Posts Tagged "Heart of Midlothian"

100 Owners: Number 82 – Wallace Mercer (Heart of Midlothian )

By on Sep 28, 2012 in History, Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

The problem of what to do about Rangers and Celtics domination of Scottish football is a seemingly intractable problem which has troubled many minds over the years. There have been oases of openness over the years, perhaps most notably in the early to mid 1980s when both Dundee United and Aberdeen enjoyed both domestic and European success, but ultimately the...

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Match of the Weekend 2 – The Scottish Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Heart of Midlothian 5

By on May 20, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

Having waited 118 years for a second all-Edinburgh Final, the Scottish Cup final ended up being a disappointment for neutrals, and especially Hibernian fans, as Heart of Midlothian ran out comfortable 5-1 winners, for their eight victory in the competition, their third Cup win in fourteen years. It was a game overshadowed by controversy, especially concerning the...

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The Patience of Job But With Less Tribulation

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

There exists no such concept of the comfortable silence when it comes to football in Edinburgh. One week, noises out of Tynecastle note the length of time it has been since senior squad players last saw pounds deposited into their bank accounts, and the next week these same players are finally paid but rumours of a January firesale for them run rampant. In...

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An Alternative View on the Media Bans

By on Oct 26, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Football clubs and the media covering them live together as slightly estranged bedfellows, desirous of one another’s company but at times cold or distant when the other’s been bad in the sack. Quite often it is the club in some capacity turning away, demanding the media pick up the blanket off the end of the bed and to go sleep on the couch for the...

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Matters of Hearth & Home in the SPL

By on Oct 17, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

There exists evidence to the contrary that a man’s home is his castle. To begin, seeing as how there are so few men living in castles these days, owing to their relatively poor resale value and faulty electrical wiring incapable of  handling the wattage necessary to capture the beautiful game in breathtaking HD, castles just aren’t prime real estate...

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