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#1064038 Jim

Posted by LargsTON on 16 April 2017 - 08:16 PM

I'm sure everyone can tell a story of how selfless Jim MacVicar was but I've two stories that summed the man up. My stag do was in Hamburg in 2008 and we were due to fly out from Edinburgh. I'd asked about transport on Facebook when Jim phoned me out the blue to say don't worry as he'd booked a minibus for us that he would drive up. He couldn't make the stag himself but point blank refused to take any cash for it and I had to force him to accept the petrol money. Secondly, I went a bit off the rails over the past couple of years and the first man to pick up the phone was Jim. He drove down to Largs within the hour and literally knocked sense into me, told me some home truths before handing me tickets to the circus insisting I took Elaine and Olivia, again refusing to take payment. He probably saved my marriage as I was ready for the heave ho at that point and I don't mind admitting that. He was a man that always put others first and I know he absolutely adored his wife and kids. This has hit me harder than I ever expected as I see a lot of myself in Jim and he told me I was a mirror image of himself. His passing will leave a huge void in my life. RIP Jim, I'll never forget you and thanks for everything x

I wouldn't normally post something this personal on the messageboard but this was Jim to a tee.
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#1064148 Jim

Posted by Toby on 17 April 2017 - 06:30 PM

For those who have been concerned, a few of us are on the way back from Sheffield just now. We were treated brilliantly by all the lads who also contributed significantly to his funeral fund. There were some Morton fans who came down without any really connection to Sheffield United that left feeling really humbled by our treatment, and particularly fond of our friends from Yorkshire.
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Posted by TRVMP on 10 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

Ed meant to green dot it, he said. Fair enough, we've all had a slip of the fingers once.
Twice in a row, that would be a bit weird.
Three times? Now that's pushing it. Surely not.
Four? You're having a laugh. There's no way that's an accident.

That would be four "accidental" red 'uns, then, in the space of a few hours, all on the same topic, all on the same guy, from the world champion of empathy and the CEO of Caring about Other Peoples' Maws, Incorporated.
And apparently some people wonder why I don't believe anything this clown has to say.
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#1065164 Play Off Dates - Confirmed

Posted by M4RKO on 02 May 2017 - 02:14 PM

Gaston's got his wee cousins 21st on the Friday night.
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#1064057 Jim

Posted by Toby on 16 April 2017 - 10:00 PM

I hope she doesn't mind me telling the story, but I was incredibly touched by his daughter Chelsea's reaction.

We heard a rumour he's died as we got off the train at Queen Street before she took the time to phone me and confirm. It's an honour that she thought of me as such a big part in Jim's life that she did that for me.

And then, when I messaged her today and said that if she needed anything just to ask, she offered me the same comfort. I'd like to think that such selfless behaviour was brought onto her by her dad. I told her he would be, and was, proud of her.

And quite rightly so.
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#1064335 Morton Vs Ayr

Posted by TRVMP on 19 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

"Well Tam, Wolves have met Morton's valuation. Would you like me to start contract negotiations? I reckon we can increase your current wages fivefold, before a signing on fee, and if you can break onto the first team you'll be playing in front of twenty thousand fans. Players in their league have had international callups too, of course."

"I appreciate it but we just beat a part-time team five nil."

"Say no more, son, say no more." *casts Wolves' opening offer into the fireplace*
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Posted by Toby on 10 May 2017 - 06:09 PM

So, how much has the groomer missed out on then?



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#1065315 Greenockmorton.org In Visual Form

Posted by Deano1874 on 05 May 2017 - 04:54 PM

Remember the time some of the roasters in here formed 'the clique' to hound Ed and me off the board.


We're still here.  :bouncy:  :bouncy:  :bouncy:  :bouncy:


Remember the time your sense of self-worth was overshot by such a distance that you thought a group of pals formed and existed to hound a degenerate alky Doctor's very own Smithers off an internet forum? 


Don't flatter yourself, lapdog.



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#1064151 Jim

Posted by capitanus on 17 April 2017 - 06:46 PM

For those who have been concerned, a few of us are on the way back from Sheffield just now. We were treated brilliantly by all the lads who also contributed significantly to his funeral fund. There were some Morton fans who came down without any really connection to Sheffield United that left feeling really humbled by our treatment, and particularly fond of our friends from Yorkshire.

I ran out of greenies for the day, having used them all on this thread. I owe you one.

Both Yourself and Jim have asked if I fancy a trip down to Bramall Lane throughout the years and today I regret never taking you up on the offer.

I also seen that earlier Nick Robinson donated £500 to the fund on behalf of the club. Credit to them for that, it says a lot about how he was regarded by many at Cappielow.
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#1064034 Jim

Posted by Deego on 16 April 2017 - 07:54 PM

Been struggling to process this since I was told last night. I just can't believe it. A guy that I've always personally felt I owe a tonne of favours, given all he did for me. A massive part of my life over the last 10 years, there's very few people I know like him. Absolutely stunned. A massive loss to Morton, friends and family.

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Posted by capitanus on 26 March 2017 - 03:21 PM

I don't know who you're trying to convince here. You weren't there and whoever has told you what happened on the day has misled you. I don't need to be told anything, I can read all I need to know with my own eyes.
1. As I said in an earlier post, it wasn't delayed because of Ernie's hearing problems. That's a complete fabrication.
2. The Trust have tried to have their OWN case dismissed on at least seven (7) separate occasions. Hardly the actions of people more than willing to have their evidence heard in court.
3. The Trust Deed did delay matters but only because the Trust chose to go down that route. JG's Trustee stated that he was not interested in the court case and was happy for it to continue. JG's people put up a bond to cover any losses to guarantee the Trust payment if they were successful. But the Trust chose to make a claim on the Trust Deed instead of continuing with their own action. If the Trust had continued with the action, and won, they would have recovered all of the claim as well as costs awarded by the court. THIS AMOUNT WAS COVERED BY THE BOND. Instead the Trust CHOSE to go with the Trust Deed with the likelihood of recovering less than £200 if successful. For the record, the Trusts claim on JG's Trust Deed was rejected by the Trustee for "insufficient evidence".
4. Not according to the Trusts own constitution, Supporters Direct Scotland and a top Glasgow law firm.
5. There are many people have been fooled by all this. I am not one of them.  :)


Bob knew within days that it was me who pulled the red wig photo. I told him it was me.
I still don't have a blog Davie.


I agree. It was a lovely day in Manchester yesterday, at least it was when I was there early afternoon.  :)


Talking of photographs, what happened to your profile pic?


Time was against me yesterday Davie. I don't drink but I'll happily sip a coffee with you when you're in town. Give me a shout.  :thumbup2:


That is a wee shame. You could have had people thinking you were tall, dark and handsome, instead of tall, light and seething.  :)


I'm sure it's something two grown men can sort out over coffee.  :)

Looks like it's game, set and match to Davie here.

All of the above just read like blubbering drivel from a complete pathetic joke of a grown man.

I take it back, you aren't a snake. Even a snake would know when to slither away and not return. You are too ****ing thick to be a snake.
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Posted by capitanus on 08 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

And in other news, does anyone see an uncanny resemblance between old Mentalfag and former TV Presenter and convicted Paedophile, Stuart Hall:


No doubt we'll hear 'It's a knockout' when any one of a number of folk from here eventually catch up with him.

:lol: :lol:
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#1041892 Next Seasons Away Strip Designed And Chosen By Fans

Posted by EanieMeany on 01 September 2016 - 06:22 PM

A new Morton social club would be full of whoppers like the people on here.

If it was like on here, there would be a few mouthpieces giving it large at the bar, a larger but still insignificant crowd of folk in a corner all muttering "if you weren't holding me back" into their pints and avoiding eye contact with the mob at the bar, a smattering of normal people and mortonjag dancing about in his boxers like yon guy in Still Game because some said the word "Trust" whilst LinwoodTon sniffed the seat he vacated in his madness.

Not that far removed from the Norseman as is, then.
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#1037524 Squad For Next Season.

Posted by Scott on 25 July 2016 - 07:30 PM

"There is so much negativity goes on, particularly on the social network sites, that it would be good if people were vocal about the positive side. I can’t really do anything about that, but what I am doing is sticking up for the players because they deserve credit.”

Who's the grass?

Lee Wallace.

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Posted by K K Kelbie on 14 June 2017 - 08:13 AM

Funnily enough, nobody has ever been able to explain what grooming has taken place or even for what purpose.


I guess the masters haven't explained that to all the minions yet.  :blink:


Fail. It was all set out on the evening when you shat out of attending the home play-off match r attending to The Norseman - spending it wiping drool, tears and snotters from your financially ruined, jakey groomer's chin instead. 



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#1064411 Best Takeaway In Inverclyde?

Posted by cappiecat on 20 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

I got a kebab in Dusseldorf the other year and it was s***e. In my drunken state, I'd assumed it would be like just back home. It wasn't, and I was very, very disappointed. 


Reads like a Smiths lyric.

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#1064230 Jim

Posted by EanieMeany on 18 April 2017 - 03:39 PM

I haven't posted on here for ages, but felt inclined to do so to add my own small tribute to Jim, even though I'm still at a loss for words.


Like many other people, I could list a litany of small acts of kindness from Jim - small acts, but an immense measure of the generosity and huge heart of the man. He'd do anything for anyone and was always brilliant company no matter the circumstances, from words of wisdom to an endless well of weird and wonderful stories - I once jokingly suggested that it'd be great if someone compiled a "Now That's What I Call MacVicar" best of off his stories, but there were so many that'd have you in stitches to ever be able to compile. Nearly everyone who spent any time in his company will have a good memory of him, one way or the other.


It was (and is) impossible not to love the man, a one-of-a-kind personality that'll be missed by so many people in so many ways. As I commented on Twitter regarding the fund-raiser, you can't measure a person's worth in pounds, but you can most definitely do so by how quickly and generously so many people were to make a contribution for him - in many cases, in a small way to pay back Jim's own generosity. That and the depth and number of the tributes paid to him tell their own story.


We've lost one of our very best.

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#1063985 Jim

Posted by Deano1874 on 16 April 2017 - 10:03 AM



A page has been set up to help pay for the funeral costs. 


Dig deep, everyone. 

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Posted by dunning1874 on 12 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

Maybe that's exactly what you should do, sit down and have a pint with him.


You'd possibly then see it all in a different light once you've heard it all from the horses mouth.


That's exactly the point though, isn't it? How can people see it all in different light?


I'm guessing that the vast majority of people broadly agree with LargsTON and CHC on the case: they don't know the truth of what happened and had no personal involvement, they back no side in the case and accordingly they don't view Jim Gallagher or the Trust much differently on the back of it.


However, that's simply not all there is to it, because the behaviour of you and your master is an issue above and beyond the outcome of the case. Regardless of the rights and wrongs of the court case, the way your master has conducted himself - that's him specifically, independently of JG - is absolutely disgraceful and even if the case had gone entirely, 100%, unequivocally in JG's favour, it wouldn't change that fact.


Sitting down for a pint with Jim as you suggest and hearing his whole side of things wouldn't change the facts of how your master behaved outwith the realms of the case. It's not about the rights and wrongs of the case, it's about everyone seeing through his behaviour that Newall is an absolutely despicable human being. Do you really, truly, honestly, not see why people view him (and by extension yourself) that way?

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