Gorgie Road: The Soap Opera continues at Hearts – Players to be moved on & Council block Stadium plans


Hearts reportedly told their top earners last night that they were to be moved on and to find new clubs. A winding-up petition was lodged in court against Hearts, which was due to be heard today but now the club have paid off around £500,000 in a tax bill they owed.

Despite sorting out one debt, the Hearts players are still waiting for their wages owed to them since October 16th and with the PFA Scotland now involved, making an official complaint to the SPL.

With Jambos owner Vladimir Romanov looking to cut costs at the club, the likes of David Templeton, Ryan Stevenson, Ian Black, Andrew Driver, John Sutton and Marius Zaliukas looking likely to head out of the revolving door at Tynecastle usually reserved by managers leaving the club.

It is also being reported that Romanov is now no longer prepared to put any more money into the club, which will raise a doubt over the future of manager Paulo Sergio also, who will face the SFA Judicial Panel today over his comments about Iain Brines and later this month over his actions on the touchline at the weekend game against Kilmarnock.

If that was not bad enough Edinburgh city council have announced today to The Scotsman newspaper, that they will not be building a community stadium with Hearts.

Councillor Buchanan said: “There was a recommendation that the council consider a community stadium with Hearts. That’s not what we will be agreeing. It was a consultant’s idea. It will be not coming back before the council as a serious option.”

How will this latest episode of Gorgie Road end? Who will be leaving in a taxi, who will jump on the subway – tune in tomorrow.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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