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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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4 hours ago, jimmy boo said:

It's a wee shame for the irrelevant rabbleemoji23.png

Irrelevant, yet here you are. 

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Hopkin has to go!
i think thats the general sense of opinion as i passed the morton fans yesterday after the game the rumblings are he has to go, but who do look at after him, I'm not being nasty but you are going through a lot of managers/coaches over the last few years and none of them seem to be right after initially being the one bar a couple

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Genuinely, what was wrong with Jim Duffy? I wasn’t following the league whilst he was in charge but from afar it seemed he was doing well?

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2 hours ago, Muggy said:

Genuinely, what was wrong with Jim Duffy? I wasn’t following the league whilst he was in charge but from afar it seemed he was doing well?

Not really. We were going nowhere under him and it was time for a change.

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Genuinely, what was wrong with Jim Duffy? I wasn’t following the league whilst he was in charge but from afar it seemed he was doing well?

Duffy has two consecutive seasons where there was an absolute collapse in the final quarter.

In his second last season we failed to win a match in the last nine, nearly being caught for the play off spot. We then failed to win either play off match v Dundee Utd.

In his final season , in the last eleven matches , the only sides we won against were the bottom two

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Jim Duffy had found a first XI that was working and had us on a run. He proceeded to f**k that up and just start messing about and had us drop out of the playoff spots. The collapse was entirely down to him. He had to go.

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5 hours ago, TheGoon said:

Not really. We were going nowhere under him and it was time for a change.

you definitely changed allright,  from fighting at the top half of the league to the bottom instead .

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24 minutes ago, whereismillar said:

you definitely changed allright,  from fighting at the top half of the league to the bottom instead .

Again, not really. We finished 7th under Duffy then 5th last season. The fact he’s wound up at Dumbarton tells you all you need to know.

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Ah, the old chestnut that if a club is in a poorer place now than they were when they sacked another failing manager a couple of years ago, the problem is that they shouldn’t have sacked that failing manager rather than all the other decisions and appointments they’ve made since.

Saying Morton were wrong to sack Jim Duffy and that’s the cause of the position we’re in now is like saying Dundee were wrong to sack Paul Hartley or Partick were wrong to sack Alan Archibald and that’s the cause of the position they’re in now: obviously complete bollocks.

The root cause of Dundee’s relegation was appointing Neil McCann after they made the correct decision to sack Hartley, compounded by appointing McIntyre after that making them even worse. The reason Partick spent much of last season and now the start of this one in the bottom two is not because they sacked Alan Archibald but because they appointed Gary Caldwell. Similarly the cause of Morton’s last two disastrous seasons are a combination of the three managerial appointments since and decisions made by the owners in that time.

Of course, if a club has hit their absolute peak when they realistically can’t do any better then you can say they shouldn’t be sacking a manager if they then slip back from that position - eg no serious St Johnstone fan wanting Tommy Wright out for failing to make the top six having done so for six consecutive seasons previously - but this was evidently not the case with Morton and Jim Duffy. He had a winning team heading for the playoffs which was to his credit, no one was talking about sacking him, then he sabotaged it with his inability to avoid tinkering and caused a total collapse for the second season running. He made his position untenable through his own incompetence.

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4 minutes ago, Dunning1874 said:

eg no serious St Johnstone fan wanting Tommy Wright out for failing to make the top six having done so for six consecutive seasons previously

Worth mentioning we've had a wee collection of fans who've demanded his head every single season since the cup win.

They're having a great time just now.

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