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5 minutes ago, Scott said:

The meltdown has started on the Falkirk P&B thread if anyone wants a laugh in these challenging times. 

They are really not happy that the Championship (particularly Alloa and Arbroath) are continuing.

Poor little Falkirk.

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1 hour ago, vikingTON said:

They can and most likely will in the event of the situation not improving by the start of next month.

Clubs at this level have a decision to make on testing and if there is any camp in favour of putting the Championship on hold then  GMFC should join it. Wasting a large chunk of grant money on testing before a set of games played BCD is the height of folly given our recent financial scares. 

I just can't see them doing that with the pressure Rangers will put them under. They only care about 2 teams really. 

 

I don't think we should be paying for testing as a result of this either. We should be suspended till feb too or the money should be coming centrally like the PFA paying for testing in England (of course understand our pfa has less money).

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At least if the football is cancelled then there will be plenty of entertainment on offer from the meltdowns across Maryhill, Grangemouth, Gorgie and Govan. Plus the ongoing omnishambles at Parkhead and then whatever we decide to throw up next. 

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57 minutes ago, so72 said:

I just can't see them doing that with the pressure Rangers will put them under. They only care about 2 teams really. 

 

I don't think we should be paying for testing as a result of this either. We should be suspended till feb too or the money should be coming centrally like the PFA paying for testing in England (of course understand our pfa has less money).

Didn't clubs receive £50k from James Anderson specifically for testing? 

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Shane Duffy left the Celtic bubble, John Kennedy (coach) said he wouldn't be playing until he was re-integrated into the bubble... and now he's starting against Hibs.

Insanely negligent from both Celtic and the SPFL to allow this situation to develop as it has, and if the Scottish Government decides to make an example of football, I won't blame them in the least.

The stadium was just resting in my account

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5 minutes ago, pink_panther said:

Ceptic are just hoping it gets voided and doing their best to make it happen

I normally wouldn't go for such a conspiracy theory but it's either that or they just know that they can do whatever they want and get away with it. Neither speaks especially well of the club.

The stadium was just resting in my account

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Did PTFC's restructuring restrict the top two tiers to full-time clubs? If not then it's a red herring.

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1 hour ago, vikingTON said:

Partick Thistle (surely 'Partick Thistle Family Club'? - Ed.) wants to put on record its support for any measures the Scottish Government puts in place to stop the spread of Covid-19. In the current pandemic, the priority must be on saving lives and protecting the NHS.

But for us as a club, today’s news that all football below the Championship has been shut down is the culmination of a series of circumstances that we, as a board, foretold last April and have fought to avoid ever since.

Once demoted(emphasis mine - lol wut you were fucking relegated mate), we fought for a restructure of leagues to allow us, as an ambitious full-time club (hahaaaaahaha), to continue playing if football was stopped again. If that had happened, we would still be playing today.(but Scottish football doesn't revolve around your stupid little football club, so tough).

At the season start, the SPFL made it clear that clubs who were unable to play at any point would be penalised. Yet here we are, prepared to play but unable to do so as we are in a league of predominantly part-time clubs. We saw this coming, we raised it – why didn’t the SPFL listen?(see above - nobody gives a fuck about your problem)

We warned last week that the football authorities’ distribution of monies, which penalised Thistle by £350k, could come back to bite us if games were stopped. ('penalised' by getting an equal £150k share to superior football clubs like Montrose and Cove) Less than a week later, here we are without the financial cushion other full-time clubs have been given (because other full-time clubs weren't gubbins enough to get relegated to a pub league. Next.). We are already looking at furloughing staff and players which is an awful step for a professional club to have to take and could impact our ability to compete when football returns.(boo hoo)

The SFA President referenced “notable exceptions” by way of acknowledging that today’s decision may suit part-time teams but not the full-time teams in the leagues being shut down. It’s surely not good enough to recognise that unfairness and simply turn away? (they didn't recognise any unfairness and yes it is good enough)

The final straw is the impact that this may have during the transfer window. This may be a three week break but that takes us to the end of the window. Players want to play and uncertainty is not the basis for a move. Where’s the sporting integrity if, once the game restarts, we haven’t been able to strengthen the team to help achieve our aim of promotion? (tough luck for the club that's tried three separate fucking squad rebuilds in 18 months, only to end up fifth in League One as a result)

Partick Thistle’s experience should serve as a lesson to clubs who thought we should take a hit for football with the demotion and suck it up.(because you're doing a terrific job of sucking it up here.) But it’s now gone way beyond that, enough is enough.(Resign from the SPFL then. Off you fuck.)

All we want is to be given the same opportunity to play as other full-time clubs (then you shouldn't have finished beneath part-time clubs and got relegated). But, once again, we are being pushed to the edge (good) and left to wonder whether anyone in any position of authority in Scottish football will do something to help other than simply issue warm but empty words(dig a fucking hole).

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It is absolutely, 100%, in our club's best interests to can the league and punt everyone on furlough, rather than spunk money on endless testing for no crowds in return. 

Can it and keep the 4th place prize money for when GC fucks off. 

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The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

 

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are

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1 hour ago, vikingTON said:

It is absolutely, 100%, in our club's best interests to can the league and punt everyone on furlough, rather than spunk money on endless testing for no crowds in return. 

Can it and keep the 4th place prize money for when GC fucks off. 

There's zero guarantee that we'd be entitled to prize money if the season is canned early, and we've just been handed, or are about to be handed once they get their shit together, half a million quid of tax payers money to see us through the pandemic. It's not going to be a great look to shut it down now, and still expect to be given grant money/prize money anyway.

I don't see many clubs in the division being up for it, personally.

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If the government wants football clubs to see through a pandemic then they'd be in favour of them not running unsustainable BCD nonsense competitions: not least in the middle of a national lockdown while waving around a ridiculous 'elite sport' exemption. In reality, the SG is only interested in football clubs not collapsing entirely before May's election and not making headlines with acts of brazen stupidity. 

Given that the prize money is provided by a Sky TV deal that isn't seriously affected by the Championship being punted - remember that the SPFL still has no actual competition sponsor - then the claim that we wouldn't get prize money is nonsense. The funds are still there, they will be distributed regardless. 

It would be an act of folly for GMFC to prefer continuing with this loss-making farce when there is such an easy exit lane available instead.

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The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

 

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are

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Even if the prize money is pro-rated to how many games we've played, that's still a good deal. There is no guarantee we'll have crowds in again anytime soon. Take the money and run.

The stadium was just resting in my account

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