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Liviforever

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Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Liviforever on Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:27 pm

Anything that frustrates you this season, fill your boots.

So far our deliveries at set pieces and wild shooting is top of my list, the former annoys me so much I thought it deserved a thread all of its own.




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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by LiviCub on Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:16 pm

Three biggest bugbears so far this season:

1) Jason Talbot taking corners

2) John McGlynn's poor timing of substitutions

3) Rob Ogleby's cameo vs. Dumbarton.

This will be updated in due course.

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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by orco on Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:22 pm

The number of shots that have gone over the bar this season so far.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Liviforever on Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:40 pm

LiviCub wrote:Three biggest bugbears so far this season:

1) Jason Talbot taking corners

2) John McGlynn's poor timing of substitutions

3) Rob Ogleby's cameo vs. Dumbarton.

This will be updated in due course.

That one has bewildered me at times, kudos for his making HT substitutions at Easter Rd when it wasn't working first half, but his leaving it so late bringing on Hippolyte in some games is baffling. Against Albion Rovers I think it was ET, and Dumbarton last week prob cost us the points due to that too, he gave Hippo too little time to do anything.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by EdinburghLivi on Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:22 pm

Rubbish crossing and/or final ball. HATE it. From the look of things we appear to be slightly better this season.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by LiviCub on Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:54 am

Callum Fordyce starting.

Jordan White's pathetic use of his height.

Danny Mullen falling to the ground when anyone touches him.

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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Afro on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:33 am

LiviCub's stole a few of mine, fuck sake. Anyway:

Dycey's chronic lack of pace, and total one-footedness (he's not the only one). Should be a bench player at the very best.

White's chronic lack of pace. Also the fact he can't jump for shit, and the sitter he missed on Saturday had me laughing instead of berating him. Well done, Jordan.

It was mentioned in the Falkirk thread, but players not applauding the supporters does my head in. Even when we win it's a wee modest applause from a few of them. Zero fan engagement from them.

Zero fan engagement from the club. Just appalling communication over and over again.

The West Stand's fucking manky, surely it's not an expensive task to get someone in with a power washer for a day or two.

I'm sure I could think of plenty more.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Liviforever on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:54 pm

Think all the stands are manky going by some comments from away supporters about the seats. The concrete floor gets really slippy with the slime when it rains too.

Hippo getting the odd start then dropped immediately when other players get good runs in the starting 11 and do next to feck all in getting points on the board. I'd like to see him get at least 6 games on the trot before writing him off as only being good to come off the bench.

Not playing a RB when we've had Moffat fit most of the season and esp now we've signed Cole and Donaldson is back available too.

White's lack of pace and general movement, falls over almost every time he jumps for the ball and very rarely gets a head on it. His ball control is decent but his first touch is awful.

Mullen's lack of awareness when he gets the ball and then gets mugged as he takes too long deciding what to do with it.

Our lack of consistency all season where we lift our game against Hearts and Sevco then play horrible in our next game, and can score 4 and 5 goals in a game then can't hit the net from 6 yards out into an open goal.

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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by LiviLion on Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:04 pm

Everything.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Bertie Bassett on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:40 pm

Failure to live up to early season promise (fighting back a couple of times against QoS for example but now there seems to be no fight in the side).

Performing well but getting nothing from the "big sides" only to be rank against the "wee sides" & lo & behold getting nothing there either.

Lack of foresight & planning from the board

The annual off-field soap opera with court cases & the charlatans claiming they only want what is best for the club.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by LiviCub on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:09 am

Bertie Bassett wrote:Failure to live up to early season promise (fighting back a couple of times against QoS for example but now there seems to be no fight in the side).

Performing well but getting nothing from the "big sides" only to be rank against the "wee sides" & lo & behold getting nothing there either.

We've only gained 2 points in the League this season from being in a losing position so it goes to show that once we're 1-0 down, the heads drop immediately. It's not much but we've also dropped 5 points from being in a winning position.

The month of November when we played the part-time teams has effectively got us in this position too. Had we won all three we would have some comfort right now.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by cptn_hooch on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:21 am

lack of communication from the boards
team lacking any sort of fight and performing way below the standard expected from players of their quality
poor promotion of club to try to build a following from local schools

loads more but those are the most annoying
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Smithy on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:36 am

keaghan getting loads of praise when he hardly ever creates anything that leads to chances or assists

DJ taking so long to get the ball up the park at goal kicks.

Hippo never performing when he starts

Never being sure that we will keep a clean sheet.

Chopping and changing formations after playing well.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Afro on Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:34 am

cptn_hooch wrote:
poor promotion of club to try to build a following from local schools

Interesting you should mention, I finished Bill Hunter's autobiography not too long ago and he does mention he gave away 1000 free tickets to schools every week. Fair enough, the current board probably don't expect to be running the club for much longer but it's ludicrous that this scheme wasn't kept up. If that scheme had been kept in practice over the past few years I'd guarantee we'd be bringing in more dosh. It's basic stuff.

Also mentioned in the book that the nightclub brung in £10k a week, usually. Even during the season that sort of money would be huge right now, but say for example we don't have a home game for 10 weeks over the summer - that £100k would be an incredible financial boost. Shame those houses they built next to the stadium got in the way of it! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Afro on Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:02 pm

Actually, thought of another bug bear, and it's semi-related to my previous point. The total fuckabout with admission prices this season is really letting us down more than I think a lot of people realise. How many young folk around 17-21 will be at Uni, Livi supporters, coming back to see the team, and getting scammed £15 to see this shite? Think in the long run it could put folk off, but nothing new there.
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Achilles on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:35 pm

The prices have always been a shambles though. Prices for under 16s has been raised as well. It's as if the club don't want any fans
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Bertie Bassett on Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:54 pm

Prices are largely set with a minimum by the league are they not?
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Re: Your Livi FC Bugbear

Post by Bertie Bassett on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:45 pm

The complete lack of fight in the side.

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