Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Hearts Greatest Games


My latest book - Hearts Greatest Games - is published today.

The William Hill Scottish Cup final of 2012 was the most important Edinburgh derby in history. Hearts, as befitting a club who have dominated their local rivals for nearly 140 years, brought their capital domination to new levels, humiliating Hibs 5-1 to lift their eighth Scottish Cup.
This historic game is recalled in this book along with 49 other classic Hearts games from 1891 to the present day. Hammering Hibs is a recurring theme with the 8-3 win in 1935, the 4-1 win in 1973, the 5-1 win in 2002, the 4-0 win in 2005 and the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi final thrashing in 2006 all featured.
However, this book isn’t just about Hearts dominance over their great rivals. It recalls some great triumphs by Edinburgh’s finest club over the years both domestically and in Europe. From the Scottish Cup triumphs over Dumbarton in 1891 and Celtic in 1956 to more recent famous wins over Bayern Munich, Bordeaux and Basle, this book is a must read for every Hearts supporter.
With a foreword from Hearts all time leading league goalscorer, John Robertson, the book is available from all good bookshops and from Amazon.co.uk

Please buy one and make an old man very happy!




8 comments:

Adullamite said...

You kept that secret!

Mike Smith said...

I did! I'm sending your copy to you today, Mr H.

Adullamite said...

Great Book!
Thanks for this Mike!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Holy smokes, Mike! That is awesome. A great big congratulations to you!
WOW
jj

Mike Smith said...

Thanks Mr H. And thank you, JJ - I hope all is well with you and yours.

Vicky said...
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Vicky said...

Not going to do much for the retirement fund when Amazon either say 'pre-order now' or offer you to buy it but the small print says 'out of stock'!

Yet the Book Depository via Amazon have stock?

Mike Smith said...

I'd like to think 'temporarily out of stock' was a positive sign - but then, I'm not from Musselburgh...