2011–12 Livingston F.C. season

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Livingston F.C.
2011–12 season
Chairman Scotland Gordon McDougall
Manager Scotland Gary Bollan (Until 5 February 2012)
Scotland Brian Welsh (Caretaker)
Scotland John Hughes (From 14 February 2012)
Stadium Braidwood Motor Company Stadium
Scottish First Division Fifth
Ramsdens Challenge Cup Semi Final vs Hamilton Academical
League Cup Second round, lost to St Johnstone
Scottish Cup Fourth round, lost to Ayr United
Top goalscorer League:
Scotland Marc McNulty (11)

All:
Scotland Marc McNulty (16)
Highest home attendance 2,967 vs. Falkirk, 2 January 2012
Lowest home attendance 859 vs. Ayr United, 6 March 2012
Average home league attendance 1,776
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season saw Livingston compete in their first season back in the First Division, having been promoted after winning the Scottish Second Division during season 2010–11.[1] They also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Livingston finished fifth in the First Division.[2] They reached the Semi Final of the Challenge Cup,[3] the second round of the League Cup[4] and the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.[5]

Managers[edit]

On 5 February 2012 Gary Bollan was sacked by the club,[6] with Brian Welsh being appointed as caretaker manager.[7] Welsh led the club for one game before emigrating to America[8] and on 14 February John Hughes was appointed as manager with John Collins being appointed Director of football.[9]

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. games Notes
MF Liam Fox Scotland 29 Club captain

Last updated: 5 May 2012
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad[edit]

Last updated 5 May 2012[10]
No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Ramsdens Challenge Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Darren Jamieson 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
GK Scotland Andrew McNeil 43 0 36+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
GK England Tony Bullock 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK Scotland Andrew Murphy 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Craig Barr 42 2 35+0 2 2+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF Scotland Cameron MacDonald 3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Callum Fordyce 11 0 8+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Jonathan Brown 15 0 8+2 0 0+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
DF England Jason Talbot 31 1 25+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 1 3+0 0
DF Scotland Paul Watson 40 1 32+0 1 2+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0
DF Scotland Ross Docherty 13 0 8+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
DF Scotland Michael Travis 3 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
DF Scotland Maurice Ross 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Bryce Naples 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Kevin McCann 10 0 10+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland David Sinclair 19 3 6+8 2 0+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 1
MF Scotland Liam Fox 29 1 21+1 1 0+2 0 2+0 0 2+1 0
MF South Africa Keaghan Jacobs 38 5 30+1 4 2+0 0 2+0 1 3+0 0
MF South Africa Kyle Jacobs 40 3 29+5 3 2+0 0 1+1 0 2+0 0
MF Scotland Dean Cummings 10 1 5+5 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Ross Gray 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
MF Scotland Bobby Barr 43 7 35+1 4 2+0 1 1+1 0 3+0 2
MF Scotland Stefan Scougall 30 2 20+4 1 1+1 0 1+0 0 3+0 1
MF Scotland Lewis Turner 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Mark Fotheringham 13 2 11+0 2 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Connor McDonald 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jack Beaumont 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jack Downie 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Kenny Deuchar 27 8 14+6 4 1+0 1 1+1 0 3+1 3
FW Scotland Marc McNulty 37 16 25+5 11 2+0 4 0+2 1 0+3 0
FW Scotland Iain Russell 33 13 17+9 8 1+1 0 2+0 2 3+0 3
FW England Rory Boulding 32 13 12+13 11 1+1 1 1+1 1 2+1 0
FW Scotland Andrew Russell 9 0 1+8 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Dylan Easton 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Michael Scott 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Liam Gray 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 5 May 2012
Nation Position Name Scottish First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Challenge Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
England GK Tony Bullock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Darren Jamieson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Andrew McNeil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Craig Barr 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
Scotland DF Cameron MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Scotland DF Callum Fordyce 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Jonathan Brown 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England DF Jason Talbot 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Scotland DF Paul Watson 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1
Scotland DF Ross Docherty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Michael Travis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Maurice Ross 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland DF Bryce Naples 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Kevin McCann 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF David Sinclair 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Liam Fox 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
South Africa MF Keaghan Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
South Africa MF Kyle Jacobs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland MF Dean Cummings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Ross Gray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Bobby Barr 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland MF Stefan Scougall 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Scotland MF Lewis Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Mark Fotheringham 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Scotland MF Connor McDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jack Beaumont 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jack Downie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Kenny Deuchar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland FW Marc McNulty 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Scotland FW Iain Russell 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
England FW Rory Boulding 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Scotland FW Andrew Russell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Dylan Easton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Michael Scott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Liam Gray 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Awards[edit]

Last updated 14 May 2012
Nation Name Award Month
England Rory Boulding[11] Ginger Boot Winner April

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) 36 22 13 1 72 32 +40 79 Promotion to 2012–13 Scottish Premier League
2 Dundee 36 15 10 11 53 43 +10 55
3 Falkirk 36 13 13 10 53 48 +5 52
4 Hamilton Academical 36 14 7 15 55 56 −1 49
5 Livingston 36 13 9 14 56 54 +2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 50 39 +11 47
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 11 14 46 49 −3 44
8 Greenock Morton 36 10 12 14 40 55 −15 42
9 Ayr United 36 9 11 16 44 67 −23 38 Qualification for Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Queen of the South (R) 36 7 11 18 38 64 −26 32 Relegation to Scottish Second Division

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Transfers[edit]

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