The outlook for
Friday May 4 2007
ts is bright
Weatherman Bob spells out his love for the Jambos – on the telly
OB Johnson is the maverick
weatherman who uses his
out the way we did.
e can’t do what we did this year and crash
map to tell the world about
his love for the Jambos.
Hartley and Gordon, I can at least see light
“Given the problems this year with Pressley,
Here, he looks back on
at the end of the tunnel as Romanov seems
some stormy times for
to be keeping his nose out of af
fairs for the
“I’ve always been a Jambo.
but forecasts better days. “But who will be manager – Sam Allardyce?
I can recall, when I was just three or four
As far back as
even though there was no family connection.
was a bit disappointing because I thought
“I thought our Scottish Cup win last time
there was something about the Hearts that
“We lived five miles outside of Alloa, but
was a bit poor
f Gretna and to win on penalties
just appealed. I love going to
a cracker when we beat Rangers.
. Not like 1998, which was
always have. But really, I don’t know what it is.
Jambos on the weather at
“Every time I get the chance, I put the
the going to Robertson’
“Maybe it’s the maroon, the atmosphere,
last I put on was: “I am a Jambo”. Each first
Tyne Tees. The
Tynecastle Arms after
s Bar before and the
Gorgie Road. The whole thing is captivating,
. Or the walk down
YOUNG AT HEART: Alex was another Jambos hero
letter of a place name and you read it down
the weather map.
and you always get to meet old friends.
brother lived in Fife for a while and we used
to meet up for home games. W
“This week I had a bit of fun with ‘Celts
And I’ve got my maroon jacket.
for me was down to W
“Probably, in fact, the whole Hearts thing for the Wheatfield and I’d bring my grandson
e’d get tickets
maroon strip. Bauld was my big hero.
illie Bauld and the up, even though he’
“I’d love to get more often. I’m handily
s a Magpie.
going to watch Hearts play Stirling
“My favourite memory was as a six-year-old
along with my uncle.
a limited edition that’
“I’ve just been given a photo of him, placed, but most of the games are sell-outs
in Edinburgh sent it to me knowing I’m
s just come out. A pal these days.
a Willie Bauld fanatic. thin and nothing will change it. One of my
“I’ve been a Hearts fan through thick and
put his hand on my head and patted it.
“The Hearts party came out of a hotel and
alker, below, who was manager
to top it all, W
thought Steven Pressley was terrific. But
“I liked Alex Young too and, recently, I friends is Bobby Moncur
illie Bauld scored a hat-trick
Bauld was always my hero.
– but he still has a soft spot for the club.
, who took us down
the end of the game his shorts were still
“It was a muddy pitch and I remember at
a thing about him. He had a quif
“I loved centre forwards, and he had such I know it’
“I’ve lived with the old stand all of my life.
always looked neat and tidy, and scored
f of hair, replace it, and thank God it’
s progress that a new one will
goals with his head.
means we’re staying at Tynecastle.
s going up – it
“There will always be a Hearts, always be
in Europe and topping the
Tynecastle and I’d love us to be back
“He should have been capped more for horrific. If Chris Robinson had been a player
“When it looked as if we were leaving it was
Pieman would have been my worst ever.
“To have a stable
that thing you call class – the way he
“When you saw him on the pitch he had
club with good
walked, the way he ran, the way he shot,
Tynecastle was my greatest scare as a fan.
“The fact he wanted to up sticks and sell
certainly the way he headed the ball. is something special about
“You hear fans of other teams saying there
be great – and
F we’ve already got
ts. similar in many ways.
“Not as flamboyant as Denis Law, but Peter Schmeichel saw his son play for
Falkirk recently and even he said he could
“I’ve a famous football cousin of my tell it was something else.
need some flair
who played for Scotland as well as
Alan Hansen, and his brother John,
players – and of
“But a stand is one thing, the team is
bringing in LIthuanian players and managers.
. We need stability. We can’t keep
course, that last
“Alan gets himself in a mess at times.
That’s the other side of the family.
place in Europe.”
ant. The last time was when he saw the St
“I yearn for the days of
. I don’t know where we’re
Tommy Walker – or
s a l
ad. hairs on his neck bristled. I thought: ‘Alan
s flags at Wembley and said the going any more and I’m slightly worried.
nt what are you saying, you daft so and so.’ we stuf
“It’s been a disappointing season but
n a l
work as a weatherman so don’t get to as
“I live in Tyne Tees land now where I stuf
many games as I’d like – but I try. My
it will be a crunch this Sunday
fed the Celtic, so that counts. But
fed the Hibees and we’ve just
“I hope we get into Europe, but
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