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Performance lessons from a Scottish Cup humiliation

The 19th May 2012 will go down as a day to forget in my life as a fan of Edinburgh based Hibernian Football Club. It all started off so well. We found a parking place near to the stadium, a cafe which served up a great traditional Scottish breakfast and an appreciative home for the spare ticket we had. We gave it to Bobath, the Glasgow based Cerebral Palsy charity outside the ground and they managed to sell it onto to a grateful Hibs fan. Everyone was a winner and everything was set up for what we hoped would be [...]

Posted by johnstein on May 25th, 2012 under Hibernian Football Club, High Performance Working, Leadership Development  •  No Comments

The Scottish Cup dream goes on…………

I’ve just travelled back from Edinburgh to my home in Cheshire. The dream continues. On Saturday we beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup to reach our first final since 2001. 110 years of bad luck, dodgy referee decisions and poor performance can be wiped away in 90 minutes on the 19th May. All we have to do is beat our arch rivals and Edinburgh neighbours, Heart of Midlothian in the final. This will be the biggest derby in the history of both clubs – the last time we met in the final was in 1896 – and [...]

Posted by johnstein on April 16th, 2012 under Hibernian Football Club  •  No Comments

Happy New Year – A dream of a Scottish Cup

To everyone reading my first blog of 2012, Happy New Year. I wonder what the year holds for us. Economists are predicting another volatile and challenging year ahead. Problems in the euro zone, a recession in the UK, more people unemployed and a massive hike in our energy and food bills. The pessimists and ‘doom and gloomers’ have had a great time in the past three years or so and this looks likely to continue this year. But it’s time to fight back. I am not normally one for making New Year resolutions but I’ve decided to focus on a [...]

Posted by johnstein on January 1st, 2012 under Hibernian Football Club  •  No Comments