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smartinmaroon
6 minutes ago, Morgan said:

One game at a time, old fruit.

 

Don’t for heavens sake give any credit to Craig Levein or a Hearts performance.

 

That would hurt you too much.

 

 

Exactly. Very good tonight. Some folks need to cheer the f up.

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Morgan
1 minute ago, smartinmaroon said:

Exactly. Very good tonight. Some folks need to cheer the f up.

:thumbsup:

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sadj
11 hours ago, Skippy Doodle said:

Was nice of the guys to have me on the show for a few minutes to try and address the CL issue in a few media friendly sound bites and edit me to sound reasonably coherent 😂😂 give these guys a listen and subscribe to them on various platforms

 

https://www.thetotallyfootballshow.com/from-the-podcasts/is-craig-levein-in-danger-of-losing-the-safest-job-in-world-football/

Not heard this one yet but if you are on i might need to jump it to the front of my playlist mate

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TheOak88

Good result tonight, and by the sounds of it an even better performance. 

 

This defo gives Levein some breathing space. Interesting to see how we get on at Celtic next week. 

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To Be Frank
51 minutes ago, Cruickshank for Scotland said:

 

I thought the same. Having had a couple of stents fitted just before Craig did I certainly would not want his health being affected.

So well done big man - great result tonight!

 

Hope you’re doing ok 👍🏻

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Cruickshank for Scotland
14 minutes ago, To Be Frank said:

 

Hope you’re doing ok 👍🏻

 

All good thanks for asking Frank - I’m lucky I don’t have the stress of managing Hearts!!

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Riccarton3
Posted (edited)

bbc seemed to be implying in their report that Hearts fans turned up in such numbers because it was make or break for Levein's tenure. That it could be a historical moment.' I was there at Levein's last game.' 

 

Just no idea, BBC. Stick to fawning over Rangers.

 

 

 

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To Be Frank
6 minutes ago, Cruickshank for Scotland said:

 

All good thanks for asking Frank - I’m lucky I don’t have the stress of managing Hearts!!

 

Good to hear 👍🏻

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tntjambo

one swallow does not make a summer

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ToqueJambo
2 minutes ago, tntjambo said:

one swallow does not make a summer

 

It does make a cup quarter final though.

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soonbe110
2 minutes ago, tntjambo said:

one swallow does not make a summer

Could be the start of summer though. Time will tell. 

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smartinmaroon
2 minutes ago, tntjambo said:

one swallow does not make a summer

How poetic 

tonight there was a lot to be happy about. Giving credit where it’s due is the right thing to do, let’s just bloody well enjoy a good win and a promising start for an evolving side no?

 

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Homme

Certainly earned a bit longer given the good result and first half performance where we really were superb. 

 

Please don't judge him after Celtic away. No hearts manager or potential replacement would get a result there in all liklihood. 

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GorgieFifeLife
1 hour ago, Morgan said:

One game at a time, old fruit.

 

Don’t for heavens sake give any credit to Craig Levein or a Hearts performance.

 

That would hurt you too much.

 

 

Very happy with what we showed tonight was quite happy to stand and get soaked watching them.  Not going to get over excited though, it is only one game after all.

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MrBones

Leveins time is up. No doubt in my mind. We've been shocking for almost a year.

 

This might sound strange but i think it's a brute force attempt to get better. Just keep signing players until it works or we have so much better quality and experience it makes us win regardless of who is managing, just like Neil Lennon right now who can win the league regardless of plans or tactics

 

 

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Zlatanable
2 hours ago, Glamorgan Jambo said:

Thought Craig looked very stressed in his full time interview. 

 

Some better play tonight, a lot of it originating with Irving. Here's hoping it's the start of a sustained improvement. 

 

1 hour ago, Cruickshank for Scotland said:

 

I thought the same. Having had a couple of stents fitted just before Craig did I certainly would not want his health being affected.

So well done big man - great result tonight!

Craig seems like Craig here

 

 

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Kid Creole

Havent read the previous pages, wasnt at the game  - watched the game on BT like a number of others

 

Stephen Craigan actually said

 

"Levein has stumbled on a workable formation tonight, unsure if it was deliberate or not" .. 🧐 🙊 ....

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Gorgieshed

The f u c ing JTs are back. No one wants CL to succeed more than me. WE ARE BACK.

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Smithee
1 hour ago, MrBones said:

Leveins time is up. No doubt in my mind. We've been shocking for almost a year.

 

This might sound strange but i think it's a brute force attempt to get better. Just keep signing players until it works or we have so much better quality and experience it makes us win regardless of who is managing, just like Neil Lennon right now who can win the league regardless of plans or tactics

 

 

 

Getting so many quality players that we can't help winning is a bad thing because...?

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Mr Elwood P
On 15/08/2019 at 10:56, cheetah said:

 

 

Astonishing :rofl: 

 

Prepare to be astonished! 

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Smithee
1 hour ago, Gorgieshed said:

The f u c ing JTs are back. No one wants CL to succeed more than me. WE ARE BACK.

☝️

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Mr Elwood P
On 15/08/2019 at 11:25, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

 

Excellent. Let’s waste another season.

 

Patience is a virtue!

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1971fozzy

I’m not a fan but was at Motherwell and that’s more like the Hearts I want to see. 

I was also at East Fife though.

I will give him the benefit as his criticism for the Ross County game seems to of hit a note given tonight’s performance.

also, the signings are very tasty so for me let’s see what happens until the winter break.

celtic away to be honest is not one I expect to win or even draw at this point. It’s the games after that I want / expect points and entertainment 

i certainly do not want or expect another shitefest like Ross County again given the backing and quality of signings and backing from the board 

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cosanostra

Last night has made me jump off the "sack him now" train.

Prepared to give him this season i guess. 

This must be his last chance though.

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ToqueJambo
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Kid Creole said:

Havent read the previous pages, wasnt at the game  - watched the game on BT like a number of others

 

Stephen Craigan actually said

 

"Levein has stumbled on a workable formation tonight, unsure if it was deliberate or not" .. 🧐 🙊 ....

 

The lack of respect in that comment from someone who has achieved considerably less than Levein as a player and manager is breath-taking. What did we do to deserve such arseholes commenting on our game.

 

Time to circle the wagons, pull together and prove these eejits wrong.

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Getintaethem

Far better performance last night, especially first half.  The signings we've made this window have been excellent and they will need time to settle and get up to full match fitness.

 

  I still feel we're too reliant on the long ball and could play better football at times.  However last night was a step in the right direction, those performance levels need to be sustained over several games before I'm convinced.

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Hearts1975

That was night and day compared to last week. Great result at what has always been a historically difficult ground for us. I had convinced myself we weren’t going to win so hats off to the team and to CL for a much much better performance 

 

I still think there is more to come and there are still areas where we can improve but it doesn’t have to be one huge leap in terms of performances. Small steps will do me absolutely fine and as long as we see progress game to game, and good consistency, then hopefully we can go on and have a good season 

 

next game its u realistic to expect a win, but, that said, I hope we have a real go at them. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

 

For now, just enjoy the weekend ☺️

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Glamorgan Jambo
9 hours ago, Zlatanable said:

 

Craig seems like Craig here

 

 

It was the interview on BT that made me think he was slow and more jittery than normal. Especially around the discussion of the penalty incidents and towards the end of the interview where he was less coherent than usual. 

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pettigrewsstylist
5 hours ago, ToqueJambo said:

 

The lack of respect in that comment from someone who has achieved considerably less than Levein as a player and manager is breath-taking. What did we do to deserve such arseholes commenting on our game.

 

Time to circle the wagons, pull together and prove these eejits wrong.

Yeah i heard that also. Pretty poor stuff. Guys a hearts hating fud tho. It has always been barely concealed. 

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pettigrewsstylist
4 minutes ago, Hearts1975 said:

That was night and day compared to last week. Great result at what has always been a historically difficult ground for us. I had convinced myself we weren’t going to win so hats off to the team and to CL for a much much better performance 

 

I still think there is more to come and there are still areas where we can improve but it doesn’t have to be one huge leap in terms of performances. Small steps will do me absolutely fine and as long as we see progress game to game, and good consistency, then hopefully we can go on and have a good season 

 

next game its u realistic to expect a win, but, that said, I hope we have a real go at them. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

 

For now, just enjoy the weekend ☺️

Still not having enough attempts on goal. Hopefully this will start to improve next home game. Far too many positives last night to mention them all.

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upgotheheads
7 hours ago, cosanostra said:

Last night has made me jump off the "sack him now" train.

Prepared to give him this season i guess. 

This must be his last chance though.

 

Certainly it has given him some breathing space and if he can consolidate with a decent performance against Celtic (NB, I didn't say a win), and a win against Hamilton Accies then we might be in for a decent spell. But one thing worries me. Levein  looked  stressed in the post match interview last night and he's been less than his cocky self recently. I wonder if AB might step in at some point just to protect his health. It's less than a year since he had a Heart attack after all. Maybe a month off might be called for by Ann Budge, with MacPhee taking over in the interim, if she feels the same.

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Hearts1975
Just now, pettigrewsstylist said:

Still not having enough attempts on goal. Hopefully this will start to improve next home game. Far too many positives last night to mention them all.

I thought as well in the second half we didn’t press them and when we didn’t have the ball and ended up as a result a bit deeper in terms of our lines but still a lot better than last week and we got the victory which is the most important thing 

 

the confidence the players will take from the victory should also help us moving forward 

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tolcross lad

I was there last night.Top tier and escaped a soaking.It was a decent performance but one which should be the very minimum expected of Hearts. 

 

 

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Tennant's  6's

Much improved performance last night, which should be the minimum standard though. 

 

With players still to return, and players to keep up to speed, you'd have to hope for more control of the game,  creating more chances and working on counter attacking moves.

 

So much better, and effective, tha  aimless long balls which just gifts the opposition the ball again. 

 

 

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annushorribilis III
10 hours ago, MrBones said:

Leveins time is up. No doubt in my mind. We've been shocking for almost a year.

 

This might sound strange but i think it's a brute force attempt to get better. Just keep signing players until it works or we have so much better quality and experience it makes us win regardless of who is managing, just like Neil Lennon right now who can win the league regardless of plans or tactics

 

 

I wouldn't say "brute force" but maybe it's an admission (at last) that the players just aren't good enough.  Whatever, the club seems to have loosened the purse strings and hopefully this is a sign of things to come. We got a win where often don't with a much changed team and after the last few weeks that's a relief. I hope CL can turn it around and that he isn't suffering unduly health wise but ultimately I want him gone at the end of the season. 

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Haken
10 hours ago, Smithee said:

 

Getting so many quality players that we can't help winning is a bad thing because...?

Signing better players to improve, that’ll never catch on

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Gambo

It's quite simple really, get performances like last night 8 or 9 games out of ten, rather than the Ross County/East Fife 8 or 9 games out of ten and there will be no problems.

 

It is up to Levein to get that performance from them, the first half especially whilst not great showed we can play football.

 

Last night should be the minimum expected in terms of effort and style.

 

As good as last night was there is plenty room for improvement.

 

More of the same at least Levein and we will all be happy.

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Jocam2325
1 hour ago, Getintaethem said:

Far better performance last night, especially first half.  The signings we've made this window have been excellent and they will need time to settle and get up to full match fitness.

 

  I still feel we're too reliant on the long ball and could play better football at times.  However last night was a step in the right direction, those performance levels need to be sustained over several games before I'm convinced.

I think with Uche out the team we play football. Thats not his fault but just that we go route 1 when he is there. 

Last night was miles better. A continuation from the excellent half hour or so at Pittodrie. 

 

We have a top 4 squad. 

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Morgan
12 hours ago, tntjambo said:

one swallow does not make a summer

That’s true.

 

One swallow does not a summer make, but it’s sometimes an indication of the start of summer.

 

Glass half full, or glass half empty?

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Selkirkhmfc1874
2 minutes ago, Jocam2325 said:

I think with Uche out the team we play football. Thats not his fault but just that we go route 1 when he is there. 

Last night was miles better. A continuation from the excellent half hour or so at Pittodrie. 

 

We have a top 4 squad. 

Totally agree about we've got top 4 squad ! Last night we played without zlamal , souttar , Haring , Nausmith , wighton and Garuccio aswell as a number of of kids with first team experience Burns,  Brandon , Cochrane , Keena,  McDonald, Morrison, Zanatta and Henderson and even with all those we've got some cracking kids out on loan Smith, Hamilton , petrov and Moore. 

The futures looking very positive 

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Prof
On 15/08/2019 at 07:06, chuck berrys hairline said:

Three players on a year deal and people are happy. It's back to frigging square one next summer 😅 it's the constant chopping and changing that causes us to have no way or means of implementing our tactics to our biggest strengths. We will never build any momentum at this rate 

Excellent point. 

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jr ewing

Let's see what happens next game. 

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Toxteth O'Grady

Now he’s moaning about fans being unhappy because it’s early in the season. We’ve been shit since last November

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Selkirkhmfc1874

This threads been very quiet since we beat motherwell , will no doubt get busy again as soon as we lose 

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To Be Frank
14 minutes ago, Toxteth O'Grady said:

Now he’s moaning about fans being unhappy because it’s early in the season. We’ve been shit since last November

 

If only this had been discussed at great already...

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innerjambo

Shhhhhhhhh, be very quiet, don't mention results and performances since November last year. Don't compare it to Cathro's dismal reign, because we don't want to upset Craig. Don't remind him of how many losses and draws we've accumulated over the last few months, because it's best if we just forget about it, and start another clean slate. 

Look what happens when he gets angry and lashes out at every man and their dog. We should be very well behaved supporters, sit quiietly in the corner and remember that things are looking good, and we must have lots and lots and lots of patience. Please also remain quiet in the stands, until told to cheer.

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ToqueJambo
3 minutes ago, innerjambo said:

Shhhhhhhhh, be very quiet, don't mention results and performances since November last year. Don't compare it to Cathro's dismal reign, because we don't want to upset Craig. Don't remind him of how many losses and draws we've accumulated over the last few months, because it's best if we just forget about it, and start another clean slate. 

Look what happens when he gets angry and lashes out at every man and their dog. We should be very well behaved supporters, sit quiietly in the corner and remember that things are looking good, and we must have lots and lots and lots of patience. Please also remain quiet in the stands, until told to cheer.

 

What do you hope to gain from a post like this on the almost eve of a big game? What’s your end game here?

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To Be Frank
4 minutes ago, ToqueJambo said:

 

What do you hope to gain from a post like this on the almost eve of a big game? What’s your end game here?

 

There is no end game. Some just can’t let a couple of hours pass without their jimmies over-rustle and feeling the need to vent. It’s unfortunate but best ignored. 

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innerjambo
5 minutes ago, ToqueJambo said:

 

What do you hope to gain from a post like this on the almost eve of a big game? What’s your end game here?

 

And there we have it, one of the Levein security officers comes along sharpish, and says I mustn't remind people of the truth. Frank will be along next with his undying wit, and hilarious gifs. 

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ToqueJambo
1 minute ago, innerjambo said:

 

And there we have it, one of the Levein security officers comes along sharpish, and says I mustn't remind people of the truth. Frank will be along next with his undying wit, and hilarious gifs. 

 

What dog has Levein lashed out at?

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