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Aye, he's definitely earned this on merit but it's a shame he hadn't been given a  longer deal to show some faith. If it doesn't work out for whatever reason he'll hopefully still have a role somewhere in the club.

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Is Fox sticking around too, two of them seem to be working well together.

 

Yeah ATS could be away, very telling that Lawless got picked over him twice at LB, Efe might be away too, esp if Lithgow is near to being back playing, and Brown is also ahead of him as our 3rd choice CB, coming on as a sub.

Would say Tiffoney is needed though, him and Poplatnik are our first 2 choices up front, with Robbo being the supreme attacking utility player, that can also start on his own right in any attacking position. JET on the other hand, just don't see him having the energy and pace to do the job we need from a striker, and as a plan B, i think we have better big strikers out on loan..

Can always use a goal scoring striker, but doubtful we can afford any with a guaranteed pedigree, and we've got Lars and Hammy doing well out on loan, that we may decide on bringing at least one of them back for the 2nd half of the season.

 

Gurhrie is a must for extending his contract. Just checked back the thread to see how much Forrest had, 2022, i'd extend that by another year if possible too, he's already proven his worth and will go on to bigger things, so possible decent transfer fee there.

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1 hour ago, Chuck Blazer said:

Aye, he's definitely earned this on merit but it's a shame he hadn't been given a  longer deal to show some faith. If it doesn't work out for whatever reason he'll hopefully still have a role somewhere in the club.

I imagine that might be the idea behind giving him a deal until the end of the season, to see if it suits him and the club.

Managers would only ever be on 1 year contracts with us anyway so I don't see it as a big deal.

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3 minutes ago, EdinburghLivi said:

Brown's loan is up in January. With a Lithgow return on the horizon, I could see that not being renewed to save some money.

Yep this probably makes the most sense. McCrorie, Brown out, replacement GK, and a back up CB in.

Would honestly like to see us bring in a striker again and replace Jet though, as it’s probably the only weak spot we really have

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Livingston's Head of Football Operations, David Martindale, is delighted to announce the appointment of Livingston's new permanent manager, David Martindale.

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1 minute ago, AJF said:

Livingston's Head of Football Operations, David Martindale, is delighted to announce the appointment of Livingston's new permanent manager, David Martindale.

Wasn’t him in charge of it, so not quite the Levein treatment. Chief Executive at the club was in charge of it, but to be they offered him the job when Hopkin left, and when Miller left so was always going to happen.

 

At least it keeps the ‘we all know who the real manager is’ brigade at bay now 

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1 minute ago, ATLIS said:

Wasn’t him in charge of it, so not quite the Levein treatment. Chief Executive at the club was in charge of it, but to be they offered him the job when Hopkin left, and when Miller left so was always going to happen.

 

At least it keeps the ‘we all know who the real manager is’ brigade at bay now 

Haha, aye, I was being facetious. He done himself no harm anyway with the games he was in caretaker charge of.

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I always feel bad for Lawson and McMillan. Think they are both very good players that can easily start in our side and do very well when they do play. It is just unfortunate we are very well covered at right back and central defensive midfield, that whenever one of them gets a good run of games they pick up an injury and are left out of the team for a while. Would be disappointed to lose either of them but would not be surprised if they wanted a move away for more consistent game time. 

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Reckon Lawson and ATS will be away in January, if I had to guess any. I don't think JET will leave, would imagine he's on a half decent wage that would cost us a fair whack to terminate.

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Just watched Martindale's interview on LFCLive. Apparently looking to bring in '1 or 2' in in January with the same number of players having to move on at the same time. 
Don't really see in which positions we need to add players at this point, we are pretty strong across the park.
More importantly, he wants to use the money we have to sign players to longer term deals. 
I can see Jet potentially being shown the door to allow us to bring in another keeper of our own as I'd imagine the rangers won't be happy at us not playing McCrorie.

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Interesting that DM had to go through the Irish FA to get his A License, made comments about how they were more accepting of his past

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Just watched Jason Holt's interview after signing his contract extension, and small point of criticism, It's getting increasingly annoying watching these interviews on LFC LIVE, where whoever is being interviewed speaks but you don't hear the question he's being asked, and you spend a few seconds working it out by what he's saying. For the love of god will they just include the interviewers voice asking the questions, really fucking weird way to film an interview, and gets right on my tits.

Feel a bit better getting that off my chest.

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44 minutes ago, LIVIFOREVER said:

Just watched Jason Holt's interview after signing his contract extension, and small point of criticism, It's getting increasingly annoying watching these interviews on LFC LIVE, where whoever is being interviewed speaks but you don't hear the question he's being asked, and you spend a few seconds working it out by what he's saying. For the love of god will they just include the interviewers voice asking the questions, really fucking weird way to film an interview, and gets right on my tits.

Feel a bit better getting that off my chest.

Apparently it's done because it's 'the way interviews are done normally'. I think the reasoning was that in normal circumstances, if there were other publications there you couldn't use their questions etc. 

It's incredibly stupid though and needs fixed, just seemed like they didn't care when it was raised before.

Even a wee bar at the bottom with the question typed out would take 3 seconds each time

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Was watching a few myself, the reason we don't hear the question for Holt is that it's in front of the 'national media'. Basically if someone else asks the question you can't use their voice in your 'media outlet'. So normal practice is to just cut out the question entirely - which is still stupid and should be given context

With Martindale's interview it was a 1 on 1 so was fine to include the questions

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@RandomGuy. I'd saw your posts on the Motherwell thread about your rating system.

Any idea on the comparison between Halkett and Guthrie in their time at Livi? On the face of it, it seems that we've had a direct replacement but not sure the impact Gallagher may have had on Halkett at the time

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1 hour ago, ATLIS said:

@RandomGuy. I'd saw your posts on the Motherwell thread about your rating system.

Any idea on the comparison between Halkett and Guthrie in their time at Livi? On the face of it, it seems that we've had a direct replacement but not sure the impact Gallagher may have had on Halkett at the time

Halkett 18/19 scored 7.8, 32nd overall. Around average all across the board.

Guthrie 19/20 scored 6.9, 46th overall. 

Guthrie a much better 1v1 defender. Halkett slightly better in the air. Halkett with more interceptions, Halkett better in terms of passing.

Guthrie this season scoring 8.1, so improvement on Halkett. Again a really good 1v1 defender, average in the air, but improved in terms of interceptions and passing.

As I said on there though, "average" sounds harsh when it isn't, this thing contains 4 version of Ajer for example. 

Halkett for Hearts last season scored 2.3...

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Just now, RandomGuy. said:

Halkett 18/19 scored 7.8, 32nd overall. Around average all across the board.

Guthrie 19/20 scored 6.9, 46th overall. 

Guthrie a much better 1v1 defender. Halkett slightly better in the air. Halkett with more interceptions, Halkett better in terms of passing.

Guthrie this season scoring 8.1, so improvement on Halkett. Again a really good 1v1 defender, average in the air, but improved in terms of interceptions and passing.

As I said on there though, "average" sounds harsh when it isn't, this thing contains 4 version of Ajer for example. 

Halkett for Hearts last season scored 2.3...

No idea what’s happened to Halkett but the Gallagher factor likely plays a big part.

Cheers for this, your system’s been very interesting every time I’ve seen it so nice to satisfy my thoughts a bit haha. 
 

 

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