Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Jam Tarts
Heart of Midlothian FC was founded in 1874. It has since become one of the most successful Scottish football teams after the Old Firm. The club won consecutive league titles in 1895 and 1896 and had won four Scottish Cups by 1906. The Jam Tarts didn’t win another major honour until 1954, but they made up for this drought with ten years of regular trophies. Managed by former Hearts player, Tommy Walker, the Jam Tarts went on to win two more league titles and five domestic cups. The Old Firm has dominated Scottish football in recent decades, aided by the increased funds at their disposal, but Hearts beat Rangers to a second place finish in the league in 2006. The two Glaswegian clubs hadn’t been split at the top of the league standings for eleven years.
Personalised Hearts Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Hearts Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Jam Tarts. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Hearts Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Hearts memorabilia collection.
Hearts Football Book Coverage
This Hearts Football Book opens with the Jam Tarts' 5-1 win over Hibernian in 1920. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and highlights from the current era.
The personalised Hearts Football Book includes many other classic derby victories against Hibernian, such as the 8-3 thrashing in 1935 and the 5-2 walkover in 1949. You can read about Hearts beating Hibernian in the 1956 League Cup and there is a great report on the Jam Tarts knocking the Hibees out of the 1994 Scottish Cup quarter-final. The Gift Books also feature exciting European games, where Heart of Midlothian took on the might of the continent, including Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. The Hearts Books cover Sandy Jardine's 1000th senior appearance in 1985, as the Jam Tarts beat Rangers 3-0. The Gift Books also relive terrific trophy wins, incorporating articles on Hearts securing both the League Cup and league title in 1958, lifting the League Cup again in 1959 and 1962, and winning the league championship in 1960. Scottish Cup final wins against Celtic in 1956 and Rangers in 1998 are also covered, as are many other great results.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Heart’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Hearts memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Hearts memorabilia or looking for other club gifts, why not consider our Hearts Calendar or Hearts Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Jam Tarts’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Heart of Midlothian fans. Other Hearts presents include Framed Newspaper Headlines and special Hearts Mugs.
Finally – Did You Know?
- The club was named after a local dance hall, which had taken its name from the novel "The Heart of Midlothian", written by Sir Walter Scott.
- Tom Purdie was the first ever captain of Hearts FC.
- Hearts almost won the league title in 1965, but missed out on goal average after losing the final game of the season. The result led to a change in rules by the Scottish FA, as goal difference was considered to be the fairer way to judge two teams on the same number of points.
- The Jam Tarts went on a run of twenty-two consecutive victories against rivals Hibernian in the 1990s.
- Hearts is associated with two Lithuanian football clubs – FBK Kaunas and FC MTZ-RIPO.