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Livingston vs Motherwell 03/08/2019

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Cole turns peepee in the centre as we push on almost putting long in. Better pressure . Two good chances missed there

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Gillespie good stopper but just can’t release the ball quickly when we can break

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We get a draw I will be happy as we have been pretty dreadful. Seedorf has done more than any other outfield player for me but Gillespie gets mom for his saves. Ends 0-0

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Turnbull came round the park and got a standing ovation from the fans at start of game

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Having watched the stream, 0-0 was probably a fair result at the Tony Maca-phoney stadium. Livi looked the most likely on the plastic pitch, however, hopefully when we get back to our grass roots the performance will improve. 

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If I am being optimistic it’s a draw away from  home and another clean sheet

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A point away from home is never bad. Livingston had the 4th best home record last season behind Celtic, Rangers and Kilmarnock. Don't think too many teams will leave there with 3 points.

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Another Robinson masterclass.

We should see if Turnbull wants to choose the tactics during his recovery because the manager doesn't have a clue.

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1 hour ago, weeyin said:

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.

Accies pitch is far better than this, it was last season anyway.

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Improved to mediocre in the 2nd half.

Poor but an away point is reasonable. If you forget about the performance.

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55 minutes ago, steelboy said:

Another Robinson masterclass.

We should see if Turnbull wants to choose the tactics during his recovery because the manager doesn't have a clue.

Give it rest with your usual crap. That pitch is an absolute disgrace and completely influenced the game today. 

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2 hours ago, couttsy said:

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.

This is spot on.

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I've never really waded in on the whole plastic pitch thing before, but it's getting beyond a joke.

Not even blaming it for us not being great today, it just makes games shite to watch overall.

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That was just shite all round.

Shite pitch, shite ref, shite game, shite performance. 

Only good thing was the nearly 1500 Well fans at the game. However I generally will think twice about going back to that stadium as the game was spoiled by such a pathetic surface.

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4 minutes ago, Al B said:

I've never really waded in on the whole plastic pitch thing before, but it's getting beyond a joke.

Not even blaming it for us not being great today, it just makes games shite to watch overall.

The match today was better than against Dumbarton which is a real grass pitch.

Simple fact is you have to play the conditions.  Its not down to the opposition to make it easier for us.

Last 15 - 20 minutes of the first half Livingston played the surface fine and were giving us the run-a-round. 

We just didn't play well today and blaming the pitch is a deflection tactic.  Livingston deserve some credit for executing their game plan and pretty much nullifying us for most of the match.

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1 minute ago, steelboy said:

It would be good to see the club coming out against plastic pitches. Fans are being robbed.

Absolutely agree with that. I was thinking today that it should be classed in the same category as a restricted view ticket. Have a plastic pitch if you like, but you can't charge full price for a ticket as you're restricting the product fans are paying to watch.

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1 minute ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

The match today was better than against Dumbarton which is a real grass pitch.

Simple fact is you have to play the conditions.  Its not down to the opposition to make it easier for us.

Last 15 - 20 minutes of the first half Livingston played the surface fine and were giving us the run-a-round. 

We just didn't play well today and blaming the pitch is a deflection tactic.  Livingston deserve some credit for executing their game plan and pretty much nullifying us for most of the match.

That pitch is a complete joke, you can’t play football on it, that’s not a deflection tactic, that’s just a plain fact. 

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Just now, Ya Bezzer! said:

The match today was better than against Dumbarton which is a real grass pitch.

Simple fact is you have to play the conditions.  Its not down to the opposition to make it easier for us.

Last 15 - 20 minutes of the first half Livingston played the surface fine and were giving us the run-a-round. 

We just didn't play well today and blaming the pitch is a deflection tactic.  Livingston deserve some credit for executing their game plan and pretty much nullifying us for most of the match.

As I said in the post you actually quoted, i'm not blaming it for our performance. In fact i'm not even relating it to specifically our game at all. It just makes watching football matches in general, a less appealing way to spend time when it's already too expensive across the board.

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