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  1. The tear-stained sauce pissing out the end of a badly-packed kebab.
  2. Disappointing - but to look on the positive side, our unbeaten run continues. No team is infallible and it’s only a matter of time before Ayr and Dundee slip up. Mon the Ton
  3. Can't help you with answer I'm afraid - but I know that Dougie would have made the blacky-whity-stripey fuckers turn out in their pants. Edit = fantastic article/interview with the old St. Mirren kit man. It's men like these who keep everything going. Props to him and everyone like him. I'm pretty sure every club at our level has one.
  4. Another brilliant interview from the man. Classic Dougie quote; Interviewer = "Pundits are saying this is the club's best run in 10 years. What would you put that down to?" Dougie - 'Everyone doing their job properly' Plus the usual reality, honesty, humility, respect and name-checking members of the opposition. He really is the total package - and he's STILL raging about that Partick game How lucky we are.
  5. I just remembered something. Dougie’s famous penalty in the historic 1-0 win was given for a blatant handball by …. Efe Ambrose
  6. We have nothing to lose. Celtic have everything to lose.
  7. FWIW weekly variation on a grass pitch is inevitable at the hands of shite weather (as @vikingTON says) - but the only alternative is to rip it up and lay a plastic one. Grass pitches somehow seem more proper and real. But as someone who grew up watching Derby County become English champions in 1972 playing all of their home games in a swamp, maybe my judgement is rose-tinted and clouded. To me - a substandard pitch is a a substandard pitch for both teams, not just the away or home one.
  8. The ownership/trust/protest shitstorm on P&B is absolute gold. Long may it continue
  9. Understood CHC - but since I've never wanted/needed to PPV before until recently (not finishing work until 3pm), can you explain the reasons for this to me? Thanks in advance.
  10. I honestly don't understand the club's reluctance to offer PPV to fans who aren't locked into a yearly or half-yearly subscription. The website openly states that the insane pre-code-entry price is there to actively discourage PPV. It kinda feels like going to the bar for a pint, but being told that you have to buy the whole keg.
  11. I look upon this a wee balancing of the karma scales after all the dogshite decisions we've had thrown against us.
  12. This.
  13. This latest interview (for me, anyway) totally epitomises why Dougie's become so successful in such a short period of time. Win, lose or draw - every interview he's done has been honest, professional, focused, positive and totally down-to-earth. He doesn't make bullshit excuses when we've been shite (the 3-week-long post-Partick rage amply demonstrated that), and when we've done well - he always acts with complete humility - publicly handing out compliments to the players and the staff, and always taking time to mention particular players by name who've significantly contributed to any given result. He also always impresses me with his keep-your-feet-on-the-ground-it's-one-game-at-a-time attitude. Others in his position would have their heads in the clouds, taking all the credit and basking in the glory of 8 games unbeaten, claiming his managerial genius as the root cause. It is genius obviously - but on a totally different, ground-floor level. It's crystal-clear how much respect and gratitude he shows his squad and his staff, and I'd imagine that the training-ground and dressing-room atmosphere and relationship he's forged with those players is rock-solid, with the younger players especially looking up to him as a successful ex-player who knows what he's talking about. He has, after all, walked the walk instead of just talking the talk. How many of those young players dream of one day singlehandedly swording Celtic out of a cup game I wonder? What's happening at Morton right now constantly reminds me of what happened at Leicester City in 2015-2016, when a bog-standard, ordinary Midlands team achieved a fairytale and won the English Premiership without a massive budget, and with no global superstar players. Their success was fuelled almost solely by self-belief, a colossal team spirit - and more to the point - by a manager who knew exactly how to get those crucial elements out of his comparatively limited, bargain-basement squad. So to paraphrase what Dougie would have said if it was him writing this - props to everyone. Props once again to the Morton board for taking a 'what could possibly go wrong?' punt on a managerial unknown with no previous first-team experience. Props to Dalrada for the support they're providing and for the return on investment horizon they're obviously seeing. Props to all of us for sticking with our team through thick and thin. My dearest wish would be one day to see the terraces at Cappielow fucking heaving (although I'd also wish that the catering staff will have pre-ordered enough kebab pies to meet the insatiable demand). 8 games unbeaten, second in the table, only a point below the leaders, and gaining a reputation as being a team whose defence is horrible to play against, and whose forwards will nick every possible chance to trouser you when you take your eye off the ball for a microsecond. Who would have believed it? I'm fucking loving it, as I'm sure we all are. Absolutely buzzing. We've all waited a long time for such happy days . Dougie Imrie. Future Scotland national team manager right there. Until that day comes - MON THE TON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Good lad. It's a 600-mile round trip for me just for a home game. Don't get up as often as I'd like, but self-employment crazy-busy and all that. A great time to be a Ton supporter. I anticipate more customer jobs being postponed as this season continues to pan out.
  15. Fantastic result + Ayr drop points at Caley. A great feel good factor surrounding the whole club right now. Dougie’s a star, it’s now impossible to see anyone in the team not pulling his weight. They’re getting stuck into absolutely everything. MON THE TON !!!!!
  16. Ayr 1-0 down at Inverness, Dundee 0-0 at home to Hamilton. This could turn out to be a great day. Fingers crossed.
  17. Agreed. It doesn’t matter if a team is under the cosh and defending for 99% of an entire game - but one breakout and it’s won. I think it was you who said something similar to that on another post about not conceding and grinding out away draws if necessary.
  18. The interesting half-time stats show yet again how solid our defence is becoming.
  19. I knew that Kabia would justify his place on the team sheet !!
  20. Best thing about that video for me is watching Gllespie's delighted face as he looks on at the backflips. The team spirit is so plain to see, and we've got Dougie to thank for that. Efe Ambrose. The only gold-medal gymnast to win whilst smoking a huge fuckoff stogie. Pure class. Fuck Paris, Lisbon, New York, Athens, Berlin, Barcelona, Vancouver, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Brussels, Vienna, Sydney, Los Angeles, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Helsinki, Rome, Istanbul and Copenhagen. Greenock should host the next Olympics at Cappielow.
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