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Four talking points ahead of Hearts v Hibs

Hearts host Hibs in yet another Scottish Cup tie - the third consecutive season the Easter Road side will make the short trip to face their city rivals. Patrick McPartlin looks at the biggest talking points ahead of the cup derby

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Shaun Woodburn

Minute’s applause for tragic Shaun at Edinburgh derby

A minute’s applause is to take place during tomorrow’s Edinburgh derby in support of the campaign for justice by tragic Shaun Woodburn’s family.

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The snow-covered pitch at Forthbank. Pic: Stirling Albion FC

Edinburgh City’s match at Stirling postponed due to snow

Edinburgh City’s League Two trip to Stirling Albion on Saturday has been postponed due to snow.

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Rafal Grzelak has left Hearts by mutual consent. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Hearts confirm departure of Rafal Grzelak

Hearts have confirmed that Rafal Grzelak has left the club by mutual consent.

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Sam Stanton pictured playing for Dundee United against Dunfermline earlier this month. Picture: SNS Group

Sam Stanton leaves Hibs and signs permanent deal with Dundee United

Sam Stanton has left Hibs and signed a permanent deal with Dundee United.

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Hibs’ Brandon Barker losing race to be fit for cup clash

Hibs winger Brandon Barker is losing his race against time to be fit for Sunday’s Scottish Cup derby against Hearts.

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Hearts’ Arnaud Djoum: I just laugh at Hibs fans’ song

The Vengaboys don’t appear on Arnaud Djoum’s music playlist but he knows at least one of their tunes thanks to Hibs fans.

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Craig Levein: Hearts unlikely to make Steven Naismith deal permanent

Hearts boss Craig Levein admits it is unlikely Steven Naismith’s loan move will be made permanent after the forward joined from Norwich.

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Darren Jackson appeared for both Hibs and Hearts during his playing career

Quiz: Can you identify the footballers who played for both Hibs and Hearts?

Only 39 players have donned both the green of Hibs and the maroon of Hearts. Ahead of the Edinburgh derby, see if you can identify the footballers who have crossed the divide.

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Hibs set to cut ties with striker Anthony Stokes

Hibs manager Neil Lennon is remaining tight-lipped on the future of striker Anthony Stokes.

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Arnaud Djoum is in contention to face Hibs on Sunday

Five Hearts players return to fitness ahead of cup derby

Arnaud Djoum is one of five Hearts players back in training and fit for Sunday’s Scottish Cup Edinburgh derby against Hibs.

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Samuel Nhamburo scored the winner for Lothian the last time they met Kelty

East of Scotland: Unbeaten duo to clash as Lothian host Kelty

Undefeated East of Scotland League rivals Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and Kelty Hearts go head-to-head at Saughton Enclosure tomorrow.

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Whitehills Ferguson Park was covered in snow  but most of that has been cleared

Whitehill plan to repair pitch in close season

WHItehill Welfare boss Gary Small has revealed the playing surface at Ferguson Park will undergo major renovation at the end of the current season.

Lower Leagues
The Hibs players celebrate with their fans at Tynecastle in 2016 as Paul Hanlon made it 2-2 to force a replay. Shaw remembers going crazy with delight

Oli Shaw: I want to give Hibs fans a moment to remember

Oli Shaw remembers the moment vividly – it’s the next few seconds which he admits remain more than a little hazy.

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Neil Martynuik, right, moved from Newtongrange to Bonnyrigg last summer

Martynuik family loyalties split between Bonnyrigg and Newtongrange

Defeating local rivals Newtongrange Star to secure a last-16 place in the Scottish Junior Cup tomorrow would mean more to Bonnyrigg Rose defender Neil Martynuik than most.

Lower Leagues
Shaun Harrison, right, in action against Berwick Rangers

Edinburgh City must put harsh calls behind them

After the frustration of seeing a two-game winning run ended at home against Montrose in controversial circumstances last weekend, Shaun Harrison and his team-mates aim to shrug off the sense of injustice a week on.

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Hearts manager Craig Levein

Hearts boss bemoans ‘mental’ schedule after winter break

After five days in the Spanish sunshine, Hearts return to five games in 13 days – starting with an Edinburgh derby on Sunday. It is a situation manager Craig Levein describes as “mental”.

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Steven Naismith is unveiled at Tynecastle after signing a loan deal with Hearts until the end of the season. Picture: Heart of Midlothian FC

Steven Naismith: Hearts move ticked all the boxes for me

Steven Naismith said Hearts ticked all the boxes for him as the Norwich City forward agreed a loan deal until the end of the season.

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Hearts will host Hibs in the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle

Hibs and Hearts fans told to behave ahead of Scottish Cup clash

POLICE are urging fans to behave during the Edinburgh derby this weekend.

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Steven Naismith at Tynecastle today

Hearts complete loan signing of Steven Naismith

Hearts have completed the signing of Scotland striker Steven Naismith on loan from Norwich City.

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