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Plastic Pitch


Cobra

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Livingston have conceded two goals in their last four home games against Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Hamilton, keeping three clean sheets in the process. This is a Livi team with a new goalkeeper and a new defence.

We have conceded eight goals and had no clean sheets in our last four home games despite playing against grossly inferior opposition and having a bigger budget. We should actually have conceded more. QoS could easily have scored four or five.

Why is it Livi can keep goals out but we can't? Is it largely down to the plastic pitch? If so, maybe it's something we should look at.

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38 minutes ago, Cobra said:

Livingston have conceded two goals in their last four home games against Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Hamilton, keeping three clean sheets in the process. This is a Livi team with a new goalkeeper and a new defence.

We have conceded eight goals and had no clean sheets in our last four home games despite playing against grossly inferior opposition and having a bigger budget. We should actually have conceded more. QoS could easily have scored four or five.

Why is it Livi can keep goals out but we can't? Is it largely down to the plastic pitch? If so, maybe it's something we should look at.

Think it has more to do with them having better defenders than Forster and Mackie!

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23 minutes ago, Cobra said:

It's definitely a factor. Many pro footballers have talked about how they dislike plastic pitches. The bounce for example is different.

I know mate but Livi amongst other teams with a plastic pitch have had their issues too. The plastic pitch does seem to give a bit of a home advantage but its not a magic pill.

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7 minutes ago, chomp my root said:

I know mate but Livi amongst other teams with a plastic pitch have had their issues too. The plastic pitch does seem to give a bit of a home advantage but its not a magic pill.

No it's not a magic pill. I just wonder if it might help give us a wee edge as right now I think Dens is a joy to visit for away teams. You have that pristine grass pitch to play on and the restless home fans are separated by quite a distance. If anyone dreads playing at Dens it's probably our own team.

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7 minutes ago, Cobra said:

No it's not a magic pill. I just wonder if it might help give us a wee edge as right now I think Dens is a joy to visit for away teams. You have that pristine grass pitch to play on and the restless home fans are separated by quite a distance. If anyone dreads playing at Dens it's probably our own team.

Maybe an even quicker fix would be the fans getting behind the team ??? I know it won't catch on but a boy can dream.

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21 minutes ago, Cobra said:

No it's not a magic pill. I just wonder if it might help give us a wee edge as right now I think Dens is a joy to visit for away teams. You have that pristine grass pitch to play on and the restless home fans are separated by quite a distance. If anyone dreads playing at Dens it's probably our own team.

Not saying it wouldn't give us a slight advantage but we have far bigger issues with the team playing on the pitch. 

Teams love playing against us as they can just sit back and let us have possession and hit on the break as they know we will rarely threaten their goal and will just pass the ball about in our own half. 

The stats from yesterdays game are damning > https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50526734 

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4 minutes ago, nemsadzDEE said:

Not saying it wouldn't give us a slight advantage but we have far bigger issues with the team playing on the pitch. 

Teams love playing against us as they can just sit back and let us have possession and hit on the break as they know we will rarely threaten their goal and will just pass the ball about in our own half. 

The stats from yesterdays game are damning > https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50526734 

Yesterday was a bit of a disaster. Lots of intent and probing from us but we didn't seem capable of cutting them open and creating a clear-cut chance. At the other end we looked vulnerable and they looked far more likely to find the net than us throughout the game. 

We don't have a best XI, we don't have a style of play, we're shaky at the back, bereft of ideas going forward and defeats drain confidence so we're not in good shape.

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