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 Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Farewell to Derek Rae – A Man Worth Listening To

  I watched Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup final on television with the sound muted. Celtic and Aberdeen served up a thriller but the commentator on the channel I was watching is one of those who loves More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Edinburgh City Appoint New Chairman

Edinburgh City have announced that Jim Brown has been appointed as Chairman of the Ladbrokes League Two club.   Brown (56) joined the City board last year as Finance Director. He expressed his delight at his More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Danny Mac to Star in Sunset Boulevard at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac is to take on the role of Joe Gillis in the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning Sunset Boulevard, which comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in a five-night-long More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Christophe Berra Returns to Hearts

The rebuilding of Hearts – both on and off the field – continued today when the club announced the signing of Scotland international defender Christophe Berra. The 32-year-old – who made nearly 150 appearances More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Greek Duo Leave Hearts

Hearts Greek defender Tasos Avlonitis has confirmed he will be leaving Tynecastle when his contract ends at the end of May. The 27-year-old came to Gorgie as one of nine new signings during the January transfer More...

By Mike Smith On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Free Football Sessions in Wester Hailes

Helping Hands Community Football organisation is to start up FREE football sessions in Wester Hailes on the football pitch in Clovenstone at Clovenstone Drive.   The sessions are aimed at 8-12 year olds who live More...

By Mike Smith On Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Glimmer of Hope But Hearts Still Lose at Celtic Park

Celtic 2 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Sunday 21st May 2017 – Celtic Park Season 2016/17 began way back on 30th June for Hearts as they embarked on an all-too brief qualifying campaign for the More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Five One Five Years On

Rudi Skacel demoralises Hibs – 2012 Scottish Cup final. Photo: Eric McCowat William Hill Scottish Cup Final – Saturday 19 May 2012 – Hampden Park The first time I cried at a football match was More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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Hearts Woeful Record in Perth Continues

St Johnstone 1 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Wednesday 17th May 2017 – McDiarmid Park On this day 19 years ago the Hearts were having a party while other Edinburgh dwellers (mostly from Leith) More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Young Women Smokers More at Risk of Heart Attack

All smokers are at risk, but younger women have the highest risk, a study led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Sheffield shows. Women smokers under the age of 50 are nearly More...