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  1. Couple of points there in bold. 1) You really think Morton can't get 500 fans through the gate - admittedly following distanced protocols - to try to overturn a 2-0 deficit? 2) I don't care and nor should any regular paying customer off the street. If the club is selling tickets there shouldn't be someone outside going on about what a favor they're doing them. It's just a bad look. If it's a concern for the medium-term viability of the club to keep doing this indefinitely, then that's definitely a discussion to be had among the Board and, if needed, the MCT membership. But to sa
    13 points
  2. I think you're being a bit too proud for your own good there, to be honest. The rules are strong, and are very general so look especially strong when you're out in the open like in the WDE, but what choice does the club have but to enforce them? The club would be silly to be shown to openly allow fans not to follow the rules, especially in the first game back with fans. I have to wear a mask every day when I do the school runs. It's completely unnecessary, I don't come anywhere near anyone else most of the time, but who cares? It's no skin off my nose. I could make a stand on princ
    12 points
  3. No, you're still free to post in the forum.
    11 points
  4. (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 trepidation about what lay ahead. With Cove Rangers playing Airdrieonians in the other tie about 40
    10 points
  5. (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 January as an opportunity to create a bit of a gap between ourselves and the league's bottom feeder
    8 points
  6. (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 most eventful and downright catastrophic seasons in the history of a club that does eventful and catas
    8 points
  7. The mask would have spared everyone else from seeing the horrific injury you inflicted on yourself when you cut your nose off to spite your face.
    7 points
  8. MCT have credit in the bank, just as the Raes were afforded in the first few years of their tenure, but taking fans (and their money) for granted quickly loses you respect. Fans aren't stupid, as much as they would like to believe. The culture of contempt and the 'we're doing you a favour' attitude has to change within the club. MCT stepped up to the plate and took the mantle of responsibility, so they will become more accountable in the coming weeks/months. Positive fan engagement will get them off to a good start. Accentuating the negative aspects won't.
    7 points
  9. At the very least I think people connected with the club need to be told to put a brave face on things when dealing with the general public. I don't doubt that putting on a game for spectators at short notice, with a lot of very strict COVID guidance going on, is a challenge. It seems questionable whether it's enough of a challenge to outbalance at least £7,500 of gross receipts, but the cost-benefit analysis is a fair one to make. But it's an analysis to be made at board level and, if needed, among MCT members via appropriate channels. Not just thrown out into the wind. A bunch of people
    7 points
  10. Your clearly fishing and had a few bites. I have to be honest though your just coming across as a tedious cunt.
    6 points
  11. I was trying to be polite but aye, this is the size of it. It's the day the club advertised as launch day. They said that Cappielow was open 9 to 5. Therefore, Cappielow should be open 9 to 5. Workers deserve breaks, absolutely, and they should get them. (I don't personally eat "lunch" - it's a rubbish, made-up meal - but I can use my lunch breaks for all manner of things. For example, today I got my car washed. Fucking sparkling, it is, as well it might be at $14.) But for the first day back for your biggest income driver of the year... maybe pack a fucking sandwich and be there for the adver
    6 points
  12. Also, US Federal tax returns have an optional field where you can donate to the government. Such a field is as welcome there as it would be on a season ticket form. People 'donating' to a limited company want their head checked. MCT membership brings with it (indirect) partial ownership of a football club, among other benefits. They didn't ask for money for nothing - it was always about how to give the fans a voice and a real stake in the club. I'm glad they didn't go down the donation road. It's tinpot as fuck and frankly it's unethical for Dunfermline to be selling an expensive service and a
    6 points
  13. Good thing we got that all-important "fringe player on buttons" signing locked down. That's one you need to make early, competition is so fierce for the key role of shan, benchwarmer. This is a crap renewal with no redeeming features. He should have been one of the first released, if not the first. We're supposed to be building a lean squad of experienced pros augmented by our own youth products. That means fourth or fifth choice in midfield should be a young player, not a guy who's now four years into proving himself nowhere near enough. Can someone post "well who would you have s
    6 points
  14. We keep hearing about how Oliver needs this or that or should be used this way or that way, all of which masks the fact that he's an more often than not a totally ineffective player. He's certainly got some qualities and has a nice touch etc, but ultimately he neither scores anywhere close to an acceptable number of goals nor is he massively creative. If he was brought in fresh you could say he's a decent squad player, but when he's been here long enough it's just paying a wage to somebody who hasn't earned an extension.
    6 points
  15. Morton’s club badge is beautiful. There are so many things needing changed around the place, but the badge isn’t one of them. It’s a perfect balance between modern and traditional, having been tarted up a few times down the years. There’s absolutely no need to change one of the few things they’ve got right. Look at the mess the likes of Arsenal have made of their badge.
    6 points
  16. What is this shite? Morton vs Airdrie and the half time is full of utter drivel from Partick Thistle!?! Fuck off BBC. No we don't. Next.
    6 points
  17. This is the kind of fkn moron mct need to get emptied from the club. Fkn idiots constant negativity always the fans fault n poor liitle morton doing us a favour etc. Hopefully people like him are emptied as quickly as the majority playing squad on Saturday morning regardless of the result.
    6 points
  18. We don’t even have hot running water in the fucking bogs.
    5 points
  19. The lunch break thing is a nonsense. Your season tickets have just been released, if you market the things properly, you can expect a rush on the first day. Get extra bodies in and stagger break times so that the folk who are happy to give you the thick end of £300 are catered for. This sort of carry on just goes to show how lacking in customer focus the club is. Work things round the paying punter, it’s not rocket science. It smacks of slapping an iron on badge on a blue and white £9.99 Nike top and trying to fleece the fans for £40, or telling folk you only have Sinclair Street tic
    5 points
  20. What’s bothering me at the moment it is the uncertainty as to who is making decisions and the lack of accountability for those decisions. I get that we’re in that difficult period when the ownership’s being handed over and we also have to assemble a competitive squad ahead of the new season, but particularly when the club makes such a controversial first signing of the new era, for nobody to put their head above the parapet and answer difficult questions doesn’t show our prospective new directors, whoever they may be, in a good light. Who is signing off the new contracts and signings, and
    5 points
  21. Given we're at the point of making signings and offering 2 years deals I think it's about time we know who will be running the show at Morton on an individual basis. I know the handover hasn't officially happened but our money is being spent and we don't know who is deciding how and where to spend it.
    5 points
  22. No such thing as an ex sex offender- you’re either a sex offender or you aren’t.
    5 points
  23. One of the selling points for membership is to get stuff like that - discounts and so on. Makes perfect sense to me.
    5 points
  24. This is becoming a joke. Muirhead had one good game in two years.
    5 points
  25. Whatever he’s getting paid is irrelevant, he’s spent the last two seasons being utter shite and shouldn’t be rewarded with yet another contract. I made this point in relation to McPherson being kept on, but it’s worth repeating and has been true for a long time: the complete and utter lack of any kind of standards or basic expectations at Morton are as big a part of our constant failures as anything. Even the minimal demands for a Championship struggler should dictate that players like Blues get punted, if we’re ever going to achieve anything we need to have far more pride in the jersey
    5 points
  26. If he has the correct partner playing off him in the mould of someone like Quitongo he could be brilliant again for us. He excels at holding the ball up but needs someone with real power and base up top with him.
    5 points
  27. 1) Once the takeover deal was ratified by its members, MCT should have started/accelerated a review of the future structure of the club - with hybrid full/part time making far more sense than 'what the Raes did, but better'. 2) This opens up a much more promising choice of manager - Stewart Petrie - who is still inexplicably in charge of Montrose. By running with a hybrid model, GMFC does not need to ask Petrie to give up his job out of football. He could run the same full squad sessions as he does at Montrose, while an assistant coach takes the full-time players during the rest of the we
    5 points
  28. If we did would you want a vote on how we were to travel over said border?
    5 points
  29. The point about them leaving the juniors behind shouldn't be understated. Most of them are in the pyramid now, but it was initially mocked by the likes of Auchinleck Talbot- it needed someone to take the jump and Kelty were that club. I visited two and a half years ago for a reserve game against Dunfermline, pretty much so Nach0 could fire me from a cannon into a brick wall, but I was quite impressed with the set up. The social club/hospitality lounges were closed at the time but whilst inside the club grounds were in a separate building and looked to have a pretty significant capacity. I
    5 points
  30. Can I ask who the “blazer” or “fkn moron” was? Apart from a couple of them I don’t actually know any of the MCT guys beyond a profile picture on the website. I find it astonishing that anyone would think this game wouldn’t at least incur serious costs- the first game or so that just about everyone has will run at a loss because of the extra precautions that have to be put in place coupled with the reduced crowds. If anything, they should maybe be grateful that a wee spin off from the club’s utter fucking ineptitude over the last 7-8 months has provided them with a pilot game a couple of m
    5 points
  31. They must have conveniently forgotten that Diamond Dave was busy flogging season tickets this season with the claim that the lucky recipients would get first dibs on the return of fans in grounds from January if not earlier. They're lucky that people are not banging at the gates demanding a refund for that, never mind gurning about the costs of a playoff that we wouldn't fucking be in anyway if the club wasn't a raging binfire all season long. Next season is the time to make a case with the rest of the SPFL to launch these stupid restrictions into the sun.
    5 points
  32. More than likely toeing the party line. Never the less a clean sweep behind the scenes is needed just as much as on the park. Time to be utterly ruthless or we will never get anywhere near resembling a professional football club.
    5 points
  33. While I sympathise with Gus, over the shitshow he inherited, on just about every measure the man has demonstrated he should be binned at the end of the season. The results have not improved, he continues to baffle with his selections, the performances are dire and he too often talks partonising nonsense. We may escape the drop this season but unless there is a clear-out of the dross which includes the current management we are simply delaying the inevitable.
    5 points
  34. Really that's good for the managers mate. I don't know anyone on here and generally call it as i read it if there's a green dot/red dot that's absolutely fine not everyone will agree thats just life. But having seen your reply to my post I'd say most people on here think you are a cunt and I'd have to agree now after your bawbag comment.
    4 points
  35. Realised the grass isn't always greener.
    4 points
  36. Didn't expect an MCT member discount to be something that someone complained about if I'm honest. Seems an easy decision on the clubs part. Reward fans who's money you need to keep the club going and also incentivise new people to sign up who were maybe on the fence or weren't planning on.
    4 points
  37. That is a salient point that renders my original post bin worthy. You’re right and all, I’m really just trying to avoid more my more natural position of miserable pessimism in all walks of life for a wee change. I find myself defeated, however. Which is a wee shame.
    4 points
  38. This is exactly what was coming down the chute all along by heroically!!!111!!! securing our league status weeks after the rest of the league. A sense of panic and instability leading to a mediocre management team being 'rewarded' out of compromise, who then hand out new deals to players who are simply not good enough. Meet the new regime, same mistakes and short-term diddy thinking as the old one.
    4 points
  39. That’s an absolutely deplorable analogy. Addiction and noncing are not in any way shape or form comparable.
    4 points
  40. Not for the first time either, Gordon.
    4 points
  41. You're at the wind up and if you're not then stay off the sauce.
    4 points
  42. The Tele reported McGinty was offered a new deal, I'm assuming they don't get their info from Ayr forums. McPherson absolutely did perform badly. We won one game and finished 9th in the league behind Arbroath ffs, we had two games against them and Alloa to secure 8th or above and failed to win either with utterly timid, gutless performances which saw us playing with two holding midfielders and Sean McGinty at left-back. We were absolutely fuckin shite, the only reason getting through the play-offs seems like an achievement is because we were so catastrophically bad that nobody had much fa
    4 points
  43. I am willing to give them a chance to build their own team and see how it goes before being negative.
    4 points
  44. A two year deal, meaning significant pay-offs when they inevitably get punter in January. Getting through the play-offs shouldn’t cover up the fact that we were absolutely shite under McPherson and it’s utterly depressing he’s been rewarded with a two year contract for it.
    4 points
  45. You go to the MCT website instead of posting here to make sure everyone knows about your generosity.
    4 points
  46. And then apparently he started flapping his gums about season tickets and being "told" that fans would be back in October. If he's a mate of yours, fine, none of this is an absolutely huge deal, but is it too much to ask that when people take time off to buy tickets there's not an MCT founder standing there discussing whether or not they should even be on sale? You said it yourself: "He also confirmed that it would have been much cheaper, and far less work to run the game with no fans." 'Confirmed'? It's axiomatically less work not to have the fans in. It's axiomatically cheaper and
    4 points
  47. It's a bit like when people got Skyrim to run on a calculator.
    4 points
  48. We should be told to fuck off and use one of our available, registered goalkeepers.
    4 points


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