Is Vlad still the King of Hearts?
Could Hearts be set to become a force in the land again ?
In their dismantling of Hibs in last Saturday's derby they looked like a team with real purpose and passion, and Tynecastle was a rollicking place to be as the Gorgie faithful rocked the casbah.
Vladimir Romanov's position though continues to baffle me. If you're a Hearts fan does it confuse you?
Having broken the original story about his interest in Scottish football when he looked at buying Dundee United, I've lapped up the drama he's brought to the Scottish game and his willingness to confront the powers that be.
Bringing back club legends Jim Jeffries and Billy Brown was a masterstroke which I think will pay dividends.
But Romanovs's failure to, as promised, challenge the Old Firm, coupled with plans to scale back on the new stand and indications that he would welcome new investors, make me wonder whether he still has the fire in his belly which seemed evident in his early days at Hearts.
If you're a Jam Tart do you think he still smoulders with passion for the club?
I hope it still burns fiercely, because a packed Tynie and a swashbuckling side like the one that Jeffries fielded against Hibs, make the Gorgie venue the most stirring place to watch football in Scotland.
But does the Hearts owner still believe his own early promises and is he still willing to make the Jambos a real power in the land to challenge the hegemony of the Glasgow pair?
His personal wealth may have taken a battering in the recent financial turmoil but big wages are still being paid at Tynecastle and he remains a very rich man.
So what are his plans for Hearts? As Hearts fans what do you think they should be?
Were the original promises about challenging the Old Firm and Championship league participation pie in the sky?
Has he aimed for the stars and fallen to the Moon or are his ambitions now much more down to Earth?
God loves a trier but football fans love dreamers even more, I wish Vlad would tell us if he still dreams the dream or if reality has dawned on his once burning ambitions.
Many of us who were not fans of the Old Firm - and indeed not fans of Hearts - were enthused by his vision if somewhat sceptical of the chances of its success.
For dreamers like me and others it would be good to know whether the Romanov revolution can gather steam again or whether it has run out of fuel.