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Glory glory to the Hibees

By May 21, 2016No Comments

114 years of pain is finally over. Hibernian have won the Scottish cup.

Manager Alan Stubbs and his players have etched their names in history forever as the team to finally land the Scottish cup in 2016 and lay to rest the jokes about 1902.

What a game, it had absolutely everything but, thankfully for the Easter road men, they had Anthony Stokes.

He was, at times, a one man wrecking machine, taking the fight to Rangers on his own, even when it looked as if the hoodoo was about to continue with Mark Warburton’s side 2-1 up heading into the final stages.

Stokes hasn’t exactly set the heather on fire in his loan spell from Celtic but, today he was on fire.
Whether he believes there is still a future for him back at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers is another matter.

Today it was all about Stokes being remembered as a two goal hero who could have scored a hat-trick, maybe more, with all the chances he had.

Full marks to Alan Stubbs, when this game was slipping away from Hibs, he took decisive action with substitutions. Liam Henderson came on and the Easter road outfit continued to believe they could get back into it.

Henderson delivered two brilliant crosses and history was made with goals from Stokes and of all people, captain David Gray.

Alan Stubbs may have had a difficult week suffering the pain of missing out on promotion but when he sits down in a quieter moment, he will realise the enormity of the achievement of winning the cup in his 100th game in charge of the club.

Remember the names, these guys will be dining out for decades to come, on the back of the day they came from behind to defeat Rangers 3-2 at Hampden.

Glory glory to the Hibees!

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