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  1. On the kit - Peak Morton if we just have a random photk in an unironed prototype thats never seen again.
  2. PLAYER CONTRACT UPDATE With the return of the Manager David Hopkin from furlough on Monday, and the player budget for the season ahead recently being completed by the Board, we are now in a position to announce the following retention and release list. Thank you for your patience. As the football landscape in Scotland continues to regress to deal with the challenges of the Covid-19 virus, we, as a Club, intend to concentrate fully on maintaining our league position by focusing on our First-Team squad. With no Reserve league fixtures planned for this season, we, like many clubs will reduce our player numbers, and put a hold on carrying Reserve or Development squads with no platform upon which to play. This decision, that has not been taken lightly, has been made to protect Greenock Morton FC going forward and to ensure we continue to be in the best shape as a Club, to come through this pandemic. This of course will be revisited in the future as circumstances dictate. At this time, it is imperative that the correct balance of experience, youth, and knowledge of the Club and the League, gives us the best possible chance to successfully tackle the challenges ahead. With that in mind we are delighted to extend the contracts of the following players: Captain Jim McAlister, Brian McLean, Chris Millar, Aidan Nesbitt, Robbie Muirhead and Sean McGinty. Additionally we have also agreed extensions with young players, Darren Hynes, Lewis McGrattan and Shaun Rodgers. We are also delighted to announce that we have agreed a one-year contract with both, Rabin Omar and Gary Oliver. Dutch-national Rabin spent last season at Elgin City having previously gained experience at Annan Athletic and will be making a well-anticipated move to full-time football having studied for a Chemistry Degree, whilst Gary, a fans’ favourite from his previous time at Morton, is looking forward to returning to the Club for a second spell. These players join our existing contracted players, Lewis Strapp, Kalvin Orsi, Cameron Blues, Cameron Salkeld, Luca Colville, Reece Lyon, Kyle Jacobs, Craig McGuffie, Alexander Easdale and Chris Wylie. We have also five young Development players under contract and it is our intention to complete loan-deals to give these players the experience of playing “Adult” team football during the season ahead. The players are: John Gallagher, Michael Garrity, Chris Stafford, Aidan Duffy and Ben Docherty. We would also like to announce the appointment of a new Club Physiotherapist, Euan Duffy. Euan has football experience and has been one of the NHS Scotland heroes in the last five months, fighting Covid-19 on the front line. Unfortunately, we have had to release the following players and in wishing them well for the future, we would also like to place on record our grateful thanks to them for their contribution during their time at the Club: Kris Doolan, Reghan Tumilty, Sam Ramsbottom, Ben Eardley, Jonathon Lyon, Gavin Watt, Kieran Brophy. Reserve team Coach John Sutton has also left us and we would particularly like to thank John for his time at the Club as a Coach, and latterly as a player. Finally, it is our intention to add to the squad over the coming weeks whilst operating within the current budget constraints of this uncertain time. With the coaching staff coming off furlough, the players have been given a focused 2 week programme, for a return to training on the 17th of August, in preparation for the Betfred Cup which commences on the 6th of October. McLean and McGinty kept😬 Oliver returns. Random dutch player from lower leagues✔
  3. Danny Mullen signs for Dundee, another player we can rule out.
  4. Wonder if scrapping Morton's funding of the academy was part of the '100k' saving that MCT had identified
  5. They announced that they had offered Cadden a new deal so surely that ship has sailed?
  6. Fair enough. Lets hope they are made to cover the cost
  7. Arbitration is finished, Hearts and Thistle lose their case which finally cements their relegations with no £10million either
  8. A new chapter in the history of Greenock Morton Football Club is about to be written. The last 20 years have been a rollercoaster of emotions for every member of the Rae family, with a series of highs and lows, promotions and relegations resulting in a combination of post-game celebrations and long sleepless nights. There have been many amazing days, we have met many great characters and made some good friends along the way. However, despite our very best efforts I am very sad to say that we have not delivered to the level that we would have liked, with our biggest regret, as you all know, that we have not been able to deliver top flight football back to the fans. We are greatly disappointed with this, as no-one had higher expectations for the Club than my Father, who at times spent from the heart and not from his head. Football has that effect on you and I’m sure if he were to have his time again, he would do exactly the same thing with his never-ending optimism and desire for Morton to be successful. The one constant throughout our journey has been the support of our fans. The supporters have been amazing and while we always spoke of community ownership, until MCT came along, we honestly could not see a way to deliver this for the Club. Graham McLennan founded MCT and has put together a group of fantastic people who between them, have a huge wealth of experience in so many different fields. If everyone with a passion for the Club gets behind them then we truly believe that great things can happen. There is always strength in numbers but far greater strength is achieved with a collective goodwill which MCT delivers in abundance. It was this vision that MCT displayed to our family that convinced us that Community Ownership was the best option for the future success of Morton Football Club and the right time for us to step aside. The supporters have dreamed of Morton playing at a higher level and there is no better legacy than to afford the fans an opportunity to make this happen through their ownership. This is why the family have decided to gift MCT our majority shareholding at the end of this season as opposed to selling to a third party, assuming they are in a financial position to make this happen. We believe that the Club is on the cusp of something special, we have the best Manager in place and if we can give him the resources and the backing that he deserves then we will succeed. Last season we had definitely turned a corner and we were beginning to see the Hoppy Factor and the buy-in from supporters. We had a team on the park which other teams feared and didn’t want to face. We want this momentum to continue and if we all stick together and trust one another, then our collective goodwill gives us the best possible chance of success. There is no getting away from it, this year will be incredibly tough. The country is still in the middle of a pandemic which has played havoc with football at all levels. Whilst we are still unsure of when supporters can return for the new season, we are acutely aware that we have a number of season ticket holders from last year that lost out on the four remaining home fixtures. As we now look to finalise budgets, we have sought to allocate a reserve to address this. With this in mind, the Club is prepared to make partial refunds available to those supporters who wish to apply, although it is important to note that should all season ticket holders claim a refund, it would put a significant financial strain on the Club at a time when we have little to no income stream. We would ask the fans who can afford to decline this offer to please do so which would be a great relief and enormously appreciated by us all. We fully understand, however, that given the current circumstances, some households may need this money more than others and we will fully support any fans wishing to claim a refund for the four missed games. We would ask that any supporter who does intend to request a refund to email our Chief Executive, David MacKinnon, at ceo@gmfc.net by 5pm on Friday 24th July. For any season ticket holder who does not get in touch by that date, we will assume that you will not be claiming the refund and we thank you for this. Season tickets for this coming season will be getting launched next week. All full and concession season tickets will have free streaming of Morton TV for any closed door and partially supported matches along with access to all interviews and videos. Please also remember that every season ticket sold before the season kicks off allows our playing budget to be increased. Finally, thanks again to all supporters, young and old. Let’s all get behind MCT, keep your pledges coming and help open up this exciting new chapter for Inverclyde and the future success of Greenock Morton Football Club. You can pledge to MCT at www.mortonclubtogether.com I hope to see you all very soon
  9. Cheers for the rundown. I had thought it was mainly Smiths being left to do as they saw fit. Its been gone over 100x on here already so nothing new to add, just really hope we sort the marketing out.
  10. What does our commercial/marketing department actually consist of? I understand furlough means anyone who works there wont be in but I don't think there is any other full-time club who has got it as wrong as us for as long as us.
  11. One Time Morton player Nicky Jamieson is signing for Alloa following a solid season at Queen's Park which saw him named in the League 2 Team of the Year. Has came on leaps and bounds since playing for us and should be a solid addition for Alloa.
  12. Did the tory manifesto not basically advocate for the destruction of the traveller community?
  13. Thought they were just going fully Part-Time, no? Dumbarton makes a lot of sense.
  14. Might head to Queens Park if thats the case
  15. Agreed, the proposal will fail unless there's enough people who the OF can buy off.
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