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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 […]

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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 […]