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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.

 

5-3 1978. Probably the best game I've seen both on and off the park. Cracking day all round.

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Couple of others:

 

Morton 2 - 1 Dundee (23/01/99)

Owen Archdeacon scored an absolute screamer in a rain sodden January Scottish Cup tie. A great example of why we shouldn't have a summer season - what else is there, that brilliant, to do on a wet Saturday in January?

 

Partick Thistle 1 - 2 Morton (26/12/12)

Boxing Day. Second half comeback. Just a pity the way the season ended, but was brilliant at the time - we actually believed it was possible.

 

Morton 2-1 Ayr (21/3/15)

Losing 1-0 in the 90th minute. Winning 2-1.

 

Many other last minute goals could be added. There's been a couple at St Mirren in recent years.

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One of the few pleasant memories from the relegation season - beating Dundee 1-0 at Cappielow the week after we were officially relegated. Charging right along the Cowshed to get it right up the big traveling support was absolutely outstanding. 


You address me by my proper title, you little bollocks! 


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The two 2-0 wins at St. Johnstone and Dunfermline in the 95-96 season were fantastic.

At McDiarmid you could see that Lilley and Hawke were starting to link up whilst at EEP we put them in their box for the second time that season.

 

Winning the 1st Division at Airdrie in '87 was a terrific day out. God Bless Montrose.

 

Any of the wins against Dundee United at Cappielow in the late 70s plus the 1-0 win over Celtic in '78 where Roy Baines almost saved Ritchie's late penalty.


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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One of the few pleasant memories from the relegation season - beating Dundee 1-0 at Cappielow the week after we were officially relegated. Charging right along the Cowshed to get it right up the big traveling support was absolutely outstanding.

Forgot about that. Tremendous scenes.

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Couple of others:

 

Morton 2 - 1 Dundee (23/01/99)

Owen Archdeacon scored an absolute screamer in a rain sodden January Scottish Cup tie. A great example of why we shouldn't have a summer season - what else is there, that brilliant, to do on a wet Saturday in January?

 

Partick Thistle 1 - 2 Morton (26/12/12)

Boxing Day. Second half comeback. Just a pity the way the season ended, but was brilliant at the time - we actually believed it was possible.

 

Morton 2-1 Ayr (21/3/15)

Losing 1-0 in the 90th minute. Winning 2-1.

 

Many other last minute goals could be added. There's been a couple at St Mirren in recent years.

Ayr result was good but the Stenhousemuir one a few weeks later was even better. Think we were 2 down with 10 to go and won 3-2.

 

The amount of points we picked up from losing positions that season was ridiculous.

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The 1-1 draw at Ibrox on the Friday was good as well. Never seen a support so enraged as them that night.

We got beat 3-1 that night.

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Ayr result was good but the Stenhousemuir one a few weeks later was even better. Think we were 2 down with 10 to go and won 3-2.

 

The amount of points we picked up from losing positions that season was ridiculous.

The Stenny game was the only one I went to that season. McManus with a late hat-trick. Incredible stuff.


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


Do you like Abba?

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Stranraer away that season in the run-in was fun. Pitch invasion and a Gaston winder-save.

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Some quality goalcam footage from Tontastic available for that Stranraer game.

 

Folk falling over the wall. Folk sitting on the wall ready to jump on the pitch when we scored the Pen. 

 

Class.  


TIME FOR CHANGE!

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Some brilliant memories here. I know it was a defeat, but the Aberdeen 7 4 (96?)game was epic. Floodlights, goals, big crowd. I converted two English pals who came to the game for a nosey to the Morton!


Run Silent, Run Deep...

 

"Men who go to sea in Submarines are nothing but pirates in His Majesties uniform" Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe

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Hamilton 6 - 1 Morton.

One of my favourite days as a Morton supporter.

lol wut

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

I remember our bus getting stones chucked at it coming away from Douglas Park one night. Chipped the window at the seat in front of us.


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 remember coming back from Rugby Park, the buses had been getting messed with while they were parked, on the way home stones were  chucked, a window got broken and some got chipped, similar story on other buses. Doig stopped hiring buses to Morton games after this.

 

Different susject, after the game that got us promotion to the premier league for the first time a group of a hundred (maybe more) of us walked home on the dual carriage way, the polis had to redirect the traffic up Ratho St.

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The cup game away to Ross County in 2003 was brilliant, went up the night before and got pished in Inverness.

 

The 2-2 game at Ibrox was especially brilliant as my father in law who's a massive Rangers fan got me and the wife hospitality for my birthday.  Being surrounded by seething Rangers fans who'd paid a fortune to be there while celebrating McClusky's goal was sweet!

 

The league decider against Peterhead in 2003 will always be my all time favorite Morton moment though!  That whole day was brilliant, weather was great, got suitably pished in the Spinny before the game and the parties afterward were immense.  Apart from the goal the whole game was a blur!

After thinking it was all over after Albion Rovers away to then go on a 5 game winning streak was incredible.

 

Edited as it won't show the H word for Rangers fans  :lol:

Edited by bob_the_builder

here today, gone to hell

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Last kick winner at Peterhead from O'Ware c2015.

 

Or Aug 14

 

https://youtu.be/1bNlDyX_qMA

Edited by GiGi

 

Peter Weatherson is the greatest player since Ritchie, and should be assigned 'chairman for life' 


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I'll throw in the 3-0 win at Stirling the week before the title clincher against Peterhead. 

Everything about the day was memorable - a large away support with the overspill behind the goal and the team delivering the goods on the day.

We met a few of the players in Fiddlers later that night - they said they couldn't believe the pre-match atmosphere and were enjoying it so much they didn't want the game to start.

 

It was a long week waiting for the finale.

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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'll throw in the 3-0 win at Stirling the week before the title clincher against Peterhead. 

Everything about the day was memorable - a large away support with the overspill behind the goal and the team delivering the goods on the day.

We met a few of the players in Fiddlers later that night - they said they couldn't believe the pre-match atmosphere and were enjoying it so much they didn't want the game to start.

 

It was a long week waiting for the finale.

 

 

Agreed . At these games towards the end of the season the support the team received when warming up made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.  Can only imagine what it did for the players. 

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