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10 minutes ago, lorenzo71 said:

Envious as f**k at the kind of players you are bringing in.Livi could seriously make the playoffs and give any team at the bottom of the premier league a run for their money.Where do you get the cash?Kudos all the same....

They don't... everyone knows that.

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37 minutes ago, lorenzo71 said:

Envious as f**k at the kind of players you are bringing in.Livi could seriously make the playoffs and give any team at the bottom of the premier league a run for their money.Where do you get the cash?Kudos all the same....

It's mainly down to Hopkin being smart and knowing the right players to bring in.

We've got a new owner in who's keeping us run tight to a budget, so the guy above is wrong. We had a good run in the cup last year. After all the incomings and outgoings this window we're set to shave 1k off our monthly budget at the end of the window. We have a steady attendance of over 1,000 which isn't much but it's a little bit of stability. We've got players like Mackin on £250 a week with a £5 goal bonus :D 

Hopkin's mentality seems to be picking up players who are on their way up in their career, guys who will go onto bigger things.

The club is run on a small full time scale with some players being given part time wages, one of the biggest reasons we can do this is that the majority of our squad have came from League1/2. Pittman came from the juniors, Byrne came from Dunfermline's League One winning team, Mullin came from Albion Rovers, Robinson from East Fife, Lithgow and Cadden came from Airdrie. Not to mention we've been making use of the loan system to pick up players with something to prove.

The rest we picked up on free contracts, re: Alexander, Halkett, De Vita, Gallagher. 

The ones that came from the leagues below were almost always free contracts and I don't remember the last time we paid a fee but we have a manager who looks at opposition players when we play them and identifies who he wants. He said that he's been after Hardie for two years now consistently trying to get him through the door.

The majority of the players who come to us are doing so to use us as a stepping stone and take a lesser wage to do so.

Edited by ATLIS

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