Made it but only just.

    Hi,

    Brian Gallacher (62)
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    Started the Linlithgow and District (Bo'ness) Hibs SC in 1983 and still one of the organizers.

    Cup final build up included organizing 2 coaches and all that entails, ensuring everyone had got a seat and ticket, everyone knew bus times and booking a pub. Also booking a second pub after the 100 Acres let us down 48 hours before the game.
    Buses turned up on time, no problems getting there, traffic okay, everyone happy, some confident, mostly the younger ones, us older more experienced ones thinking "Ach well maybe one day!"
    Arrive at pub, great wee place put snacks on for us , beer was good atmosphere brilliant and getting better as time for our walk to Hampden got closer.
    14:15hrs last visit to the loos and off we go. Me, my wife, son, daughter, daughter in law and good mate from Swansea(originally Linlithgow).
    Half a mile along the road my pal asks what row we are in and I ask my wife for the tickets. "You've got them" she replies. "Don't wind me up" says I. "I'm not, I don't have them" says she.
    A sudden realization that 4 of our tickets had been left on the bus!!!!!
    I went white and used several expletives, something I never do in front of my family.
    Fortunately I remembered the bus driver had said he was going for a swim whilst the game was on.
    This is where I remember why I love my family.
    Daughter one googles Swimming pools in East end of Glasgow, daughter two googles bus company phone number and gets drivers mobile number. Daughter one phones nearest swimming pool and asks "Do you have a 55 seater bus in your car park" Pool staff say "Yes". Request for tannoy message to get the driver to the office. Tannoy call made and bus driver phones me 10 mins later.
    "Any chance you could get back to the pub ASAP as our tkts are on the bus?"

    He then arrives at 14:50 and drives me to within 300 yards of the ground where I meet up with everyone and we all get in as the game kicks off.
    Special thanks also to my son who had offered me his ticket, my wife for being so calm and sensible, my mate from Wales who had said we could watch it in the pub no problems, and also to an unknown Hibbie who offered my family a spare ticket for nowt just before I arrived at the ground.
    As we got to our seat I KNEW it was our lucky day and what a day and night and weekend we all had.

    Wish my dearly loved dad could have been with us RIP.

    PS driver got a £40 tip from me, well worth every £1

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    What a fantastic story.
    Why on earth did it take you so long to share that with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by linlithgowhibbie View Post
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    Hi,

    Brian Gallacher (62)
    Born Leith
    moved to Linlithgow 1981
    User name Linlithgowhibbie

    Started the Linlithgow and District (Bo'ness) Hibs SC in 1983 and still one of the organizers.

    Cup final build up included organizing 2 coaches and all that entails, ensuring everyone had got a seat and ticket, everyone knew bus times and booking a pub. Also booking a second pub after the 100 Acres let us down 48 hours before the game.
    Buses turned up on time, no problems getting there, traffic okay, everyone happy, some confident, mostly the younger ones, us older more experienced ones thinking "Ach well maybe one day!"
    Arrive at pub, great wee place put snacks on for us , beer was good atmosphere brilliant and getting better as time for our walk to Hampden got closer.
    14:15hrs last visit to the loos and off we go. Me, my wife, son, daughter, daughter in law and good mate from Swansea(originally Linlithgow).
    Half a mile along the road my pal asks what row we are in and I ask my wife for the tickets. "You've got them" she replies. "Don't wind me up" says I. "I'm not, I don't have them" says she.
    A sudden realization that 4 of our tickets had been left on the bus!!!!!
    I went white and used several expletives, something I never do in front of my family.
    Fortunately I remembered the bus driver had said he was going for a swim whilst the game was on.
    This is where I remember why I love my family.
    Daughter one googles Swimming pools in East end of Glasgow, daughter two googles bus company phone number and gets drivers mobile number. Daughter one phones nearest swimming pool and asks "Do you have a 55 seater bus in your car park" Pool staff say "Yes". Request for tannoy message to get the driver to the office. Tannoy call made and bus driver phones me 10 mins later.
    "Any chance you could get back to the pub ASAP as our tkts are on the bus?"

    He then arrives at 14:50 and drives me to within 300 yards of the ground where I meet up with everyone and we all get in as the game kicks off.
    Special thanks also to my son who had offered me his ticket, my wife for being so calm and sensible, my mate from Wales who had said we could watch it in the pub no problems, and also to an unknown Hibbie who offered my family a spare ticket for nowt just before I arrived at the ground.
    As we got to our seat I KNEW it was our lucky day and what a day and night and weekend we all had.

    Wish my dearly loved dad could have been with us RIP.

    PS driver got a £40 tip from me, well worth every £1
    Fabulous

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    Quote Originally Posted by linlithgowhibbie View Post
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    Hi,

    Brian Gallacher (62)
    Born Leith
    moved to Linlithgow 1981
    User name Linlithgowhibbie

    Started the Linlithgow and District (Bo'ness) Hibs SC in 1983 and still one of the organizers.

    Cup final build up included organizing 2 coaches and all that entails, ensuring everyone had got a seat and ticket, everyone knew bus times and booking a pub. Also booking a second pub after the 100 Acres let us down 48 hours before the game.
    Buses turned up on time, no problems getting there, traffic okay, everyone happy, some confident, mostly the younger ones, us older more experienced ones thinking "Ach well maybe one day!"
    Arrive at pub, great wee place put snacks on for us , beer was good atmosphere brilliant and getting better as time for our walk to Hampden got closer.
    14:15hrs last visit to the loos and off we go. Me, my wife, son, daughter, daughter in law and good mate from Swansea(originally Linlithgow).
    Half a mile along the road my pal asks what row we are in and I ask my wife for the tickets. "You've got them" she replies. "Don't wind me up" says I. "I'm not, I don't have them" says she.
    A sudden realization that 4 of our tickets had been left on the bus!!!!!
    I went white and used several expletives, something I never do in front of my family.
    Fortunately I remembered the bus driver had said he was going for a swim whilst the game was on.
    This is where I remember why I love my family.
    Daughter one googles Swimming pools in East end of Glasgow, daughter two googles bus company phone number and gets drivers mobile number. Daughter one phones nearest swimming pool and asks "Do you have a 55 seater bus in your car park" Pool staff say "Yes". Request for tannoy message to get the driver to the office. Tannoy call made and bus driver phones me 10 mins later.
    "Any chance you could get back to the pub ASAP as our tkts are on the bus?"

    He then arrives at 14:50 and drives me to within 300 yards of the ground where I meet up with everyone and we all get in as the game kicks off.
    Special thanks also to my son who had offered me his ticket, my wife for being so calm and sensible, my mate from Wales who had said we could watch it in the pub no problems, and also to an unknown Hibbie who offered my family a spare ticket for nowt just before I arrived at the ground.
    As we got to our seat I KNEW it was our lucky day and what a day and night and weekend we all had.

    Wish my dearly loved dad could have been with us RIP.

    PS driver got a £40 tip from me, well worth every £1
    that's a brilliant story, the wonders of modern technology eh?

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    Missed my first cup final in 44 years

    I moved to Singapore on the 2nd of January. OnSunday the 7th February I met this beautiful woman in a café and weare now an item. After a great day with her, watched the game at Tynecastle on Hibs TV, at 2-0 down I changed into my pajamas. At 2-1 and because of the delayin transmission I got a Whatsapp from a friend when Hanlon equalized. I knew what was coming on the delayed feed! Put my clothes on and went to the corner bar – now past midnight in Singapore but Chinese New Year. Got drunk and sang Hibs songs much to amusement of the locals.

    On cup final day I was in the remote north of the Philippines with my woman. I got the time difference wrong and when I switched on my phone and logged into BBC Sport it was one nil Hibs. We went to bed and I followed the game on my phone. When it went 2-I switched my phone off thinking I am not jinx after all! I woke up at 5am in the morning and switched my phone expecting3-1 or 4-1 to them. I jumped out of bed sang and woke her up, got coffee and watched the goals and celebrations like I do almost every day now. Tears filledmy eyes as they still do. Her family wondered why I was so happy and I told them the story of our 114 year wait and showed them the videos. They immediately declared it a party and we hired a karaoke and I sang 500 miles. Never going to a cup final again but will be back as my middle son bought me a 12thman package for my 60th. Hope it’s against them and I will have 2016 on my shirt or maybe 0 -7. I can die happy now. After the Hearts and Celtic finals and blowing it against Falkirk in the semi I thought that was it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mim View Post
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    What a fantastic story.
    Why on earth did it take you so long to share that with us?
    Didn't quite know how to put it into words

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanFaeClerrie View Post
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    Fabulous

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    Fabulous? I could have killed him!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onceinawhile View Post
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    Fabulous? I could have killed him!!
    There may have been a couple of folk in front of you for that !!!!!

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    Fabulous? It most certainly was not! Always good to have a story to tell I suppose tho...

    (And believe it or not that's the abridged version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingHibs View Post
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    I moved to Singapore on the 2nd of January. OnSunday the 7th February I met this beautiful woman in a café and weare now an item. After a great day with her, watched the game at Tynecastle on Hibs TV, at 2-0 down I changed into my pajamas. At 2-1 and because of the delayin transmission I got a Whatsapp from a friend when Hanlon equalized. I knew what was coming on the delayed feed! Put my clothes on and went to the corner bar – now past midnight in Singapore but Chinese New Year. Got drunk and sang Hibs songs much to amusement of the locals.

    On cup final day I was in the remote north of the Philippines with my woman. I got the time difference wrong and when I switched on my phone and logged into BBC Sport it was one nil Hibs. We went to bed and I followed the game on my phone. When it went 2-I switched my phone off thinking I am not jinx after all! I woke up at 5am in the morning and switched my phone expecting3-1 or 4-1 to them. I jumped out of bed sang and woke her up, got coffee and watched the goals and celebrations like I do almost every day now. Tears filledmy eyes as they still do. Her family wondered why I was so happy and I told them the story of our 114 year wait and showed them the videos. They immediately declared it a party and we hired a karaoke and I sang 500 miles. Never going to a cup final again but will be back as my middle son bought me a 12thman package for my 60th. Hope it’s against them and I will have 2016 on my shirt or maybe 0 -7. I can die happy now. After the Hearts and Celtic finals and blowing it against Falkirk in the semi I thought that was it!
    Great story !

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    Every story is absolutely unique and wonderful to read. Thank you for sharing them.

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