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#1054003 Morton V Raith

Posted by Scott on 15 January 2017 - 09:06 PM

Have heard the story about the club refusing a couple of hundred quid for editing software. To be fair, understandable if they couldn't really justify it. What did they really need? There's plenty of free software out there (that i'm sure most use) - doesn't need to be movie quality. Basic splice and dice, quick intro, nothing more.

It's free entry already for under 12s - which is fine for existing fans taking their kids. But how is that message getting out there to other kids to encourage their parents to take them? I've heard we do some visits to schools. We should do more. What about other groups? Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, BB etc. Could we be targeting them? Encouraging the leaders to take their group along for a day out? I went to my first ever Scotland game this way - with the BB. Could offer the leaders a free ticket to help it along (or free tickets to anyone in those that are 12-16).

It's great to see when the community teams are there at the front of the cowshed, making lots of noise and having a good time. We need to target more of the potential future fans.

As for 'bring a friend' - i'm sure many fans are trying, but it really is hard to coax those stayaway fans back. How about giving season ticket holders a couple of tickets/half price tickets that they can give to friends to bring them along (I know they could just give them to people who were already going to go, giving them a discount but worth a try).

Still too much effort given to targeting existing fans though and asking us to do more. The club need to reach out more to those not attending.

Marketing - social media strategy, local marketing. We've been producing some amazing creative recently (back the boys, Gunning for glory, score to settle etc). But there's no real strategy on how this creative is used. Sometimes sent to the mailing list, sometimes on Twitter, sometimes Instagram, sometimes Facebook. Should be a consistent approach - posted on all social media platforms (and the official site) all at the one time, and some physical posters printed and displayed in key locations in town. Or printed in the Tele as an advert.

I know the previous commercial regime were atrocious but I remember one moment when they actually did some work. We had just pumped Dunfermline away. Within minutes of full time, they sent out a mailshot offering hospitality for the next game. Striking when the iron is hot. We should do more of that.

While they can't guarantee a performance on the park for anyone that comes along, they do have to make sure everything else runs smoothly though. Only opening half the turnstiles at the Cowshed/Sinclair St end for example, and many missing the kickoff due to the queues doesn't help.

I'd thought of that too. On the 'bring a friend' point, I had a few mates who would come along last season every so often but after the concession prices went up (they're all FT students at the moment) none of them have come this season. 

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#1053887 Morton V Raith

Posted by Scott on 14 January 2017 - 10:56 PM

Very pleased with the result against a stuffy (at best) Raith side. Murdoch, Nesbit and Oliver were outstanding, but in truth the team as a whole were solid. Defence had a couple of wobbles but in contrast to previous wobbly Morton defences this one always looks capable of getting behind the ball and blocking the errors. A couple of good saves from Gaston too.

Noticed that the whole team (apart from Gaston, obviously) ran to Shankland when he scored - nice to see them all making the new guy feel at home. Good team spirit - the best in a long time.

Yep, noticed them all running to Shankland too. It's an absolute pleasure watching this team. Every one of them fights together each week and gives it their all. Brilliant.
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#1053591 Alba Fixtures

Posted by Scott on 13 January 2017 - 11:08 AM

Queen of the South at Cappielow on Saturday 11 March and away at Falkirk on Saturday 18 March have been selected for live television coverage by BBC Alba. Both matches will now kick off at the later time of 5.15pm.


Just realised, that's 2 weeks in a row with a late kickoff.

When does Alba's contract with the SPFL end? Seriously hope they get binned after it. 

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#1053447 Squad For Next Season.

Posted by Scott on 11 January 2017 - 07:07 PM

Yeah I'd agree Duffy is a complete gent whenever he's speaking to the media and in person. Always very honest. Compare him to the arsehole we had employed before him who talked the biggest load of s***e ever and ended up getting a sick note so he didn't need to do anymore interviews with the press. Night and Day difference.

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#1053175 Iphone Screen Repair

Posted by Scott on 09 January 2017 - 05:27 PM

Has anyone had their iPhone screen replaced/fixed in Greenock before and can recommend a shop? Apple are looking for £126 so wondered if we could get it done cheaper in the town.

Asking for someone else. :excl:


I used smart repair on Nicholson St in Greenock back in the summer. Cost £60 for brand new screen and fixed it within an hour. They also give you a one month warranty. If you have a look at their Facebook page they get good reviews constantly so would recommend.
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#1052171 Squad For Next Season.

Posted by Scott on 04 January 2017 - 02:37 PM

Nesbitt loan extended till the end of the season.


Gunning now, please.

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#1051771 Do We Really Want The Skunks Relegated

Posted by Scott on 31 December 2016 - 06:52 PM



In what way do we "deserve everything coming our way" ?


We won't be relegated to Legaue 1 and you can feel free to quote me on that at any time.



Absolutely LOVING the billy big bollocks attitudes in here lads.


You've just beaten St.Mirren for the first time in 17 years and you've suddenly got the arrogance of the Old Firm about you.

U ok Div m8?

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#1051769 Saint Mirren V Greenock Morton - 31/12/16

Posted by Scott on 31 December 2016 - 06:51 PM

Brilliant from the team to huddle in and get a grip of the game. Really impressed by that despite most of them being very young. I don't think I've ever liked and had as much time for a morton team in my life. Each and every one of them fighting for us.

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#1051139 2016-17 Championship Updates

Posted by Scott on 27 December 2016 - 11:18 PM

Yep, saw that. I really hope something comes of it. Sir Gav, what a guy.

Imagine the scenes if Sir Gav got a last minute winner on Saturday. 

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#1051032 Saint Mirren V Greenock Morton - 31/12/16

Posted by Scott on 27 December 2016 - 01:31 PM

St Mirren fans appear to be confident ahead of this saying we're "nothing special" and that they will still avoid relegation. Time for Sir Gavin to step up and bury these cretins. 

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#1050804 Morton V Qos

Posted by Scott on 24 December 2016 - 04:33 PM

Horrible game but did well to see it out with a clean sheet. Big Tam getting another goal today. Madness for anyone to think about dropping him.
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#1050722 Morton V Qos

Posted by Scott on 23 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

Bonucci I and Bonucci II must play at centre-back.

Still don't think it's a wise idea taking out an important goal threat at the minute. Kilday is a great player, but I thought Tam had a great game last week against Hibs.
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#1050594 Squad For Next Season.

Posted by Scott on 22 December 2016 - 09:53 PM

If Quitongo had more goals to his name by now we'd earn a daft amount if we sold him.
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#1050259 Morton V Hibs - 17/12/16

Posted by Scott on 18 December 2016 - 12:52 AM

If we had a decent striker up front today we'd have won that comfortably. Very important we get someone decent in January.
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#1049738 Dunfermline Vs Morton - Saturday 10 December 2016

Posted by Scott on 10 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

When we're struggling up top put O'Ware there and bring on another CH. He's more effective up there than that useless donkey.
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