Date: 21st November 2009 at 7:38pm
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Yours truly missed today`s game at Tymecastle, and so cannot provide an eye-witness match report – however the impact on the confidence and spirit of the players and fans took another battering after St Johnstone snatched a late goal to win 2-1.

Despite only getting 10% of votes in our latest Vital poll about who would score our next goal, Christian Nade confounded most of us by scoring with a 30-yard shot today. So, well done to the big man – that must be about 6 goals in just over 2 years now.

Colin Samuel has a track record in hurting Hearts – dating back to his time at Falkirk and then Dundee United. He did it again today by scoring the equaliser, and I have to admit to being a long-time admirer of wee Trinidadian`s skill. To add insult to injury, it was one of Mixu`s signings for Hibs (Jonatan Johansson) who scored the winner after Jose Goncalves had been sent off for a high challenge.

Csaba Laszlo`s post match interviews are sounding increasingly despondent, and he revealed today that he wants to meet Vladimir Romanov urgently. It looks like something is going to have to give soon – either Hearts find a way of capturing an inspirational player or 2 in January to get the team playing with more confidence, or Romanov sacks Csaba ? or Romanov leaves everything to fate by doing nothing (with relegation a distinct possibility). That 3rd option would tell us everything we need to know about where Hearts stand in his list of ‘interests’.

Any of our readers who attended today`s game are invited to post their comments on our performance – and on what needs to be done to restore confidence and pride again !!


3 Replies to “Hearts head for trouble after St. Johnstone defeat”

  • Again it was 4-4-1-1. Yesterday I think a major problem was our lack of ability to win and keep the ball in midfield. David Obua was hiding for large parts of the game and when clear through on goal decided to run out wide??? Brought on Craig Thomson as a right winger for Black and I would like to see this again as his deliveries were certainly missed against Hibs. Jose sent off for a questionable foul and I don’t think it merited a straight red. Nade was in attendance yesterday but just in attendance. Glen wasn’t involved in much but did run and looked interested in the game. I think yesterdays result has guaranteed us bottom 6 football after the break and apart from the league cup one of the worst seasons we we have seen for some time.

  • Thanks for that info, Dicksonium. It seems we are short on confidence, and it would probably take a new player (or new coach) to turns things around. Aguiar and Neilson returning from injury last season played a big part in us getting 3rd. Would Zaliukas coming back have a similar positive effect now ?

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