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HamCam

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  1. I do hope the latest Imrie interview is merely looking to manage fans expectations. Going into the season with no more additions to the squad would not fill me with confidence
  2. Looks like our signing policy involves trawling the rejects from other Championship clubs. Together with our fan friendly pre-season fixture list this is yet another reason to go on holiday.
  3. Yes you have to back the manager but Quitongo hardly inspires confidence we are building a squad to challenge for promotion this coming season. You have to hope there is better to come.
  4. Easdale comes across as a nice lad who brings buses and sponsorship to the table while Quitongo comes across as an unnecessary injury-prone risk, with baggage, who could not get a game in the seaside leagues.
  5. We have to be looking at better than Quitongo if we are looking to make a mark on the Championship this coming season. Nothing he has done since he departed us for greener pastures suggests he is even worthwhile warming the bench. Remember also the greener pastures was Partick Thistle.
  6. Talk about building excitement. One step forward two back.
  7. I believe MCT has been chasing down those with magic beans but evidently the investors have not been forthcoming without being given something in return. In the current economic climate, bringing in new investment is undoubtedly a challenge but MCT require to be wholly transparent as to why this avenue is the optimum option going forward and what it means for the members of the organisation.
  8. With this offer they have essentially discounted an incentive for fans to sign up to MCT. Yes you may get some persuaded by the early bird pricing but the benefit could be outweighed by those who then choose to let MCT membership fall by the wayside.
  9. Announcing this squad update at the same time as inviting fans to renew season tickets is an interesting decision. Going into next season with potentially more or less the same squad as we ended last season is top banter. I thought the Tele article with Easdale outlining how he intends to be a first choice pick next season was a laugh but this squad update is giving it a run for its money. Imrie has to have something up his sleeve in players joining and/or loanees otherwise we are all going to be back on here gnashing our teeth at a disjointed squad offering little creativity. Is it really too much for Morton to give the fans something to look forward to over the summer?
  10. Does this mean there will be a spare seat in the Director's Box now?
  11. I see there is a story in the Greenock Telegraph confirming Imrie has offered contracts for next season to most of the players out of contract. I confess I was not expecting that. I assumed Imrie would be looking to create his own squad to allow his preferred style of play. Despite the upturn in results after his appointment I remain to be convinced a team comprising the bulk of the existing squad is likely to be challenging for promotion next season. You have to hope Imrie has some rabbits to pull out from under his bunnet.
  12. To be fair, I never knew being called a spanner was an insult. A tool yes but specifically a spanner?
  13. In my experience many sponsors/contributors, especially in the lower leagues, are often fans and the 'investment' is not necessarily driven by financial considerations - football is a strange emotive world. When MCT launched I recollect they were talking about 5/6 parties coming forward at £25,000 - what happened? I agree the onus is on MCT and/or the club to translate commercial interest into contributions rather than simply rely on the ordinary punter to add a further £10/month - a real challenge in the current economic climate.
  14. Do you not think the manager was making a point putting out a team largely comprising those that are signed up for next season even if it effectively minimized our chances of a win and sixth place?
  15. You have to suspect MCT is disappointed some potential contributors have not come forward especially on the commercial side. This is not a criticism of MCT but sadly the reality they face. We appear to be determined to continue as a full-time club but operating on a part-time budget. Next season already looks to be a challenge.
  16. Another shambolic end to a season. What is so depressing is how many of the Morton team on the park are signed up for next season. A few months of hope followed by the usual shite.
  17. The one positive was the decision not to waste half a day drifting up to Arbroath. Most of the starting 11 are doing a fine job is putting themselves forward to be released. Easdale is in a league of his own though - he would struggle to get a game in most Sunday League teams. If he was picked on my 5:aside team I would be gutted
  18. You have to laugh at folk who wish to rewrite history while forgetting the internet tends to keep a copy of their ramblings as to why they loved Gus and he was not the problem.
  19. Another dreadful but ultimately 'positive' end to a season. How are we ever going to encourage fans back though when we offer up this type of entertainment/performance? Imrie deserves great credit for keeping us up but do not underestimate the rebuilding task to make us competitive next season. The majority of this squad need to be emptied they are not good enough.
  20. Disappointing result and performance. Once again serves to show that despite the improvements under Imrie the squad needs an overhaul in the close season. Too many players produce a performance every so often but we need greater consistency and if we have any aspirations of top four next season a goal scorer. It is also evident with Muirhead a starter there is little coming off the bench to have a material impact on the game. On a positive though our continued run in the Championship remains in our hands.
  21. You may be right but specifically referencing someone who has the ability to spray passes around the pitch tends to suggest it was not a general comment but rather Imrie had someone in mind.
  22. I am hoping this is not a Gourlay moment but just listened to the above Armchair Pundit podcast. The openness with which Dougie talks about his time at Morton and his plans for the future are very illuminating. The first thing of interest was his clear intention to get more pace into the defence allowing him to play his favoured 4-4-2, by implication this could suggest new centre-backs. Secondly, although he never mentioned him by name it seemed pretty obvious the 'young' player who is not working hard enough in training and on the park is Reece Lyon which would explain his recent lack of game-time. The last point is in reference to Imrie's determination to play a higher tempo/pressing game which could involve a larger revamp of the squad than I first imagined - there are a number of players in the squad at the moment who do not obviously fit the 'Imrie' template. It could be a very interesting close season especially as Imrie has already been speaking to players he would like to bring in. What a breath of fresh air to have a manager who has a plan, is pro-active, speaks positively and demands high standards of his players.
  23. Just watching the highlights there and you have to wonder how Raith never scored? Muirhead's goal though was a sublime bit of skill before the trademark finish when he cuts in from the right.
  24. That was our best performance for some time. A bit more composure when the chances came our way and the non-penalty would be less of an issue. Clear that for some time now we have not been getting the rub of the green, big decisions going the way of the opposition and the inconsistent officials unable to see when we are due a stonewaller. Who knows what is going to happen in the Championship but the gap between the teams at the top and the bottom is minimal.
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