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On 19/10/2019 at 21:17, Glasgow Ton 7 said:

The whole management/squad are completely embarrassing for this level! Hopkins has next week to find 3 points for me then it’s over! TTG

Entitled to your opinion as you are, FFS at least get the guy’s name right. It surely isn’t that difficult - though at least you didn’t include an apostrophe in it.

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6 hours ago, Scosha said:

Duffy had to go. 

Agreed  -  o the basis of his last couple of months in charge.

Before that, though,he certainly was better than the three dumplings we’ve had since (so far, at least, in the case of Hopkin).

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18 minutes ago, Rudolph Hucker said:

Agreed  -  o the basis of his last couple of months in charge.

Before that, though,he certainly was better than the three dumplings we’ve had since (so far, at least, in the case of Hopkin).

Agreed.

I don't think many would suggest Duffy was shite but he cost the club a lot of money single handedly and threw away a good position. It was an unforgivable failure and his position was untenable. 

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2 hours ago, Andrew Wells said:

Agreed.

I don't think many would suggest Duffy was shite but he cost the club a lot of money single handedly and threw away a good position. It was an unforgivable failure and his position was untenable. 

He also made the club an awful lot of money be being pretty much the only manager in my memory to take the cups seriously enough to get extended runs beyond the last sixteen on a consistent basis.

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4 hours ago, Toby said:

He also made the club an awful lot of money be being pretty much the only manager in my memory to take the cups seriously enough to get extended runs beyond the last sixteen on a consistent basis.

Canny ignore that tbh.

It's a shame it ended the way it did. I have a lot of appreciation for what he did here.

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1 hour ago, Andrew Wells said:

Canny ignore that tbh.

It's a shame it ended the way it did. I have a lot of appreciation for what he did here.

That's pretty much the same for me. Duffy gave us a lot of joy during his time with us - usually building teams that were hard to beat and got us some runs in the cups every year. I do believe if the board backed him in January 2017(?) and we held on to Gunning and got Rory Loy in (which was widely rumoured that we were interested) we'd have done better in the playoffs. He was frustrating as hell with some of his decision making but he did a good job overall. His time was certainly up - we've just made an arse of it since. 

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On 21/10/2019 at 02:33, Toby said:

He also made the club an awful lot of money be being pretty much the only manager in my memory to take the cups seriously enough to get extended runs beyond the last sixteen on a consistent basis.

Revisionist nonsense. He was just as bad as King Snake when it came to chucking out complete nonsense sides in the cups when it suited him - getting shoed by Queens Park at Hampden, anyone? - and it was in fact under Duffy that this nonsense about the club picking and choosing which competitions it would take seriously began. Other cup lowlights under Duffy include scraping a last minute draw with Queens Park at home that still cost us Betfred Cup progression and of course the club's only defeat to non-league opposition in the most important cup tournament. If letting Andy Barrowman job around the pitch all day in that disgrace against Spartans was his idea of taking the cups seriously then I'd hate to see him taking the piss. Although his team's abject showing at Cappielow earlier this season is probably the best indication of that. 

His overall cup record was certainly better than that of his successors to date, but that was largely a result of favourable draws (both Hamilton and Dundee United in the semi final run; Annan in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup) rather than taking cups more seriously as a whole. Hopkin achieved the realistic target of progressing from the Betfred Cup group this season before losing to Hibs - in terms of cup performances that has been a wash with what you'd expect from a Duffy managed side. 

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1 hour ago, virginton said:

Revisionist nonsense. He was just as bad as King Snake when it came to chucking out complete nonsense sides in the cups when it suited him - getting shoed by Queens Park at Hampden, anyone? - and it was in fact under Duffy that this nonsense about the club picking and choosing which competitions it would take seriously began. Other cup lowlights under Duffy include scraping a last minute draw with Queens Park at home that still cost us Betfred Cup progression and of course the club's only defeat to non-league opposition in the most important cup tournament. If letting Andy Barrowman job around the pitch all day in that disgrace against Spartans was his idea of taking the cups seriously then I'd hate to see him taking the piss. Although his team's abject showing at Cappielow earlier this season is probably the best indication of that. 

His overall cup record was certainly better than that of his successors to date, but that was largely a result of favourable draws (both Hamilton and Dundee United in the semi final run; Annan in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup) rather than taking cups more seriously as a whole. Hopkin achieved the realistic target of progressing from the Betfred Cup group this season before losing to Hibs - in terms of cup performances that has been a wash with what you'd expect from a Duffy managed side. 

Tl; dr

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On 21/10/2019 at 09:00, Scosha said:

That's pretty much the same for me. Duffy gave us a lot of joy during his time with us - usually building teams that were hard to beat and got us some runs in the cups every year. I do believe if the board backed him in January 2017(?) and we held on to Gunning and got Rory Loy in (which was widely rumoured that we were interested) we'd have done better in the playoffs. He was frustrating as hell with some of his decision making but he did a good job overall. His time was certainly up - we've just made an arse of it since. 

Think you're righ,t much as I loved Danny Lennon and feel he was harshly treated, much as we had a total shit fest that set us back years with Tommy Craig, Ian Murray and Alex Rae after we sacked him. You could see it was time for a change. Danny had done well, won an national cup, taken us to our hightest league position in years, brought through Kenny McLean and John McGinn, had us playing attractive football and... 

 

... Wait what was my point again?

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40 years ago today we topped the Premier League with a bunch of part-time players, regularly winning at places like Pittodrie, Tynecastle etc.

And now fucking look at us.

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40 years ago today we topped the Premier League with a bunch of part-time players, regularly winning at places like Pittodrie, Tynecastle etc.
And now fucking look at us.
Nobody is looking at you Morton, nobody.

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2 hours ago, Stellaboz said:
14 hours ago, AyrshireTon said:
40 years ago today we topped the Premier League with a bunch of part-time players, regularly winning at places like Pittodrie, Tynecastle etc.
And now fucking look at us.

Nobody is looking at you Morton, nobody.

YOU are, obviously. 

To be fair, though, you are indeed a nobody. 

Once you've read this, piss off. 

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9 hours ago, Stellaboz said:
21 hours ago, AyrshireTon said:
40 years ago today we topped the Premier League with a bunch of part-time players, regularly winning at places like Pittodrie, Tynecastle etc.
And now fucking look at us.

Nobody is looking at you Morton, nobody.

Maybe if Dunfermline looked at Morton a bit more often they might have managed to finish above us more than once in the last seven seasons.

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