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Hearts resentment reservoir

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If you do not have a knot in your stomach, you should.  Hearts managed to relegate themselves last season through inept performances against teams clearly below them in the food chain.  They upped their game against Hibs and (especially) Newco, posing questions that the Budgeocracy has yet to consider.  On Sunday, we face a team of usually-can’t-be-bothereds with a grudge.

In October, they started their Championship campaign by putting six goals past Dundee, whom they blame for siding with Peter Lawwell in the discussions that determined how last season’s league campaign would end.  Then they beat Hibs, who they can always be bothered to play, in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

The new stands at Tynecastle act as a reservoir of resentment and Celtic are top of their list.  Who else, other than their players, either managers, or the insightful new broom that was going to show football how it’s done in the business world, is there to blame for their relegation than Celtic.

And then there’s Eddie.  You and I didn’t really discuss this at the time.  A photo circulated showing the keeper took him out, but that was ‘fake news’ as it was not of the penalty incident in the 2019 final.  Hand on heart; I think we got away with one then.  A goal down in the second half, Odsonne Edouard took control; before you knew it, you were celebrating a Treble Treble.

I do not respect Heart of Midlothian FC whatsoever, but I respect any opponent who can so readily cultivate the unifying resentment that can produce results like the 4-0 that ended Celtic’s world record 69 domestic games unbeaten.  This is a proper team, better than most in the Premiership and more than capable of winning on Sunday.  If we are one inch less prepared than them, we will lose.

Before the Lille and Kilmarnock wins I saw a shroud of defeat ahead at Hampden.  We may have turned it around just in time, but for now, the stomach remains knotted.

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  1. DeniaBhoy on 19th December 2020 3:22 pm

     

     

    My wife was feeling a bit under the weather since midweek, she swore it was her sinuses. Doctor told to go and get a Covid Test.

     

     

    ————–

     

     

    Family in Glasgow just went through, stay strong, love to the lady.

  2. he he he he he

     

     

    Sutton is giving it tight to Rangers on BTSPORTS,

     

     

    his commentary at the goal is excellent,

     

     

    and i think the Jules girl has a soft spot for the celts.

     

     

    suspicion of hand ball at the goal as well, it is a back post header.

     

     

    stat ofd the day, stevie g sevco have never won the next game after being knocked out of a domestic cup.

  3. Deniabhoy- I will say a wee prayer for your good lady and your family.🙏

     

     

    Stay strong fella.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    D :)

  4. ” BHOYJOEBELFAST on 19TH DECEMBER 2020 4:00 PM

     

    CELTIC4OME:

     

    SSSSSSSSHHHHHHHH! ”

     

     

    I see myself as a rational person but I am totally with you on this one :-)))

  5. All Ireland Football Final starts in under an hour. Mayo hoping to end their long wait while Dublin are going for Six-in-a-row.

     

     

    Sky Sports Mix showing the game for those who cannot access RTÉ.

     

     

    Up de Dubs.

     

     

    Best wishes to DeniaBhoy & family.

     

    Breithlá sona to Seán Thornton’s ghirl.

  6. Thanks everyone for the good wishes.

     

    My wife felt a bit off for a few days, headache behind the eyes, muscle fatigue. But no fever, no loss of taste or smell, no problems with breathing so we did not think it was Covid.

     

    Fatigue hit her today and she has been in the bed all day. But still not any kind of serious symptoms. I am feeling fine as is my son. we have been in close proximity with her throughout the week so who knows . . .

     

     

    I am kind of hoping that I have won the lottery ticket and am asymptomatic. At least that way when our confinement is over we can get on with life. In the meantime, I am waiting for the headache or the cough to start. Every wee sniff and it’s another hot tea with honey. It’s like waiting for a huns penalty – you know it’s coming, you just don’t know when.

  7. prestonpans bhoys on

    DENIABHOY on 19TH DECEMBER 2020 4:14 PM

     

     

    Just said to my brother that I’ll keep watching the Hun game until the penalty😱

  8. “PETEC on 19TH DECEMBER 2020 4:12 PM

     

    Hotsmoked

     

    If Celtic got 10 would you then be irrational?”

     

     

    I would be totally rational as I ran about like a demented ferret.