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Livingston v St Mirren League Cup Semi Final 24/1/21

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Strange feeling. Not that disappointed. Probably because we didn’t deserve anything from it. Think the only time I’ve felt that way about a semi-final before was Killie during the relegation season in 2001.

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Brandon Mason was shit, utter shit

Our manager, in not replacing Mason MUCH earlier was shit, utter, utter shit

We played like we were f**king scared...we created f**k all and as a result we got f**k all

 

Utter, utter bastarding drivel.  

 

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1 minute ago, lenziebud said:

What are you talking about lack of effort. They gave 100% but the tactics and selection were a disgrace.

Entitled to your opinion but I categorically disagree, they've been poor last few games yes, but this afternoon I seen no sign they were treating this game like a cup semi until the last 10 minutes. There was one point in the first half their keeper didn't know what to do with the ball at his feet because he assumed he'd be pressed and he wasn't. 

Tactics and personnel changes were off today, yes, but I did not see 100% effort on that park, nowhere near it.  

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1 minute ago, billyg said:

Strange feeling. Not that disappointed. Probably because we didn’t deserve anything from it. Think the only time I’ve felt that way about a semi-final before was Killie during the relegation season in 2001.

A definite chance gone, if we'd gone at them and lose, that would have been different.

How many games do we start to play with a faster tempo when we're down, rarely before that? 

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It's not just effort that wins games - we need a bit of guile and quality.

Self belief and concentration have also disappeared in recent weeks.

Whilst I rate some of our young midfield players they need some old wise heads beside them and too much has been asked of the young ones.

And yes - as everyone else has said, we are far too negative in our formation and attitude.

But we have the nucleus of a better team than the one that turned up today.

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Just another lacklustre day in the office for him, no idea what people see in him.
Plays football a second or two behind everyone else, but he's only 19 I continually here. Does that mean we need to wait until his early 20's to get a game out of him?

Ethan beaten for speed by Barclay WTF.

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17 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

As an aside, Martindale seems like a right good we c**t. 

Im sure  hundreds of people he ruined the lives of, and their families, who didnt get the chance to "turn their lives around a be a good wee guy" probably disagree.

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Livi scored first and were comfortable until the last 10mins "kitchen sink time", for a cup game I would've liked to have seen the Mason/Durmus change at H/T - losing 2/3-0 would've made no odds today.

Edited by Bud the Baker

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1 minute ago, WirralSaint said:

Im sure  hundreds of people he ruined the lives of, and their families, who didnt get the chance to "turn their lives around a be a good wee guy" probably disagree.

Yes they probably would. What the f**k has that got to do with anything apart from a bit of casual virtue signalling?

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2 minutes ago, WirralSaint said:

Im sure  hundreds of people he ruined the lives of, and their families, who didnt get the chance to "turn their lives around a be a good wee guy" probably disagree.

He's done his time, that side of his life is behind him, better we concentrate on the football. 

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Manager asks for the players to handle the occasion and be brave. Needs to look himself in the mirror tonight as total lack of bravery in his team selection and formation. These opportunities don’t come along very often so disappointing to go out with a whimper. 

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13 minutes ago, billyg said:

Strange feeling. Not that disappointed. Probably because we didn’t deserve anything from it. Think the only time I’ve felt that way about a semi-final before was Killie during the relegation season in 2001.

Indeed.

I've seen that type of performance so often this season, that I've got so used to it, that I've accepted it as the norm and just can't get too bothered about it.

 

 

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Just now, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

Yes they probably would. What the f**k has that got to do with anything apart from a bit of casual virtue signalling?

I agree with you what a ridiculous post.

Onto the game, I've got to say I'm glad Mrs CS shouted for dinner when it had gone 85 minns we could have been playing after livi had gone home and still struggled. God only knows what they are coaching these players but that was shocking, it's a cup semi final for christ sake. We made livi look good.

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7 minutes ago, buddies1877 said:

Think jim has to take a good amount of blame here setting up too defensively.  

Agreed, but he's just off the radio accepting the plaudits for his teams "fantastic" second half display. If Foley and Flynn are fit enough to play, today was the day to have at least one experienced guy in that midfield. A very negative starting lineup and his reluctance to change it when it was clearly not working was baffling.

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Game was lost before a ball was kicked. Gave Livvi far too much respect with that starting formation. It was the type of team you play v the cheeks . Handed them the initiative from the off which they took. Very hard team to come back against after that. In effect we played right into their hands.

Mason either plays as LB or doesn't. A midfield with Ethan and Cammy will create hee haw. If Foley or Flynn aren't up to playing when the game was crying out for someone who could put a foot on the ball and pass it then get them shifted.

How Jim persuaded Brophy to sign if he intended using him as a lone striker I will never know. Anyone who knows anything about Scottish football knows he isn't a lone striker. I can only assume Jim knows that and plans to address it for next season.

Finally the wild prolonged form swings are baffling. It's either feast or famine and it needs ironed out.

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Just now, Ayrshire Saints said:

Game was lost before a ball was kicked. Gave Livvi far too much respect with that starting formation. It was the type of team you play v the cheeks . Handed them the initiative from the off which they took. Very hard team to come back against after that. In effect we played right into their hands.

Mason either plays as LB or doesn't. A midfield with Ethan and Cammy will create hee haw. If Foley or Flynn aren't up to playing when the game was crying out for someone who could put a foot on the ball and pass it then get them shifted.

How Jim persuaded Brophy to sign if he intended using him as a lone striker I will never know. Anyone who knows anything about Scottish football knows he isn't a lone striker. I can only assume Jim knows that and plans to address it for next season.

Finally the wild prolonged form swings are baffling. It's either feast or famine and it needs ironed out.

Spot on!

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Shocking performance start to finish. There is no excusing the complete lack of commitment to win that match today and the fringe players must be given a chance now.
No pass marks for any outfield player and Goodwin did not change it quick enough. Next week I would be playing Flynn & Foley as an absolute minimum, probably others that deserve more of a chance than the players today, they let themselves and the club down badly. I can defend an off game or a poor performance, I can't defend a lack of effort and that's exactly what I seen today.  
 
 
Really ? I didn't see a lack of effort just a lack if a cohesive strategy.

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1 minute ago, Ayrshire Saints said:

Finally the wild prolonged form swings are baffling. It's either feast or famine and it needs ironed out.

That's the frustrating thing.

A team not that much different from today's outplayed The blue bigots, with a great pressing performance.

 

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Shocking performance start to finish. There is no excusing the complete lack of commitment to win that match today and the fringe players must be given a chance now.
No pass marks for any outfield player and Goodwin did not change it quick enough. Next week I would be playing Flynn & Foley as an absolute minimum, probably others that deserve more of a chance than the players today, they let themselves and the club down badly. I can defend an off game or a poor performance, I can't defend a lack of effort and that's exactly what I seen today.  
 
 
St Moan boo boy!

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I agree with you what a ridiculous post.
Onto the game, I've got to say I'm glad Mrs CS shouted for dinner when it had gone 85 minns we could have been playing after livi had gone home and still struggled. God only knows what they are coaching these players but that was shocking, it's a cup semi final for christ sake. We made livi look good.

Disagree. I don’t think we made Livi look good. I think we were so poor, we made them look very ordinary.

That’s what’s so frustrating about today. We were set up to defend and had no idea how to respond when we went a goal down.

Been the same in recent weeks. Set up to not lose a goal, rather than have a go at opponents. I’d have preferred we went and had a go but lost 3-0 rather than set up to defend, not lay a glove on our opponents and lose 1-0.

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