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That was utterly pathetic. Apart from Gozie’s effort that the keeper turned over, I can’t recall a single effort on target.  The midfield watching the ball go over their heads and more often than not any danger of attacking is snuffed out by passing backwards, even on occasion as far back as Jack Hamiton. An even game as both teams were poor. Surely we can play better than that?

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We could still be playing and we wouldn't have scored. That's 4 league games without a goal, and we didn't look remotely like it today. 

3 wins in our 25 league games of 2021. 18 goals in those games. 

Recent form looks bleak, and it matches our long term form. Gus has a tough job, we're not a club in a strong position, but we've shown nothing on the pitch to suggest that he's improved the situation since arriving. 

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5 minutes ago, SpoonTon said:

We could still be playing and we wouldn't have scored. That's 4 league games without a goal, and we didn't look remotely like it today. 

3 wins in our 25 league games of 2021. 18 goals in those games. 

Recent form looks bleak, and it matches our long term form. Gus has a tough job, we're not a club in a strong position, but we've shown nothing on the pitch to suggest that he's improved the situation since arriving. 

That is why giving him a 2 year deal was crazy.

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I thought we were crying out for Knowles yesterday to come on and try to get in behind their carthorses at the back.

The football on display is incredibly below par, but how many fucking times did we punt it to the far left for Fjortoft to collect easily every single time??

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MCT’s recent update invited questions or concerns we’d like passed on. I’ve asked why we’re not playing to our players strengths, bypassing the midfield that includes recent good quality signings. As it’s neither pleasing to watch or effective in terms of results, why are we adopting these tactics?

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1 hour ago, DreamOakTree said:

MCT’s recent update invited questions or concerns we’d like passed on. I’ve asked why we’re not playing to our players strengths, bypassing the midfield that includes recent good quality signings. As it’s neither pleasing to watch or effective in terms of results, why are we adopting these tactics?

I'd be interested to know who's responsible for football decisions at the club - the general manager, the full board or just Gordon Ritchie who seems like he's got a bit more influence. Either way there's not much football experience feeding into it. At least the last couple of CEOs had that (although clearly that's not always an indicator of success). 

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So incredibly poor. McLean nearly costing us giving the ball away stupidly very late on, he is going to start costing us a lot more points in this league.


When your bringing on Cammy Blues to just run up and down the park doing his best ghost impression then you know we aren’t taking anything from that game. 
 

The constant long ball game has got to stop aswell. I hoped we might have seen the last of it when McGinty left but that tactic is still stinking the place out. 
 

It’s all in all very worrying. I think McEntee will do us a turn though which is good, bit naive jumping in early on in the game but eased into the game as it went on. Ledger needs to come in for McLean 🙏🏻

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We should go to a back four with McLean dropping out. Lithgow played well and should be able to form a good partnership with McEntee: add Ledger and Strapp and there's the foundation of a decent team there. Hamilton has not let anyone down so far either.

The big issue is working out how the midfield and attack should look but having one fewer defender just shelling the ball away under pressure should in itself make us less turgid. 

The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

 

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are

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Allan has been disappointing so far. Lyon at least looks to be getting back to form. However the midfield won’t work if they are missed out due to the painful long ball every time. Ugwu looked poor but maybe not fully fit. Reilly hasn’t really done much so far. However the real problem is in the dugout.

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21 hours ago, standman said:

I don’t think Salkeld deserved the barracking yesterday.

He has limited ability but doesn’t do anything to warrant what he got yesterday.

Why not just ignore him ?

 

 

 

Where's the fun in that, we have to have something entertaining to do when the football is guff.

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Hamilton

Ledger - McEntee - Lithgow - Strapp

Oksanen - Jacobs - Lyon (still unsure)

Allan/Oliver

Reilly - Ugwu 

I believe this is our strongest team. For what it's worth, I think we are better with Oliver in the side. He likes to get on the ball and move it forward, which none of our players were willing to do on Saturday.

The midfield is incredibly slow, I don't think I've ever seen Reece Lyon run?

The lack of Knowles is worrying to me, seemed prolific previously, albeit at a lower level, and seems to have some pace about him - akin to Alex Samuels.

However, is we persist with GusBaw then forget it. Just call it a day.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 9/26/2021 at 2:14 PM, standman said:

I don’t think Salkeld deserved the barracking yesterday.

He has limited ability but doesn’t do anything to warrant what he got yesterday.

Why not just ignore him ?

 

 

 

I agree.  A pretty innofensive guy tbh.  Pointless berating him.

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He's looked okay whenever I've seen him as well. No worse than anyone else in the attacking third. 

Good people will do good things, bad people will do bad things, but only with religion do good people do bad things!

 

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