*** Official Heart of Midlothian F.C. Thread: 2007-2008 Edition ***

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by j.fisher, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    I'm not sure that it is necessarily a big deal to sell to a foreign investor...but the one Yams have found themselves with is an unmitigated disaster.
     
  2. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    chances of that happening are very slight for now.

    dermot desmond is the majority shareholder and unlike a lot of foreign investors he is a genuine fan.
     
  3. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Boston
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are rumours going around that Gordon is unhappy at Sunderland. Matters weren't helped when Keane-O benched him for back-up Darren Ward a few weeks ago. While I doubt he'll make the return trip, it'd be great if he did.
     
  4. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    i think it's just a bit of a footballing culture shock for the lad. he isn't used to losing goal after goal. i haven't seen many, if any in fact, that i could blame him for.

    the 2-0 win against portsmouth is his first clean sheet since the opening game of the season against spurs.

    i think he has the ability and the desire to succeed in the EPL and i hope he does.
     
  5. Kot Matroskin

    Kot Matroskin Member+

    Aug 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    I didn't get to see today's derby with hibs at Tynie. I know the result, but I'd like to see the match! Any suggestions? Are there torrents for SPL matches?
     
  6. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Maybe on youtube?

    Congrats on the derby win.
     
  7. CaliforniaAlbanach

    CaliforniaAlbanach New Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Exeter, CA
    Nothing on the 51 million pounds investment into the stadium?
     
  8. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis

    I thought about it, but a real estate link seemed off topic.
     
  9. CaliforniaAlbanach

    CaliforniaAlbanach New Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Exeter, CA
    started a new thread if thats ok?
     
  10. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
  11. Kot Matroskin

    Kot Matroskin Member+

    Aug 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Vlad the Mad Bastard is at it again! Where's a frackin Russian mafia hit when you need one?

    He just sold Velicka, our top scorer, for a measly million pounds. And no viable striking options to step in. :mad:


    "The move is sure to infuriate Hearts fans..."

    Too right it's gonna infuriate us. How long does he think he can keep getting away with this crap?
     
  12. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  13. Kot Matroskin

    Kot Matroskin Member+

    Aug 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
  14. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    it sounds harsh mate but you know it's true.

    the hearts fans put him in power and now unfortunately they're reaping what they sow.

    the loans are in his banks name i think. so the club pays his bank the interest.

    the last thing i want to see is a famous club like hearts going to the wall but he holds all the aces now. the only way to get him out is to totally boycott the matches but then who's going to come in and take over the mess that he's made.

    it's a bleak, bleak time for hearts and i can't see any light at the end of the tunnel. sorry. :(
     
  15. Kot Matroskin

    Kot Matroskin Member+

    Aug 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    I hear ye, but I don't know that we had much choice at the time, and how can you ever really know somebody's intentions in advance? I mean, he's not going to give the game away until it's too late.

    Dark times. I almost hope it gets worse so that somebody, anybody, is forced to do something.
     
  16. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    even worse is, if the deal goes through, hearts won't see a penny of the £1mill as he's still a kaunas player on loan at hearts.
     
  17. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    This whole debacle has just been bizarre. I'm not sure whether the Jambos amaze me or disgust me with the fact that they still have decent attendance.
     
  18. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Well, that's why I can't understand clubs & fans who put their faith in the hands of foreign tycoons (I'm not happy about what happened to Liverpool, i.e.). :rolleyes:
     
  19. foxfang

    foxfang Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Now Toronto
    Hi guys. My name's Alvaro and I've had a pretty intersting history with Hearts since I was a kid.

    The 2nd time I came to Canada (1995-96, I was about 11), I became friends with a Scottish kid who's family happened to be a huge fan of Heart of Midlothian. Since I was already a lifelong (although short) football fanatic (from familiy ties, culture, etc)....it wasn't hard for me to get into the team.

    To say the least, the first thing that mesmerized me was the maroon jerseys/posters/ flags/ crest....I just loved the "look" of Hearts. (+ Tynecastle). PRetty soon, I was hooked everytime I came over (following results, even going to bars at 7:30 AM to catch the games vs. Celtic or Rangers)

    By the time 1998 came, I experienced the Scottish cup win which was really something spectacular. Since then, I've been following Hearts through the internet (listening to games, catching replays, going over houses that have the North American setanta at 8-9am (for those rare days where they show Hearts games live). When I meet Scots here, they seem baffled to find a Canadian who's such a fan :D

    Anyways, I'm glad I found this forum and look forward to chatting up with fellow Jambos.
     
  20. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    wow, go figure, a tfc fan who isnt a celtic fan. welcome aboard:)
     
  21. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    yeah. welcome aboard.

    just checked your first post and there are no spelling or grammatical errors. you have to be very vigilant of this as the forum mod is a hibee and he preys on hearts fans, picking on them for the slightest thing.

    he's given out yellow cards to hearts fans for incorrect use of punctuation before... :eek:
     
  22. Borussia

    Borussia Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    Fürth near Nuremberg
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    LOOOL! :D
     
  23. Kot Matroskin

    Kot Matroskin Member+

    Aug 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Welcome! We can always use another Jambo here. I think you bring our number to about four on these boards. We outnumber the hobos, so that's good at least. It's about all we're going to win this year, I'm afraid...
     
  24. foxfang

    foxfang Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Now Toronto
    Awesome, thanks guys.
    Just followed the game right now. Great win vs. Inverness.
    Funny, I remember thinking this week: "Elliot is our last hope" as a joke.

    By the way, what websites do you guys use to watch hearts games? I'm wondering if you have anything better than livefooty?
    It's hard to find links to listen to the games since they are usually reserved for UK listeners.
     
  25. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    <<< Lurking, lurking, waiting for moment to strike...
     

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