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Match Thread - Morton vs Dunfermline (Scottish Cup 12th Jan)


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It'll freeze overnight on Monday but prior to that there's going to be a mild weekend (well, mild by Scottish winter standards). Hopefully they can keep this game on.

Per the website update yesterday we should have the squad fully de-COVIDfied by then, although Rae might well have let half the senior squad go.

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If it's right that we have 4 players with covid, as opposed to just isolating, they surely would be a bit below par at best to play football so soon afterwards?  It has after effects that can be very serious even in younger folk - lung scarring from the pneumonia, possible cardiac damage, blood thickening that can cause heart attacks or strokes, all sorts of stuff.  Foolhardy to play football after covid without a full health check after it subsides.

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So if we beat some Fifers, we get some more Fifers.

Crap.

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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23 hours ago, AyrshireTon said:

So if we beat some Fifers, we get some more Fifers.

Crap.

Some might see it that way I see opportunity. 

50/50 v Dunfermline win that surely 80% v East Fife, even though we lost there recently in the cup.

Last 16 in cup, as I say opportunity. 

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40 minutes ago, Ton4life said:

Some might see it that way I see opportunity. 

50/50 v Dunfermline win that surely 80% v East Fife, even though we lost there recently in the cup.

Last 16 in cup, as I say opportunity. 

80% is way too optimistic. 60% at best. 

I agree it's an opportunity. It's take the easiest possible draw every time. So I also see it as an opportunity, but Dunfermline and East Fife will rightly see it in the same way. 

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1 hour ago, TheGoon said:

You canny drag them down here on 24 hours notice, I think. Dick would blow a gasket.

Or arrange testing and get results back in that timeframe, seeing as that is the main condition on our league still operating.

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Seems illogical as we are playing them Friday in the Championship.

While I understand games with L1 and lower would be suspended don't get reason for stopping our game.

This will fuck up the whole competition might need to play 3 games in first week in February for some teams yet to play the last round.

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1 hour ago, Ton4life said:

Seems illogical as we are playing them Friday in the Championship.

While I understand games with L1 and lower would be suspended don't get reason for stopping our game.

This will fuck up the whole competition might need to play 3 games in first week in February for some teams yet to play the last round.

Because looking at Morton's fixture list specifically for this week to make an exception was high on their agenda when deciding to suspend the competition completely.

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I'm not explicitly saying that wee part-time teams should be automatically relegated when the season ends*, but full-time footballers would be able to play with a day's notice, whereas half the part-timers at Arbroath would face sigificant disruption to their day jobs if they were asked to duck out of work early to go to Greenock tomorrow.

*but hypothetically, if I was, I'd be saying this would be a great justification.

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2 minutes ago, TRVMP said:

I'm not explicitly saying that wee part-time teams should be automatically relegated when the season ends*, but full-time footballers would be able to play with a day's notice, whereas half the part-timers at Arbroath would face sigificant disruption to their day jobs if they were asked to duck out of work early to go to Greenock tomorrow.

*but hypothetically, if I was, I'd be saying this would be a great justification.

Or to get tested before that.

Assuming they are not all furloughed.

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How is testing working over there? It's a bit of a free-for-all here in Texas. I had to take a test just before Christmas and it involved driving to a vacant lot, giving them $120, getting a nasal swab, waiting 15 minutes, then getting the all-clear, then going to 7-Eleven to buy lager. (The last step was optional, admittedly.) Is it that fast and cheap in Scotland?

edit: the upshot of the question is - how quick and dirty is testing, can it easily accommodate fixture changes etc.

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6 hours ago, TRVMP said:

How is testing working over there? It's a bit of a free-for-all here in Texas. I had to take a test just before Christmas and it involved driving to a vacant lot, giving them $120, getting a nasal swab, waiting 15 minutes, then getting the all-clear, then going to 7-Eleven to buy lager. (The last step was optional, admittedly.) Is it that fast and cheap in Scotland?

edit: the upshot of the question is - how quick and dirty is testing, can it easily accommodate fixture changes etc.

In comparison, it's free testing and lots of options here in Australia. I've been a couple of times to the drive-through which is at the local showgrounds in a giant shed and it's quick and efficient, with results by text the following morning (if negative). The test is the swab in throat then both nostrils. 

Walk-in testing sites available as well, as completely free (unless it's as part of an appointment you are paying for anyway).

 

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7 hours ago, TRVMP said:

How is testing working over there? It's a bit of a free-for-all here in Texas. I had to take a test just before Christmas and it involved driving to a vacant lot, giving them $120, getting a nasal swab, waiting 15 minutes, then getting the all-clear, then going to 7-Eleven to buy lager. (The last step was optional, admittedly.) Is it that fast and cheap in Scotland?

edit: the upshot of the question is - how quick and dirty is testing, can it easily accommodate fixture changes etc.

I mean its free but thats not for tests which return results the same day. Elite sportspeople can get the test that takes 15minutes but I'm sure they said the cost of that would be a couple thousand to do the whole matchday staff. 

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To be clear, you can get free/subsidized tests here too. I just mean that there is plenty of scope for private enterprise to dole out tests in pretty much any way they see fit.

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