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  1. Seen a few multi year deals from clubs around our level compared to usual years. . Wouldn't surprise me if managers are leveraging job security over wage in order to fit enough budget to add further players to squad or to allow them in Imrie's case to offer people like Strapp or Hamilton that bit extra to try convince them to stay.
  2. Cheers bud. Still, since the Rae era until now it would be interesting to see who's our top scorer over that period using only seasons we were in the second tier. I have a scary feeling Bob Mchugh would be quite close to the top.
  3. That we never seem to have high scoring players over the years. Wasn't expecting anyone to take it literally my apologies.
  4. Delighted with that. Progressed every year he's been with us and full season under Imrie should see him hopefully get even better. Fancy him to get 10 goals next season which would make him 7th in Mortons top scorers of all time. Edit: 2 years. Even better.
  5. For a second year in professional football I'd say its a good starting place for a defender going to a middling to poor League two side. You'd expect the better Scottish championship players to go to league one/top of league two like Nicky Cadden, Regan Hendry etc have but most important thing for Mcentee is to continue playing games and developing as he has everything needed in his locker to have a successful career.
  6. Mcentee signed for Walsall. Expected him to get a league 1 or Scottish Premier team but still a good starting block at a decent level. Good luck to him.
  7. He's been released by his parent club at the end of his contract. He has bigger clubs interested in him than us by all accounts so wouldn't expect him to be back here, even if we still needed more defenders.
  8. Michael Doyle released by Queens Park rather surprisingly, at least to him it seems going by his twitter. Seems an odd one on the face of it given he's their captain and been successful with them.
  9. Happy enough with that. Some interesting ties.
  10. If I remember correctly he's quite a pacey centre back so expect him to be the Mcentee replacement. Happy with that signing.
  11. If Reilly is being offered more money at QOS than we are willing or able to offer then surely the likes of Strapp, Wilson and Hamilton are being offered more elsewhere.
  12. Excuse my ignorance again but why would an investor want to invest their money for 14% or whatever of Greenock Morton Football Club? We are at best a break even entity and at worst a money leaking liability. What's the incentive to being a minority owner in something you have little power over and aren't ever likely to make a return on your investment? The fact Gordon Ritchie has came out from his cave to interview in the tele regarding this is even more of a red flag for me. Ive had no interactions with him but from the outside he sits in the background pulling the strings while keeping quiet. Not 100% convinced from anything I've seen of him that he has mortons best interests at heart.
  13. Sounds silly but as a total leyman when it comes to stuff like that I would be eternally grateful if someone with knowledge could make up a pros and cons list to this vote to simplify it as I'm stuck between wanting Morton to progress and have extra investment and also being completely uncomfortable with how MCT are going about this in what seems to be at best an unprofessional way and at worst a cloak and dagger effort hoping that enough people don't care enough to research and just vote yes for the investment.
  14. I think MCT probably think we will be okay with the commercial confidentially thing because it's pretty much accepted that it's the Easdales so people know what they're voting for in a way, but to ask Morton fans with this clubs history to blindly vote to sell significant shares to people we know nothing about doesn't sit well with me, as does any potential investors requesting confidentiality until after a vote is taken. Will wait and see what their question and answer session looks like. I want to vote yes but they're not doing a great job of selling it so far in my opinion.
  15. I'm glad we are going to get a bit more information with regards questions people have. I've no issue with me voting either way as long as it's a vote made with as much information available to me as possible.
  16. Dumbarton were gash but he won their young player and players player of the year, can play in multiple positions and Dougie knows what he's getting with him from Livi so quite optimistic about this signing. Sort of name that was born to play for Morton as well.
  17. I'd love someone like Craig Sibbald or Nicky Low in terms of creativity on the ball off the top of my head. There's not that many people like that at our level just now. Sibbald you'd imagine would have better options and Low signed new deal with Arbroath last season I'm sure, but if we can get someone who has the ability to make it much easier for us to create chances then I'll be delighted.
  18. The level between these two teams seem massive. Not sure if Inverness are exhausted after a couple of playoffs, but it's been men against boys and Inverness lucky to still even be in the tie.
  19. As far as off the shelf efforts could have went I quite like it, as long as it is hooped the whole way round.
  20. I wouldn't be surprised if it's them as well, and they're not going to want to invest more money to have a minority say in the running of the club. My worry would be that with their allies currently on the board they'd be able to to achieve a defacto majority ownership without investing the funds needed to become majority owners of the club. If the club is in dire straights financially and needs major investment after only a year of fan ownership then I'd probably rather we just sold ownership of the club to them and let them spend their own money rather than ours. I don't think I'm ready to give up the " dream" of fan ownership yet, especially if it gives certain people a mile when they've only paid for an inch, so they'll have to be pretty convincing at EGM to gain my vote. More than willing to be convinced otherwise though if its genuinely in the best interests of the club and its future.
  21. Posted this in MCT updates thread but probably deserves its own thread as TRVMP said in there. Email sent to MCT members earlier. Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Morton Club Together Ltd An extraordinary general meeting of MCT will be held in the Douglas Rae (Hospitality) lounge at Cappielow Park, Sinclair Street, Greenock at 7:00pm on Tuesday 7th June 2022. There will be one item on the agenda: 1) The MCT board seeks permission under Article 4.4 to reduce it’s shareholding to a level below 75% of the total shares in Greenock Morton FC Ltd. We are seeking permission to sell groups of shares in the club to individuals and companies who have expressed an interest in investing in the club. In doing so, we will maintain majority ownership (our ownership will not drop below 50.1%). In this way, we can secure additional and ongoing funding for the club and for the first team budget. In an example of this proposal, if an individual or company purchased 5% of the available shares, we would require them to match your MCT contributions. So if MCT continues to contribute around £180,000 per year, the individual or company purchasing that 5% share would be required to contribute £18,000 each year. In the ideal scenario, every £1 each MCT member contributes becomes a £1.80 contribution to the club budget. To confirm, we will continue to maintain majority ownership and continue to be a community owned club, owned by you, our MCT members. We are recommending to the membership that you approve this motion. Please sign up here if you're able to attend in person at Cappielow. If you are unable to attend this meeting in person, please reply to this email to advise us and a Zoom link will be sent to you. If you wish to vote by proxy due to your unavailability, please reply to this email and let us know your vote be 5pm on Monday 6th June 2022. Thanks, MCT Board of Directors -->
  22. Never attended something like this and know very little about EGMs etc so will reserve judgement to hear other people's opinions before I form mine. 1. Do we get to see the clubs finances before we vote on this? 2. Do we get to vote on which companies and investors we sell our shares to? Do we even get to know who they are before voting? Initially feel torn between being happy with outside investment while maintaining control and also worried about the slippery slope after only a year of fan ownership as can't help but feel we know exactly which way that's heading.
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