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Livingston vs Motherwell 03/08/2019

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Overhead kick there putout for a corner by Gillespie. Again saves us again for another corner

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Ffs backs to the walls here. Another great save from Gillespie when livi through one on one but then chases livi player around the box. Mental

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Half time 0-0 god knows how. Need a much more composed 2nd half with some actual tactics

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Need to get ball on deck and use our wingers. They are getting nothing to work with. James Scott is coming almost to centre circle to get the ball

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2nd best by a distance. Getting completely bossed in midfield, can't win a header, getting done down the sides.

Last 15 minutes of that half was a proper pumping.

It's still 0-0 though, we need to make that work for us cos it shouldn't be.

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The best part of this is our support once again brilliant. Great tribute to McGrillen as well

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5 minutes ago, Well Well said:

Need to get ball on deck and use our wingers. They are getting nothing to work with. James Scott is coming almost to centre circle to get the ball

Sadly, trying to play the ball on the deck on that excuse for a pitch is something no team in the league can manage.

Having said that, I'm not surprised it's a struggle. With the inevitable focus on winning our Betfred group, the new players haven't been exposed to Livi-style tactics on a surface that most non-League English clubs won't even allow. They need to learn quick because Accies are just around the corner waiting with more of the same.

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I would be happy to dig that shit pitch up for them but they seem to pass the ball ok on the deck it’s us refusing to do so or can’t 

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Unfortunately, as I suspected after seeing a couple of the league cup games the midfield is poor and weak..... Polworth disappears for long spells and Donnelly (whilst winning a few headers) is nowhere near good enough to dictate play in the top league. Campbell battling a way as usual but without much quality. Worried about Ilic stupidly getting himself sent off now he’s been booked....he should be booked at HT. Livi rightly leaving Dunne as the spare man when we get the ball, his passing the majority of the time is awful....Gillespie to thank for still at 0-0, big big improvement needed in the 2nd half or this is going one way.

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Just now, Ya Bezzer! said:

2nd best by a distance. Getting completely bossed in midfield, can't win a header, getting done down the sides.

That was always going to be a danger. We've seen this before. We need to instill some fight and solidity at half time. Livvy are being allowed to play the game as they want. Sounds as though midfield isn't performing the basics.

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Scott was getting deeper and deeper just to collect the ball . Not his fault as we have been very disjointed. Gillespie has done well but we need someone to dictate play as too many are watching the game bypass. Livi players certainly and literally making their mark on the Motherwell players

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I love dunne but if we are relying on him to play out from the back every single time  we are going nowhere every  ball is up in the air. Livi defenders lapping it up. Although Tait through there but tame shot straight at keeper

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Is Gillespie under order not to play the ball out quickly but wait 10 minutes then roll to Dunne to hoof it up the park? Every single time. Fans getting a bit frustrated

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Another great save by Gillespie as we manage to lose about three powder puff tackles in a row in front of our own goal

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