DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC v HeartsDate: Friday, 20th Nov 2020
This is it!! Today`s the day !
All around the World people are in a football frenzy waiting for the big match tonight.
In the foothills of the Andes, Peruvians playing their pipes are saying "Cuando Es El Gran Juego?".
In Hamburg our owners are saying "Das Fussballspiel is heute abend".
In Italy the Pope has said "Annullare la messa".
In Red Square Putin exclaimed "My Dolzhny Uvidet eto Cimrade".
In Washington President Trump has warned "I will not be accepting this result. I want Independent monitors at the game. This is fake News."
Maltese papers ask "Fakkarni.Min huma Dunfermline?"
The bookies and media write the Pars off. They believe Hearts will win and gradually leave the rest behind. That would leave Dunfermline challenging Inverness, Dundee and Ayr for a promotion spot.
Dunfermline have 19 players plus kids. Hearts have 33. Hearts will start the game with five Internationalists. Dunfermline has made the best start since 1885 with W7 D1 L0.
Tonight will be a different kettle of fish. Talking of fish we go to Arbroath in the League Cup next week.
We are a big name in Europe.Dunfermline Athletic has 19 letters. Hearts are the third biggest club in Scotland and, arguably, the second richest.
One regret tonight is the fact we miss out on 9,000 folk watching it streamed PPV on the IPad and computer. Our other televised match will be at Home to Dundee.
The numbers watching on PPV across Scotland are similar to normal attendances. Indeed in Leagues 1 and 2 there are more.
Enjoy the game. Have a coffee/bovril and bridie and get the full atmosphere. Tape over part of the screen and imagine you are behind a pillar !!
SKY 115 Virgin 108 Cooncil Hoose TV 9 and of course on our very own ParsTV a totally (!) unbiased stream.
SP, Your Objective Reporter.