Club News

Remembrance Day Programme

3rd November 2016

Saturday's matchday programme cover remembers the four Hearts players who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme.

Hearts will this Saturday remember those who lost their lives during the Great War and supporters can purchase the Remembrance Day match programme prior to the St Johnstone match at Tynecastle.  

The cover of Saturday’s match programme pays tribute to the four Hearts players who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

Seven of the Hearts players who went to fight for their country in the Great War never returned home, with four of them losing their lives during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

A minute’s silence will be held at Tynecastle prior to Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership fixture against St Johnstone in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

There will be a larger than normal print run of Saturday’s programme as last year’s Remembrance Day issue sold out long before kick-off.

Supporters can purchase their copy from the Hearts Clubstore from Friday afternoon onwards, as well as in and around Tynecastle on Saturday.

The 84-page issue includes a number of historical features as Club Historian David Speed looks back at the Battle of the Somme as well as the story behind the Haymarket War Memorial. He also takes a closer look at some of the items in the Hearts Archive relating to the 1954 League Cup win.

As ever, Gary Cowen dusts off a match programme or two from a Hearts European fixture. This time he delves into the home and away games against Siroki Brijeg in 2006.

Elsewhere there’s an exclusive interview with Hearts goalkeeping coach Paul Gallacher who talks about settling into his new role and his experiences of working with the club’s goalkeepers.

There’s also a catch-up with U20s coach Jon Daly as he reflects on the recent 10-0 Youth Cup triump against Annan Athletic and his pride at seeing a number of Hearts youngsters featuring for Scotland in the Victory Shield.

Robbie Neilson and captain Perry Kitchen both share their thoughts on Saturday’s game in their regular columns, whilst Ann Budge gives an update from the boardroom. 

Pick up your copy for £3.50 in the Hearts Clubstore from Friday afternoon or prior to kick-off on Saturday.