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What struck me was the intensity to win.

 

I know we can lose but how the hell can we not have that intensity?

 

 

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Even after all these years I still break out in a cold sweat when McCoist goes down in the box near the end. I swear you could hear our whole end give a huge sigh of relief. Considering the penalty that confirmed Celtic cheat,  Willie Column gave for the green erse cheek two years ago, then on another day with another ref, that would probably be given against us. I’m still not sure we’d have had the legs to go another 30mins against them though. 
 

We battled for every ball and blade of grass that day. If I could re live one moment in our history again it would be that day. Goosebumps when thinking back to it. 23 years have flown by. 

Scenes when the whistle blew at full time were just sensational and I’ve never had that feeling at any other game since. 

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been here before

I dip into it occasionally. Still get emotional. Getting goosebumps just typing this.

 

:lol:

 

 

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Tommy Brown

When McCoist scored, the rest of game took an eternity.

I sank in my seat totally drained at the final whistle. Sat and thought, at last, we have finally done it.

Only energy for a broad grin. No mad celebrations. 

 

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thegreatsd

What a day that was. Still remember it well and without a shadow of doubt the greatest day of my life. (Don’t tell the Mrs or kid though!)

Fulton going down in the box and Mickey sinking the penalty and the belief that we were going to win this. Then Adam putting in the second and knowing it was our day. I actually thought at the time he had missed it but bedlam ensued. Like others have said after they pulled one back the game seemed to last forever. I still remember the Mcoist incident and I thought he was celebrating winning the penalty but was actually thumping the ground in annoyance. I said in that moment to my dad “He’s [email protected]@king given it”. My dad assuredly said back “no he’s not. It’s alright”. Thankfully my dad is always right! 
the cheer at the final whistle was as loud as the cheers for the goals. We had done it. Amazing stuff.  

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Salad Fingers

Funnily enough I watched it only last night, the whole BBC programme from ALIR's YouTube channel. I also watched the '96 programme earlier. Despite that result it was still good to watch the build up and reminisce. 

 

It's only now I can appreciate actually how well we played in '98. Rangers battered us at times but we kept our shape and we kept our heads. Highlights, goals aside, are Gilles' save from Amoruso's piledriver and Weir's last ditch block from Porrini right at the death. 

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I just remember not enjoying the majority of the game given our early goal, as I was just sh!iting it and expecting the 'inevitable',    very emotional day!!

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1 hour ago, Tommy Brown said:

When McCoist scored, the rest of game took an eternity.

I sank in my seat totally drained at the final whistle. Sat and thought, at last, we have finally done it.

Only energy for a broad grin. No mad celebrations. 

 

The heat that day was something else aswell, between that and kicking every ball I was exhausted at the end.

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John Findlay
20 minutes ago, rudi must stay said:

Weir scores we win convincingly 

I think you may mean Thomas Flogel with the free header straight at Goram.

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1 hour ago, chester copperpot said:

What struck me was the intensity to win.

 

I know we can lose but how the hell can we not have that intensity?

 

 

I know it was a top side but players just seemed to have a good presence of mind then and a natural drive.  They knew what level of energy to give, when to switch back on and put more urgency back into their game after maybe switching off a bit. 
 

Often talk about this with mates when talking football.  
 

I often think players these days lack that. 

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SectionDJambo
1 hour ago, SMJ_1874 said:

Even after all these years I still break out in a cold sweat when McCoist goes down in the box near the end. I swear you could hear our whole end give a huge sigh of relief. Considering the penalty that confirmed Celtic cheat,  Willie Column gave for the green erse cheek two years ago, then on another day with another ref, that would probably be given against us. I’m still not sure we’d have had the legs to go another 30mins against them though. 
 

We battled for every ball and blade of grass that day. If I could re live one moment in our history again it would be that day. Goosebumps when thinking back to it. 23 years have flown by. 

Scenes when the whistle blew at full time were just sensational and I’ve never had that feeling at any other game since. 

At the 20 year celebration night, Willie Young said he was thinking of giving a penalty to Rangers but his linesman signalled that the foul was outside the box. A decision that we were due after some of the horrific ones given over many years, against us, in big games in Glasgow. A brave decision too, given that the linesman had Rangers fans right behind him.

McCoist was fouled outside the box. It wasn't a penalty.

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Das Viertel Hearts

What a day!!! Got a ticket outside...the high sun...separated from my brother but remember us shaking hands outside after and smiling in disbelief that we had actually won...then the walk back into town through Bridgeton Cross !!! 😃😃😃. Few drinks in Babbitty Bowsters...letting the reality kick in!!! A kind of day that giants dream of!!! 😃

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CF11JamTart
33 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

I think you may mean Thomas Flogel with the free header straight at Goram.

Yup. Could've buried it, and saved all the dramas at the end. 

 

Happiest day though. 

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scott herbertson

Only time I can remember my older brother crying was after the finish - 38 years of watching us win nothing all focussed on that last agonising 5 minutes

 

 

 

 

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Jack Torrance

I couldn't get a ticket. Watched it in the Balmoral with my old man. Then headed for Tynie Arms in time for the homecoming What a day.

 

 

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I remember coming out of the ground and walking back to the bus, and what struck me was how comparatively quiet it was. I met my brother and we shook hands and I thought 'we've won the cup, and nobody really knows what to do!'. The celebration didn't really start in earnest until we were heading back along the M8 and it started to sink in.

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Bull's-eye

Football was good then, you turned up to watch the game, had real bad experiences and real highs.

 

Because of things like pusbook, twatter and JKB, Football can become really Shit for all the wrong reasons. 

 

Memories are great, hold onto them. 

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22 minutes ago, Daktari said:

I remember coming out of the ground and walking back to the bus, and what struck me was how comparatively quiet it was. I met my brother and we shook hands and I thought 'we've won the cup, and nobody really knows what to do!'. The celebration didn't really start in earnest until we were heading back along the M8 and it started to sink in.

 

Witnessed something similar leaving the FA Cup Final with strangely subdued Coventry City fans at Wembley in 1987.

Couple of guys in front of us clearly dumbstruck and had no experience of how to celebrate their team winning a major trophy...... so one of them went into his rucksack, pulled out a packet of Rich Tea biscuits and started handing them out.

 

edit...... I should have been at Hampden that day to watch Hearts beat Dundee Utd in the Scottish Cup final,....... but that shitehouse McGarvey !!!!!

 

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Neil Mccanns Wand

Best day of my life, bar none. 
 

The feeling when Fulton went down in the box, Mickey’s penalty and Adam’s finish. Those are what stay with me to this day. I remember the glorious sunshine and intense heat. However I can honestly say I remember very little, if anything, from the rest of the match.

 

strike that, McCoist going down and the ref pointing to what I thought was the spot!  For those few seconds I truly believed we’d lost it!  
 

That was one hell of a team we had that year

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Neil Mccanns Wand
44 minutes ago, JimmyCant said:

Stefano Salvatori, god rest his soul. What a fecking game he had !!

Was thinking about Stefano today. Saw one of his old sides were playing, Salernitana. 

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Maiden Gorgie

I still have a wee bit of Celtic Park turf from that day, steward just let me through gate for 10 seconds after lap of honour. Great memories

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Konrad von Carstein

*** knows what our coach driver was up to but after the stragglers got to the bus with slabs of Tennents etc he turned some corner and we were literally in the middle of some kind of Orange Walk rehearsal.

Tense 10 minutes or so...

 

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3 hours ago, SectionDJambo said:

At the 20 year celebration night, Willie Young said he was thinking of giving a penalty to Rangers but his linesman signalled that the foul was outside the box. A decision that we were due after some of the horrific ones given over many years, against us, in big games in Glasgow. A brave decision too, given that the linesman had Rangers fans right behind him.

McCoist was fouled outside the box. It wasn't a penalty.


What a wonderful night that 20 year dinner was! Willie Young was a hilarious guest speaker and it was great to rub shoulders with the heroes of ‘98!

I had the pleasure of awarding Stephane Adam the award for goal of the tournament - great memory.

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Mister Dee

Left the house Sat 8am, got home Monday evening -hungover, stinking, & delirious. 
Happiest weekend of my life. 
Thank you Jim Jeffries and the team. 

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Having been at the 88 semi etc I was also a bit subdued in the immediate aftermath of the 98 win although I should have been pogoing with delight. I recall the relief that we'd finally crossed the line in my lifetime. However, my overriding feeling was one of feeling at death's door, as having travelled from Hong Kong for the final and having looked forward to my fave Scottish ales after a long time without, I had peaked too early and had alcohol poisoning from the night or nights before. I was gravely ill the whole cup final day: could barely focus on the game for more than a few minutes at a time and certainly not in the mood for a celebratory drink immediately after. It's a personal shame that on such a great day for the club my main memory is one of being thoroughly sick on the booze. I've never read anyone else say they were feeling rotten that day!

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Ted (Theodore) Logan

I was in a daze for days after the final.

 

It was sad watching that team being dismantled in the seasons that followed. I thought the cup win would be the start of a successful period for the club, where we would be challenging for trophies with the old firm every season, but in reality it was the high water mark of a large wave that finally broke and rolled back into the sea. 

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SectionDJambo
11 hours ago, Thomaso said:


What a wonderful night that 20 year dinner was! Willie Young was a hilarious guest speaker and it was great to rub shoulders with the heroes of ‘98!

I had the pleasure of awarding Stephane Adam the award for goal of the tournament - great memory.

It was a great night and a real pleasure to be able to talk the those guys. 

Real Gorgie Legends.

For fans of my generation, the men who finally gave us our reward for all those years of picking ourselves up after the big disappointments.

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17 hours ago, SectionDJambo said:

At the 20 year celebration night, Willie Young said he was thinking of giving a penalty to Rangers but his linesman signalled that the foul was outside the box. A decision that we were due after some of the horrific ones given over many years, against us, in big games in Glasgow. A brave decision too, given that the linesman had Rangers fans right behind him.

McCoist was fouled outside the box. It wasn't a penalty.

Even when the free-kick was given I was convinced they were going to score. Did Laudrup take the kick? The feeling of relief when it was cleared. That, Flogel's header, the goals and Robbo lifting the Cup are my overriding memories of the day. Plus the weather was absolutely boiling as well.

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5 minutes ago, EagleJambo said:

Even when the free-kick was given I was convinced they were going to score. Did Laudrup take the kick? The feeling of relief when it was cleared. That, Flogel's header, the goals and Robbo lifting the Cup are my overriding memories of the day. Plus the weather was absolutely boiling as well.

Dunno about that free kick, but Amoruso seemed to decide he was the free kick specialist that day. Pleasingly made an arse of them. 

 

And then there's the "Amoruso lets it run..." moment. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, CF11JamTart said:

Dunno about that free kick, but Amoruso seemed to decide he was the free kick specialist that day. Pleasingly made an arse of them. 

 

And then there's the "Amoruso lets it run..." moment. 

 

 


He did thump one on target in the first half - big Gilles pulled off a cracking save! Love the big guy - such a gentleman.

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1 hour ago, CF11JamTart said:

Dunno about that free kick, but Amoruso seemed to decide he was the free kick specialist that day. Pleasingly made an arse of them. 

 

And then there's the "Amoruso lets it run..." moment. 

 

 

The biggest stroke of luck we got for that day was Jorg Albertz getting sent off for violent conduct the week before.

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CF11JamTart
30 minutes ago, Thomaso said:


He did thump one on target in the first half - big Gilles pulled off a cracking save! Love the big guy - such a gentleman.

Fair comment.

 

Gilles had some game. They all did. 

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Went to the toilet after McCoist scored and dragged out the journey too and from as well as the bit in between. 

 

That 13/14 minutes were tortuous but, in the end, well worth it.

 

No pitch invasion, exuberance, attacking Rangers players/fans or breaking goalposts required to improve the experience, either.

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The joy of Cameron sinking the penalty :yas: 

 

Then the realisation that there was still a one there 89 minutes to go :sob:

 

Adam making it two :scenes:

 

McCoist pulling one back :sob:

 

McCoist going down at the edge of the box :cornette_dog:

 

Those final minutes :muggy:

 

Full time :yas: :yas:  :yas:

 

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