Mike Smith

Author of Hearts Greatest Games, Hearts - The Diary of an Incredible Season and Follow the Hearts. Hypnotherapist designate. Football reporter for The Edinburgh Reporter. Twitter @Mike1874

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Legendary Bernie Tormé is Coming to Edinburgh

Bernie Tormé has been described as a blues rock psychedelic shredmeister, a glam punk sleaze rock frontman – but, above all, a guitar legend. Influenced by other guitar legends Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Rory More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Abject Hearts Go Down in Aberdeen

Aberdeen 2 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Saturday 18th March 2017 – Pittodrie In a week when many people had a flutter or three on the horses at the Cheltenham Festival, it’s fair to say not More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, March 18th, 2017

If You Really Want to Give Up Smoking…

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith is a qualified hypnotherapist. In the latest of a series of articles on the benefits of hypnotherapy, Mike looks at what it can do to help people stop smoking. ‘What More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, March 17th, 2017

Hearts Trio Sign New Deals

 Ahead of their trip to Aberdeen on Saturday on Ladbrokes Premiership business. Hearts have announced that three of their young Scots players have signed new contracts keeping them in Gorgie until 2020. Goalkeeper More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Four Goal Hearts Back on Song

Heart of Midlothian 4 Hamilton Academical 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Saturday 11th March 2017 – Tynecastle Without a win in five games, it’s fair to say Hearts were beginning to feel the pressure when Hamilton More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Just Another Saturday…

This doesn’t happen very often. But I must confess that – for this week only, mind – I’m rather envious of those fans who profess to ‘hate Jam Tarts and hate Dundee’. Now this is nothing to do with More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Hearts Slip to Another Defeat

Heart of Midlothian 0 Ross County 1 Ladbrokes Premiership, Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Tynecastle A week ago, Hearts exited the William Hill Scottish Cup with barely a whimper after losing 3-1 to Hibernian. This More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

When Hearts Humbled The Mighty Bayern

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith looks back at this day in 1989 when Hearts put one of the world’s greatest football clubs to the sword on an emotional evening at Tynecastle. The old cliché that there More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, February 27th, 2017

Hearts Great Alex Young has died

Photo: Everton FC One of Hearts greatest players, Alex Young, has died less than a month after his 80th birthday. Young was born in Loanhead, Midlothian in February 1937 and began his football career with neighbouring More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

A Miserable Week For Hearts Ends With Another Defeat

Partick Thistle 2 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Saturday 25th February 2017 – Firhill That was the week that was. A miserable eight days for everyone associated with Heart of Midlothian ended in More...