'Fight, football, desire, passion... Held onto 11th spot' - Hearts fans react to Celtic defeat with plenty of Sean Clare praise

Hearts had their say on the 2-0 defeat to Celtic and seen some encouraging signs

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 10:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 10:32 pm

@HeartsRant: "This may be some sort of footballing Stockholm Syndrome but I’m pleased with some aspects of that. Thought Steve McLean and Sean Clare were decent and Smith terrific. Something to build on!"

@HeartsGoals: "Despite losing 2-0 I think it’s safe to say one of the best performances of the season so far. Shows how much we’re clutching at straws, but I love that Stendel isn’t scared of trying different tactics. Can’t wait for him to get a couple of his players in. #HMFC"

@CM05KEE: "We need a team of Michael Smiths"

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Sean Clare put in a positive performance at right-back. Picture: SNS
Sean Clare put in a positive performance at right-back. Picture: SNS

@JayWithers5: "Not even too bad a performance"

@ALBAcapmgmt: "At least some of them put a shift in tonight"

@donkyfarmpro: "Well done Hearts played well tbh cmon lets beat Hamilton lots of positives in that game"

@portyhearts: "I take it the royal philharmonic orchestra train on our pitch during the week"

@kris_cpfc: "Slight green shoots of recovery in that performance. I'm hopeful we can continue to put that kind of effort and intensity into all our games and we'll no doubt start getting better results. Long way to go, but it feels less like we're falling out the sky."

@MacNaBracha: "Progress. Now, just get in a player or two who can handle this style of play."

@smclean1986: "Pretty much a free hit, expected a whole lot worse"

@neva4get19512: "Held onto 11th spot...buzzing"

@SkylordFoxtra: "I like that energy the second half! Like the way the team is going just need Uche upfront that second half! Promising!"

@maroonspecs: "Shortage of quality the difference tonight. Certainly not a shortage of effort."

@niniev: "Was good to see Sean Clare fight tonight. Thought he was one of the best players tonight."

@HMFC_France: "Michael Smith is a tremendous player. We're lucky to have him in our squad."

@showtimecharlie: "If our pitch was anywhere near worth 1 million pound and playable on then we would have been absolutely horsed tonight, the pitch made the players and scoreline look respectable that sums up how bad life is at Hearts!"

@UrsoPardo37: "We may have lost but that was a vast improvement from the team. Keep the chins up and move onto the next game"

@Deggs2012: "Delighted with that!!!! Fight, football, desire, passion, helping each other, delighted with their attitude and energy. On to Hamilton now, can they show that again on Saturday? I hope so. To the whole team."

@therichardcobb: "Was about to sing Clare’s praises until his hospital pass, but that aside he put a lot of effort in. Hickey made some decent last ditch tackles and Pereira spared our blushes."

@rossmkelly92: "Thought Clare played well and looked nifty at times. A lot of work still to do but definitely some positives (however small) to take away from tonight."

@aitkengraeme: "A lot more effort and spark. Better beat Hamilton though..."

@Leisham38: "Also a mention for Hickey, for a young player to always wants the ball, take on his man and look up for a pass, especially in this team is impressive. He’s destined for the top"

@annewitha_e: "Best performance for a while even though we lost. injured 1st team players etc but still.... better attitude goes a long way."

@SamKemmer1: "Refusal to fold after a terrible start to 2nd half, still getting forward right at the end. Clare has always looked like a talent struggling for confidence. Hickey had some great last-ditch stuff. Maclean? Not for me. Can't finish & looks a red card waiting to happen."

@PeterDouglas15: "Mulraney sums up the whole teams performance. Plenty of effort but Christ alive he cannot cross or pass a ball accurately"

@johnhill776: "That was a vast improvement to what we’ve been doing recently I’m happy with that. Lots of effort on show, more optimistic about things, Manager is making a difference I think"