Mike Smith

Author of Hearts Greatest Games, Hearts - The Diary of an Incredible Season and Follow the Hearts. Hypnotherapist - contact me if you want rid of any unwanted habits. Football reporter for The Edinburgh Reporter. Twitter @Mike1874

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Curses! The Fitba’s Back…

It’s that time of the year again. Although this ‘time of the year’ seems to have been getting earlier and earlier in recent times. Yes, dear reader, I’m talking about the start of the football season. For More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Lafferty Opens Goalscoring Account as Hearts Win at Elgin

Elgin City 0 Hearts 1 Betfred Cup, Tuesday 18th July, Borough Briggs Hearts kicked off their 2017/18 season 170 miles away with their opening tie in the Betfred Cup against Ladbrokes League Two side Elgin City. Tynecastle More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Hearts Mourn the Passing of Davie Laing

Photo: London Hearts Hearts have announced that former half-back Davie Laing has died at the age of 92. Laing made his Hearts debut in November 1946 against Morton and he would go on to make 311 appearances for More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Hearts 1 Newcastle United 2

Hearts were beaten 2-1 by English Premiership newcomers Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly at Tynecastle on Friday evening. With the new main stand under construction, Tynecastle had just three stands open More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh City 0 Falkirk 3

Photo: Mike Smith Ainslie Park resembled something of an old Hearts boys reunion on Tuesday evening as Edinburgh City took on Falkirk in a pre-season friendly. City had former Jambos Craig Beattie and Craig Thomson More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Will Young and Louise Redknapp Bring Cabaret to Edinburgh

Internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Will Young, and musician and presenter Louise Redknapp will add a touch of glamour to Scotland’s capital city this autumn when they will star in Rufus Norri’s More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – James & Jamesy: 2 For Tea

Canadian Comedy Award Winners, 16-time Best of Fest Winners and 3-time London Impresario Award Winners, James & Jamesy are pleased to announce their debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Their outrageously More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Gráinne Maguire: Gráinne With a Fada

Following a critically acclaimed season at last year’s Fringe, Gráinne Maguire returns this year with her highly anticipated brand new show. Joaquin Phoenix, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Osama Bin Laden; there’s always More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn’t Say

Following their second critically-acclaimed, sell-out show at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, America’s favourite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet return this year for a strictly limited season with their More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Following total sell-out Fringe shows in 2015 and 2016, Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton returns this year with her highly anticipated brand new docu-comedy in which she investigates the power of kindness At More...