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16 minutes ago, lichtie23 said:

I must admit that after yesterdays pretty inept performance I’m becoming increasingly concerned. The midfield got totally overrun and again we created nothing up front. From memory I can only remember there keeper making 1 pretty routine save. 

Midfield has been absolutely woeful, it's been, out muscled, which has completely spooked the defence

 

14 minutes ago, superlichtie87 said:

Any rumours of what players we may be bringing in? 

Is Charlie Adam still linked? Would he be a good replacement for Low?

If there are 3/4 players coming in we will have a big squad so which players may leave on loan or permanently?

The one thing our midfield needs is legs, which completely rules out Adam

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Everyone’s been woeful and we need to stop making excuses for the defence too, this spooked thing needs to stop. Gaston, Shanks and Allan on his limited time on the park have been the only guys that have played to a standard I would expect

 

Also can I just say this is what supporting a football club is all about, a period like this was always coming after last year. 30 years old now and seen this and been here before, stop hitting the panic stations and embrace it. It would be worrying if we never had a good squad of players but we do, we have plenty of good players who are underperforming for various reasons. We clearly aren’t finished with ins and outs, lots of changes week to week and I think there’s an added pressure this year 

 

Getting 2000 home fans every game and for the first time there is an expectation on them this year. We have never ever had that at this level 

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13 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

Everyone’s been woeful and we need to stop making excuses for the defence too, this spooked thing needs to stop. Gaston, Shanks and Allan on his limited time on the park have been the only guys that have played to a standard I would expect

 

Also can I just say this is what supporting a football club is all about, a period like this was always coming after last year. 30 years old now and seen this and been here before, stop hitting the panic stations and embrace it. It would be worrying if we never had a good squad of players but we do, we have plenty of good players who are underperforming for various reasons. We clearly aren’t finished with ins and outs, lots of changes week to week and I think there’s an added pressure this year 

 

Getting 2000 home fans every game and for the first time there is an expectation on them this year. We have never ever had that at this level 

Yes, we have good players, this week is crucial for us, our recruitment looks to have been awful, so far, but that can change

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24 minutes ago, ecto said:

Yes, we have good players, this week is crucial for us, our recruitment looks to have been awful, so far, but that can change

Mentality and character required here, it’s the complete opposite of last year. Momentum in this league is so important, look at the difference after we got that first league win at home to Partick last year. We were heading for a defeat there too by the way, McKenna lucky goal on the half changed the game.
 

Need a win and need it soon. Need to get business done and get a settled squad, 2/3/4 out and 2/3/4 in still to come and we are 5 games into the season. 

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We came within a whisker of pinching a point yesterday despite being down to 10 men. That would have been similar to ToB’s last minute equaliser last season. It’s fine margins at this level but we surely need to strengthen before too long.

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Couldn't make it yesterday but sounds as if playing a defender at left wing worked as well as it has any other time we've utilised it. If he doesn't fancy Bobby to start games go and sign another winger who can.

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19 minutes ago, timlichtie said:

We came within a whisker of pinching a point yesterday despite being down to 10 men. That would have been similar to ToB’s last minute equaliser last season. It’s fine margins at this level but we surely need to strengthen before too long.

Totally agree. We also could have sneaked an undeserved point v QP and Dundee and won against ICT. However none of this would cover the fact that the performances have been woeful. The big difference is that last year we were creating shit loads of chances in very game.

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It speaks volumes that Hamilton can field a big striker on loan from Fulham and we haven’t found a similar player since Jack Hamilton left. We seem to be at a huge disadvantage in the loan market presumably because of our part time status.

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A few good signings should quickly get things back on track - we drew with Ayr and Inverness and could have won or drew with Dundee if we had taken our chances.

It's been well documented we need two new strikers and need to beef up midfield -everyone is well aware of this.

I expect no fewer than 3-4 new signings within the next few days.

Once Scott Allan settles into the team and we have a regular steady formation we will soon get back on track - what we need are  two proven goal scorers who can quickly settle into the squad and a midfield player to work alongside Scott Allan.

Lets not forget we have just had a good run in the cup - a few league wins and we will be up and running.

Expect announcements of coming and goings in the next 4 days ( sadly, I think we have lost Nicky Low, who has been nothing short of outstanding for us- but Scott Allan will soon settle into things).

 

 

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TASC SOCIAL MEDIA MAN OF THE MATCH - RESULT

Congratulations to Ricky Little on winning the TASC Social Media Man of the Match for his performance in the Lichties loss at Hamilton yesterday. 

Though it was a disappointing result we as supporters need to continue to get behind the team. Our 1st win of the league season isn’t far away 🇱🇻

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18 hours ago, timlichtie said:

It speaks volumes that Hamilton can field a big striker on loan from Fulham and we haven’t found a similar player since Jack Hamilton left. We seem to be at a huge disadvantage in the loan market presumably because of our part time status.

Works in our favour at times too though, guys like Nouble and Hamilton were players Livingston still wanted training with them while they were out on loan. 
 

 

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I think the biggest difference in the loan market has been the change to 5 subs. It's a shame that it's being kept in as I don't like being able to change half your team. It also means other clubs are hanging onto a few more players up to the last minute of the window.

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19 hours ago, timlichtie said:

It speaks volumes that Hamilton can field a big striker on loan from Fulham and we haven’t found a similar player since Jack Hamilton left. We seem to be at a huge disadvantage in the loan market presumably because of our part time status.

Not sure about that. We've benefited hugely from the loan market in each of our championship seasons, and we've still to make our 'big' loan signings this season. Dougie Imrie taking over at Morton has probably ended the Livi alliance, which is a shame as I'd definitely have taken Jaze Kabia that has went to Cappielow.

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5 minutes ago, Lichtie78 said:

Not sure about that. We've benefited hugely from the loan market in each of our championship seasons, and we've still to make our 'big' loan signings this season. Dougie Imrie taking over at Morton has probably ended the Livi alliance, which is a shame as I'd definitely have taken Jaze Kabia that has went to Cappielow.

I’d take any winger from anywhere 

 

Watching Hancock out there really is something, he’s completely lost, doesn’t know what to do defensively or going forward. Has zero impact on the game. Watching him there and he is literally stuck in between two positions he’s not got a fuckin scooby. He’d have been on the verge of being reported missing if he stayed out there 5 minutes longer 
 

Not his fault mind you, he done fine at left back after Hamilton went off. Man down with him left wing though, in a team who really are struggling going forward at the moment and playing him left wing… especially when Colin Hamilton isn’t a full back who overlaps or drives forward. Left hand side is currently obsolete 

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I’d take any winger from anywhere 
 
Watching Hancock out there really is something, he’s completely lost, doesn’t know what to do defensively or going forward. Has zero impact on the game. Watching him there and he is literally stuck in between two positions he’s not got a fuckin scooby. He’d have been on the verge of being reported missing if he stayed out there 5 minutes longer 
 
Not his fault mind you, he done fine at left back after Hamilton went off. Man down with him left wing though, in a team who really are struggling going forward at the moment and playing him left wing… especially when Colin Hamilton isn’t a full back who overlaps or drives forward. Left hand side is currently obsolete 

We played much better after the enforced changes. Hancock was going at left back and Fosu then Hilson giving us some physicality in attack.
Hopefully the Hancock wing experiment will now be put to bed.
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7 minutes ago, timlichtie said:


We played much better after the enforced changes. Hancock was going at left back and Fosu then Hilson giving us some physicality in attack.
Hopefully the Hancock wing experiment will now be put to bed.

We actually did, again I love Colin Hamilton he has been excellent for Arbroath, a great left back… but him and JT need to start using the ball better too. These clips up the line for Shanks to chase are just not going to cut it. Sometimes yeah but it’s happening all the time, come inside, play it across the back or into midfield or worst case back to Gaston. We are just not keeping the ball at all

 

Hancock at left back was the only player to find Allan in the hole between their midfield and defence and we so nearly got a great chance from it after Allan tried to play in Shanks. Allan was there in that position so many times but we never gave him it. Hancock does try to use the ball and play football and I think that’s a good quality of his, left winger though? No chance 

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Almost want us to go to 3 centre backs ans Stewart and Hancock wing backs, Little ToB and Hammy with JT as back up,

Really don't know what to do with the midfield and Forwaed positions buy wouldn't be against putting Linn in a more central position up front,

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