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Jamie_M

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#1064657 Play Off Dates

Posted by Jamie_M on Yesterday, 05:59 PM

:unsure:

So does that mean the home club get 50% of the gate money, or 15% + 50/85s of the revenue? Does the costs get deducted from the overall amount?


The home team keep 15% (to cover the costs of staging the match) plus half of the 85% (so they keep 57.5% in total).

Incidentally, this is the same percentage as a home cup tie would be (where the home team keep 20%, 5% goes to the league and the remaining 75% is split between both clubs - so home clubs get 20% plus 37.5% = 57.5%).
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#1064573 Morton Vs Ayr

Posted by Jamie_M on 22 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

Ayr almost got the win near the end, they looked more like scoring in the second half.


Won't lie, a little disappointed they didn't.
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#1064474 Morton Vs Ayr

Posted by Jamie_M on 22 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

If we were to lose today, but QOS and Dunfermline fail to pick up 3 points, are we guaranteed playoffs?


Yes
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#1064470 Morton Vs Ayr

Posted by Jamie_M on 21 April 2017 - 11:52 PM

We were top of the form table at the start of March. Now, we're comfortably at the bottom of it. Is it any wonder people are questioning it? A drop of that magnitude is more than just a bit of a slump.
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#1063626 Raith Rovers V Morton

Posted by Jamie_M on 15 April 2017 - 09:53 AM

I won't lie, I am still seething from Tuesday.

It wasn't just a slump in form. A fully committed performance where things just don't come off on the night and we lose, that I can accept as part of a slump in form.

But that gutless performance devoid of any effort, in a game of that magnitude, leading to us getting absolutely pumped rather than just losing, is far harder to just forgive and forget.

Form team or not, they aren't THAT good. They aren't issuing pumpings left right and centre. They drew with Dumbarton on Saturday. We surrendered and let them embarrass us. The team have, amd rightfully so, taken a fair bit of stick for that. Regardless of what they have achieved it was unacceptable.

If they put no effort into that sort of game, what makes us think they are really going to lift it to try to gun for 2nd rather than just meekly accept that the playoffs are all but there so they can have a bit of a holiday for a few weeks until the playoffs?

I will be there, driving through later. But won't exactly say I am looking forward to it.
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#1063506 Jim Duffy

Posted by Jamie_M on 12 April 2017 - 09:12 PM

I'm still in shock at how bad Shankland was last night. Took a mate along who's unfortunately a Partick fan, and he couldn't believe how bad, unfit and disinterested he was. Can we emergency loan someone in still?


Completely. Shouldn't wear the jersey again. He should have had a spring in his step after getting the goal (albeit from the penalty spot) on Saturday. He should have had a point to prove to that mob. It should have emulated Ryan Hardie's return against them where he scored a double.

Instead, he put in a shameful performance and can GTF as far as i'm concerned. Doyle's tweet from Saturday needed reversed.

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#1063394 Morton Versus Saint Mirren

Posted by Jamie_M on 12 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

Folk got pelters for jumping up and down singing time to go, for telling Forbes he was useless, and generally for going way over the top. Criticism is fine, there was plenty to be critical about, and some of those same criticisms (failing to sign a decent striker being a main one) are still very relevant. I did not, however, believe that it was time for Duffy to go. I thought he had earned a bit more patience from the fans, even by that point. I think that's the point - criticism is healthy and Duffy deserves some criticism, but keep it in perspective.


The biggest influence that led to the TTG chants was the fact that Duffy had just had a poor a transfer window. We looked ill-prepared for the season ahead and performances, and results, were vindicating this opinion. He fixed it (with the signings of Murdoch and Gunning outside of the transfer window) and the team found some rhythm, gelled, began to perform and we have the bonus that Jai came good out of nowhere.

Fast forward to January and all the reasons why the TTG chants surfaced before became relatively apparent again. Duffy had a stinker of a January transfer window and this time he did NOT sort it.
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#1063388 Raith Rovers V Morton

Posted by Jamie_M on 12 April 2017 - 09:41 AM

There lies the issue. Folk can't be ared going after a few shaky results. Still all to play for.

That's why we're a diddy like supported club


It's well documented that for financial reasons fans might pick and choose their games these days. The playoffs are all but secure bar a horrible collapse, performances have been below par for a while now and we've lost to feckin Dunfermline, Dumbarton and St Mirren in recent weeks. What is there to motivate the fans until the playoffs? What is 'all to play for?' We WON'T get 2nd and they seem to have accepted that.

That game last night meant so much to the fans (both with an eye on the top end of the table but also the bottom). That performance was completely unacceptable in that game. Once again, St Mirren win the head to head record against us. 'Forever in Our shadows' was mocked when we beat them but that's 2 rancid years of St Mirren teams that still bested us.

I love this team and it has been a great season. But it's fizzling out at the wrong time and I fear it'll be remembered as a season where we blow such a glorious chance.
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#1063387 Stand For Wee Dublin End

Posted by Jamie_M on 12 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

Saw a St. Mirren man saying on Facbeook that they ran out of change and started letting people in for £15.


Add that to the list of why the turnstile operation needs reviewed.
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#1063386 Stand For Wee Dublin End

Posted by Jamie_M on 12 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

time to get this built money has to found. if we want to bring away fans to our ground .expecting people to pay full price to stand in pouring rain is a disgrace.


Yes. That 100% is the priority this morning...
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#1062786 New Role At Morton

Posted by Jamie_M on 08 April 2017 - 09:59 AM

Maybe our new representative had something to do with bringing the visiting fans into the Cowshed.
If so, good start.


Good thinking Columbo. Pity they didn't literally put that as the first line in the article to help us deduce that.
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#1062383 Dumbarton V The Famous

Posted by Jamie_M on 02 April 2017 - 08:36 PM

We're all kind of jumping the gun here are we not?
 
For all we know the club do know about it and, if it was booked years ago as Toby suggested, it was probably done during one of his one year contracts.


Makes no difference if he was on a one year contract or a long term one. With that, he wouldn't know where he'd be playing and therefore could have been at any club in with a playoff potential. Can imagine the conversations along the line of 'I can sign, but if you get to the playoffs I can't play'. WTF?

I've been to several job interviews where they ask if you have any holidays booked. But surely that conversation is not needed in professional sport.

Shambles. Whether he's solely to blame or if someone at the club authorised it so is also to blame, either way it just shouldn't have been allowed to happen.

Surely there's a standard date where preseason starts, a date that comes after all potential fixtures have been played. Any extra time before that when a club isn't involved in the later games is a bonus rather than an expectation. Surely you don't book anything that comes before that date? It's just madness to do anything else.

When looking ahead to this year's holidays, my girlfriend wanted to go on holiday in May. I told her to bolt, it'll be June, because we might be in the playoffs. I'm just a fan and can make that decision, not a player...
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#1062192 Hibernian Vs Morton - Wednesday 29 March 19:45

Posted by Jamie_M on 01 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

Just a simple 'Hibs manager, you're a w*nker, you're a w*nker...' Will suffice as opposed to the terrible efforts above.
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#1062073 Hibernian Vs Morton - Wednesday 29 March 19:45

Posted by Jamie_M on 30 March 2017 - 08:35 PM

The club made a wee effort to get people in for the Dunfermline game, but I'd like to see more of that for the Hibs game. Get it started earlier in the week.


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#1061956 Hibernian Vs Morton - Wednesday 29 March 19:45

Posted by Jamie_M on 29 March 2017 - 11:17 PM

no doubt Neil Lennon will have 100 plus police officers protecting him on the way home and outside.............even though the country can ill afford it for this vile creature


go to bed.
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