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Not Out Of The Woods Yet
Hearts fans have rallied round their team and invested their hard earned cash with fingers crossed that they can survive.
Hearts manager John McGlynn is not complacent about the club's survival despite wining 1-0 over St Mirren in front of a sell-out crowd of 16,443 yesterday. The club has managed to get an extension to the deadline to pay £450,000 in unpaid taxes to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs until 3 December. The HMRC had issued a winding up order if the bill is not paid. Before the game kicked off yesterday, the club announced that more than £500,000 had been raised through a share issue. However, McGlynn knows there is a long way to go before Hearts can resolve their long term financial problems. He said: "We've got to put a brave face on things and show a good front but you are worried. We can't thank the people enough who put their hands in their pockets and bought the shares but there is still a long way to go. If anyone else can get the money together, then we want them to do that because we are not out of the woods yet. We can't thank the fans enough for their support, not only coming along but for the £500,000 in shares and the money the club has taken in. We wanted to give them a victory and we managed to achieve that. We can't do a lot off the pitch. We can go to some of the fundraising events and we can do bits and pieces, as the players have done this week. But the main place we can do it is on the pitch, that's where we can do our part and I felt that we did that today."
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