Rudi Skacel ready for emotional last encounter with Hearts

Sunday’s showdown at Stark’s Park is almost certain to represent the last time Rudi Skacel, one of the biggest names in the club’s history, will play a competitive game in front of the Hearts support. Given the nature of the Czech’s decorated history with the Tynecastle club, it is fitting that this moment is set to come in a Scottish Cup tie.

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Rudi Skacel gestures to the Hibs fans at Easter Road. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Rudi Skacel: Hibs fans’ abuse drove me to make ‘5-1’ gesture

Rudi Skacel claims his “5-1” gesture to Hibs fans last month was fuelled by a sense of grievance about abuse from the stands which he felt went beyond an acceptable level.

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Hearts new boy Andraz Struna. Picture: Hearts FC

Eight things you should know about Hearts new boy Andraz Struna

Heart of Midlothian confirmed their latest signing with the addition of Slovenian international Andraz Struna.

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New Hearts signing Andraz Struna. Picture: Hearts FC

Hearts sign Slovenian international right-back Andraz Struna

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro has made his fourth signing of the January window by capturing Slovenian international full-back Andraz Struna.

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Malaury Martin played for Middlesbrough during the 2011/12 campaign. Pic: Getty

New Hearts signing Malaury Martin ‘can shoot like Alim Ozturk’

A free-kick specialist who shoots from 35 yards left Hearts for Turkey just ten days ago. The legend of Alim Ozturk may be challenged immediately by the arrival of French midfielder Malaury Martin, another player partial to a speculative goal attempt.

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French midfielder Malaury Martin cant wait to get started at Hearts after penning a three-and-a-half year deal with the club. Pic: Hearts Media

Malaury Martin: I can’t wait to get started at Hearts

Malaury Martin revealed today that he joined Hearts to play in Europe’s best football environment.

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Kevin McHattie is one of several ex-Jambos now at Raith

Raith Rovers’ ex-Hearts contingent carry Scottish Cup fire

Rudi Skacel, Ryan Stevenson, Kevin McHattie and Jason Thomson, managed by Gary Locke and Darren Jackson. The colony of former Hearts employees at Stark’s Park adds brilliant intrigue to Sunday’s Scottish Cup fourth-round tie in Kirkcaldy.

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Malaury Martin has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Hearts. Pic: Hearts FC

French midfielder Malaury Martin joins Hearts

French midfielder Malaury Martin is the latest addition to Hearts' squad after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract.

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Hearts new boy Malaury Martin in action for first club Monaco. Picture: Getty

Nine things you should know about Hearts signing Malaury Martin

Malaury Martin becomes Heart of Midlothian’s third January addition, signing a three-and-a-half year deal.

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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro and assistant Austin MacPhee

Ian Cathro: No reason for Hearts panic in January sales

Ian Cathro is busy in his Riccarton office planning the next stage of his Hearts rebuild. It is a sizeable task given he has lost a total of seven players as things stand. The message he wants to impart to supporters is that there is no cause for panic.

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Christophe Berra could return to Hearts if he leaves Ipswich Town

Hearts to make move for former captain Christophe Berra

Hearts will move to bring former captain Christophe Berra back to Tynecastle if he can secure his release from Ipswich Town.
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Christophe Berra, left, would enhance the Hearts defence

Gary Mackay: Hearts need proven goalscorer – or creator

Since the transfer window opened, we’ve already seen four players leave Hearts and two come in.

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Arnaud Djoum, left, and Faycal Rherras

Hearts head coach Cathro tips Djoum to be Africa star

Ian Cathro admitted to mixed feelings at losing key Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum to Cameroon, but backed the player to star in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Rudi Skacel was simply unstoppable

Maroon memories: Skacel his phenomenal hat-trick

RUDI SKACEL’S phenomenal hat-trick helped ten-man Hearts accelerate to third place in the Scottish Premier League as St Mirren were totally overwhelmed in an enthralling game at Tynecastle.

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Christian Nade will be hoping to put the boot in against Hibs today. Picture: SNS

Christian Nade aims to silence travelling Hibs fans

Of the 32 goals Christian Nade has scored since first arriving in Scotland almost a decade ago, five have come against Hibs.

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Igor Rossi is leaving Hearts. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Defender Igor Rossi quits Hearts for Saudi Arabia

Hearts defender Igor Rossi has left the club to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Faisaly Harmah.

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Scott Robinson is scoring vital goals as East Fife challenge for the play-offs

Scott Robinson loving East Fife but wants full-time football

From Tynecastle to Rugby Park, then to East End Park and now Bayview. Scott Robinson’s descent through Scottish football has been steady.

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Faycal Rherras has been called up by Morocco

Hearts defender Faycal Rherras handed late AFCON call-up

Hearts defender Faycal Rherras faces a frantic dash out of Edinburgh after a late call-up to Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations squad.

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Juanma has completed his move to V-Varen Nagasaki in Japan.

Juanma completes move from Hearts to Japan

Spanish striker Juanma Delgado has finalised a permanent move from Hearts to the Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki.

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Callum Paterson will undergo surgery on his knee next week

Callum Paterson set to explore Hearts contract options

Hearts will hold fresh talks with injured full-back Callum Paterson to see if he is willing to extend his contract.

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