Date: 9th March 2015 at 11:52am
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Head coach Alan Stubbs has said he’s pleased to have drawn Falkirk in the semi finals of the Scottish Cup and he believes the club are on the ‘cusp’ of ending our 113 year record of last winning the competition back in 1902.

Speaking to the Official Site as the draw against Falkirk was made, Stubbs explained.

‘I’m really happy with the draw and excited about facing Falkirk at Hampden. We’ve already played Falkirk a few times so far this season, so we know a lot about them. But this will be a different game and backed by a big crowd supporting us and willing us on I’m confident we can go there and achieve a result. It’s a good draw for both teams and I’m sure Peter Houston will be confident heading into this match too.’

In further reaction quotes to the draw carried by the Edinburgh News Stubbs also added that with our thre games against Falkirk this season ending in two wins for them and a draw, he was confident from our performances that those results could and should have been more in our favour and he’ll be looking for the team to prove that at Hampden.

‘I am happy with the draw, very happy. I would have been happy with anybody but it`s about us going to Hampden to try to win a game of football and to get into a final. When I came in I had a big job on my hands, we came so close to getting into the semi-finals of the League Cup and now we find ourselves in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup and I have to say I did not envisage that whatsoever. Falkirk can reflect on the fact they have beaten us twice and drawn one game but, if they think they have the Indian sign over us, they are kidding themselves because we all know what the outcome of those games should have been. Falkirk have done great. They are challenging potentially for the play-off places.’

The semi final tie will also see the postponement and rearrangement of the away game against Livingston with the semis set for the weekend of April 18.

As for the hoodoo of our 113 wait, the Daily Record have him quoted as saying.

‘Someone has to do it. Whether it`s me or the next manager after that, someone has to do it one day. While we`re still in the competition you can keep asking me the question. It may be me, it may not be. I`m looking forward to it and we will see what happens. The most important thing is we`ve still got a chance because we`re still in it. We will go to Hampden knowing that the best teams don`t necessarily win cup competitions. It`s about handling the day, handling the occasion, then we will see what`s what.’

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