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    Watching the Cup Final in its entirety

    This is the first time I have watched it the full way through since I was there that day.

    Stokes was unbelievable that afternoon. Absolutely unplayable at times. He could have taken 5 goals off Rangers. Terrific stuff.


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    Also - that Gray winner. I can still close my eyes and picture it going in from where I was standing. What a moment.

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    Only watched the first disc Iíve now put on the the final, itís not going good for us right now but think back to that day. Weíll get over this bad run. Last season we pushed for 2nd we all expected the same but it was a hard task to follow

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    Cannae watch it without blubbing like a big bairn

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    However bad things get, nobody can take that day away from us. Yes, weíre struggling at the moment but it would have been some seriously shan times if weíd been beaten that day.

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    I honestly think if stokes effort had gone in instead of crashed off the post we'd have won 4 or 5 nil - and he'd have had a hat trick.

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    The performance from Stokes that day was the best individual performance by any Hibs player in any match in my lifetime (30 years).

    He tore their defence to shreds that day and could easily have scored 2 or 3 more.

    Stokes' part in that final will be spoken about for years to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones28 View Post
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    I honestly think if stokes effort had gone in instead of crashed off the post we'd have won 4 or 5 nil - and he'd have had a hat trick.
    It was 1 all when he hit the post mate
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    Iíll go as far to say as thatís the best individual performance we will ever witness watching Hibs. Just absolutely incredible stuff. He was like a man possessed and walked on to the pitch with the mindset of ďIím not letting us lose todayĒ.

    He will forever be one of the biggest legends in our clubs history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It was 1 all when he hit the post mate
    😂😂

    Pretty much straight from our kick off. Tbf, if we'd taken one of the chances we had before they equalised it might have been a rout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnificent_seven View Post
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    This is the first time I have watched it the full way through since I was there that day.

    Stokes was unbelievable that afternoon. Absolutely unplayable at times. He could have taken 5 goals off Rangers. Terrific stuff.
    One time when I was watching the match I tried counting the number of attempts Stokes had and I think it was about twelve, which was pretty much the same as the entire Sevco team.

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    I honestly think if stokes effort had gone in instead of crashed off the post we'd have won 4 or 5 nil - and he'd have had a hat trick.
    Regardless of how often I watch it, I still can't believe that one doesn't go in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyrie View Post
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    One time when I was watching the match I tried counting the number of attempts Stokes had and I think it was about twelve, which was pretty much the same as the entire Sevco team.


    Regardless of how often I watch it, I still can't believe that one doesn't go in.
    No way rangers created 12 chances! I don't think Logan made a single save the entire game actually.

    Stokes was simply incredible that day.
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    Delighted to see the appreciation for Stokes on here.

    "Time for Heroes".

    Many hibbies had been waiting a lifetime for someone to stand up and be counted when it mattered most.

    He (amongst others) did that, and irrespective of what happens throughout the rest of his career and life we mustn't ever forget that.

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    You canít downplay the part Hendo played either. Where Stokes was fired up and created a ton of chances to change the game, Hendo was cool as a cucumber and made the most of the two that presented themselves. Two corners, two perfect deliveries, two goals. Awesome.


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    Watched it again just to make sure Stokes was as good as I thought

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    I didn't really know what "unplayable" ment until that final. Rangers had absolutely no idea how to cope with him. He could have had 5 or 6 that day. Incredible performance.

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    We had a few 10/10 performances that day. Stokes, Hendo, SDG, McGinn.

    Most of the rest were 9/10. Hanlon, Stevenson, McGeouch, Fyvie, Fonts, Gunnarrson

    McGregor was an 8 for the first goal, Cummings had an off day but his assist for the first was a nice pass and Logan didnít have much to do. Keatings was an effective sub and after he kept getting pesters and comments of ďno team has been successful with a diamondĒ Stubbs quick thinkin* to change formation, take off Cummings and Fonts and go with the formation we were used to despite the drop in form Stubbs got the decisions bang on the button that day.

    We could have played Man City that day and won.


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    With about 12 mins togo(when it looked like Gray was going togo off injured.)

    Was absolutely inspirational from him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    The performance from Stokes that day was the best individual performance by any Hibs player in any match in my lifetime (30 years).

    He tore their defence to shreds that day and could easily have scored 2 or 3 more.

    Stokes' part in that final will be spoken about for years to come.
    Couldnít have said it better myself. He was unplayable that day and given his critics he stepped up to the occasion like nobody else has in my time of watching Hibs to play the most significant part in our greatest moment.

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    We battered Sevco that day, 3 2 actually flattered them. Stokes was absolutely brilliant and should never have to pay for a drink in Leith ever again

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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It was 1 all when he hit the post mate
    Aye but that effort was so good it should have counted as a goal for us and one taken away for them 😃

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    I still stand in nervous anticipation before Henderson delivers the second corner....

    Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthMoroccoStu View Post
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    I still stand in nervous anticipation before Henderson delivers the second corner....

    Anyone else?
    Nope. I'm as calm watching it now as I was at the time.

    On the other hand, it took several seconds before the equaliser sunk in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .Sean. View Post
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    It was 1 all when he hit the post mate
    Aw *****, 4 or 5 1 then? 😂😂

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    My heart and spirit both still fall when Halliday makes it 2-1!! I did think on the day , that that was that and we had blown it again.

    Didnt work out that way , though , did it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK86 View Post
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    My heart and spirit both still fall when Halliday makes it 2-1!! I did think on the day , that that was that and we had blown it again.

    Didnt work out that way , though , did it!!
    I think Hallidayís goal, and his reaction to it, makes the win even more special. In some ways winning it the way we did was more special for me than had it been 4-0 or 5-0.

    My favourite period in the whole match is after Stokesí equaliser. It feels like we are marching towards the hand of fate with only one possible outcome. Iíve never experienced ten minutes of football that can remotely resemble that period and I doubt I ever will again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK86 View Post
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    My heart and spirit both still fall when Halliday makes it 2-1!! I did think on the day , that that was that and we had blown it again.

    Didnt work out that way , though , did it!!
    I love it!! I always cheer and give it the "Halliday has surely won the cup for Sevco!!" commentary!!

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    Tell you what, on the Sky coverage at the start when Stubbs talks about his battle with cancer and the other Hibs fans he's spoken to who were battling it, when he says "if we win then my medal is getting donated" is the single most Hibs class moment I can ever remember.

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    With about 12 mins togo(when it looked like Gray was going togo off injured.)

    Was absolutely inspirational from him!
    He chased back & put in an incredible tackle to win us a throw. The rest, as they say, is history.

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