Renewed hope among Jambos down Gorgie way

Hearts fans have been offered new hope in recent weeks that the club might be able to achieve something this season.

Falkirk were the latest team to fall foul of the re-energised Jam Tarts as the Bairns were swept aside at Tynecastle on Saturday.

Not only did Hearts win, but they did so in style.

Audrey opened the scoring against Falkirk
Before Ksanavicius opened the scoring after only 5 minutes, Hearts had already fashioned two guilt edged chances, and Audrey's goal came after a fine flowing move from back to front, left to right.

As good a team goal as you will see this season.

Hearts look a different team to what supporters were forced to watch only a few weeks ago. Slow, bereft of ideas, and very little goal threat.

The form of Michael Stewart in midfield has been a real bonus. Probably Hearts most consistent player this season, his energy and range of passing has been key to the revival.

In addition, Eggert Jonsson is developing into a fine player, and looks more than cpabale of filling the role vacated by Julien Brellier.

And there is no doubt the introduction of Christian Nade up front has made a big difference. He is strong, quick, holds onto the ball well and has two good feet. His goal against Falkirk was an excellent piece of play, collecting a one-two from Kingston before crashing the ball home from 12 yards.

As ever though, Hearts achilles heel will come from Boardroom level. The management situation, however well it is being papered over at the moment, is still being ignored.

It is unclear who, if anyone, is in charge of team affairs. Until this issue is adressed it is unlikely Hearts will ever pose a serious threat to the Old Firm and challenge for the title, however on current form a cup win and maybe a challenge for 3rd place should be the aim this year.