A bit late in the day

Fans were disappointed to hear the game at Tannadice was called off so late in the day of Saturday. The club are also asking questions about the timing of the postponement of their game with Dundee United. Referee Stevie O'Reilly pulled the plug on the game around 12.30pm on Saturday after a pitch inspection originally scheduled for 11.45am. A number of fans had already travelled to Dundee but the pitch was unplayable, with large areas of surface water in the area close to the tunnel.

Hearts managing director David Southern said: "We entirely understand the anger and frustration of our supporters, particularly those that travel from across the UK for our matches. We'll be writing to the Scottish Premier League to outline our concerns and to understand the process involved in this postponement. Our concern centres around the fact that the weather in Dundee was extremely poor overnight and that the decision to call the game off came as no surprise in the circumstances. We would have welcomed a much earlier decision to try and avoid this outcome. We remain entirely supportive of Dundee United and the football authorities, but we must ensure we do everything in our power to remember that supporters are the heartbeat of our game and we must treat them accordingly."