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Auld Heid

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  1. Is the LL still fit for purpose? A league set up by application, before influx began to EoS. Its now a two tier league of poor teams playing above their level and competitive teams. Add in manufactured teams who saw opportunity to jump the Q to a higher level by application b4 ability. Introduction of Colt teams is as much to do with no real competitive leagues for them to play in, other than age group football. The LL is also blocking tier 6 with only 1 promotion place for 3 leagues. The rest of the pyramid is working better than LL.
  2. More confident after seeing how quickly we have went about adding to and securing our current squad. Last year was about building foundations again after recent seasons, in winning 2 cups, we have exceeded expectations. Roll on 2022/23
  3. Dubiga was one of the best keepers in the EoS last season. He hails from Linlithgow, so Bo'ness will be a total culture shock for the laddie.
  4. Tranent fast out the traps in a complete reverse of previous games. At 2-0 was fearing the worst, a penalty from Stowe brought us back into the game. 2nd half Tranent had no answer to Linlithgow who won every challenge and chased every ball. Docherty at times was unplayable. For me McKenzie at times looked exposed at Right Back, but to his credit his head never dropped and he just worked harder to put in another good shift. Today our young team came of age and in the end deserved winners.
  5. A just reward for a young squad, who have been magnificent for much of the season.
  6. Stowe to Cowdenbeath, that would be a shock as I thought his career was on the up...!!! I thought last night started like a typical end of season fixture, thankfully it warmed up. Heaver, Thomson and Allison were the pick for me. With probably Heaver my MoM for his non stop efforts. It was also good to see both sides with a good number of kids supporting their local sides. With an excellent 20 aside match on the hill at half time. Not so sure about their singing though maybe we should buy them a drum..!! End result was about right and another final to look forward to.
  7. Very true. Herd in his after match interview said similar. A young team learning the hard way. I think over the season has shown there is very little between Tranent / Penicuik / Linlithgow.
  8. I'm sure the rule is something around not penalising the player twice penalty / sending off. However my limited understanding thinks he should have still been booked? Overall a draw was a fair result. Albeit a bitter pill from 2-0 up. That said I thought the ref spoiled the game with blowing for a foul for every bit of contact and not allowing it to flow.
  9. All 3 have been excellent - with Sneddon probably the pick due to his goals.
  10. A very convincing win against another LL outfit. 5-1 and to be honest this was a top notch performance. Onto the final,, it's been a while..!!
  11. After Inverkeithing, we have started to make wholesale changes every week. John Millar stated today changes aren't the issue and he has confidence in the squad. Whilst I appreciate that view. Surely if you have confidence you don't need 5 changes every week. You should start with your strongest available and if needed use your subs to change or freshen. We have not become a bad team, we have however lost our mojo. Every confidence we can still salvage something from the season.
  12. No I didn't slate the performance at HoB. We're you even there? My point on rotation has been consistently one of not being a fan. I would prefer where possibly to watch our strongest 11 start, with the use of subs. In recent games we have been slow getting into any rhythm - again last night Sauchie started stronger and we grew into the game.
  13. Interesting, suggestion was Thom barged his opponent in passing - followed by an exaggerated collapse from the Sauchie player. Can't argue either way as didn't see the incident. Thom again has cost the club dear with his actions in a big game. Baur's actions beyond stupid. For me the question is why again we are changing 5 players for every game - we should always start with our strongest 11.
  14. It would be easy to focus on the most inept ref I've seen in long time. But that would be unfair to forget the actions of Thom and Baur who sold their team mates down the river. Thom for being suckered into a red and Baur for his expletives at the Ref. Fair play to Sauchie they constantly conned throughout to their advantage. With all that it was easy to forget a spirited performance of the 9 man Rose. With Riley being an absolute standout. Yet another 5 changes to our starting 11 saw a slow start as our players settled into the game. Unfortunately as we started to play Thom / Baur ruined it. Congratulations to Sauchie, sometimes the dark arts does reap rewards.
  15. As a Linlithgow fan it disappoints me to hear this, it's unacceptable to abuse anyone just doing their job. I would also say the whole concept of groundhop day isn't something the majority of our supporters would know anything about. It's certainly not something that was well advertised by our club. Indeed it was only the Saturday morning I even realised the kick off wasn't until 7.45 pm. Many didn't attend for that reason.
  16. Your last sentence is key, yes HoB we're excellent. We didn't match enoough the endeavour shown by HoB - it's games like last night where Championships are won and lost. By winning ugly
  17. Deepest darkest Fife, again left with nothing. We didn't compete well enough in midfield and lost to many battles. Sometimes you need match fire with fire. 3-1 no real complaints we just didn't get going tonight. Not sure I agreed with our starting 11, with another rotation of the squad. I'm a great one for consistency, especially when playing well. Winning the league looks unlikely.
  18. 8/10 I can't believe you have marked him down....!!!! Was tempted to Red Dot you
  19. Finished 5-1 with Sneddon adding another couple after coming on as a sub. Rose started slowly on another plastic pitch, never my favourite surface to watch a game. However once they caught the pace and bounce we produced some excellent football, with Thomson again an absolute pleasure to watch. Also thought the Ref was excellent and let the game flow and spoke to players rather than just dishing out bookings. Good to see us back to some form, which dipped slightly in recent games.
  20. Such gestures are priceless, well done Beith.
  21. Wasn't there today, so my only observation from the highlights are 4 horrendous mistakes cost us dear. My other observation is we continue to rotate players and not sure if this is through choice or availability. Always a great believe you don't fix what's not broken unless you have to. McPherson has disappeared from the squad in recent weeks. In his after match comments John Millar also made reference around availability.
  22. Interesting view. As a neutral you aren't seeing beyond today's game and what you watched. If you had seen either team in previous weeks your view may have changed. Rose in recent weeks have been superb and good to watch. Not taking anything from Swifts as they were excellent today. But personally I hate plastic pitches
  23. As with our game at Broxburn we took time to adjust to the bounce. Personally I've never been a fan of artificial surfaces, for me they are glorified training pitches. With some better than others. Unfortunately such surfaces are now becoming increasingly common. As for the game Swifts efforts from start to finish, won them 3 points. Yes Linlithgow weren't at their best and despite that still had enough possession to have taken something from the game. A 21 game run in any league is a tremendous achievement and I'm sure today's result will galvanise us for the remainder of the season.
  24. Wow! For once Deanburn's answer was adequate... That's probably as high a compliment you could reach for Deanburn..!!
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