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Match Preview - Morton vs Dundee (Championship 27th Feb)

Morton vs Dundee – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton head into Saturday’s match looking to continue the momentum generated by an excellent performance and result at Tynecastle last week. Craig McGuffie’s outstanding strike from the edge of the box gave The Ton the lead after fifty-three minutes, with a header from Jamie Walker securing a share of the spoils for both sides. Anton McElhone freshened his side up, lining up in a 4-3-3 and reintroducing Kyle Jacobs in the heart of midfi

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Match Preview - Hearts vs Morton (Championship 20th Feb)

Hearts vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. Morton travel to the capital on Saturday for their visit competitive visit to Tynecastle in thirty-two years. The previous encounter, a Premier League match in 1988, saw Allan McGraw lead his Morton side to a 2-0 defeat. Morton’s last win at Tynecastle takes us all the way back to 1984, as The Ton ran out 2-1 winners on the day with goals from Dougie Robertson and Alex O’Hara. This Morton side featured club legends such as Jim Holmes a

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Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (Championship 13th Feb)

Morton vs Inverness - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton travel to the Highlands on Saturday with the explicit aim of getting their season back on track. The mood around Cappielow is currently less than rosy after seven matches without a win. The squad appears bereft of midfield presence following the shock retirement of skipper Jim McAlister and are looking towards new loan signing Kazaiah Sterling to improve their goal haul. With a trip to the Highlands, followed by a trip to Tyne

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Match Preview - Morton vs Raith Rovers (Championship 6th Feb)

Morton vs Raith - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon With the reduced Championship season reaching the half way point, Morton sit mid-table in sixth place. The Greenock side find themselves six points ahead of the relegation play-off spot and three points adrift of the final promotion play-off place. While this may sound like the comfortable, mid-table position that Morton fans called for heading into this season, The Ton have not won in six matches and find themselves focusing more on the

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Jim McAlister - A Tribute

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Jim McAlister- A Tribute by Russell Gordon   After penning my thoughts on the erstwhile Morton Chief Executive Dave MacKinnon's departure on Thursday I had hoped that one day I'd be able to write more fondly of someone departing Morton for pastures new.  I didn't expect to be doing so only a few of days later, though.   Whilst there remains a number of questions to be answered in relation to the shock announcement, those

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye...

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye... by Russell Gordon   Dave MacKinnon (Photo- The Scottish Sun)   So, after twenty eventful months, Dave MacKinnon's tenure as Chief Executive of Morton is now coming to an end, somewhat acrimoniously some might say.   After Warren Hawke's spell in office ended with the JJ/Charlie Telfer soap opera being played out in front of the national media on the day Falkirk were emptied into League One (stop laughing at the back,

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Match Preview - Morton vs Arbroath (Championship 30th Jan)

Morton vs Arbroath - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton head into Saturday’s match against Arbroath looking to continue the momentum generated by a positive second half performance against Inverness on Wednesday evening. The Ton trailed 2-1 at half time, also having Rabin Omar dismissed for two bookable offences inside the first half hour of the match. Anton McElhone’s side rallied in the second half, exemplified by intelligent striker play from Gary Oliver. He received the ball wit

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Morton Club Together Q&A Session

Just One Cornetto Podcast - Morton Club Together Interview Transcript.  Dean McKinnon asked questions submitted on TheMortonForum and social media for Morton Club Together's Communications Director Graham Barr. Click below to listen to the interview in full (starting at 30:00). Q: When exactly does MCT expect to take over the playing side of the club? A: The plan at present is to take over ownership on the 1st of June.  In the meantime, we will be involved in longer term discus

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Match Preview - Morton vs Inverness (Championship 27th Jan)

Morton vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton will head into Wednesday evening’s game looking to recover from Saturday’s frustrating 2-1 defeat in the hands of Queen of the South. The Ton fell short after a thumping header from Ayo Obileye and a mazy dribble and composed finish from Aidan Fitzpatrick condemned Morton to their first defeat under interim manager Anton McElhone. Morton pulled a goal back after Kalvin Orsi was in the right place at the righ

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Match Preview - Morton vs QOTS (Championship 23rd Jan)

Queen of the South vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon.   Morton travel down the M74 to face Queen of the South on Saturday, looking to continue their positive run of form and momentum generated in the wake of David Hopkin’s shock resignation. In the minutes preceding our last meeting with the Dumfries side, current Morton chairman Crawford Rae announced that interim manager Anton McElhone, with the assistance of senior players Chris Millar, Jim McAlister and Brian McLean,

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Morton’s League Cup Semi Final Team of 2016 – Where Are They Now?

Morton’s League Cup Semi Final 2016 – Where Are They Now? by Dean McKinnon.  22nd October 2016. Hampden Park. I would love to offer a personal insight into the emotion of standing in our national stadium watching Jim Duffy lead his Morton team out in our first semi-final appearance for thirty-five years, but unfortunately I was not in attendance.  I watched from afar on a stream, having accepted an invitation to work abroad a few months earlier. Staring ruefully at the TV in a livin

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