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#1125319 Championship 19/20

Posted by TRVMP on 06 August 2019 - 03:01 PM

The shortfall is "partly" covered by two six-figure transfer fees?


Will the rest of Scottish football wake up and realize that they can't be "sustainable" based on these English sales, which are too few and far between? The numbers just don't add up unless you're doing it literally every single season.


It might not be the exact model, but a membership/subscription model like MCT's is probably a more realistic way of getting extra cash. Something like club membership in Spain, maybe.

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#1125239 Season Tickets

Posted by TRVMP on 04 August 2019 - 02:42 PM

We're going to have to agree to disagree on this. I don't want another Warren figure who talks a good game but ultimately falls down where it matters.

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#1125203 Season Tickets

Posted by TRVMP on 03 August 2019 - 11:53 PM

The last fucking thing we need is more interviews. He's only just spoken to the Telegraph in the last two weeks, perhaps even more recently than that (forget when exactly.)

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#1125176 Dave Timmins

Posted by TRVMP on 03 August 2019 - 07:07 PM

Have we conceded enough goals yet that we can state the obvious - this gormless* simpleton is the latest in a long line of English nobodies to end up in 'recruitment' in Scottish football, and promptly sign a family-sized assortment of absolute muck from AFC Hovis and other bin outfits? "Oh, it's just the jock league, hur hur, Sam Ramsbottom can wear the number one jersey."

This guy should have his recruitment role taken from him, otherwise we we are in very real danger of doing a Falkirk.

Absolutely nobody without a *primary* knowledge of the Scottish league should have anything approaching a deciding say over recruitment. There is simply not value in the English lower leagues because most of the players are dung, and anyone good is already scouted or earning more than we're likely to match.

*look at his picture on the official site and tell me this is a man who could pass a field sobriety test after six months in Tehran.
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#1125174 Season Tickets

Posted by TRVMP on 03 August 2019 - 06:58 PM

Thought there would have been more push this week on season tickets seeing as it was the deadline to be entered into their big incentive to win (a wee loan of) a car.

Not that I need or want the prize, but I did try to get mine sorted on the site yesterday. Had 3 different Web browsers open and not one of them could get past the phantom select a seat bit.

Obviously, plan B to phone Cappielow was met with 'nobody here to take your call'.

In fairness the new CEO is apparently pulling 18-hour days doing... I'm not sure what exactly, but 'paying attention to the club's single biggest source of revenue' presumably doesn't factor in.
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#1124839 MCT Ask Me Anything

Posted by TRVMP on 28 July 2019 - 11:06 PM

One issue that I haven't seen addressed is - what happens if the debt grows in that timeframe?
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#1124753 Morton v The Queenies

Posted by TRVMP on 27 July 2019 - 06:39 PM

Out: three-year plan to reach the pinnacle of the Scottish football pyramid

In: 'celebrating' a slide tackle in a 3-3 draw with Queen of the South
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#1124615 Squad and transfers 2019/20

Posted by TRVMP on 27 July 2019 - 12:53 AM

Hasn't all of his teams apart from Dumbarton for a few games been at a higher level than us?


Yes, and he had a glittering career at each of them. He was actually ever-present for Twente in the 2017-18 season, this coming after his debut campaign at ADO Den Haag where he scored 6 Eredivisie goals and won Player of the Year. For Livingston he walked off the pitch to sounds of applause at full-time in a heroic home draw with Celtic. Frankly I'm surprised they let him go at any price.

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#1124602 Squad and transfers 2019/20

Posted by TRVMP on 26 July 2019 - 07:32 PM

Indeed, and in those six games in which Henk played, they managed over zero* clean sheets and conceded fewer than nine** goals, so we're laughing.

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#1124556 Davie McKinnon.. New Chief Executive?

Posted by TRVMP on 26 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

I'm sure you'll not agree with this but I think Hawke done a decent job up until a point.
He's started off the youth academy, community trust, got a bit more structure off the park, started doing bits and pieces around the stadium (hospitality changes, cosmetic changes, pie stalls, etc) and highlighted we can't keep spending what we can't afford.
The problem (apart from him not getting on with fans and being a bit salesman like with promises) was that he never actually saw a lot of it through to completion so hopefully McKinnon can do that.
To put it into a bit more context, McKinnon has taken the hospitality plans and made them happen rather than talking about them and hoping for praise.
For me, Hawke would have been better as a consultant like he was at first where he'd come up with ideas and some strategy and leave it to others to actually run with.
I know people will have different options and try to deride the point about the examples I've gave (the pie stall is a good choice for that) but basically I think he had good ideas but wasn't the person to follow through with them (see turnstiles for a perfect example of that).
And probably the quicker answer to your question is that he seems more personable than Hawke and a lot more positive so for the face of the club, it is better.
Looking forward to seeing how everything pans out.

In which the Community Trust, COMPLETELY and TOTALLY separate from the club and may God strike one down for even THINKING there is anything other than a West Bank barrier between the two, was started by Warren Hawke in his capacity as Morton CEO.

Stopped reading this mini-Pravda after that.
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#1124455 Squad and transfers 2019/20

Posted by TRVMP on 24 July 2019 - 12:47 AM

The Edge is foiiiine.

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#1124404 Annan v The Famous

Posted by TRVMP on 23 July 2019 - 03:29 PM

Going back to the 8-8-8 thing, which I know we're not explicitly doing but I think it's relevant, having a squad light on well-paid professionals only works if you actually do have the youth and the squad players to augment them.


We're not the only club facing this issue - I see other teams with very, very thin benches - and I think it bodes ill for Scottish football that recruitment is now so slow and player contracts so rare.

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#1124261 Betfred Cup Group Stage July 2019

Posted by TRVMP on 20 July 2019 - 04:10 PM

Murn really do seem to be in a bad way. Which is nice.
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#1123731 Squad and transfers 2019/20

Posted by TRVMP on 14 July 2019 - 03:09 PM

Do you know if he’s resolved his injury problems though? If so I’d take him in a heartbeat.


Good point, just the 43 league and play-off games for him last season, clearly his legs have gone.

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#1123514 The Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup 19/20

Posted by TRVMP on 10 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

We haven’t won a match in this tournament in almost five years.


That is an absurd statistic. I didn't believe you so I went to look it up myself.


2018-19: Dumbarton, lost
2017-18: Livingston, lost
2016-17: Queen's Park, lost
2015-16: Dumbarton, lost
In 2014-15 we beat Spartans, then Berwick, before CRASHING OUT to eventual finalists Alloa (and by losing to them we missed out on a 'glamour tie' against Rangers.)

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