So so close.

Gretna, a tiny town with official population 3000 (that’s smaller than Jedburgh!) sent 12 000 fans to Hampden in Glasgow today. The occasion was the Scottish Cup Final, where they were due to meet the team which came second in the Scottish Premier League (that’s the second-best team in Scotland) – Hearts.

The game went to penalties!

Gretna, sadly, lost. But there’s no shame in that, considering how they played, and I have it on good authority that they were planning a party no matter what. If Jean is a Jambo fan, I hope she’s celebrating tonight as well.

The only people I feel sorry for are the Gretna police: they were drafted in to make sure that burglers didn’t have a field day when the entire town was deserted!

It was great to be in the pub, watching the English FA cup final on one TV, and the Scottish Cup final on the other, as both went to penalties within minutes of each other. Definitely an afternoon to remember.


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