Big news, superhero fans. In only my second match up as Heart of Midlothian captain ... I have my first win!
On Friday night, the lads and myself travelled along the M8 (this seems to be the main Scottish turnpike) to take on a team run by a beloved cartoon character who is almost as old as I am ... none other than Mr Quincy Magoo (he claims to be called Mark these days though). And we came away with all three points ... and scored three goals in the process.
Which brings me neatly on to my next point ... I have found my new Bucky!
Step forward, Callum Paterson (sadly for Callum, he will now need to ditch the C-Patz and Dr Funk nonsense and concentrate on just being my sidekick) ... as soon as that ground-to-air missile left his "weaker" foot last night, I knew this was the kid to stand shoulder to shoulder with me against the forces of darkness!
Anyhoo, it's international break time ... so, until next time, when your's truly will lead the Maroon Hearts out against a team apparently managed bt a hit man ... as regards my new sidekick ... All I did was help someone find his dream.
Man, oh MAN, did I wake up feelin' like a gagillion dollars this morning! It wasn't a dream ... the gaffer really did make me club captain. I'll need to make a mental note to thank
Mr Levein, erm, Robbie, when I next see him.
Now, as I'm now officially Cap'n 'murica ... I needs to find me a Bucky! After all, every Cap needs a sidekick ... but who to choose? My first thought was to enlist young Sammy, although I'm not sure that my sidekick should have so many tattoos ... can't have the hired help lookin' tougher than the 'Big Show' now, can we?
I'll just need to keep my eyes skinned at training today ... see what cream rises to the top.
Until next time, kids ... Let's yankee our doodles outta here!
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...