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#1 The Bewilderedbeast

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:02 PM

Just had it confirmed, by someone working on the ward, sadly Gerry McHugh has succumbed to Covid aged 58.

My apologies for my previous inaccurate post late last week.
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#2 pink_panther

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:17 PM

Sad news indeed


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 05:09 PM

R.I.P. Gerry.
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Posted 11 April 2020 - 05:40 PM

Rest in Peace Gerry
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Posted 11 April 2020 - 07:12 PM

Sad to hear.

RIP.


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“McGhee needs some support, there’s no-one backing him up.

Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here’s Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control…”

 

“That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton’s supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.”


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 07:22 PM

A lovely guy who was taken too early. Always found him to be very jovial and with a smile on his face...until Morton ruined his weekend!

Fantastic guy and thoughts with the family.

RIP Gerry.
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#7 El gofer

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 07:27 PM

Rip Gerry.
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Posted 11 April 2020 - 09:05 PM

A Gentleman who travelled everywhere watching Ton in our younger days . Sad to here about his passing especially as he was my son,s teacher .  Loved his reference for Big Dougie 

 

Mon Eh Pie Man 

 

Rest In Peace Gerry .


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 09:30 PM

RIP Gerry.

Great guy and brilliant teacher. Lots of great stories will be doing the rounds tonight with loads of folk reminiscing about some of his patter. His classroom was like a shrine to Morton with even a few foil pie wrappers making it up onto his wall! Very sad, taken well before his time.
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#10 pink_panther

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 05:11 PM

'"Iv'e only 2 words to say. Feck Off McGraw"  Maths teacher?


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:21 PM

Never knew the man nor his name but as soon as I seen his picture I knew I'd seen him at many Morton games over the years.

Not often you see so much praise for a teacher from ex pupils on twitter which must say a lot about the type of man he was.

RIP
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#12 AyrshireTon

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 07:43 AM

'"Iv'e only 2 words to say. Feck Off McGraw"  Maths teacher?

It was “You’re sacked McGraw”. He shouted it as advice to John Wilson During a defeat at Boghead.

 

Did he start going to watch Man Utd? Seeing a lot of posts about #redforgerry on twitter.


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“McGhee needs some support, there’s no-one backing him up.

Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here’s Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control…”

 

“That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton’s supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.”


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 08:32 AM

Yeah, he gave up on Cappielow and started going to Old Trafford.
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#14 AyrshireTon

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 09:34 AM

Yeah, he gave up on Cappielow and started going to Old Trafford.

Cheers.

I worked beside him the season we won the 2nd division with the Finns. Morton daft and everything in the department was about the Ton.


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“McGhee needs some support, there’s no-one backing him up.

Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here’s Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control…”

 

“That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton’s supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.”


#15 pink_panther

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 10:58 AM

I think he had a season ticket for Old Trafford
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Posted 13 April 2020 - 12:22 PM

Yeah, he gave up on Cappielow and started going to Old Trafford.

How do you give up on 'your' team to then support another? As a club, Morton has tested the fan's loyalty over the years but I don't get how you give up?


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 12:29 PM

How do you give up on 'your' team to then support another? As a club, Morton has tested the fan's loyalty over the years but I don't get how you give up?


Morton leaves you feeling scunnered at times.
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#18 HamCam

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 01:18 PM

Morton leaves you feeling scunnered at times.

I agree but enough to chuck it? And for Man Utd?


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 01:24 PM

I agree but enough to chuck it? And for Man Utd?

There were a few before him who stopped going to Cappielow and started going to Old Trafford.

Until I found out today that Gerry had too I just presumed he was staying away until the Raes had gone.

 

He stood near where we stand at Scapa - still can't believe he's no longer with us.


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“McGhee needs some support, there’s no-one backing him up.

Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here’s Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control…”

 

“That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton’s supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.”


#20 The Bewilderedbeast

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 03:25 PM

How do you give up on 'your' team to then support another? As a club, Morton has tested the fan's loyalty over the years but I don't get how you give up?


Gerry was a good friend of my father in law and of my wife’s uncle. I spoke to him YEARS ago and he’d become disappointed at the goings on a time Cappielow
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