Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
psb07158

*****Official Livingston v Rangers Match Thread*****

Recommended Posts


By

Gary Holt

08:59, 10 NOV 2019

As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.

If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.

But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.

It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.

Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.

Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.

There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.

Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.

Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.

His remarks were relayed to me at the time.

There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
absolute nonsense.

The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.

It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.

As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.

Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 

And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.

But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.

It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.

Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.

I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.

If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.

We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.

We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.

Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.

When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.

Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?

ScarceBlaringDromaeosaur-size_restricted

tumblr_mb4bd66yQn1rdt5pho1_500.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Terry Hurlock Loyal said:

If we are to continue to push as title contenders, then Livingston need to be completely out of the game by HT. Far too often we have dragged out games allowing the dross to believe they are in a game straight after HT. Destroy them 3-0 in the first half.

So what you're basically saying here is that if we can't go in 3 up at half time then we don't deserve to be in a title race? 

WATP-FOREVER likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Amato said:

By

Gary Holt

08:59, 10 NOV 2019

As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.

If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.

But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.

It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.

Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.

Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.

There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.

Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.

Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.

His remarks were relayed to me at the time.

There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
absolute nonsense.

The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.

It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.

As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.

Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 

And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.

But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.

It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.

Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.

I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.

If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.

We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.

We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.

Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.

When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.

Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?

 

Just another one attempting to enhance his own self importance. 

An absolute pile of shit which encapsulates much that is wrong with our game. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, markem said:

Just another one attempting to enhance his own self importance. 

An absolute pile of shit which encapsulates much that is wrong with our game. 

No just another one who would be out of job if Scottish Football attempted to catch up with the rest of the footballing world and moved on from 1978's football.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Amato said:

Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?

Holt is a typical thick ex fuckin beggar with access to a typewriter when he also claimed that "due to this we will make it as ugly and unpleasant as possible for them"
No shit ya fuckin clown.
Walter would've been in the stand for a couple of weeks for wanting to rip rickys fuckin head off.
The one thing you can be sure of, is Walter would not have appeared in this scabby rag threatening his opponents.
Just another ex beggar showing his true colours.
imo I wonder what the sfa will do about his threats against The Rangers.
BUT!!!...I aint holding my breath.

GA1972 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Getstiffed said:

No just another one who would be out of job if Scottish Football attempted to catch up with the rest of the footballing world and moved on from 1978's football.

Yes, this too

scottyscott1963 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Amato said:

By

Gary Holt

08:59, 10 NOV 2019

As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.

If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.

But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.

It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.

Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.

Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.

There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.

Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.

Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.

His remarks were relayed to me at the time.

There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
absolute nonsense.

The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.

It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.

As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.

Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 

And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.

But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.

It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.

Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.

I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.

If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.

We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.

We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.

Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.

When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.

Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?

ScarceBlaringDromaeosaur-size_restricted

tumblr_mb4bd66yQn1rdt5pho1_500.gif

The bits in bold really got me 

Claims Gerrard is rewriting history then goes and does it himself 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Amato said:

By

Gary Holt

08:59, 10 NOV 2019

As a manager I attempt to keep any grievances private.

If something has flared up and requires a response then my style would be to have a quiet word in someone’s ear the next time I see them.

But on this occasion I feel the need to make an exception.

It was the naivety in the comments about my club Livingston from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard that surprised me.

Ahead of our game against Rangers on Sunday, he called for ref Nick Walsh to ensure hisplayers were protected.

Protected from what? It’s the Tony Macaroni Arena they’re heading to – not Madison Square Garden.

There’s a bit of background to his concerns and, annoyingly, a bit of history being rewritten.

Back in our League Cup game in September, Ricki Lamie was mentioned for his part in an incident that left Rangers’ Joe Aribo requiring stitches to a head wound.

Gerrard claimed an elbow had been thrown and the incident would have resulted in a red card in any country in the world other than ours.

His remarks were relayed to me at the time.

There was also a suggestion that I hadn’t shown concern for Joe at the time – this was
absolute nonsense.

The facts are that it wasn’t an elbow that was thrown.

It was Ricki’s shoulder that was involved in the collision and, as for Joe, we had a conversation after the game when I checked on his welfare.

As for his claims the collision merited a red card, again it’s a difference of opinion. I just didn’t agree with Gerrard on that. I kept my own counsel.

Gerrard claims medical teams were on the park four or five times in the first half. Again it’s something that I’d suggest needs fact checked. 

And if you look at the match stats that night you’ll see Rangers committed 14 fouls, three more than my side.

But what concerns me is a remark that the Rangers boss has tied into the recent media focus on head injuries and the impact of concussion.

It’s not on to suggest that the way my players approach a game puts opponents in greater harm.

Football is a contact sport. Injuries are sustained – it’s an occupational hazard. Our game hasn’t introduced protocols for concussion and that’s a concern. I’d support whatever measures were deemed appropriate. But to suggest our club is one where head injuries are the norm is way offside.

I’d rather go pay Rangers the compliment of saying they have some superb players.

If you afford average players the freedom to get on the ball then you will lose more games than you will win. But if you allow class operators, of which Rangers have many, to play they’ll run all over the top you.

We can’t allow that to happen so we’ll develop a system and approach designed to cause them problems and make it uncomfortable. We must play to our strengths and I’ll make no apologies for that.

We must never be ashamed to do what we’re good at.

Anyone who thinks a club with Livi’s resources should be embarrassed at not
allowing the opposition to play or getting into their faces is kidding themselves.

When I first read Gerrard’s claim for protection it also triggered another thought.

Ahead of a game between Livi and a club the stature of Rangers, would someone such as Walter Smith have made similar comments?

ScarceBlaringDromaeosaur-size_restricted

tumblr_mb4bd66yQn1rdt5pho1_500.gif

Got ya.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Come through this with  3 points and no injuries and I will be happy. The performance today   is totally irrelevant, you cant get a good game on that pitch.that said if its still nil nil after half an hour I fully expect the usual "this is shite" mob to be out in force on here. Until such times as pitches like these are properly banned we just have to put up with going there, rolling the sleeves up and getting the 3 points no matter how crap it is to watch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, MurrayWilson said:

Come through this with  3 points and no injuries and I will be happy. The performance today   is totally irrelevant, you cant get a good game on that pitch.that said if its still nil nil after half an hour I fully expect the usual "this is shite" mob to be out in force on here. Until such times as pitches like these are properly banned we just have to put up with going there, rolling the sleeves up and getting the 3 points no matter how crap it is to watch.

This

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, bigsasasfloopyhair said:

Mentioned earlier, but with three international break coming up we need to play our strongest team and they can rest earlier.

Barker out the team please.

Cant argue wae that. My only worry would be the first team might be a bit fucked after the europa. But it’s times like these Mr Gerrard manages to get the players to empty the tanks. 

Agree barker out for arfield a reckon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big day with us and the scum playing at the same time, off the back of Europe midweek and then going into a break. Any slip up will be magnified. Just get our business done Rangers. Doesn't have to be pretty today just 3 points.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...