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Motherwell v Livingston 26/12/2021

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1 hour ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

P38 W17 D6 L13

Not too shoddy Mr. Alexander.

I've not been his biggest fan and still find him hard to listen to in his pre/post match videos but give him huge credit, he has reinstalled steel into our game and we know how to win. 

stats speak volumes. 

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2 hours ago, stv said:

Must have been the steam I was watching which was different to others posting . Thought we played very well and could have scored more. Thought we were well worth the win.  

i dont think we played very well , we worked our socks off , scored two good goals but the general standard was poor and not as good as recent games but to win in such circumstances is excellent.

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2 minutes ago, FirParkCornerExile said:

i dont think we played very well , we worked our socks off , scored two good goals but the general standard was poor and not as good as recent games but to win in such circumstances is excellent.

Was fairly subdued game with both teams not doing much.  Not sure I would say we didn’t play very well or that we played well. It was just “meh” not good but not bad. Having said that, the defense looked comfortable and we did score 2 good goals. So Hooray, 3 points to us. 

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15 hours ago, Ya Bezzer! said:

P38 W17 D6 L13

Not too shoddy Mr. Alexander.

Excellent. To think where we were a year ago, it’s been an outstanding turnaround. And not only are we winning games but Alexander and his staff are evidently developing our players, some of whom were struggling badly prior to his arrival. 

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Saw a curious thing just before Van Veen took his scoring free kick.  The ref sprayed a mark on the turf to indicate to the Livingston defenders how close they should stand to the kick taker (10 yards)  - common practice. However he also sprayed a mark next to the Livingston defender to indicate to our attacker how close he should stand to the wall. Never seen that before.

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2 hours ago, Lobey_Dosser said:

Excellent. To think where we were a year ago, it’s been an outstanding turnaround. And not only are we winning games but Alexander and his staff are evidently developing our players, some of whom were struggling badly prior to his arrival. 

The difference in Maguire and Lamie is particularly noticeable. Players seem to be improving under the coaching staff....

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2 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

Saw a curious thing just before Van Veen took his scoring free kick.  The ref sprayed a mark on the turf to indicate to the Livingston defenders how close they should stand to the kick taker (10 yards)  - common practice. However he also sprayed a mark next to the Livingston defender to indicate to our attacker how close he should stand to the wall. Never seen that before.

New rules say you’ve  got to be 1 meter away from the wall 

Can no longer try and get on to end of defensive wall and pull the defender out of the way 

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17 minutes ago, wellwell91 said:

New rules say you’ve  got to be 1 meter away from the wall 

Can no longer try and get on to end of defensive wall and pull the defender out of the way 

Only if the wall is made of 3 or more players 

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30 minutes ago, ropy said:

Only if the wall is made of 3 or more players 

And if Lyndon Dykes is in a 2-man wall, most refs just get confused.

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Two more random thoughts from the game.

1) For the "we always struggle against teams like Livi" brigade, I read this morning that in our past 22 meetings, we have won 16 and drawn 4.

2) The pitch is in great condition.

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4 hours ago, wellwell91 said:

New rules say you’ve  got to be 1 meter away from the wall 

Can no longer try and get on to end of defensive wall and pull the defender out of the way 

Is this because of the new Covid rules?

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On 12/26/2021 at 3:06 PM, Yorkyred said:

Why don’t we all just try and stay as safe as possible instead of getting in a rage because there’s a reduced capacity at a game of football. “ perspective”

sorry, back to this again for me anyway...people more likely to get on board if u give them reasons for restrictions....stopping more people entering an outdoor setting will do bugger all from a public health perspective,  it will cost clubs money, for sure..that's why people question these decisions not because their day out at the football has been spoiled. 

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4 hours ago, wellwell91 said:

New rules say you’ve  got to be 1 meter away from the wall 

Can no longer try and get on to end of defensive wall and pull the defender out of the way 

Krankies rules on the fitba pitch now?  Lol

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3 hours ago, steelman1991 said:

Is this because of the new Covid rules?

Nah. It was to stop all the shenanigans when opponents added themselves to the end of a wall.

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Love the fact that in the last four home games we limited Hearts, Dundee Utd, St Johnstone and Livingston to very little chances around our box and dominated all of the games. Spfl also mentioned we finished the best of the rest in terms of points in 2021, tremendous turn around considering where we were going into the New Year Derby with Hamilton last year. 

Quite a weird feeling having only 500 in attendance, takes me back to a Celtic game years ago at Parkhead when they weren't doing too well and the stadium was a ghost town with a surreal atmosphere. 

On the game itself it could have been more convincing had Goss and Wollery scored with their efforts, it was great to see us restrict Livi to very little. Quite impressive that we have been able to keep the continuity going especially with the midfield and centre of defence having to be chopped and changed due to injuries. Hopefully the break will allow us to get a full compliment back. 

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