Following on from the great display at Kilmarnock, December started with Gough and Knox taking control for the very first time. In summary, it was a mixed bag in terms of results and performances. So let's get stuck into it.
Livi took on Dundee and the likes of Harding, Adam and McPake were given another chance to impress, and impress they did. Adam won the MotM award, Harding was solid and McPake scored a great individual goal that proved to be the winner. It wasn't all happy days though, as Dundee were unlucky to lose. The match was a true tale of two halves (sp?). Livi were very good in the first but had Roddy to thank, yet again, in the second. Still, a good 1-0 victory and a good victory for Gough. It should also be noted that the management communicated with the players for the entire match. It was great to see and makes a pleasant change for Preston's cardboard cut-out routine.
With a victory under our belt, we traveled to Motherwell in high spirits. Pity it didn't last too long. Gough had decided to change a winning side and the performance was a reminder of the Preston era. In short, we were poor and fully deserved to lose 2-0. The game will also be remembered for the great plastic fan debate. But let's not start that again...
With one win and one defeat, the year was ended with the missing piece, an abysmal draw away to Dumfermline. I am luckily not in a position to comment any further. Thanks to some facist stewards and my point of principle, I was able to miss most of this particular shocker. Instead of freezing my ass off, I sat in a warm bar. I had also bought my half-time refreshments at the very start. Correct decision!
Winners: The likes of Harding, Adam and McPake. They were asked to step up to the plate and they did not disappoint. Congratulations lads. Who said that youth doesn't work?
Loser: Lilley - surprise, surprise...
I'm now off to phone the IT guys. See you later!
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