John Gibson: Pinch me, I must be dreaming

WRONG. You'd have got better odds on Hibs to win the Scottish Cup than on Leicester City to win the English league.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 1:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 2:37 pm
Hibs' David Gray lifts the Scottish Cup. Picture: Neil Hanna

Anyway, Hibernian have done it and they’ve made an old man very happy.

First time in 114 years. Never thought it would happen in my lifetime. To say I am ecstatic would be putting it mildly. Very mildly.

Like I say, I truly didn’t expect the Hibees to pull it off in my lifetime. I only wish John Keating, a lifelong pal of mine, was still on the planet to see it happen.

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When it does, one promptly thinks of all the guys one wishes were still on the planet, seeing it happen – not to mention the Famous Five (Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull and Ormond) and, with due respect to their undoubted talent, they were a superior footballing outfit than the chaps who pulled off what we all thought would never happen.

Having said that, I am immensely proud to call myself a Hibby and see it happen.

Not that I am biased, understand. I just happen to be Hibs born and bred, from the heart of sunny Leith.

Proud to be a Leither and call myself a Hibby from way back.

Just call me Gibby the Hibby. And I had adopted the handle long before I ever dared dream of parading down Leith Walk in an open-top bus. Too good to be true, did you say?

If you are a Rangers supporter (and you have no right to be reading this column) I have no sympathy for you whatsoever.

Doon the line the train came puffing, Hibs ten Rangers nuffing.

Having chuntered on, attired in green and white, I have to say it’s great to be alive.