A weekly podcast where we discuss everything Livingston Football Club, from pre match previews, post match reviews, special features, and exclusive interviews with current players and staff and ex players.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 38 04/18/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 38 It was penalty heartbreak in the Granite City for Livi on Saturday as we exited the Scottish Cup 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw over 120 minutes. The lads discuss the game, and discuss how to move on from the disappointment. Its a trip to Edinburgh to face 3rd place chasing Hibs next up for West Lothians finest as we look to bounce back from a disappointing run of results. We discuss potential line ups and give our predictions.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 37 04/11/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 37 On this weeks episode of the Official Talk Livi Podcast we look back at a disastrous afternoon in Glasgow as we were hit for six by Celtic, we discuss what went wrong but on a happier note we also discuss the return of club legend Alan Lithgow. We then look ahead to next weekends Scottish Cup game with Aberdeen in the Granite city, can we continue our cup adventure?
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 36 04/03/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 36 We are back!!! After a short break, we return this week to discuss the international break, Scotland played 3 world cup qualifiers getting 5 points, we discuss if its enough to keep our world cup hopes alive, even at this early stage. We then look back at Saturdays game with Raith Rovers, Livi faced the championship side in the Scottish cup, could we overcome this banana skin of a tie? Finally we look ahead to next weekends game, its a 3rd trip to Celtic Park for Livi this season, are we confident?
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 35 03/21/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 35 It was the last game before the Premiership split, we faced Edinburgh rival Hibs at the Tony Macaroni Arena, we look back at the game, discuss all the major talking points and talk targets for the rest of the season. Talk Livi turns into Talk Scotland for part 2 as we discuss the up coming triple header for the Scotland national team, we look at the squad and discuss the games against Austria, Isreal and the Faroe islands giving our predictions as well.
info_outline Marvin Bartley - The Interview 03/17/2021
Marvin Bartley - The Interview On this midweek special we are joined by current club captain Marvin Bartley to discuss his football career from the start to now. Marv talks us through his academy days before discussing his time with Bournemouth and working under Eddie Howe. Burnley was next as Eddie took Marv with him, Marv talks us through his time at Burnley and working under Sean Dyche and the comparisons between him and Eddie Howe. We chat briefly about his time with Leyton Orient before moving on to discuss his time with Hibs, that famous Scottish cup win and the amazing open top bus parade that followed. We take a look at the disgusting racial abuse he received and discuss measures to eradicate it from our game. Finally we discuss his time with Livi, becoming captain and his hopes and dreams for the future.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 34 03/13/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 34 This weeks Episode includes 3 very happy lads chatting about Livi securing a top 6 spot for the second season in a row. We look back at the game and win that secured that top 6 spot, but also discuss the rumours circulating about Scott Robinson. We welcome back our feature what does your Fox in? Our take on hit tv show room 101. Finally we look ahead to next weekends game with Capital giants Hibs, we look at our opponents and predict the outcome of the game.
info_outline Jim Leishman MBE - Interview Special 03/10/2021
Jim Leishman MBE - Interview Special We are delighted and honoured to introduce to you our midweek special with the legend that is Mr Jim Leishman MBE. Jim spent 9 incredible years at the club, starting all the way back at Meadowbank Thistle, before the move to Livingston came about. Jim discusses the history of his time with both clubs, and tells us the many many stories of his time as manager. Dunfermline fan? Meadowbank Thistle fan? Livingston fan? or just a general Scottish football fan? This one is not to be missed as Talk Livi chats to one of Scottish footballs biggest characters.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 33 03/07/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 33 In a season that promised so much, are we in danger of letting it fizzle out? The boys look back at the midweek game with Rangers, the now champions made to sweat by the Lions but it wasn't enough to deny the ibrox side yet another victory. We then look back at Saturday's disappointing result and performance at Fir Park, we still need a point to secure a top 6 spot, what's going wrong recently? Finally we look ahead to the Hamilton game, Accies desperate for points to secure their top flight survival, we just want a good performance to excite us again.
info_outline Hampden Heart Break - Episode 32 03/01/2021
Hampden Heart Break - Episode 32 We built up to the big day, we couldn't wait for it to come, but now it's now turned into a nightmare. We look back on our day out at Hampden, a bad day to have an off day as we fell to defeat in the Betfred Cup Final. We look back at the game and discuss how it went so wrong. Next up we look ahead to our game with Rangers at the Tony Macaroni Arena, can we bounce back against the toughest of opposition? Finally we look ahead to Saturdays game with Motherwell, can we secure our top 6 status for a 2nd season running?
info_outline The Cup Final Build Up Continues 02/24/2021
The Cup Final Build Up Continues Its the 2nd of our two part special as we continue to build up to Sunday's Betfred Cup Final. We are once again joined by not only one but two Legends from the 2004 winning team, Scott McLaughlin and Burton O'Brien join us to talk about that special day that wrote them into the club history books. Bobo and Scotty talk us through the build up to the game, the game itself, the emotions from that day and the celebrations afterwards, before previewing Sunday's game with us. Next up we spoke with St Johnstone fan Ross Gardiner as we get a Saints perspective ahead of the Final. Finally we give our final thoughts ahead of the game and give our predictions. A bumper episode, not to be missed!!!
info_outline The Cup Final Build Up Begins 02/20/2021
The Cup Final Build Up Begins It's the beginning of a very special week for the football club and for the podcast as we begin our build up to the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden Park. We take a quick look back at Saturdays league game with St Mirren in Paisley before moving on to the main event. We welcome club legend Roddy McKenzie onto the podcast to talk us through his career with the club. Roddy talks us through his time with the club with a specific look at the famous 2004 cup final. This one is NOT to be missed!!! Keep your eyes peeled for another special guest later in the week to help with our build up further.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 31 02/14/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 31 On this weeks episode of Talk Livi we take a look back at Saturdays game with Dundee Utd, its back to back defeats now for the lions following a disappointing afternoon in Dundee, we discuss all the major talking points from the game. Next up we answer the questions put to us by you our listeners in Talk Livi Question Time. Finally we take a look at our next game, its a trip to Paisley to face St Mirren as we look to bounce back and secure a top 6 spot in the league.
info_outline Josh Mullin Special 02/08/2021
Josh Mullin Special Euan Rankine was joined by current Livi star Josh Mullin to discuss his career to date. Starting out in the juniors Josh has worked his way up the leagues and is now a pivotal member of the lions side pushing for European football. Josh discusses his days with Albion Rovers and his promotion winning season with the Cliftonhill side. Josh then goes into his first spell with the lions, the heart break of falling out the Championship but bouncing back at the first time of asking, that unbelievable Championship promotion season which culminated in promotion to the Premiership. That play off goal and his friendship with now gaffer David Martindale. Josh moves onto his time with Ross County, in what was a highly successful stint in the highlands before discussing his reasons for returning to Livi and the changes that the club have made between now and his last spell.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 30 02/07/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 30 On this weeks episode of Talk Livi, we look back at that historic night in Aberdeen as Livi ended 17 years of hurt by finally defeating the Dons and making it 14 without defeat for the lions. Next up was a warm up for the Betfred cup final as we welcomed St Johnstone to the Tony Macaroni Arena, it was just 1 game too many as we fell to defeat. We then look at our next two opponents, first up its a home game against struggling Hamilton before we face a trip to Dundee Utd, we preview both games.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 29 01/31/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 29 Its a bumper episode of Talk Livi this week, first up we look back at our midweek game with Kilmarnock, a win here made it 12 undefeated for the lions. Next up it was that long awaited game with Aberdeen, after trying twice and failing due to the weather this game finally got underway, was it worth the wait? In the first of two match previews we look ahead to Tuesday nights away game with... you guessed it, Aberdeen. This time we travel North, can we extend our unbeaten run to 14? Finally we welcome fellow Betfred Cup finalists St Johnstone to the Tony Macaroni Arena, can we make it 3 wins from 3 against the in form Perthshire side?
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 28 01/24/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 28 A Packed episode this week as we look back at the midweek draw with Champions Celtc, 7 changes to Livi side but the same fight and desire won us a deserved point. It was cup semi final Sunday as Livi travelled to Hampden looking to reach our first cup final since 2004, we talk through our feelings after an incredible day for the club. Next up we look ahead to the midweek game with Kilmarnock before finally taking a look at next weekends game with Aberdeen.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 27 01/17/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 27 This week the lads discuss the recent game with Celtic in Glasgow, we left Parkhead with a point but with a tinge of disappointment, We take a look at all the major talking points. Next up we preview our midweek game, its Celtic again but this time they visit the Tony Macaroni Arena with what will likely be an entirely different looking side, can we get another positive result against the current champions? Finally we look ahead to one of the biggest games in the clubs history, its cup semi final weekend as we head to Hampden looking to progress to the Betfred Cup final.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 26 01/10/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 26 This week we take a look at a bust transfer window already, 2 new signings and a player brought back from his loan spell, we discuss the comings and goings so far. We then look back at the Ross County game, 8 wins in a row now for the club, what did we make of the game? In the first of two previews we look ahead to the midweek tie with Aberdeen, can we continue this remarkable winning run? Finally we look ahead to next weekends game with Celtic at Parkhead, we discuss the recent covid controversy involving our opponents and give our predictions for the game.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 25 01/03/2021
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 25 This week we look back at yet another terrific win for Livi, this time away to Hibs, a first win at Easter Road since 2005, how long can this winning run go on for? Euan spoke with former club captain and multiple league and cup winner Jason Talbot. Jason spoke about his time at the club, working our way back up the leagues following demotion, he tells us about the turbulent time under Angelo Massone and we cant not talk about that famous tackle on Sam Nicholson. Finally this week we look ahead to our next league game, we welcome John Hughes and his Ross County side to the Tony Macaroni Arena.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 24 12/27/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 24 Busy episode this week with two games to look back at and two to look forward to. First up we look back at Wednesday nights win against Hamilton, a huge win against a side we've struggled against in the past. Next up a trip to Rugby park, can we get another monkey off our back with a win, and continue this winning run? In the first of 2 match previews, we look ahead to our home game against Aberdeen. Finally its a trip to the Capital to face a Hibs side flying in the league, we look ahead the the first game of 2021.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 23 12/19/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 23 This week we welcome a new host, Angus McGregor to the podcast, he joins Andy and Euan to discuss all things Livingston Football Club. 1st up we look back at our quarter final tie with Ross County, a win sent us to Hampden, we look at the game and discuss all the major talking points. Next up we look ahead to Wednesday nights game with Hamilton, a huge game for both clubs, we look at our opponents and give our predictions. Finally we look ahead to next weeks game with Kilmarnock at Rugby park, again we access our opponents and give our predictions.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 22 12/13/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 22 This week we look back at the weekends win in Perth, a first Livi win in Perth against St Johnstone since 2007. We discuss the game and talk David Martindale's chances of landing the job full time. Its a big week coming up, Livi welcome Ross County to the Tony Macaroni Arena for our quarter final clash in the betfred cup with the highland side. Can we return to Hampden for a major cup semi final for the first time since we won it back in 2004?
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 21 12/06/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 21 This week we look back at our win against Dundee Utd, a huge result for the club, we look at the performance and pick the bones out of it. With the return if Liam Fox this was the ideal opportunity to bring back our feature what does your fox in? our take on the tv show room 101. Finally we look ahead to our next game, its a trip to Perth to face St Johnstone.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 20 11/28/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 20 Its been an interesting week down Alderstone Road, Gary Holt departed the club after resigning on Thursday, we talk about that decision, give our thoughts on Gary's reign at the club and discuss potential replacements. It was a quick turn around from losing our manager to our cup game with Ayr Utd, could we raise the spirits of a fan base with a win? We look back at the game and discuss all the major talking points. Finally this week we look ahead to our next game, its another home tie, this time against Dundee Utd, the boys take a look at Utd, and assess our chances.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 19 11/22/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 19 This week we look back on the St Mirren game, a disappointing result and performance from Livi has alarm bells ringing this week, we talk through the game and how we move forward after our uninspiring form so far this season. Finally we take a look at our next opponents in our next game, Ayr Utd are the visitors to the Tony Macaroni Arena in the last 16 of the Betfred cup. We talk tactics, look at Ayr Utd and how we could line up, listen out for our predictions as well.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 18 11/19/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 18 On episode 18 of Talk Livi, we take a look back at the Airdrieonians game, a win sealed our place in the last 16, we look at the game and talk about the cup draw. Scotland completed the nations league campaign this week, was it to be a success, we look back at both the Slovakia and Israel games, could we round up the international break on a high? Finally we take a look at our next league game, its a home tie against St Mirren, its a huge game at the Tony Macaroni Arena, both teams struggling for form, can we get the better of the Paisley saints and move clear of the bottom two?
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 17 11/13/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 17 On this weeks episode Andy and Euan are joined by local journalist and Airdrie fan Callum Carson to discuss the busy week for Livi and Scotland. First up we look back at the win over Stenhousemuir Next up it was a historic night for Scotland as we ended years of heart break by qualifying for euro 2020, we talk about the game and our emotions before, during and after the game. Finally we look ahead to our final betfred cup game with Airdrie, Callum talks us through our opponents and we give our predictions.
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 16 11/07/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 16 This week Euan is joined by Andy to discuss the Ross County game, Livi stopped the run of defeats but was it good enough? Next up the boys look ahead to our 3rd Betfred Cup group game, this time its a visit to Stenhousemuir, we look at the opposition and give our predictions. Finally on this episode we look ahead to Thursday nights play off final for Scotland as we face Serbia in the biggest game for the country in a long time, we assess our chances, can we finally qualify for a major tournament?
info_outline TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 15 11/02/2020
TalkLivi Season 3 Episode 15 Its a Halloween shocker, we discuss the Motherwell defeat, not easy to put a positive spin on it this week, we talk about all the major talking points. Next up, a return of Talk Livi question time, we asked you to send us in your questions, we answered as many as we possibly could. Finally we look ahead to what is a massive game on Friday night, the team head north to face fellow struggling side Ross County. We look at our opponents, talk tactics and give our predictions