May 13, 2006

Hearts win the Cup


I'm cheating a bit today as this is not my photo, it's taken from BBC Sport, but as it's a huge event for the city of Edinburgh (well, half of it anyway), I thought I'd show a picture of Hearts captain Steven Pressley lifting the Scottish Cup after their victory on penalties against little Gretna (1-1, 4-2 on pens), the second division champions. This is the seventh time Hearts have won the Cup in their history and their first since 1998. Prior to that, they last won the Cup in 1956. Their local rivals Hibs, have been waiting a lot longer as they've not won the Cup in over 100 years. It's also been a good few days for the Scottish national team, winning the Kirin Cup today after a 0-0 draw against Japan. Our 5-1 victory against Bulgaria on Thursday, coupled with today's draw meant Scotland have actually won a Cup!! We might not be going to the World Cup, but there is quiet optimism for the future of Scottish football.

6 comments:

Louise said...

Good idea to borrow a photo today- no doubt a few bottles of whisky will be consumed!

Grant F said...

am sure a few bottles of many things have been flowing! it's not my team, but it's important for the city...and it's been quite a year for Hearts. On their third manager in a year, finished 2nd in the league to be the first team outside of Glasgow to get into the Champions' League and winning the Cup.

Pierre said...

Beautiful portrait!

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