Euan wrote:Maybe I’m the only one...but I actually enjoyed it today.
It was satisfying to beat Livingston, who as current media darlings were favoured by the referee throughout. 6 bookings v their 2 was farcical. At least we tried to play football today. We showed desire today and tried but couldn’t match their physicality. They are a brutal team, the hairy guy up front is a complete thug, worse than Joey Gardiner. Tshiembie was booked for getting kicked in the balls by him and was floored everytime they clashed but he got away with it, only being booked in the last minute.
Being called Dolly was obviously a ploy by his parents to toughen him up.
It could have gone either way but to score just after Miller was sent off and then hold on with some desperate defending was great entertainment.
It wasn’t pretty but I don’t imagine any Livi games are.
We’ve no divine right to beat Livi, better teams than us have lost to them, especially when up against yet another biased or just incompetent ref.
Maybe you ARE the only one who enjoyed the game itself today, Euan, as it was pretty dire, but your other observations are spot on. Seriously inconsistent refereeing decisions, with Dolly Meeksture fouling throughout and seemingly impervious to any bookings from the ref until very, very late on.
We all knew that Livvy were a big team of bruisers, but, despite that, we spent far too much time hoofing the ball high (& against the wind) in the first half, to predicatbly no avail. Only when we had the occasional balls on the deck, and I don't mean Tshiembie's, did we look capable of causing an upset. Livvy were the better organised team, in both halves, and we had no clear shape in midfield. Neither Taiwo or Bingham IMO were in any way effective today. Our back four played well, either Ziggy or Kilgallon could have been MOTM, but we seriously missed Daz today.
Thought Tshiembie did reallly well not to retaliate when consistently fouled by the Livvy No. 9. All credit to him for that, and being the last player off, still applauding the crowd.
Bloomfield looks a football player from his appearance, (a Marcus Rashford look-alike?,) but minus the £300K per week, and some of the skills. He has pace however and some ability to take that goal finish when many others would have bottled it, so maybe worth a start before Rakish??
Never heard Cannings post match on BBC. From 5pm to 5.22 'till I got out the car, all I heard was 22 mins of minute dissection of the Celtic Hearts game. Shocking BBC coverage... don't know when all the other reporters gave their match reports. Was it before 5pm?
Canning's comments are usuallly dull, uninspiring, & predictable so it looks as if I missed nothing. Interestingly, it was Boozy who was out of the home dug-out all today, shouting instructions, with only an occasional siting from his (seat?) place in there. Low profile...what?? Hiding??
Today we rode our luck for the 'smash and grab' but it was a welcome three points, when one seemed the best we might hope for against an agricultural opposition.