Livingston FC / John Ward documentary.

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Post by wayofthecass on Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:10 pm

Hi. I've just completed a documentary about Livingston with departing CEO John Ward. Below is the link and please feel free to share it with anyone else who you think might appreciate it. I hope you enjoy it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wbftZ_UDq0&t=548s

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Post by Liviforever on Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:36 pm

Cheers for sticking this up and putting it together, good and interesting watch.

Small thing bugs me though, when folk say we got relegated to the 3rd div/bottom tier, we weren't really, we were chucked down there by the SFL. It was all a bit devious by the SFL changing the goal posts after giving Livi 5 assurances we'd still be in the 1st div.

The bond was also just a farce to make it look like they had been fair, giving us the chance to put it up and we'd be allowed to stay in the 2nd tier, but they knew full well it would be the administrator that would have to pay the bond, and there was no way Livi 5 would be allowed into the room with their cheque to pay it.

As was covered by you in your documentary though, credit to Livi 5 for sticking with the club after getting the rug pulled from under them, and honouring players contracts, taking a huge hit having to pay first division wages in the third division.

This still rankles with me, it was very underhand and almost destroyed the club, but we got through it and it has been an unbelievable accomplishment to get back up to the top flight.

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