Negative Slants On Hearts' Great Run - Why?
It's a pity that this morning's press are in the main preferring to view Hearts' fine performance at Parkhead yesterday as another opportunity for spelling out the impending gloom that they're predicting for our club in January and beyond.
Instead of focussing on the fact that Hearts are now unbeaten in their last six matches, a run that has included matches against both halves of the Old Firm, they are instead telling us how sad it is that with each passing victory or good performance from Hearts, we will soon be longing for those days after the decimation of the first team squad begins in January.
Now, perhaps they know something for sure that everyone else doesn't, and we will in fact be looking at the spine of our team being once again taken away from us at a time when things are looking promising, but I really do not think that these hacks know a great deal more than anyone else does. As far as I can see it's just guess work at the moment, so why do they have to paint such a negative picture before it even starts?
As Hearts supporters we're very much used to being kicked in the teeth just when things are starting to look upwards, so if this does happen again in January I reckon we'll take it on the chin and get on with it. Yes we were outraged at the whole George Burley situation and the subsequent series of nonsensical decisions made ever since then, but I think in the main the Hearts support are now almost immune to future disappointments as a result of the way the club has been run under the Romanovs, as at the back of our minds it's like we're almost expecting it to happen anyway.
Therefore the best thing that we can do is just make the most of any positives that happen at the time and enjoy them. Football is a very short-term game anyway in terms of the way that people measure success - there aren't many fans who are overly forward-thinking, and I'd also put many of those are paid to report on the sport into the same category in all honesty.
So come on, guys - give us a break - at least until what you're all ensuring us is the 'inevitable' actually happens. Let's start with some hype-inducing previews of what is set to be a mouth-watering clash at Tynecastle against Dundee United next Saturday....