May 13, 2006
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.
Posted by G Fraser at 19:13