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#1067464 £120K On New Turnstiles

Posted by Jamie_M on 20 May 2017 - 06:27 PM

Having worked on them for 8 years I can't begin to explain how tedious it was having every second teuchter away fan say "you could be doing with some wd40 for that", and thinking they were the first person ever to crack that joke.

Should have got some WD40 the first time then shouldn't you/.
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#1067272 The Great Collapse Of 03/04

Posted by Jamie_M on 19 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

Then you'll love mine on The Great Regression to the Mean.

You love using that big phrase. I I still don't think you understand that big phrase.
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#1067254 The Great Collapse Of 03/04

Posted by Jamie_M on 19 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

Looking forward to 'The Great Collapse of 16/17' articles.
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#1067202 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Jamie_M on 18 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

Would be hard enough for him to go back having helped Dumbarton finish ahead of them contributing to their relegation (through no fault of his own, crazy decision to sanction the loan).

Now they would ask him to take a pay cut for coming back to the mess they have created? He should, quite rightfully, tell them to do one.
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#1067063 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Jamie_M on 17 May 2017 - 09:19 AM

The fact that Joe ****ing McKee was instrumental in a team taking a draw at Tannadice and an absolutely dreadful Hamilton team who we've already beaten are now confirmed in the bottom two only increases the feeling that this season was a massive missed opportunity rather than something to celebrate. The winner of Falkirk v Dundee Utd is going up and it should have been us.

Absolutely. Not interested in celebrating a complete non-achievement. The fanfare for reaching the playoffs and the plucky underdog that found it a stretch too far narratives are embarrassing.

We failed. We either blew it or bottled it, neither of which are something to celebrate.

We are better than each of the other teams in the playoffs but yet we are with our contribution to the playoffs completely negligible.

This season will be hard to forget. But I won't hold it as 'the best Morton team I have seen' like many others will. I will look back at another spectacular capitulation.

Duffy won the fans over in the end and maybe rightfully so. But his dealings in the January transfer window and his inability to stop the rot in the final third of the season places huge question marks back over him for me.

Sorry, I won't be contributing to any statue fund.
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#1067029 Andy Millen

Posted by Jamie_M on 16 May 2017 - 08:32 PM

It was a different time back then. You could be player of the year in the whole league and still be built like Danny DeVito.

Jon Scullion clearly born in the wrong decade.
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#1066973 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Jamie_M on 16 May 2017 - 04:57 PM

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#1066844 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Jamie_M on 15 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

I'd love Gunning back but some of the fawning over him is ridiculously ott.

It's a far more credible stance than those on here who have said they'd be happy with Scullion or Kudus signing on again.
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#1066823 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Jamie_M on 15 May 2017 - 05:23 PM

He had one excellent game against the midden. Didn't show anything to suggest he was markedly better than either Tam or Lamie.Much more important roles in the team need attention before we throw a hamper of cash at Gunning.

... retreats to a safe distance.

Yes, because the comedic defending that largely contributed to us getting skelped in the playoffs is the benchmark to which we aspire.
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#1066784 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Jamie_M on 15 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

Rumour has it Shankland was offered a deal but put his signature wide of the line.

Having an attempt and missing? That's a step forward for him.

I heard he couldn't be arsed leaning forward enough from him chair to even reach the contract.
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#1066760 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Jamie_M on 15 May 2017 - 01:45 PM

If this was January, I would be delighted with the news. It's May so it grates a bit that the right thing has finally been done. A feeling of relief that correct decisions are being made rather than more wasteful ones.

No complaints on those leaving. Shame for Pepper but he could hardly have been given an extension so had to be on the list. Offering to continue to help his rehabilitation is the right thing to do which could extend to coming in for training in future and who knows but for the time being its correct that his wage is freed up.

Good to see in writing that Shankland has gone. Now, delete his number from Jim's phone and set up a roadblock to ensure he never darkens our doorway again.
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#1066596 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 May 2017 - 08:06 PM

And to think, Yogi was St Mirren's first choice to replace Alex Rae but he knocked them back. Oh what could have been.
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#1066529 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

Quality autocorrct, that was Brechin of course.
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#1066469 Club Stature

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 May 2017 - 01:13 PM

Yes, we are.

Decades of underachievement mean nobody sees us as anything more than a yoyo club between the Championship and League 1, with the odd unexpected fairytale unsuccessful tilts at promotion to the top flight, once in a blue moon.

The talk of us being bigger than all the clubs you listed is nothing more than looking at it through blue and white tinted specs. The majority of those clubs are streets ahead of us off the field, and more successful on average in recent times than us on the field.

The fact that so many of our fans accept the plucky, punching above our weight opinion and celebrate the failure just adds to it.
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#1066445 The Big Ginormous Playoff Thread

Posted by Jamie_M on 13 May 2017 - 11:53 AM

Don't think it was about condoning anything, just a bit of appreciation for what has been a good season. It might have been even better, sure, but there's nothing for the squad/manager to be ashamed of.

We were comfortably the 2nd best team in the league.

We failed to muster a credible title challenge when Hibs were drawing their way to the title.

We failed to finish 2nd and ultimately finished 4th.

We failed to comfortably secure the playoffs. With 3 games to go and on a shocking run of form, we were in danger of chucking away our play off spot. We just snuck into the playoffs with a draw at home to the worst team in the league.

We failed to compete in the playoffs.

We failed to compete in the last Derby of the season. We were humiliated at home to St Mirren. Had we bothered our arses that game, they would have taken their place in the relegation playoff.

We failed to win any of our last 11 games.

This, ultimately, turned into a season of failure.
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