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  1. Think every team will have their hard luck stories. Had DU, Alloa and Inverness not scored injury time goals against us recently, we would be 5 points better off and sitting in the playoffs. Likewise Arbroath will feel they should have held on against us on Sat. Interestingly, 8 of the last 10 games in this league have been draws. Very little between teams. Wouldn't be surprised if there was a few more tonight. From Morton's perspective, as long as Thistle and Queen don't win, it' will be an ok night for us. Still have slim hopes of the playoffs, but the dropped points recently have dented those hopes and with games running out, we would need to win 4/5 of our last games to stand a chance and for other results to go our way. As long as we are safe with 3/4 games to go, I think most Morton fans would take that considering we were 9th and 2 points off bottom after 18 games!
  2. Aye was talking about this on Sat at the game. He talked about all the under 23s being offered deals so must presume he plans to offer Ramsbottom and Blues deals which would be incredible considering how much game time they have had. I think Strapp, Lyon, Colville, McGuffie, Jacobs and Orsi are signed up for next season. Looking at the rest of the squad, I'd go with; Keep- ITumility, Cadden, McHugh and Nesbitt.. I'd like to see McAlister stay as he has looked good recently, still as fit as the young ones and will give us good experience in the dressing room, especially if we are going for a younger squad. Can also fill in a number of defensive positions if need be. Release- McLean, McGinty, Millar, Muirhead, Ramsbottom, Blues, Doolan and Sutton will presumably retire again! Undecided- Salkeld, Baird and Rogers I'm not that fussed either way.
  3. Think Arbroath have had loads of praise this season and rightly so. Very impressive season and Campbell has done a great job. Yesterday was just a shit game all round, not helped by the conditions. Arbroath were the better team for most of it but even then Rogers didn't have much to do despite your large spells of dominance and your goal came from another defensive feck up. Clearly your issue is creating clear cut chances and scoring goals whereas we have no difficulty with that, it's keeping them out which is our downfall. Both teams will be safe, can't see the bottom 3 overtaking either of us, or Dunfermline for that matter.
  4. To have any chance of a top 4 finish, we need to win this. Hopkin hasn't willingly changed the starting line up too much recently so wouldn't expect too many changes. As long as Cadden and Nesbitt start, we always have a chance! Anything else and it "should" mean mid table obscurity for us this season, assuming no Raith type collapse. Expect a tight game. Arbroath have impressed this season and even in the last game, they were very unlucky not to take something from the game but at the same time, we look really dangerous going forward scoring 14 goals in our last 5 games. BTTS and Morton just to edge it 3-2 to keep slim playoff hopes alive.
  5. Is anyone consistent enough apart from possibly us at this moment in time and we are still not in them? 6 teams are absolutely in the mix for the playoffs If any of those teams were to win 3/4 in a row, it will either cement their place in the top 4 or push them right into it. Should be a cracking run in.
  6. Queens are there for the taking. 1 point out of their last 18, their fans dejected and we should be full of confidence being unbeaten this year. We are leaking goals but at the same time we have scored in 16 consecutive league games so BTTS is pretty much a given! A draw is the absolute minimum to keep the gap but I'm looking for us to win this. If we are to win, I would say that's us safe from relegation. I can't see Queens and Thistle getting 9 more points more than us over the last 9/10 games. We can then seriously starting thinking about a top 4 finish which was unthinkable 9 games ago when Thistle beat us. Lose it though and we are dragged right back into it. Really is a huge game for us but i fancy us to win 2-1.
  7. His tweets can be a bit cringe and think he forgets its the club's Twitter account and not his personal, e.g "I love this club" last night... its meant to be the club tweeting not him personally. Some of them are funny right enough and it's no big deal. I know he will be told to come across super positive etc as well. Calling players "mate" though is pretty amateurish in the post match interviews. If he can add a bit more professionalism to that, it would come across much better. Fine line between fan and club employee who's a fan. Did he not say "The Paisley scum" in an official podcast or something? He's keen, he cares and he's passionate which is great, just needs to come across a bit more professionally which will come over time I'm sure.
  8. It's alright, we love to concede last minute equalisers!
  9. We have scored in 15 consecutive league games. Of those 15, 13 games had BTTS. 4/5 on BTTS is practically free money!
  10. i don' think you can exclude Morton from any relegation discussion. We have improved with 1 loss in 7 but we are still down there and if we were to lose our next 2 against Alloa and Queens , we are back in deep trouble. We can quite easily go on a bad run of 5/6 games like we have done previously. Likewise Alloa are on a great run, top of the form table over the last 6 games so if they continue picking up results, you would fancy them to pull away. Dundee, Arbroath and the pars( just about) are safe for me. The other 4 have work to do, some more than others.
  11. We never really know what Hopkin will do week to week. We have quite a lot of attacking options and he does like to mix it up (too often for my liking) I think he will be involved.
  12. The Championship generally finishes 3 games before the Premiership so the 11th place team will probably play 5 games over the same period that the 3rd and 4th teams potentially play 6. Many people say its unfair on the teams finishing 3rd and 4th but i don't think it is. If you finish 3rd/4th in a league of ten you should count yourself lucky that you even have the chance of promotion and I say this being a Morton fan who would love to take advantage of it. The playoffs should probably be 11th v 2nd at a neutral venue but i'm not complaining.
  13. Quite hard to judge him as he barely got game time, although he did have a mare against Thistle but so did most people that day. i think it was expected that he would get more game time when he signed but Lewis Strapp has really kicked on this season and made the left back position his own. Good luck to him. He probably thought he was coming to us to play most weeks but it just didn't work out.
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