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#21 Jamie_M

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:52 PM

Needless to say that the club would only announce said tour 0.5 seconds before the plane left, just like their tour of Austria a few years ago. #together


Lost 6-1 to Slovan Bratislava and beat some Salzburg amateur mob 8-1 over there.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

They almost signed Jim McAllister after that game. He knocked back an offer of a trial with them.


He had a trial with them, against Plymouth Argyle.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

I recall playing Leningrad Zenit at Cappielow, mid to late seventies, lost 3-2 I think, again a mid season friendly.

I think we mugged them 3-2 with two very late goals in the game


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:27 PM

He had a trial. Played for them in their next friendly as a sub against Plymouth. Knocked back an offer to extend the trail back in Romania, get a feel for the place. Went on trial with Watford instead.

Press angle about the Rangers fan who could have went abroad and could have played against them was obvious but still horrible.


Apologies Jamie, just read this.
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#25 Mr.Blue

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:41 AM

I remember we played a Finnish team at cappielow well over 25 years ago. Think it might have been Finnpa? They had a Brazilian called Jefferson who was absolutely phenomenal. I'm sure I have the team lines from that night somewhere. If I ever dig them out I'll post them on here.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

I think we mugged them* 3-2 with two very late goals in the game


*sworded the Soviet crack outfit

That’s better.
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The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:29 PM

I was at a match at Cappielow around the late sixties, when Morton beat an American side by something like 11-1. It may have been Houston Dynamo’s, though I can’t find it online.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

I was at a match at Cappielow around the late sixties, when Morton beat an American side by something like 11-1. It may have been Houston Dynamo’s, though I can’t find it online.


There was one superb year, 1967, in which the top US league was the United Soccer Association. Its clubs were simply rebranded European and South American ones. So for example the 'Dallas Tornado' were just Dundee United with a couple of ringers and a different kit. The Houston team of that era was the Houston Stars, who in turn were Bangu-RJ of Brazil in disguise. It may have been them but it's not obvious why they'd have come to Scotland.

After them there was no top-tier (NASL) team in Houston until the Hurricane in the 70s and the Dynamos in the 80s, and then none in the MLS era until the new, unconnected Dynamo in 2005.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

I think it was Houston Stars, Morton signed Leif Neilson the Danish goalkeeper from them in 1968 and it may have been something to do with the deal.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

Yeah, makes sense, since apparently in 68 they built their own squad and weren't that Brazil team.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:50 PM

We played Danish side Bronshoj boldklub at Cappielow in 1964 they had Arentoft and thorup in there team we won 3-2 and we also played Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1966 won 4-0
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:21 AM

That Maccabi TA one in particular is bloody weird, any idea why that came about?
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:19 AM

That Maccabi TA one in particular is bloody weird, any idea why that came about?

 

I think they were on tour.  Pretty sure there was no player link.  Hal Stewart liked exotic friendlies.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:06 AM

Think they were just on tour think they might of played Partick aswell got a few pics and programme
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