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  1. I know our game against them at Cappielow’s been moved for the telly anyway, but I’d happily see us playing those fuckers at 7am on a Thursday morning as long as it got right under the skin of that jug-eared little prick Billy Dodds.
    9 points
  2. You said that we have "seriously regressed" as a club since fan ownership. You can only regress from the previous situation. Compare our situation now (pish) to December 2020 or so (completely alarming, existential crisis and rank rotten on the park as well) and that's simply not true. One arguable backward step would be scrapping the development squad. But in the bigger picture, GMFC is in better hands and with a wider set of partners (see the Dalrada deal) than anything on offer in the late Rae era. That doesn't mean all current board decisions are correct by any means and there should always be critical scrutiny, but to say we've gone significantly backwards only underlines how quickly people seem to have forgotten the absolutely fucking dire state we were in less than two years ago. It's quite possible that we'll tumble down a division. Frankly, it seems merited given our turgid performances for years and our failure to bite the bullet and end this pointless insistence on full-time jobber football. But what really matters is that a setback on the park is unlikely to literally kill the club in the way that it would have done had £2 million of debt been on the table or we had the stadium taken away from under us.
    6 points
  3. Kabia shouldn't play another minute for the club. A total impostor.
    6 points
  4. AGM is currently taking place. I took notes for the part I could attend. I arrived five minutes late on the Zoom call and had to drop off at 7:45pm UK time as I have a meeting starting in 15 minutes that I need to print some things for. So these notes are unedited and messy. Highlights are: Four of the five candidates for MCT Board were elected, namely Brian Gillan, Jon Keen, David McCluskey, and Graham McLennan. The unlucky candidate who did not make it was Jim McEleny. All nine of the items proposed for adjusting the MCT Articles of Association passed with huge majorities. There are director introductions and a Q&A still to follow; hopefully someone else is taking notes for those. Here follow my unedited notes. Where things are written in the first person, that is the person named talking, not me.
    6 points
  5. What an embarrassment. The first touch of every single player is appalling. This is Imrie's team and he's made a rip-roaring cunt of it. Defence and Schwake can't cope with any sort of ball into the box. I suddenly realise why Gillespie has been dithering around in the bottom divisions for years - he's garbage. Blues is a non event. Just doesn't do anything. Grimshaw is arguably worse. Kabia I thought did well in the first 30 minutes running the channels but did fuck all after that. Muirhead was Muirhead. League is split into two already which was to be expected but I didn't expect we would be this bad. 3 outfield players on the bench in October FFS! 5 months to find a striker and he hasn't. Not buying this line that there's nothing out there. That's the whole fucking point of a manager - to go and find someone. We're just not very good.
    3 points
  6. In what ways exactly? Were you living under a rock back in December 2020, when the club was both circling the drain as a viable business and a total fucking nick on the park at the same time? Today's result is absolutely abject and unacceptable. Heads should start rolling in the dressing room and if that doesn't work then things will naturally progress further. But this gaslighting of the 'good old days' of Golden Casket running the club into the ground through sheer indifference is equally risible.
    3 points
  7. Its gross negligence that we are sitting here on the 30th of Sept with no real striking options, regardless if he brings in a ringer or two today( looking less likely as the clock ticks by) Should have been sorted weeks, if not months ago.
    3 points
  8. Don't really get the people saying he's a liability etc. He's never had a red card in his career before this season and two of the three he's had this season have been undeserved. Not sure if it's just a Quitongo thing with some fans, as if some other players had been wrongfully sent off two games in a row you'd think they'd be raging at the officials rather than the player.
    3 points
  9. I'm not president of the Jai Quitongo fan club, but it clearly wasn't his decisions that cost us today. If he was part of a genuine set of forwards rather than the jokers we fielded today then we'd do well from his contribution. The degree to which we're relying on him to do something in order to create chances is alarming. But that's a Kabia and Muirhead problem - and a petulant red card doesn't change that.
    3 points
  10. If we fuck this up you better be mailing your severed head to Sinclair street.
    2 points
  11. What's disappointed me the most this season is how the team have totally changed their approach and style under Dougie. When he came in we were horrible to play against. Pressing all over the pitch, in your face and there was an intensity and drive. It seemed to tail off once we secured our league status and unfortunately it's carried forward into this season. With the personnel we have ( once all available) perhaps its worth considering returning to a 5-3-2. Make us hard to beat again and difficult to play against. That could look like: Schwake Pignatello lithgow O'connor baird strapp Gillespie Crawford grimshaw Quitongo Muirhead The obvious weakness again is the lack of creativity and goals.
    2 points
  12. No I agree with you. I meant get them back and set us up with the back five again to make us hard to beat. These tactics aren't working with the players we have and no matter what squad members are chosen to play still nothing is going to change in terms of performance. Back five with two guys winning every header and try and shitfest and bully our way to safety seems like the best option at this point, at least until January.
    2 points
  13. Arbroath went into the summer with more money available to offer players than ever before in their club's history and a manager who is both highly experienced in the transfer window and has snaked hotshot forwards from Livingston on a regular basis in recent years. Go to their thread on P and B and check out their thoughts on not getting a striker this summer. Their tantrums could be copy and pasted with yours right now. If the same issue is affecting (at least) two totally different club/management structures at the same level, then the problem is with the market and not the individual.
    2 points
  14. Well he wasn't "recently released by Clyde" at all, which rather undermines 'GreenockPics' impressive ITK status within Scottish football.
    2 points
  15. Quitongo is too often a petulant man-child unwilling or unable to wise up in how he plays, reacts and inter-acts with officials. His disciplinary record this season is dreadful and to blame it all on big bad referees is bordering on OF hysteria. Yes some of his cards have been harsh but Quitongo constantly puts himself in a position unlikely to garner any sympathy with the officials.
    2 points
  16. Jai hadn’t had a red card until this season and then like buses…
    2 points
  17. Wonder who's getting sent off in the penalty shoot out.
    2 points
  18. Quitongo needs to be smarter and stop getting involved in these type of situation where he's being sent off. Getting a reputation now and officials will be watching for him
    2 points
  19. Schwake's looked much better this half. Quietly confident.
    2 points
  20. Aye you're tight, he should have told the 5 year old to fuck off.. .
    2 points
  21. Lol wut He was actually playing right side of the world's most shan attacking trident, as usual. Which is supposedly his most effective position. At no point has he been played as a lone forward this season. And he was a garbage waste of a jersey as usual. I am sick to fucking death of all these pathetic excuses being pulled out for players who are simply not good enough for this level. Muirhead is a no. 9 who has scored 4 Championship goals in four fucking seasons. Giving him a new contract in the summer- and all the justifications for doing so - is precisely why we can't have a proper football team right now. Blues should also have been binned. We deserve everything we get for not being ruthless when it was required.
    2 points
  22. Embarrassing from start to finish. The invisible man Blues getting 89 minutes to be replaced by a guy who touched the ball more and scored in about 4 minutes he was on the pitch. Get him benched. Muirhead shite. King's worst game of the season. Gillespie was rubbish. Baird was shite. Grimshaw was shite although I'll let him off this time as seems he's not kicked a ball in months. Imrie's got a lot of work to do and he's not short of criticism either. Wrong team selection in the first place, his love for Blues, his baffling decision to let Lyon and Garrity go on loan when you can't even fill a bench. He's got his retained players all wrong giving 2 year deals to Blues and Muirhead, he's signed some guff and he has been unable to get a half decent centre forward in the door for the last 4 months. Next week I'd genuinely get Lithgow up top. Wins every header and at least causes some bother. Better than anything else we've got.
    2 points
  23. Very happy with that signing. Central midfield is his best position and King was our only cover there but is also currently first choice left back, with Jacobs & Lyon out on loan. McGrattan can obviously play as the most advanced of a three but we had no cover for playing any deeper, so he's surely here to play in midfield. A first choice three of Gillespie, Grimshaw and Crawford is a significant upgrade on where we were a few weeks ago, then we've King, Blues and McGrattan as cover for them. Maybe he will play right back at times but there's no way Pignatiello should be getting dropped.
    2 points
  24. Welcome aboard Liam, do you have any mates who play up front?
    2 points
  25. Counterpoint: Dick 'dick' Campbell has just got yet another bee in his bunnet about The Famous and thinks that it's 2004 and we're signing Chris Templeman from his outfit. The last 48 hours couldn't have happened to a more deserving, Sash-singing fud of a 'character' in Scottish football.
    2 points
  26. This has genuinely been good. Firstly the players are clearly out to prove a point, Kabia and Muirhead are running themselves into the ground, but more importantly than the workrate or mentality they're actually playing well. Kabia has taken confidence from the goal and looks threatening, the pressing is working with Crawford covering a ridiculous amount of ground, that press unsettling their midfield is allowing ours to dictate the game. There've been a couple of hairy moments defending crosses but we're well worth the lead and it could be more.
    1 point
  27. This ^^^^^^^ Couldn't agree more. It's like somebody tipped a bucket of water on the fire.
    1 point
  28. Alternatively, I would suggest the most serious misstep the club made this summer was offering contracts to just about every squad member from last season. To compound it we then started doling out two-year deals. The end result is we are circling the drain yet again and going forward it is difficult to see how things improve. Imrie still has plenty in the bank but has questions to answer as this is his squad featuring players who appear in the starting line-up regardless of performance. As for a striker we were asked to be patient and wait for the loan market to open up only to now be told nobody is available and we have to potentially wait until January. With the lack of creativity and goals in the squad can we really wait until next year?
    1 point
  29. What annoys me is he let 2 go out on loan just before end of the transfer window and look what happens we have only 4 on the bench today.
    1 point
  30. Dropping McGrattan and McGregor for Blues and Kabia is criminal. We looked far more dangerous against Ayr with the young lads on both wings. Kabia and Blues have done absolutely fuck all to merit a place in the starting 11 today. Dougie can’t keep this up this patter of picking his favourites. Embarrassing.
    1 point
  31. Is today the last day we can get players in? If Imrie doesn't then it's gross negligence going in with a suspended Quitongo and Muirhead as your only strikers for the next 3 months at least. We'd as well going with that foreign striker they were talking about a few months ago but didn't want to wait on the permit....
    1 point
  32. He's also picked up 4 yellow cards already this season - which were mostly and quite clearly for picking fights with opposition players or arguing with the referee. Indeed he was needlessly booked earlier in Saturday's game which put him on a tightrope for any later decision in the game.
    1 point
  33. What an appalling referee. Remember him from earlier in the season and he's still a fucking useless donkey.
    1 point
  34. Referee's got it in for Quitongo. They're desperate to get him sent off. Embarrassing decision once again from that wee donkey in the middle.
    1 point
  35. Aye same. Cheering from some Morton fans assuming it was their player...
    1 point
  36. Genuinely didn't see why Jai was sent off there and not the other guy. Couldn't make it out.
    1 point
  37. He was raging with himself when he came off. If there's a wee guy wanting a picture and he obliges that's the least of our worries and not really something that he can be criticised for.
    1 point
  38. Quitongo is our only threat. Any goal scoring opportunity, any chance comes through him. He is not the problem, it's the utter dung playing with him. Of course being a threat is not good enough but if we had someone decent playing alongside him then I think we'd be fine. Dare I say a Gozie Ugwu type would be a perfect fit for Quitongo. He's probably the only pass signing from Imrie this season.
    1 point
  39. That was a fucking shambles and possibly our worst performance under Dougie. If he wants to turn Cappielow into a fortress then there's some amount of work to do. Can't understand why he dropped pignatello for Grimshaw. If Grimshaw was going to start then he had to go onto midfield in place of blues. Only player I'd give pass marks to would be Crawford who didn't stop and tried to at least make things happen. It's clear to see but we need some sort of attacking reinforcements as we cannot depend on Quitongo's workrate and daft decisions. Kabia and Muirhead have done nothing to merit a place in that starting 11. It's now up to Dougie to sort this shit out.
    1 point
  40. Disbanding the Development Team is absolutely the correct decision. As you say, if we have players who have outgrown the U18s but aren't ready for the first team then we can pick a suitable level of the pyramid to loan them out to. Not only, in my opinion, is it more beneficial to players, but it saves us circa £100,000 a year. It's a no brainer.
    1 point
  41. I think I can forecast with some confidence that you will not be receiving a Christmas Card from Capitanus this year.
    1 point
  42. 1 point
  43. He hasn't shown it for a long long time though and to his credit, Blues has improved, scored goals and works his arse off for 90 minutes. Need more than just ability to make it at this level and clearly Lyon is missing something in his game right now. Lets hope he finds it as I'm sure we would love to see him back in the team.
    1 point
  44. https://www.gmfc.net/tontv-livestream-update-2/
    1 point
  45. Bear in mind though that I’m a bit younger than you, so he’s probably got a bit more cash in the bank from yourself. My memory of Turner is a player who chose to sign for St. Mirren over Morton around 1997, was roundly jeered every derby day. I simply don’t have the same positive memories you have of him. That said, he’s in a similar position to Tidser, who also knocked us back for a club “on the list”. Both are of course unlike Bachirou as they weren’t contracted to Morton, and are entitled to seek whatever employment they want, but having done so, I’d like to think they’d understand that they give up little niceties like turning up at hospitality, getting wines and dined and applauding the Cowshed. I didn’t applaud Turner, wouldn’t applaud Tidser and would hope Bachirou is run out of town.
    1 point


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