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  2. The latest interview suggests not much happening on the transfer front. The player we were hoping for appears a million miles away. If this is it, I fear our squad does not have the depth to sustain a push for promotion.
  3. Lewis Strapp possibly out for 8-12 weeks or maybe for the rest of the season. That's a killer blow.
  4. Great suggestions. I personally loved the 1922 kit. How about a season played in a reissue of the 1874 one complete with the shin-scraper long shorts and socks knitted by each player's Gran? As an added bonus - the Partick hipsters would fucking hate this, because they'd think it was a dig at the clothes they all wear every day.
  5. The French team I mentioned, Gazelec, were wound up by the courts not long after I made that post. Will HSV follow? Hopefully.
  6. Barcelona at Cappielow. Make it happen (and get some young players on loan from them - Pedri & Gavi would benefit from a season on the Costa Clyde).
  7. As expected the amateurs have been booted out of the Cup so we'll be playing them a week tomorrow.
  8. Get a big English team or foreign team over to celebrate.
  9. Will be quite fitting to have our 150th anniversary in the top flight of Scottish football. Europe beckons.
  10. I can see the headline now:- " The Mighty Ton return to Scapa."
  11. Loans are allowed until the end of February.
  12. Great shout - and now is the time to be talking about it and planning what happens. I would like to think that there could be a series of things the club could do to commemorate this anniversary while potentially making some incremental revenue from it. Off the top of my head I would like to see - A reference to it on next seasons strip Collaborations with local businesses to make commemorative editions of their products (such as we have done with Titan Spirits & Shipyard gin) Maybe some sort of sportsman’s dinner in the town hall New lines of commemorative merchandise in the Morton shop Maybe using it as a new angle in the social media content (not complaining as the current standard is very good and has improved greatly in the past year or so) - this might be a lot of work in terms of research but I was thinking that across the season there could be a series of 150 tweets featuring a fact/highlight from each year of the clubs existence.
  13. Heard that at the beginning of this week, but as nothing happened on Friday I thought it was dead
  14. Inverness vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Morton will look to resurrect their fortunes in the Highlands on Saturday, travelling up the A9 to lock horns with Billy Dodds’ Inverness. Following defeat to Arbroath at Cappielow last week, Dougie Imrie’s side are now five league matches without a win and would love a repeat of the Grant Gillespie inspired victory from earlier in the campaign. Photo - GBR Photographs. Squad Update Imrie is expected to delve into the loan market for cover on the left side of defence, following a serious injury to Lewis Strapp at Parkhead. Strapp’s spell on the sideline leaves Alex King and Calvin Miller as the only two options at left back. Veteran defender Alan Lithgow left the club this week by mutual consent. The former Hearts youth player has struggled with injury this season and last night signed for Lowland League side East Kilbride. Current Connections Connections between the two sides are thin on the ground, with neither team having a player that has appeared for the other. Wallace Duffy joined Morton on loan from St Johnstone in September 2020, only for this decision to be reversed a few days later. Duffy subsequently joined Inverness on a two year deal. The most notable connection is Morton manager Dougie Imrie. Imrie moved from Clyde to Inverness on the last day of the January transfer window in 2008 for £45,000. He spent two seasons with the Caley Jags before moving to Hamilton for £25,000 in January 2010. Tale of the Tape Morton claimed three vital points on the road on Matchday Five, inflicting defeat on the Caley Jags for the first time this season. The match looked to be heading for a stalemate before Wallace Duffy was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area in the 85th minute, with skipper Grant Gillespie making no mistake from the spot. The Ton recorded a comfortable home victory over Billy Dodds’ side on Matchday Thirteen, a fixture in which Morton hailed the arrival of Efe Ambrose. The hosts got off to a great start when a Robbie Muirhead shot was palmed into the net by goalkeeper Mark Ridgers. Skipper Grant Gillespie doubled his side’s lead, rebounding the ball home after his initial penalty was saved. David Carson compounded his side’s misery by heading into his own net in the closing stages of the first half. Cammy Blues rounded off an excellent night’s work for the Greenock side, finishing off a stunning Lewis McGrattan pass with aplomb. Photo - GBR Photographs. Opposition Analysis The Highland side’s fortunes have improved after a tough December. After sneaking past Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup, Billy Dodds’ side lost to Dundee and Hamilton before a 5-1 mauling at the hands of Partick. They successfully reset following the poor December run and appear to have found their shooting boots of late. The Caley Jags hit Cove Rangers for six, overran Arbroath 4-1 and drew 2-2 with Raith Rovers in their last league encounter. Saturday’s results placed Inverness above Morton for the first time this season, and the hosts will be hoping that a spot in the play-off places is their reward for their upturn in form. Photo - GBR Photographs. Betting Guide All match odds are provided by McBookie. Odds are correct as of 8am on 2nd February 2023 and are subject to change. Please only gamble within your means and visit BeGambleAware.com if you are struggling. Inverness enter Saturday’s encounter as the bookies’ favourites, pegged at 8/5 to take all three points. The draw is priced at 11/5, with The Ton 6/4 to claim their second victory of the season in Inverness. The Ton are 21/10 to keep a clean sheet for the third consecutive match against Billy Dodds’ side. There may be value in the cards market, with Jai Quitongo and Grant Gillespie priced at 8/11 and Evs respectively to find their way into the referee’s notebook during this encounter. Match Officials Referee - Calum Scott AR1 - Paul McAvinue AR2 - Scott Anderson
  15. A good time to get the star above the badge.
  16. Next year is the 150th anniversary of our club (although not of our limited company; if memory serves, that was formed in 1891 and prior to that Morton was run on an unincorporated basis.) I assume the Board has something planned for this, but I don't know what. It is worth reflecting on how big an achievement this is. It was a few years ago that I looked at this but in terms of full-time professional clubs, Morton are one of only 20 worldwide playing the FIFA code founded before 1875. There are of course other part-time and amateur clubs taking the total above 20, not to mention the many rugby and Aussie Rules clubs also older, but two points must be remembered: nobody cares about part-time and amateur clubs; and rugby and Aussie Rules are crap, which is why only sex offenders and Australians watch them. With this established, we must celebrate being one of a tiny number of professional clubs to have survived from the earliest days of our code through to the present day. I'd like a ceremonial burning of some rugby shirts and Queen's Park shorts to start with, but some kind of video retrospective might also be good. Maybe some kind of multi-season membership to the club to kick off the next 150 years? I don't know. There's lots of stuff we can do. But the occasion should not pass without notice.
  17. Last week
  18. This could be speculation but he is a left back, apparently.
  19. Happy with that. Didn't think he'd sign a new deal given he didn't want a 2 year deal in the summer and his game time has been limited recently. That must be the majority of the squad signed up now which is unheard of for us and is great news, although a few more losses in a row in the coming weeks and I might be changing my tune on that .
  20. I don’t believe we were going to offer Griffiths anything as the reports of our interest in him were later said to be utter b*llocks, thankfully
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