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    Our bus stopped off at a bowling club for a light refreshment before the game. I'd had a bet on the previous night so checked my phone to see if it had won. It had and the new amount in my account was 333.33. My late mother, a lifelong Hibs fan from Redbraes was born on the 3rd of March 1933, not quite the same as 333.33 but close enough. Now I know everyone looks for their own sign that this was going to be Hibs' year but this HAD to be the ultimate one. I showed my wife, brother and rest of the family and have to say I had to go outside as I got a bit emotional. I managed to get my act together helped by a few medicinal vodkas and we made our way to the game. As we walked up the stairs I thought I'd just go for a pee before the game started. Walked out from the loo to the back row where our seats were just in time to see a ball at the far end roll into the net! The crowd erupted and after a couple of seconds it dawned on me what had happened and I was off again. I sat outside the back of the stand for the next 5 minutes trying to take it in. I hadn't even seen any of my friends or family. When I got back in to my seat, and even when we went behind, there was a different feeling to previous Finals. There was a belief in the supporters. When Stokes scored the equaliser, for the next 10 minutes my wife repeated over and over 3 3 33!....3 3 33!....3 3 33! The people around her must have thought she was mental, but we knew what she was doing. After Sir David's winner she doubled her efforts until the whistle blew signalling a famous victory. We cried then, and there's a tear in my eye even now.
    Crying myself. Prone to such behaviour myself. Life as a Hibs fans does the strangest things to you.


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    I took my 13 year old daughter, it was her first Scottish cup final, although not her first seeing Hibs at Hampden. The first time she ever watched a Hibs game with me was on the tv back in 2007, although she doesn't really remember. Walking up to the ground she asked me what I thought the score would be and I said without a thought, "3-2 for Hibs, in fact I'm putting a bet on for that!" Opened up my SB app and with my last 3 placed the bet.
    Skip to 88 mins and my nerves are being ripped apart, cash out had dropped from 40 to 12 and I'm thinking this is going all the way, cash out now... I did... Talk about bitter sweet, no sooner had I put my phone away... Henderson to deliverrrrr... The rest is history...I was the only person in green the that screamed FAAAAAACK when the ball hit the net 😖
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    Is the book idea that was mooted at the start of this thread going anywhere?

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    I've never read this thread before but if still reqd, we all still have magical moments of that day . precious moments with my youngest son at the end of the match

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    Quote Originally Posted by monktonharp View Post
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    I've never read this thread before but if still reqd, we all still have magical moments of that day . precious moments with my youngest son at the end of the match
    Let's hear it, Wullie

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    Remembrance Sunday makes me think of my own story.

    In February 2016, I was in Northern France, checking up on some family history. On the way there, I stopped off in London to see my oldest son. We watched the first Cup game against Hearts in Quinn's. As one who had never experienced its delights, it was a bizarre feeling watching grown men (including my son) dancing up and down a pub in Camden when the equaliser went in.

    On to France. The main purpose of the trip was to see memorials to two of my great-grandads, both of whom were killed in WW1. One of them doesn't have a marked grave, like so many others; there's "just" a plaque on a wall near Loos.

    The other, who is a paternal great-grandad, and thus a direct link to me, was killed in Dunkirk in August 1918... 3 months before the Armistice, having volunteered for extra service when his regiment was sent home.

    No-one could ever say for sure whether he was a Hibby, but he lived in Leith, and his son turned out one, so it's a fair assumption. I had my scarf with me, which was meant for a trip to Contalmaison ( which didn't happen, another story), so I draped it around the headstone. I had a word with him...." see if you're a Hibby....." etc etc. A few selfies, lots of tears, and that was that.

    I got back on the day of the replay. Wasn't in the mood to go, but my younger son convinced me. Thankfully.

    21st May. We're 2-1 down. I'm contemplating yet another long drive home along the M8....and we get the first of those corners.

    I looked up above the South stand and said "right, great-granda, if you're a Hibby.....".

    Boom.

    Holy ****....this **** works!!!

    So...the next corner..... I lined up:-

    My great granda
    My granda
    My dad's brother
    My mum's brother
    My Australian cousin

    All of them gone, and all Hibbies, but forever now known as my Famous Five.

    They all delivered

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    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
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    Remembrance Sunday makes me think of my own story.

    In February 2016, I was in Northern France, checking up on some family history. On the way there, I stopped off in London to see my oldest son. We watched the first Cup game against Hearts in Quinn's. As one who had never experienced its delights, it was a bizarre feeling watching grown men (including my son) dancing up and down a pub in Camden when the equaliser went in.

    On to France. The main purpose of the trip was to see memorials to two of my great-grandads, both of whom were killed in WW1. One of them doesn't have a marked grave, like so many others; there's "just" a plaque on a wall near Loos.

    The other, who is a paternal great-grandad, and thus a direct link to me, was killed in Dunkirk in August 1918... 3 months before the Armistice, having volunteered for extra service when his regiment was sent home.

    No-one could ever say for sure whether he was a Hibby, but he lived in Leith, and his son turned out one, so it's a fair assumption. I had my scarf with me, which was meant for a trip to Contalmaison ( which didn't happen, another story), so I draped it around the headstone. I had a word with him...." see if you're a Hibby....." etc etc. A few selfies, lots of tears, and that was that.

    I got back on the day of the replay. Wasn't in the mood to go, but my younger son convinced me. Thankfully.

    21st May. We're 2-1 down. I'm contemplating yet another long drive home along the M8....and we get the first of those corners.

    I looked up above the South stand and said "right, great-granda, if you're a Hibby.....".

    Boom.

    Holy ****....this **** works!!!

    So...the next corner..... I lined up:-

    My great granda
    My granda
    My dad's brother
    My mum's brother
    My Australian cousin

    All of them gone, and all Hibbies, but forever now known as my Famous Five.

    They all delivered
    Great story. Love these
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneone73 View Post
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    Let's hear it, Wullie
    Well Drew, I really had a good feeling that we were going to win on that magical day! so much so that I tried like a bear, to entice my oldest boy (aged 42 at the time) up from Wales where he stays , to join with me and my younger boy who is a couple of years younger, to join us. I was so worried, that we could not get tickets. I new I would get one but wanted another 2!! . I contacted John Doolan, and asked if he had one, or even 2 spare tickets. his reply was are you really only asking for 2 Willie ? in his Kirby scouse accent. yes John, if possible I said. he duly obliged.My oldest, could not come up or he did not make the effort, still don't know why! However, I wanted to pay JD for the tickets but he said , now way! these are part of my comps, and they are yours. Diamond!!
    I had 2 class tickets and one of my boys was sitting with me, and we were right next to a few friends of the management team, the managers relatives and just behind John Doolan's bro. when we went behind, 1-2, I was gutted and also like our manager, I had to go to the toilet! when I was coming out of the toilet I heard the roar. I was not aware if we had scored or if that mob had scored but as I got into the concourse a guy with a suit replied to me....yes mate, ye's are back in as he gave me a high five!!!!!!!. what a feeling!. I rushed back to my seat and was a bag of nerves but that was nothing compared to the feeling when we went ahead. I hugged and danced with a young lady on my right hand side, and the more I watched the replays I am sure it was the girl that puts her scarf almost round her head and face which is on many of the replays!!! . when the whistle went, and we'd won the cup I turned emotionally and grabbed my boy Neil with tears in my eyes. he is not in any way emotional upfront like his daft Da, but I am sure he knew exactly how I felt. He then said, yer no gaun doon onto the pitch are ye. I said try stopping me. All I did was run to the edge of the turf and kissed the grass then back to my seat. I apologised to the young lassie on the gate but had to do it. So sad that my oldest son could not make the effort, but I suppose he thought it might be another one of those dissapointments. how wrong he was, and he has now rubbed it in to any Hun fans down his way that he meets. ggtth

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    Been meaning to post on this... just remembered now!

    I drove with a lifelong Hibby, my son and his pal (both Hibbies) and a Cellic fan.

    We left Broughty Ferry about 10.00am and rocked up to Fratelli's Italian in Cambuslang.

    Pre-match nerves aplenty among the group - bar me strangely - with only me confident of a Hibs win. I did predict 6-5 on pens, after 2-2 AET and that I'd be in an ambulance and have missed the magical moment

    At HT, I was sat with the other lifelong fan, I did feel we would rue the missed chances as we had dominated .. however at 1-2 I was still confident we'd win. We were stronger in the midfield and it was starting to show.

    Recall the boy next to me being distraught when we lost the lead - but I assured him we'd be dancing, hugging, kissing at some point and the Hibs would prevail.

    Poor man looked ready to pass out at the thought

    I was sure this was OUR time

    The rest of the game still seems surreal. Despite my confidence, there was always something deep deep inside me that said I wouldn't see the Hibs win the Cup - and I cannot have been alone!

    The added on time was pure hell - but the ecstasy, tears, hugs etc of full-time will never leave me.

    SOL afterwards was a teary, tone-deaf sob-fest

    As we made our way home we were all shattered. I had one pint back in the Royal Arch, Broughty Ferry and got home to watch the highlights .. fearful it was all a dream!

    What a day! WHAT A TEAM!

    GGTTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWasThere2016 View Post
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    I drove with a lifelong Hibby, my son and his pal (both Hibbies) and a Cellic fan.

    We left Broughty Ferry about 10.00am and rocked up to Fratelli's Italian in Cambuslang.

    Pre-match nerves aplenty among the group - bar me strangely - with only me confident of a Hibs win. I did predict 6-5 on pens, after 2-2 AET and that I'd be in an ambulance and have missed the magical moment

    At HT, I was sat with the other lifelong fan, I did feel we would rue the missed chances as we had dominated .. however at 1-2 I was still confident we'd win. We were stronger in the midfield and it was starting to show.

    Recall the boy next to me being distraught when we lost the lead - but I assured him we'd be dancing, hugging, kissing at some point and the Hibs would prevail.

    Poor man looked ready to pass out at the thought

    I was sure this was OUR time

    The rest of the game still seems surreal. Despite my confidence, there was always something deep deep inside me that said I wouldn't see the Hibs win the Cup - and I cannot have been alone!

    The added on time was pure hell - but the ecstasy, tears, hugs etc of full-time will never leave me.

    SOL afterwards was a teary, tone-deaf sob-fest

    As we made our way home we were all shattered. I had one pint back in the Royal Arch, Broughty Ferry and got home to watch the highlights .. fearful it was all a dream!

    What a day! WHAT A TEAM!

    GGTTH
    loved that story. just similar to many, no doubt but still gies me an excuse for a wee personal greet! ggtth

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