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  1. Shush! I get its not a team fondly remembered - hoping someone is a collector and is just keen. The Semi- Final was a great comeback at least.
  2. Hi everyone. I am lucky to have been given a framed and signed Hibs top from the 2013 Scottish Cup final. This was donated by the club, as I am looking to raise funds for a local brass band. The Dalkeith and Monktonhall Brass Band rehearse in Prestonpans, and have a history tied to both the Dalkeith Burgh band and the Monktonhall ‘pit’ band. Until the 80s/90s (and the closure of coal pits), Brass bands were synonymous with miners and predominantly based in mining towns. In March, Dalkeith and Monktonahall placed second in the 1st Section Scottish Championships, and have as a result been promoted to the top ‘league’ of banding for the first time in ten years, as well as being invited to represent Scotland at the British Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham in September. The band is made up of amateur musicians who all pay an annual subscription to help with the running of the band – rehearsal space, heating, electricity, conductors fees, instruments, music, insurance etc. We perform concerts throughout the year and also help at local community gala days. It will cost the band around £10,000 to go to Cheltenham and the players will be asked to help with a lot of this cost. We are also trying to fundraise as much as we can. That brings me to the signed Hibs top. I know it may not be too desirable as we lost the final, but at least it wasn’t from 2012! I am hoping there is maybe a collector out there who would like to have it – it really is presented quite nicely. I am holding a silent auction for it. If you are interested in bidding and helping out a local band and charity – that would be great. I do have a ‘reserve’ on it, and if that isn’t met it will be entered into a wider raffle including other prizes like overnight stays at Archerfield and a fourball at Duddingston Golf course. If you want to bid please send me a direct message with your name and bid, and I will post in here when the deadline of 31st May is over. Hopefully we make the reserve and someone gets what is a great collectors item as a Hibs fan!
  3. Thanks everyone. Don’t post here often but read a lot and it’s nice to share good news - a lot of the posts in this thread have been great help over the pregnancy. wife in till tomorrow so I’m off for a beer with my dad and brothers and a few pals to wet the baby’s head.
  4. Baby Hughie born last night the 22.2.22 via emergency c section after 15 hours of labour. Everyone well and I’m in love. 7lbs 12.
  5. Waters broke at midnight last night. Came into hospital this morning around 11 and moved from Triage to ward a few hours back. Wife has very high blood pressure which they can’t seem to bring down so they are keeping her and are going to induce labour this afternoon. Bit of a slog ahead and I’m allowed in from 8am until 10pm each day.
  6. No baby yet. Trying to keep my wife’s spirits up but she’s pretty tetchy which is totally understandable. Hoping for some movement this weekend.
  7. Funnily enough we do have a sweep going at fiver a skull and its date, weight and name. Closest takes the pot.
  8. You may not be wrong. No movement yet, just trying to make sure she isn't too uncomfortable. The dog definitely knows something is up - hes taken to leaning his chin on her stomach area on the couch.
  9. My wife is due our first today. She had a sweep and there is some cramping but no signs of labour yet. It’s a real mixture of nerves/excitement/worrying about mum and boy being healthy. Overall I can’t wait though - this is the hardest part now - the waiting.
  10. Bassey should have had a second yellow for simulation which would have been embarrassing given the score.
  11. Jammy b*****ds with toss again.
  12. Pick then Sack then pick. People think this sport is boring. More fool them.
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