Tynecastle, which has been a happy hunting ground in recent years, proved a step too far this week as Lee Clark’s side failed to keep with tradition and came away with nothing.
By all accounts we should have opened the scoring in the first minute of the match, but it never came to pass and only six minutes later we fell behind to a rebounded shot from a saved penalty.
How sick must MacDonald feel having saved not one but two spot kicks and still ending up on the losing side?
Individually our best players didn’t shine on the day but collectively we could have merited a draw.
New signing Faubert made a steady enough debut but it remains to be seen what he can offer as we enter the real dog fight now.
While some Hearts fans failed to show big Josh any respect, at least they gave a fitting tribute to Jim McFadzean, league winner with both clubs and general all round good guy who passed away last week, condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.