madton Posted October 31, 2022 Share Posted October 31, 2022 30 minutes ago, No_Problemo said: That is an impressive defensive record! Baird was generally fine for us last season, but largely suffered from his frankly appalling performances the season before. At the same time though - the midfield in front of our defence didn’t exactly help. Baird is probably even worse than McGinty on the ball though. If I look at the two squads I feel we have more quality, however Imrie seems to continually get players playing above themselves. I’m obviously looking at the Morton side and thinking the likes of Gillespie and Muirhead are terrible but they clearly aren’t under Imrie. You do wonder what he could do with a decent budget… We can only really judge Gillespie on what he has done with us and he has been very good to be fair to him. It happens with players where they are brutal for one club and good for another, just look at Baird and McGinty. Pars fans hated Ross Forbes and he was absolutely brilliant for us. Muirhead was awful for us for 2 1/2 seasons and could have had no complaints if he was released but since Dougie has came in, he's clearly seen something there and we appear to have the player that he potentially was when he first broke through. 11 goals this calendar year in 34 appearances ( only started 20 games though) so he's doing something right, long may it continue. He deserves a lot of credit as Morton fans, myself included, gave him stick and had completely written him off, understandably IMO when he scored 1 league goal in like 40 league appearances before Dougie came in. I think our recent partnership deal with Dalrada has enhanced the budget. We added Crawford, Grimshaw and Ambrose following the announcement of their involvement and it sounds like we had money available to sign a couple of strikers( Dougie was quoted as saying he wanted to bring 2 in shortly before the transfer window closed) but we just couldn't get any over the line. From the outside, the Dalrada partnership looks like a game changer for us. Heard a lot of good things about how they want to help the club on and off the pitch, future investment in Infrastructure and team etc. Should be interesting times ahead. You certainly have a bigger squad, more depth than us etc, i think both teams starting 11s are fairly even. We would prob only take 3/4 of your players for our starting 11 and you'd prob say the same about us. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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