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Borrowed from Radio Clyde with slight twist:

If you could return to a Morton Match or Event you attended what would it be? List your top five then summarise your first choice. I’ll start with:

 

1/ Morton 3 Airdrie 1 1978

2/ Morton 1 Celtic 0 1978

3/ Morton 4 Hibs 3 1969

3/ Morton 2 West Brom 2 1973

4/ Morton 4 Dundee Utd 1 1978

 

Morton 3 Airdrie 1 1978:

This was the decisive match to win the league title and promotion to the Premier League. Alcohol was still allowed

into grounds so a squad of us had bottles of (cheap) pomagne to uncork if we could win the match. It was an incredibly tense occasion so there wasn’t any great football on display. Airdrie went 1 up in the first half then we bombarded them but didn’t look like scoring. We’d been accused of not wanting promotion and people started to wonder if we were getting cold feet. Captain Davie Hayes was having none of it and scored maybe only his second goal for Morton (below) to equalise. The tension continued to the 85th minute when John Goldthorpe put us 2-1 ahead. Who else but Andy Ritchie put the 7000 fans into raptures when he scored the decisive 3rd goal to clinch the title. We then uncorked the bottles and the party started!

 

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Borrowed from Radio Clyde with slight twist:

If you could return to a Morton Match or Event you attended what would it be? List your top five then summarise your first choice. I’ll start with:

1/ Morton 3 Airdrie 1 1978

2/ Morton 1 Celtic 0 1978

3/ Morton 4 Hibs 3 1969

3/ Morton 2 West Brom 2 1973

4/ Morton 4 Dundee Utd 1 1978

Morton 3 Airdrie 1 1978:

This was the decisive match to win the league title and promotion to the Premier League. Alcohol was still allowed

into grounds so a squad of us had bottles of (cheap) pomagne to uncork if we could win the match. It was an incredibly tense occasion so there wasn’t any great football on display. Airdrie went 1 up in the first half then we bombarded them but didn’t look like scoring. We’d been accused of not wanting promotion and people started to wonder if we were getting cold feet. Captain Davie Hayes was having none of it and scored maybe only his second goal for Morton (below) to equalise. The tension continued to the 85th minute when John Goldthorpe put us 2-1 ahead. Who else but Andy Ritchie put the 7000 fans into raptures when he scored the decisive 3rd goal to clinch the title. We then uncorked the bottles and the party started!

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TL, Dr.


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Definitely that game v Airdrie in 1978

 

Love St demolition in 1999

 

The 2015 game at Parkhead

 

The 4-2 game v Airdrie after being 2 down after 5 mins or so

 

The 4-1 game v Stenhousemuir as we came out of administration

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Aside from the obvious ones, a result we don't talk about much, given what followed, Airdrie 1-6 Morton was a fucking great day.

 

My top three are Celtic 0-1 Morton, Hibs 3-4 Morton and Morton 1-0 Peterhead. Relegating Falkirk would be there, but I wasn't at that one.


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  • St Mirren 1-5 Morton (Apr 1999)
  • Morton 1-0 Peterhead (May 2003)
  • Morton 3-1 Kilmarnock (Jan 2007)
  • Celtic 0-1 Morton AET (Sep 2013)
  • Morton 4-1 St Mirren (Aug 2017)
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With hindsight I really didn’t enjoy the Celtic game enough at the time. Obviously full-time was incredible, but even right after the goal I was too busy shitting myself about an equaliser to properly enjoy the moment.


Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

Oh Lord, Brian Wake

 

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Another one that is maybe a wee bit forgotten about in more recent times -

 

Morton 2-1 Dundee Utd

 

League Cup Quarter Final, was a great night as it sent us to Hampden for the first time in my life. With hindsight, another one over that rat too.

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As far as perfect away days go (and there's not many) the game vs Peterhead away on our way to our last league title. 

 

Up early, all the lads in attendance, plenty beers and songs, pitch invasion, back home and out for a sing song in Greenock. 

 

Perhaps not the greatest memory in my mind but it was the perfect away day. 

 

Ross County (already mentioned by Toby) really stands out. Some class scenes 

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Forgot the 9-1 v Forfar, although otherwise a nothing game it was great to see us score so many goals, prior to that a 7-2 win against Cowdenbeath in the league cup sections in the early to mid 70’s was the most goals I’d seen us score.

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Beith. Didn’t hurl nearly enough abuse at those bumpkins.

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As far as perfect away days go (and there's not many) the game vs Peterhead away on our way to our last league title. 

 

Up early, all the lads in attendance, plenty beers and songs, pitch invasion, back home and out for a sing song in Greenock. 

 

Perhaps not the greatest memory in my mind but it was the perfect away day. 

 

Ross County (already mentioned by Toby) really stands out. Some class scenes 

 

I thought about including that game, but Thomas O'Ware ending up the hero of the day sours the memory, given that he's a cunt.

 

Beith. Didn’t hurl nearly enough abuse at those bumpkins.

 

I'd say the "abuse" that day was almost completely one sided, from them to us. I was nightshift after that game so it was somewhat ruined for me as I couldn't go out to the pubs, but you could tell that it was the biggest day in their history- every wee fanny in the town came out for the big boys coming to town, and they were going to show us who was boss. 6-0.

 

Watching them hurling abuse at us from that enclosure as we walked out the ground after a routine win was amazing- rather than being intimidated, we were photographing them, such was the nick of them. If they wanted to get to us, they had plenty of opportunity, too. Ali Sami Yen it was not.

 

That said, "You're shite, and your big team died" is the greatest song the Morton support have ever come up with, far superior to "Two Andy Gorams".

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Beith. Didn’t hurl nearly enough abuse at those bumpkins.

I’d swapped my shifts when the draw was made so I could go to that. Of course the game was then called off and rescheduled for the Saturday I’d swapped to.

 

Still seething.


Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

Oh Lord, Brian Wake

 

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With one exception, I've avoided the obvious games.

 

9/4/88 - Morton 3-2 Rangers

We were already relegated and they had only just been ruled out of the title race. Our previous three meetings that season sat at 0-15 on aggregate and we hadn't beaten them at home in 70 years. A BB group in full kit walked into the Cowshed and stood right in front of the Morton fans at the fence - only to be immediately escorted by the police into the away end (lots of space).

Derek Collins (that had to be a fluke), Rowan Alexander and Tommy Turner got our goals in a brilliant 3-2 win. Much seething from the visiting orcs, mostly about the money they'd spent to watch it. Tragic that there were no TV cameras due to it being semi-finals day.

 

25/8/79 - St. Mirren 0-3 Morton

Third game of the season in the year that we topped the league. For a St. Mirren team which would go on and qualify for Europe that season, Ritchie and Thomson absolutely destroyed them and left them bottom of the heap at full time.

 

28/10/92 - Kilmarnock 1-2 Morton

The B&Q Cup quarter final. They had already put us out of the League Cup at Cappielow. Tight first half then Alex Mathie was sent clear through and buried it. We were still celebrating when Killie equalised. Mathie was sent through in a near-identical move late on but this time he hit the post - Derek Lilley followed up and hit the rebound home (underhit a little and it seemed to take an age to go in). Absolute bedlam behind the goal in an already cracking atmosphere.

 

21/9/95 - Morton 4-0 St. Johnstone

John Anderson opened the scoring with a header in the first half. Hawke scored two early in the second (the second a great looping header). We spent ages trying to get the soon-to-be-departing McInnes a goal before Hawke got his hat-trick late on. St. Johnstone were like rabbits caught in headlights. That team could do this sort of thing to anyone on their day.

 

3/11/01 - Stranraer 1-4 Morton

The season after we came out of administration. We were pretty gash for most of it but this stands out for me. It was 1-1 with minutes left and the game was going nowhere with most of us standing next to the exit. Next thing you know Sean O'Connor had inspired us to three late, late goals - the last goal prompting a handful of fans onto the pitch to celebrate with him. The referee made light of it and calmly asked the fans to get off. He must have known how infrequently we scored that season.

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McGhee needs some support, there's no-one backing him up.
Hayes playing it forward, Bell being forced to do it all alone, now forward from Marr, here's Ritchie, still Andy Ritchie, look at the control...

That is a marvellous goal from Andy Ritchie. Twenty minutes on the clock and Morton's supporters come alive. A goal which epitomises the control, the arrogance, the cheek of Andy Ritchie.

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I'd say the "abuse" that day was almost completely one sided, from them to us. I was nightshift after that game so it was somewhat ruined for me as I couldn't go out to the pubs, but you could tell that it was the biggest day in their history- every wee fanny in the town came out for the big boys coming to town, and they were going to show us who was boss. 6-0.

 

The fact we didn’t even get out of 1st gear and still pumped them 6-0 was satisfying in itself. The guy who managed Beith’s twitter account having a “heads gone” after the game was excellent too.

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The fact we didn’t even get out of 1st gear and still pumped them 6-0 was satisfying in itself. The guy who managed Beith’s twitter account having a “heads gone” after the game was excellent too.

 

the Pie & Bovril match thread was also a fucking hoot. Their fans all demanding respect beforehand and spitting the dummy afterwards was great. As if their stupid wee pub team deserved anything other than scorn.

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The cunts that chucked eggs at the supporters buses :lol:

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I'd like to relive Temps 2nd goal against Killy 5 times please.

 

That was such a crazy goal. I was right in line with it.


Now before Gavin goes, I'd like to ask him one more question.


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I thought about including that game, but Thomas O'Ware ending up the hero of the day sours the memory, given that he's a cunt.

 

 

I'd say the "abuse" that day was almost completely one sided, from them to us. I was nightshift after that game so it was somewhat ruined for me as I couldn't go out to the pubs, but you could tell that it was the biggest day in their history- every wee fanny in the town came out for the big boys coming to town, and they were going to show us who was boss. 6-0.

 

Watching them hurling abuse at us from that enclosure as we walked out the ground after a routine win was amazing- rather than being intimidated, we were photographing them, such was the nick of them. If they wanted to get to us, they had plenty of opportunity, too. Ali Sami Yen it was not.

 

That said, "You're shite, and your big team died" is the greatest song the Morton support have ever come up with, far superior to "Two Andy Gorams".

Stayed in Beith then the shithole town next to it till about 7pm that day. Think the game was a 1/half 1 kick off.
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Rangers 0 Morton 1

Early 80s. Andy Ritchie misses the game with an injury and everyone wrote us off. Tolmie and McNeil were fantastic that day.

 

Morton 5 Hearts 2 (or maybe 3)

Late 70s in our promotion winning season. It was us, Hearts and Dundee fighting for two promotion places. Tommy Veitch and Andy Ritchie were the stars of a great team performance that boosted our promotion chances and knocked the wind out of Hearts promotion challenge.

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- Templeman's 2nd v Killie.

 

- Kev Finlayson's strike away at Partick in the Wake rescue season.

 

- The reaction of the mutant hordes in the 2-2 at ibrox.

 

- The buzz before kickoff at the Peterhead game. There were plenty of nerves that day but it's the closest I've felt to pure optimism as a Morton fan.

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A few that we haven't mentioned yet; 

 

Inverness 0-2 Morton. We'd been on a trip to Skye the night before, so I was hanging out of my hoop, but our performance was excellent that day. The subsequent collapse afterwards takes the shine off it slightly.  

 

Kilmarnock 0-2 Morton. The day that cunt Quitongo burst onto the scene. Another excellent away performance and two very well taken goals. 

 

I quite enjoyed the frequent League Cup scuddings of Stranraer too.  


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