‘Loved it at Tynecastle today! Everyone playing for the jersey and the stands rocking’ - Hearts fans react to ‘best display of the season’

Supporters were purring with optimism after Daniel Stendel oversaw a much-improved performance in the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen

Sunday, 29th December 2019, 7:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th December 2019, 7:48 pm
Hearts fans enjoyed their final game of 2019 at Tynecastle.

Here are a selection of tweets from happy Jambos after their ten-man team ended 2019 with an excellent performance against the Dons.

@maroonspecs: “Our best league performance this season by some distance. Deserved to win and, without that moment of quality from McGinn, I'm confident we would've held on with ten men. It's clear that the players are buying into Stendel's philosophy though. Ran themselves into the ground.”

@huntero1874: “Best performance and desire in years at tynecastle today. Shouldn’t be too despondent with being cut further adrift with Hamilton winning. Get players back now, get new ones in and get right in amongst it in January again and we will be fine. Fans outrageous today.”

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@Jocky1604: “Halkett played like a Captain today, Big Dikamona looked comfortable, Irving was immense, Henderson ran himself in to the ground, Clare continues to grow and Meshino looked threatening all day. All in all a good team performance.”

@JugumServa: “Loved it at Tynecastle today! Of course I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but what a performance. Irving man of the match, Henderson & Clare excellent. Everyone playing for the jersey and the stands rocking.”

@freddyheron: “3 weeks rest and Stendel getting them together. We’ll fly up the league second half of the season.”

@HeartsThough: “Stendel spot on with his line up btw. Defence looked solid with Craig Halkett looking a lot better, every person in midfield was trying to win every ball and overall we just looked like we actually cared which was down the the young guys and ‘big’ players being dropped imo.”

@_Hertz_1874: “Every player to a man showed something today, that's the level we expect every week. Irving, Henderson and Bozinac wanting the ball on the deck, neat and tidy.”

@JambosDownUnder: “Well done boys, that was a great performance, some real stand outs but Andy Irving was outsanding. Bring on the winter break.”

@HeartsRant: “Miles better, Hearts! Miles. That was a really good showing. Irving my pick for MOTM.”

@BurnieHearts: “Not one for saying ‘I told you so’ but @andyirving11 today - every time the ball flew at him all he wanted to do was bring the ball down to play. Superb young man. Telt yi’s.”

@PaulRobbo03: “And that is the effort required every week, that is the Hearts we know and love. We kick on from here.”

@McIverMark: “The emotion shown by @sean8clare when he saw the ovation we gave him when he was sent off, paired with him being easily the most improved player under Stendel, is exactly why I want him at this club. Gives everything he can for the shirt and has been great since Daniel came in.”

@scrambledgreg: “Never a red, two players covering, Hearts still went on to dominate the match with ten men. Stendel’s system is starting to work, I have never liked the winter shut down but it should work for both Stendel and Hearts.”

@RFBorthwick: “‘Hearts are falling apart again’, sing the fans of a team who failed to get the better of - and were outplayed by - 10-man, bottom of the table Hearts.”

@theitalianjambo: “If there's one man that could try and save us right now, that's you coach #Stendel. The Board now MUST back you in building a nice team for the final push this season, and then start planning something new over Summer.”