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#1110200 January Transfer Window Thread

Posted by irnbru on 30 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

I would go -


Tumilty, Kilday/Waddell, Buchanan, Ireadale;

Millar, Dykes;

O'Connell, Tidser, Kiltie;


I'd go something along them lines too.

When you loom at it like that it gives us the likes of McHugh, McKeown, Oliver, McAlister, Gaston and Telfer as options. That's not a bad squad by any means.

I'd he can't get us playing well with them players and that competition for places then he's worse than he's seemed so far.
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#1109588 Jean Johannson

Posted by irnbru on 26 January 2019 - 05:15 PM

The whole point of Twitter is that tweets are public and everybody can communicate with anybody. Going on a private Facebook page and implying somebody's wife might be having an affair, however, is the behaviour of right wrong 'un.

Oor Gordy has always been a bit weird though.
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#1109509 Jean Johannson

Posted by irnbru on 26 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

Who is the guy she's pictured with all over her Facebook?

She looks a wee bit 'cosy' with him.

Stalking her on Facebook says more about you than her.
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#1109325 January Transfer Window Thread

Posted by irnbru on 24 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

To be fair all she said was he had made a signing and that the news of who it was would be released tomorrow.

The Sun obviously have heard the news too.

I think I saw something earlier in the week about McCrorie but can't remember where.

Aye, she's not said that much wrong. Might be a bit annoying but she's harmless and just getting behind her husband.
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#1108943 If not Johannsen, then who?

Posted by irnbru on 20 January 2019 - 11:43 AM

Absolutely correct Crawford Rae conned the fans out their cash with empty promises just sell up and do one the Rae's legacy is they have ruined the club.

He appointed McKinnon who everyone was behind, gave funds for a full squad then took a hit on season tickets to try boost the crowds. Hardly conning the fans out their money.

Edit to add - there was also quite a big investment in sports science stuff which McKinnon asked for so if the club really didn't want to improve why would they have backed him with that as well?
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#1108788 Morton away vs. East Fife

Posted by irnbru on 19 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

The Rae's may well have saved the club in their history since they have been in charge .they have also destroyed it as well.

A manager who everyone was behind was appointed at the start of the season snaked us and was replaced by someone who looked like they might do a job and was worth a gamble on. It looks like the latter isn't going to work out and we'll see how it's dealt with but just moaning about the board isn't really relevant here.
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#1107471 Morton vs Ross County

Posted by irnbru on 05 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

Win against top of the league, but it was a “shambles”

Soak up the pressure and get them on the break = more shots and more shots on target. Not a bad tactic against the team top of the league when we're on the back of a poorish run and picked up some injuries.

Home41% Away59%

Home14 Away9

Shots on Target
Home5 Away4

Home1 Away7

Home13 Away14
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#1107466 Morton vs Ross County

Posted by irnbru on 05 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

We sat so far off them in the 1st half it was ludicrous and we were lucky county weren't quite at it. The manager benching our best player was laughable, which he only remedied due to an injury. I personally hate the system and the kick rush philosophy was absolutely brutal to watch.

In fairness i was pretty drunk by the 2nd half though and by all accounts we played a bit better after the break.

We weren't lucky. We sat in an stopped them creating any real chances. Calling it kick and rush, etc shows more of a limited knowledge of football than anything.

There's a big difference between calling tactics laughable and not enjoying the style.
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#1107444 Morton vs Ross County

Posted by irnbru on 05 January 2019 - 01:37 AM

Great result, terrible performance, tactics were absolutely laughable but **** it it worked. This team coukd legitimately get promoted whilst being universally panned as being a s***e squad. What a time to be alive.

What was laughable about it? We sat back in the first half and took the pressure from the form team in the league without giving them many chances and then came out in the second half and pressed well in good areas of the park and got a good goal.

As much as its not always great to watch, that's the tactics that win games.
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#1107127 On This Day - Part 2

Posted by irnbru on 02 January 2019 - 10:28 PM

Fantastic reports from so many new year's day games! Nice one AyrshireTon!

Wish I could say that my dad was at the 1943 game to share a report of that 8-0 win. But he was at least at the 1945 game, which with a makeshift team was almost as satisfying a win:

January 1, 1945: 10th League Trophy match at home, at Cappielow Park, Greenock
Greenock Morton (2) 3 – 0 (0) St. Mirren
Scorers: Kelly, Whyte, McInnes
Team: McFeat, Higgins, Fyfe, Frazer, Aird, Campbell, (Junior player), Walsh, Whyte, Kelly, McInnes.

Fail to find on bus notices when game starts. Friend Duggie was however right about it being a 2pm kick-off. Longish wait in the queue to get in, and then another wait for kick-off, with no band playing. Many team changes from the game at Partick 2 days ago – McFeat in goal, Frazer at R.H., a junior player at O.R., Kelly at I.L., Whyte at C.F. and McInnes O.L. The game started 10 minutes late as manager Davies struggled to concoct this team in time for the kick-off.

Morton played towards Port Glasgow in the first half on a very muddy Cappielow pitch. The first incident of note was when a free-kick was awarded to Morton a few yards from the right angle of the penalty box. Frazer smashed it high up to the inside (right) post for St Mirren ‘keeper Newlands to parry the ball up into the air and safely catch the rebound, before clearing. Higgins, on the halfway line, got the ball soon after this and with a strong kick sent the ball right into the penalty box. After a mix-up in the St Mirren defence, KELLY sent a strong shot inside the left-hand post about two feet off the ground from the centre of the area, to give Morton the lead.

Walsh then sent a low cross over from the right, but neither Whyte nor McInnes managed to reach it. Linwood for St Mirren swept all opposition before him and behind him on the right wing, before sending a powerful cross to the right of the Morton penalty area, where two St Mirren forwards were waiting. Higgins however intercepted the ball and conceded a corner over the right bye-line, being slightly stunned by the force of the crossed-ball that he managed to head away. From a short clearance from this corner, Teddy McHume for St Mirren came back and sent a powerful shot to the top left corner, but McFeat somehow managed to reach it and, without falling, subsequently clear the ball. Walsh next has a break from the break and shoots as the ‘keeper arrives, but the ball just rolls past the left-hand post. Moffat on the left goal-line for St Mirren gives it to the unmarked G. Hunter five yards out and in front of goal, but he sends his shot over the left angle of post and bar.

Walsh shoots onto the near side-netting from the edge of the penalty area. Soon after Jimmy WHYTE taps the ball home at the near post from a cross by the junior playing at outside right. Walsh has another similar break but again misses in like manner. A. Hunter for St Mirren sends a pass/shot right across goal with no takers, before G. Hunter’s shot onto the right angle of post and bar is cleared from the rebound to Higgins by Archie McFeat. Higgins concedes a corner, but nothing comes of it and that was the last action of the first half.

HT: Morton 2-0 St. Mirren

The second half started with Whyte opening up the St Mirren defence and passing through to the junior player on the right-hand side of the St Mirren penalty area. Instead of shooting, the junior player sensibly passes across the area to MCINNES, who traps the ball and then fires home at the left-hand post to give Morton a three-goal lead.

St Mirren ‘keeper Newlands then stops a Fyfe free-kick with his stomach, the bounce-up from this then starting a longish siege. This was broken when Linwood got clear, but his shot flew over the Morton bar from only seven yards out. McFeat then safely held a long low try by Lindsay, and the Morton ‘keeper also palmed away a longish-low shot to the left corner by Linwood. Whyte’s swinging shot from a Walsh pass was then just held by Newlands, and that was the last action of the game.

Best Morton player: Campbell.

Referee: Calder.

Cracking reports. Really interesting to see a fans view.
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#1106477 Morton vs Whoever we're playing

Posted by irnbru on 22 December 2018 - 11:04 AM

It's the first time this season I've been in Greenock and not went. The thought of sacrificing money to watch that guff 3 days before Christmas is too much of a turn-off.

Ah, the old look at me I think we're rubbish attention seeking post. Not saw one of them for a while.
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#1106191 General Football - Weird Results And Other Things Worth Sharing

Posted by irnbru on 16 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Though Ross struggled initially with the squad he inherited and it wasn’t until the new year that things really started to turn around for him.

Was just about to post the same thing. Seems a similar personality to Johanssen too.
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#1106045 New Away Kit Vote

Posted by irnbru on 15 December 2018 - 03:18 AM

I'd never have known Pedro designed tops but there you go.

Anyway, get the yellow one two solid colours and a bit more retro looking and you've got the best away top we've had.
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#1106017 New Away Kit Vote

Posted by irnbru on 14 December 2018 - 03:45 PM

All the horrendous talks and that of getting another supplier is over reactionary nonsense. They all look decent enough and the fact we're selling more than ever speak volumes of the designs even if they aren't to some individuals tastes.
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#1105752 Morton VS Dundee United - Saturday 8 December

Posted by irnbru on 08 December 2018 - 11:16 PM

Millar getting the Man of the Match from the sponsors today was surely a wind-up?!

Not many covered themselves in glory, but Millar and Tidser, the heart of our team, looked painfully slow...

Shut up.
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