Some Hearts fans weren’t happy last night as they watched their side slip to another defeat, this time against St Johnstone in Perth.
A Christophe Berra own goal was enough to settle the game as St Johnstone secured a 1-0 win, jumping above Hearts in the process.
The Jambos meanwhile have dropped into the relegation play-off spots, with one goal keeping them off the Premiership basement.
It’s fair to say that these Hearts fans weren’t exactly happy with the Perth performance.
Said it before and will say it again, if Budge doesn't care about the fans enough to get rid of levein then the fans should cancel the direct debits. The guy has the safest job in world football, no other club in the world would allow 1 individual that much power
— Scott A Mayberry (@Scott98568127) October 30, 2019
Levein will no doubt come out with something totally ridiculous like “Don’t worry, there’s a great under 5’s team coming through the academy”. The arrogance of the man, he thinks we are all stupid. Thinks he is superior and untouchable. Time to do one 🥾
— James mcconnell (@jamesymcc03) October 30, 2019
Getting to the stage where I am not caring anymore. Management showing no sign of fight or battle. Just rolling out the same old interviews week in week out. Sucking the life out of this fan.
— Michael Anderson (@mikey1874) October 30, 2019
Unlucky from hearts. Still only 20 points off top spot. All to play for.
— James Grieve (@JamesGrieve7) October 30, 2019
What a good result For HEARTS champion ship football for hearts YASSSS ❤️🇱🇻 Craig Levein stay please
— ? (@donkyfarmpro) October 30, 2019
Got to the stage now where we as fans stop caring. This result wasn't a surprise. As it stands we are going to be relegated and our management won't do anything about it
— Corner Radish (@CornerRadish) October 30, 2019
Hearts’ Perth woes frustrate fans
Whilst Hearts should be favourites for a game against St Johnstone, that’s not really the case when they are traveling to Perth. They haven’t won there since 2012 and they haven’t won a league match at McDiarmid Park since 2010.
It’s a frustrating trend and one they could have been doing with ending. Hearts badly need a win, having won just one of their opening 11 matches.
The first round of games have been played and we can start to see the table taking shape. With Hearts cut adrift in the bottom six and five points off the top six, a finish in the bottom half looks likely.
The Jambos have a cup semi-final this weekend though, so Craig Levein can’t afford to dwell on their league failings just now ahead of a big tussle with Rangers.