Hearts host Rangers at BT Murrayfield tomorrow afternoon and issue 06 of the Hearts matchday programme is once again packed with a wide range of content.
The front cover takes inspiration from the original Superman film poster from the 1978, full details of which can be found within the ‘Uncovered’ feature. There is also a look at how the Jambos fared in the month the movie was released: December 1978.
As far as current day topics go, there are few bigger than the new Main Stand at Tynecastle Park. In a feature length interview, Ann Budge gives an in-depth update on the progress of the Tynecastle Redevelopment Project.
In another exclusive interview, club ambassador Gary Locke reminisces about the unforgettable celebrations in the wake of the 1998 Scottish Cup Final victory over Rangers. His teammate at the time, Dave McPherson, is the subject of this issue’s ‘”He Wore Maroon”.
A full eight pages are dedicated to providing the lowdown on the visitors from Ibrox, with Derek Ferguson featured in ‘The Ex-Factor”. There’s also a Rangers scouting report and a look back at a previous encounter in “80s Rewind”.
Regular columnist Gary Cowen has once again delved into his treasure trove of historical programmes, this time featuring games against Rangers from the 1950s and 70s.
Sticking with the historical theme, Club Historian David Speed continues his look back at Hearts’ all-conquering 1957/58 season in ‘Greatest Side’.
As ever there is a comprehensive update on the Hearts U20s, with stats, match reports and pictures. U20s coach Andy Kirk also shares his thoughts on the young boys’ progress and looks ahead to Sunday’s Scottish Youth Cup tie against Ayr United. In "Terrace Talk", Laurie Dunsire takes a look at the 10 youngest debutants in the club's history.
Elsewhere, First Team Coach Jon Daly is in the hot seat this week as he picks his Ultimate Eleven featuring former teammates.
All this and much, much more in tomorrow’s 84-page match programme which once again includes a pull out poster of the front cover. Priced at just £3.50, the issue is available from the Hearts Clubstore at Tynecastle Park and from outside BT Murrayfield in the hours leading up to kick-off.