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The Flying Finns

(Photo- www.tellhimhespele.com)   The Flying Finns   by Russell Gordon   Tuesday's deadline day drama certainly had us all glued to our phones, in what was perhaps the most exciting day of positive movement in and out of Cappielow since the inception of the windows, around a generation ago. Even when Douglas Rae opened the purse strings in the January of 2015 to bolster our promotion charge with the signings of Peter MacDonald, Ross Forbes and the re-signing of Declan McM

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MorTEN- Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?

(Photo- The Scotsman) MorTEN- Whatever Happened To the Likely Lads? by Russell Gordon Saturday sees Morton return to New Douglas Park, Hamilton on league duty for the first time in over seven years, with only a surprise, Ross Forbes-inspired Betfred Cup victory en route to a Hampden semi-final in 2016 since that previous visit. Never a happy hunting ground since it opened in 2001, with only a late Alex Williams winner in the 2003-04 collapse season, a victory on Valentine's Day 20

League Cup Group Stage Summary

Premier Sports Cup 2021/22 Summary – by Dean McKinnon. Morton’s season got off to a somewhat troublesome beginning as pre-match COVID testing hindered The Ton’s curtain-raising clash at Stair Park. The match against Stranraer was forfeited as news broke that a substantial number of first team players faced a ten-day isolation period following positive tests in the squad. This was not a consequence unique to Morton, with Ross County and Dumbarton withdrawing from their matches against Forfar

Chris Millar- A Tribute

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Chris Millar- A Tribute by Russell Gordon   With another new season approaching, and the League Cup group stages taking on the role of the season's curtain raiser in recent years, Morton will welcome some unfamiliar guests next week in Lowland League "runners-up" East Kilbride. However, as we're well aware, their newly signed club captain certainly doesn't fit into such a category amongst the Cappielow faithful. This conveniently gives me a tenuous link to w

Never In Doubt.

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Never In Doubt.   A Review of Morton's 2020-21 season, Part Three. By Russell Gordon.   Montrose away it was then, after it had looked like Morton were going to be forced into renewing hostilities with old pals, Falkirk. On paper an easier tie, but given Falkirk's spectacular (not to mention hilarious) collapse, that possibly wasn't the case. Morton made their second trip in just over a week up to Angus and could have been forgiven for having a bit of

Departures, Defeats, Draws and Dismissals.

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Departures, Defeats, Draws and Dismissals.   A Review of Morton's 2020-21 Season, Part Two. By Russell Gordon   As 2020 came to an end and 2021 began, Morton could actually look forward to the new year with a degree of optimism, in spite of all the uncertainty in the background. Sitting in a comfortable position in the table, and with a fixture list that looked quite favourable, even the most pessimistic of observers would've looked upon the month of

Storm Clouds Are Gathering...

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Storm Clouds are Gathering... A Review of Morton's 2020-21 Season, Part One. By Russell Gordon   Well, that's it finished, then. Another season of struggle and a seventh consecutive season in the Championship awaits for Morton. When we look back in years to come, we'll see a ninth placed finish and a comfortable play off campaign that secured our Championship status with the minimum of fuss. But boy, that doesn't even scratch the surface of one of the mo

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A Blast From The Past...

(Photo-D Sargent, Ayr United FC) A Blast From The Past... by Russell Gordon With apathy and pessimism in plentiful supply ahead of Friday's winner-takes-all relegation showdown at Gayfield, someone has to look for some crumb of comfort heading into the game. So, whilst it may well be a case of clutching at straws, it should be noted that the weight of recent history is very much in Morton's favour. There's no point in pretending that we're not in a familiar position here, with the

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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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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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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