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    Harp on the main stand

    What was the story surrounding the Scottish Cup curse?


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    The story was that the story about a curse was a load of guff.

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    It was a totally made up story about a Gypsy's curse.

    There are other clubs that have similar stories (including Birmingham City)


    But we won the Cup only after Hibs put the badge (with Harp) on the Main Stand... which was quite a coincidence


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith_M View Post
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    It was a totally made up story about a Gypsy's curse.

    There are other clubs that have similar stories (including Birmingham City)


    But we won the Cup only after Hibs put the badge (with Harp) on the Main Stand... which was quite a coincidence

    ...and the Harp was taken down in the early 50's by which time it had been 50 years since we had won it. That harp had been put up in the early 20's, so the last time we won it there wasn't a Harp up there.

    It is huge coincidence that we won the season the Harp went up, though.

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    [QUOTE=Kato;6120370]...and the Harp was taken down in the early 50's by which time it had been 50 years since we had won it. That harp had been put up in the early 20's, so the last time we won it there wasn't a Harp up there.

    It is huge coincidence that we won the season the Harp went up, though.

    Or was it more than simple coincidence?

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    [QUOTE=JohnMcM;6120389]
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    ...and the Harp was taken down in the early 50's by which time it had been 50 years since we had won it. That harp had been put up in the early 20's, so the last time we won it there wasn't a Harp up there.

    It is huge coincidence that we won the season the Harp went up, though.

    Or was it more than simple coincidence?

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    Aye. The myth is way better than whatever the truth might be. Gypsy curse though? Raven On The Wing wouldn't like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernz View Post
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    What was the story surrounding the Scottish Cup curse?
    The story from an Irish point of view

    https://www.irishpost.com/sport/the-...n-broken-90065

    The Harp is back on the wall of the Main Stand the Scottish Cup is in the bag

    Whats not to like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
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    The story was that the story about a curse was a load of guff.
    Nope,

    The hibernian badge containing the harp was put on the west stand (two) and then a couple of months later we won the cup.

    Not guff at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greencore View Post
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    Nope,

    The hibernian badge containing the harp was put on the west stand (two) and then a couple of months later we won the cup.

    Not guff at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greencore View Post
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    Nope,

    The hibernian badge containing the harp was put on the west stand (two) and then a couple of months later we won the cup.

    Not guff at all.


    How many of the other Gypsy's Curses on football clubs are real?

    I definitely believe the Birmingham City one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLYHIBS View Post
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    The story from an Irish point of view

    https://www.irishpost.com/sport/the-...n-broken-90065

    The Harp is back on the wall of the Main Stand the Scottish Cup is in the bag

    Whats not to like?
    Great article, almost in tears. Some American Celtic fud tried to tell me JC nit interested in football. A Celtic supporting friend from Broomhouse used to chide about the harp being taken down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilipinoHibs View Post
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    Great article, almost in tears. Some American Celtic fud tried to tell me JC nit interested in football. A Celtic supporting friend from Broomhouse used to chide about the harp being taken down.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLYHIBS View Post
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    The story from an Irish point of view

    https://www.irishpost.com/sport/the-...n-broken-90065

    The Harp is back on the wall of the Main Stand the Scottish Cup is in the bag

    Whats not to like?
    A super article and rightly sympathetic to Harry Swan. I'm not so sure there was a plethora of tricolours in the Hibs support that day, but a spattering for sure, most flags were green & white and many of the green & white saltire type I like.

    Whatever folks opinions it was a poor show that the harp was missing from the clubs shirt for so long, never mind the stand. It's reappearance at the start of this century was long overdue and made all the better for being part of a badge that represents all of Hibs geography and history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NAE NOOKIE View Post
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    A super article and rightly sympathetic to Harry Swan. I'm not so sure there was a plethora of tricolours in the Hibs support that day, but a spattering for sure, most flags were green & white and many of the green & white saltire type I like.

    Whatever folks opinions it was a poor show that the harp was missing from the clubs shirt for so long, never mind the stand. It's reappearance at the start of this century was long overdue and made all the better for being part of a badge that represents all of Hibs geography and history.
    i'm amazed at how willing some Hibs fans are to regurgitate all the Harry Swan stuff on Facebook pages about Scottish football. There was a recent spate of Harry Swan stuff, he wanted to change the name/colours/blah, blah....

    Glad the harp has it's rightful place on our crest and our stadium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
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    The story was that the story about a curse was a load of guff.
    Not now Kato!

    Sorry always wanted to do that - carry on folks ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkyBergkamp View Post
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    Not now Kato!

    Sorry always wanted to do that - carry on folks ;)


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