Hearts begin digging up Tynecastle pitch

Work has begun to replace Hearts' pitch as owner Ann Budge invests a six-figure sum in the Tynecastle playing surface.

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Phil Stamp scores his dramatic late winner at Easter Road in November 2002

Phil Stamp: Derby winner for Hearts best moment of my career

Twenty years ago, as he starred in a Middlesbrough side containing superstars like Fabrizio Ravanelli, Juninho and Emerson, Teesside boy Phil Stamp’s knowledge of Hearts, Hibs and the Edinburgh derby was pretty much non-existent.

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Ian Cathro is happy the pitch is being replaced immediately

Hybrid pitch plans put on hold as Hearts focus on Euro bid

Hearts have postponed plans for a new hybrid pitch at Tynecastle for 18 months to boost their European ambitions this season.

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The Tynecastle pitch was threadbare and rutted when Hearts faced Inverness on Saturday

Ann Budge confirms Hearts will rip up Tynecastle pitch this week

Hearts will rip up the pitch at Tynecastle this week after owner Ann Budge commissioned a replacement surface.
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Hearts head coach Ian Cathro is excited to be taking his team to Easter Road

Ian Cathro: Derby is ‘massive opportunity’ for Hearts

Ian Cathro admitted he is relishing the challenge and intensity of Hearts’ Scottish Cup replay at Easter Road.

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Esmael Goncalves shoots wide against Inverness CT. Picture: SNS

Gary Mackay: Hearts need to show passion in derby

There’s no getting away from it – Wednesday’s game against Hibs is absolutely massive for Hearts.

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Hearts star Arnaud Djoum scores the equalising goal past Owain Fon Williams while the Inverness defenders are left stranded

Hearts reaction: Key duo will need to provide vital spark

The influence and threat carried by both Arnaud Djoum and Jamie Walker make them critical to Hearts’ Scottish Cup hopes at Easter Road on Wednesday.

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Ann Budge, Craig Levein, Ian Cathro and Scot Gardiner meet groundstaff to discuss the possible replacement of the Tynecastle pitch

Hearts hold talks about ripping up Tynecastle pitch immediately

Hearts officials are considering ripping up the Tynecastle pitch as early as next week, the Evening News can reveal.
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Choulay tries to evade Inverness defender David Raven on his first Hearts start

Hearts 1-1 Inverness CT: Jambos left cursing Walker penalty save

A penalty save by the Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams denied Hearts victory against the Scottish Premiership's bottom club.

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Wayne Foster celebrates with the Hearts fans

Maroon Memories: Wayne Foster is unlikely derby hero

Supporters of Hibs shouldn’t have spent any more time trying to analyse their club’s difficulty in dealing with their local rivals.

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  Hearts' Arnaud Djoum

Arnaud Djoum wants Hearts to help him add to AFCON medal

Arnaud Djoum paraded his African Cup of Nations winner’s medal in the Hearts dressing-room earlier this week. Now he is desperate to ensure it is not the only gong at Tynecastle this season.

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Hearts manager Ian Cathro

Cup can wait – Caley come first for Hearts and Cathro

Hearts players are focusing solely on today’s league match with Inverness Caledonian Thistle despite an impending Scottish Cup replay with Hibs at Easter Road.

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Don Cowie was challenged by Hibs opponent Darren McGregor at Tynecastle. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Hearts midfielder Don Cowie an injury doubt for Caley clash

Don Cowie is an injury doubt for Hearts ahead of tomorrow’s Premiership match with Inverness.

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Perry Kitchen is in a sticky situation, but is eager to show his worth to Hearts. Pic: SNS

Perry Kitchen: I’ll fight my way back in at Hearts

Dropping captains is becoming a habit at Hearts but the latest victim, Perry Kitchen, refuses to accept a bit-part role.

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Jim Jefferies will join Edinburgh CIty. Picture; Michael Gillen

Edinburgh City appoint Jim Jefferies as new sporting director

Edinburgh City have appointed former Hearts manager Jim Jefferies as their new Sporting Director.

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The Tynecastle pitch cut up badly in the derby

Hearts set to tailor tactics to suit Tynecastle pitch

Hearts are preparing to change tactics for Saturday’s Premiership match with Inverness to combat the rutted Tynecastle pitch.

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Ian Baird made 79 appearances for Hearts between 1991 and 1993

Ex-Jambo Ian Baird to welcome Arsenal to Gander Green Lane

From the grandiose Allianz Arena to ramshackle Gander Green Lane.

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William McLeish was first in the queue at Tynecastle this morning to snap up a ticket for the replay. Pic: Greg Macvean

Hearts fans queue from 5am for Scottish Cup derby tickets

Hearts fans began the clamour for Easter Road tickets by queuing from 5 o’clock this morning outside Tynecastle.

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Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Brad McKay

Depleted Inverness won’t be pushovers against Hearts – McKay

Until yesterday morning, Brad McKay was psyched for lining up in the Inverness Caledonian Thistle defence against former club Hearts at Tynecastle this weekend.

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