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  1. It's a bit more difficult to put the finger on than with Falkirk- there are specific incidents and behaviours I can point to with that horrible lot, but with Partick it's not quite as obvious, although they really are an odious club. I hate to use current custodians of a club when describing my feelings towards that club as in most instances they're merely passing through, be it for 10 months or 10 years, but Ian McCall really is the prick's prick. Their behaviour after their completely justified relegation in 2020 was despicable, and he continued his snide underhand digs at Murdo McLennan and the SPFL when he appeared on Off the Ball the other week. I couldn't possibly have statistics to hand, but Partick seem to have their viewpoint represented in the media (particularly BBC Scotland) more than any other club out with the big five clubs. Had we been shite enough to be in tenth place when the season was called, I can't imagine for a second we'd have received anything like the sympathy they got. The whining about "only" getting a £150,000 grant when Championship teams got half a million was another belter. If they weren't crap, they wouldn't have gone down, deal with it. And banning the SPFL from attending their poxy little title presentation on a weekday morning last summer so they could have their own wee party and play the victim right to the end was Rangerseque behaviour if ever I'd seen it. Cunts. Speaking of Rangers, this is a club who, at a time they marketed themselves as the "One Team In Glasgow" complained that the SPFL "only" gave them one pre-split home game each against Rangers and Celtic in 2016-17. If they're the "One Team In Glasgow", why would an extra fixture against one of those two clubs be so important to them? The reality is, that the whole reason for their existence is not that they are Partick Thistle, it's that they're not Rangers or Celtic. They don't really represent a community, they're merely there for weird eccentrics, and to oppose everything Rangers and Celtic stand for. What a shite reason for being. Which brings me nicely onto my next point. The one thing they're there to do, they do it dreadfully. "Hullo, Hullo; how do you do? We hate the boys in royal blue; We hate the boys in white and green; So fuck the pope and fuck the queen." We've been over this many times in the past on here, but I've made my opinion on this little ditty perfectly clear every time. Hypocrisy at it's finest, and passed off as humour by a fanbase that get's away with it as they brand themselves as "Glasgow's Great Alternative". Nah, they're fucking scum, just like the other two. I absolute despise their fanbase with a passion, and a few of the Twitter freaks in particular. That lad trying to compare them to the "Arbroath fairytale" last season stank of a toddler crying for the attention of a parent who's trying to deal with the newborn baby brother or sister. Grow up. That guy from Greenock that always seems to try to engage with Morton fans on Twitter is another tosser, and I can think of two others who I won't dignify by alluding to their nonsense. Remember partickthistlelad on here a few years ago that used to come on and try to be pals and preach respect at us? Do one. Stupid gimmicks like that with the strip, and that Kingsley character obviously work well for them and I suppose and you can't begrudge a club doing something that maximises their revenue, but it really is grating. There was a time about 10-12 years ago I was quite annoyed with a lot of Morton fans for taking up their hospitality off for a Friday night game between the clubs (we took a 0-5 doing that night), with Partick coining in a good few quid from our fans when they could've quite easily gone to Morton's hospitality on another day. A few folk weren't happy with my pointing that out, but I'd like to think most of our fans see through their minging lot nowadays, or at least the ones who I speak to. They get my gate money and that's it. No pies, not programmes, nothing. Bare minimum, and I'd urge everyone else to do the same. The only two clubs I apply that rule for are them and Falkirk. Firhill- First of all, it's an absolute shitehole, We know Cappielow, and particularly the stand, isn't great, and away fans often complain about it. But every club provides away fans with some form of seating. They get no worse than our home fans get in the stand, but with 8,000ish seats between the Jackie Husband and the stand behind the goal, deliberately choose to put all away fans in the shitiest part of the ground, in spite of the available alternatives. And let's talk about that stand- is it possible to even take a shite in there? What happens if there's a fire? How on Earth do you get onto the pitch? The place is bogging, and even worse than our main stand in my opinion. How it gets a safety certificate is beyond me. And that bloody pitch. They managed to use that as an excuse for not lasting the pace in the title race last season, having coined in money from Queen's Park, and having had their fingers burnt by letting it out to Glasgow Warriors a decade previous. And why did Morton and Hamilton Accies, for example, two teams who managed to HOUND them on that bog in the second half of last season, cope with that tattie field? Was it perhaps that Partick weren't actually very good, rather than the pitch taking them down to their opponents' level? There have of course been other thoroughly odious individuals associated with their rotten club- most recently Richard Foster got on my tits, but guys such as Derek Johnstone, Bertie Auld, Adam Strachan, Chic Charnley and Gerry Collins spring immediately to mind. Arseholes to a man. Did anyone find McCall's "dugmeat" comment funny last season? If Billy Brown or Gary Naismith said something like that, there's no way they'd get that sort of reaction from the media. It wasn't funny at all. I saw a Dundee United fan on P&B today describing them as try hards- nail firmly on the head. They're a bogging wee club, get them in the bin.
    13 points
  2. The only inflated sense of superiority I see in that situation is the bunch of guys psycho analysing football fans at a game.
    8 points
  3. Yeah literally none of those words were uttered and those people do not exist.
    8 points
  4. I'd like to petition the moderators to add this as an emoji:
    6 points
  5. He was at the arse end of his career by the time he joined us, but he still had all the grit and determination, if not the pace, that she showed in his prime at Hearts. Never gave anything less than 100% for the jersey.
    3 points
  6. That tit is the epitome of the smug, self-righteous Partick wank, even before getting to his attempts at condescending, patronising pish about Morton. Speaking of their fans though, remember this doolally meltdown? "Robbie Muirhead undermined my teachings". Good grief. Whatever else Robbie does in his career, there should be a mural of that picture of him celebrating with that quote somewhere in Cappielow.
    3 points
  7. Lads, gather round for a quick ‘wah wah’. Having reached consensus last week that a quantifiable portion of the Morton support possess an inflated sense of superiority over [unspecified], during the course of today’s match we must now attribute this to one of the following: A] the transference of an inferiority complex B] they believed their mammys who always told them they were special C] the bovril was laced with high purity cocaine, often said to imbue the user with an increased level of confidence and self-worth D] we require a highly contentious stick, any stick in fact, to fight back against the entirely fictional band of hoodlums we [for which you may read ‘I’] have invented.
    3 points
  8. What? I’m 300 miles from Cappielow and don’t get up as often as I’d like. But when I can make the trip up, I’m there to see a game, not to be an amateur psychologist or behavioural therapist along with the ‘general consensus’ - whoever they are. Maybe you’d mistakenly wandered into the psychoanalyst’s stand? I’ve certainly never witnessed groups of fans at Cappielow analysing anything other than the state of that week’s pies or which bin pub they’d hit before the game. The only ‘transference’ I’ve ever seen is a pie from hand to mouth in the cowshed. You’re making yourself look like a bit of a chump.
    3 points
  9. A horrible cunt club followed by horrible cunts.
    2 points
  10. 2 points
  11. That is so bad its tremendous, I need to own one.
    1 point
  12. It's got a very haunting quality.
    1 point
  13. Hated Busby when the dirty animal played for Airdrie and Hearts. Loved him when he played for us and he was taking no prisoners. How do we turn into such fickle folk. RIP Drew - you were a hell of a professional and a 100% guy who ever you played for.
    1 point
  14. 2005 2nd Division play-offs. Hated them ever since. Finished a distant 4th in a league of 10 and get promoted and also heard singing "lets all laugh at Morton" in the dressing room after the final. Typical Partick, always seem to be a club that manage to gain a wee advantage from somewhere to keep them going on or off the pitch. Needless to say I enjoyed their relegation at the end of 19/20 far more than I normally would've nay other club.
    1 point
  15. Their shite mascot, crap pitch, West end wanker accent awful strips and Brian Graham all but to name a few.
    1 point
  16. All of the above are valid, but it's really just their general existence that does it for me. Every time we play them I just find myself really fuckin annoyed and irritated by them even being there - everything about them is just fuckin inherently annoying.
    1 point
  17. No, THEY hate being called Partick (rather then just thistle). We must double down and go hard on just calling them Partick forever more.
    1 point
  18. This one goes way back to the 20s or 30s. My granda only referred to Partick as a 'music hall joke' and he had an abiding dislike for them. I never got to the bottom of it but at least I inherited the gene.
    1 point
  19. So why bother taking a loan spot for him then? I hope he can recover from this error and go on to have a good career but if he's committing such mistakes in pre-season against Annan then he's not ready for the Championship, and as such we shouldn't waste a slot on him.
    1 point
  20. I see you can add the fixture list to your phone calendar via a link in the latest newsletter. Cool wee feature, it’s quite encouraging seeing relatively wee things like that being introduced - aside from being useful, it reinforces the impression there’s people there that actually know what they’re doing when even the smaller details are being attended to. It’s night and day compared to what we’ve been used to, even compared to 6 months or so ago.
    1 point
  21. People saying that myself and others should leave the forum if we don’t like over the top criticism of our players are surely being a bit inconsistent. If you’re saying a forum is there to express your opinion then why can’t we express ours? Take that view to its conclusion and you’d end up with only people whose purpose seems to be to constantly criticise our players as a matter of course. Is anyone saying that the likes of Robbie Muirhead and Cameron Blues haven’t been targeted for regular negative criticism and derogatory remarks? albeit they’ve managed to stay at the club despite it. Does anyone really think that players these days aren’t aware of what’s being said on forums? It used to be that if a player was dedicated and gave 100% but struggled with form or lesser ability, then the criticism would then (rightly) shift to the manager for selecting the player. Now the player seems to get it all. I’m all for constructive criticism and people expressing their views, but some of the derogatory stuff is uncalled for and serves no useful purpose apart from making the targeted players feel unwanted or unwelcome at best, and detested by their own fans at worst.
    1 point
  22. Having doubts over someone and sharing them on an online forum is a long way away from what you've described there. Calm yourself right down
    1 point
  23. Yeah I'd steer clear of the DM accounts of all your family members if I were you, after hosting this toe-curlingly Partridge-esque presentation about how their stupid old fud of a dad 'won' the internet.
    1 point
  24. I'm with DreamOakTree, as a virtual bystander in most posts, IMO there is a significant amount of abuse directed to people connected with the club, which I feel is over the top and unwarranted...at times. To say some folk on this board have a short fuse, would be an understatement. As soon as things start to look as if they are heading the wrong way, the boo boys take to the keyboard and vent.....and vent. I myself have been subject to the trolls on the board.....and I have no idea why. Me and the family have a great time laughing about though when it does happen. I can laugh at it, as I have no agenda and have nothing to lose or gain. That said, I would think it would be the complete opposite for players and staff and I reckon the negative comments on this board and elsewhere must have a detrimental effect, irrespective of who the critism is aimed at. Any new player coming to the club, we should be wishing them well, while keeping or fingers crossed that it will all work out over the season. To be on anyone, before a ball has been kicked and being the first to say "ah telt yi, didn't ah" is merely just a self fulfilling prophecy, not helpful to anyone and just a bag o shi*e IMO.
    1 point
  25. Any chance you can drive yourself off this board??
    1 point
  26. Agree some would shout 'he's pish' and 'get him aff' as soon as he gives a shit pass ten mins in . A lot o folk think they know better than qualified professional managers and seem to just get a rise shouting crap at players just for attention, some o these folk have never kicked a ball or played in a team game in their Life. Not all fans, the majority will back him and generally give someone a bit o time and a chance but some will be on the guys back right from his first mistake. No one likes arrogance and players with big Egos however no one gives a fuck as long as it don't impact the team and he does the talking on the park.
    1 point
  27. It says more about the perpetrators of the regular criticism of Morton players than it does about the targets of their unjustified abuse. They’ve driven good players out of the club then complained when the same players came back and gave them a GIRUY when they scored at Cappielow. I’ve heard them abusing boys on their debuts and now a returning player before he’s even started a game! They even abuse their own players for suffering injuries. You couldn’t make it up!
    1 point
  28. Some folk seem to have no idea of economic reality. If you want better players, you have to pay the going rate, and that money has to come from somewhere. For those that pine for the days of entry costing a tenner, what would your solution be? Morton are not immune to the frankly horrendous inflation that is occurring (and let's be clear, a large part of the current inflation in the shops is due to Brexit despite that rarely being mentioned in the MSM - it's not all about the war in Ukraine). Currently there are a lot of large pay claims being fought over - the end result will be that some people get significant pay rises and will to some extent be able to pay the higher prices that are already here, and they will probably just accept £22 as the way things are as the value of money in real terms erodes, much like the 1970s. The worst price increases are those relating to energy costs and in particular for Morton that will probably mean vastly increased energy bills - shameful in an energy-rich Scotland but that's what some folk voted for in 2014. The money to pay for that has to come from somewhere and if you don't want to pay a reasonable entry price then you have to expect a lower quality product on the park (and probably dimmer floodlights to save a few quid ). We, the fans, are the owners of the club now, and whereas previously Golden Casket provided the financial input, now it's up to us. If cutting the entry price to bring in more punters was the answer to increasing revenue, then it would make sense. You need to find the sweet spot - something about the Laffer curve IIRC. i doubt a modest decrease would increase revenue even if it did bring in more spectators - I think VT posted some figures about that a few months ago.
    1 point
  29. I didn't really see the arrogance other people saw in that video. I saw someone that's confident in his abilities but not comfortable in front of a camera answering questions. He looked to me like he had no idea what he was going to say before it came out of his mouth and was just trying to get through the interview by saying whatever came in to his head.
    1 point
  30. 24 is a good age and young for a footballer has a good 7 year ahead o him still , if it works out well it will be a step up on Gary Oliver I'm sure .
    1 point
  31. I think the point he is making is that he was in a team that had success, and that is still good for players to experience what it feels like to win something no matter what part he played in them getting there.
    1 point
  32. I don't give a flying fk how his interview comes across, if the lad gives his all, stays injury free, and can channel his ego to perform and do well for us then how he talks in front of a camera will mean fk all to all of us. I trust Dougie as the type o man who can channel the young 24 year old boys attitude in the right direction I trust him before I trust the opinions of some folk spouting piss on here . He has not been on the park two mins and folk have written him off. While he is with us and playing for the jersey I'll reserve judgement and wish him well. However I get a feeling some online football managers would rather he fails miserably. While he is yet to kick a ball I'll give him my support ,yes things may go tits up and then I'll judge . And I feel a lot want it to fail so they get a sense of look told you so,but come on let's back him . I personally think it's worth a punt when he did have his purple patch he was a joy to watch ,he has that in him he's still young , if he finds the form and stays fit and confident it could work out for us. A lot o too players have big egos and come across as wnkers on interviews personality not being as to your expectations don't mean they don't give a fk about the team,some folk may think your a cnt with how you come across but I'm sure you have good intentions.
    1 point
  33. Not increasing gate prices when costs are increasing by 10% would of course result in a 10% reduction in revenue in real terms. Interested to hear therefore what mitigations the club could take that would allow then to absorb this 10% reduction in revenue, without it having a negative impact on their financial viability and/or the quality of the playing squad.
    1 point
  34. Thought he came across alright and I didn't think he came across like he was faking that he still has confidence in his abilities to perform like you might see with someone with his fitness history. Hopefully gets a good pre season under his belt and can stay fit the majority of the season. If he can then I have a funny feeling that he may surprise some people.
    1 point
  35. Not much pleases you, does it?😂
    1 point
  36. Quitongo interview up on YouTube. Interesting that he was supposed to come to us on loan in January and its didn't happen. Indicates Dougie had had his eye on him for a while.
    1 point
  37. This attitude towards our own players was quite roundly agreed amongst the Ton Fans I stood with over the years at Cappielow. The general consensus was that an inflated sense of superiority of some fans was actually due to the transferance of an inferiority complex.
    0 points
  38. I'm amazed at how often this happy clapper shit gets space on here. Same old inventions from the usual subjects rarely backed up by anything tangible. Morton fans are the worst in the world and only go to Cappielow to throw their pent up bile at poor wee guys who are only giving 100% week in week out. In my experience Morton fans are no different from fans I've seen at other clubs all over the country and the notion that they have driven away a host of stars or budding geniuses in nothing short of a lie. Perhaps it's time for the OP to give himself a break if this is clearly so upsetting.
    0 points
  39. If professional footballers are so delicate that they can't cope with being criticised for not being very good, they simply shouldn't read online forums. Tough shite. As far as things that happen at games goes, there's definitely been situations with some players over the years were things do go tooo far and it's never particularly pleasant, but nonetheless I doubt that's restricted to Morton fans only. It's a thing that happens at games, but it's just flat-out nonsense to suggest any of those players left the club for any reason other than they weren't wanted or got a better deal elsewhere. Very few of them were missed either. James McPake was on fuckin loan, for a start. Did Sean McGinty ever even play in front of fans for us? Are we meant to be sad such a colossally bad player left? How is it the fans fault that Gary Oliver is not a Championship footballer? It's just an absurd claim all round, but some of the "examples" given are just preposterous.
    -1 points


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