QoS v Livi

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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by EdinburghLivi on Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:57 am



As requested.

On injuries/suspensions, I think it's worth noting that I think Hipployte and Duckrell were left out on Saturday seemingly through choice which stopped us from filling the bench. We also have 3 players out injured and two sub goalies who didn't make the bench, aside from the 4 young guys who are out on loan.

With no development league (although Conor Quinn said on LiviLive he apparently played against St. Mirren?), I'd rather have a space spare on the bench than guys collecting a wage sitting in the stands.
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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by Liviforever on Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:39 pm

Ooft that QoS goal was far too easy, our fans must've been thinking 'here we go again'. On that note it was good Burchill did something about it afterwards (Livi cubs post above) he gets stick for not shouting at our players during the game but it shows he is taking in what's going on and does make changes to where we've a weakness.

Much better delivery from Longridge for our first, was driving me crazy the last couple of games that we kept floating balls into the box towards their keeper. Yet against Alloa we put balls into players like that one and it got us a goal (Sheerin), we've got the players in White, Sheerin & Buchanan that can do something with the ball when they get a decent delivery around the box. *rant over*  #Superbdeliveryandgoal.

Lovely headed goal by White for our 2nd, who says White man can't jump? I like his give and go lay offs too leading up to his goal.

Belter of a 3rd goal by Buchanan, he's certainly got that one in his locker, scored one similar against St Mirren and tried the same angled shot against St Mirren in our home game but went narrowly past the post.

Right place at the right time for our 4th, that's the kind we've conceded this season, players all around as the scorer nips in and sticks the ball in the net, lovely.

Some praise to Glen too, he's another one who gets it in the neck but he links up well with White and has got a decent delivery/pass on him.

Away to watch the goals again now. Very Happy
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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by Lexi Collector on Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:03 pm

That is an absolutely beautiful finish from Liam Buchanan, I could sit and watch that all day long. My strike partnership going into Saturday would be Buchanan and Shags. Having watched the highlights just there it's hard not to make a case for big Jordan White to start on Saturday, he looked a real hand-full there.

I think the gaffer got it spot on with those tactics. A back 3 of centre-halves all playing in position, they've looked solid enough all season and it difficult to justify one of them being dropped. Longridge looked to have had a great game in spells of that game too, so playing him at wing-back seems more justified as he looks the type of player who can bomb forward and inject a bit of pace throughout the side. I think this is something we've lacked badly - we tend to start slowly from the back or just lump it up top, therefore not really getting the game going. We've looked slow and disjointed in midfield, so if you've got a defensive wing-back with a bit of pace then it'd help to build us going forward, as we've always got 3 solid defenders covering the backline.

Gibbons is a good option because he plays a different game to Pittman and Hugo. Obviously Pittman is more of an attacking threat who can link up with the strikers and even pose a bit of goal threat. Faria is the defensive holding unit to cover the back 3, and Gibbons has an eye for a pass and good vision and intelligence on the ball. I've said it a million times, but I really rate this guy and think he has to start because a midfield 3 of Gibbons, Pittman and Faria gives us every option in the book. I'd maybe echo EL's comments about Glen playing as a wingback. His drive and control has been good this season, but his final ball not so, which is why its good to have guys like Pittman and Gibbons in the side. Obviously we all know that Millen is far better at going forward and delivering balls than he is defensively, but then you're playing him as more of an attacking winger and perhaps leave yourself a bit exposed on the right. It's a headache for Burchill, but a good one to have.

There's absolutely no place in the starting 11 for Hippolyte (useless slow sand dancer, who offers fuck all) and Darren Cole (disco dancing bomb scare - we have a solid back 3 and the centre of midfield has been finalised in my book).

We lacked goals until Saturday. White offers threat in the air and decent long-range volleying. Buchanan is the traditional number 9 - I still think they can do it together. Sheerin is a good player too and I can see him coming off the bench a lot, but he isn't a 90 minute man. If he started in place of Buchanan and played 60 odd minutes then I wouldn't be against that, but my first choice striker: big Jordan White.
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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by Liviforever on Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:14 pm

Yep White has to start, my preference would be Sheerin starting with him again but tbh I wouldn't be too disappointed seeing Buchanan start to see if him and White can work together. Either way it gives us a good sub 2nd half when Buchanan or Sheerin came on.

Disagree about Hippo though, I still like him and he gives defenders nightmares when he's in the mood, really needs to get his head straight though and put in the effort. He's had long enough now to stop with the huffynesss and show some maturity, his chances are drying up.
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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by Lexi Collector on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:34 am

I think Hippolyte has a lot to do before he gets anywhere near this team again. Hopefully Burchill has taken disciplinary action against the wide c***.
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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by Liviforever on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:59 am

Shame about Moses , his head is full of nonsense with those snapchat vids, have been really wanting to see him get a sub appearance too. Just to see if he is any good.
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Re: QoS v Livi

Post by Bertie Bassett on Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:09 pm

The 4th was typical Buchanan, the same type of goal he poached all last season.

I agree with LF and disagree with Lexi regarding Hippo. He needs strong management and has the ability to rip up a lot of the defences in this division if he gets his head right (not talking about the larking about off the pitch, don't care two hoots about that, I mean his application in games) I think it's been said before but he's a bit like Snoddy in that if the attitude in the game is right he can be a match winner, so I'd like to see him handled firmly but given the chance to show the form of last season's run in.

At the moment that means a place on the bench. I'd be putting the same starting line up out again this week but suspect Buchanan's 2 goals will secure him a start at Sheerin's expense.

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