Hearts and their fans were left with some serious thinking to do over Christmas after defeat to Hamilton has left them bottom.
Daniel Stendel’s Jambos side travelled to South Lanarkshire looking to give themselves breathing space. A win over Accies would keep them three points off bottom, but a defeat would leave them stranded in 12th by the same margin.
It was to be the latter that unfolded, much to the dismay of Hearts fans. After a dogged first half where they missed a couple of good opportunities, Hamilton punished them in the second.
Mickel Miller and Will Collar struck for Accies to all but give them the win. Oliver Bozanic’s late header gave Hearts hope but it wasn’t enough as they sunk to the Premiership’s basement.
A new low for the club, plenty have been left scratching their heads as to how Hearts have managed to find themselves in such a rut. A huge Edinburgh derby with Hibs awaits them on Boxing Day now.
Some Hearts fans have reacted to the Accies defeat that’s left their beloved club bottom.
This isn't Stendels team but tbh there is no excuse for not being able to get a result at Hamilton. I don't see us beating Hibs or Aberdeen so this is extremely serious now.
— DMWILL (@ROKx111) December 21, 2019
— Scott (@Scott28426193) December 21, 2019
Championship here we come…..
— PaulMac MI6 🏴🇬🇧🇱🇻 (@PaulMcM78) December 21, 2019
Is Naismith going to be permanently injured because this is a one man team and that’s when he’s in it. Hard to think back a year and see where we were? Mentality required now, no ifs or buts we need scrappers and fighters not prima donnas
— Derek Allan (@Deggs2012) December 21, 2019
canny beat Hamilton they deserve to be at the bottom, embarrassment for a club our size. Get Cochrane back at least he will play for the jersey no just interested in picking up a pay cheque. Should be giving up their pay to foundation of heart’s.
— Kirstie McKay (@kirstie_mckay) December 21, 2019
Hope we can improve from this but it doesn’t look promising. Players heads are down – clear out required in January.
— 🎃 Laura 🎃 (@wiggypower) December 21, 2019
Stay calm everyone, all @JamTarts fans, players and management needs to stick together, get right behind the team and together we will get out of this mess. Finger pointing can wait, HHGH 🇱🇻
— Ian MacCallum (@ianmaccallum) December 21, 2019
I was just kidding about relegation before, but now 😔
— A Human Person (@heyfreesandwich) December 21, 2019