I am sure you have many great Scottish Cup final memories. For me the best was Airdrieonians, twice. My earliest memory of attending a final was the 1975 win, Kenny Dalglish, Paul Wilson and Pat McCluskey. Watched big Billy and Jinky emerge from Hampden with the trophy after the game.
Then, of course, there was that huge final in 1995. Six years without a trophy, Celtic were at their lowest point in decades and had already lost a final to Raith Rovers that season. Beating Airdrieonians in that final is one of the most important victories in Celtic history.
By any measure, apart from Scottish Cups, Hibs are the fifth biggest team in Scotland, yet they haven’t won the Cup in 110 years. Since then the Wright brothers headed to Kitty Hawk and tried to get ‘Flyer’ off the ground for the first time in history and Teddy Rosevelt made history by becoming the first US president to ride in a motor car.
If they can pull a good 90 minutes together today, Hibs might become the first club in Scottish footballs’ rebirth. They have reclaimed thousands of fans in recent weeks and are proof that there is life outside Glasgow.
Good luck to them.
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