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  1. (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
    7 points
  2. 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.
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  3. People can learn from mistakes and reform. A lot of behavior is based on how they've been treated growing up and everyone deserves a deco d chance. That said, the issue with Lithgow is the lack of remorse in his interviews.
    2 points
  4. What happened to Norris after his crimes became public knowledge? Did he leave to go onto pastures new and a role that was more to his liking and for the benefit of his career? Or did he leave in disgrace because of the severity of his crime, either sacked or forced to resign? I can't say for certain which one it is, but I can hazard a guess. Like it or not, a criminal record affects a person's employment prospects for the rest of their days, and the Disclosure system in this country treats certain crimes far more seriously than others. Nobody's condoning the actions of Williams at the ti
    2 points
  5. Yeah, he really doesn't come across well in that interview at all. (About the incident, that is. The footballing stuff is just boilerplate.) It's obviously a serious crime and it can be traumatic to the women victimized, there is no question about that. Nonetheless, it was over a decade ago and he hasn't reoffended. So for that reason I'm not particularly angry about this signing.
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  6. The final installment of Russell Gordon's extended season review is now live!
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  7. The title of the post onto r/ScottishFootball about this signing was titled “Greenock Morton have signed convicted sex offender, Alan Lithgow” We can all have our opinions of punishment and reforming etc but this shows an example of how other fans view this and I’m sure it’s something we would have all rather not have associated with our club
    1 point
  8. There would have been Social Work reports done pre sentencing which would have been taken into account by the sentencing Sheriff. If there had been no remorse then I'm sure he'd have been given a stiffer (excuse the pun) sentence than community service.
    1 point
  9. That's a bold statement by MCT, to make Lithgow their first new signing. Putting his past transgressions to one side, I have misgivings about offering a two-year deal to a 33+ year-old player.
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  10. A few on twitter are saying we are going to be signing Steven McGinn on a free. That would be a great signing - hope it is true. On Lithgow, it is a difficult one. On the pitch, if he stays fit, then he will be a great signing. But his past means it isn't a signing I am overly keen on. Plus a two year deal seems quite risky.
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  11. Notwithstanding his previous, giving a 2 year contact to an injury prone 33 year old is madness.
    1 point
  12. I think more people need to read this. They're not the words of someone who is sorry or remorseful. Think you've nailed it. I've been wrestling with it in my mind but, ultimately, he's not for me.
    1 point
  13. I'm not really keen on the signing instinctively, but it's fair to remember this was 14 years ago. People can change dramatically in that time period - particularly from essentially a horny wee guy to a grown man. It certainly doesn't excuse the behaviour, to be clear. It does show a great strength of character to come back from that - I don't think I'd leave the hoose, never mind continue as a pro footballer - so in an odd kind of way it could be beneficial in the dressing room. I do wonder though what his teammates will make of it, particularly those with wives and children. In ter
    1 point
  14. I think this would hold more water if he hadn't previously been hounded out of Cappielow. If it was unacceptable to sign him first time round, it's not acceptable now and it's a pretty awful look for the club. If he was going elsewhere there'd be an argument for "fresh starts" or whatever, but with Morton that's not really a possibility: the main message here is that a Community ownership is far less bothered about having sex offenders on the books than the previous regime.
    1 point
  15. Another entertaining and insightful assessment Russell
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  16. Can we have some more please?
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  17. Solid signing for this level. Bit of baggage...
    -1 points
  18. That's going to be somewhat controversial... I don't mind personally.I'd take Goodwillie up front in a heartbeat too. If it takes a team full of wrong 'uns to move us on, so be it. 2 year deal for a 33 year old is a worry though for me.
    -1 points
  19. As I believe in rehabilitation, I am willing to give Lithgow the benefit of the doubt especially as he has not re-offended since 2007. It's not as if Morton is a club for angels. In relatively recent times we had Alex Williams who had a conviction for assault with a golf club, and a Commercial Manager who was accessing inappropriate material on his laptop. I am sure it was a difficult decision for the Board and MCT but we are where we are and I hope Lithgow is a success at Morton.
    -1 points
  20. Baines, hayes,Holmes,Anderson orr,etc etc
    -3 points


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