Seven Up

Seven Up

With Ann Budge’s ownership having coming to an end last month, Ruaraidh Mackay looks back at seven significant on-field highlights from the seven years under her stewardship. On 30 August 2021, Ann Budge signed Heart of Midlothian FC over to its loyal support,...
A Tale of Two Titles

A Tale of Two Titles

It’s a somewhat embarrassing reality that season 2020/21 was the second season HMFC have spent in the second tier in the past six years. The outcome is ultimately the same – league champions with games to spare – but this season could not feel any...

Going to Hampden Again

It feels strange to be sitting down in the week after a derby win without the usual overwhelming urge to pen a gloating brag-piece. After all, we’ve just vanquished our rivals to book our place in a second consecutive Scottish Cup final, despite our lower league...

Capital derby, small d?

With each passing day delivering generous servings of bleak news and varied lockdown restrictions that only make sense to Haribo’d-to the-eyeballs politicians, you’d be forgiven for not putting last season’s Scottish Cup semi-final in the driving seat of your hundred...

Deep Clean Required

On Thursday morning, I woke up after a broken, restless sleep, feeling almost hungover. Having only had about two excessive drinking sessions since October out of solidarity with my pregnant wife, it dawned on me that this feeling was not exclusive to alcohol...