2008–09 Livingston F.C. season

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Livingston F.C.
2008–09 season
Manager Roberto Landi
Paul Hegarty
David Hay
Stadium Almondvale Stadium
Scottish First Division 7th
The Homecoming Scottish Cup Third Round
Co-operative Insurance Cup Third Round
Alba Challenge Cup Quarter Final

Season 2008-09 saw Livingston compete in the First Division. They also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Overview[edit]

Livingston started the season brightly with manager Roberto Landi winning manager of the month for August.[1] However their form dipped there after and a series of managers and financial problems saw them finish seventh in the League to confirm their place in the First Division. However at the start of the next season the club went into administration[2] and were relegated to the Scottish Third Division.[3]

Managers[edit]

Livingston had a total of three managers over the season. They started under Roberto Landi who was sacked on 1 December after only five months in charge[4] with Paul Hegarty being appointed as manager on 5 December.[5] On 25 April only four months into his 18-month contract Hegarty was suspended by the club[6] over a private matter.[7] David Hay took over as interim manager for the last two games of the season.[8]

Results & fixtures[edit]

[9]   Win   Draw   Loss

Friendlies[edit]

First Division[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Third Division Scottish Cup League Cup Alba Challenge Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK France Pierre-Antoine Martini 17 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
GK Scotland Roddy McKenzie 27 0 24 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
DF Scotland Cameron MacDonald 20 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
DF Scotland Chris Innes 36 1 30 1 0 0 3 0 3 0
DF England Jason Talbot 33 1 28 1 1 0 2 0 2 0
DF Northern Ireland Danny Griffin 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Scotland Dave Mackay 33 3 28 3 1 0 2 0 2 0
DF Scotland James McPake 23 2 18 2 1 0 2 0 2 0
DF Scotland Gary Miller 29 0 23 0 1 0 3 0 2 0
DF Scotland Phil Cave 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MF Scotland Andy Halliday 13 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland David Sinclair 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Anthony McParland 42 4 36 3 1 0 2 0 3 1
MF Scotland Liam Fox 27 2 20 0 1 1 3 1 3 0
MF South Africa Keaghan Jacobs 18 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
MF South Africa Kyle Jacobs 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF South Africa Devon Jacobs 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Chris Malone 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Joe Hamill 38 2 32 1 1 0 3 0 2 1
MF Scotland Mark Torrance 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MF Scotland Rocco Quinn 19 1 15 1 0 0 2 0 2 0
MF Scotland Murray Davidson 35 6 29 6 0 0 3 0 3 0
MF France Millan Thomas 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
FW France Armand One 14 3 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Scotland David Winters 14 3 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Italy Raffaele De Vita 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Fernando Giarrizzo 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW Scotland Calum Elliot 14 11 13 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland Leigh Griffiths 30 22 26 18 0 0 2 1 2 3
FW Scotland Gordon Smith 8 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 0
MF France Jean-José Cuenca 15 1 8 0 1 0 3 1 3 0
  Trialist 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 St Johnstone (C) (P) 36 17 14 5 55 35 +20 65 Scottish Premier League
2 Partick Thistle 36 16 7 13 39 35 +4 55
3 Dunfermline Athletic 36 14 9 13 51 43 +8 51
4 Dundee 36 13 11 12 33 32 +1 50
5 Queen of the South 36 12 11 13 57 50 +7 47
6 Greenock Morton 36 12 11 13 40 40 0 47
7 Livingston (R) 36 13 8 15 56 58 −2 47[10]
8 Ross County 36 13 8 15 42 46 −4 47
9 Airdrie United 36 10 12 14 29 43 −14 42[11] First Division Play-offs
10 Clyde (R) 36 10 9 17 41 58 −17 39 Second Division

Source: [12][13]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
First Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team will be entered into a play-off with the Second Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2009–10 First Division
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manager of the month for August". Scottish Football League. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Livi to go into administration". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Rescued' Livingston demoted to division three for breach of insolvency rules". Mail Online. Daily Mail. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sack for Livingston manager Landi". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Livi confirm Hegarty as new boss". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hegarty turned away at Almondvale". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Livingston launch probe into Hegarty suspension". Scotsman Publications. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "David Hay Interim". Livingston Fc. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "fixtures 2008-09". Livingston Fc. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  10. ^ Demoted to 3rd Division for Financial Irregularities
  11. ^ Spared Relegation as Losing Finalist in the playoff due to Livingston
  12. ^ "2008-09 League table". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "League table 2008-09". Livingston Fc. Retrieved 4 September 2011.