Whilst questions remain over Levein’s tenure and tactics, very little solutions have been offered. Hearts have huffed and puffed over finding a strong eleven that they can find consistency with. There is a spine to the team but many players who tend to drift in and out. After another intensive summer of recruitment, the squad … Continue reading Heart of Midlothian: Tactical Analysis. What is the answer?
The first home game of the season. This fixture usually brings blind optimism of the season ahead. Good weather, large crowds and an opportunity for a fresh start. This however, wasn’t the case at Tynecastle this past weekend. A tepid 0-0 draw with Ross County has heaped pressure on Craig Levein as Hearts manager. By … Continue reading Heart of Midlothian: Tactical Analysis. Where has it went wrong?
A divided support, a closed section and a cup final ahead. What's all the fuss about in Gorgie? 'League won in September', cup final in May and a 20,000 seater stadium nearing capacity every other week - you'd be forgiven for thinking that Hearts fans are happy about their season so far. Following another predictable … Continue reading What the hell is going on at Hearts?
Hearts are about to enter a significant period of their domestic season. With a negotiable tie at Firhill in the Scottish Cup quarter final followed by eleven Premiership fixtures which may include Hibs, Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen twice, it is fair to say there is literally all to play for. The Gorgie outfit have realistic … Continue reading The King of Hearts: Steven Naismith holds all the cards in the Jambos season.
It’s been a while since Scottish football fans got properly excited for a January transfer window. Most clubs can only rely on loans and free agents but the country’s top clubs are preparing for a busy month as a potential title race heats up beyond the winter months. We've already had the arrivals of Jermaine Defoe and Oliver Burke as well as the return to Scottish clubs of Ryan Gauld and Steven Davis - all on loan. It is another loan move that seems most intriguing and for reasons that are more than meets the eye. Timothy Weah, son of African footballing icon and current Liberian president George Weah, has joined Celtic on loan from PSG until the end of this season. Eighteen year old Weah will join the Hoops at their Winter training camp in Dubai as they make preparations to bounce back from their recent Old Firm derby disappointment. The young striker will be expected to provide fierce competition for Celtic's record signing Odsonne Edouard, himself an initial loan arrival from PSG, while Leigh Griffiths recovers from personal issues.