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  1. Tiger was my big bro. Going by the many tributes we've received in the last 24 hours he's going to be sadly missed by many, many people. A Ton man through and through, but also a kind and gentle soul. RIP Tiger.
    15 points
  2. I honestly couldn't give a shit about this and I'm guessing most of us feel the same way about it. A non-issue.
    12 points
  3. I think that there is a bit of a lesson to be learnt here for all involved in football at all levels - gambling is a mugs game, which can lead to serious health and other problems for the players. If football authorities are trying to police the actions of those involved then they should be applauded, however they should to get their own house in order. Football Authorities are making millions from gambling companies, football clubs are making millions from gambling sponsorship, advertising etc. The TV companies that they are selling the broadcast rights to are also making fortunes from gambling too, to the extent that its bloody nauseating for anyone watching games. If they want to address the issues related to gambling within football, stop taking the easy money from gambling companies and stop helping these companies bombard football supporters with betting adverts.
    11 points
  4. The Little People swooping to persuade Sean McGinty not to take the inexplicable contract offer at Cappielow last summer to pay him eight hundred fucking pounds per week at that dump is looking almost as good a decision as the Forbes-Barrowman swap.
    10 points
  5. He was indeed, and in particular on the Radical War of 1820 where 9 Greenockians were killed on Cathcart Street, the youngest being only 8. Only relatively recently was a memorial for the massacre erected at the bottom of Bank Street. He was actually instrumental in initiating a debate in the Scottish Parliament yesterday about teaching local history in Scottish schools, on a motion that was proposed by local MSP Stuart McMillan, who was kind enough to give a tribute to Tiger at the start of the debate. Members' Business — S6M-02164 Stuart McMillan: Scottish History in Schools | Scottish Parliament TV
    9 points
  6. Remember a certain someone on twitter wanted Gus to remain in charge. Week in, week out. Ooooooft😂
    9 points
  7. His finest work (that i witnessed) was throwing darts at the "Judas" poster pinned to a dart board in the Norseman. RIP.
    8 points
  8. It's shows how much mindset matters at this level where there's not much between most of the teams. McPherson had the view that everything was hard and there wasn't much we could do. Sir Douglas sees that every game is an opportunity for points and wins and anything short of that is failure. Right way to be.
    8 points
  9. 8 points
  10. Agree. I’ve said before but I regularly have a look to see if there’s anything I can pick up but the clothing range (training and leisure) is really poor. Anything I might pick up is wildly over priced for what it is, so I don’t bother. Hopefully that’ll be improved though and I get the impression it will. The improvement in social media output has been excellent so hopefully this is next (or at least high up the priority list for the new commercial exec). On the subject of anniversaries, the club should start having a think pretty soon about the 150 years of Morton that is coming up. There’s bound to be great commercial opportunities there for generating some one-off revenue for the year, and there’s certainly an opportunity simply for “brand awareness” if you will. I’d like to see the club make a great deal of 150 years and try and somehow loop that into encouraging lapsed fans and potential fans into Cappielow. The crowds have dwindled depressingly from those of 15 or so years ago — it’s a good opportunity to try and rejuvenate some interest in the club. Fuck all might come of it, but you never know whose attention you might grab and turn them into a supporter. It’s potentially an interesting wee project so something perhaps a volunteer group could steer working alongside the club.
    7 points
  11. Craig McGuffie and *insert other ex-Morton jobbers/turncoats here - Ed.* play in League One minnows 'Falkirk's' ninth league defeat of the season to Airdrie. Four points above a relegation play-off to the fourth tier for 'the Bairns'. (check gubbins nickname as well - Ed.)
    7 points
  12. What a difference a competent manager makes. We were so comfortable and I thought the game management with about 25 minutes to go was superb. Just taking the sting out of the game at every opportunity. Both goals were fantastic. Strapp's ball for the 1st was incredible. Then Ugwu for the 2nd, oooft. MOTM for me was Reece Lyon. He looks a different player just sitting in front of the defence.
    7 points
  13. Fuck Ayr, fuck Somersneed Park, fuck "Lee Bullen", and mon the fucking famous. Absolutely massive result, that.
    7 points
  14. If this stays the same for the remaining five minutes, Imrie will have delivered 7 points and 8 goals in his first three games. It took MacPherson 10 games this season to reach 7 points, and 12 to reach 8 goals.
    7 points
  15. Yes, Partick Thistle. Whose matches against Ayr and ourselves were conveniently postponed at a time restrictions were in place, leaving them as the only club in the division who haven’t yet been impacted by this, yet they’re the ones whining in public about it. Nobody’s ever as hard done to as that miserable lot. Fuck them and their shitey fans. Ayr are at home to St. Mirren next Saturday, who play Dundee United at Tannadice on Tuesday. Motherwell are away to Ross County the same night, so playing Ayr on Tuesday would give us the same rest (without the arduous journey) and playing on the Monday would give us 24 hours more. It would make sense.
    7 points
  16. Don’t want to sound too negative, but I’m astonished port-ton’s managed to find £100 worth of stuff that he’s interested in, unless he doesn’t already have this season’s two shirts. They know they missed the boat with the bunnet and Christmas, but the big issue to me is there seems very little communication between Smiths and the club. What’s the plan for the 100th anniversary in April? Was it the home kit and that’s the lot? Key rings? Pin badges? Beer glasses? Tee-shirts? Mugs? Let’s be honest, Smiths really have to up their game, and the club have to be monitoring what they’re up to. And while we’re at it, 1991-93 chevron home shirt can be the next retro top they release, this summer preferably.
    6 points
  17. And it weren't for the mewling wee-time defeatism festering at the club and desperate 'fans shud get bu-hind thur team though!' virtue-signalling in the Morton fanbase, we could have been shot of that obvious dud way back in October. If we had, then we'd have been in an incomparably better place than now, in which each very good result is just pulling us out from underwater. That we squandered the second round of fixtures instead of being absolutely ruthless with this decision should be instructive for the future.
    6 points
  18. Best memory of Tiger was the night we had a preseason meeting of the Lighthouse travel club. Tiger had been admitted to the IRH a few days before, so no one expected to see him. However, the door opens and in walks the bold Tiger wearing pyjamas and a hospital dressing gown announcing he was fed up and had told the ward staff he was going down to the main door for a smoke and got a lift into the pub from a taxi driver he knew and he’d go back when the meeting was over. 😂😂
    5 points
  19. Christ almighty what was he actually doing in training and the dressing room?! Dougie’s completely turned the team around in 3 short games so what the actual f**k was McPherson all about? Incredible what a competent manager without a complete losers attitude can do!
    4 points
  20. McGinty completely awol there. Nice to see he still he's kept that part of his game.
    4 points
  21. The bit in bold, Lesley Anne done more than just 'keep hospitality ticking over', in fact she done a good job over the past five or so years and was a marked improvement on the previous incumbent within the role. The job could be a bit of a poisoned chalice in the respect that everyone has opinions on what should/shouldn't be done, there are a lot of preconceptions and misconceptions based on previous experiences - not only amongst the support but also within the wider business community; and its a high profile position - a lot of people will have a lot of opinions about how successful the new person has been, they'll expect overnight results, they'll become overly critical if things dont go according to plan - that is not the level of scrutiny that someone with a fledgling career should be subjected for the level of remuneration mentioned. I would suggest the opposite of what has previously been mentioned with a graduate looking for their first role etc. and say this job would be suitable for someone in the autumn of their career, perhaps 50+ who has been there, seen it, done it etc. and wont be phased by a lot of the challenges that the job may entail. Someone who is reasonably well off, maybe has a pension or other income, and for whom the salary mentioned isn't the big motivation.* Either that or they give the right candidate the right package. Its the old adage - if you pay peanuts then you attract monkeys. ETA: *No doubting that there will be someone at a golf club near you that fits the bill.
    4 points
  22. Michael Ledger named in the SPFL team of the week. Well deserved!
    3 points
  23. My suggestion would be for collectibles (albeit a bit late now) would be to get Chris McNulty on board with his strip badges (or other ideas he has). We let a fan design strips, let an absolute fanatic design some collectible items. Stars of '22 would be a great start #bucketandspade
    3 points
  24. The post seems to have been lost in a server move but a few years ago I was looking at this article on wikipedia: Oldest football clubs - Wikipedia . I broke it down to Association Football only, and then filtered out clubs that are lying about their date of formation (e.g. Crystal Palace), and amateur teams, and as I recall we were among the 20 oldest in the world if we take 1874 as the start date. There are those who say that the foundation of the limited company counts as the starting date of a club: I don't necessarily buy this in all cases and particularly not in the cases of clubs like Morton and Kilmarnock, which, while incorporated in their current legal form until 1896 and 1906, respectively, but can still show clear articles of association from their foundation dates. It does get muddy because then you have clubs like 1860 Munich saying they're from 1860, which is technically true because the current organization was founded then, but the football department didn't start until 1899. But what is clear is that Morton were founded as a football club in 1874 and enjoy an unbroken history to the present day, despite only becoming a limited company in 1896, three years after joining the Second Division. Point is, 150 years as a professional club is a hell of an achievement, something very, very few association football clubs will manage anytime soon, and should be commemorated when it takes place in 2024.
    3 points
  25. That was brilliant Very solid defensively. Hamilton very little to do, did well for the early Ayr chance too. Thought Ledger was outstanding. I thought at the start of the season Reilly and Gozie had the potential to be a great partnership, great to see that developing now. Gozie absolutely class for the 2nd goal. Blues impressed again. Hopefully Ayr get relegated so we never have to experience that commentary team again. No pressure next week, go and give it a go. Hopefully a big crowd for the Raith game, who themselves are struggling badly.
    3 points
  26. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else. I heard late last night that Gordon "Tiger" Bryce a Morton man through and through and well known local referee passed away yesterday.
    2 points
  27. Preparing for life after, ahem, politics and the **checks notes** Alba Party* already. *
    2 points
  28. Cllr Chris has model calmac boats for sale, I hear
    2 points
  29. Smack the word "community" on it and there's probably some fucking grants available or something.
    2 points
  30. I'm sure it will be commemorated to be fair to the club. For me it would be a massive missed opportunity not to make a big deal of the club being a massive part of Greenock for 150 years and not just that we've been a football club for 150 years. I'd hope that there would be a real celebration of the club all around town but it's down to the club to make that a reality. It's a potential gold mine in terms of business and commercial opportunities compared to a normal year so I'd be hoping that they'd already be making plans/building relationships with local businesses this year in anticipation for it rather than leaving it to the last minute.
    2 points
  31. Amazing what a decent manager, a couple of wins, improved social media and commercial activity can do. Went on to buy the glorious hat of the gods and parted with over £100 of my money on other shite.
    2 points
  32. Really sad news. CHC, were thinking of you today mate.
    2 points
  33. Photo - Motherwell FC. Tickets – Click here to buy matchday tickets. Please note you will need to register with Motherwell before purchasing tickets. Prices are as follows – Adults £15, Concessions (16-18 year olds, Students and OAPs) £10, U15s £5. Disabled Supporters Information – The club have disabled facilities in both the Main Stand and the South Stand to accommodate supporters and carers. The best way to ensure access is to contact the Disabled Access Officer David Fraser via email - disabled.fans@motherwellfc.co.uk. When applying for tickets, the association reserve the right to check a persons eligibility under the disability discrimination act. All disabled supporters are requested to provide a copy of any of the following to book tickets - DLA middle or higher rate care/mobility; severe disablement allowance or attendance allowance; a personal letter of support from your hospital specialist or GP. Supporters Buses – The Gourock Morton Supporters bus will leave from Monteiths at 1pm, with the bar opening at 11am. The cost will be decided on the day, message their page on Facebook or contact Mark on 07847847357 to book a space. The Port Glasgow Morton Travel Club bus will leave from The Sutherland Bar at 1.30pm. The cost will be decided on the day. Message their page on Facebook or contact Bryan on 07969760292 to book a space. The Morton Supporters Club bus will leave from the club on Regent Street at 1.15pm. Prices are £10 and £7. Contact David on 07719548046 to book. By Train – There are three services an hour to Glasgow Central on the low line, departing Gourock at :08, :38 and :54 every hour, as well as one train an hour on the high line, departing Wemyss Bay at :57 every hour. Airbles train station is the nearest train station to Fir Park and is located one mile from the stadium. Motherwell train station is only slightly further away and is a 20 minute walk. All information taken from the ScotRail website. By Car – Use the postcode ML1 2QN for the stadium. The estimated journey time from Cappielow to Fir Park is around 45 minutes (35.5 miles). There is plenty of street parking in the vicinity of the stadium. On-street parking is available on numerous streets in the vicinity the stadium. Fans can also make use of nearby car parks within the Civic Centre/Motherwell Concert Hall and in its locality, Parkhead Street and the smaller MacDonald Street car park. Pre-Match – Photo - Trip Advisor If you are arriving by train, or are arriving in Motherwell with time to spare, the Electric Bar (291 Airbles Rd, Motherwell ML1 3AW) is the closest to Airbles station. En route to the stadium there are a wealth of options for a pre-match pint, including the Windmill Tavern (75 Windmillhill St, Motherwell ML1 1RY), The Steelworks Bar and Grill (Glencairn St, Motherwell ML1 1TT) and The Horseshoe Bar (Motherwell Point, 1-3 Muir St, Motherwell ML1 1BH) all available. Club100 (13 Edward St, Motherwell ML1 2PP) is a stones’ throw from the turnstiles. Photo - Club100 Facebook.
    2 points
  34. Rusty. Could tell it was his 1st game in a long time. Didn't make any real mistakes or anything, just never really had an impact. He definitely shagged the female pundit though and never called her back.
    2 points
  35. 6 of us going next weekend. The club should be doing everything they can to get fans going. At the end of the day we do get 50% of the gate. Cmon the fucking famous.
    2 points
  36. It's a shame we've got motherwell next week. We never do well there and it could disrupt the momentum we're building. Would be great if at next home game a big crowd turned out
    2 points
  37. Jack Baird man of the match. On an unrelated note, today's match sponsor is the Ayr United Blind Supporters Association.
    2 points
  38. Reminded me of the still game quote "oh, the length of this hall"
    2 points
  39. No great loss anytime I saw him he was pretty honking, mind you he was playing under gus and played in about 50 different positions so that doesn't help. Does now free up some wages as well.
    2 points
  40. The above brought this to mind..... Standing in the Cowshed at halftime and I feel my shoulder being thumped from behind and there was Tiger. Did you know about the Policeman that got shot in Cathcart Street he asks. No, never heard anything about that I say. Aye, somebody tried to steal a wummins handbag and when the polis man chased the guy, he shot him dead. Fuck sake, I say, never heard anything about it, when did that happen? 1863 🤣 (Don't know if that was the correct year, but you'll get my drift)
    1 point
  41. I'm really sorry for your loss CHC. I never made the connection. I'm assuming the down vote from Stuart Duncan was a mistake. RIP Tiger 😩
    1 point
  42. I'll have a look for it. I'm sure I took a few videos.
    1 point
  43. RIP, thoughts are with the family. He was an absolute character and well known face around Cappielow and the town.
    1 point
  44. Two cracking goals. Some excellent colourful language from our dugout clearly audible in the video too.
    1 point
  45. Maybe it's a franchise location. In the US virtually all McDonald's are individually owned and operated; in the UK only a minority are but they have a bit more leeway. I work with someone who used to be with McDonald's corporate and the franchisees get a surprising amount of leeway to pick suppliers etc. Presumably they can also choose where to advertise, subject to limits. But that ellipsis. Man. Revoke that guy's franchise agreement.
    1 point
  46. You’d think our fans especially, would think twice about making wild speculative statements like that ffs! You saw how a bullsh1t claim about the 03/04 betting scandal took off without any proof or substance
    1 point


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