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  1. 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
  2. To answer Piehutt’s point about my labelling of Gordon Ritchie as arrogant, I’m not going to kid on I’m not privy to the odd wee titbit of information from mates, but it’s up to them to share it with the wider public if they feel the need to. That said, I’ve already alluded on this thread to what I believe to be his quite appalling treatment of Christopher Dodds at Montrose in May, when he apparently threatened to withdraw all his media privileges as a result of Christopher’s criticisms of Captain Calamity Sean McGinty the previous week. On a number of levels, this is just wrong. There’s been a big story about Rangers charging the media £25,000 a season for access and how this is their way of controlling negative output. I fail to see a difference here, other than scale. Do we really want to see the Tele being forced into avoiding criticism for fear of being banned? I’m sorry, but unlike the Rangers support, who seem to see criticism as a personal slight, rather than necessary on occasion, I want to see my club taken to task when things go wrong. It also begs the question as to whether Roger Graham or Jonathan Mitchell, two experienced journalists who had built up a bit of currency in their roles would have been treated in such a way. If not, I’d suggest this behaviour is tantamount to the bullying of a young boy at the early stages of his career, and is quite frankly shameful. I didn’t like a lot of things that the Raes did in their twenty years at the helm, and made my opinions known at the time. But ultimately, it was their club and if I wasn’t happy, nobody was forcing me to support the club. A fan owned club though, should in my opinion hold itself to higher standards as they are responsible to every one of their members and supporters- the people whose money has put them in the position they occupy. I was a bit late to the party when joining MCT as I initially had my misgivings, but I certainly don’t recall being asked to vote for Gordon Ritchie. Others may have been, before I joined up, but in the spirit of democracy, I’d urge everyone to ensure he’s not given another spell in office at either MCT or Morton themselves.
    12 points
  3. Here we are a couple of days later and the Forum is full of praise for the way the club acted in the transfer market, and how the club's staff announced the signings. It's almost as if, and this is just a hunch here, supporters criticise the club when they don't like what's happening, and praise the club when they do like what's happening. You know, like every other set of football fans do. But don't let that minor detail stop you from some good old fashioned Helen Lovejoy-esque faux outrage.
    12 points
  4. Cadden scores hat-trick for Forest Green but best of all Bombscare McGintys' og fucks up Hopkins weekend.
    12 points
  5. 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 cancellation agreement that the debt has stood still. In essence, we're being asked to believe the club has made a loss of half of million pounds since June 2019. Having also been handed that same sum in taxpayer's money for free in the last two months, in practical terms that's saying we've been operating at a one million pound loss in a little over 18 months. Unless Hopkin actually had the biggest budget since McInally was in charge or something, how the fuck could that have happened? We've all been over the very few pros and very many cons of Option 1 before. Once the stadium is out of the hands of the club then, unless it was some sort of legally watertight let to buy arrangement where after X number of years and/or Y number of pounds the stadium passes to the club, we're never getting it back. With Option 2, at least the stadium is remaining in the club's hands rather than directly disappearing with the asset strippers. They could dig their heels in and refuse to give the stadium back forever no matter how much money is dangled in front of them, they can’t do that if we ever managed to raise the money to pay off the debt. The problem is that the debt is a realistically unpayable amount and hangs over us anyway just as having no assets would hang over us, while without any expertise I imagine it's a hell of a lot more difficult to get some kind of agreement that binds GC to never fucking GMFC over when it comes to a debt than it is with a lease agreement. You could feasibly lock in 99 years or something of a peppercorn rent, can you do that with no one calling a debt in? With a security over Cappielow guaranteeing that debt, we ultimately find ourselves at risk of the stadium ending up back in their hands anyway. They are effectively valuing the stadium alone at £2 million. We're eating the same shit sandwich of having no real security whatsoever while being at the mercy of people who've never shown any sign of having the club's best interests at heart. They are actively trying to hand the club over in a worse position than it was in on day one of their ownership 20 years ago. Which brings us to the faith Golden Casket are negotiating in here. While it's not ideal and they'd be seriously pushing their luck with it, if it came to it I could just about bring myself to tolerate a deal that sees them take the car park. I want that to stay with the club as well and think they have no right to waltz off with any assets, but if they're determined to play hardball then grudgingly allowing them that one asset is a trade off that could be worth making in return for a debt free club with full ownership of the stadium itself. Their idea of a compromise over Cappielow though? Okay, have the stadium but in return you still owe us the full amount of debt, which is somehow still over £2M despite us having supposedly cancelled £1M. Oh and we're still doing a runner with this other asset as well. That's absolutely outrageous and there's no doubt they know it. They are utterly shameless, you couldn't mark their necks with a blowtorch. They'll be extremely relieved that fans aren't allowed just now, this is well past the point where they'd be met with a smattering of discontented sack the board chants from the Cowshed. Their own reprehensible conduct has taken things well past that point and they know it. They should be hounded out of this club with nothing.
    12 points
  6. 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 barebones outfit until we strip the assets' exercise incomparable to Hugh Scott's tenure?
    12 points
  7. He hasn’t, he’s moved to Dundee.
    12 points
  8. Ordered an Uber today and my driver was none other than Andy McLaren. Good to see him looking happy and healthy.
    11 points
  9. No, you're still free to post in the forum.
    11 points
  10. 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
  11. At this point the fan backlash against MCT is wholly self-inflicted. As discussed after the Tele story with Crawford Rae, their communication with both their own members and the support continues to be reactive and only happens after people start asking questions of them, rather than appearing to have any kind of strategy to either keep people updated or more cynically to control the story. As we said then, it's entirely feasible that delays to the takeover are entirely outwith their control and can't be helped at their end. Considering that we're now less than two weeks from the league season starting and approaching two months overdue that would still set alarm bells ringing regardless, but what can be helped is communicating about it properly. They're not even attempting to do this. I saw on twitter that Graham Barr has a newborn baby (congratulations to him!) so understandably he's probably stepped away for at least a few days and no one could question not devoting much time to MCT as a result, but surely this is why you have a whole leadership team and a group of directors, so others can take over the communications side of things for however long he's away. At this point with such a massive delay and the impending start of the league season, we should be getting an absolute minimum of two updates a week on the takeover. If there are no new developments then fine, tell us there are no new developments. That might lead to negative comments and concern every time an update goes out, but it's better than having total silence until you're forced into saying something by a story in the Tele or so many fans complaining about being left in the dark, with resentment and cynicism building up in the vacuum of being told nothing. Tell us what you are doing aside from the ownership situation, because the continuous silence only creates an impression that absolutely nothing is going on or being done. I'm sure that's not the case and they are all working hard on various matters, but if none of us are told what's going on then thinking nothing is happening or that the silence is the product of arrogance or disinterest isn't only going to be widespread, it becomes the only rational conclusion with the information we have available. The silence until pressured to speak doesn't only apply to the takeover, answers about season tickets and direct debits only came after people kicking up a fuss on twitter as well. Perhaps these issues could have been addressed if they'd had someone ready to step into the General Manager role immediately from June 1st to manage things properly, but that level of planning just wasn't there. I said before that even if you want to give the benefit of doubt they're making it extremely difficult. I really do want to give them the benefit of the doubt; I don't want to naturally feel cynical about everything Morton's owners do having been forced into that attitude by 20 years of Golden Casket's mismanagement, I want this to be a great success, I've been a member and put my money in ever since the debt cancellation was announced because I do believe this simply has to succeed. However there's just nothing to cling to to give the benefit of the doubt. They're not running a primary school tuck shop where we can say they'll learn as they go and it doesn't matter if they spill the juice all over the floor at first because they'll get better at it, it's a professional football club and volunteers or not we need some sign of competence. There aren't any. It's simply not good enough and every single day of silence drains their credibility further in the weeks where MCT as an organisation can least afford to get things wrong. It's hard to imagine how this summer could possibly have been more shambolic or done more damage to confidence in their ability to run the club short of announcing that the takeover is cancelled. The first impression created this summer is critical to their success and getting more people on board, but there's nothing good to say about it.
    10 points
  12. Newsflash to the MCT board: the meter on your credibility has been running constantly since last month. Every instance in which the club looks like the same fucking omnishambles under your supervision (if not formal; control) as under the Raes reflects very badly on you. The first month has not demonstrated progress over the things that you can control, such as effective communication.
    10 points
  13. Nope, it's really not reasonable any more tbh. They have gone from an idea to having the majority holding in the club within 18 months. The original deal that Golden Casket was terrible: MCT responded to that and changed it. Given the circumstances, we've come out of the Rae era cul de sax relatively unscathed and that's an undoubted success. That of course doesn't mean that MCT directors get carte blanche to run the club as they want. But the deal is done, they - we - now own the club and so it's absolutely time to be inside that tent in whatever capacity suits you, rather than just carping on the sidelines as before.
    9 points
  14. Birthday card pish. Greenock Morton of course famously the only club in world football with annoyed supporters. Any semi-competent outfit should be able to look past the ‘noise’ of about the 3000 fans left in the support and just function. For 20 years we have been run like a circus, and we are still in a very precarious position with regards to the future of the club. Supporters have every right to scrutinise, and criticise when merited - and it has certainly been merited for much of this summer.
    9 points
  15. NB: The above isn't a criticism of those either in the playing squad or backroom staff at GMFC, who may have came down with the virus and shouldn't be working in any capacity until they make a full recovery. The club's collective attitude on the other hand over the past seven days has been a mixture of bizarre silences and enormous self-pity.The last week's official communications smack of the board as well as McPherson feeling sorry for themselves, rather than grasping the more relevant point that this unfortunate setback means they are falling even further behind in the attempted turnaround plan than before. It's time to step up to the plate. And if that's a harsh or entirely inaccurate interpretation of what's happening behind the scenes then it's only the outcome of the club's completely shambolic communication over the past week. We shouldn't need to act like Kremlinologists to interpret what the fuck is actually going on at a soon to be fan-owned club, that can't even get its story straight to the local newspaper. It has also pointlessly hamstrung itself by taking 'precautionary' measures that have no basis in reason or even current public health guidance. After all, it is GMFC who have now said that the ground isn't safe on public health grounds, so if there is ever another case of Covid again this season then the club is bound by its own logic to forfeit having crowds at an upcoming home match.
    9 points
  16. In the few days the forum was down alone we had: People who signed up to pay for season tickets by direct debit receiving notifications that their direct debits have been cancelled. In some cases people had already had one payment taken without having received any communication or confirmation of the season ticket being purchased in the first place. MCT's response was a simple "don't worry about it, we'll sort it" without expanding on when people will receive an update or apologising for it happening in the first place. A story in the Tele yesterday revealed that the takeover (scheduled date as announced by MCT: June 1st) won't go ahead before our first game on July 10th, meaning we will be starting the first season under fan ownership still owned by Golden Casket. We have no idea who among the MCT directors is running the club. An MCT statement on the matter was then released which did offer an apology and say the legalities are continuing, they'll update us soon both on the progress of this and on who board members will be. People's initial subscriptions to MCT began expiring, as the direct debits were always set up to run until this month initially. Prior to those notifications being received people had no communication on how to renew this, if we even could, or frankly why people should want to considering how well the summer is going. They then send an email after those notifications are received, saying that if people don't contact MCT to opt out payments will continue, despite already having been told they've stopped. This is what I mean about first impressions being important. There may be mitigating circumstances for any or all of these issues, some of them might be outwith MCT's control, but along with the lack of communication they combine to create a pretty terrible picture that makes it near enough impossible to give the benefit of the doubt even if we're desperately trying to find reasons to do so. Regardless of whether the issues themselves are down to third parties and outwith their control, communicating transparently about them isn't. They should be apologising for the season ticket issue and giving assurances it won't happen again. They should have frequent statements out regarding the now ridiculously long delay to the takeover (36 days and counting!) even if they've nothing to update on other than offering another apology, and they should be doing it off their own back rather than being bounced into it because the Tele are more concerned with updating fans than they are. They should have informed both their members and the wider support who's actually running the club long ago. They should have had information out before direct debits for members expired explaining how people could opt-in to renewing themselves, being clear that from that point it becomes open ended and rolls on, rather than taking the questionable decision of automatically changing it themselves. They need to fix these communication issues immediately before the bad first impression starts doing serious damage to their credibility, because this summer can only be described as shambolic so far.
    9 points
  17. Not arsed about the takeover, they are/have been in charge for awhile now so it will go through eventually. It's the lack of comms on everything and anything else which is pissing me off. Delay on season tickets, strips nowhere to be seen, still not confirmed any pre-season games, still not confirmed Colville is away. Where is Butler? Anton away? Delay in bringing in a general manager/CEO, the pathetic 2 minute interviews with Gus talking about nothing, brought in 1 new player in a month, website lacking updates all over the shop( have a look at the 1st team squad), the lack of excitement in anything we do, no teasers, no buzz on social media, the list goes on and on. Despite banging on about communication, they are just as bad, if not worse than the old regime. Don't need a takeover to go through to keep the fans, who are paying large sums into the club through MCT and season tickets, fully informed and up to date. I feel for Kingy who is trying his best to appease us the best he can. We should all be collectively buzzing about a new campaign under fan ownership, but instead most fans are absolutely scunnered already, classic bloody Morton.
    9 points
  18. 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 never listened to us for years about what we actually wanted them to do just goes to show the contempt they have for us. It’s a brass neck.
    9 points
  19. 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
  20. That's not the point. If it's a full time job, which IMO it certainly is, give him a full time contract and reward him accordingly. Giving him a part-time contract and 'expecting' him to work full-time is not only immoral, it means if he's successful he'll be off like a shot at a first full-time opportunity that comes along.
    8 points
  21. I don’t feel it’s right that Andy Barrowman’s name gets mentioned on here without anyone pointing out that he was involved in the greatest swap deal in the history of football. Carry on.
    8 points
  22. Oh, and if one of you MCT Anons are attending this, your stance had better be, and remain, a hard GTF.
    8 points
  23. We don't need a daily update saying "there is no news" like a Fast Show sketch. We do need a hell of a lot more than a couple of updates amounting to 'no news yet, stick with us' over the course of three weeks. Your emphasis on three weeks seems to suggest it's an insignificant amount of time, as opposed to a massive chunk of the summer when football clubs should be generating excitement. It's considerably more important to get communication right over a summer where we transition to new ownership and first impressions are formed in the support. I can accept that the hold up with HMRC was genuinely unforeseen and for whatever reason can't be helped, and I'm sure the delay doesn't mean anyone is just sitting twiddling their thumbs waiting for things to be finalised. They must be carrying on with things and preparing for the season exactly as they would have been had it been finalised, but the fact is we're just having to guess that ourselves because by and large we haven't been told anything. Obviously they've set a budget for the manager and put season tickets on sale (with an excellent offer and incentive for membership in there which deserves praise), but we literally have no idea who's running the club. There's no good reason for that to be the case. The delay to the takeover is no reason not to give us more information and if anything it makes it more important to do so when a delay was always going to raise questions among the support. Graham Barr's interview was good but we're still lacking any real information. We know who the MCT leadership team are, but we have no idea who is going to be on the board of directors of GMFC. We need to be told that to have even a pretence of transparency or accountability, immediately. Nothing fancy, just a couple of a paragraphs telling us who they are and what their role is. I'm sure everyone involved is extremely busy but getting someone to prepare a brief summary like that, stick it on both the GMFC & MCT websites and tweet it out is not going to be time consuming and expecting it is not remotely unreasonable. It's genuinely ridiculous have a fans group taking over the club and said fans group not even telling their membership or the wider support who the Chairman's going to be. This is the point where the well meaning volunteer line needs to stop as well: they are running a professional football club, not a primary school tuck shop. There is a valid point here that the relationship between the club under Golden Casket and the support was toxic for so long that fans maybe do need to adjust away from assuming the worst of the club all the time as we have no reason to assume bad faith on MCT's part where we did with the Raes, so they should often be given the benefit of the doubt where the reflex might be to say something is typical Morton. I would say though that there's more than enough evidence the benefit of the doubt is being given with the support showing a significant amount of goodwill and patience in not losing the head about the lack of information right now. However, it simply won't do to have every question or criticism fobbed off with "they're just volunteers" or "they're only taking over the club this summer." Again, those facts make it much more important to get things right. If they follow up on a delay to the takeover going through far beyond their self-imposed date with a continued lack of transparency about who's actually on the board and making decisions at the football club, then the strips don't emerge for weeks etc, the fact they're volunteers and have just taken over doesn't give them a pass on getting those things wrong. Those are all things which are firmly in their control regardless of how long they've been running the club, as opposed to something like the online ticketing where you can't reasonably expect a replacement for Interstadia to be found in five minutes. If they demonstrate competence straight away then it goes a long way to establishing confidence in MCT. If their first summer sees them getting all these things wrong then the first impression the support get of their ownership makes fans question their competence, damages their credibility and some supporters will be sceptical whether they're the right people to be running the club.
    8 points
  24. 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 the future. If they do, a 2m pound sleeping asset bringing them in 1 pound a week will surely be top of the list for selling-off. In fact, if they they needed that cash to stay afloat and keep the jobs in Fort Maltilda, it would be remiss of then not to do so. This is a route to perma-diddydome and Lowland League obscurity, with Ravenscraig as our home. The only question would be how long it would take us to get there. I'd say 10 years, 20 if we're very lucky.
    8 points
  25. 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 install office space to lease it out to businesses, they haven't added an all-weather pitch: they spunked it all on utter shite. They should be huckled out of the dingy Wee Dublin End turnstiles, taking their precious car park land as a blessing instead of trying to renege on their public commitments that the debt would be written off. By not doing so, there can be absolutely no basis for co-operation over the ground or anything else. What's to stop then breaking another pinky promise when it suits them? I'd like to think that they are chancing their arm and that a strong enough survey response will allow MCT to call their bluff on this and reach a much more realistic compromise. Neither option on the table is acceptable now. The past 12-24 months has used up any confidence that MCT or the wider fanbase should hold in GC's pledges. They can't even look after the interests of the club as majority shareholders right now: they are not going to generate a sudden deep-seated concern for GMFC in the years to come. While being prepared to walk away from the table carries its own significant risks and no guarantee of success, the two options currently on the table are as good as guaranteed paths to either East Stirling or Airdrie levels of permanent irrelevance. That is not a choice that we should actively make.
    8 points
  26. Sick of this. This IS Dougie's legacy.
    8 points
  27. To prove that there are polarized views on this - I don't actually have a problem with the club employing Lithgow. What he did was obviously reprehensible, but it was also many, many years ago with no sign of any repetition or further conviction. Other people are more than entitled to give him a wide berth, and I would judge nobody - particularly women, and particularly women with children - who did so. But I believe in redemption and I believe that people can get their head down and try to live a normal life and make a living. But at the same time, I think the club, by ignoring the elephant in the room, scored an own-goal here. Obviously what Lithgow did was not comparable, but if you recall the Luke McCormick case, Plymouth always acknowledged "we are signing a guy who has done something terrible in his past - here's why we are doing it, here's what he says." By not doing that Morton showed a real lack of concern for those people I mentioned above who, for what may be extremely personal reasons, were shocked by this decision. You'll never please all the people all of the time, but if you don't even try you please nobody.
    7 points
  28. As an editorial team, we have decided that we will not be covering our match against Celtic Colts in our usual manner. There will still be a match thread on the Forum for those to wish to discuss the game, however there will be no match preview, away day guide or post-match podcast record covering the game. We, as an editorial team, disagree strongly with the inclusion of Colt teams in senior competitions, a position that we feel is reflective of the view of the wider support. We feel that covering the game in the usual manner would place a level of concurrence on the inclusion of Colts teams that we do not wish to display, and feel that this is the correct way to show our disdain for their inclusion.
    7 points
  29. What an utterly pointless contribution.
    7 points
  30. How do walk-up fans/ticket card holders pay to attend Saturday's game? Where is the publication of this information, as well as marketing of the fact that live football is back at Cappielow without the vast majority of the daft restrictions imposed on previous matches? GMFC has lost the habitual custom of people attending its product in person for 18 months and I am not getting the complacency around attracting them back immediately. If the club does not make that pitch successfully now then a significant minority will find something else to do with their Saturday afternoon instead. It's finger out time.
    7 points
  31. The silence is absolutely deafening. It has been confirmed that MCT are doing the day to day with Crawford well relieved of his duties despite the legal hold ups. It’s extremely poor the way things have started off, very little communication, we’ve no idea who’s doing what at the club, it’s all very weirdly faceless which for a club that’s being ran by fans is bizarre. It’s harming the potential of the project with many folk skeptical and unsure on whether to get involved or not. Worryingly people may look to withdraw contributions if there is no transparency. Update the fans, the people who are putting their money in so the whole thing works. It’s ripping the piss when a spokesperson comes out last month talking about clear communication and we’re getting fuck all. Sort it.
    7 points
  32. How many Council health and safety officers have been monitoring Inverclyde's schools, or care homes, or large-scale employers like Amazon to see how restrictions are being enforced over the past 16 months? Will they be fitted out in a Matalan suit, Rockport boots and a gubbins Filofax like the last, ill-fated jobsworth to show up at Cappielow on that premise? I can just about hold my nose and tolerate this pretence in public health precautions now - and 1500 is a significant improvement on what we had before - but it should never be understated that football fans are being treated like second class citizens with this nonsense, and all of it needs binned in the very near future, not to return again in winter.
    7 points
  33. Aye, signed off “MCT Team”, as usual. TRVMP made a point about how they’ll consider a lot of the comments as white noise and moaning for the sake of moaning, but these guys are doing less and less to inspire any confidence from me with every passing day. Blanking the concerns of those of us who are paying a beast’s wages out of our own pockets without any explanation whatsoever is of course the biggest slap on the face that MCT have given us, but continuing to just brush off the complaints about accountability shows me that they really couldn’t give a flying fuck about our opinions. I listened to part 3 of the podcast last night and was interested to hear Dean, Craig and Alan discuss customer service at the club. I had a number of issues with Gillian Donaldson and TOMB back in the day, and nowadays, dealing with Brendan and Lesley Anne is an absolute pleasure. Sadly, those above seem to be taking the approach that the fans are an inconvenience who should turn up, pay their money and shut up whilst they get on with the important business. The contempt that the Raes, Donaldsons, Hawkes and MacKinnons of this world showed to the Morton supporters in years gone by was one of Morton’s biggest own goals in the last 20 years- I really fear that the old boys network at the top of MCT are showing that same contempt for those whose money is putting them in their positions.
    7 points
  34. They think you're a bellend?
    7 points
  35. Dean Matthew Keenan has retired. Prick.
    7 points
  36. MCT can - and will - dismiss most feedback from this forum as "keyboard warriors" complaining for the sake of complaining, but I genuinely hope they read the two posts above with an open mind. So far the bunker mentality they have displayed is almost identical to that of the previous (well, current) regime and per these posts it is putting people off parting with their cash. The way to make subscription-based enterprises work long-term, after the hype wears off, is to get the little things right each and every time. MCT are falling massively short of doing that. That's not to say there aren't valid reasons to falter, even in the early days, but to do so and then hide behind anonymity, silence, and entitlement is a sure-fire path to disengagement and ultimately failure. Their last statement really isn't good enough, either. They keep harping on about having ~ChArTeReD aCcCoUnTaNtS~ (who is impressed by this credential) as if it matters. The budget structure was announced back in April; why are they still going on about it now? What are they actually doing beyond saying how massively qualified they are to be doing all the things that haven't happened yet, such as building a squad, releasing a kit, overhauling the commercial department, building the new structure between MCT and the Club and the property company... there's a lot of grandiose stuff in the April document and while much of it - most notably the stadium overhaul - should be measured in years and not months, where are the progress reports to the membership? Again, I'm personally far less concerned about knowing the exact composition of the incoming BoD than I am knowing that the roles so key to the delivery of the points above are filled effectively. There is no evidence that this is the case. I've swithered on joining MCT for a long time now but on the strength of its current performance there's no way I'm signing up. Eagerly awaiting the kit launch, though. Per the June 24th announcement that's coming next week (they termed it the kit launch, as opposed to the kit announcement, so I'm not sure what to expect by July 2nd, but I guess we'll find out.) If the kit's halfway decent I'll probably order both the home and the away.
    7 points
  37. Or the Sex Offenders’ Register.
    7 points
  38. Just One Cornetto has just hit 10,000 downloads in our debut season! A massive thank you to absolutely everyone who has listened to our podcasts - made for Morton supporters, by Morton supporters 💙
    7 points
  39. Jack Iredale is awarded the English PFA’s League 2 player of the month award. I suspect that just about all of us is delighted to hear of Jack’s success, just like many were happy to enjoy League Ome jobber Thomas O’Ware’s misfortune last season, given that Jack isn’t a complete prick. But the fans are the problem...
    7 points
  40. Aye, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll boost the budget, though. If Golden Casket are at the helm, it’ll only mean that the money raised will go to the squad, saving GC a few quid on what they had budgeted for in the first place. It’s a “no” from me for putting my hand in my pocket beyond what is absolutely necessary until such time as I trust Morton’s owners.
    7 points
  41. Moving forward, if MCT want to retain any sort of credibility and respect in the ongoing negotiations on the transfer of ownership of the club, they must resign their positions on the current board, with immediate effect. Then, and only then, can they enter into negotiations with integrity, and completely independent from the current incumbents of our once proud club. Because at the moment, while they have seats on the board, they're part of the problem, and not the solution.
    7 points
  42. If only the club had promised some sort of Q&A with directors where questions could be submitted about some of these very concerns.
    7 points
  43. Probably time to eat a bit of humble pie about Gherry- the commentary is very good, and given that the Dundee commentary is all we can really compare it to at present, he has a better understanding of the game, it appears he does his research on opposing players and, much as his patter can be grim, has a lot more charisma than that guy. I’d say there are wee things about Morton he’s not up to speed on that probably saddos like myself pick up on, and it was obvious that he and Andy didn’t understand the format of the League Cup groups when the Queen of the South game went to penalties. All that taken into account, and with the better picture, production, analysis and general content outwith the 90 minutes; provided Morton don't increase the prices above £14 for higher profile games, I think it’s fair to say that Morton’s stream is better value than Dundee’s for the overall service they provide.
    7 points
  44. 1) Build shepherd's hut on edge of property 2) Walk ten paces into the car dealership 3) ???? 4) Profit!
    6 points
  45. The sad thing is that nobody is surprised in the slightest at this. It all comes down to the complete lack of accountability inside Cappielow that we’ve been harping on about for weeks now- everything coming from the “MCT Team” or a “spokesperson” offers no clarity or accountability and has come back to bite them on the arse. Except, it hasn’t come back to bite them on the arse, because they’re already shifting the blame onto the Tele and again hiding behind the body they’ve been chosen by themselves to represent- hell, they won’t even answer difficult questions from their peers on the Leadership Team, so what chance do us mere peasants have of getting a straight answer out of them? I’m tempted to go on a rant and label each and every one of them a fucking idiot, but let’s be honest, the real idiots are ourselves for putting our hands in our pockets in order to put these people in the position of running our football club. They must be pissing themselves at what a collection of fucking mugs we all are.
    6 points
  46. It's a bit galling the clubs having to take all these measures when you saw thousands cramming down Wembley way last night
    6 points
  47. Fuck the big brands, you can buy literally any other item of sportswear if you desperately need to suckle at the teat of megacorps like Nike and Adidas. We're a local club for local people. It may well put me in the minority but in-house is a point in favor.
    6 points
  48. We don’t even have hot running water in the fucking bogs.
    6 points


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