Robbie Neilson Has Backing Of Real Hearts Fans


It’s quite ridiculous that a certain group of so-called Heart Of Midlothian fans would waste their own time, money and effort by protesting against the management of Robbie Neilson at the club.

Today at Tynecastle a plane flew over head with a message that read ‘No Style No Bottle Neilson Out!’.

The whole episode was very embarrassing for the instigators. Especially when Hearts went on to beat Partick Thistle and record their third home win and third cleansheet in a week!

It also moved Robbie Neilson’s men three points closer to the Scottish Premiership’s top two. They are well clear of Ross County who are back in fourth spot.

No style? Well they must have some style about them as only Celtic have scored more and conceded less than the ‘Jam Tarts’ so far this term.

This is only Robbie Neilson’s second season in charge. Last year he secured the Championship league title win as his side blew away competition from Rangers and Hibs (They did that with style may I add).

There is no doubt Neilson has been lucky to a certain degree. The thirty-five year old head coach is well backed by the club’s director of football Craig Levein and owner Ann Budge. Both have offered him advice, a good recruitment policy, funds and experience.

But with all that Neilson has Hearts believing in themselves again and playing with a bit of swagger. Youth players are getting a chance and good foreign players are being introduced to the team too.

They started the current campaign with a bang, as confidence was still high due to their previous seasons promotion. They had a wee lull after that, which was to be expected as they got accustomed to playing against a higher calibre opponent.

But then Neilson again steadied the ship and there was no severe decline.

To think Hearts should be in a better position at this early stage of the new era after the reckless Vladimir Romanvo days is sheer folly.

For me, they are well ahead of schedule and are being run in the proper manner, both on and off the pitch.

Hearts fans I follow and trust on Twitter have confirmed that the banner was all part of an elaborate protest. They also all stated their disgust at the attempt to destabilise the club.

Now obviously if people feel the need to hire a plan and make the banner and fly it over Tynecastle then they have a right to do so. But it seems extremely distasteful to do it considering the huge efforts Hearts fans made to save the club from financial ruin just a few years ago.

Now maybe it’s a result of Edinburgh rivals Hibs beating Hearts recently in the Scottish Cup. Does one defeat, albeit against a bitter city rival, really warrant such a protest? Not in my opinion.

Others have suggested that it was from banned supporters disgruntled by the club’s regime. Well that regime helped save the club. Certain people should be very careful what you wish for and remember recent history.

The fact is the unhappy group haven’t actually come out and explained their actions, which makes the whole saga even more laughable.

Thankfully when the plane passed over the Tynecastle skies, the home support chanted Robbie Neilson’s name. The majority weren’t going to let the minority spoil things at Hearts.

That’s the thing, most Jambos know how bad things were and are savouring these better days. They aren’t arrogant enough to think they are entitled to anything more at this stage.

I look forward to seeing more from a talented young Scottish coach at Tynecastle with Robbie Neilson continuing to impress!


2 Responses to “Robbie Neilson Has Backing Of Real Hearts Fans”

  1. Really proud of you Hearts
    “Lets go all the way”

  2. Where we were and how far we have come in such a short time is absolutely amazing, thank you Robbie, Ann and Craig, all the players and everyone else involved I am so proud to be a Jambo. “We can go all the way”

    M. Fisher

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