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#1070969 Season Tickets

Posted by Scott on 17 July 2017 - 08:32 PM

The good thing with the fan card is you don't have to make a financial investment early on.

Honestly think the current squad wouldn't have a chance of finishing top half, so very curious to see who Duffy brings in before the league kicks off. Likely to make or break our season.

Why so? Every signing has been an improvement on those who left apart from Lindsay.
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#1070173 Youth Academy

Posted by Scott on 03 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

Ok, will agree to disagree. I personally wouldn't regard a young player that breaks into the first team within a year of coming to the club as being a product of the clubs youth academy.

When they both came to Morton they weren't anywhere near ready for first team football. Now they are and are valuable assets to the club. I'd say that's a success.
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#1069956 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Scott on 29 June 2017 - 10:52 PM

Absolutely no chance of Gunning re-signing for the reasons mentioned a couple of times previously - too expensive and he's hard work/not all there. We also already have 4 experienced guys that can play centre-half.

If he's "hard work/not all there", why did Duffy try to keep him in January then?
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#1069713 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by Scott on 24 June 2017 - 07:08 PM

That was one of the best moments I've had as a Morton fan. Winding those w*nkers up either side of us for 85 mins then we take the lead. Never seen so much rage from an opposition support in my life.
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#1069692 Pre-Season

Posted by Scott on 24 June 2017 - 12:45 PM

Full time 5-2. Couple of the goals in my tweets: https://twitter.com/...572126411919360

Played very well first half. Thistle had a mix of first team and reserves playing but they still had a fairly strong side out most of the time.
Started with:
Doyle O'Ware Barr Strapp
Forbes Tidser Murdoch McHugh
Thomson Oliver

McHugh and Thomson changed about a few times and changed to a 4-3-3 at one stage.
Ended the game with quite a few u20s on. Harkins played well and looked in good nick.
A fairly promising performance overall.

Edit - only concern was Quitongo, Lamie and Kilday were all there but didn't have any kit on. Hope they're not injured.
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#1069411 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by Scott on 19 June 2017 - 03:10 PM

Do we have any other ex-players playing in European competition this season? Barrie McKay I guess. You'd fancy Rangers to get past Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg, but then again these are the Banter Years.

Anyone else?

edit: Robbie Crawford will be in Europe because FH of Iceland enter the Champions League in the Second Qualifying Round, same as Celtic. FH will play the winners of Vikungur (Faroes) and Trepca 89 (Kosovo).

Jordan Allan for Derry City as well as Kenny Shiels being his manager.
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#1069224 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Scott on 14 June 2017 - 05:07 PM

What do you mean might? Are you speculating or has this been mentioned elsewhere?

Dumbarton poster on P&B. Seems to be ITK about quite a few things.
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#1069032 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by Scott on 09 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

Peter MacDonald has left Clyde.
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#1068871 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Scott on 08 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

I usually hate being optimistic about an upcoming season as it usually ends in disappointment but it's hard not to be at the moment. We've got a very good spine to our squad now, goalkeeper aside.




Kilday O'Ware


Forbes Murdoch Tidser Thomson





Subs - Harkins, McHugh, Lamie, Gaston


Hopefully a couple more solid signings and a loan player and we'll be good to go. 

The difference between Duffy's previous transfer windows is night and day. A big change from the 'wait and see' approach which harmed us in the past. 

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#1066919 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Scott on 16 May 2017 - 12:03 PM

New soild GK


O'Ware (if he stays) Gunning


Murdoch Tidser/New





Would be a very decent spine of a team. Gunning's stats speak for itself. Having a defender who concedes less than a goal a game is someone worth having. Add in the fact that he was a leader at the back and had a proper winning mentality, as well as being a bit of a madman, he should be signed as a priority if possible. I loved the way he got all the players into a huddle in the middle of the park in the derby and got them fired up to get the equaliser.  

It all depends on whether he's prepared to up sticks and re-locate up here though. We'd need to pay fairly high wages to help him cover the costs of finding accommodation etc.

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#1066909 2017/18 Signings

Posted by Scott on 16 May 2017 - 11:24 AM

Cup competitions shouldn't count: Beith and Aberdeen aren't of a broadly comparable standard. The figures for Championship matches should be used and are instructive when we look at the centre-backs individually. Let's first look at goals conceded per appearance:


Sir Gavin: 0.9 gpa

Lee Kilday: 1.14

Thomas O'Ware: 1.16

Ricki Lamie: 1.25


Alternatively, we could look at the rate of goals conceded per minute on the park:


Sir Gavin: 94.2 minutes per goal conceded 

Thomas O'Ware: 77.4 mpg

Ricki Lamie: 76.9

Le Kilday: 69.4


By whichever measure you use, Sir Gavin's performances at Morton were absolutely streets ahead of any regular option in that position. These are facts. 



I hope Duffy sees this :lol: 

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#1066210 The Big Ginormous Playoff Thread

Posted by Scott on 12 May 2017 - 12:56 PM

Some highlights from Tuesday for anyone that hasn't seen them - https://m.youtube.co...tQFwxMjA1MjAxNw

Their second gets worse every time I see it.

Gaston absolutely should've saved the second. No pace on it whatsoever.
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#1065862 The Big Ginormous Playoff Thread

Posted by Scott on 10 May 2017 - 10:38 AM

Disagree he gave up on those through balls, he was simply far too slow to beat that big defender. I said if Jai was on last night, he would have had a field day in that first half.


He was frustrating last night but some fans take it to the extreme. Someone played a ball to him which was just behind him so there was little he could do to control it only for some fans to go absolutely mental at him which is unfair.


Hopefully Duffy changes it up on Friday.

I'd agree with that. I've been really disappointed with him but he seems to be a bit of a scapegoat for the majority of the team going completely off the boil. He's not the type of player that runs the channels and Duffy openly stated that when he signed. I think he holds the ball up quite well and can bring others into play. There was 2 moments last night where he was making a run and the ball was passed behind him causing him to get it stuck between his feet, both very hard to deal with but a lot of people seemed to jump on his back for it. I don't want him here next season but I think folk are being quite harsh on him. 

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#1065839 Squad For Next Season.

Posted by Scott on 10 May 2017 - 08:48 AM

Gavin Gunning released by Grimsby. Bring him home.
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#1065712 The Big Ginormous Playoff Thread

Posted by Scott on 09 May 2017 - 06:52 PM

1-0 Tam.
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