Dens Park announcer winds up Hearts support about stunning Celtic moment
The Dens Park announcer has just won himself a free pint in any pub on the Gallowgate, after amusing Celtic supporters with a brilliant Hearts wind-up.
Dundee played Hearts today, with the Jambos winning 1-0 [BBC]. For patter purposes though, the result was inconsequential. The Dundee announcer, when declaring how many fans the Edinburgh side had brought with them today, made a fantastic nod to a famous Celtic title win – where Hearts lost out.
According to freelance football writer Graham Macpherson, the announcer said [Twitter]:
Ha, you love to see it.
For those who aren’t familiar with the reference, 1986 was when Celtic pipped Hearts to the final right at the dying moments of the season. Hearts led the title race with two points at the top when the last round of fixtures occurred. All Hearts needed was a point at Dens Park, while Celtic had to go to Love Street and beat St Mirren [Celtic FC].
Instead, Dundee beat the Jam Tarts 2-0, and Celtic walloped the Buddies for 5, securing the league.
It remains a famous day in Scottish football, and it still irritates the Hearts fans to no end. They’ve still not won a league title since the 1959-60 season.
Celtic fans didn’t even see their team today, but still get some joy from the day’s action – at the expense of Hearts
All good fun, and I’m sure Heart of Midlothian supporters took it in their stride. Though they won, they can always ask for the game to be replayed if they were upset about it.
Hearts picked up a solid 3 points, in fairness, while Dundee continue to struggle. The side, who have Leigh Griffiths in their ranks this season, have lost to both Edinburgh sides this week.
Hibs, who face Celtic tomorrow in the Premier Sports Cup Final, beat them 1-0 through a bizarre own goal.
Hearts, meanwhile, now sit 8 points behind Celtic, having led the Hoops for a significant portion of the season. Their early title challenge has subsided as we approach the depth of Winter.
The timing of this Dens Park patter is a bit eerie. By the looks of it, this season could be gearing up for another nail-biting title race, that could come down to the last game of the season.
For now though; this is fun. More of this kind of thing.