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Hearts in 50 objects: No.32 – Main Stand plaque

Pertinently, this plaque was made to honour the Hearts directors who helped fund and build Tynecastle’s main stand in 1914. Of course, that structure was only recently demolished to make way for its £12million replacement, due to open in September.

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Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty ready to thrive on pressure at Hearts

Being Kyle Lafferty often means a high price in aggression. Hearts’ new striker glanced the winning goal on his debut in Elgin on Tuesday night almost to prove how he thrives under pressure.

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Rafal Grzelak performed well for Hearts at Elgin

Rafal Grzelak poised for first Hearts start in East Fife tie

Rafal Grzelak is poised for his first competitive Hearts start should injury rule Ashley Smith-Brown out of Saturday’s Betfred Cup tie against East Fife.

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Hibs and Hearts will do battle at Easter Road in October

Hibs-Hearts clash moved for live TV coverage

The opening Edinburgh derby of the season has been brought forward 24 hours for live TV coverage.

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John Souttar played for Hearts Under-20s and is hopeful of making a first-team comeback next month

Hearts defender John Souttar plays first game in six months

John Souttar made his injury comeback for Hearts last night - his first game in six months after rupturing an Achilles tendon.

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The Terrible Trio

Hearts in 50 objects: No.31 – The Terrible Trio

Their names roll off the tongue of any Hearts fan who knows even a smattering of their club’s history. Alfie Conn, Willie Bauld and Jimmy Wardhaugh, affectionately known as the Terrible Trio, are the greatest forward line ever to don the maroon jersey.

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Hearts' Kyle Lafferty celebrates his goal with Esmael Goncalves. Pic: SNS

Ian Cathro: More to come from Hearts after narrow Elgin win

Ian Cathro stressed there is more to come from Hearts after last night’s narrow Betfred League Cup win over Elgin. Kyle Lafferty’s first competitive goal for the Edinburgh club secured a 1-0 victory at Borough Briggs in Group B of the new-look League Cup.

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Kyle Lafferty heads home the opener for Hearts. Pic: SNS

Elgin 0, Hearts 1: Kyle Lafferty nets winner on debut

This was a comfortable if unspectacular start to the new season for Hearts as Kyle Lafferty’s header secured victory in Elgin. The Betfred League Cup Group B tie was settled by the Northern Irishman after an hour on a night when the Premiership side struggled to break down their stubborn League Two hosts.

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Former Hearts player Davie Laing pictured in his heyday.

Former Hearts player Davie Laing dies aged 92

Former Hearts player Davie Laing has died at the age of 92.

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Bjorn Johnsen trained with Hearts' Under-20s yesterday

Hearts duo Djoum and Johnsen miss cup tie to work on fitness

Arnaud Djoum and Bjorn Johnsen are back training with Hearts but will not feature in tonight’s Betfred League Cup tie against Elgin City.

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Jamie Walker was the subject of two bids from Rangers

Jamie Walker irreplaceable for Hearts, says Esmael Goncalves

While Ian Cathro stressed nothing has changed regarding the future of Hearts winger Jamie Walker, striker Esmael Goncalves admitted the 24-year-old would be irreplaceable if he joined Rangers.

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Ashley Smith-Brown will make his competitive bow for Hearts in Elgin tonight

Ashley Smith-Brown: From Aguero and Sterling to Elgin

Borough Briggs provides an especially modest start to Ashley Smith-Brown’s Hearts career tonight. When you’ve trained with superstars like Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling, not much can compare.

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Hearts have won the Scottish Cup eight times. Pic: TSPL

Hearts in 50 objects: No.30 - The Scottish Cup

Perhaps the trophy which is held dearest by Hearts supporters, the Scottish Cup reserves a special place at Tynecastle. Eight times the Edinburgh club have lifted the famous silverware since first winning it way back in 1891.

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The plaque that marks the World War I heroes

Hearts in 50 objects: No.29 – World War I plaque

This plaque adorned the outer wall of Tynecastle’s old main stand and will also be given a prominent position in the new structure. It is in honour of the Hearts players and staff who enlisted for duty in World War I, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice and never came home.

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Keeping Jamie Walker, centre, is vital for Hearts. Pic: SNS

Gary Mackay: Summer has restored positive vibes at Hearts

Things are looking far more positive for Hearts now than when I wrote my last column two months ago after an encouraging period of close-season transfer activity.

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Hearts defender Aaron Hughes tries to keep Newcastle's Rolando Aarons in check. Pic: Getty

Newcastle test was perfect prep for Hearts, says Aaron Hughes

Aaron Hughes believes the tough test Hearts were given against Newcastle United on Friday has helped develop their “competitive mindset” in preparation for their season-opening match away to Elgin City in the Betfred Cup.

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Mauricio Pinilla scores for Hearts at Pittodrie

Maroon Memories: Pinilla lights up Pittodrie – then sees red

Hearts maintained second place in the SPL with a convincing victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

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The 3D cast of the original bridge given to Hearts

Hearts in 50 objects: No.28 – The bridge destroyed by war

The Stari Most is very much the jewel in the crown of Mostar, the city in southern Bosnia-Herzegovina where Hearts have enjoyed two European successes.

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Ian Cathro was pleased with Hearts' display against Newcastle

Hearts now ready for competitive action – Ian Cathro

Ian Cathro declared Hearts ready for competitive action after they completed their four-game series of pre-season friendlies with an encouraging display in last night’s 2-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United.

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Jamie Walker scored Hearts' goal in the 2-1 defeat

Hearts 1, Newcastle 2: Cathro’s men impress despite defeat

Hearts completed their pre-season programme with a strong display against an impressive Newcastle United side in an entertaining friendly at Tynecastle.

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