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  1. I loathe Hamilton and am very keen for Vettel to beat him to the championship but you lose all credibility if you can't admit that Vettel is the one at fault in that incident. He lost his cool, simple as that. There should be no further action though. I don't think I can expect level-headed analysis in this topic from many but I tried anyway. As interesting as the GP was, I think we're lucky we avoided a bad accident. Many cars should have been Black/Orange flagged with damaged cars, especially on such a fast track. The marshalls were scary too.
  2. Probably sick for Griffiths more than anything actually.
  3. This may have been mentioned already over the past while but suspensions seem to be breaking very easily this year. Dangerous.
  4. I'm not sure that everyone will be expecting a higher finish next season, particularly in light of pathetic late season results and performances. I'd also be expecting stronger competition from both Dunfermline and St Mirren as a minimum. And most of all, you can't assume continued upward trajectory, that's dimwitted. On the squad size point - I wouldn't be surprised if Morton used an above average number of players in the final 10 or so games compared to other teams in the league. Moreover, even if that was this season's downfall, a club of Morton's means are never going to be able to carry 21/22/23 experienced, skilled pros. There will inevitably be band-aids over parts of the squad - always has been, always will be. Morton as most others at this level just need to adapt.
  5. If this is in fact true, I'm content as those are the ones Id have back next season.
  6. Did you read any comment from the manager or players before the Dundee United games? Regardless, I'm as much of a mind-reader as those who say "the players' legs went" are sports scientists.
  7. Ultimately the team let themselves down. They were in a very strong position to finish second - and to put some sort of pressure on Hibs - and had shown themselves to be better than Falkirk and (less conclusively, admittedly) possibly Dundee United. As it was they entered the playoffs seeking a participation medal and a pat on the head for trying. Simply they should have done much, much better.
  8. Aren't you a Hibs fan?
  9. Interesting post. Your club will play League 1 next season as now will Raith. One is happy, one is sad. Yet we're all the same really.
  10. Win on Saturday and it's a done deal. Some turnaround.
  11. Yes if judging by the brain dead who continue to vote for the Labour 'Party'.
  12. I posted this on the independence thread but it may be missed amid the talk of Gregg's the Bakers (yes, really), so am keen to hear thoughts to below: I've been thinking over what yesterday's General Election announcement could mean for Scotland. Let me first say that I'm confident that the PM has made this decision for Westminster-, Tory Party-, Brexit-centric reasons. That said, issue of Scotland remains a big challenge for her, one which will rise up her agenda as the terms of Brexit become clearer and one I think she'd concede privately she has insufficient understanding of currently. So the consequences of this decision on Scotland will have been taken into account: and the feeling from the Tories is likely to have been that there is little for Scottish nationalism to gain in it. The most likely outcome of the election at present seems to be another Tory government and another strong SNP return, though with fewer than 56 seats. The question of independence remains the dominant issue in Scotland. I'm fairly sure that all of the above holds true so I think the interesting part is what lies beyond the election result. Which brings me to the point of my post in this topic. I'm loathe to predict things but I think there is a real possibility that in short order Westminster would then offer an independence referendum, provided it takes place in 2017. May will realise the hypocrisy of her contrasting statements/approaches to a referendum and to a GE but is likely to justify this by citing 'certainty' and that she's having the poll prior to EU talks beginning in earnest. She may challenge the SNP to do likewise knowing that it would be difficult for the SNP to refuse, that the SNP still have some significant policy positions to determine, that the polls are slightly in her favour and to draw the stamina from activists and the appetite out of voters following council elections and a GE. Should the SNP refuse, the offer would be off the table with the Tories safe in the knowledge that they had not ignored the democratic will of Scotland and that Holyrood elections now precede Westminster, at which another pro-independence majority is no given, never mind a pro-SNP majority. As I say this it still seems moonbeams to think we'll see a 2017 referendum but I think that after yesterday there is now a logic to it being a possibility. Thoughts?
  13. With apologies for interrupting the bakery discussion, I've been thinking over what yesterday's General Election announcement could mean for Scotland. Let me first say that I'm confident that the PM has made this decision for Westminster-, Tory Party-, Brexit-centric reasons. That said, issue of Scotland remains a big challenge for her, one which will rise up her agenda as the terms of Brexit become clearer and one I think she'd concede privately she has insufficient understanding of currently. So the consequences of this decision on Scotland will have been taken into account: and the feeling from the Tories is likely to have been that there is little for Scottish nationalism to gain in it. The most likely outcome of the election at present seems to be another Tory government and another strong SNP return, though with fewer than 56 seats. The question of independence remains the dominant issue in Scotland. I'm fairly sure that all of the above holds true so I think the interesting part is what lies beyond the election result. Which brings me to the point of my post in this topic. I'm loathe to predict things but I think there is a real possibility that in short order Westminster would then offer an independence referendum, provided it takes place in 2017. May will realise the hypocrisy of her contrasting statements/approaches to a referendum and to a GE but is likely to justify this by citing 'certainty' and that she's having the poll prior to EU talks beginning in earnest. She may challenge the SNP to do likewise knowing that it would be difficult for the SNP to refuse, that the SNP still have some significant policy positions to determine, that the polls are slightly in her favour and to draw the stamina from activists and the appetite out of voters following council elections and a GE. Should the SNP refuse, the offer would be off the table with the Tories safe in the knowledge that they had not ignored the democratic will of Scotland and that Holyrood elections now precede Westminster, at which another pro-independence majority is no given, never mind a pro-SNP majority. As I say this it still seems moonbeams to think we'll see a 2017 referendum but I think that after yesterday there is now a logic to it being a possibility. Thoughts?
  14. I'll very happily be corrected on this but it seems like there is very little for the SNP to gain in this situation.
  15. A few thoughts on the match: 1. You don't mind watching a team lose if they're either try to play to their strengths or change their approach when their initial play isn't working. But the first half so Morton stubbornly continue to punt balls down the line to one man who has no control anyway. Why pack your team with midfielders then lump it over their heads? 2. Second half was an improvement as they tried to play. As much as the criticism in point 1 falls to Duffy, credit for the substitutions; Scullion must form part of the plan of attack in the final three weeks an into the playoffs while Tidser was also an enhancement when he came on. 3. Regrettably it may be time to move on from Gaston. He's been a good player for the club and I consider him a good goalie but a more commanding and decicive person would be welcome. Is this something he can develop? I'd hope so but he's struggled on cross balls under his bar for a few years. 4. Duffy's post-match comments come across to me as a guy who has accepted his lot as it's easier: fourth place and a ribbon for participating in the playoffs.