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Must be time for a Hearts post too

As I was talking with my favourite state-side Hibs supporter (actually I think he is the only one I know) I was reminded that I haven’t been writing much about the famous Heart of Midlothian recently.

Part of this is probably because they are doing so well I am afraid to do anything that will break the spell.

Amazingly it all seems to have turned on the return to Gorgie of two of its favourite sons.  Manager Jim Jeffries and midfielder Rudi Skacel.

Now we are at a place where Hearts have won 8 of their last 9 games and are only 3 points out of second place.  Not only that but they are playing really exciting, attractive football. […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:15-05:00December 16th, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on Must be time for a Hearts post too

Blog Catch Up Weekend

It’s been ages since I wrote anything (again) though there has been rather a lot going on.

I’ll try and catch you up with it all over the weekend.

The biggest news of all though is…

Rudi’s back!

For those of you saying “Huh?” do a quick search in my blog and you’ll see posts from a magical time during the 2005/6 Scottish Football season.

Now we will find out if you can ever go back.  Personally:

Video on Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Rudie Can’t Fail

:: Justin ::

P.S. A nice little win in Inverness today.

By |2016-11-03T04:24:17-05:00September 18th, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on Blog Catch Up Weekend

Oh what fun it is…

Hearts players celebrate a goal against Hibernian

It’s been a strange season for Hearts this year, but the only thing that really matters is we haven’t lost to Hibs all year (two wins and two draws).

Today was the final Edinburgh derby of the year and Hearts went down 1-0 to a disputed penalty but came back to win 2-1 with a goal from David Obua in the 89th minute.

We now know that the sunshine will be on Gorgie all summer long.

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:24:23-05:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on Oh what fun it is…

109 Years in a row

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“Since 1902, since 1902, you’ve no won the cup since 1902”

There are many wonderful things about being a Hearts supporter.

Among the best of them is the entertainment supplied by our cross-town rivals Hibs (and more specifically their goalkeepers).

Last night they added another chapter by losing to Ross County in the Scottish Cup!

:: Justin ::

By |2015-02-22T04:49:04-05:00March 24th, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on 109 Years in a row

What a great way to start a wonderful day!

Gary Glen celebrates

Driving back from Newark after a surprisingly easy overnight flight back from Calgary I was able to listen to the latest Edinburgh Derby where Hearts resoundingly beat Hibs 2-1.

It’s amazing what a nice tint that puts on the world!

Now we can get on with celebrating Iona’s 18th!

:: Justin ::

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By |2016-11-03T04:24:26-05:00March 20th, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on What a great way to start a wonderful day!

Shades of 2006 as Scotland look to the future

As we all get excited about the upcoming World Cup in South Africa, Scotland (who failed to qualify yet again) are starting the rebuilding process.

Tonight was new manager (and former Hearts player and manager) Craig Levein’s first game in charge and it went very well as we beat the Czech Republic 1-0 at Hampden.

What was quite remarkable was the number of players on the pitch from Hearts cup winning team of 2006:

For Scotland:

  • Craig Gordon (now with Sunderland)
  • Lee Wallace (still with Hearts)
  • Andy Webster (now with Dundee United)
  • Paul Hartley (now with Bristol City, but check out this photo of him on Wikipedia!)
  • Christophe Berra (now with Wolverhampton Wanderers)

And for the Czech Republic

Just goes to […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:31-05:00March 3rd, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Scotland, Soccer|Tags: , |Comments Off on Shades of 2006 as Scotland look to the future

It's a beautiful thing

Today was a good day to be a Heart of Midlothian supporter.

With most things going against them (a player dubiously sent off, both centre-halfs off injured, and on a horrible pitch), my future son-in-law (according to Iona who was smart enough to pick up on Eggert Jonsson several years ago) scored the goal you see here and Hearts went on to beat Aberdeen 1-0.

Add to that Hibs dropping another couple of points and things might actually turn out ok this season.

On the other hand, Hearts might just be setting us up for more pain…

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:24:32-05:00February 27th, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian|Tags: |Comments Off on It's a beautiful thing

A busy Sunday in Edinburgh

Church from Dalry Road

This morning started with heading off to church to St Martin’s, the church where I grew and Dad used to work.  Very nice to catch up with old friends and see some wonderful young kids running riot there!

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Then off to Gorgie City Farm for the obligatory visit.  Sorry no picture of the red tractor, I was having too much fun talking to the pigs!

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Then after lunch, Nick to his girls back to Milngavie and I headed off to see my friend Scott, his son Calum, and John (who I meet once a year […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:32-05:00February 21st, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Justin's Travels, Scotland|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A busy Sunday in Edinburgh

Welcome home Jim, next time Andy…

One of those strange weekends (which we Scots have become rather good at given that we never actually win anything).

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Hearts welcomed former club captain and cup-winning manager Jim Jefferies back as manger (this is generally perceived to be a good thing) and then promptly lost to St. Johnstone (Wendy who?).  Let’s hope he can work his magic by Tuesday’s League Cup Semi-Final.  Having said that though, I have fairly depressing memories of previous semi-finals against St. Mirren.

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Meanwhile, down under, Andy Murray was failing in his attempt to win his first Grand Slam (given […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:34-05:00January 31st, 2010|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Scotland, Sports|Tags: |Comments Off on Welcome home Jim, next time Andy…

Finally a Hearts Post

As Richard noted, I haven’t posted about the Mets in ages (understandable, they were so bad it wasn’t even funny)

Haven’t posted much about Hearts either, they haven’t been much better!

However tonight something went wrong and the referee obviously didn’t understand the rules.

In the last two games against the “Old Firm” (Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers) otherwise known as the Ugly Sisters or other terms I wouldn’t use here things went according to plan.  Hearts took the lead and then lost the game in injury time.  However, tonight, in the Quarter Finals of the League Cup, Hearts went up 1-0 at Celtic Park (by a penalty no less) […]

By |2016-11-03T04:24:42-05:00October 28th, 2009|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Mets|Tags: , |Comments Off on Finally a Hearts Post