After a fairly positive week at Hearts, the Tynecastle side were swept aside with ease at Parkhead by Celtic.
A Conor Washington consolation could do nothing to ease the frustration some Jambos are feeling after yet another lacklustre performance. Their 3-1 defeat leaves them joint-bottom of the league.
Despite being massive underdogs for this clash, some Hearts fans still weren’t pleased with their side’s Parkhead showing, aiming their anger at one man in particular.
Joint bottom of the league, Smith injured. Distraught
— Michael Smith best RB (@MSmithbestRB) August 25, 2019
Where are those utter bozos who flew that plane saying 'Robbie oot'? Craig Cathro doing you proud?
— Seonaidh 🏴 (@MacNaBracha) August 25, 2019
— Connor 🇱🇻💉 (@ConnorHMFC) August 25, 2019
@CraigWLevein go away
— Brinesy (@kaibrines_51) August 25, 2019
At least in the championship we might win a trophy
— Jesus Of Suburbia (@mark2222011) August 25, 2019
Right am calling it. CL oot. Big Gary Locke in. Said it for ages now. He’ll kick this shower into playing for Hearts.
— Broon (@rustybroon) August 25, 2019
Parkhead tussle won’t define Hearts’ season, but Hamilton clash might
Whilst this is no doubt a frustrating result, Hearts couldn’t have expected much from the game. They have lost every game at Parkhead since 2015 and that trend wasn’t likely to end today.
What fans are angry about is the lack of fight Hearts displayed. They didn’t look likely to win all afternoon, registering just three shots on target (BBC). Washington’s penalty hit the net and Aaron Hickey tested Fraser Forster, but that was about it.
What might be the most worrying thing is Michael Smith’s injury. The right-back limped off with a hamstring problem in the first half.
Hearts have had no luck with injuries and now the Northern Irishman joins key stars in Steven Naismith, John Souttar, Peter Haring and Jamie Walker on the treatment table.
After securing just one point from their opening three matches, Hearts desperately need a win. A home match against Hamilton represents a good opportunity to get one.
Their next clash is a must win. Failure to win that could spell real trouble at Tynecastle.