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  1. The players dug deep and I hope they understand the support is 100% behind them. They're stuck in the middle of a shitstorm and their reaction at full time spoke volumes. No issue with them at all this season, they've been let down by those higher up.
    19 points
  2. So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye... by Russell Gordon Dave MacKinnon (Photo- The Scottish Sun) So, after twenty eventful months, Dave MacKinnon's tenure as Chief Executive of Morton is now coming to an end, somewhat acrimoniously some might say. After Warren Hawke's spell in office ended with the JJ/Charlie Telfer soap opera being played out in front of the national media on the day Falkirk were emptied into League One (stop laughing at the back, there), Crawford Rae looked towards his old friend; former Rangers and Arsenal defender, and ex-Dun
    15 points
  3. (Photo- Gary Bradley) Jim McAlister- A Tribute by Russell Gordon After penning my thoughts on the erstwhile Morton Chief Executive Dave MacKinnon's departure on Thursday I had hoped that one day I'd be able to write more fondly of someone departing Morton for pastures new. I didn't expect to be doing so only a few of days later, though. Whilst there remains a number of questions to be answered in relation to the shock announcement, those questions are for another day. After 342 starts, 19 substitute appearances, 23 goals, 8 yellow cards
    14 points
  4. I didn’t know home clubs had the authority to prevent their opponents providing radio commentary for games too. If we didn’t block Hearts doing this for the December game we definitely should next month. We’ll be unlikely to gain much from it but if it fucks them over after their behaviour in the summer it gets my vote.
    13 points
  5. Compare day one of Golden Casket owning Morton to day one of MCT owning Morton under Golden Casket's proposed takeover options. They want GMFC to go into 21/22 either saddled with an insane amount of a debt or stripped of all assets, neither of which were the case in 01/02. The singular, sole aspect where they could even attempt to argue they were leaving the club in a better position than they found it was in being a second tier club rather than a third tier club. An utterly pathetic return for 20 years and a whole lot of money on a bonfire, but that's all they had to cling to. However t
    13 points
  6. Kafka's head would be spinning at this. You're arguing that these proposals are designed to 'shield the stadium from creditors' when they consist of either the stadium being used as security for a debt to a creditor, or just directly giving the stadium to a creditor. Why are you utterly convinced that Golden Casket only have good intentions towards the club and can be viewed as a neutral or even benevolent third party protecting us from malicious ones? They are the creditor that the stadium needs to be shielded from.
    13 points
  7. Thomas O'Ware player/manager at 27 year auld cos he does a bit of shouting. Give me strength.
    12 points
  8. Before getting into the lengthy wrongs and wrongs of this on GC's part, on a simple matter of fact, why are they talking about £2M being the figure of debt? As I understood it the debt was £2.5M when MCT first entered into the agreement for a 15% stake, we've since had £1M of debt written off, and each time a further £100K is delivered a further £500K will be written off? Either £1M of debt was never written off, in which case we were lied to, or it was but the club has somehow been run at such a colossal loss (with GC covering the shortfall) over the time since MCT first made the debt cancell
    12 points
  9. Well this statement is not ageing particularly well, given that in spite of receiving a £500k taxpayer's grant for literally fuck-all, the current custodians of GMFC have in the following six weeks: - not replaced the manager - not replaced the overall coaching staff like for like - not replaced the goalkeeper coach - not signed a backup goalkeeper - not signed any cunt else - now have a vacant chief executive post All in all, GMFC have now achieved the six staff cuts that they were looking for in January. So what specifically makes this 'run a stupid wee bar
    12 points
  10. He hasn’t, he’s moved to Dundee.
    12 points
  11. Where’s Dave MacKinnon? After spending last week e-mailing Hearts fans to reassure them that we shouldn’t be on their naughty list, now the shit’s properly hit the fan, he’s nowhere to be seen. Surely as the CEO he should have been Hopkin’s Line Manager? I get that you have to allow your manager to make his own mistakes, but he’s been allowed to create such an unbalanced squad without a second choice goalkeeper on MacKinnon’s watch. At what point did the alarm bells start ringing for MacKinnon here? If there was no further money available to bring in a keeper, MacKinnon should’ve been all
    12 points
  12. That's a belter even by this forums standards. I suppose it's the fans fault that our club is a running joke amongst players in Scottish football thanks to how it's run. I suppose it's the fans fault that our last three managers have walked out on us in humiliating circumstances due to refusing to work under conditions set by our glorious leader, and it's worth noting that if the Alexander Easdale scenario was true then in every single one of those instances Crawford Rae swiped away previously agreed conditions from under those managers feet that left them with no choice but to leav
    11 points
  13. I was looking forward to finding out how the club could manage to make things the big bad Morton fans fault when none of us are even allowed in the fucking ground, but I see we've made it there after two league games. Sterling work.
    11 points
  14. The £18.50 pricing shouldn’t be the main factor in folk deciding whether or not to buy the stream for tomorrow’s game- rather the point that Hearts are an appalling football club, ran and supported by bullies who have tried to throw their weight around by crying victim and shouting boycott at any club who did the right thing over the summer. Yes, the stream is extortionate, but if it cost a fiver, it would’ve been a fiver more than that rancid club would’ve deserved from any of us.
    10 points
  15. Not the best game. But all we should be concerned about is ourselves. That's us another point towards staying in this league we looked solid enough at the back created next to nothing on a poor park. Just get through the season fresh start and move forward hopefully as one. As for Jonathan sutherland if you didny enjoy it get yourself to fuck
    10 points
  16. Partick Thistle (surely 'Partick Thistle Family Club'? - Ed.) wants to put on record its support for any measures the Scottish Government puts in place to stop the spread of Covid-19. In the current pandemic, the priority must be on saving lives and protecting the NHS. But for us as a club, today’s news that all football below the Championship has been shut down is the culmination of a series of circumstances that we, as a board, foretold last April and have fought to avoid ever since. Once demoted(emphasis mine - lol wut you were fucking relegated mate), we fought for a restructure
    10 points
  17. So Morton fans have basically been propping the club up through MCT this season and now we have the astonishing scenario of a Rae family member or close contact blaming the fans for the mess they've put us in. The cheek. Get these bastards out our club. As soon as fans are allowed back i'll be there to back the team and hound the Raes out. That post has boiled my blood.
    10 points
  18. Two scenarios here: 1. That's a fabrication to hide the real reason, in which case the board are lying to the support and their position is untenable. 2. More likely and far more worrying, it's true and they've made such a pig's ear of budgeting for the season that despite receiving £10K a month from MCT and allowing the manager to build a 22 man squad, they literally can’t afford to pay the wage of a fucking manager, in which case the board are more incompetent than any of us could ever have imagined and their position is untenable. No one expected budgeting for this season to
    10 points
  19. Should charge £18 for the Hearts game at Cappielow with a special offer of the Queen of the South game a fortnight later for a tenner if you buy the Hearts game. Excellent way for Morton fans to pay the going rate whilst fleecing the bastards for the maroon pound.
    10 points
  20. I see CFB has chucked in his 'heartfelt' eulogy on Twitter, quoting Ewan's tweet. The very person who paved the way for his departure from the club by scabbing his role during the lockdown. Utterly shameless, narcissistic and vile behaviour from Callum. But we knew all of that already.
    10 points
  21. Coming soon - Panelists Dean McKinnon, Craig Dunning, Louise Rodgers, Evan McFarlane, Ewan Boyle and Cammy Middleton give their views on all things Morton. Keep your eyes peeled for match previews/reactions, feature topics and guest interviews.
    9 points
  22. (Photo-D Sargent, Ayr United FC) A Blast From The Past... by Russell Gordon With apathy and pessimism in plentiful supply ahead of Friday's winner-takes-all relegation showdown at Gayfield, someone has to look for some crumb of comfort heading into the game. So, whilst it may well be a case of clutching at straws, it should be noted that the weight of recent history is very much in Morton's favour. There's no point in pretending that we're not in a familiar position here, with the majority of our time since promotion in 2007 being spent towards the bottom end of the second tier
    9 points
  23. Haha! That was a class wind-up. I was just thinking that the level of debate here was bad, but then this guy showed up, posted something demonstrably wrong, was politely corrected... only to point out that he had been on the wind-up the whole time!!! Now, that's refreshing.
    9 points
  24. I do. For 20 years they’ve not bothered their arse with trying to maximise revenue through their commercial activities, and now they’re just about out the door, having set us an ultimatum about what they walk out with under their arm, they’re quite happy to put everything that’s left over on sale to the daft mugs that they should’ve been catering for a couple of decades back. They’ll be selling off the lightbulbs soon enough, but there have been times down the years you couldn’t even buy a key ring from them. Trying to punt off that old shite to make “money for old rope” when they ne
    9 points
  25. Near enough 20 years of people asking for Morton beach towels and they finally release them during a global pandemic when no one's going on holiday. Absolutely tremendous. https://www.smithsofgreenock.co.uk/Morton-Beach-Towel-New-product-On-sale-soon-p283829720
    9 points
  26. If Omar ends up banned for a couple of games after this we should appeal against it and try and get it up to at least 15.
    9 points
  27. Arbroath tweeting to tell their fans of the knock on effect of our game tomorrow being called off, that the game against them on Tuesday is off, before Morton even bother to tell us when they’ve had to bring someone in to inspect the pitch is about the most typical example of the indifference of this current regime has to doing their job that you could expect. They really couldn’t give a flying fuck.
    9 points
  28. My fucking word. We have had more than our fair share of minter statements over the years but just wow. Begging for stream purchases when you have let the manager go and put novices in charge, have a word. No wage deferral, no cut, just a straight out bye bye to the manager? If the finances were so tight (we know they are) why have you done fuck all about it other than appeal to the fans to dig deep again? It's December. Not an ounce of marketing merchandise for Christmas, multi game packages or half season tickets. You want income? Fucking do something to earn it. In
    9 points
  29. Give me strength. This is a football club with a history of embarrassing episodes that you could write a best seller about and this regime in particular is writing the best chapter in the book with their monumental fuck ups at pretty much every opportunity. It isn’t a momentary lapse- this is 11 (eleven) breaches of protocol on the same weekend that the Clinical Director got torn into another club, and a matter of days after two further clubs had to concede three matches between them. You know what, I’ll not be calling the Health Secretary about this video you refer to. Why not?
    9 points
  30. To be honest, apart from some of Gerry’s stuff (I’m not condoning it, but that’s Gerry) I can’t remember anything that’s been downright abusive towards him. He’s been asked some very difficult questions and had his integrity called into question on a number of occasions, but his actions have vindicated that line of questioning. I’ve made two, possibly three enemies out of this whole scenario and saw one of them the other day alluding to borderline bullying, which I take exception to. My initial concern was that if the club were going to give an opportunity to a young, aspiring sports
    9 points
  31. They aren't technical gurus give them a break.
    9 points
  32. As someone who hasn't signed up to MCT, it's really reassuring to see this and I think it's brilliant that they're calling the club out for their shite.
    9 points
  33. I can just imagine everyone checking their phone at the same time to read the announcement "someone's having a jobby, so avoid the toilets".
    9 points
  34. Or they could just play them at 3pm as scheduled. The SFA should be getting told to fuck right off by every single club.
    8 points
  35. And if MCT continue to sit back and pander to the Raes, they can fuck off as well.
    8 points
  36. Is it just me that gets pissed off with this sort of patter from Markus Fjortoft? Whether he should be in the team or not, it’s completely disrespectful to the manager and the rest of the squad and comes across as him questioning his boss in front of us. If he’s got an issue with it, that should be kept in house.
    8 points
  37. Let's just assume for a minute that Crawford is genuine in trying to protect the long-term interest of GMFC by keeping ownership of Cappielow with GC, to prevent it from being a creditor asset if we go into administration at some point in the future. There are two big red flags in that argument that should concern us all. Firstly, Crawford himself won't be around forever and will not always have a controlling interest in GC (does he even have now?). This 'promise' is only valid while this is still the case. Secondly, it assumes GC themselves will never get into financial difficulties in t
    8 points
  38. I'd certainly like to have been present at this very serious business meeting, at which Crawford and the Rae hatchlings set out why investors should pay them precisely £2 million by pinning pictures of Chris 'Sanny the janny' Templeman and Iain 'no moniker applicable' Diack on a flip chart. To expand on my survey response this evening, as the club has not been developed as a capital asset by a single penny since the Rae family took ownership, then they should get absolutely nothing back for their patriarch's foolish, short-term spending. They didn't add a training complex, they didn't in
    8 points
  39. Sick of this. This IS Dougie's legacy.
    8 points
  40. I’d rather shite on my hands and clap than give that horrible lot my money after their behaviour over the summer. I’ll begrudgingly do it when we get back into games and I at least get the benefit of a day out with my mates, but not a chance I’ll be paying them, or their bedfellows next week, to watch a stream. Same policy applied to League One minnows Partick Thistle earlier in the season
    8 points
  41. I endorse the first part of this message completely. But Gerry has grown on me greatly. I think he's a fantastic asset to the club. Come to think of it, I wasn't sure at all of Andy's credentials for co-commentating, but he's been amazing. Real insight into the game and some laughs along with it. I think I've seen live offerings from every club in the division now and our commentary is streets ahead of all of them.
    8 points
  42. This season just needs to be binned. We tried but it's time to call it. And if that means Hearts, Falkirk, Partick and Queens Park all have to stay down for another season that's just an unfortunate coincidence.
    8 points
  43. Coming on expecting to read that Crawford has trousered the grant money or that Cameron Blues actually does have nudes of Hopkin's wife that he had been blackmailing him with in exchange for new contracts and game time. Instead we get the completely shocking news that Morton are a shit show behind the scenes, there are untrustworthy snakes in the current regime and that MCT are getting more involved seeing as their contributions are effectively keeping the club going when the budget has been cut and that they are planning for next season. Absolutely rocked by these completely unexpec
    8 points
  44. A number of points to make on this: 1) This is a general forum point right now: we need to stop focusing on Crawford Rae as the significant factor behind anything. This has been the mistake that people have been making for a decade: to assume that Golden Casket would operate like some French medieval estate and just descend automatically and intact to the first-born son. Crawford Rae does not have the casting vote at GC: he has a say in what happens but can be overruled by more significant shareholders. He is a placeman at Cappielow to look after the interests of GC first and foremost: wh
    8 points
  45. So, fast forward six months. Ewan Boyle has been relieved of his duties, we now have a full time head of media who is dealing with the cmmentary and a voluntary role opened up for someone to do the Twitter updates. In fact, no- it didn't actually open up, not publically at least. Could that be because they had a candidate waiting in the wings to do the job as predicted by some on here? I hate to say I told you so, but...
    8 points
  46. MCT are in a difficult situation. If their relationship with the club sours then presumably all manner of wrenches could be thrown into the takeover machine. From the outside looking in, it also seems that they have a genuinely good relationship with the club and there is mutual appreciation between them. They aren't a body who immediately rush to issue statements whenever something minor comes up. They've been supportive - perhaps to a fault - of the current setup at Cappielow. Definitely not a bunch of complainers or statement factories. So for them to issue such a statement, one so fac
    8 points
  47. Fun career facts: the entire last decade of Scott McLaughlin's 'career' was spent yo-yoing between the third and fourth tiers of the seaside leagues, with the singular exception of 2011/12 in which he got relegated from the second tier with a hopeless Queen of the South outfit, who punted him in the summer and promptly went on to romp the Second Division. Since being rightly emptied from The Famous in 2008, McLaughlin got relegated in every season that he subsequently played in the second tier (Airdrie x2, Queen of the South), also got relegated from the third tier with Albion Rovers in 2018 a
    8 points


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