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Accies v Livi

Post by Liviforever on Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:10 pm

So far we've had 2 tight games against them and come away with 2 wins, albeit the Betfred one was after penalties, expecting the same again, although my confidence would've been a bit higher before last night's result/performance.

Imrie wont be playing, which is a good thing, I know he's considered past it by Accies fans but he always gives us a hard time, and is a fighter, I think they'll miss him in this game, and it will make it a bit easier for us to outmuscle them.

Hopefully our record of bouncing straight back from a defeat stays strong, a win here is essential before the back to back Celtic and Sevco games.

Apparently MacKinnon isn't playing either, more good news, he was the only one with a bit of fight in their last game against us, went about kicking our players. Imrie just barged into us, and fell down a lot getting fouls. Both will be a big loss to Accies.

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Post by Durnford on Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:55 am

Liviforever wrote:So far we've had 2 tight games against them and come away with 2 wins, albeit the Betfred one was after penalties, expecting the same again, although my confidence would've been a bit higher before last night's result/performance.

Imrie wont be playing, which is a good thing, I know he's considered past it by Accies fans but he always gives us a hard time, and is a fighter, I think they'll miss him in this game, and it will make it a bit easier for us to outmuscle them.

Hopefully our record of bouncing straight back from a defeat stays strong, a win here is essential before the back to back Celtic and Sevco games.

Apparently MacKinnon isn't playing either, more good news, he was the only one with a bit of fight in their last game against us, went about kicking our players. Imrie just barged into us, and fell down a lot getting fouls. Both will be a big loss to Accies.

I'm please about serial diver Imrie missing and Scott-Brown-ugly-bu@@er-contender McKinnon missing pretty much because at our last game against them they were the only two that actually seemed to try. McKinnon in particular put in some dreadful tackle yet seemed to get away with most of them; I can only guess the state of Menga if he was playing....

As an aside what's the odds on us having a trialist on the bench? We're obviously short of recognised strikers and the young lad has been doing well in the reserves. The only down side is that if we were trying to secure his signature and he puts in a good performance against Accies then the price could go up significantly.

Speculation; Speculation; Speculation....
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Re: Accies v Livi

Post by Liviforever on Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:47 pm

Hamilton seems to have fallen out of things just now, we def need other options up front for when things aren't working, like on Wed night.


Robbo and Dolly are great when we're playing an attacking team that leaves them plenty of room to run in behind, esp Dolly with his pace, but against St Johnstone and prob Accies too, we need something a bit different. Miller was the type of player we needed on Wed with balls played straight down the middle, Hamilton would prob have been better for that game too, he's a big lad that looks like he can handle that type of game.

Whatever we do though, we need to have a lot more shots at goal, Lawless, Keaghan, and Robinson all have good shots on them to have a pop from outside the box. Talking of which, I think Boyd is back from his suspension, so we need to watch out for him, he's not much of a player for them but he has the odd habit of popping up and hitting a wonder goal.
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Post by LiviLion on Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:24 pm

Durnford wrote:As an aside what's the odds on us having a trialist on the bench? We're obviously short of recognised strikers and the young lad has been doing well in the reserves. The only down side is that if we were trying to secure his signature and he puts in a good performance against Accies then the price could go up significantly.

Speculation; Speculation; Speculation....

You can only have a trialist in League 1 and League 2, any other competition and you're not allowed. So if Allan is to play or sit on the bench he'll need to be signed and registered before the game.

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Post by Troy on Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:24 pm

Im kind of reluctant to think that this is gonna be a cakewalk for us tommorow.I know theve got a couple of their influential players out through suspensions but i reckon Canning will set them up to frustrate us.Nevertheless im hopefull we will get a reaction from the players after the other night.Yuo could see the dissapointment in their faces as they trooped off.We are doing brilliant at the moment and im sure Gary and Davie will have them up for this and get the momentum going again.With some tough fixtures just round the corner i feel this is one we can definatly win and get ourselves back on track.Good luck Livi Cmon lets do it!!!
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:55 pm

These are the games we need to be winning. Our season so far has been tremendous but we let ourselves down against StJ - fans were also a bit flat compared to the last few games of last season & the season up to Wednesday. Probably just the frustration of so many misplaced passes & lack of shots on goal.

LF has mentioned our good record of bouncing back from defeat, so hopefully that comes to the fore again. IMO we were much better than Accies last time & should have won more comfortably than we did, hopefully with them being at home they won’t just sit back.

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Post by Bertie Bassett on Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:46 pm

Twitter feed suggests we are well on top but nothing to show for it yet.
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Looks like the bubble is well & truly burst.... Accies down to 10 men & then score within a minute!

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Post by Troy on Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:37 pm

Couldnt make today but by all accounts how the the hell did Livi lose that game.So many chances missed reading my app by a country mile the better team by far.Only plus i can take is that we are still 14 points clear of St Midden in that playoff spot and if you had given me that at the start of the season id have bitten your hand off for it.Just seems that from our last 2 games an opportunity has gone.But its the Livi way.We always seem to do things the hard way.Looking forward to hearing from the guys who were there.Gutted.

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Post by Durnford on Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:08 pm

Just back. Generally we played well but lacked any bite up front.

What Hamilton has to do to get game time is beyond me.

Some shocking misses by Menga and Gallagher
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Post by orco on Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:22 pm

Smash and grab is the only way to describe that. Accies fans will be over the moon. They spent the last quarter of the game hanging on for a draw, had a man sent off late on then stole a goal to get the three points. No complaints about the performance but we really need someone who can put the ball in the net. The conditions with a swirling wind didn't help and the ref fell for extreme Accies diving every time. Mind you I've come to expect crap refereeing now
So, no pressure on us to get anything from the next two games so any kind of point would be a huge bonus.
If fortune favoured us a bit in the first quarter certainly lady luck has deserted us now.
Still we've got a good lead over the bottom two so no panic, yet.
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Post by Liviforever on Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:58 pm

Thought we started sluggish again and Accies looked the better team, but we gradually came into the game and finished the half on top, prob should've scored too but took the wrong decision when we had ample time to line up a better option than blasting over the bar.

2nd half we were def the better team and had 2 or 3 great chances, Menga was through on goal, much the same as Accies were with the winner, but he pulled it wide.  Thought we had placed it right in the top corner too but it somehow missed. That's not to say we were world beaters, it was a tough game to watch, too many lumps up the pitch, it was when we got it down and passed it about we got at them, needing to do that more. The wind made it difficult too, for both sides, which didn't help make the game any more pleasing on the eye.


Lawson looked pretty good in bits, he's got nice quick feet and looks a good player. Sibbald wasn't at his best though, and his set pieces weren't up to much. We can't rely on set pieces all the time though, we really need something better up front just now, that's no goals in 2 games and tbh we're playing for draws the now and hoping to nick a goal, even against teams in the bottom end of the table. I don't mind seeing us doing that against Sevco, Celtic, Hearts and Hibs, but ffs, Accies and St Johnstone? We're better than that. We really need someone like Hardie up front who can stick away the odd chance in 3, i'd rather give Hamilton a run than keep playing midfielders up front. Menga and Miller are good for partnering the likes of Hardie, but they are not players who will score lots of goals themselves. We've done great without a striker so far but it's shown up as a problem in our last 2 games.

Oh forgot to mention this, when we took Lamie off it crossed my mind we might get caught out at the back, maybe Holt thought we could win the game and went for it but it did leave us open to what Accies did to us, they sucker punched us good style with just running straight up the pitch and scoring.

Big 2 games coming up now, strangely though i'm optimistic about getting points from them, we're doing better against teams that will come at us and dominate play. Just need another option for when we're playing teams that do to us what we do to Hibs and Sevco.

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Post by Durnford on Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:36 pm

Liviforever wrote:Thought we started sluggish again and Accies looked the better team, but we gradually came into the game and finished the half on top, prob should've scored too but took the wrong decision when we had ample time to line up a better option than blasting over the bar.

2nd half we were def the better team and had 2 or 3 great chances, Menga was through on goal, much the same as Accies were with the winner, but he pulled it wide.  Thought we had placed it right in the top corner too but it somehow missed. That's not to say we were world beaters, it was a tough game to watch, too many lumps up the pitch, it was when we got it down and passed it about we got at them, needing to do that more. The wind made it difficult too, for both sides, which didn't help make the game any more pleasing on the eye.


Lawson looked pretty good in bits, he's got nice quick feet and looks a good player. Sibbald wasn't at his best though, and his set pieces weren't up to much. We can't rely on set pieces all the time though, we really need something better up front just now, that's no goals in 2 games and tbh we're playing for draws the now and hoping to nick a goal, even against teams in the bottom end of the table. I don't mind seeing us doing that against Sevco, Celtic, Hearts and Hibs, but ffs, Accies and St Johnstone? We're better than that. We really need someone like Hardie up front who can stick away the odd chance in 3, i'd rather give Hamilton a run than keep playing midfielders up front. Menga and Miller are good for partnering the likes of Hardie, but they are not players who will score lots of goals themselves. We've done great without a striker so far but it's shown up as a problem in our last 2 games.

Oh forgot to mention this, when we took Lamie off it crossed my mind we might get caught out at the back, maybe Holt thought we could win the game and went for it but it did leave us open to what Accies did to us, they sucker punched us good style with just running straight up the pitch and scoring.

Big 2 games coming up now, strangely though i'm optimistic about getting points from them, we're doing better against teams that will come at us and dominate play. Just need another option for when we're playing teams that do to us what we do to Hibs and Sevco.

Was worried taking Lamie off was a huge mistake; Bobby Burn did okay but had no defensive awareness whatsoever. Before he went off we were rock solid.

Another thing demonstrated today was that we shouldn't play Lawson and Sibbald in the same team - too similar.

Actually thought this was Menga's best game for a while but his shooting is god awful,
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:50 am

Next week we see StJ at home to Accies, Huns at home to Well & a massive game at the foot of the league with Scumdee playing St Midden - must be Dons v Hubs in the other game.

All are “no win scenarios” for us as they either move teams around us further away or bring teams below us closer - on the assumption that we fail to halt what is rapidly becoming a Celtic domestic juggernaught. Them beating Dundee 5-0 was probably only surprising that it wasn’t more but beating Hearts 3-0 & 5-0 in the space of a week is frightening given Hearts results prior to that. The way they have been scoring recently losing by less than 3 goals would be a respectable result.

Best we can hope for in the other games is probably draws to minimise any damage.
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Post by Liviforever on Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:56 am

Hearts are ravaged with injuries, but once Celtic get a couple of goals up they relax and just run over the top of teams, throwing everything at you not bothering too much about defending. It'll be a tough test for our defence, McMillan went off injured against Accies too so he may be doubtful for for our next game if we were wanting to set up more defensively.

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