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forzalfc

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Post by forzalfc on Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:37 am

Looks like the page has already been created, just not published on the team page...

http://livingstonfc.co.uk/team/playing-squad/keaghan-jacobs/

Durnford

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Post by Durnford on Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:32 pm

Its all been updated now - that's some bloody midfield we've got.
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Afro

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Post by Afro on Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:38 pm

Delighted with that signing. By my reckoning Keaghan must only be around 40 to 50 games away from becoming the record appearance holder for us, so provided he stays next season he'll more than likely take over the mantle.

I think he's been our best player since we were relegated from the SPL, certainly in the top 3. Hopefully his lay-off from injury hasn't affected him too much and he can get a bit of a run out tomorrow.

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Post by Durnford on Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:12 pm

Afro wrote:Delighted with that signing. By my reckoning Keaghan must only be around 40 to 50 games away from becoming the record appearance holder for us, so provided he stays next season he'll more than likely take over the mantle.

I think he's been our best player since we were relegated from the SPL, certainly in the top 3. Hopefully his lay-off from injury hasn't affected him too much and he can get a bit of a run out tomorrow.

Actually I'd go so far as to suggest that if he'd been playing with us last season we probably wouldn't have been demoted. Surprised no-one else came in for him actually. With all due respect to Kyle he was a shadow of the player his brother was.
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Post by Afro on Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:55 pm

Durnford wrote:
Afro wrote:Delighted with that signing. By my reckoning Keaghan must only be around 40 to 50 games away from becoming the record appearance holder for us, so provided he stays next season he'll more than likely take over the mantle.

I think he's been our best player since we were relegated from the SPL, certainly in the top 3. Hopefully his lay-off from injury hasn't affected him too much and he can get a bit of a run out tomorrow.

Actually I'd go so far as to suggest that if he'd been playing with us last season we probably wouldn't have been demoted. Surprised no-one else came in for him actually. With all due respect to Kyle he was a shadow of the player his brother was.

Absolutely. A midfield containing a fully fit Keaghan Jacobs would be a delight for any team in the second-tier, hopefully we can tie him down to a longer contract come the end of the season. AFAIK, trying his luck in South Africa with the intention of gaining international caps was always one of his ambitions, and the club could not have stood in his way.

I'm very chuffed that he's chosen to come back here instead of elsewhere. I'd be astounded if he didn't have any other offers since he has returned to Scotland.
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Post by Liviforever on Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:53 pm

This is like xmas morning opening up your presents and finding just what you've always wanted, welcome home Keaghan, one of Livi's favourite Lions' has returned. Very Happy

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Post by sunderland on Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:04 pm

Im as delighted with this signing as everyone else. Maybe we didn't appreciate Keaghan enough previously. Hopefully his injury hasn't set him back too much and he enjoys his second stint with us. Atleast he went over to SA and put himself out there, disappointing it didn't work out for him over there but its our gain.
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:28 pm

Like the rest of you I'm delighted to see Keaghan back. Squad number is 14... could only have been better if it was 13 (my favourite number).

Hoppy has given himself an enormous headache though; we have more midfielders than you can shake a stick at. We're still a little light up front with only 3 recognised forwards (4 if we put Rafa up front but so far we haven't done that) & a little centre back heavy in defence with no real RB & no real alternative LB (by that I mean our RB is really a CB & our alternate LB is also really a CB). And we need a fully signed keeper.

So the squad is somewhat imbalanced, which is ironic given that when we began the season it was pretty well balanced albeit lacking a dedicated RB
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Post by Liviforever on Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:01 pm

We're well covered in midfield and in the CB dept, and adequately covered up front, we'd need 3 injuries to the strikers to knacker us and I can't see that happening. Would say we're fine for FB's too so can't see any problems with the squad we have, other than the good one of having that many quality players how do you keep them all happy starting them all, which is a healthy problem to have.

The goal keeper is a problem for next season, and tbh Kelly has been decent but like DJ after his decent season, shouldn't be difficult to replace next season.

It gives us one hell of a bench for the rest of the season anyway, and options coming out of Hoppy's ears. He's done the hard work in the first half of the season getting us 9 points clear and after the Jan transfer window we look even stronger, replacing squad players making up the numbers for players that will be pushing starting 11 players out onto the bench.
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:31 pm

Can't disagree with your comment on replacing squad players with serious starting XI contenders.

I still think we need a recognised, dedicated RB and a fully signed keeper of at least Kelly's level, possibly better for 2nd tier football.

I agree we have decent players in the forward positions but IMO we need another. We may not get multiple injuries at the same time... but we could conceivably get an injury and 2 off form at the same time.
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Post by Liviforever on Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:57 pm

I think we've got more strikers of a good quality than any other team in League One though, most only have one good striker, we've got 3. We've went for overkill in defence and midfield though so why not go with 4 strikers. Laughing  We had 2 on 2 off in some games under Bollan right enough, with Robbie Winters, Rafa, Deuchar, Russell and McNulty to choose from.
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Post by Afro on Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:11 pm

McMillan's signed for Clyde, so if we're looking for a proper RB it'll be someone else. I fear though that we'll go with Crighton for RB and Lithgow/Longridge for LB till the end of the season.
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Post by Liviforever on Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:31 pm

Not that bothered about a RB this season but for feck sake I wish Hopkin would stop playing Lithgow at LB. At least Crighton looks to go forward, he pushed up and was putting crosses in from the wing even when he was playing at CB so it isn't unnatural to him, but you can see Lithgow is a CB playing LB and his instinct stops him from going up the wing. When he gets the ball he will always play safe and either launch it or just play it back to Kelly, he just isn't a LB/wingback and looks awkward playing there.



He's starting to fit square pegs in round holes now, he's got a good squad of players but he needs to drop some of them and play the players suited for the positions on the park. Thank goodness we only have one first choice keeper signed or he'd prob stick one in goal and the other in midfield, just to give him a game.

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Post by forzalfc on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:22 am

I'd like to see us sign Dean Brett from Cowdenbeath. One of the best right backs in the lower leagues, and the appeal of leaving a bottom of the table L2 club with the potential to be playing full-time in championship would be too good to turn down, you'd imagine.

Not sure the latest with the boy Bikey from Stirling, would be good to see him sign as well.

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Post by ianlivi on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:04 pm

Another signing Nicolay Todorov loan from Hearts - Forward let's hope better than last Bulgarian we had
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Post by Liviforever on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:16 pm

ianlivi wrote:Another signing Nicolay Todorov loan from Hearts - Forward let's hope better than last Bulgarian we had

Manager David Hopkin said “Nikolay will give us a different option up top, he will be an asset in both boxes for the team. He is a big, strong, powerful player and very good in the air; good with both feet and knows where the goal is.

Gives us something different then, all of our other strikers are quite small.
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:09 pm

I really hate it when managers say "he knows where the goal is" - I should blooming well think so, he's a professional and us amateurs up in the stands know where they are as well!

Apparently he has 6 career goals, 5 for Cowdenbeath in 20 games. So he's hardly prolific.

Who was the other Bulgarian we had?
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Re: Jan 2017 Transfers In/ Out

Post by LiviLion on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:12 pm

He spent most of his time at Cowden at CB for some reason.

Georgiev was the last Bulgarian we had, completely forgot about him and for some reason was thinking Praprotnik at first.
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:20 pm

Of course, Giorgiev. I'd forgotten wee Spaz. Yeah, he looked like he might be useful but was largely useless.
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Post by Liviforever on Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:38 pm

He's only 20 but there are teenagers scoring goals in the Premiership so age doesn't stop you scoring goals at any level. 6ft 3 so at least gives us something different up front, bit like Deuchar did when we signed him to win this league under Bollan. Would at least give us a proper target man for a plan B if we were struggling against the likes of QP, Rovers or East Fife.
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Post by Liviforever on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:08 pm

Notice there are 2 trialist in what looks like defensive positions going by the line up, in our U20's team tonight, wounder if we're still looking to bring in players, hopefully FB's and not more CB's. Laughing
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Post by Afro on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:24 pm

Suppose if he's tall it is something different from what we've got, although judging by Cowden fans' comments on P&B, I'm not holding out much hope for the boy. Bizarre we've signed a striker when the full back positions are still a problem, hopefully the trialists tonight are a solution as LF's said.

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Post by sunderland on Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:43 pm

As has been said before, played at CB for Cowden, so you can't judge the boy on that. I guess we will see... Disappointing as I guess that means we aren't getting Bikey from Stirling, he seems to be knocking them in for fun.
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Post by Bertie Bassett on Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:34 am

Liviforever wrote:He's only 20 but there are teenagers scoring goals in the Premiership so age doesn't stop you scoring goals at any level. 6ft 3 so at least gives us something different up front, bit like Deuchar did when we signed him to win this league under Bollan. Would at least give us a proper target man for a plan B if we were struggling against the likes of QP, Rovers or East Fife.

Agreed. It is lack of ability that does that.

A 20 year old who is a serious contender for a starting position should already be showing that he can do it.

We have had tall target men already this season...both of whom have already left and who only got fleeting chances when they were here & were regularly out wide when they should have been in the middle. And yet when the smaller guys were on the ball was getting lumped up to them.

Can't help thinking we are top despite some of the tactics employed this season. Undoubtedly tactics have been right for many games or we wouldn't be where we are but lumping it up to wee guys does my head in.

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Re: Jan 2017 Transfers In/ Out

Post by Durnford on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:33 am

Really cant get my head around this one. Why do we need another forward?

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