Things, unfortunately, seem to have gone a little bit quiet recently in regards to the upgrading of Tynecastle - and the main stand in particular. The club had hoped to begin working on the area under the Wheatfield stand in April. Currently, the Edinburgh Council Planning Portal shows that a decision on that planning application has yet to be made. *update* planning permission for the Wheatfield stand undercroft was GRANTED on 28.07.2016 So, obviously we are going to see delays on the club's planned timescale to complete Tynecastle and increase her capacity to somewhere just north of 20,000. But this article isn't really about the existing plans. This article is about "What happens next?"
Seeing as I disagreed with more than just a few folk on social media last night - and took abuse from a handful - I thought I would take some time out, in more than 140 characters, to put my current thoughts about Hearts "out there" for people to maybe get a better understanding of where I was coming from. (I'm more than happy to discuss my opinion either in the comments section below or on social media). I'll do it by "answering" some of the points raised last night. So here goes...
Almost two months ago, I had an idea.
That idea, due to the Tories being returned in government at Westminster, was for supporters of Scottish independence to have a new, party neutral, flag to display that support.
Or I "thought" I would feel bad if/when Hibernian ever won the Scottish Cup while I was alive. Strange thing is ... I actually find myself feeling almost ... well ... pleased for them.
Maybe it's knowing how ending a long wait for the famous old trophy feels ... maybe I'm just mellowing in my middle age.
But, today they DID go and win the Scottish Cup and ... as a result caused me to reset the timer at the bottom of our home page.
And rather than feeling even the slightest bit low ... all I could think to do was congratulate Hibernian FC and all of her fans and staff.
Enjoy your party guys and girls.