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#1058080 Duffy

Posted by Jamie_M on 16 February 2017 - 12:15 AM

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#1057864 Will Morton 'break Even' This Season?

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 February 2017 - 09:03 PM

You forgot the increased prize money.

I'd been working on the assumption that we might have broken even last season...
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#1057832 Morton V Falkirk

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 February 2017 - 06:15 PM

No, I did get the point.
Whether his contract was given by Dougie or Duffy is irrelevant, as is whether it was outwith the pay structure. He was given his contract by the club when we were in a league below where we are just now.
If he's not offered more or less what he currently gets, he'll likely look elsewhere.

The league we were in is also largely irrelevant as he wasn't signed as part of the budget structure for that league - he will likely have been a push the boat out signing outwith the budget for League 1.

I agree that offering the same again gives us a great chance of keeping him. If we offered him that tomorrow, he'd sign it. He's not stupid though. As a player at the club who has signed several contracts there, he'll have a rough idea of what the wage structure is. He'll also know if his current pay is within that or beyond that. He'll know already whether he's likely to get the same again or not depending on the levels.

If it is beyond our pay structure, he'll know he's unlikely to get that again. He'll naturally look around but will he be able to get that anywhere else either (whilst also gaining the other things that seem to be important to him right now like not relocating).

Many are assuming his wages are of a level that there's no way he'll get the same again while you assume it's within the realms of possibility. All we do know is that nobody really has a Scooby.
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#1057826 Morton V Falkirk

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

And why should he take a cut, he was given that deal while we were in League 1 and not even certain of promotion. We're now on the fringes of promotion to the Premiership.
It was pay cuts that got us relegated from the Championship in the first place.

You missed the point that is being discussed. It's nothing to do with reducing budgets and sustainability which you have immediately jumped on.

It's the assumption that Tidser was given a very good contract (potentially by Dougie rather than Jim, potentially outwith the pay structure) as an emergency signing to get us out of League 1 jail. The assumption being made is that, if his wages are still outwith our pay structure, for him to get a renewal, it will be on reduced terms that do fall within our pay structure.

All of it is based on assumptions though, we don't know what Tidser gets paid.
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#1056675 Raith Rovers Vs Morton

Posted by Jamie_M on 05 February 2017 - 09:57 PM

And Doyley should play. GREAT attitude.

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#1056654 Raith Rovers Vs Morton

Posted by Jamie_M on 05 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

Important we take something from this game to make sure we're not heading into a tailspin, and also so we're not heading to Ibrox with zero confidence. Raith are mince and in utterly horrendous form. Their supporters seem to have had as much Gary Locke as they can handle and we're in good position to heap more misery on them.

I'd make some changes, just to keep things fresh.


I'd take a draw, and no nore injuries.

Horrendous team choice. Good job it won't happen.
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#1056048 Ayr Vs Morton - Live On The Gibberish Channel

Posted by Jamie_M on 30 January 2017 - 02:23 PM

Are people seriously suggesting that Forbes deliberately bounced the ball off the ground and over the 'keeper for the second?

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#1055885 Ayr Vs Morton - Live On The Gibberish Channel

Posted by Jamie_M on 29 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

Ayr highlights for different angles.

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#1055686 Ayr Vs Morton - Live On The Gibberish Channel

Posted by Jamie_M on 28 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

I ****ing love Ross Forbes
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#1055462 Morton V Raith

Posted by Jamie_M on 26 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

Surely their highlights have been uploaded by now?

Surely you could have checked their website rather than bumping this thread for nothing?
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#1055100 Ayr Vs Morton - Live On The Gibberish Channel

Posted by Jamie_M on 25 January 2017 - 12:31 AM

That Home form table is beautiful.

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#1055069 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Jamie_M on 24 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

Forbes absolutely schooled their £750k Barca target on Saturday. Pleasing.
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#1054517 Scottish Cup: Morton V Falkirk

Posted by Jamie_M on 21 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

Without wanting to tempt fate, when's the draw for the fifth round?

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#1054214 Morton In The Media

Posted by Jamie_M on 18 January 2017 - 09:50 PM


Forbes talking about his goal and Shankland. Forgot they played together at Dunfermline so already have an understanding of how each other operate.
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#1054124 Morton V Raith

Posted by Jamie_M on 17 January 2017 - 04:43 PM

There's a lot of easy deflection and shoot downs going on here.

Someone has posted that their matchday experience didn't go as smoothly as they expected and highlighted it, identifying what they believe to have been the issue. I'd hope those in charge of the Commercial side at Cappielow are a little more open to constructive feedback.

Shotting it down with 'well, ye should come earlier' isn't the answer. Every business with cash paying customers identifies whether their current payment system is working as it needs to - from a Supermarket opening more tills when it's busy, the Scotrail having people with ticket machines on the platform at peak times.

Morton have clearly cut back on the number of open turnstiles and it's showing. We complain when away grounds only open 2 for us. We only opened 4 for the bulk of our home crowd.

It's a trivial issue right now - but there are a few issues that would be escalated if attendances increased as is being hoped.

The matchday experience - i'm not talking Morton putting on a pyro display (the Cowshed handle that when it's needed). But little things can be enough to put people off coming back.

Go onto P&B at 5pm any given Saturday. It's a sea of:

- Queues were too long.
- They only opened 2 turnstiles for us and we missed kick off.
- Turnstiles ran out of change.
- They ran out of pies.
- Pies were cold.
- Had to go to a stupid wee booth to buy a ticket, walk 3 steps and hand it back over.
- Legroom, my knees were behind my ears.
- Nae roof, got soaked.

It's this sort of stuff that turns people off.
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