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I think we’ve finished 7th, 6th, 6th and 9th the last 4 years? Currently sitting 7th equal after 6 games. We are clearly a bottom half of the championship club at the moment in terms of crowds/finances/standard of player, etc. I think we were all hoping the return of Johnston was going to signal something better, but it looks like the calibre of player he has been able to bring in on our budget is going to mean another bottom half finish this season. Im still holding out hope that Dobbs will hit some form soon and we can bring in another couple of players to strengthen.

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Hi Lads, sorry to bother you. 

I do a weekly podcast with a couple mates to do with everything Livi, but this week we interviewed Lyndon Dykes, thought that might be something some of you are interested in listening to ? 

He spoke very highly of the club but did mention he was a bit like marmite with some of the queens fans, he also spoke about Dobbie plus a whole lot more, feel free to give it a listen. 

I’ll link our website you can listen to it from that, or simply search for TalkLivi, we are on Itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud plus loads more, feel free to skip ahead to the interview or listen to it all, either way thanks for listening and good luck for the season. 

Website - Talklivipodcast.Libsyn.com

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Thanks for listening guys, Dykes has been outstanding for us so far this season, id go as far as saying if he wasn’t suspended yesterday we’d have beaten Aberdeen comfortably, that’s how big a player he is for us. 

He is better than I and quite a few other Livi fans expected him to be, a real pest up front and fits into our side perfectly and a better finisher than expected as well. 
 

As much as it’s great being in the top flight I miss the trips to Palmerston, I wish you all nothing but success. 

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Hi Lads, sorry to bother you. 
I do a weekly podcast with a couple mates to do with everything Livi, but this week we interviewed Lyndon Dykes, thought that might be something some of you are interested in listening to ? 
He spoke very highly of the club but did mention he was a bit like marmite with some of the queens fans, he also spoke about Dobbie plus a whole lot more, feel free to give it a listen. 
I’ll link our website you can listen to it from that, or simply search for TalkLivi, we are on Itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud plus loads more, feel free to skip ahead to the interview or listen to it all, either way thanks for listening and good luck for the season. 
Website - Talklivipodcast.Libsyn.com
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Thanks for that Andy. Good listen. If he isn't lying that bigger clubs were in for him then I've actually gained more respect for him. For a young guy to come out and say he was more interested in playing than the financial side is actually really good to hear and not too common. Also pretty honest about him wanting to go South but given he's signed an extension he clearly knows he has limitations just now. I'm not surprised he's doing well at Livi but I'm utterly gobsmacked he's rattling in the goals. I (eventually) really rated Dykes but his finishing for us was pitiful. I often thought he was scared to shoot and would rather look for Dobbie, so being a lone striker (?) may well be the reason for he's putting them away. It'll be interesting to see how his career continues.

Good little listen. Dykes will be a massive reason to Dobbie not scoring as many goals this year
It will certainly be a part of it but the biggest reason for Dobbie not scoring is unquestionably our awful midfield. We may well have scored some more if Dykes was still here but we'd still be low down the table. I reckon a front line of Messi and Ronaldo would struggle with that shite behind them.

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McCarthy, Paton and Lyon were involved today with the reserves as they succumbed to a 5 nil defeat at home to Aberdeen reserves. 

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4 minutes ago, ALOREBURNE said:

McCarthy, Paton and Lyon were involved today with the reserves as they succumbed to a 5 nil defeat at home to Aberdeen reserves. 

This is what's worrys me how can AJ think that McCarthy Paton Lyon Kidd and Hamilton are good enough to play in the Championship why sign any of them 

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Play Hamilton next to Dobbie in a front 2 and he would be very good. 

Lyon needs to get fit. Once he is he has played at a higher standard and will be good enough.

 

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Play Hamilton next to Dobbie in a front 2 and he would be very good. 
Lyon needs to get fit. Once he is he has played at a higher standard and will be good enough.
 
I'm doing my best to give the players time before I judge them but I've seen nothing from Hamilton that gives me anywhere near that kind of optimism. He seems to get his timings for headers so wrong that it's infuriated me at times. Given he was on the bench a lot for a poor Alloa side last season, I'm not expecting him to become anything more than mediocre. Though tbf to him, like Dobbie, there isn't a competent midfield behind him so he's probably fighting a losing battle.

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1 minute ago, 19QOS19 said:
11 minutes ago, SueSue said:
Play Hamilton next to Dobbie in a front 2 and he would be very good. 
Lyon needs to get fit. Once he is he has played at a higher standard and will be good enough.
 

I'm doing my best to give the players time before I judge them but I've seen nothing from Hamilton that gives me anywhere near that kind of optimism. He seems to get his timings for headers so wrong that it's infuriated me at times. Given he was on the bench a lot for a poor Alloa side last season, I'm not expecting him to become anything more than mediocre. Though tbf to him, like Dobbie, there isn't a competent midfield behind him so he's probably fighting a losing battle.

It’s very difficult to make a decent argument for A few but Hamilton is young with a lot to learn. I would like to see him in a front two with Dobbie playing off him. He certainly should not be out on the wing.

 

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I was thinking about a visit next April but given current form I may delay this until after the season ends! Holidays should be enjoyable, not spent crying

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I was thinking about a visit next April but given current form I may delay this until after the season ends! Holidays should be enjoyable, not spent crying

Bring your boots.

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22 hours ago, SueSue said:

It’s very difficult to make a decent argument for A few but Hamilton is young with a lot to learn. I would like to see him in a front two with Dobbie playing off him. He certainly should not be out on the wing.

 

I have seen nothing from Hamilton to suggest he is good enough thought with his height he would be good in the air but sadly no  

We really need a new signing but it looks like even free agents will not even sign for us what we offer in wages must be very poor 

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25 minutes ago, Northfield 53 said:

I have seen nothing from Hamilton to suggest he is good enough thought with his height he would be good in the air but sadly no  

We really need a new signing but it looks like even free agents will not even sign for us what we offer in wages must be very poor 

What's 'good enough'? He's not long turned 19. I doubt he's going to score massive amounts but neither did Dykes. He's shown enough to be a physical nuisance to defenders. It was a 10 minute cameo but I thought he did very well as a sub against Morton defending from the front and I'm told he did well coming on at Inverness too.

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1 hour ago, Northfield 53 said:

I have seen nothing from Hamilton to suggest he is good enough thought with his height he would be good in the air but sadly no  

We really need a new signing but it looks like even free agents will not even sign for us what we offer in wages must be very poor 

Nail on the head .He isn't good enough .

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3 hours ago, weeredbook said:

Nail on the head .He isn't good enough .

Oh oh skyline. Two people don't agree. They must surely be spouting ill informed nonsense? 

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14 minutes ago, Estreet said:

Oh oh skyline. Two people don't agree. They must surely be spouting ill informed nonsense? 

Gonnae give it a rest with this "ill informed nonsense" stuff

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9 hours ago, Mr X said:

Gonnae give it a rest with this "ill informed nonsense" stuff

Gladly. Just pointing out that people are allowed, on a forum like this, to disagree with Mr 'in the know '. 👍

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14 hours ago, Skyline Drifter said:

What's 'good enough'? He's not long turned 19. I doubt he's going to score massive amounts but neither did Dykes. He's shown enough to be a physical nuisance to defenders. It was a 10 minute cameo but I thought he did very well as a sub against Morton defending from the front and I'm told he did well coming on at Inverness too.

I thought Hamilton did ok leading the line in the opening spell of the League Cup game up at Morton with Dobbie absent,   he  won a lot in the air had a physical presence  and was not afraid to take players on on the deck. In fact the 20 minute spell at the start of that game was probably the best I've seen from the team this season,  they played with a bit of urgency and belief.  Unfortunately though after that opening 20 minutes or so the whole team faded until late in the game  before losing out on the bonus point on penalties.  If we're intent on hitting long goal-kicks and clearances up to our strikers then Hamilton might be a good option in there.  Of course that probably means one of Dobbie,  El Bak,  Oliver or Murray dropping out,  a tough call,  unless we play a formation to accommodate them all. 

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