Listened to an interview with Hoppy last week and after he had gone the presenter and a pundit chatting about Livi, and still getting things wrong. The guy said Livi don't score many goals but are solid defensively so can win games 1-0, really? He needs to go on our website and look at our results, pretty sure we've won a few games by scoring 2 and 3 goals, the 4-1 against St Mirren kinda shows he's talking bollocks.
The amount of times I've seen Lithgow, Gallagher and Halkett turn a striker the wrong way before bringing the ball out of defence, or picking out a pass this season too, it isn't all punt and rush either. I've counted us making 27 passes leading up to scoring a goal, playing from centre midfield to the right wing, back to midfield and then back again, before finally getting down the wing to put a ball across the 6 yard box and into the net.
It actually never ceases to amaze me how ignorant footballing pundits, reporters, presenters, are about players and teams in the lower leagues. I had to shake my head in disbelief at their ignorance when I heard them saying Griffiths had improved so much his aerial ability to head goals since joining Celtic. FFS away and don't talk shite, he was superb at scoring with his head at Livi, it's just that they never bothered watching him when he played with us, or actually checked their facts before making Donald Trump esque blunders in how little they know.
Lets be honest here, in a cup tie you can get better teams being beaten by teams with less ability, playing a certain way that lacks quality but has more desire to win and catches the other team off guard, but come on, over a whole season and to finish 2nd in the league then get to the play off finals, that isn't just a one off cup tie, you can't do that over a season without being good and having quality players with decent ability too. Desire and effort can only get you so far, and we've got it in spades, but you also need a bit of quality and skill. So no matter how many plaudits we are finally getting, they still aren't giving our players the recognition they deserve for being good footballers with a decent amount of skill.
Actually that isn't completely true, one journalist has given us recognition for being a good footballing team, Callum Carson who has been reporting on our games the last 3 seasons., Someone who has taken the time to watch us play and isn't just glossing over some stats to speed read up on 'facts' before giving us his expert opinion on how we play.