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Away up in Gorgie

Hearts are Edinburgh’s oldest and most successful professional football club. Founded in 1874, they are the only club outside the Old Firm to have completed a League and League Cup double in 1959/60, but are without a top-flight title since. Their most recent silverware came when they won the Scottish Championship by twelve points to […]

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Hearts crush lacklustre Hibs in crucial Edinburgh Derby

Hearts made a very strong (and overdue) statement of intent with their spirited 3-1 victory over Hibernian in Tuesday evening’s Edinburgh Derby. I was caught in the flowing river of Hearts fan on the crisp walk up to the gates of Easter Road. If the maroon scarves and burgundy jackets didn’t give the Jam Tarts’ […]

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Hearts 2-2 Hamilton: Late goal rescues point against ten-man visitors

Battling against Storm Dennis, Hearts and Hamilton Academical played out a scrappy 2-2 draw at Tynecastle. On a bitterly cold and wet Saturday afternoon, the two relegation-threatened clubs took a point each, meaning little was done to calm fears of the drop. Hearts came into the game as marginal favourites. Only one point separated the […]

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Kilmarnock too good for Hearts despite late comeback

Hearts’ unbeaten start to 2020 came crashing to an end as a 2-3 loss to Kilmarnock sent them back to the foot of the Scottish Premiership table. Killie celebrated a second consecutive win in the league, with their victory last weekend against Ross County ending a nine-match winless run, indicating they may have turned a […]

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Boyce winner stuns Rangers

Despite failing to register a win in their last ten games in the Scottish Premiership, bottom of the table Hearts were led to victory thanks to a winning goal from debutant Liam Boyce, toppling in-form title contenders Rangers. Winning 2-1, Hearts showed more fight and greater desire as the Edinburgh side pulled off what seemed […]

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Heart of Midlothian 5-0 Airdrieonians: first win for Stendel as Hearts ease into last 16

After two months and ten games without a victory, Hearts hit five goals past an out-of-sorts Airdrie at Tynecastle to book their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup. The home side showed great confidence going forward, but sloppiness amongst the back line remains: it reflects poorly on the visitors that they couldn’t […]

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Chart-topping chants: witty warfare or too far on the terraces?

Content warning: refers to explicit, racist and sectarian material   Much of the attraction of attending football matches, especially those outside of the Premier League bubble, is the atmosphere. Whether it be at Hibs, Hearts, Rotherham United or Shrewsbury Town, supporters attend because they genuinely love their team. That’s not to say that the 53,000 […]

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Hibs quickly recruit Ross while Hearts remain managerless

In a city divided between two football clubs, it is inevitable that they often seem to be two sides of the same coin. Edinburgh has taken this to new heights in the past fortnight, with its clubs sacking their managers within four days of each other, having endured almost identically underwhelming starts to the season. […]