Tomorrow sees a significant fraction of Edinburgh descend on Hampden park for the first all Edinburgh cup final since 1896.
By some miracle I find myself with a ticket for a game which will be an emotional roller-coaster for all involved. The stakes are so high both teams having had mediocre seasons and neither will want to lose to their bitter local rivals.
For the Hibs players if they manage to pull off the first cup win in 110 years then they will become legends in Leith.
The image of the oldest trophy in world football being hoisted aloft to the sound of 25,000 voices singing Sunshine of Leith would be incentive enough for any sportsman. Add to that the fact that their names will be repeated above baptismal fonts and on birth certificates, as the new born offspring of the fanatical are named after goal scorers, captains, goalies etc.
Many great players never get the chance to play in a cup final in their entire professional careers. Many great Hibs players have been to finals but never managed that elusive win. Tomorrow a team who have disappointed in the league all season have the chance to wipe the slate clean, to put behind them some dire results and performances, to win the only derby match of the season anyone is going to remember. They have the chance to give their followers the one thing that all Hibs fans crave and have done for more than a century. That cup!
Go get 'em boys!