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 Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Edinburgh City Look For Three-in-a-Row

Edinburgh City face promotion-seeking Peterhead in a Ladbrokes League Two clash at Ainslie Park on Saturday. City, buoyed by back-to-back victories over Berwick Rangers and Clyde, will have new signing Jesus Garcia More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Hearts Expect Tough Battle at Firhill

Hearts Head Coach Craig Levein has warned his players to expect a tough battle against Partick Thistle when the Jambos head to Firhill on Saturday for their Ladbrokes Premiership clash. Levein told the official More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Get Rid of Your Nicotine Addiction

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith is a fully qualified hypnotherapist. Following a report this week from NHS Scotland on e-cigarettes, Mike gives advice on how hypnotherapy can help rid an addiction to nicotine. A More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Djoum Injury Blow for Hearts

Hearts have been dealt a blow with the news that influential midfielder Arnaud Djoum will be out for around 4-5 weeks with a medial ligament injury. The Cameroon international was taken off at half-time during More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Sister Act Live Choir Heading to Edinburgh

Sister Act, the classic 1992 musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, is the latest film to receive the ‘live cinema’ treatment with the ‘Sister Act Live Choir’, UK Tour presented by Amacoast Cinema. Film More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Review: Cilla the Musical *****

I should admit here that I was never a huge fan of Cilla Black. She had a powerful voice back in the 1960s but the loveable Scouser persona began to grow rather tiresome as her singing career began to give way More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Levein Happy With Hearts Progress

Hearts Head Coach Craig Levein declared himself satisfied after his side’s hard-fought victory over Hamilton Academical in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday. Goals from Ross Callachan and Kyle Lafferty – More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Shrek the Musical Heads to Edinburgh in December

Believe all ‘ogre’ again! SHREK THE MUSICAL will be at the Edinburgh Playhouse for the festive season this year from 12th December before touring the country in 2018. The musical is based on the story and characters More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Review: Grease The Musical ***

Grease was the word at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Monday evening as the original West End production of the famous musical commenced its six-day run in Scotland’s capital city. The cast was led by international More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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No Goals But Gritty Hearts Are On Their Way Back

Hearts 0 Aberdeen 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Saturday 9th September 2017 – BT Murrayfield Stadium There was a surreal feeling about Hearts first league game of the season on Saturday. The Maroon Army weren’t More...