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Cristian Montano

Scottish side Livingstone have announced the signing of former Port Vale player Cristian Montano. Montano was one of fifteen players released by the Valiants at the end of the season. Livingstone confirmed: Livingston FC is delighted to announce the pre-contract signing of Cristian Montaño from English League 2 side, Port Vale. Full name, Cristian Alexis […]

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Livingstone have an interesting history

They were originally Ferranti Thistle, a works team from Edinburgh, but when they got elected into the Scottish leagues in 1974 they had to change their name to Meadowbank Thistle [as they played at Meadowbank Stadium] because it was ruled that a team couldn't have a company's name [which was weird as there is a long standing Scottish team which has the name of a company in it]

They floundered around at the bottom end of the Scottish leagues, until they changed their name to 'Livingstone' when they moved lock, stock and barrel to Livingstone. The new town had grown in size and importance through tech and pharmaceutical companies, but had no football team of merit

They did really well, getting into the Premier league, finishing third and playing in the UEFA cup. They also won the league cup in 2004, but that was the year financial problems hit them and they nearly went out of business and got relegated into the third division

Since then they've climbed back up into the Premiership and aren't a bad side

Montano will be a good recruit for them and personally I'm glad he's been snapped up so quickly; gives the dude and his family a degree of security which he deserves


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