Supporters and culture

Songs

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The Hearts Song was written and performed by Scottish comedian Hector Nicol, a St Mirren fan. The more modern Hearts Song is performed by “Colin Chisholm & The Glasgow Branch”. It is played before every match at Tynecastle. Hearts have many celebrity fans including Stephen Hendry, the late Ronnie Corbett, Ken Stott, Alex Salmond, Sir […]

Supporters and culture

The Wee Team

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Heart of Midlothian is one of two full-time professional football clubs in Edinburgh, the capital and second largest city in Scotland.[176] Hearts’ average attendance by supporters during the 2014–15 season was just short of 16,000.[177] This was comfortably the third highest figure in the country, ahead of clubs like Aberdeen, Dundee United and city-rivals Hibernian, […]

History

Hearts in World War I

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In November 1914, Heart of Midlothian comfortably led the First Division,[20] having started the 1914–15 season with eight straight victories, including a 2–0 defeat of reigning champions Celtic.[21] This streak coincided with the start of the First World War and the beginnings of a public debate upon the morality of continuing professional football while young […]

History

Supporters and culture

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The club was formed by a group of friends from the Heart of Midlothian Quadrille Assembly Club.[5] The group of friends bought a ball before playing local rules football at the Tron from where they were directed by a local policeman to The Meadows to play. Local rules football was a mix of rugby and […]