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Jackson's Hopes For Hibbert

Ex-Blue desperate for Liverpool-born right back to experience FA Cup win.

Jackson's Hopes For Hibbert

Should Everton lift the FA Cup on Saturday, Matt Jackson will be looking out for one man in particular.

Jackson, who helped the Blues to Cup glory in 1995, is desperate to see his former side upset Chelsea and end the Club's 14-year wait for a trophy.

But among the winners he will be hoping to spot the face of Tony Hibbert, a local lad, fulfilling a childhood dream.

"Hibbert will be a key player," Jackson told evertonTV. "It's a tough position but it's a great opportunity for him and I hope he does well. He's a local lad and there are a million different reasons why it would fantastic for him to win the Cup."

Jackson's crowning moment for Everton came during the 1995 FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.

His unlikely opener sent Joe Royle's side on their way to a comprehensive 4-1 win and, ultimately, the final.

"I was delighted to make that contribution at a time when, let's face it, the Club was really in transition and going through a tough time," he said. "To have been part of an Everton Cup winning side is something that will live with me forever.

"The Club doesn't leave you. It's a strange one in that way. I wasn't an Evertonian growing up - I was an Aston Villa fan - but once you've played here it never leaves you."

Subscribers can see our full exclusive interview with Matt Jackson on evertonTV now.

Catherine McDonaldHibbert to score the winner! I put my house on it! Hibbert scores, we riot!

Tuesday 26th May 12:29 Report Comment

Nick CrumpPersonally I feel that Hibbo is the weak link in our defense. I like the look of Lars Jacobson - he is a better player, so I feel that Lars should make the starting 11 for the final ahead of Hibbo.

Tuesday 26th May 12:27 Report Comment

Katie FlanaganHibbert deverses this final, been one of the unsung hereos at the club for a good few years Brilliant Defenders. Hibbert To Score The Winner (YN) and to lift the cup after Neville.

Tuesday 26th May 09:44 Report Comment

Cathy CondronAgree with Tom and Ryan. Tony Hibbert is an unsung hero at Everton. He always give his all, a 100% player no matter what. I would be delighted for Tony most of all and Leon Osman as they are the "local hero's" and understand True Blues best. Hope Tony enjoys the cup final as much as Matt Jackson did in '95. He had a fantastic game that day and was so important in the build up to the goal. So Tony enjoy the day and make us Evertonians proud of the local boys in BLUE! God Bless the "Everton Blues" on Saturday and leave the other side "feeling the blues"

Monday 25th May 23:06 Report Comment

Ryan McFarlaneHibbo is our unsung hero along with Captain Phil! Wonder what the odds are though, for him to score the winner on Saturday?

Monday 25th May 21:58 Report Comment

tom ryanHope hibbo plays in the final would be great for him being a evertonian and everton longest seving playing in the current team

Monday 25th May 17:31 Report Comment
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