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  1. Emmerdale vs The Mighty Mo

    I don't think Forfarians like being referred to as Emmerdale. My description of this fixture would be "Bridieheids Revisited" but I don't think they would appreciate that either. Would love for the Mo to nick a point here. Anything more would be a bonus.
  2. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Yes, wonder if hibeejibee is quite such an enthusiastic proponent of the pyramid system now? Of course, his like will be pointing out how good for us being in that playoff was, that it gave the club a much needed kick up the @rse. I am still ambivalent about pyramid because while it seems to make sense, rather than benefiting football across the country, I feel it currently favours clubs with rich benefactors or those close to major population centres. Maybe such is life but is it inevitable or should the SPFL and SFA be doing more to encourage a different approach? When Annan were chosen to replace Gretna, I'm guessing that it was in part due to their also being from south west Scotland. Re. relegation situation, I wonder if reassigning Angus teams to LL if losers of SPFL2 playoff, would not be best solution. As you've pointed out, HL is very, very bad option.
  3. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Well done Sherlock, you're spot on. I don't like the term and applying it to much of the twenty* of the forty or so years I have been supporting Montrose FC does smart. You are entitled to your opinions and to voice them. I just happen to disagree with your assessment for the reasons stated above. I belong to Montrose originally and as an exile, take pride in my home town and its football team. If that makes me seem a bit precious about some comments I feel are wide of the mark, so be it. Subject closed. For pity's sake, what was all that about anyway? We aren't a laughing stock now, that's for sure! *E.T.A. apologies, having re-read your original post, I see that I you only described those seasons when we finished bottom as our "laughing stock" era and that, as you helpfully pointed out, happened three times in twenty one years.
  4. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Actually, there were some high points too, a replay win against then top of league one (now championship) Morton in one of the Cups springs to mind. After that it was yet another meh away defeat to Saint Johnstone to terminate any brief sense of respite. I think rather than being consistently a laughing stock, which is simply not the case - a label applied to us by fans of other clubs which does not reflect the facts - it was the grinding mediocrity of failing to even come close to breaking free from the basement division, that characterises the pain of past decades. I think every other team apart from East Stirlingshire and maybe Elgin, (along with Annan who are relative newcomers) was promoted while we languished in the lower half of the league for all but one of TWENTY years. It wasn't all bad but I'm not masochistic enough to regard it as much fun either.
  5. Cove Rangers Champions

    Also sorry to hear about John Sheran's recent heart attack. Hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
  6. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    True but the Spencer Fearn years were somewhat of an anomaly. Perhaps some stato could confirm whether or not we were really worst overall. I know that when we were staring into the abyss of Highland League football, I felt, probably more due to Montrose tinted glasses than to facts, that there were other teams which were at least as deserving to be candidates to be in that unenviable situation. As it turned out Fearn's intervention did little more than postpone the Shire's downward trajectory. What I can say is that considering the respective positions of the two clubs now, I am so glad that Hegarty's heroes pulled off their great escape.
  7. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    If we were ever a laughing stock, I never found it funny. The worst game I ever saw was an appalling, farcical performance at New Bayview during the Kenny Black orchestrated shambles. That was 100% self-harm. If the aforementioned hadn't spat the dummy out when Jim Weir had been "in charge" the outcome of that season would have been very different. Honestly, I don't think in those wilderness years we ever plumbed the depths of the Shire, who I remember as being uncompetitive in the league to the point of embarrassment. Maybe they covered for us in terms of the Mo being a "laughing stock". One thing is for certain, that things are much better at the club than they have been for a long time and perhaps to some extent the people who held things together in the past are at least due some credit for not allowing the club to completely go to the wall.
  8. CHAMPIONSHIP Play Off Run in

    The result yesterday consigns us to fourth at best, barring a mathematically possible but unlikely twenty plus goal win. I really hope that this Saturday's game against Forfar, Montrose will be at the top of their game. I'm speculating but Jim Weir probably has good reason for relishing victory over Montrose, following the Kenny Black debacle. He is a very capable manager and has put together a very good team at Forfar. That fourth playoff spot is ours to lose, so just gonnae no dae that. Astute tactical, fighting performance from SP and the Mo. please. Get something from this game and we are almost there, barring a cave in against Raith Rovers.
  9. Montrose v Airdrie onions

    Couple Irish lads in the Mo dressing room so if that's what they want to listen to so be it. Actually, really disappointed to find any sectarian nonsense going on anywhere in Scottish football, particularly at Montrose. Don't even want to talk about sectarian bigotry on an Easter Day when more than 200 people are killed because of it in Sri Lanka and on a week when a journalist loses her life because of violence, nobody in their right mind would want a return to in Northern Ireland. E.T.A. Have just listened to the song and can't say I found it that offensive. i.m.o. terrible taste in music though: can imagine Fr. Ted Crilly liking it.
  10. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    As Frank Carson used to say: "that's a cracker"! Aye, a Christmas cracker!
  11. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    I still have a purple, blue and white strobe pattern effect shirt in a drawer back in Scotland. I think there's a framed version of it in the hospitality area of the stand at Links Park. I actually thought it was pretty cool like at the time, when you could use phrases like "pretty cool like"!
  12. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Aye theirs no really a bad one to be honest I don't like the collar detail of the first one. Why have sleeves different from the body of the shirt for two and three? Certainly don't like royal blue with dark blue sleeves. Being largely of the "if it ain't broke, why try and fix it school of thought", four makes the most sense. If we have to put up with the Hummel chevrons or whatever they are, so be it but the current kit looks plain, simple and elegant/classy. I'm old enough to lived through the puke with diced carrot abominations of kits from the '80's/90's, and if you have too, you will know why for me the simpler the kit design, the better.
  13. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Done, thanks. I originally went on @MontroseFC and they pointed me to FB or to send a tweet including #hummelme to @MontroseFC The @MFCSC link is far easier. Vote early, vote often, vote number 4 - although admitedly the "blue Hibby" shirt has some retro chic about it.
  14. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Could someone explain to me how to vote on Twitter? I don't do FB and this seems excessively complicated. I want to vote for option 4, rather than the others, especially not the first one, which looks like it has a coo's skull on its collar. I just want to vote : not bother my ahem, legions of Twitter followers (18 at last count) who sadly, are probably not that interested on my views on next season's Montrose kit - shame on them! Is the voting process designed to prevent a (Colin) Bell End scenario, whereby hordes of misguided Smokies vote for the most mingin' option? Please enlighten me.
  15. Keep/punt/undecided

    Hope no Mo fans will post anything on this thread till after this season is over. After last season, along with others, I'm sure, I was left scratching my head, when we began the campaign with a "depleted" side. Really wondered about SP's loyalty to championship winning side and apparent failure to strengthen side for step up to League 1. Horsing by Arbroath, match day one didn't augur well but can't say I'm disappointed that my early season doubts were proved unfounded. Montrose FC is definitely greater than the sum of its parts and SP has been instrumental in building that team ethos. Overall sense of progress and achievement makes this thread seem "brutal". Like last year, players will move on, Bolo for example is moving to Spartans, but hopefully no "night of the long knives" wholesale clear out, as SP and team continue building and improving. We are the Mo!