Tagged with friendly

Game 6: Falkirk 2-2 Rotherham United

Game 6: Falkirk 2-2 Rotherham United

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 – 7.30pm Venue: The Falkirk Stadium I’ll kick this post off by registering my general dislike of Friday night football, a ‘concept’ that is gradually creeping into Scottish football, all in the name of ‘progress’ I’m not convinced at all by the argument that playing games on a Friday night will … Continue reading

Game 5: Arbroath 0-3 Livingston

Game 5: Arbroath 0-3 Livingston

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – 7.45pm Venue: Gayfield Park, Arbroath Last year, the Livingston pre-season featured a training camp with games against Romanian opposition in the north of England, followed by an attractive couple of home games and a two match tour of the far north of Scotland. It was always going to be a hard … Continue reading

Game 1: Forfar Athletic 1-1 Livingston

Game 1: Forfar Athletic 1-1 Livingston

Date: Thursday July 10, 2014 – 7.30pm Venue: Station Park, Forfar A little under four weeks after the old season was rounded off with a trip to see Carnoustie Panmure entertain Camelon, I kicked off the new campaign just up the road at Forfar, with a pre-season friendly involving my own club Livingston. This is the first … Continue reading

Game 8: Whitburn Juniors 2-3 Armadale Thistle

Thursday 21 July @ Central Park, Whitburn From one Central Park to another for Game 8, an intriguing looking West Lothian derby pre-season friendly match. I nearly didn’t make this one. Somehow I had it in my head that Armadale Thistle were hosting the game at Volunteer Park, only to discover on getting there that … Continue reading

Game 7: Cowdenbeath 3-1 St Mirren

Tuesday 19 July @ Central Park, Cowdenbeath I wasn’t short of match options for this Tuesday evening but decided to accompany my good friend Steven Dow, proprietor of Edinburgh football retailer Football Nation to Cowdenbeath. Our Under 19 side had a game arranged in Edinburgh with Craigroyston, but with no cover on offer at St … Continue reading

Game 6: Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Royal Antwerp

Sunday, July 17 @ Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh It was inevitable that I’d see a stinker of a friendly eventually, and this was it. I suppose that it goes with the territory; after all, pre-season friendlies are all about preparing for the competitive challenges ahead and giving players a chance to get ‘match fit’.

Game 5: Livingston 1-0 Heart of Midlothian

Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston It’s fair to say that I didn’t expect that four tough looking pre-season friendlies against SPL clubs to come and go without a Livi home defeat. After his defeat of a composite Hearts team, that’s the reality though, and it’s certainly a confidence booster for … Continue reading

Game 4: Broxburn Athletic 4-1 Stoneyburn

Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ Albyn Park, Broxburn A midday kick off at Albyn Park in this one meant I was able to put together a pre-season ‘double’, this being the first game of the day. Albyn Park has recently undergone a transformation and as well as a substantial pavilion building, a seven-figure investment from … Continue reading

Game 3: Livingston 1-1 Inverness Caley Thistle

Saturday, July 9, 2011 @ Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston Another friendly against so-called superior opposition and another good showing from our lads. Inverness brought a full strength side to Livingston but going by their performance, Terry Butcher has quite a bit of business to do before the SPL campaign. In fairness, Caley are halfway … Continue reading