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League Cup Group Stage Summary

Premier Sports Cup 2021/22 Summary – by Dean McKinnon. Morton’s season got off to a somewhat troublesome beginning as pre-match COVID testing hindered The Ton’s curtain-raising clash at Stair Park. The match against Stranraer was forfeited as news broke that a substantial number of first team players faced a ten-day isolation period following positive tests in the squad. This was not a consequence unique to Morton, with Ross County and Dumbarton withdrawing from their matches against Forfar

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Match Preview - Morton vs Dunfermline (Championship 31st July)

Morton vs Dunfermline – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon Familiar is not a word we’ve used particularly often in the last eighteen months or so, having been replaced with the word unprecedented. Cappielow on Saturday will have a foot in both camps as the age-old anticipation of the start of a league campaign meets restrictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID. Face masks, staggered entry times and social distancing are unfamiliar requirements to observe our national sport, however t

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Chris Millar- A Tribute

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Chris Millar- A Tribute by Russell Gordon   With another new season approaching, and the League Cup group stages taking on the role of the season's curtain raiser in recent years, Morton will welcome some unfamiliar guests next week in Lowland League "runners-up" East Kilbride. However, as we're well aware, their newly signed club captain certainly doesn't fit into such a category amongst the Cappielow faithful. This conveniently gives me a tenuous link to w

Never In Doubt.

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Never In Doubt.   A Review of Morton's 2020-21 season, Part Three. By Russell Gordon.   Montrose away it was then, after it had looked like Morton were going to be forced into renewing hostilities with old pals, Falkirk. On paper an easier tie, but given Falkirk's spectacular (not to mention hilarious) collapse, that possibly wasn't the case. Morton made their second trip in just over a week up to Angus and could have been forgiven for having a bit of

Departures, Defeats, Draws and Dismissals.

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Departures, Defeats, Draws and Dismissals.   A Review of Morton's 2020-21 Season, Part Two. By Russell Gordon   As 2020 came to an end and 2021 began, Morton could actually look forward to the new year with a degree of optimism, in spite of all the uncertainty in the background. Sitting in a comfortable position in the table, and with a fixture list that looked quite favourable, even the most pessimistic of observers would've looked upon the month of

Storm Clouds Are Gathering...

(Photo- Gary Bradley) Storm Clouds are Gathering... A Review of Morton's 2020-21 Season, Part One. By Russell Gordon   Well, that's it finished, then. Another season of struggle and a seventh consecutive season in the Championship awaits for Morton. When we look back in years to come, we'll see a ninth placed finish and a comfortable play off campaign that secured our Championship status with the minimum of fuss. But boy, that doesn't even scratch the surface of one of the mo

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Match Preview - Airdrieonians vs Morton (Playoff Final 18th/21st May)

Airdrieonians vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon. It’s the last chance saloon for Morton. The Cappielow side must best Airdrieonians over a minimum of 180 minutes as both sides battle it out to secure the last available Championship berth next season. The League One side will host their Championship counterparts on Tuesday night at The Excelsior Stadium, with Cappielow playing host to the second leg on Friday night in front of the BBC Scotland cameras. These matches will also b

Match Preview - Montrose vs Morton (Championship Playoff Semi Final)

Montrose vs Morton – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon After Friday’s disappointing stalemate against Arbroath, it was confirmed that Morton would be the Championship’s representatives in the relegation playoffs. The 0-0 draw encapsulated The Ton’s season thus far, with a lack of attacking prowess handicapping the Greenock side as they failed to register a single shot on target in the ninety minutes. MacPherson will be forced into changing his defensive setup as club captain Sean McGinty

Match Preview - Arbroath vs Morton (Championship 30th April)

Scott Bannerman. Brian Wake. Carlo Monti. Greg Kiltie. Charlie Telfer. Among the nerves and pessimism surrounding this evening’s relegation shootout, there is an opportunity for someone to place their name among those who have stepped up when the club has needed them most. Morton and Ayr both have 28 points to their name, with Arbroath boasting one more point, sitting on 29. With David Hopkin’s side taking on an Inverness side with nothing to play for, Morton’s task sounds simple on paper. It’s

A Blast From The Past...

(Photo-D Sargent, Ayr United FC) A Blast From The Past... by Russell Gordon With apathy and pessimism in plentiful supply ahead of Friday's winner-takes-all relegation showdown at Gayfield, someone has to look for some crumb of comfort heading into the game. So, whilst it may well be a case of clutching at straws, it should be noted that the weight of recent history is very much in Morton's favour. There's no point in pretending that we're not in a familiar position here, with the

Match Preview - Morton vs Alloa (Championship 24th April)

Morton vs Alloa – Match Preview by Dean McKinnon 6th QOTS – 31 points (GD -11) 7th Arbroath – 29 points (GD -5) 8th Ayr – 27 points (GD -6) 9th Morton – 27 points (GD -11) Morton vs Alloa. Ayr vs QOTS. Dunfermline vs Arbroath. I’ve attempted to compose the opening paragraph of this week’s match preview a few times, however a quick glance towards the Championship table gives far more context than my meek scribing could ever provide. With two fixtures left in the
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