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I'll throw in the 3-0 win at Stirling the week before the title clincher against Peterhead.

Everything about the day was memorable - a large away support with the overspill behind the goal and the team delivering the goods on the day.

We met a few of the players in Fiddlers later that night - they said they couldn't believe the pre-match atmosphere and were enjoying it so much they didn't want the game to start.

 

It was a long week waiting for the finale.

The Ton support was incredible that day! The ends behind the goals had never previously been opened. We filled the away stand opposite the main stand, so they opened one end, we filled that and they opened the other end and we just about filled that too! The team warm up at the time involved running towards the fans, which led to a crescendo which rose as they approached us, no wonder the players wanted to keep it going!

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Agreed . At these games towards the end of the season the support the team received when warming up made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.  Can only imagine what it did for the players. 

The East Fife away game which got us back on track was mental. Fans had to sit on the stairs and stand at the exit to watch the game despite big gaps in the home end. The #scenes when Hawke came off the bench and put us in front.


McGhee needs some support, there's no-one backing him up.
Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here's Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control...

That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton's supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.

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Standing behind the goal watching Rajamaki’s lob float over the Dumbarton keeper’s head would be up there.

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Great thread this.

 

I know we got beat, but that Motherwell away game in 2007 stands out purely for the crowd we took that day, a good 4500.

 

It wasn't that long ago but feels like an absolute lifetime away looking at our crowds now.


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Great thread this.

 

I know we got beat, but that Motherwell away game in 2007 stands out purely for the crowd we took that day, a good 4500.

 

It wasn't that long ago but feels like an absolute lifetime away looking at our crowds now.

Motherwell away in 1991 was a great day out. Brian Reid was immense that day - we were so close to beating them.


McGhee needs some support, there's no-one backing him up.
Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here's Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control...

That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton's supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.

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Not true!

Well the ground holds 3808, where did the 3808 people who were at the game against Aberdeen in 1996 go if they weren’t behind the goals as well?

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Must be some pics around from the game at Forthbank. That was peak following Morton. 

Can't hyperlink the pics here.

 

https://twitter.com/mooneyleon/status/1247137010252480512


McGhee needs some support, there's no-one backing him up.
Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here's Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control...

That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton's supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.

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Leaving the car park after that and everyone hearing the other scores which meant we knew a win and we would win the league the following week.

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Leaving the car park after that and everyone hearing the other scores which meant we knew a win and we would win the league the following week.

Yep - we had been a point behind Peterhead and level with Albion Rovers. 

They drew 0-0 - putting us top with that one game left.

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McGhee needs some support, there's no-one backing him up.
Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here's Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control...

That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton's supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.

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IIRC we went on a fantastic run, winning 8 of the last 9 games. I remember Bottiglieri scoring an absolute belter in a 5-0 win over Gretna.

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Morton 5 Kilmarnock 1

McGraw 4 Caven 1

 

IIRC Killiw were unbeaten I think

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Morton 5 Kilmarnock 1

McGraw 4 Caven 1

 

IIRC Killiw were unbeaten I think

Joe Caven's favourite game for Morton.


McGhee needs some support, there's no-one backing him up.
Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here's Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control...

That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton's supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.

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Joe Caven's favourite game for Morton.

Watched the Stranraer game 2015 this afternoon

After the Brechin defeat at home I honestly thought we had blown it but this win and the last few games will always stay in my memory

I’ve said it many time before but McManus won us that championship and for that he should always be held in the highest regard by our supporters

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Not sure of my order all great days.

 

1 St M 1 v 5 Ton 10 April 99

One up when big Yardley equalised, on the ropes when Anderson got sent off. Thomas buries a hat-trick

 

2 Dundee u 2 v 3 ton 1/4 final on 2 March 69

 

Harper must have had about four disallowed for off side going into the last few minutes when he looked offside burying it from the centre of the six yard box and ref says yes. Brick through window on the way home.

 

3 Ton 3 v 3 Rangers 17 April 68

 

Papers said we were a team of cast offs. Under the floodlights we killed off Rangers league challenge. They were only saved by a Greig double but a great atmosphere.

 

4. Fairs cup 3-4 defeat

 

Only a boy but loved when we went 3-1 up early in the first half only for Russel to get beat from what seemed like half way.

 

5 Ton 6 v 0 Dundee U 6 Sept 70

 

Those where the days sadly lost game up there 5-4

 

The 1978 Airdrie game was also a great night.

 

Also some great Texaco cup nights.

 

What happend to those days

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17 years to the day since we won that Third Division title- East Fife, who came up in second place behind us, have produced a video of their games in that run in, which of course includes that 1-0 defeat to us at New Bayview. I don't think I'd ever seen Hawke's goal from that game since it hit the net, so there's some grainy footage from about 9.35 in the link below. Another highlight of the video is the East Fife tannoy playing "The Best", by Tina Turner as they celebrated promotion, when in actual fact, they were second best.

 

https://eftv.info/live-video/

 

Meanwhile, since furloughing their staff and taking on a volunteer, we've seen no acknowledgement of the 5th anniversary of our League One title win, the 25th anniversary of our Second Division title win or any other memories such as the above game, the Scottish Cup win or any of our other title wins. The club have, however, found the time to congratulate the volunteer on his 100th podcast. I get the impression that one party is getting more benefit from this arrangement than the other.

Can you confirm or deny the rumour that there is no place he’d ever want to be at 3pm on a Saturday?

 

What does he do if it’s an away game?!

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I would have loved to have went to the 'Stars of 79' night. It sounded like a right hoot, all things considered.

 

:thumbup2: :lol: :P


You know I hate every pop star that I ever met.

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That'll be his first shave then. A horrible wee boy

 

Don't make me give you a greenie.

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I would have loved to have went to the 'Stars of 79' night. It sounded like a right hoot, all things considered.

 

:thumbup2: :lol: :P

Haha I was there! I was shouting for an encore. ‘Come on Stars of ‘79’ come back on and keep scoring!’

 

I had a few two many ladyboys that night. When I woke up the next day I discovered a bucket full of money in the boot of the Lexus!

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