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, April 25th, 2018
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Football – a way to break the ice

As a hypnotherapist, I usually ask my clients questions to get them to relax as the subconscious mind is more open to the power of suggestion when it is in a relaxed state. One of the questions I ask is ‘tell More...

By Mike Smith On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Same Old Story for Hearts at Ibrox

Rangers 2 Hearts 1 Ladbrokes Premiership, Sunday 22nd April 2018 – Ibrox It was an all-too familiar story for Hearts on their travels as the Maroons went down 2-1 to Rangers with barely a whimper at Ibrox at More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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New Deals for Hearts Pair Cochrane and McDonald

Hearts have announced new deals for teenage starlets Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald. Both have made an impact since breaking through to the Hearts first team this season with Cochrane scoring his first senior More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Review: Fat Friends the Musical ****

  Some of the recent shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse that I have reviewed for The Edinburgh Reporter have been American High School orientated. While they’ve mostly been enjoyable I have to say I can’t More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Hearts Sign MacLean and Close in on Ikpeazu

Hearts have confirmed the signing of St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean on a pre-contract deal. The 35-year-old, who has enjoyed spells at Rangers, Scunthorpe United, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City and Plymouth More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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The Spartans Crowned Lowland League Champions

There were celebrations in the north of Edinburgh today as The Spartans clinched the Ferrari Packaging Lowland League title. The Ainslie Park side went into their final league fixture just a point ahead of rivals More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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The life changing benefits of hypnotherapy

Weight loss. Smoking cessation. Insomnia. Anxiety. Self-esteem. Panic attacks. Tinnitus. Phobias such as fear of spiders, fear of flying. All unwanted habits. But all these issues have been successfully dealt with More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Supporters Neglected Again as SPFL Announce Post-Split Fixtures

Photo: SPFL After several days wait, the SPFL today finally announced the post-split fixtures in the Ladbrokes Premiership. There has been much hoo-ha in the media about the SPFL wanting to avoid a scenario where More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Leith Fort in the Running for Three Industry Awards

A new housing development built on the former Leith Fort site has been shortlisted for three awards. The £11.5 million housing development which, opened last year, is co-owned by Port of Leith Housing Association More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Young Volunteers Wanted to Run IRONKIDS Scotland Running Events

2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People and IRONKIDS Scotland is to provide opportunities for young volunteers between the ages of 8 and 26 to become part of the event planning and delivery teams as part of the More...