Hearts Spent Too Much Of Their Week Focussed On Celtic And Not Enough On Motherwell.

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When Ange was asked last week about the cup final, he dismissed it as an utter irrelevance to him and insisted that the focus of everyone at the club was on one game only, the Aberdeen game.

This is exactly the mentality that makes us successful.

Even at Ibrox, The Mooch was determined not to discuss it although he’s spent weeks thinking about nothing else. He said all the right things though, at least in public. He stayed focussed for once, which is a minor miracle if you ask me, in front of the press anyway although I wonder how much focus there really was inside their club this past week.

This is why I was astonished, absolutely astonished, to hear Hearts’ manager and their players talking openly about the Celtic cup draw and the game to come. They were boastful, arrogant, jolly with confidence that they would be able to get a result.

And you know what? I am sure they will have supreme focus going into that game.

But it cost them today.

It cost them three points, because locked in their ego trip over the Celtic game they forgot, utterly, that they had to deal with Motherwell.

Motherwell, who haven’t been able to buy a result. Motherwell who went into the game with an interim manager. Motherwell, who beat them, but are still just six points from bottom.

A Hearts win, which is why everyone presumably expected, would have left them utterly bereft.

Now they are buzzing again, whilst Hearts are wondering what went wrong.

They, themselves, are just five points in front of Hibs now, and that sums up how ridiculous their lack of focus this last week has been.

If they had spent as much time contemplating todays opponents as they did bragging about what they might do to us they might still have a comfortable cushion over their own rivals, instead of sweating it.

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  • Johnny Green says:

    Hell mend them, though they are sitting comfortably in third and are probably assured of a Europa League entry anyway. Their main focus now in the short term is their Cup Final against Celtic, because for them that is what it is and their eggs are now all in one basket. While we don’t even give them a second thought, we are their be all and end all until the cup tie takes place and I just hope they slip up more times until then. Sadly, their hate is their motivation so let them wallow in it until that day when we go there and give them a severe doing,

    Huns without the bus fare right enough, shameless and pitiful.

  • Eamonn Little says:

    We will have 20% of fans in their so called bear pit,a full stand by my calculations.They really are small time.The diets is a title that really suits them.Once Aberdeen get their shit together,and I believe they will under Alan Burrows guidance,and if Lee Johnson who inherited as big a shitshow at Hibs as Ange done here is given time ,they will both leapfrog sevcos low calorie cousins.

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Wee huns have sevco to play twice. No points. Celts to play twice. No points. Hibs to play twice. 1 or 2 points. They’ll struggle to finish 4th this year. HH

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Only 12 games to go, remember.HH

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    And ‘points for prizes’ matindale’s team will be lucky to finish 8th. HH

  • JimBhoy says:

    Cup game is nearly 3 week’s away. Motherwell were just a little more aggressive today.

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