Football: KEITH JACKSON TAKES YOUR CALLS; Jeffgate's Put Hearts Fans into a Real Frenzy
THE Jeffgate scandal hit the Hotline yesterday as Hearts fans vented their fury over the loss of their manager.
Chris Robinson came in for particular attention but then he should be used to that by now.
Lorenzo Amoruso was also picked out by our callers but, unlike Robinson, the Italian found he does indeed still have some friends left as the Ibrox legions continued to dissect Rangers' Champions League failure.
But first to Gorgie Road. Scott Walker, Woodburn, Dalkeith, said: "Robinson claims to have Hearts in his blood but if that was true he'd resign this morning.
"I'm disgusted by this and the only man I can see as an acceptable replacement is Craig Levein, although it's probably one or two years too soon for him."
Christopher Thomson, West Lothian, said: "It's a disgrace - Robinson should go and Jim Jefferies should be reinstated.
"If not then the majority of fans will rip up their season tickets or simply refuse to renew them next season."
Betty MacLeod, Alness, said: "Jefferies and Billy Brown won't have any problems finding a new club but Hearts will have a job on their hands finding suitable replacements."
Not so, says Ian Dalglish, Edinburgh, who is perhaps the single most miserable individual ever to have dialled the famous 10 digits.
He said: "Good riddance to Jefferies and Brown and I wish Robinson would go as well. I was a Hearts fan for 44 years but I packed it in earlier this season because of the state of the club.
"Jefferies has been a disaster and if he gets the Bradford job, they'll go down. As for Hearts, I don't know where they go from here. They might as well put the lights out and forget it."
Jim Duncan, Falkirk, seems happier with his life as a Bairns fan - for now.
He said: "Alex Totten would be off his head to go to Tynecastle. He must be the happiest manager in Scottish football and if he stays at Brockville then he'll pass Hearts on the way up."
Now to Ibrox, where Amoruso was getting some moral support. …