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About andylivi1

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  1. Im not convinced, I recon Shaun Byrne is enjoying it here and would be very open to an extended contract, same goes for Pittman. Halkett is a different story, I think although he’s enjoying it here he’ll be inundated with offers and will have a big decision to make. Only way we are possibly keeping him is if we do the unthinkable and win promotion, but even then I think we may be struggling. Josh Mullin too, I think if there’s an offer on the table he will think seriously about signing it, the team just now are so close and I think that gives us a chance of keeping these players. Ofcourse I wouldnt grudge any of them moving but I’d love to keep these guys here a bit longer and maybe do something special, I get the feeling a lot of these players are also buying into that.
  2. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    I think a lot of people confuse hard work with being physical. Pitts has barely put in a tackle all season cos he's always up the guy's arse giving him no room. Likewise you could say the same about Shaun Byrne, That's not being physical, that's working hard and being fit enough to do that for 90 minutes. Thats down to good coaching and a team willing to run themselves into the ground week in week out.
  3. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    Utterly tremendous from us today, not a single fault in the team. It couldn’t have started off much worse for us though, I feared the worst when we went behind so early but what a turn around. Ofcourse St Mirren defensively where a shambles, I’ve not seen a side look more frightened off high balls than them today, I actually felt 4-1 was quite flattering to them, I could well have been a couple more, tremendous save at the near post minutes into the 2nd half from a Lee Miller header, and Cadden going in on goal too. Hardie and Miller won nearly every ball, Robinson despite my fears pre kick off was sensational and deserved his goal at the end too. This team fight until the last minute, 91st minute and Shaun Byrne is chasing down a ball, 34 year old Lee Miller is chasing down a pass back and we score from it, it’s easy to see why we are doing as well, the team run themselves into the ground every week. Defensively as usual we where solid, thought Gallagher had his best game since returning to the club and Lithgow and Halkett as usual didn’t put a foot wrong. Hoppy has got to take some credit too, we took the game to St Mirren today instead of sitting in which I like many expected us to do. Brilliant support from Paisley today, credit to your club, continued to give it big licks even as time was ticking down and the game had all but gone. An away support we could only dream of having at our home games. 7 points from 9 against Falkirk, Dunfermline and St Mirren is beyond my wildest dreams, and heading into another home game next week against Dundee Utd why can’t we make it 10 from 12. I’m buzzing, bring on the beer.
  4. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    I have to say I feared the worst when we conceded so early but we’ve been tremendous since then and could be more ahead. Every single high ball St Mirren have struggled with, the first goal for us is comedy gold. I’m not convinced this game is finished yet, wry open and long way to go, St Mirren get an early goal second half it’s game on.
  5. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    If Byrne makes it then great but he’s 50/50, Keaghan I’m told isn’t fully fit so if he plays won’t be 100% fit, Robinson yes is a capable player to replace these two but he’s a different type of player. All I’m saying is St Mirren arguably have the strongest midfield in the league and going into this one with a not fully fit Jacobs gives me the fear a little bit. Ofcourse if Byrne makes it then great, he could sit and allow Pittman and Robinson/Jacobs to play just in front which means Gallagher won’t have to play DM. I want to see that too, by competing I mean getting stuck in and giving a good account of ourselves, and obviously I want to see us pick points up.
  6. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    Looking forward to this today, will be good to have a big crowd in the ground although yes St mirren will probably our number us 2 to 1, before the chant starts yes we know we have a shitey home support (sigh) it is what it is. As long as we compete i’ll be quite happy although I have a feeling it’s going to be a long afternoon especially with our lack of options in the midfield.
  7. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    We no longer print match programs, below is a copy of the online version. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vP8qUsLCPHwY0o2iWiQqFtfcY-eTC8tO/view
  8. Livvy v League Leaders 17.2.18

    This game has just got tougher than it already was, we will be without Thompson, and if Byrne doesn’t make it for this the likelyhood is we start with Gallagher as the holding player and Robinson beside Pittman, not the strongest and in an area that St Mirren will take advantage off. We’ve been well beaten in the two previous games against St Mirren this season too and they are the best team in this division, the table shows that. Its a free game for us in many respects, we really have exceeded all expectations this season, now that we are all but comfortably safe from the bottom two we should be able to relax and enjoy the ride, playoffs is obviously something to target now, but anything from this game is a bonus, I’d have happily taken 4 points from Falkirk, Dunfermline and St mirren. Hopefully we atleast compete, I’d line up something along the lines of :- Alexander, Longridge, Lithgow, Buchanan/Gallagher, Halkett, McMillan, Gallagher/Byrne, Robinson, Pittman, Hardie, Miller. If Byrne is fit then he plays the defensive role behind Robinson and Pittman, and Gallagher stays in defence, if he doesn’t make it then we have no option to play buchanan CB and Gallagher as the holding player.
  9. Livingston v Dunfermline

    I’d like to think I’m pretty fair with my assessments on games and at the time I thought the red card was harsh, having seen the footage from Dunfermline and now having seen a small clip from our angle and although it’s less convincing and not as clear a decision I think we’d struggle to win an appeal. I hold my hands up I got it wrong, I’m not one to hide away from that fact, perhaps our angle didn’t quite show the extend of the tackle which is why so many Livi fans disagreed at the time and the far side stand had a much better view. Anyway it’s done now, I don’t feel we should appeal as the panel would have to be convinced it was a completely wrong decision and having seen a small clip I don’t think they’d overturn the decision even with it being less convincing from our footage. Excellent point for us in the circumstances.
  10. Livingston v Dunfermline

    I’ve got to say the Dunfermline highlights are pretty damning of the tackle, but I’ll hold judgement further until I see our footage. One of the press guys who at the time thought it was a straight red card and had no doubt at all had then seen our footage from the different angle and wasn’t convinced at all. If it shows otherwise I’ll happily hold my hands up and say I got it wrong. Tbh the refereeing performance really covered up what was a poor performance from us yesterday, too many high balls up which just wasn’t the way to play against a big defensive unit. we done well to get a draw considering it was such a poor performance and we had 10 men for 25 minutes.
  11. Livingston v Dunfermline

    Get nudged and they fall over as if they’ve been clattered, but think it’s acceptable to do something like this and act all innocent, does my head in too.
  12. Livingston v Dunfermline

    Only keepers would get away with this, not even a booking today.
  13. Livingston v Dunfermline

    Not only Hoppy saying it’s embarrasing, Callum Carson who has also seen the footage is saying it’s absolutely not a red card either.
  14. Livingston v Dunfermline

    Robinson came flying out as every keeper does with a straight leg to catch the ball and caught Miller, he’s then pushed Robinson and he’s gone down as if he’s been shot. Keepers get away with murder, only player that would get away with doing such a thing but it happens, no point in complaint because they get away with it week in week out, the aftermath was all handbags.
  15. Livingston v Dunfermline

    Seems odd that our manager who is stood directly in front of the incident and who has now seen footage of said knee high tackle that it’s embarrasing and we will be appealing. The Shaun Byrne incident was the correct decision, no complaints from me on that one, he’s unlucky that the Dunfermline player he fouled has caught him.