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#1128246 New Catering

Posted by Toby on 23 September 2019 - 08:30 AM

With the Old Firm both playing on Sundays now there are a lot of people in Greenock with free Saturdays. Obviously a lot of Morton fans don't want these people to come to our games but it is an opportunity to earn some extra dosh and maybe their weans will enjoy it so much that they become Morton fans


Morton’s stance in refusing to vote your former club’s tribute act into the then First Division in 2012 has finished off the chances of a lot of that mob returning as casual visitors to Cappielow. They see us as enemies who tried to kill them, when in fact they succeeded in killing them.

A hit worth taking, I feel :).
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#1128819 Morton vs. Dunfermline - 5/10/19

Posted by hoodless on 06 October 2019 - 06:58 PM

Gave yesterday a miss. Can’t be bothered with the nonsense of having to join two slow moving queues to get into a game. Convinced it is costing the club thousands of pounds at every home game... idiotic.


Just fuck off and don’t come back then.
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#1126879 Squad and transfers 2019/20

Posted by Jamie_M on 28 August 2019 - 02:31 PM

Someone on Facebook says they saw him limping at the Tesco petrol station.


You want to have heard his roar when he stopped the pump right on £20.
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#1125305 MCT Ask Me Anything

Posted by LargsTON on 06 August 2019 - 10:35 AM

Hopefully it covers a national Express one way ticket and a Ryanair flight to Amsterdam as well.
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#1117762 Why do you hate Falkirk?

Posted by LargsTON on 02 May 2019 - 07:53 AM

I don’t!


Mods, please.
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#1129858 Time To Go, Hopkin

Posted by vikingTON on 01 November 2019 - 11:19 PM

This is an abysmal standard of division where fine margins decide the outcome of a lot of matches. There are three areas where Hopkin is quite clearly costing us those points right now:

Transfers - tasked with building a small and versatile squad with reasonable quality, instead we’ve got a bloated mess that looks like a 14 year old playing Football Manager. Ramsbottom; Livingstone; McLean; van Sheik; Muirhead; King; Orsi; Blues are all either not good enough, unnecessary or have simply been removed from the face of the earth already. Even Dundee United would struggle to carry so much waste in their squad - under the club’s current circumstances, it is suicidally inept to do so.

Team selection - even now Ramsbottom and Muirhead are starters, while Salkeld was out in the cold until just a week ago. He simply doesn’t know his best formation or starting eleven.

Game management - Whatever tactical gameplan Hopkin wants his team to do is only implemented for brief periods, there’s no concerted pressing as he claimed would be the plan when appointed. The failure to use substitutions effectively has assured that we’d drop all six points from our last two games alone.

A merely average manager with the resources and choices available to Hopkin - as set out above - would have us comfortably within the midtable pack right now. I’m not expecting a team of world beaters, but we’ve easily left 5-7 points on the table at this point in the season through poor management. And there’s no reason to think that won’t become 15 or more by May, which would be fatal to the club’s Championship status without a change.
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#1102480 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by Toby on 14 October 2018 - 08:43 PM

Good luck to Duffy is what I say. Took us to the playoff and Hampden and seems a decent guy. He gets the Partick job then good luck to him.


Nah- I liked him too, but f*ck wishing a guy who could be going to one of our direct rivals well. especially a horrible wee club like them.

We’re Morton fans, not Jim Duffy fans. Hope he has a nightmare and they go down in the play offs, joining those peasants from Grangemouth in League One.
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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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#1074774 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by cmdc on 10 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

No idea but tastier than Burslem lobby I would think. No doubt GG is enjoying eating his humble pie though. That guy knows how to build a career.
Has he told you whether he likes Abba yet, I have him pegged as a Pet Shop Boys fan.


You seem like a bit of a dick.
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#1048109 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by vikingTON on 21 November 2016 - 11:50 PM

Pics or it didn't happen.


No, it simply happened. And no one in their right mind would give pictures to a creep like yourself anyway.

Back in your box then.
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#1048079 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by vikingTON on 21 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

Ed de Ball - posts: 531

Reputation: -1000 (Bad)

 

Another effortless victory for The Clique. 

 

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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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#1130446 Championship 19/20

Posted by InverAlly on 19 November 2019 - 03:59 PM

Can't believe folk actually believe what's printed in the Telegraph.

Mark handed his notice in on Saturday evening, having notified CEO previously that he had an offer.

All players left the pitch at 1715 and Mark went to turn off the floodlights, as normal.

Between him leaving the pitch and going to the switch room (at Sinclair St turnstiles), a player decided to go back on the pitch for some further training. Mark returns to the pitch area and confronted by Assistant Manager. The abuse and language aimed at Mark, inches from his face and witnessed by many was a disgrace.

Intimidation, Aggression and bullying has no place in anyone's place of work, and everyone should be treated with the same respect and dignity. 

Mark Farrell has been a tremendous servant to the club, often going above and beyond the call of duty. He has a young family to look after and I, along with I would imagine the vast majority of the support, wish him well in his future career.

It's a bloody shame his time at Morton is ending in this manner.


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#1129518 Morton v Inverness Th

Posted by centralTON on 26 October 2019 - 05:29 PM

Meanwhile, in the lowly depths of the seaside leagues, King Snake and all his mercenary henchmen are slumping to a miserable home defeat to some tinpot outfit called 'Clyde'. What a terrible, wee shame. 

Just spoke to two Fawkurk fans in my local 2 mins ago, they want the snake punted, again, what a terrible wee shame. 


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#1129393 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by BluebirdTon on 23 October 2019 - 07:35 PM

I’d welcome him back with broken arms.
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#1128346 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by dunning1874 on 26 September 2019 - 09:53 PM

‘Stevie G’ would, of course, never be guilty of any kind of cheap shot or despicable behaviour, such as attacking a DJ for not letting him pick a song, running over a child or deliberately injuring an opponent like an absolute fucking thug.

Pondlife.
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#1116855 Why do you hate Falkirk?

Posted by Toby on 25 April 2019 - 11:06 AM

Right, here goes. Best way's probably to try and split it into categories;

 

The SPL

Falkirk were of course the major victims of the formation of the SPL, and the stadium criteria which came in as a result. They were denied promotion in 2000 after finishing third in the First Division. In reality, they were denied a three-way play off place with 2nd placed Dunfermline and bottom placed Aberdeen for two places in the division. The rules had been set out a full two years before that, and they didn't comply with them. Was it a crap rule? Yes. Did they vote for it? Probably not, no. Did they accept their share of the compensation payout? Undoubtedly, yes. Nothing to complain about. If you object so strongly to the formation of a body that screws you around, don't allow said body to cross your palms with silver.

 

Then, they were subsequently denied promotion in 2003 after winning the First Division title because their stadium didn't comply and they were denied the opportunity to ground share with Airdrie at New Broomfield. Quite an injustice when you consider that the following season, the SPL allowed Inverness to share at Aberdeen. Of course they fail to mention that they were very fortunate to even be in the First Division that year, having only been saved by the demise of Airdrie. Inverness's promotion the following season lead to much bleating about the rules being changed to help someone else but screw them over. However, had the rules not been changed, they wouldn't have been allowed promotion in 2005, and even now, would still not be allowed to play top flight football, as they still don't have 10,000 covered seats in their council bus shelter.

 

The Stadium

The way their local council held them up in selling Brockville was a travesty. How on earth would they want to shaft their local club like that? Perhaps it's because the council actually owned a third of the ground and had a responsibility towards the local taxpayers, and not just the local football club.

 

But even still, throwing their £3.1 million share into the new ground? How much have they put into East Stirlingshire and Stenhousemuir? And they still complain about how the council are shafting them. They're very quick to remind fans of clubs that have been in administration that they paid everything they owed back. That's much easier to do when you have a council that's dishing out handouts to see you through.

 

The Managers

The first Falkirk manager I remember was Jim Duffy, followed by Jim Jeffries, who admittedly put together a very good team, which won the league in 1991. After that, Alex Totten was an absolute weapon. The man was an absolute master at playing the victim. It seemed like a weekly occurrence that you'd put Football First on and hear him bleating about how his "good honest bunch o' lads" couldn't possibly compete in a league with such behemoths as Airdrie, Clydebank and Morton, all of whom were on their knees at the time. There was one time I even remember him complaining that they couldn't compete with us for signings because Dundee United were good enough to give us Stephen McConalogue on loan whilst paying his full wage so we could get a team on the park. Heaven forbid that someone could possibly be operating in more trying circumstances than poor Falkirk. He's a friend of my brother's father in law, who told me a few years ago about his health struggles. It was a bit of a job for me to hide my indifference.

 

After that, there was Ian McCall, who was tapped up by Dundee United, much to their fury. Sound familiar?

 

Scottish born Republic of Ireland international Owen Coyle and John "Yogi" Hughes were next. No prizes for guessing what I don't like about Coyle, but Hughes was a wank. A chest puncher who shouted about "standards" at his club when in actual fact, he ran about with his tadger out on TV in his playing days. Get that hard drive searched, he's definitely OFTW.

 

Pressley was the prick's prick, if he was chocolate he'd eat himself. I doubt I need to go into too much detail about any reasons for disliking him. Most will feel the same.

 

Houston never bothered me too much, but he is a beetroot faced wall-puncher whose time here hasn't endeared him to me.

 

Hartley I didn't mind until his outburst about the 10-2 game. Taking over at Them just cemented my disdain for him.

 

Then Raymond. Rat.

 

The Fans

What a shower. My two particular favourites on P&B are roman_bairn and Gaz FFC, but they're not alone. Pair of bell ends. Like others, the Marino Keith game was significant in forming my opinion of them. The atmosphere was poisonous that day. Brockville was never the most welcoming either, although much more enjoyable than their current bus shelter. I particularly remember the last ever visit there, a 3-1 midweek win when we were in the enclosure at the front of the stand and being spat on by the locals was we celebrated.

 

Nowadays they're not the most endearing either of course. I had the misfortune of sharing the train to and from the 1-0 win in October, and whilst they were no worse than myself and my mates have been, but I'm prepared to be a hypocrite on this one. They were bastards.

 

All week I've thought about how miserable Saturday's win would've made that fat, specky, Peppa Pig lookalike moron with the lilac Stone Island jacket that was goading everyone in the Norseman before the 1-1 game. It's given me a warm glow inside, get it up him.

 

The Taboo Subject

It's been alluded to elsewhere on the thread, but I'm not prepared to give my opinion on Falkirk's role in The Taboo Subject on a public forum. Those who are friendly with me will know.

 

There's probably more, but that'll do for now.


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#1111672 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by dunning1874 on 22 February 2019 - 05:02 AM

Morning all.

 

Greenock Morton, First Division, Season 2008/09

 
Jenkins in the starting 11: P20, W11, D5, L4
Jenkins not in the starting 11: P16, W1, D6, L9
 
I’m sure that’s just a coincidence though and he definitely wasn’t carrying us by virtue of being the best midfielder at the club by a mile.

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#1068091 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by dunning1874 on 29 May 2017 - 07:01 AM

Dunning. Stats please.

 

My pleasure.

 

First Division games in 2008/09

 

Jenkins in the starting 11: P20, W11, D5, L4
Jenkins not in the starting 11: P16, W1, D6, L9
 
Average players don't make that much of a difference to a side. He absolutely carried us that season and he was doing it while playing alongside diddies like Masterton in midfield. Take Allan Jenkins out of that team and we'd have been relegated by a mile, no doubt about it.

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#1031778 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by Toby on 03 May 2016 - 08:59 PM

Ten years on, and after spending the whole season in the play off positions without threatening to actually win the league, former manager Jim McInally's Peterhead fail spectacularly at the first hurdle once we get down to the nitty gritty. Can't think where I've seen this story before.

 

Another play off failure for oor Jim, better hope there are no sectarian bigots that are losing their patience in the Peterhead support.

 

Fantastic :D .


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