Boasted about the home atmosphere, gloated about a famous day in 2012 and sang about past heroes are just some of the traditions for Hearts fans.
Tynecastle Park holds a special place in the heart of every support of Heart of Midlothian. It is the club’s home, both literally and spiritually, and it’s where thousands of supporters come together every second weekend to share one common bond: a love for their football team.
As a result of this, there are certain preferences, experiences and personality quirks which define Hearts fans and make them unique when compared with every other fanbase in Scottish football.
In this list we look through a few of those. If there are any that we missed out then please let us know.
1. Drank in the Tynecastle Arms
The closest bar to Tynecastle Park, situated on the corner of Gorgie Road and McLeod Street. It's often packed before and after games, especially with suited fans going to and from hospitality. Photo: SNS Group Rob Casey
2. Had a good time on 'the dancefloor'
The nickname Hearts fans have given to the lower tier in Easter Road's South Stand, such is the propensity for revelling over the years with many famous victories at the home of rivals Hibs. Photo: Mark Scates - SNS Group
3. Flashed the '5-1' sign
The 2012 Scottish Cup final provided Jambos with the ultimate oneupmanship over their Capital neighbours and they've enjoyed rubbing it in whenever possible ever since. A popular method is to hold up five fingers on one hand and one finger on the other, recalling the scoreline from that famous day. On the bright side Hibees, you're fortunate they're not holding up all ten. Photo: SNS Group Craig Williamson
4. Sang about players from decades ago
It's fair to say Hearts fans know their history. You'll often hear songs during and around matches which pay tribute to heroes of yesteryear, with individuals such as Drew Busby (pictured) and Bobby Prentice having their own songs despite both leaving the club in 1979. We're also coming up for 30 years since Wayne Foster last played for the club. Photo: SNS Group