Sunday, April 10, 2011

Livingston: Second Division Champions 2010/11

We have our first league champions of the season.

Congratulations to Livingston on securing the Second Division title yesterday with a 3-0 win at Stenhousemuir.

21 points clear of Brechin, Livingston have dominated the league this season.

And now they've got their reward. Successive promotions have taken them back to the First Division, just two seasons after they were dumped into the Third Division by the Scottish Football League.

Livingston had erred and the SFL were within their rights to take action. But the league's own inconsistency in dealing with such situations left a bitter taste for many.

That will have made last night's champagne taste all the sweeter.

Rumours of a new stadium will add to the sense of excitement. And surely dreams of an SPL promotion are already invading some peaceful slumbers in West Lothian.

Three promotions in three seasons is a hell of an ask.

It would be a remarkable story though, not least because it would mean Livingston travelling from bottom to top flight twice since 1995.

All that's in the future. Time now to savour the win. And, no doubt, survive the hangover.