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I should add that Edinburgh have announced a vendor, but not put their site online yet. They're borderline between Planned and Yes, then. 


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


Do you like Abba?

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Are other teams' streams going through a third-party server or directly from the clubs'? Hopefully server issues won't be a problem if it's hosted elsewhere - are the subscriptions also handled at the provider's end? If it's all all third-party I'm quietly confident it'll go okay... unless they think embedding on gmfc.net is a good idea (it's not, for us). 

Would be nice to be able to sign up - I'd have signed up for it weeks ago. I'm looking forward to it. 

Oh, and how do InterStadia season tickets work with the service? 

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Several are on the same hosted solution on a totally different domain. Others are on club-hosted pages but you'd have to assume the player is iframed in. I didn't check that and I'm on my phone now.

I believe Dunfermline and St. Mirren both use Interstadia for STs but I didn't see how their logins worked. I did happen to notice that one club (I *think* Falkirk, but I could be wrong) said that they'd created streaming accounts for all their ST holders and emailed them the details. That implies that they're separate from their ST system. I'd be surprised if any lower league club was joined-up enough to have a unified login for match attendance and streaming. (That's not a criticism because I don't think anyone saw this coming.)


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10 minutes ago, TRVMP said:

Several are on the same hosted solution on a totally different domain. Others are on club-hosted pages but you'd have to assume the player is iframed in. I didn't check that and I'm on my phone now.

I believe Dunfermline and St. Mirren both use Interstadia for STs but I didn't see how their logins worked. I did happen to notice that one club (I *think* Falkirk, but I could be wrong) said that they'd created streaming accounts for all their ST holders and emailed them the details. That implies that they're separate from their ST system. I'd be surprised if any lower league club was joined-up enough to have a unified login for match attendance and streaming. (That's not a criticism because I don't think anyone saw this coming.)

Yeah, I don't think it'd be worth the development investment to make it happen either. I just wonder if they've decided on their solution. 

Is the game on Tuesday on the season ticket? I haven't bought one so no idea, just curious. 

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3 hours ago, Deego said:

Yeah, I don't think it'd be worth the development investment to make it happen either. I just wonder if they've decided on their solution. 

Is the game on Tuesday on the season ticket? I haven't bought one so no idea, just curious. 

Nah, league cup isn't on the season ticket, so it will be subscription only. So we're talking several hundred signing up in the space of a couple of days, dealing with sign in issues, any gremlins in the system, etc etc. You'll know better than most that that is a very risk move.

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This is 100% a guess but I'm going to assume that we're going to use the same third-party provider as some of the other clubs, and they will handle the billing and login. From what I've seen, it's fairly robust, but it does require some setup for the buyer (Morton, in this case) so that the various sign-up options make sense. I'm not at all confident that they'll do this properly, but if we go with one of these known quantities then hopefully it won't be too much of a shambles.

Then again that's doubtless what they thought about Interstadia. I still can't quite believe that they're our current vendor.


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I'm not someone who normally criticises the club too much as I always feel that , even out with Covid19, it can't be an easy job.

However, given that it's almost four o'clock on the Friday before our first game of the season where the game is to be streamed on a system that is new to most, if not, all users, there is still no information on the club website on how to access the stream, how to pay for the stream, or when this info will be available.

Given the amount of criticism on these pages recently surely someone should be looking at the info to be posted on the website and making sure that

1) It's accurate, and 

2) Fit for publication.

 

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On 9/30/2020 at 11:01 PM, Scott said:

 

Is that it - two photos below the football?

https://www.smithsofgreenock.co.uk/Training-Kit-c48550709


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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Training kit looks great, only Morton would have some sort of commercial deal with the strip supplier that doesn't allow them to sell any other kit. Wonder what brain box though that one up?

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3 hours ago, 9 Strathblane Crescent said:

Training kit looks great, only Morton would have some sort of commercial deal with the strip supplier that doesn't allow them to sell any other kit. Wonder what brain box though that one up?

Well, no. That's pretty standard. The failing would be around choosing a supplier that doesn't have all the kit people want. 

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7 minutes ago, TRVMP said:

Well, no. That's pretty standard. The failing would be around choosing a supplier that doesn't have all the kit people want. 

There’s no point of that “custom branded” strips if we can’t get a decent training range along with it. Shouldn’t be that hard to get some good trackies made with the colours blue, white and yellow, just knock off a few old Boca designs.

 


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7 minutes ago, TRVMP said:

Well, no. That's pretty standard. The failing would be around choosing a supplier that doesn't have all the kit people want. 

I think the problem is that McTears never supplied the kit from the right manufacturer, however well intentioned it was. An unfortunate oversight no doubt. Assuming it was gifted by McTears rather than ordered by the club, that is. 

Presumably that's why the est1874 gear now has almost identical training tops for sale, but not quite as good so won't sell as well.

 

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And Smiths promoting the new est1874 range as 'Pre-Order 'The new Morton 1st Team Training T-Shirt' ' well no it's not I'd they are using the other stuff instead.

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11 minutes ago, Pedrodelawasp said:

The Joma community trust hoodie is nice

Aye but it's daft it exists. Same with their Joma strips.

Should be one universal identity (sponsor excepted).

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Strategically placed right by the Tunnel of Goats. 


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Suppose this is as good a place as any, new statement from Crawford:

https://www.gmfc.net/chairmans-statement/

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On the eve of our first competitive match in seven months we face Queen of the South in the Betfred Cup tomorrow night at Cappielow, in a closed-door game due to the constraints placed on us by the Scottish Government.

This is also our first live-streamed game which is currently the Club’s main source of income and we hope that the supporters can get right behind us.

Gerry McDade and Andy Ritchie are giving of their time to add value to the streaming with their live commentary which is incredibly exciting and we hope you all subscribe and cheer the boys to success.

The support that we have received from MCT has been overwhelming and the fans who are currently contributing to their club must be applauded and they give us the best chance of getting through these tough times.

Given the challenges of Covid, our staff, who have been furloughed, have had a terrible time and their ongoing support has been greatly appreciated as we face the toughest battle in the history of Greenock Morton Football Club. I would like to thank them all personally and hope that we can get through this pandemic together.

I salute you all!

The Staff and Management who have returned under part-time furlough have done a magnificent job in putting together a fantastic squad of players and in Hoppy’s own words, “This is one of the best squad of players that I have had the pleasure of working with…”

I, as Chairman, have the utmost respect for the team we currently have on and off the park and I am frustrated that the lockdown has impacted on them achieving greater success. We are all privileged to have them on board but we need to stay safe and the stringent controls within Cappielow Park must continue if we are to avoid any Covid-related issues.

Cappielow is again a fortress, but under very different circumstances and apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced as a direct result.

I cannot over-emphasise the importance of every member of staff and every Morton supporter of our Club to bond together during these horrendous times as ‘united together’ we have the ability to do something very special this season.

We hope you can all enjoy the game tomorrow night as we welcome competitive football back to Cappielow Park.

Stay safe and best wishes.

 

Crawford Rae

Club Chairman

Greenock Morton FC

Nothing too ground-breaking in there but again there's no actual link to where you sign up for the games. If you click Matches in the header, as you might expect, it's not in there either.

It's a fair enough statement but Crawford should be able to see that if this live streaming is the club's primary source of income then they need to make it as accessible as humanly possible. This would be like having Millions in a shop, but they're behind a secret door in the chiller aisle.


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Do you like Abba?

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On 10/3/2020 at 6:07 AM, Jamie_M said:

No.

People want this stuff.20201002_210818.jpg

Are...are Morton selling a 1st Team Training Shop via Smiths which is not the actual 1st Team Training Top that is being used by the actual 1st Team!????


 

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4 hours ago, hayfever said:

Are...are Morton selling a 1st Team Training Shop via Smiths which is not the actual 1st Team Training Top that is being used by the actual 1st Team!????

They’re using about 5 different training tops at this point, who knows. 
 

We’re getting the est 1874 range although they’re yet to mention it as well

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7 hours ago, hayfever said:

Are...are Morton selling a 1st Team Training Shop via Smiths which is not the actual 1st Team Training Top that is being used by the actual 1st Team!????

Well, the est1874 ones were the official ones until they announced these new official ones but they are only selling the est1874 ones not these ones. 

They wear whatever they like to be honest including these ones, the est1874 ones and any others they pull out the box from the past decade.

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