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Worst Team of the Decade - Centre Forwards

  

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  1. 1. Centre Forwards

    • Donovan Simmonds
      30
    • David Witteveen
      1
    • Brian Graham
      1
    • Stewart Kean
      2
    • Kevin Kelbie
      20
    • Jonathan Toto
      21
    • Archie Campbell
      0
    • Andy Jackson
      0
    • Colin McMenamin
      10
    • David McNeil
      3
    • Kabba Modou-Cham
      22
    • Nacho Novo
      19
    • Garry O'Connor
      25
    • Rowan Vine
      5
    • Andy Barrowman
      14
    • Ross Caldwell
      2
    • Thomas Orr
      2
    • Jon Scullion
      3
    • Alex Samuel
      1
    • Ben Armour
      2
    • Luke Donnelly
      16
    • Kudus Oyenuga
      4
    • Lawrence Shankland
      5
    • John Baird
      4
    • Andrew Dallas
      23


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In every other position it's only been the very best we've had or the completely forgotten who've not made it into the 25 in the poll, but we've had that many forwards that bang average types had to taken out here. A few who don't belong among the rest of the shite such as Samuel and Campbell remain in it, but there are some seriously bad options here. I've been looking forward to this one.

 

Not making it into the poll are Iain Russell, Brian Wake, Peter Weatherson, Peter MacDonald, Declan McManus, Denny Johnstone, Jai Quitongo, Gary Oliver, Bob McHugh, Connor Bell & John Sutton.


Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

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Brian Wake my Lord, Brian Wake

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Needless to say, anyone who doesn't vote for Donovan 'SPL' Simmonds should be banned and is probably a nonce.


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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Lawrence Shankland got my vote, on the basis he was absolutely dung for us, then waited till he left us before pulling the finger out.


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Garry O'Connor, a charlatan who took forever to turn up initially then managed to get fatter with every passing week of full time training. There's some awful players there but as an embarrassment he was in a class of his own.

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The nick of that list :lol:

I was quite young when he was here, but Witteveen was decent was he not?

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Simmonds, Kelbie, Cham, O'Connor, Barrowman, Donnelly, Dallas.

 

And yes Witteveen was pretty good. Actually had a respectable goalscoring record at Morton. Would happily have kept him.


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


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I was at that pre-season game at St. Mirren when Cham scored that absolute worldy right in front of us. Really well-taken. 

 

But man he was bad after that. Wonder what he's up to these days?


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


Do you like Abba?

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I was at that pre-season game at St. Mirren when Cham scored that absolute worldy right in front of us. Really well-taken.

 

But man he was bad after that. Wonder what he's up to these days?

Scorching summer day and our new Belgian striker tore them to shreds scoring a double. Expectations went through the roof.

 

Such a disappointment.

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Scorching summer day and our new Belgian striker tore them to shreds scoring a double. Expectations went through the roof.

 

Such a disappointment.

Then I put £50 on us to win the following week, and Annan put us out the cup.

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Went for Donnelly, Simmonds & Novo. Nacho wasn’t as bad as others that season, but I just absolutely despise the man and couldn’t not include him.

 

Andy Barrowman gave us peak Ross Forbes. If he’d have been in any way good, that might not have happened.

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Baffling that Novo has less votes here than O'Connor. Even as a 20 stone mess O'Connor was better for us.


 

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


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Baffling that Novo has less votes here than O'Connor. Even as a 20 stone mess O'Connor was better for us.

Was he!?!

 

O'Connor has to go down as one of Football's biggest wasters of all time. I don't think that he even broke sweat for us.


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O'Connor gave us that photo, though. For this alone he's a club legend.


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


Do you like Abba?

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Colin McMenamin for me by a country mile! Absolutely ruined our title challenge when the Easdales paid for his contract and apparently insisted he plays every week as part of the contract. He replaced Weatherson and we had to change our entire formation to suit him. We had to change to 2 up front as Spoonsy could both score and hold the ball up, whereas McMenamin could do neither. I think he scored two goals from penalty kicks and that was it!

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Colin McMenamin for me by a country mile! Absolutely ruined our title challenge when the Easdales paid for his contract and apparently insisted he plays every week as part of the contract. He replaced Weatherson and we had to change our entire formation to suit him. We had to change to 2 up front as Spoonsy could both score and hold the ball up, whereas McMenamin could do neither. I think he scored two goals from penalty kicks and that was it!

McMenamin was a huge disappointment, but most of this is bollocks.

 

He made 11 starts and 4 sub appearances, so there was clearly no contractual obligation to start him in every game.

 

He made his debut against Raith (from the bench) at the end of January, replacing David Graham, as we switched from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2, with him going up front alongside Peter MacDonald.

 

David Graham is really the pertinent part of that. He only made one more league start after that as Moore presumably fell out with him (falling out with managers was a regular occurrence in Graham's career) and our only other options for the right were Tony Wallace and Kyle Wilkie. Hence the preference for a 4-4-2 with three central midfielders and one of Hardie or Bachirou covering the right defensively rather than putting Wallace or Wilkie in the starting eleven. McMenamin was mostly a liability but our lack of credible right sided options was the reason for the change of formation.

 

In any case, we'd already been switching between 4-5-1 and 4-4-2 throughout the season prior to McMenamin signing. Archie Campbell had a run of 11 goals in 9 games playing in a 4-4-2 alongside Weatherson. Over the festive period we had been playing 4-5-1 with Weatherson up front for the wins against Partick & Dunfermline and being pumped by Dumbarton, but we then went 4-4-2 with McDonald and Weatherson up front at Cowdenbeath.

 

It was then MacDonald as a lone striker for the next couple of games before that Raith game and McMenamin's arrival, so Weatherson wasn't dropped to accommodate McMenamin. He was already out of the team when McMenamin was signed because Peter MacDonald was fit again, which was the correct decision because Peaso was the best centre forward at the club by a distance and scored 14 goals in 14 starts and 7 sub appearances that season.

 

You can of course argue that even playing the 4-4-2 we'd have been better off if McMenamin wasn't at the club and we had someone else partnering MacDonald - you'd be right - but McMenamin wasn't the reason we were playing it. Even when he wasn't in the starting XI and we played 4-4-2 in the second half of the season it was Campbell who was alongside MacDonald, not Weatherson; that Cowdenbeath game in January was the last time he started for the club.


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Oh Lord, Brian Wake

 

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If your facts are all correct then your memory is definitely better than mine! My general recollection is of being absolutely livid at McMenemy’s arrival scuppering our title bid. The option of 1 upfront with him in the team was a non-starter.

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Partick save-scumming the Cowdenbeath game they were losing turned that season around. Poxy, shitey club that they are. Hope this season isn't binned so they go doon.


 

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


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If your facts are all correct then your memory is definitely better than mine! My general recollection is of being absolutely livid at McMenemy’s arrival scuppering our title bid. The option of 1 upfront with him in the team was a non-starter.

Has your recollection been correct about any Morton event ever?


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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Partick save-scumming the Cowdenbeath game they were losing turned that season around. Poxy, shitey club that they are. Hope this season isn't binned so they go doon.

I hope they go bankrupt. Beat that.


You know I hate every pop star that I ever met.

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Has your recollection been correct about any Morton event ever?

My “general recollection” as stated above, yes. I don’t always trawl back and check my facts, which isn’t usually possible in many cases. However I did double check that the Easdales did fund McMenamin transfer and wages. If you also take into account that Spoonsy and Peaso were considered too good for the poll and yet McMenamin was first pick before them, then that backs up my recollection pretty strongly that he had to be played, either through pressure or, as I had heard, being written into the contract.

I had also heard he was their nephew but did not see any evidence for that.

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My “general recollection” as stated above, yes. I don’t always trawl back and check my facts, which isn’t usually possible in many cases. However I did double check that the Easdales did fund McMenamin transfer and wages. If you also take into account that Spoonsy and Peaso were considered too good for the poll and yet McMenamin was first pick before them, then that backs up my recollection pretty strongly that he had to be played, either through pressure or, as I had heard, being written into the contract.

I had also heard he was their nephew but did not see any evidence for that.

You seem to be mixing him up with their nephew that has the same name as them.

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