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Liviforever

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League Cup Draw

Post by Liviforever on Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:33 pm

Don't think it makes much difference which seeded team we get, they'll all be too good for us, Dumbarton is prob the weakest out of the 2nd seeded teams, esp with them not having a team signed yet Laughing . Not too fussed about the unseeded teams, as long as we don't get QP our bogey team from last season.

League Cup first-round seedings (south)


Top seeds             Second seeds         Unseeded

Hamilton                Dumbarton           Airdrieonians       Berwick Rangers     Livingston
Kilmarnock             Morton                 Albion Rovers      Clyde                     Queen's Park
Partick Thistle         QoS                     Annan Athletic     East Kilbride           Stenhousemuir
Motherwell             St Mirren              Ayr United           Edinburgh City        Stranraer
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by LiviLion on Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:49 pm

Hamilton, Dumbarton, Clyde and EK is probably our best chance of getting through. Not been to Clyde and EK so that would be preferable too.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Afro on Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:16 pm

LiviLion wrote:Hamilton, Dumbarton, Clyde and EK is probably our best chance of getting through. Not been to Clyde and EK so that would be preferable too.

This. Struggling to get excited about the draw itself, let alone the actual Cup games. Last season was a bit of a damp squib for us, seeing how the seasons went for the respective teams in our group it was disappointing to only come away with one win. No doubt about it though, the teams listed above represent our best chance of getting through - and that's what we should be aiming for, IMO.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Liviforever on Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:26 pm

Last season these BetFred cup games were more useful for getting us sharp for the start of the league than anything else. Our team is pretty much the same as last season with just a small addition of players to it so we should be a bit more competitive in the cup games.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by LiviLion on Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:49 pm

Partick Thistle
St Mirren
Livingston
Airdrieonians
Stranraer

Meh, lucky to get 2nd in that group.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Liviforever on Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:51 pm

Well we should beat Stranraer and Airdrie, so just need to get a result against St Mirren and get one of the best runner up places. Don't mind playing St Mirren, will be a good indicator for measuring how we'll fare against Championship teams.
Nothing to lose against Partick either, they'll be favourites so just get stuck in aboot them and see how well we do against them too.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Bertie Bassett on Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:03 am

I would expect 3rd but I want to know why we don't have a 4th tier team in our group, a few other groups have 2 & at least 1 group has a 4th tier & a 5th tier side.

The obvious answer is that the unseeded teams were a single pot of teams but it would surely not have been too difficult to split that pot by the tier each team was in? Or even by guided placement as in the World Cup when teams from the same federation as a team already in a group are then placed in the first available group with no team from that federation. The CL also does this with teams from the same country.

Typically half-baked planning by the people who govern (and I use that term loosely) the game in Scotland

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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by orco on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:54 am

Probably because anything below halfway down the championship in Scotland is regarded by the SFA as of nuisance value only.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Liviforever on Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:59 pm

The regionalisation thing is a load of nonsense too, closest stadium to us is Tynecastle and Hearts are in a different region. Even wosre is Edin City are in a different region to Hearts and Hibs. Shocked

The group stages are tough and make it difficult to progress but I quite like them for being part of our pre season preperations before the league starts. It gives us a couple of tough competitive games just to get right up to speed. I'd like us to get 2nd place or even pull off a surprise result against Partick (you never know with it being so early they may not have their act together), but if not then i'm not too bothered, the league is where I really want us to do well and hopefully we get off to a flier again.

I'm hoping we get Partick & Stranraer at home, and Airdrie & St Mirren away, the latter 2 are great away venues for entertainment from their fans when they're losing. St Mirren in particular are a very angry bunch and I was near peeing myself laughing at them when we knocked them out the cup a couple of seasons back.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Liviforever on Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:14 pm

Group H

Saturday 15 July
Livingston v Partick Thistle, kick-off 3.00pm
Tuesday 18 July
St Mirren v Livingston, kick-off 7.45pm
Saturday 22 July
Livingston v Airdrieonians, kick-off 3.00pm
Tuesday 25 July
Stranraer v Livingston, kick-off 7.45pm


Was hoping for Partick and Stranraer at home/St Mirren and Airdrie away. Bit of a hike for a midweek Tues night game away to Stranraer but the rest of the draw is fine.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by LiviLion on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:19 pm

Will only be able to make it to the game against Airdrie, maybe. Might head along depending on the price and what the group looks like, part time supporter these days.
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Re: League Cup Draw

Post by Afro on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:20 pm

Reasonably pleased we've got the two toughest games first, especially home advantage for the game against Partick. Hopefully we're going into the final two (which we should win), with something to play for, putting the pressure on Partick and St Mirren.

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