To The Rescue Rode The 4,000
Hearts fans look to be willing to dig deep into their pockets again to save their club.
Hearts are still looking for a saviour as they struggle to deal with financial issues, including another attempt by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs with a petition for a winding-up order after Hearts failed to settle a a new £100,000 bill. Perhaps not one saviour will be able to help but perhaps 4,000 may be the right number. The Foundation of Hearts hope to put together a deal to buy the financially-stricken club from owner Vladimir Romanov. The group have the backing of all four goalscorers from the 2012 5-1 Scottish Cup final win over city rivals Hibs. Rudi Skacel, Danny Grainger, Darren Barr and Ryan McGowan have given their backing and the Foundation is confident it will soon be able to lodge a formal offer. Ian Murray, independent chair of the Foundation of Hearts, said: "The momentum is growing, and this latest milestone provides a real sense that we're preparing to enter a crucial phase in terms of converting pledges to cash, and beginning the process of making a formal offer to the board. I'm absolutely delighted that iconic figures such as the goalscorers from last year's Scottish Cup final are backing our ambitions to have Heart of Midlothian Football Club owned by the people who love and cherish it best - the fans. I can't thank them and all the pledgers enough for their support."Fans will have a chance to hear from the leaders of the Foundation when they hold a question and answer session at Tynecastle on Friday. Murray went on: "Myself and the full Foundation of Hearts team are looking forward to meeting several hundred supporters on Friday night when we'll answer every question put to us."
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