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Toby

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  1. I saw that “Greenock Morton Fans Page” on Twitter saying “we’ve been played” over the white extending onto the blue hoop on the kit. I know the boy that runs that page is a bit weird to say the least, but it’s not really a big deal, is it?
  2. Aye, I was a bit surprised to see you biting back at ToM abot that because you're usually on the same hymn sheet as guys like him and myself about stuff like that. Tbf, he's been critical of the club's marketing of the kit since the day it was released, which was why I took it that it was the overall marketing that he was bemoaning.
  3. Stonewaller Magazine (never read it, but they seem to be quite reputable) have been offering help with a number of clubs on their marketing, Ayr included for their hideous away kit. Whilst they've been restricted by COVID and social distancing, they've used the approach of fans modelling the kit in everyday environments, instead of the traditional couple of players out on the pitch. The computer generated image posted on Twitter on a Monday morning, the launch day that was only advertised by going into the Smiths website rather than in the original tweet, the late change of date (from a Wednesday to a Monday) are all pretty poor. I could probably go back a few weeks on this thread to point at a few more failings that have escaped me. Don't know where I said it, but the whole thing struck me as the club having the approach of realeasing the kit so now they can get on with paining the crash barriers on the Cowshed. I don't think it's too harsh at all to say the marketing has been lazy. Whether it's because of the pandemic and furlough or whether it's because the club in general don't really give a fuck about marketing even under normal circumstances is up for debate, but there's a good case for both arguments.
  4. Indeed. As you'll remember it was nice to meet him in 2008 when we went to Carlisle v Bournemouth at Brunton Park. On overhearing our Scottish accents he asked why we were at the game and who we supported up here, before going on to chat to us about Morton, although his knowledge was understandably limited. Certainly the only World Cup winner, but also the most approachable, amiable footballer or ex-footballer I've ever met . Quite saddened by this news today, rest in peace.
  5. It’s about Callum. It’s always about Callum. He doesn’t have to be relevant to a story to make it all about himself.
  6. Their Twitter feed’s been some laugh the last few weeks. Putting up videos of random victories against us that meant the square root of fuck all only to be rounded on by Morton fans and reminded about the time we bodied them and sent them spinning into that bin of a division. Fantastic.
  7. From what I’m aware, entry is compulsory to Premiership and Championship clubs and optional to League One and Two clubs, with only Rangers and Celtic getting byes, in spite of Motherwell and Aberdeen also being in Europe. It would depend on numbers entering what the format is, but I suspect that the only certain entrants from Leagues One and Two would be FalkirKKK, Partick, Cove and Queen’s Park. Dare say the format will be established when numbers are confirmed, and the tournament starting around September. Incidentally, I note from the Premiership fixture list being announced today that the first Old Firm game is as late as October this year (it was in the last week of August last season), whilst Celtic have on paper their easiest home game and Rangers their most difficult away game (outwith Celtic) to start with, the most likely games to be behind closed doors. It’s almost as if the fixture list has been designed with two clubs’ interests in mind.
  8. Just expel the two of them from the league permanently. Run with a nine team Championship and League One next season in order to prevent Falkirk getting promoted in their place this summer and block promotion for Brora and Kelty next season, with the play off place going to the team immediately below if they win their leagues next season. Just for their cheek.
  9. Pretty sure I’ve said it elsewhere on here, but at 31 I’d like to see us bring in Stephen McGinn if the price is right. There must be more left in his tank than there was in both Millar’s and McAlister’s when they arrived here. Regarding Ramsbottom, I actually think we’re being a bit too kind to him by wishing him luck but saying he’s not up to the required standard. The amount of times I saw him cutting about at half time last season with his hands in the pockets of a massive big coat doing keepie ups instead of facing shots and crosses on the off chance that, you know, he might be called into action and want to be properly prepared for it, was infuriating. Not only has he been the worst goalkeeper I can recall in my time watching Morton, I’d question how much he wants to be a professional footballer from what I’ve seen of him when he’s been a substitute. I won’t pretend to be an expert on how a goalkeeper should prepare themselves at half time in the unlikely event of being needed, but I can’t imagine his “work” is in the textbook.
  10. It’s good, but lacks Dean Matthew looking visibly upset. Tontastic had a brilliant picture of Monti celebrating the winner that day, I’ll see if I can dig that out. EDIT:
  11. Pretty sure it was Dunning that dug that one out, but I used it when working on the biggest arsehole thread a few years ago. The picture was quite appropriate for that thread.
  12. 2-0 win. Caldwell and Peaso in League One, January 2015. The 4-2 win was in the First Division, December 2012.
  13. Barcelona making a rip-roaring cunt of winning the Spanish League since the lifting of lockdown has also been some laugh. Sadly though, it looks like Leeds won’t be falling apart again.
  14. A lot of them hanging about outside a football ground tonight with scant regard for the safety of others. Just for a wee change.
  15. Well done to everyone who contributed, give yourselves a pat on the back.
  16. Back in 2004, their inbred fans turned out at Broadwood to support Inverness in what was effectively a title decider against Clyde, supporting Inverness in the mistaken belief that the 6000 seat rule would prevent Inverness’s promotion to the SPL, see their daft wee rivals Clyde miss out and save their bogging club. Of course, Inverness won and they celebrated the result only for the SPL to allow Inverness to ground share at Pittodrie for a while, but let’s not forget for a second that they were more than happy to see others suffer for their gain back then. Now the shoe’s on the other foot they’re whining about the rest of us wanting to see a team that finished bottom of the league relegated. I’m afraid none of us should be taking any lesson’s in how to behave when our own clubs are in the position to look after our own interests from them. Get doon.
  17. No point in starting a new thread about it, and some will have seen it on Twitter already, but a mate of mine’s wife got in touch for his 40th birthday asking if I could help her out in getting a video of some players wishing him a happy birthday. I asked Brendan if he could help out and he got Chris Millar, Danny Rogers, Lewis Strapp, Aidan Nesbitt, Bob McHugh and Jim McAlister to record happy birthday messages and compiled them for me to send on to his wife. None of them had to do this of course, but for Brendan and the players to help us out was really good of them and much appreciated. My mate was of course delighted with his message, but more importantly so was his missus. He knows Morton’s good points and their failings, she only saw good from the help Brendan gave us when he really didn’t have to. The lad’s a credit to the club.
  18. Rikki Lamie signs for Motherwell. Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
  19. That was suggested on our group chat, but they’re full time next season. Maybe Dumbarton, Duffy brought him here, so you’d imagine he’s a fan.
  20. Pretty sure I’d read recently that McHugh had trained as a gas and heating engineer. Might now be at that stage of his career that he’ll realise there’s more money to be made doing that with the nice wee top up of part time football. I certainly hope he doesn’t go to Falkirk anyway, I like Bob. Not seen anyone mention it yet, so I’ll be the first. Not sure he sees the Championship as his level now, but I’d take Stephen McGinn without a second thought.
  21. It’s a wonder that Italy managed to win four World Cups without allowing the likes of Juventus, Milan and Inter to play B teams in the lower leagues over there.
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