And that’s why we are Champions
We never stop.
You know it, I know it, and now everyone knows it. Both teams at the top scored very late goals, the big difference bei v one was an equalizer while the other brought home the three points, so a four point gap it is.
Plus a shift in momentum.
The league leaders have found another gear instead of imploding when our influential Captain was sidelined for a prolonged spell, we dug very deep as the occasional called for it and defeated eleven hammerthrowers, the ref, and the VAR team by never ever stopping.
Our team left the supporters ecstatic.
Our title challengers left their support furious, prompting an emergency board meeting which can only result in more pressure in the dugout and/or a managerial change that cannot be heavily bankrolled due to regulations.
Momentum has swung towards the younger, more settled, more skillful Champions in the title race.
Justifiably I might add.
My Saturday morning wishes were granted, same spine, three points alongside scoring over three goals for the third time in a row. We are showing some consistency now we have a settled spine who grow more familiar with their roles by the game. I posit the genuine competition within the squad is partly responsible for the uptick in goals scored, the stronger spine also responsible. We’ve found rhythm at the best possible time and the entire squad is producing. This bodes well for Octobers two remaining fixtures, the dead rubber in theory allows the players to attack more and hone their trade, it also affords the defense a free lesson to be learned, being up against better quality than usual.
Now, yes we lost three goals which is disappointing, but I would argue Hearts away is our toughest domestic fixture. Unlike the derby where the eyes of the world are watching so the ref must reasonably behave, a visit to Tynecastle is always rougher on the players and affords the whistler much less prying eyes this leeway.
As we witnessed.
Yet still we rose above, didn’t have players sent off, didn’t resort to kicking back, but rather played until the whistle with the aim of winning the game.
Look what that win meant to Ange, his usual diplomatic smile replaced by fist pumping to himself on the sideline. It wasn’t just the win, it was the fact his troops overcame serious adversity, and the fact they’ve grasped his trademark, we never stop. Throw in the left back scoring for a bit of pure football, and he had an excellent day at the office, learning a lot about the domestic scene and his purchases. While stretching the lead at the top of course.
Ange was asked if it’s getting difficult to tell certain players they aren’t starting, and he replied no I put the team sheet up and leave the room. Well, on current form, our Captain should struggle to get selected.
In the three domestic games prior to his injury we scored four goals,,in the first three games without him we’ve scored fourteen. A big difference which has propelled the team to the top of the scoring charts, while also topping the goals against chart.
Dismantling a pain the arse Livingston team on an equally pain in the arse pitch would be a great roundoff to Sober October, and assure me the new spine can do it weekly.
Anything could happen midweek but next Sunday one thing is for sure, Livvy will be defending until the very death because We Never Stop.