It’s been a while since I have blogged about Hearts, in the meantime, we have basically gone bust, been relegated, and started all over again.
For those of you not used to the world of soccer/football, the team that finishes bottom (and sometimes second bottom too) of a league is relegated to the second tier league (in Scotland there are four leagues in the senior game – to complicate it even more there are additional feeder leagues). It’s almost like the worst team in Major League Baseball getting replaced by the best AAA team).
Well, due to them going into administration last year, Hearts were docked 15 points and finished bottom of the league (only just as it would end up). This should have been the perfect opportunity for our cross-town rivals Hibs to look down on us and laugh. However, being Hibs, they decided to finish second bottom and get relegated too!
So this year in the Scottish Championship (the top league is the Premiership) are three of Scotland’s biggest teams: Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian and Glasgow Rangers (how they got there is a long story, but Google it is you want a laugh). The team finishing top will automatically get promoted back to the Premiership, while there is a complicated play off thingy involving the teams in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th along with the second bottom team from the Premiership.
Before the season started, all the money was on Rangers walking away with first place, but that’s not how it looks just now: