Ron Gordon addresses Hibs cup final defeat as he hails club's progress
Hibs chairman Ron Gordon has addressed the club’s Scottish Cup final defeat, admitting that the loss to St Johnstone was a “disappointment”.
The Easter Road side’s executive chairman made the comments in his welcome speech ahead of the club’s virtual Player of the Year event, held on Saturday, May 29.
Martin Boyle was elected the Players’ Player of the Year and the Player of the Year, with Josh Doig scooping the Young Player of the Year prize and Alex Gogic the Goal of the Season award for his strike against Kilmarnock on January 16.
Leah Eddie was voted Women’s Player of the Year while the Moment of the Year was dedicated to the supporters for backing the club through an extraordinary season.
Speaking from his home in the US, Gordon said: “I want to start by thanking everyone at the club for their incredible commitment, dedication, and hard work this year.
"I hope that you can all see that the club is making some great progress across the board. I want to start by thanking the management; Jack and the coaching staff; everyone at HTC; everyone at Easter Road, and all our supporters and partners for all their dedication and support this season.
"Tonight, of course, is about celebrating our football players; our squads, and celebrating what I think has been a terrific season – one that we can all be proud of.
"I know that last Saturday’s result is a disappointment for all of us and is still very recent, and it should be a disappointment.
"But I think when you look at all the thigns that we have accomplished this year we can all be very proud of everything you have done on the pitch to elevate the standard and the flag of Hibernian.
"A semi-final finish in the League Cup, a cup final in the Scottish Cup, a third-place finish in the league, and qualifying for Europe would be considered a successful season any year in the history of Hibs so thank you very much for all your dedication and hard work.
"Most importantly, I think it sets a standard and a foundation on which we can continue to build.”