Capturing A Moment in life – ♫ Heuse – Stones (feat. Chris Linton & Emma Sameth) ♫

Because some of us can only exist in moments, I thought I would share ‘A Moment’ with you. Define a moment! It’s difficult isn’t it? To put words to a feeling can be impossible. So I will let both versions of this song speak for themselves. We all have ‘Moments;’ and a great moment for me [One from a few] is when I am awake early, my 2 Daughters aged 8 & 7 years old will wake up, come lay beside me, cuddle in, feel loved and we will listen to music on You Tube on the TV or watch a movie, whatever that moment needs, I feed it with the emotion. It’s the most content moment of any day I live. Just me and my 2 biggest reasons for trying, being happy. Moments come and go, so I say live and breath them when they do happen, because for some they don’t happen. So I am lucky to have these moments. Yeah, this is all it takes to feel alive! What would you class as a ‘Moment’


Heuse – Stones (feat. Chris Linton & Emma Sameth) [Lyrics]
Via: NoCopyrightLyrics on YouTube

~~Accustic Version~~

Heuse – Stones (The Acoustic Version) by Chris Linton|RWY Sessions
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My Football Awards and CV – For the records of others


PLEASE IGNORE THIS BLOG – I need a decent URL to share something with American and Canadian friends. I had to walk away from what I loved to do, this is my thing. Please take no notice. I am posting this for others to view for a pretty good reason, one is it might help some kids somewhere else in the World. Not what I do, nothing to do with me. I just need a URL/Web address for someone to see something. 😀 Seriously. Probably be deleted in a few days. Have a good weekend.


Curriculum Vitae
Shaun Gibson


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Mob: ***********
E-Mail:****************** < I had to do something!!

SFA Coach Education Courses:
Kids Level 1 – Early Touches – 6 Feb ****
Kids Level 2 – Coaching Young Footballers – 13 & 20 Feb ****
Level 1 Goalkeeping – 12 Jun ****
Youth Level 2 – Coaching Youth Footballers – 19 & 26 Mar ****
Youth & Kids Level 3 – Coaching in the Game – 23 & 30 Apr ****
Youth Level 1 – Development Activities – 11 Sep ****
Level 1 & 2 Goalkeeping – ****
Level 1 Adult – ****

To do: Working With Adults Level 2 +

sunday mail coaching awardI won a nomination in **** for a coaching award at grass routes from the Sunday mail.
I was also offered the Berwick Rangers 21’s Job at Under 19s level from a Mr Kevin Bolton.
Since Fernieside ****s folded due to half the site going pro youth/initiative, at this time I have had 22 offers, From Under 13’s to under 21’s to YI/juniors/seniors from various levels.

Managerial/Club Secretary Experience:
Abbeyhill BC (Head Coach)**** to **** – 7 a side football
3 Semi Finals (****)
2 Final (****)
Developed 9 kids into club level in the East of Scotland Youth region

Gorgie Hearts AFC – Adults (Club Secretary / Manager/Head Coach) – **** to ****
Sunday Amateur Adult:
Promotion to Div 2 in second season
Last 32 of the Scottish Cup in second season
Elevated the club to Saturday football for season ****/****
Saturday Amateur Adult:
Stabilized club at higher Saturday level – Lothian Edinburgh (LEAFA)
Last 64 of Scottish Cup – ****/****
Miller Cup Final Season ****/****
Won Edinburgh West League ****/****
Won Dunedin Cup ****/****.
Fernieside ****’s **** till ****
Final of Association of Hearts supporter’s cup at Tynecastle Park.
Final of the League Cup winning 3-2 at the Gyle Recreation Ground
Division 2 League Winners

Also another several games in small stadiums or big as a manager and coach at various levels helping out freinds

I took a year out from football as my partner and I had kids in season ****/****


Sponsorship deals:

BadgeGorgie Hearts AFC Season 1
£400 deal for Home Kit – Wheatsheaf Inn
£200 deal for Trophies – Links Engraving

Gorgie Hearts AFC Season 2
£150 deal for Training Eqpt – Wheatsheaf Inn
£500 deal for Home Kit – Pierinos (Leith)
£200 deal for Trophies – Links Engraving

Gorgie Hearts AFC Season 3
£450 deal for Away Kit – Mid Yoken (Pub/Restaurant)
£850 deal for Training tops – 1st Fix Scotland (Double glazing firm)

Gorgie Hearts AFC Season 5 and 6
£200 deal for Trophies – Links Engraving
£2,000 a season deal with Unison, Trade Union
£1000 deal for Tracksuits – IME, Property Investment group

indexFernieside ****s Season 1 and 2
£500 Sponsorship deal with McDonalds Restaurants
£1,500 Sponsorship with trade Union the Trade


Stopped working for Fernieside Football Club at under 16 levels as majority of players were picked up by bigger clubs. I was Happy the players got a higher level, but sadly causing the side to fold. Both **** ***** and myself were offered back to Fernieside not soon after.
I was working with Edinburgh United Football club season ****/****, but a severe breakdown between me and 1 club committee member meant I had to walk away. Too much interference from one of my player’s dads who was a committee member. My assistant **** ***** walked away from this as he seen it as unworkable. He was proved to be right. Interference was really bad from one committee member to the point he was showing up at games and coaching, to the frustration of myself and the players and family/friends/spectators.

civilservicestrollersfc-thumb-1409191I then had a time with Civil Service Strollers Under 21’s East of Scotland. My disability stopped what was a really good start. First game we beat the Adult East of Scotland Squad 1-0 with a man sent off, all good in the end. Very hard group of kids who had a season at Sunday Pub Football the year below made it impossible to work with in a professional way, only a few wanted to be Football Players and the ones that did still now play a high level of football, the rest are the same as other kids I knew, waste of a good chance at football life. In the end the pain won. I couldn’t deliver a decent enough coaching session to my standards where I explain why a kid or adult had to run as I asked. I believe in a philosophy in Football of attacking football, I always play 3 strikers in a revolving 4-5-1 formation of defence and attack. “They do an activity, and then explain to your players why” was my way; players loved it, young minds more so. I have seen ex-pro players take amazing to the eyes sessions but not explain why they asked the squad of players to do each activity. My issue in the end was with the SFA and how it coached kids in football ability and how we as coaches were restricted from trying to develop young minds and nurture ‘A PROSPECT’ into a sensible young man then adult. The whole of Scottish football is geared up for money and lies are told to protect fiscal problems. From the top to the bottom I believe the SFA is not as good as it should be. Many need to look in a mirror at what they do and allow to happen. The bigger the flub fiscally from kids to adults, the easier a ride this club gets in ways of player development and taking players from a good environment to a bad one, thus ruining thousands of kids dreams with money at 16 year old.

DSCF0012I no longer can be considered for Either Manager or Coach at any club. I had over 40 offers since I stopped and saying no is very hard. Your mind says yes, your body says no. There should be a better organised Disabled Football pathway in Scottish football also. This is the link to ‘Disabled Football in Scotland’ at the SFA:

I still many of these kids, none look like this any more

I still know many of these kids, none look like this any more

We need change at the top, the very top. I have my own opinions but know these opinions are what I seen and witnessed. Football gives us amazing moments to treasure and also hard moments to get over. It is just a game and we don’t allow our kids to make mistakes in too many places. Kids are put off by angry voices be them a coach or their own Dad. I never belittled my own sons in football, I had 1 as a coach myself because I knew the boy could make it, in the end injury stopped his progress when Falkirk were watching him, and my son is only 22 today and really could still make it. My son is a consequence of the bad side of Scottish Football. Through owning and running a club, working at the start for a School then 3 other club owners I seen both amazing and awful things. In the end all we are left with in football are the good moments. I know this as a fact but the memories I have are all amazing and worth every pain it ever gave me or anyone else. I met coaches like myself who were progressive in terms of seeing Scottish Football NEEDING to change. We challenged the SFA many times but the big clubs always voted against us, in-fact many times they stopped the vote altogether. Money was at stake and for Scottish Football to progress we MUST start doing what is right for the kid, not the bank ballance, yet I understand why the money is so important to some clubs. It is a ‘Turn the coin around problem’ Many see heads, some see tails. We need change and I would personally start at the very top, an 18 team SPFL where we will 100% see kids almost forced to play a higher level before they are ready but also it makes them ready (Turn the coin around) The money will come no matter what. Big teams taking the best players from the smaller teams is something we see all over Europe but when you see it with a (Example) 12 or 13 year old kid it can leave you almost disgusted. We can and must do better or Scottish Football will remain at the level it is now. Up till Under 17’s we challenge the best Europe and the World has to offer, I have seen it many times, but after that we regress so badly right to the top of the leadership and it’s reasons or lack of there in. All I can do now in any context is still do my job and report Coaches who swear at and threaten kids almost who make a mistake at 9 years old all the way to Under 21’s. We must allow mistakes or the player becomes fear.

coaching in the game - Kids And Youth - level 3 (Double Cert)

coaching young footballers - kids - level 2

coaching young footballers - youth - level 2

development activities - youth level 1 copy

early touches - kids - level 1

Goalkeeping Level 1

I also have 4 FULL Disclosure Scotland Certificates from the 4 clubs I worked at and small Disclosure Scotland for helping at other clubs.

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I Will ♫ Hurt ♪ You! I am done trying. I don’t understand the Human Species


Tonight as my family are at a party, I am not. It was my choice, but a choice forced through pain. I dropped my girls at the party and drove home, made a cup of tea and a friend called  on Twitter had tagged me and a few others into a song. I hadn’t heard this song for many a year and I watched it and it’s lyrics and I felt every word, the song and lyrics are in a video below and they fit perfect for my mind in this moment. Sympathy seems to be what people think what I want in life. The facts are I make friends and then they go away, I send them away, hurt them, and I hide. Before I was in the World, a part of living, out most nights doing things I was passionate about, and here I am on self destruction mode again. I don’t have a ‘Death Date’ sadly, I have been pain for 17 years now, a pain I am told that is similar to someone moments from Death with Aids or Cancer. I never thanked the Hospital Dr for telling me that because placebo can play tricks on the human mind. I hurt people, I walk away from people and it’s my choice. Thing is, I HATE MYSELF FOR DOING WHAT I DO. 006_LifeIsNotMeasured.11I have 3 disabilities and in the end I am just always playing the sympathy ‘Disabled Card’ But never with intention. The pain I am in just now would drive many to suicide and it does. I won’t do that. But I must maybe leave or go and find something I can connect with, because all I do is hurt the people I love and almost kill people who look at me the wrong way. This is my blog, my page, my words. They are mine to keep and to own, please, if you don’t like them then don’t reply, go fuck off. If you are a friend talk to me in private or something. I am sick of being this version of myself. I WILL HURT YOU, I am going through hell, no matter what I do or say I hurt people. The disability acted for me and people walked away from me. Thanks for understanding pain and hurt! I know everyone has a story, hurt, pain, an issue, a life, I GET THAT. But I remember a World where people actually fucking cared. I am sorry to swear but I don’t belong with this species, I know several people like me, they are not ill, they are just people I love to talk to, some in my life, some on-line as is today’s ways when we embrace social media. I don’t get the Human Special, I feel Alien to you all. But I don’t hate, PLEASE remember that. Also my pain is typing for me here, my lack of medication is acting for me here.

Ain’t life a motherfucker? 😀


Johnny Cash Hurt with lyrics
Via Kyle72895 on You Tube



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Songs for the woman in my life


Often we go through life, a year, month, weeks, a day, a moment, a special moment, and we don’t tell people “I love you” I learnt from my parents, even when things were hard to always say these words to the person in life who makes you complete. I don’t know any other woman like I know the amazing woman I am with today. We are both 40 (ish) years old, known each other since we were 11 and 12 (ish) She was the girl all the guys wanted, I kissed her in-front of her boyfriend when she was 14 or so, we had been amazing friends till then. I took that chance often others don’t, I made the plea many people let slip. I often sit and think “What if I had not plucked up the courage” this leads to “Where would I be today” And this is true. Every corner we turn, every movement we make, decision made, we turn left we find things we turn right we hit a brick walls. That is life, chance, thing’s just happen. I never knew aged 16 with a Pregnant partner who was 15 that I would be here today with all these amazing people around me, my partner amazing sons, 2 little princess’s, family and friends, extended family. My life could have sent me anywhere, so why here? ‘People’ can say to me “SHAUN YOU THINK TOO MUCH” or any “Shaun, you are an awful lad for…?Whatever” As I have grown older anger and hate have left my heart and mind, people who remember a Shaun who was in and out of jail, sadly some still see him, thankfully more see me now, lets face it I am hard not to be seen or heard, I draw attention to myself a lot. I often wonder what makes me write as I do now when I am actually a news writer. I don’t think the answer is important, all that matters is we are all where we are this moment. If in this moment you smile or think of a good memory then life is as good as it can be, can’t get worse for sure. So we forget yesterday, let it go we can’t change it. We smile today knowing all the mistakes we made yesterday made us happy in THIS MOMENT HERE. All we can do afterwards is hope the seeds we plant for tomorrow grow as we intended. For me life is this easy, people make life hard, some get a hard life, we all have a story, a reason, an issue, I am just like you, you are just like me if you are smiling reading this GOOD, if not, please try find that illusive moment before you run out of moments, we all day “Life goes too quick” yet do we stand still long enough to actually live and love? I am just typing as the music plays as my mind tells my fingers what to write. This took me an hour, writing is getting hard but I don’t define other people so I expect the same back, I am defined by who I am, my kids, partner and how we live, not what we have or don’t have. My priorities as I grow older, like us all, are in the right place, I could not imaging living in this pain and then choosing to let it beat me up all day every day.  Take a chance on smiling, you never know what will happen 

❤ ❤

James Arthur- Roses ft. Emeli Sandé (lyric video)
Via TheVintageLyrics on You Tube

Certain Things by James Arthur (Lyrics)
Via nathalia mutz on You Tube

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (LYRICS)
Via DG CREATIVES on You Tube

❤ ❤


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Seizing The Moment

How today was and is defined for me

How today was and is defined for me

We have moments in life that define us, moments we capture and keep, moments we lose and know won’t come back. We all have moments where we know we are IN THAT MOMENT. Lets just say today I am in that ‘Moment’ and I have to grab it. I know I spill too much of myself on here but why have a blog if you are not going to write? I always hope my words can help 1 person and I know they can because I know words from others can define me in a moment. This isn’t news I know that, but something happened today that made me realise I must start “Seizing The Moment” In my life just now ‘Moments’ are throwing themselves at me, doors are opening I never dreamed would open. So I have one choice right?

Yesterday is gone, let it go

Today, if you smile, life is good, seize THAT Moment. 

We plant seeds today for tomorrow and hope they bloom as we planned

That is life peeps, we can’t do anything else except those three lines above, try living and live by them 3 lines and I promise you ‘Moments WILL come and you can keep them’


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Love and God, my story



love for God


Love is love, we love people, they love us back, and that really should be it, yeah? God is there should we choose yeah?

Well I wanted to do this blog on Love and God for a few reasons. I think as a species many of us take love for granted. We know and accept love from others, but do we truly understand love and God? Some will say they do, I am not sure, read on, you be the judge

From my 38 years on this blue globe I have been lucky, I have a massive family and love was always there, taken for granted maybe. Many of my family including myself have been sharing pictures from family from as far back as the 1800’s but also from the last decade or so, and some have left us on Facebook, it brings back tears and smiles

When I look at a picture of my Gran or my Aunt or my Uncle who have left us, I look back and think “They told me they loved me” and then I think “Did I truly love them back” I do this often

So it brings me to the point of this blog. We all have family many miles away, in another country, or many miles away, I do. And the very last thing I say is “I love you” one letter and two small words that take a second to say. Do we say this often enough? From my point of view no, I do, but I know many who don’t, people rush about in our world, caught up in moments and forget to say these words. So I say them, so I can never live in regret at not saying this simple quick phrase

I will give you an example. Katie, my Nana died 15 year or so ago now, and I used to go to her home every night to check she was ok, lock the door etc as I lived near, the last night I went I did not say “I love you” the next night I failed to go and visit her, something got my attention and I just did not go. She died that night. This is the Photo of her in the afternoon before she died. This was the day after Boxing Day; she was at my Uncles house.


She was looking at my Cousin here, with love in her eyes

She was looking at my Cousin here, with love in her eyes


This was her last picture, and I remember standing at the funeral in bits saying to myself “Why did you not go and visit you idiot” I really hated myself and was beating myself up. Then one day, years after, a family member put it different context for me, one I had not thought about. This family member said “Had you visited that night, you would have been the one to find her dead, and she would not have wanted that for her Grandchild”  And in an instant I felt the pain turn from, pain to love and a weight came off my shoulders in an instant

I would have been the one to find her in the hallway, dead. Was there divine intervention here? Was it made so that a younger Shaun would not find her? I often ask myself this, and this is the second story I had to share in my “Quest for God” in my life. I already shared the other story about my two kids before they were to go on their first holiday away from me and their Mother (Miss Shaun) I was so worried for them, this was 10 years ago, they were children, I looked to the sky and asked God to look after them, then as I looked at a small portion of a very big sky, 2 shooting stars flashed past my eyesight. Out of this BIG HUGE dark night sky, just where I was looking, these 2 shooting stars flashed before me. I thought “My god” at the time and presumed this was from God, and from that to day to this, I know this is where my interest in God and TRUE love started. I loved, yeah, but this gave me new insight into real love

So love is an easy thing to say, but do we take it for granted? We can easily turn on the nightly news and look at the world and say “How can this be love” But I often say this “An individual act of kindness” and I say it often. One person at a time, one individual at a time, we can change our ways and love more. And perhaps mean it more. I love my Kids, and my heart hurts when theirs do. I know this as real love. Love that hurts as I care so much, am I the same with an Aunt or an Uncle? I don’t know. My brothers and sisters I love, but to this extent? I don’t know, all I know is I love them.

Love is a topic that I could talk and debate about all day long. My two stories I shared above drew me to god. And there were NO OTHER reasons I could think for these events to happen with my Gran and my Kids. Not finding my Gran dead and the two shooting stars

Was this an individual act of love and help from god? Or was it just chance? Twice? I find that hard to believe

Love and guidance to you all

Shaun x

An AUDIO blog on life “Moments”


This is an AUDIO blog about my last three blogs. It is about “Moments” in life. Moments can be related to everyone in a different way. Watching the birth of kids were “Moments” My 1st kiss with my partner was a “Moment” Watching my two sons start work as young men were “Moments” Watching my two girls, my wee princess’s grow, give me moments.

What are your moments?  Some of the pictures in this video are of my family and my moments and some random funnies. I hope you enjoy

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