Weekly Edinburgh football round-up - 14/06/16

May 24, 2017

Weekly news round up

Neil Lennon takes charge at Easter Road

To add to the growing list of big characters coming into Scotland this summer is the former Celtic & Bolton manager. 

10/10 to Leanne Dempster and Hibs for having the imagination and sales pitch to lure Lennon on a two year deal.

Early reports suggest a basic wage with a big incentive of a promotion bonus. On top of this is the chance to build on some good work carried out during his tenure at Parkhead which shall have had little damage brought on by trying to bring stability to a basket case of a club like Bolton.

The face that Lennon had a very underwhelming cup record as Celtic manager should not worry supporters as the main objective remains to be promotion.

As a neutral it will be fascinating to see how Lennon adapts to his new surroundings in a financial sense and whether he will make wholesale changes to a squad that looks the strongest on paper in the championship.

Hearts season ticket sales reach 14,000

During a podcast recorded shortly after the cup defeat at Easter Road, I suggested that our priority for the remainder of the season would be to try and put a marker down with next season in mind. I must admit that I was worried that our season ticket sales would possibly dip given some of the back lash from sections of the support with regards to our big game record under Robbie Neilson.

I am delighted to say that I could not have been more wrong. Considering the lack of confirmed signings and an inconsistent end to the season, it is a great show of support from the fans to see our sales continue to build and it will be fitting for the old main stand to be full in its final year. 

Regardless of the ripples of discontent towards the club's position on fan behaviour, there is no arguing with the stats and the continued support will hopefully translate to further improvements being made on and off the park.