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IBRAHIM Tall is in no doubt as to what will happen at Easter Road this weekend should Hearts display the same spirit shown against Celtic on Wednesday night. The Senegalese defender has been recalled to the Hearts team and played his part in a stunning 2-0 victory at Parkhead in the quarter final of the CIS Insurance Cup.
HEARTS' traditionally sour relationship with the Scottish League Cup became much sweeter with last night's 2-0 victory over Celtic that took them into the semi-finals of the CIS-sponsored tournament. Having contested only one final since they won the trophy in 1962, the present-day Tynecastle side made up for their defeat by Rangers in that event in 1996, a match that was also played at Celtic Park.
FIFA has been asked to step into a dispute between Hearts and Rangers which has prevented the Ibrox club from officially registering Andy Webster as their player following his loan transfer from Wigan Athletic.
A HEARTS player has been charged with driving without insurance after colliding with a car and landing two people in hospital.
HEARTS fans today gave a resounding thumbs down to the idea of ground-sharing with arch rivals Hibs if the redevelopment of the main stand at Tynecastle forces the Jambos to decant from Gorgie.
HEARTS are considering a temporary ground-share with Hibs at Easter Road or at Murrayfield if they get the go-ahead to build a new main stand at Tynecastle.
HEARTS stars Michael Stewart and Patrick Kisnorbo are still weeks away from a first team return, it emerged today.
THE attempted takeover of Hearts by a Lithuanian businessman has hit a snag. Talks between representatives of Vladimir Romanov, who wants to buy a controlling interest in the club, and Chris Robinson, the Tynecastle chief executive, have stalled.
VLADIMIR Romanov, the Lithuanian businessman who wants to buy a controlling interest in Hearts, is committed to keeping the club at Tynecastle.
FORMER Hearts chairman Leslie Deans today insisted his bid to buy Tynecastle and lease it back to the club was still alive despite the club agreeing to sell the stadium to Cala Homes for £22million.
HEARTS and Hibs should investigate the possibility of groundsharing to secure their long-term futures, former Tynecastle chairman Doug Smith claimed today.
THE bid to keep Hearts in Gorgie is set to reach new heights with supporters planning a fund- raising parachute jump.
SIR Tom Farmer, the owner of Hibernian, has given his unconditional backing to the club board’s decision to remain based at Easter Road in Edinburgh.
HIBERNIAN’S decision to stay at Easter Road not only settled their immediate future when it was announced yesterday - it also presented their city rivals Hearts with a stark choice of their own. With the proposed joint stadium at Straiton now ruled out, the Tynecastle club must choose between staying put or becoming tenants at nearby Murrayfield.
HIBS owner Sir Tom Farmer today gave his total backing to the club staying at Easter Road, saying: "I support the decision 100 per cent."
HEARTS chief executive Chris Robinson today revealed that Hibs’ announcement that the club are to stay at Easter Road had come as no surprise.
HIBS fans today reacted with delight to the news that the club is to stay at Easter Road.
FURIOUS Hearts fans have been told they would be treated differently from rugby and rock fans if an alcohol ban is lifted at Murrayfield Stadium.