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#1105859 Well done Morton

Posted by Toby on 11 December 2018 - 09:06 PM

I’m a bit pissed off with the way the story’s been reported.

The implication in the story is that the lad got taken down the road because we didn’t have enough space in the taxi for him. What actually happened was that we asked Crawford to take him down the road as he’s school kid and we had no idea how long we’d be stuck in Peterhead.

Eventually we got a taxi at midnight, but the story comes across as if he was an afterthought when in actual fact we made getting him down the road safely, under the care of someone we know and trust the priority.

That said, it was really good of Crawford to take him, and something we really appreciated.
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#1109887 January Transfer Window Thread

Posted by LargsTON on 28 January 2019 - 12:45 PM

Birthday caird pish. Tidser already has a deal and guaranteed income until the summer and has been treated far better by the club than just about anyone could expect in the professional game (it hasn't been a one-way deal of course; if he was gubbins then he'd have been emptied long ago). 
 
The elephant in the room here is not the big bad board for not throwing around new deals for players long in advance - it is the clueless idiot in the dugout who doesn't know how to use Tidser or any other of his key players in the team. In fact, we can't say for sure whether TTGJ would even offer Tidser a new deal. 
 
The best chance that the club has of retaining Tidser and other key players is to remove the incompetent clown mismanaging them on a weekly basis. That is the decision that the board has to make and only by failing to do that in good time would they have contributed to a player's departure.

  

So his family are in fact already 'being fed' from wages that he has guaranteed until the summer and he has several options to consider then. And he already has a side business outside of football to operate as well. 95% of footballers in Scottish professional football would be delighted to have that level of financial security already in place - so let's not pretend that financial necessity dictates a move. 
 
Players can justifiably leave to play at a higher level (as the Dundee offer on the table might provide) and certainly to stop warming the bench for a Finnish dud; making a sideways or downward move just because there's more money on the table is sheer mercenary behaviour. It would be no more acceptable coming from Tidser than it was when a parade of players dropped to the fourth tier to play for a ridiculous village outfit like Gretna.


You talk absolute pish at times.
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#1093968 The KKK Bin Pub Review Thread

Posted by K K Kelbie on 13 June 2018 - 07:34 PM

The KKK Bin Pub Review #5 - The Thistle Bar

 

Firstly, readers who aren't clued up on the comings and goings of Greater Greenock's thriving bin pub scene will be wondering: where the **** is 'The Thistle Bar'? 

 

A: The Thistle is a bin pub on the site of the former Lynedoch Bar, which did a Rangers after either i) sectarian-based violence in the premises or ii) running a series of 'special' opening times and being caught by the pigs a few years ago. It doesn't open for the new-fangled 'derby' matches involving the bigots - which leaves this magnificent bin pristine for the rest of us during the year. 

 

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Good: As the picture suggests, the owners of The Thistle are trying very hard to make it something more than a bin pub - a super fun karaoke bar to be precise. But just like you can't take the Big Mags effect out of a Raploch wean, you can't take the 'bin' out of what used to be the ****ing Lynedoch either. When popular with the locals, the pub feels like its always one spilled pint away from a mass rammy. Which is exactly how it should be. 

 

The owners best intentions pay off in the service, which is undoubtedly the best available even by Greenock's magnificent standards in watering holes. Big boy measures of Smirnoff cost a mere £1.50 with pints at £2.50.  In return, guests are able to watch the football on Sky as well as BT Sport without having to use some buckshee box that the owner of the pub took out of a skip the night before, as well as having use of a pool table. At the moment they're flogging Tennents at £2 a pint and a Glens with dash for £1.40 - making it by far the cheapest pub in the town that doesn't serve Tiger.

 

Bad: Nothing to report from the official KKK visit. 

 

Mixed: The pub doesn't have an authentic wine list - El Dorado or Buckfast in their rightful storage conditions - but it does offer the inferior, English swill as part of a Bucky-bomb for £1.50. The official KKK Bin Pub Guide is agnostic about this situation. 

 

Rating: 3Ks out of 3. Offering all required amenities for a low price, big measures and a taste of malice in the air, The Thistle wins a hearty KKK stamp of approval as a bin pub. Anyone who chooses to trot along to the James Watt or even worse, that Tail of the Bank monstrosity instead of taking the brief detour up to it from Greenock's Golden Mile needs to take a long hard ****ing look at themselves. But the owners of The Thistle are making an effort - which means that for all its impeccable bin qualities it hasn't built up the character features that separate the best bins of all from the rest. Close but no cigar. 


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#1090588 The Big 2018-19 Squad Thread

Posted by dunning1874 on 02 May 2018 - 10:40 AM

I know that part of Duffy's modus operandi is to make the players feel comfortable in their environment, but the fact the players stating their bemusement really begins to point to a club with absolutely no real ambition. If the players believe that finishing 7th is acceptable then we need a manager who's going to give them a boot up the arse.

Yeah, that the players seem to be perplexed by this says a lot about the ingrained attitude in the squad.

I felt there was a telling slip from Duffy on the radio last night. Gary Naysmith was talking about how tight the league is and how anyone can beat anyone, usual clichés, and Duffy came in to mention beating Dundee United 3-0 as an example. He then said words to the effect of 'for Morton to beat Dundee United 3-0, to beat Dundee United at all, but especially to win 3-0 at Tannadice is unheard of.'

If that's a manager's attitude, that Dundee United are basically still a European Cup semi-final stature of team and little Morton can't possibly be expected to compete with them regardless of how bad they get on the pitch, is it any wonder the players downed tools and settled for fourth as something to be celebrated a year ago when we were in a position to comfortably finish second ahead of them?

The plucky little Morton attitude needs purged.
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#1047654 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by LargsTON on 17 November 2016 - 07:48 PM

You can't be that good at it if you're still practicing.  :blink:


You must be an expert at giving Ernie a bawhum by now.
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#1094711 The Big 2018-19 Squad Thread

Posted by TaunTon on 21 June 2018 - 04:09 PM

If the clique and their acolytes/fanboys ( ie you) can't handle a bit of dissent, that's tough.

It's a s*** job but somebody has to do it. Watch you don't fall off that bandwagon Taunton.

 

Do shut up you scabby dildo.


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#1089669 The Big 2018-19 Squad Thread

Posted by Madton on 25 April 2018 - 01:25 PM

 

 

Oliver, no... tidy footballer, but bottom line is that his scoring record is rotten. He's a striker, no use to anyone if you are being outscored by midfielders season after season. How many Morton teams have been successful without having a striker that was capable of scoring double figures in a season?

 

 

 

For me, Oliver is not an out and out striker so i don't really expect him to score double figures every season( as much as I'd like him too)

 

He is an in the hole type player. A player who links midfield and attack, creates goals and causes problems with his movement and trickery which others can exploit. He works best when just in behind a good striker and the fact that Jai has been out for some time means he has had to change his game as we have no other striker who can play up top like Jai does.  Its no coincidence that we played our best football last year when they two were playing together.

 

If we can bring in an actual number 9 who he can play off, or get Jai fit, then Oliver is an asset IMO.

 

He is as good as you will get at doing what he does at our level. Letting him go would be madness.


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#1108224 alloa v morton

Posted by TRVMP on 13 January 2019 - 03:25 PM

Sorry, I thought we were actually dealing with real achievements as a football club, as opposed to having a cum-soaked sock puppet and being 13 points behind Arbroath in the seaside league now.

Fuming that we haven’t made that pinnacle of achievement tbh.

 

If Morton had ever taken the lead at the Olympiastadion we'd be dining out on it to this day and you know it full well.

 

edit: and remember they got through two rounds of the UEFA Cup to get there. OK, the teams they beat were Faroese and Icelandic, but they had to win the League Cup in the first place, beating a full-strength Celtic team in the final. That road to Munich was a real achievement, one we haven't been within a million miles of replicating since the 1960s.


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