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Hearts - Beating On

Started on 19 October 2014 by Zap
Latest Reply on 30 December 2014 by OwenFWTFC
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-Captain celebrates 'revenge' over Gers-

HEARTS 3-0 RAITH (Championship)

FALKIRK 0-3 HEARTS (Championship)

HEARTS 5-2 RANGERS (Championship)

HEARTS 0-2 ST MIRREN (Scottish Cup 4th Round)

The Jambos have finally managed to reach the peak of the Championship table after a great November in which saw the team claim a victory in all 3 of their league fixtures. This lead to Alexander picking up his third Manager of the Month award on the trot. Not only did the manager win an award this month, but right back Callum Paterson has celebrated his return to full fitness by claiming Player of the Month. This is the second time in a row that a Hearts player has won this award.

Hearts managed to defeat their early season bogey team at the start of this month. Raith Rovers have battled to victory in both the 2 games between each team earlier this year and the club will be glad that they were finally able to grab a comfortable victory over them. Hearts collected 66% possession this match as they continue to lead the possession charts in the league and with in-form Keatings up top, Raith were always going to find life difficult.

The club were in real form and player morale was at an all time high for their trip to Falkirk and boy did it show in another comfortable 3-0 victory. Keatings scored again and winger Jamie Walker grabbed 2 in a dominant performance by the maroons which moved them to the top of the table.

Rangers' last game against Hearts ended up in a comprehensive 5-1 thrashing for the Gers, so you can see why Alexander and the players were looking forward for the moment that the Glasgow side visited Tynecastle. The lads would have been pleased with their revenge after a 5-2 victory came out of the game, however, disappointingly, James Keatings did not managed to carry on his goal-scoring form this game. But the Hearts' fans didn't mind one better as they celebrated their big win.

Next to visit Tynecastle, however, were Premiership side St Mirren in the Scottish Cup 4th round and Hearts will have been disappointing to have not shown up like they did against Inverness earlier in the season. Despite having the majority of shots and possession the strikers were not clinical enough and the defence seemed to be outclassed this game. The performance was not there and this was something that Alexander was keen to express in the post-match conference.

League Table

Yes, they have done it. Hearts have reached the top of the Championship table and have gathered a 3 point gap over Cowdenbeath. The team have been playing really impressive football so far this season and will be looking to prolong their stay at the top through the Christmas period.
wow how are they second

-Wilson angry at Alexander's management style-

In a recent press-conference Hearts captain Danny Wilson has spoke out against Neil Alexander's managerial style, stating that nothing the team will ever do can make him happy. Wilson was particularly unhappy at Alexander's post-match team talk and press-conferences after Hearts' recent 2-1 victory over Queen of the South.

"I think he needs to lighten up a bit" Spoke an outraged Wilson. "He's always having a go at players for the smallest mistakes and it's not helping. I like praise, and I like to know that I am doing well and under Alexander I only know where I can improve. He needs to show his players a lot more respect otherwise he's heading for trouble."

It is unsure how Alexander will respond to this situation. Rumor is that another press-conference will be held by himself soon. There have already been issues that have been brought alight between Alexander and Wilson, the small string that has held the two together may have just been cut following this outburst.
well you only where you need to improve cause your shit mate, that's why you got dropped from Liverpoll and are at shitty ol Hearts :P

Sack his arse mate
Top Spot :) Shame about him spoiling your time in the limelight though


-Manager hits back at 'unproffesional' captain-

Neil Alexander has hit back at Danny Wilson's comments in recent days questioning his managerial ability. The manager was visibly aggressive as he took to the media to blast his captain's actions. A press-conference was called early so that Alexander could get his opinion out into the media and he was keen to warn any other players from stepping out of line.

"I couldn't believe what I was hearing to be honest. I have never in my life seen, or played with, a player with so much ego. He thinks he runs the squad and I can tell him now, he doesn't. I do and I will do it my god damn way." Alexander was red-faced as he burst out in anger. "Wilson is not the player I thought he was when I took over and this just proves it. He will never play another game for me again and he can leave at the end of his contract."

The press were took aback by the managers reaction, as they weren't prepared for such anger. "I call it mutiny and If anyone steps out of line as he did then they can join him!" Alexander really wasn't going to take this easy. "Wilson has been notified that he can leave and I have stripped him of his captaincy. I will now have a long and hard think of who shall replace him."
You'll live to regret beating Rangers ;) Make sure that top spot stays yours though! :P
Glad to see Alexander takes no messing!!! Great updates mate, keep it up.
Walkinshaw: It would be too kind to sack him.
Tallery: It's ok. His ego is so big, it all has to be about him. Not much I can do with 'them' players.
Aaron: Oh really? I doubt it. Jambos > Gers all the way.
Tonka: He really doesn't take any messing. Thanks!

-Hearts have had to battle through the snow and cold this December-

HEARTS 2-1 QOTS (Championship)

COWDENBEATH 1-0 HEARTS (Championship)

HEARTS 1-0 ALLOA (Championship)

LIVINGSTON 1-3 HEARTS (Championship)

This month was a difficult month for Hearts as, not only did they had to battle through the cold and bitterness of December, but they had to carry on through the replacement of Danny Wilson as captain and the off-field drama that surrounded it. However, the club will be pleased that they have managed to finish off 2014 still top of the table.

First off was a home game against Queen of the South in which sparked off Wilson's fireworks.
Hearts weren't playing with the same spirit as they normally did until they gave away a penalty, of which was converted, in the 5th minute. This hit the players and they realised they had to play harder, of which they did. They came back to claim victory, but Neil Alexander was still evidently not happy about the performance and it has came to light that he blasted the side afterwards. It is rumoured that Alexander stated that the performance was not there and they should have won the game a lot more comfortable than what they did. This caused Wilson to go public with his outrage and you all no the story from there on out...

Next game was the first game they had to live without Wilson and their first game under new captain Brad McKay, and it was against title challengers Cowdenbeath. This game was incredibly disappointing as The Brue Brazil put an end to the Jambos unbeaten streak. The players managed to keep possession well, as they always do, however they couldn't get a positive attack together and most of the possession came from the defence.

The club then scraped a win against bottom side Alloa. This was a fixture that they had to take 3 points from to stop themselves falling into a mid-season rut. Scraping a win wasn't exactly what Alexander had wanted and he was keen to express this afterwards but he also noted that it was a must win game and they won, it wasn't like the Queen of the South game.

Hearts were back to their old form soon after though with 3-1 victory over Livingston. Ossman Sow grabbed 2 goals as a better performance was put in to end the year on. Adam Reach also grabbed one during a time when there is rumor of big news to come over his loan spell and fans are desperate that he isn't being recalled, making pleads on Twitter and Facebook to the North-East club Middlesbrough not to recall him.

League Standings

Hearts remain at the top of the division, however that defeat to Cowdenbeath has cost them a larger lead than just 3 points. The club will hope that the Livingston result will be the catalyst to re-spark their November form and hopefully give them a fighting chance to reach the League Cup Final in their game against Aberdeen at the end of next month.
I'm afraid I am going to have to give you a telling off in chat after that loss to Cowdenbeath. No excuses mate!

-Adam Reach set to stay at Tynecastle for another year-

Hearts are delighted to be able to announce that a deal between Middlesbrough and themselves has been reached to allow young winger Adam Reach to stay in Edinburgh for the whole of next season aswell as the rest of this one. Neil Alexander has described this as 'fantastic news'.

"Adam Reach is a great player and I am very happy that we can use him for another year." Stated a delighted Alexander. "It's fantastic news for the club and he will be a massive asset to us, especially if we are to get promoted this season. The player is exited about the news aswell as his fellow teammates and it's only going to help us."

Reach has pulled on the maroon jersey 18 times so far this season, scoring 7 goals and assisting 2. Overall this season he has averaged out a 7.27 average rating and with him in the side Hearts are always looking up.

Stating his intention to give it his all for the whole loan period Adam stated, "I love playing for the club, the fans are fantastic. We belong in the top flight and i'm going to give everything I have in my locker to help them get back there and stay there. I know that that's what the gaffer wants and that's what the lads want, ultimately that's what the club wants."

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-Sean Kavanagh set to sign for Hearts-

Three players are set to sign on for the Jambos at the end of their contracts under the bosman ruling. First off, young right-back Sean Kavanagh will be joining from Fulham, and secondly 28 year-old midfielder Giles Coke has set up a deal from Sheffield Wednesday.

Hearts have struggled for depth in full-backs this season, but that will change when Sean Kavanagh joins up with the squad on the 1st of July. Sean Kavanagh is a 21 year-old, Irish right back who has considerable room to develop. Sean has never been gave much of a chance at Fulham and has decided that his career would be best with a move up into Scotland.

"I think that Sean has a lot of potential and I believe that he can unravel it with us," said Alexander as he announced the future signing. "I have watched him play for Fulham's Under-21 side and I think we both knew that he was too good for that level and so we have agreed this move. Fulham are happy to go ahead, as are we, and as is Sean so it's a good deal all round."

The Maroons second deal is a lot more developed and experienced. Giles Coke is 28 years of age and has played in Scotland before, in the 2009/10 season Giles played 32 games for Motherwell. He plays in a similar role as Jason Holt and so the club will be hopeful that he will help spread his experience onto their brightest talent.

"I have respect for Giles and I know that he can only help us. He is an ambitious player and I'm hoping he will raise the squads expectations in themselves. I also hope he will help with younger players, however, I don't want to heave to much pressure onto his shoulders. Ultimately I want him to play well."
Aaron: Sorry :(

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