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  1. There was an MCT official cutting about outside the ground whilst I was queuing for my ticket who didn't even look in the direction of those waiting for their tickets (balding guy with a white beard and ripped jeans more suited to a man a third of his age), instead leaving the SLO to explain what had happened with the printer. The SLO was great to be fair, quite open and honest about everything, and explaining how passionately he feels about righting some of the wrongs of the outgoing regime, as well as chatting to me about my blogs on here and Dean's podcasts. But the first thing th
    7 points
  2. Agree he comes across like an alright guy, and I couldn't give a fuck if he was at St. Mirren, but he said himself early doors after his appointment that his job was to keep us in the division. If he doesn't do that then he's failed and shouldn't expect to get kept on. For what it's worth, I don't really care if he stays or goes, but if I was in charge that's what I'd be basing my decision on. The majority of the blame for me though still lies with 'Hoppy' and that MacKinnon guy. Pleading poverty yet building a squad almost two times too big in normal times, never mind for a 27-game campa
    6 points
  3. I agree, no manager has been a success this season. McElhone (a fitness coach) seemed to have the players buying into him, where Gus (a once-proven manager at this level) has come in and barely mustered a reaction. No doubt that's largely due to a lack of quality and Gus isn't culpable for that, but the reaction of the players after the whistle blew up at Inverness suggests they were still behind McElhone, although his removal had already been decided. We've been chasing our tail this season with poor decision-making at every juncture of boardroom level. No checks and balances on player r
    5 points
  4. Don't get me wrong I'm quite happy to accept that it will take some time to get all of our ducks in a row, but it is essential that we set our stall out early that 'good enough' is not what we are aiming for. Improving on what we have had for the past 20 years in not likely to be a difficult task but it must be prioritized.
    4 points
  5. The happy clappers will be along in a minute to explain how difficult it is to foresee that tickets needed to be printed onto paper. That's such a black swan event, normally they just materialize out of thin air. This is like at the start of the season when they didn't bother testing their live stream and just assumed it was going to work. Yeah, they eventually recovered and now they have a live stream product to be proud of. But why not just get it right the first time? Why not just do things properly? I believe this is in large part because they know they can say "fuck it, that'll do" a
    4 points
  6. Day off work and down in plenty of time to get near the front of the queue. About 11.45 we were told that they would get going soon as they were starting to print the tickets...what??? Why weren't the tickets already printed? 10 mins later we were told that there was a problem printing the tickets, so just pay for them and they'll be sent out to you as soon as possible. I could've phoned from home to do that or done it online.
    4 points
  7. Think you took a wrong turn somewhere - here's the site you're looking for.
    4 points
  8. I think we have to cut them a wee bit of slack here. They're in the middle of the transition of ownership and I'm sure having to deal with a million and one other things on a voluntary basis. Happy to give them the benefit of doubt, for now.
    4 points
  9. Was it fuck, watch it again. He picked the angle and struck it. It was a fantastic goal.
    4 points
  10. Morton fans with the club haemorrhaghing £4 million of losses in the all-important second tier.
    4 points
  11. I think there is more chance of you getting the money owed by Brooks Mileson, from beyond the grave.
    4 points
  12. The demand for the public sale is going to well outweigh the supply for ours, so the only difference here is that Dundee are able to make proper plans. The simple facts are that it's the year 2021 and Morton are still stuck at expecting people to queue up at 9am on a weekday morning to buy tickets. It's really, really not a hard thing to do especially when you have a club website, online store and an online ticketing facility, as poor as it may be. Whilst acknowledging this isn't necessarily the worst thing the club has done, it's still yet another display of a sub-par delivery that's inc
    3 points
  13. "One Season Only? No, Extensions!" (If that Simpsons SPFL page has already done this bit, I apologize. It's low-hanging fruit at this point.)
    3 points
  14. If we're in the Championship then McPherson will be rewarded for his stunning 'success' against the odds from here, and that would be disastrous. There is an excellent opportunity for a complete fresh start this summer but it requires taking our medicine for stinking the division out this season. We clearly don't deserve to be there and need to rip it all up and start again. My chief concern at the moment is that short-termism is going to dominate - trying to return to the second tier above all else - when we are in need of a long, serious rebuild from top to bottom. If that takes a
    3 points
  15. What system? Seeing if the printer worked? The buck for this getting ballsed up can't really be deflected, it's not a difficult operation.
    2 points
  16. The printer broke Nothing could have been more predictable for the most gormless club in Scottish football. Roll on the takeover.
    2 points
  17. MCT don't own the club yet but they should certainly be taking notes. This is just about the only circumstance in which the club's current, shan online ticketing setup could be worthwhile, and it is unsurprisingly dinghied.
    2 points
  18. We have players like Nesbitt and Oliver who are now as good as they are going to be. I think the new manager (or Gus) will be able to quickly decide if they’re worth keeping, without worrying if there could be potential there that we could miss out on. The harder task will be deciding which of our younger players could improve with decent experienced pros alongside them. It will be a gamble they’ll need to take with the likes of Lyon and Colville.
    2 points
  19. The reason you have a professional staff isn't to react to situations, which anyone can do, but to anticipate them and build in contingencies where required. You don't want to overdo it, obviously, but when it's your main source of income (ticket sales) and your main customer base (fans who go to games) affected by it, it's absolutely insufficient to just muddle through it. It's this willingness to accept the tuck shop methods of Morton that have led to the Raes' debt of 2.8m, some of which the fans paid off. Compare and contrast to Dundee, who already have a ballot plan in place in the e
    2 points
  20. Don't really see the big problem with the tickets plan when there was uncertainty around fans being allowed in, protocols, etc as well as actually having a game to sell them for. Season ticket holders can get them over the next week and the club have already said people can phone so there's not going to be a big rush in one day. Meanwhile they're getting the protocols in place to make sure there's not going to be issues on the day, etc. We're among the first to have fans back so will be under a bit of scrutiny for that. There's a week until the public sale (which might turn out to
    2 points
  21. We need to desperately trim the squad, no room for sentiment, especially if we stay up. To have any chance of actually sorting the club out whilst staying in the championship we need to to with quality not quantity. I think we have 21 first team players not including the likes of mcgratten, wylie or easdale. That's way too many considering that we are skint. Even more galling is that we have players like johnson and butler who we will never actually see. Moreover, our use of the loan market has to be better. Arbroath signing Hamilton, Caley getting Scott Allan and Queens with thei
    2 points
  22. How long have you been a Morton fan ?......this is what we do!.....Enjoy the white-knuckle ride!
    2 points
  23. Aye, exactly, if he wasn't going for goal there what the fuck was he doing? Going for the man at the far post who didn't exist?
    2 points
  24. [citation needed] (In all seriousness yes he'd been pretty poor tonight but that was a moment of real quality.)
    2 points
  25. Ffs that team is a joke. Mcpherson must be working as an undercover saboteur. Fucking hell. Is it April 1st.
    2 points
  26. Didn't see anyone post on this yet but the club published its most recent set of accounts yesterday. Non-shareholders can view these on Companies House. They're largely moot at this point, given everything that's happened in the last year, but the club's overall debt grew in that time from £2,611,332 to £2,873,032. Of this, the overwhelming majority of the debt was owed to 'group undertakings' (i.e. the gormless Raes still thinking they were getting "their" money back), at £2,703,432. The only thing keeping the club notionally solvent was the valuation of its fixed assets. The freeho
    2 points
  27. 11 votes for, 5 against and Kelty abstained. Hopefully the identities of the clubs who voted in favour are confirmed and those scabs never see another penny. Just killed the pyramid and spat in the faces of the 150+ clubs below the Lowland League for the sake of £3K each The SPFL don't have the authority to unilaterally stop the LL putting forward teams to the promotion playoff, but they should immediately withdraw their League and Challenge Cup places.
    2 points
  28. Delighted with that news. Duplicitous arsehole of a man.
    2 points
  29. The appointment of Gus MacPherson has been an unmitigated disaster. Two wins out of twelve and one of those was a get-out-of-jail cup win in extra-time, against a team in the league below us. We obviously shat it when Ayr beat us at Cappielow and emptied McElhone, but that decision now looks to have cost us. The last act of self-sabotage of the Rae era, but MCT don’t get a pass on this one.
    2 points
  30. The starting line up was ridiculous, and bringing on Muirhead and Blues was also the wrong move. Cannot believe that cretin Mcpherson left Lyon and Colville on the bench. Mcginn and Jacobs shouldn’t be on the pitch at the same time, and Jacobs is not actually a good player - might win the ball but every pass goes to an opponent, and that effort on goal was pitiful. We need to win on Tuesday and to do that we need to have an attacking line up. Two up front works best, even though that’s a bit like being the world’s tallest dwarf, and we need 3 of our 4 midfielders to be attack-minde
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Despite being paid to do nothing else all week, other than kick a ball about. Stick everything from this season in a fucking fire, get these 'full-time' Herbalife salesmen out of the club once and for all.
    2 points
  33. I wonder how much it's gonna cost the club having to send the tickets out now, instead of having the foresight of pre-printing them and having them in-hand, ready to go. The legacy of poor planning and fundamental failures keeps haunting the club and only serves to further frustrate the fans. I don't envy the job MCT are going to inherit in just over a fortnight's time. I hope whatever they've learned so far, they soon forget and do the opposite. They have to root out the 'meh, good enough' culture at the club and start adopting a professional approach to all facets, including ticketing.
    1 point
  34. I wouldn't want to be too critical of the SLO but we need to start instilling high expectations into all our interactions with fans and refusing to accept nonsense excuses for fucking up basic tasks. Think it through, test it works, deliver it.
    1 point
  35. I see the SLO has the champagne out for the "fan centred" reaction to the club's inability to plan ticket sales properly. Brilliant. So because the club did an alright job of mitigating a completely predictable failure, it's pats on the back all round. We get the club we deserve. Pinning medals to well-meaning amateurs, no matter how objectively shan their ministrations are, is the story of the past two decades.
    1 point
  36. The big no 10 was definitely a real pest in both games and would not look out of place in a higher div. Somehow I doubt the lad will end up with us assuming he wants to move to advance his career. Petrie has put together a good squad who are capable of playing decent football, and he's exactly the type of relatively young managers I'd like to see at Cappielow.
    1 point
  37. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159245069222667&id=609792666&sfnsn=scwspmo
    1 point
  38. Quick start spooked Montrose a bit I think, looked a lot more comfortable as they settled. I’d still hand the advantage to them just because we’re mince, but we’re not completely out of it yet as I assumed would be the case with that lineup.
    1 point
  39. This Squad is Hopkins team and I hope he rebuilds Ayr United with everyone of the players he took to our great club ... Thank god MCT are taking over as we as owners deserve better.
    1 point
  40. Nothing about the performances of those three today surprised me or made me change my opinion on their abilities.
    1 point
  41. Got exactly what we deserved. Montrose comfortably the better team, it does help having a target man that knows where the back of the net is. Unless Montrose shit the bed on Tuesday and even this may not be enough given our lack of firepower, this season is effectively over.
    1 point
  42. There's absolutely no way this team scores twice in one game. We're gone.
    1 point


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