You could make an argument that last night’s game was the most important of the season. A win away to Hearts, bereft of captain, top striker and creative fulcrum is statement football.
It says we have the wherewithal in the squad to overcome what continues to be a campaign plagued by plague, among other things.
Yesterday we spoke about the need for new leaders. Matt O’Riley, Reo Hatate and Giorgos Giakomakis stepped forward. They will continue to improve as Ange Postecoglou shapes the team.
We are far from certain of winning this league, but it well take an exceptional side to stop us.