David Hopkin

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David Hopkin

Post by Lexi Collector on Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:53 pm

Can I just take this moment to say a big thank you and well done to our manager David Hopkin.

He took over a club in a complete mess. Turmoil in the boardroom, a manager who'd left an ill-disciplined squad with a lack of quality and inflated egos, and large amounts of (rightly so) abuse and anger from the supporters. Despite this, he's recruited well by the looks of things, and has formed a squad of players who believe and give their all. Not getting carried away, but so far he's turned it around very nicely. This team deserves to be watched by far more supporters.

Well done David Hopkin!

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Re: David Hopkin

Post by Liviforever on Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:13 pm

To say i had my doubts about him last season would be putting it mildly. The season we were relegated he made some mind boggling team selections, playing a clearly unfit Cole at Dumbarton (playing Cole at all in fact), Hippo as a FB, big White being put as a winger crossing high balls into a short arsed striker. I could go on....... I was even still a bit unconvinced he'd be able to have us competing in the Championship this season, but he's completely won me over now.

He made some mistakes last season but you could see he learnt from them, by the end of the season he'd got our defence sorted out and we've become a solid looking team that is hard to score against never mind beat.
He didn't have a lot of money to strengthen the team this season with the new guy in charge being all sensible about throwing money around (damn him for his good business sense) and we lost Buchanan, but Robinson and Alexander were fantastic signings. Hopkin also said he didn't want any players that didn't want to be here and fighting for the jersey, and you can see that on the pitch this season.

We'll be punching well above our weight this season compared to the other FT clubs, but our team spirit and work rate/fitness is certainly a leveller when playing teams with bigger finances, as Falkirk just found out.
Have to say this is the best looking Livi team we've had for many a season, no superstars just hard working individuals that are all playing as a team and that is down to the manager and his backroom staff. So aye, well done Hoppy, keep up the good work, cause you're only as good as your last result and fans are hell of a fickle. lol! .

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