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Heart of Midlothian: Tactical Analysis. What is the answer?

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?

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Heart of Midlothian: Tactical Analysis. Where has it went wrong?

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?

Hearts players who could benefit from Gary Naysmith’s appointment as loans manager

With Gary Naysmith being appointed as Hearts loans manager, there is sure to be some movement at Tynecastle in the coming weeks before the transfer window closes. Naysmith "will be involved in every step of the loans process" as per the Jambos release which will see him finding suitable clubs for players and monitoring players … Continue reading Hearts players who could benefit from Gary Naysmith’s appointment as loans manager

Things we learned about the Premiership this weekend: Round 2

The Scottish Premiership second round was arguably as good as the first round with goals galore. Celtic and Rangers have maintained their 100% starts to the season with both recording huge wins whilst Angelo Alessio's side find themselves bottom without a single point to their name. Here's some things we learned from round two of … Continue reading Things we learned about the Premiership this weekend: Round 2

The King of Hearts: Steven Naismith holds all the cards in the Jambos season.

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.

Winging It: Radars and Comments on SPFL Premiership Wide Attackers

Here, we take a quick, radar based, look at how David Milinkovic, Brandon Barker and some of the other wide attackers at clubs outwith the Old Firm performed in the league last season. While this isn't a direct comparison as the individuals included may perform very different roles for their clubs, and in fact at times may not have played as wide attackers, it is certainly interesting to see what a player has contributed and highlight some areas in which things could have gone better. We've excluded Celtic and Rangers players and their stats because both of those clubs' attackers outperformed the other players in the division so significantly but there are good players outwith the Glasgow giants who deserve recognition. Look out for some conclusions at the bottom of the page and add your own to the conversation by contacting Pure Fitbaw on Twitter.