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Stewart Whyte

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  1. Montrose v Dundee United - Dillon Derby

    Better side won but, 4 was undeserved. United’s first two goals were good but, we matched them for much of the second half. I liked our midfield four - Webster, Masson, Redman and our best player Cregg - they competed well until the last 10 minutes. We played a 4-4-2 to avoid a hiding but got one anyway; I know nothing and using hindsight but, maybe we should have gone 4-3-3 and taken it to them from the off. A fantastic community event: attendance of 3,604 whereas all-Premiership clash of St Johnstone v Hamilton only 2,363. Congratulations to Stenny, Raith and East Fife; representing League One! The MightyMo are back to league business next week at Dumbarton ‘you ‘orrible little man.’
  2. Confirmed Transfers - Winter '19

    Montrose have signed forward Craig Johnson to a new 18 month contract. He will be with us until the summer of 2020. Good news.
  3. Sons' sorrow

    Excellent Jim Duffy interview on Radio Scotland today. Worth a listen on BBC Sounds for fans of all lower league clubs.
  4. Montrose V East Fife

    Disappointing today. The first half was poor; we were flat and too many passes went astray. Also East Fife were up for it after the home defeat to us last time. The wrong side started the game; the midfield were too nice, we missed a Patrick Cregg or Paul Watson. Totally different second half but, the damage had been done. EF on that showing will be 2nd or 3rd they were well organised and had a stuffy defence. Stranraer and Dumbarton’s defeats means we haven’t been dragged backwards so onwards to the Cup and Dundee Utd.
  5. Confirmed Transfers - Winter '19

    Euan Henderson has had his loan extended for rest of the season. The lively Hearts teenager was a valuable part of our blossoming in the second quarter of the season. This news on the heals of the relief that Stewart Petrie wasn’t poached by Dunfermline sets Montrose up for a strong remainder of the season.
  6. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Euan Henderson signed on for the rest of the season. Excellent news. The bright young Hearts loanee grew into being the left-wing of the forward three in the post-Annan blossoming of our season. Delighted to have you back Euan.
  7. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    The day will come when Stewart Petrie moves on but, it is not this day.
  8. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Stewart Petrie won SPFL manager of the month for December and Martin Rennie won player of the month. Outstanding! Congratulations to both, well earned. Mon the Mo!
  9. Arbroath vs Brechin

    A big game for Brechin. There is something about the first game of a new year. I expect Brechin to lose but, the manner they lose could be season defining: if they get a hiding it could signal 10th. After a defeat and a draw Arbroath will be determined to get going again and they will want to lay down a marker to the chasing pack. I don’t want to see a double drop: the Angus derbies are good for all Angus clubs. So come on Brechin show some spirit.
  10. Half Term Report Card

    A newbie Montrose fan who goes to home games. Just my opinion. Best Player at the Club: Not sure if the best but, the player who I love watching is Terry Masson. Worst player at the club: Not going there; anyone who pulls on the Royal Blue jersey gets my respect Best 2018 signing: A few who are contributing to our fine run but, I’ll say Patrick Gregg. An experienced player who has benefitted from a sustained run. Worst 2018 signing: Not going there. Who’s going to win: Arbroath. Been a brilliant season. They will drop points but, so will the chasers. Play-offs: Raith, East Fife and Montrose. Really any three from six but, the first two have points on the board and my team is amongst the six . 9th: Dumbarton, not a bad side at all but, I think Brechin can’t continue to be so bad. 10th: Stenhousemuir, nothing against them, quite plucky but, they are too young and physically lightweight for League One. Highlight of the year: on the field - when the third goal went in to beat Raith 3-2. But Montrose’s highlight has to be how we have taken to Division One; baring a meltdown we are staying up. The community is embracing its club and the Board are doing a genuinely impressive job. Lowlight of the year: the home defeat, 3-0, by Airdrie. It was the only game we didn’t compete in and the only time I left the ground annoyed. Expect the team to make amends at the second home match.
  11. Montrose vs Arbroath

    A competitive derby which I enjoyed. Arbroath started well and they looked like a team that was running away with the League but, Montrose worked themselves into the match and the first half ended honours even. The second half was Montrose’s. Although the sending off was in front of me I had momentarily looked away and missed the incident; look forward to seeing it on Montrosetv but, some of the people around me felt Paul Watson had let us down. We deservedly took the lead and had not long sat down when Arbroath scored with their best cross of the game. A draw is about right. Arbroath are solid at the back, competitive in midfield but, on today’s showing didn’t create enough good chances. A fantastic crowd of 1,666 added to the sense of occasion: 600 plus from Arbroath which means there were double the normal Montrose crowd - hopefully some of them saw enough to come back in two weeks. Recently we beat East Fife(3rd), and Raith(2nd), narrowly lost to Forfar(4th) in terrible weather conditions and went toe-to-toe with the best team in the division. At the very least Montrose has become a good League 1 side and arguably we end 2018 as the form team. At the start of the season I’d have taken 8th, and that must remain the goal, but we enter the second half of the season with Play Off aspirations. Well done to Stewart Petrie, the team and the Board.
  12. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    Well said. Stewart Petrie has earned our trust. Squad harmony cannot be underestimated. Every player watches how the others are treated.
  13. Montrose V Stenny

    A dominant first half. We out fought, what looked like a physically slight Stenhousemuir side. Stenny are a side lacking confidence and worse they argued with each other quite heatedly - always a bad sign. A more even second half. Stewart Petrie, rightly, gave some guys a runout but, it disrupted our flow and we never regained it. I was hoping for a clean sheet but, in fairness a goal was deserved. I can live with losing one if it is the price of having three up top. Checked the Gable Ender and our three loanees are 18,18 and 19; easy to forget. They are all making contributions to the side, especially a bit of pace: they are good for Montrose and Montrose is good for them. Huge credit must go to SP and the staff. How your young loanees get on is a mark of a club’s standards. It is a sign of how well we are doing that yesterday felt like a routine Division 1 victory. Bring on the second half of the season!
  14. Montrose v Stinlar

    Tough one to take. Deserved the three points but, as Stewart Petrie said in the Courier unable to see matches out. Last week’s result against Arbroath put into perspective by the hammering Brechin got at home. Confident we’ll stay up. Well done to the club for the Remembrance event before kick-off. We will remember them.