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Above is a photograph of the ‘Stars of ’79 certificate’. After being signed by the squad and guests it became top prize in the well subscribed tombola. Only four copies of that certificate were made and all were  signed.  The value of this collectors’ item will undoubtedly increase with time.

The remaining three were earmarked as a ‘Thank you’ to the co-organisers and to Mr. Halliday who gave invaluable assistance before during and after the event.

Those certificates were  locked in the Provost’s room for the duration of the evening, accessible only to a select few, YET THEY DISAPPEARED WITHOUT TRACE!

During the inevitable ‘post mortem’, Sean Donnelly purportedly concluded that ‘The last person to have seen them was Stuart Duncan’. Be that as it may, witnesses confirm that Donnelly boasted of ‘having been offered (on the evening) more than £100’ for his copy.

How can one offer money for something one doesn’t know exists. It takes two to tango!!

If the foregoing appears somewhat suspicious, the following is utterly bizarre.

Duncan, Goodwin, Morrison, and Donnelly were desperate to  ‘drop J.G. in it’, and knew all about the disappearance. WHY were the police not informed of another apparent theft?

Armed with a golden opportunity to cast further doubt on his integrity the ‘likely lads’ who glibly lied to the police about J.G. ‘having had to come by a large sum of money’, kept schtum!

It doesn’t compute, but nothing computes in the ‘Stars fiasco’ if you discount ‘Piniccio’ Robinson’s ‘Fairy Tale’ compilations!

One thing is certain – those certificates did not sprout legs and stride off, nor did they self-combust!


If you have been offered one of those, or have any helpful information, please contact D.I. John Dearie of Strathclyde C.I.D.


Danny Goodwin and ‘partner’ Andy Morrison were none too pleased when the police exonerated Jim Gallacher. While Stuart Duncan was injudiciously endorsing ‘P.C. Plod’s defamatory statement on the fans’ message board, honest ‘Big Andy’ adopted more covert methods in an attempt to convince folk of J.G.’s guilt. Those even  included a suddenly to be cancelled meeting with Mortonjag where the former planned to assist him  in ‘targeting the right man’. 
Very soon The Gospel According to St. Andrew was being actively disseminated via various media – not least of which his wide eyed ‘webcast community’ -while in a five page bleat to the pond life of ‘Bell’s Comic’, the honest ‘Big Man’ quite simply called Jim Gallacher a thief:
‘I had asked to see the accounts and was told that would not be possible at the time, but I have since seen 2 sets of accounts submitted which are nothing short of complete and utter rubbish. Furthermore, I was disgusted to see some of the items posted on those accounts appear to amount to mis-appropriation of funds in my opinion – here are a couple of examples’ :
There were in fact EIGHT such ‘exampes’ typified by this:
‘5. £18 for a corkscrew ?? WTF ?? Never heard of the pound shop ??’
Morrison was SO desperate to convince the message board morons that he let his imagination take over. Who in his right mind could ever have believed that ONE corkscrew would suffice for 280 thirsty guests at 28 separate tables?
 With nobody on the Trust committee giving a toss about the constitution, The Webcast Machiavelli thought nothing of bending the rules a little! Then – for good measure –  he bent them a little more when he leaked those strictly confidential accounts, and finally, just to make assurance doubly sure there was that ONE leaked confidential email carefully selected from literally dozens exchanged among the various parties. 
Read in isolation, it appeared to implicate J.G. 
It was read in isolation by MANY MANY people.
Meanwhile ‘Mr. Plod’ was not sitting idly by – not a bit of it – he was STILL at those defamations – when you know a criminal is guilty there’s only one thing to do:
 Jan 31 2010, 12:32 AM
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Capitanus – yes it is all very sad, but no-one is going to get away with stealing members money.
were done in a dignified way and I have stayed off this messageboard re this topic, concentrating on building evidence to get our members money back.
It is such a shame that this has blackened such a great night, but unfortunately money was stolen and that really is the bottom line.

This post has been edited by ton5saints1: Jan 31 2010, 12:44 AM

‘Things were done in a dignified way’. 
Mortonjag fundamentally disagrees.
Goodwin and Morrison have been party to a deliberate and singularly undignified attempt to incriminate an innocent man, followed by an  ongoing and even more undignified campaign to ruin his reputation.
Chairman ‘Dunco’ has claimed that ‘The facts and figures don’t lie’, and that ‘The people will decide’, but that will ultimately depend on whose ‘facts and figures’ they choose to believe, and Morrison is by no means the only ‘twister’ in this sorry saga.
J.G. had used a dedicated ‘P.A.Y.G.’ mobile SIM card for the ‘Stars’ organization -that spread over six months.  The Trust’s ‘forensic’accountant refuses to ‘allow’ one penny of that expenditure ‘because he had no receipt’.

‘Piniccio’ Robinson has, however, deliberately incorporated much larger ‘cash’ transactions into his ‘accounts’ where it suits his purposes – one solely on the basis that it can be verified by a proven liar!  

There’s a plethora of comic gold in Auld Nick’s compilations –not least the fairy story about T-Shirts which were uplifted from an Inverclyde store by someone who was 175 miles away at the time!

The independent accountant has yet again been in stitches – well  he  managed a wry smile – but Mortonjag, ever considerate of the incontinent and dyspeptic,  will pause for now.

When ‘the people’ are ultimately made aware of ‘ALL of the facts and figures’, as they inevitably will be,  they may well conclude that certain presently Trusted individuals are as straight as a corkscrew.


 Feb 27 2010, 06:33 PM
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The Bucket.
I see it has been brought up by some a few times so here is the true story behind it all:
The ‘Bucket’ relates to the raffle and program money raised on the night. Now after money was taken from this by Jim to pay one of the speakers (Jim, Stuart and myself confirm), and money left was counted after this, the total written down and confirmed by Stuart, Jim and myself.
Total money in this bucket was confirmed and by my side as we cleaned up. At 3-4am we left the town hall after cleaning up, taxi home, and bucket was in the boot. Taxi dropped us off, but moved away before we opened the boot, quick call to taxi company and money was retreived, all monies counted and balance confirmed with that counted on the night in front of Stuart, Jim and myself.


Never underestimate the wonders of modern medicine! One minute Sean Donnelly wanted nothing to do with the aftermath of the Stars of ’79 event…..
….. and a mere TEN DAYS LATER ‘Doors’ was traipsing down to Greenock Police Station with the conspirators – determined to dump Jim Gallacher in the shit!!

From the moment Donnelly knew of a plot to pin missing money on his friend he was off his sick bed ‘ like a bat out of hell’!

Sean hadn’t fallen out with J.G. –  the last time they’d spoken was over a friendly drink before the former drove home feeling unwell.  For many months they’d worked together in harmony co-organising a resounding social success, and most significantly they shared a distaste for those   nitpicking, and spiteful old fishwives Goodwin and Morrison.

So why did ‘Doors’ so readily fall into step with ‘the enemy’? He was under no pressure to do so and had wisely indicated that he was ‘putting all Trust work to one side for a few months’ to concentrate on his recovery. 

It didn’t add up, nor did his approaching of a fellow Morton fan and mutual friend of J.G. with the sole purpose of exposing the ‘scandal’ on – the then popular fans’ message board. 

In mock sympathy he announced  that ‘Danny the Fanny’ had run to the police out of hatred for Jim’ – or words to that effect. He made no mention of the fact that HE had accompanied the said ‘Fanny’ on the trip to Rue End Street.

Then – just for good measure – the spritely invalid tipped off the local newspaper….

Published: Friday, 15th January, 2010 2:00pm

Ton fans in police cash probe
 by Russell Steele

GALA NIGHT: Morton fans packed the ‘Stars of ’79 charity celebration night held at Port Glasgow Town Hall.
POLICE are probing the alleged disappearance of thousands of pounds from a charity celebration night held by Morton fans.
The Tele can reveal the Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust have called in detectives because they believe a substantial, four-figure sum of cash went missing from the proceeds of their recent ‘Stars of 1979’ bash at Port Glasgow Town Hall.
The event – which was arranged by the trust and had no official connection to Morton FC – saw hundreds of supporters gather to pay tribute to the famous Ton team of 30 years ago.
Profits from the evening were set to go towards establishing an independent youth academy which it is hoped will funnel talented footballers into the set-up at Cappielow.
But in the aftermath of the gala event, trust officials discovered a major discrepancy in the proceeds – and went straight to Strathclyde Police.
A senior detective today confirmed his team are looking into the allegations made by the supporters’ trust.
Detective Inspector John Dearie, of Greenock CID, said: “I can confirm a complaint has been made by them and an investigation into that complaint is now under way.
“The complaint relates to the alleged misappropriation of funds and we are looking fully at the circumstances surrounding it.
“Our investigation is not completed as yet and it would be too early to comment any further at this stage.”
Det Insp Dearie said he could not comment on the amount of money involved – but the Tele understands that it is a sizeable four-figure sum.
The Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust chairman, Stuart Duncan, today confirmed that they had called in the police over the affair.
Mr Duncan said: “We can confirm that Strathclyde Police are investigating a complaint made by ourselves with regards to monies at Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust.”
Donnelly’s attempts to deflect attention from himself were so obvious from day one and constituted massive ‘overkill’. He HAD been co-organiser of the event, and money WAS missing, (TO THIS DAY £1500 OF HIS TICKET INCOME REMAIN UNACCOUNTED FOR), but Goodwin and Duncan were so intent on getting a ‘guilty verdict’ against J.G. – something which has become a fatal obsession – that an outright confession by ‘Doors’ probably wouldn’t have made a shred of difference!! 
The news was out, but just when the message board intelligentsiawere about to have a field day, the ‘rag’s owner – Big Mod ‘Benito’ Bell – banned all discussion, pronouncing the matter ‘sub judice’. David may not have understood the term but it was a wise decision – something rarely witnessed before or after!
Meanwhile, knowing nothing of £1500 missing from ticket income, and caring even less, the conspirators smugly sat back to await inevitable criminal charges as  guaranteed by ‘Mr. Plod’. Then…..


A thorough investigation by Strathclyde C.I.D. had been concluded, and JIM GALLACHER HAD NO CASE TO ANSWER. 

True to form, Dunco and his clowns  had ‘fucked up’ yet again
 … and ‘The Tilly’ was quick to report:

Published: Saturday, 30th January, 2010 2:00pm

No charges in fan cash probe

CASH PROBE: Money went missing at Port Town Hall event.
A POLICE probe into the alleged disappearance of thousands of pounds from a Morton fans’ fundraiser has ended in no charges being brought.
The Tele recently revealed detectives had been called in by Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust after they suspected a substantial four-figure sum had vanished from their recent Stars of 1979 night.
But officers have now completed their investigation – and say no one will be prosecuted.
Detective Inspector John Dearie, of Greenock CID, said: “We interviewed the individual at the centre of it and the end result is there will be no charges.
“There is no criminality we can see at this stage to prove any charges. There has to be a proper paper trail and accounts and in this case that was missing. It is a civil matter between the organisation and individual.”
DI Dearie also confirmed his team had established a small shortfall in funds from the event, which was held in November to honour the famous Ton team from 30 years ago.
He said: “There is a shortfall of a small amount of cash but this is probably due to the haphazard way it was organised.
“The shortfall is not a significant sum and nowhere near the sums talked about initially – it could be accounted for by bad business practice.”
Proceeds from the Stars of 79 night were earmarked for a new football academy which will nurture young players.
Today, Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust said they were ‘extremely disappointed’ by events surrounding the charity night.
Chairman Stuart Duncan said: “The supporters’ trust has organised many successful fundraising events over the years where we have raised a great deal of money that has gone to Morton youth – such as the Champions’ Party in Greenock Sports Centre and last year’s fans’ game at Cappielow, which raised £5,000.
“We are extremely disappointed the Stars of 1979 evening – attended by 280 people – produced a deficit to the Supporters’ Trust of £1,600.
“The Supporters’ Trust may pursue a civil action to recover money and items which are still due to them.”

It goes without saying that Jim Gallacher felt relieved to the point of elation. Not a shred of evidence has ever been produced to prove that he was guilty of premeditated theft, yet a deliberate and wicked  ‘stitch up’ by purportedly respectable Trust officials not only placed him under huge pressure but put his livelihood at risk – something of which Duncan and Co. were well aware. THAT IS A FACT WHICH THE RAPIDLY DWINDLING TRUST MEMBERSHIP MAY WISH TO CONSIDER.

Shortly after ‘release’ the man who is still the focus of a misguided vendetta made this posting on ‘Bell’s Comic’:

QUOTE(HMS Willow @ Jan 26 2010, 04:37 PM) 
Posting from work, so short and sweet!

I’d like to say that I’ve been cleared of any wrong doing and will post later.

Thanks to all for their support on here. 


Within a few short hours Mortonjag (WHO DID NOT KNOW J.G. AT THE TIME) was astonished to read the following semi-literate posting. The appalling English came as no surprise as the average I.Q. on ‘Bell’s Comic’ is lower than ‘The Clane Cobra’s belly, but why from an unknown poster –  someone who hadn’t contributed to the forum in months if not years

 Jan 26 2010, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE(HMS Willow @ Jan 26 2010, 04:37 PM) 
Posting from work, so short and sweet!

I’d like to say that I’ve been cleared of any wrong doing and will post later.

Thanks to all for their support on here.

Thats due to insufficient evidence well done my posting is not from work so can take all night but if you want i can post from work watch what u say mr willowman 

This post has been edited by jan65ton: Jan 26 2010, 08:04 PM

–  and it soon transpired that that poster was none other than gorgeous ‘Guardian of the Bucket’  Janice (Ammapolis) Donnelly.


When Danny Goodwin heard of an apparent deficit in the ‘Stars of ‘79’ income he ‘went mental’. 

He and inseparable buddy ‘Special Constable No. 9’ Andy Morrison had been ‘working their baws off’ for six months to produce a DVD while pestering the life out of Sean Donnelly and Jim Gallacher lest any of the former’s precious ‘ground rules’ be broken. 
Mercifully a few were, or that night WOULD have generated a loss! 
Income from DVD sales was deliberately excluded from the event’s takings and diverted straight into the ill fated Youth Academy coffers. There has never been any explanation for that!
It seems bizarre that on the evening a ‘£5 a head’ raffle allegedly raked in almost 60% more than identically priced DVD’s. Even more bizarre is Accountant Nick  Robinson’s signed statement of the raffle income. ‘Auld Nick’ wasn’t there! He has presumed to rely on Chairman Duncan’s version of events which conflicts totally with evidence gathered by Mortonjag from several sources.
That apparent ‘Stars’ deficit left ‘Grass’ Goodwin fuming – smoke coming from more than the usual orifices as ‘he nursed his wrath to keep it warm’, and in no time at all ‘Mr. Plod’ had assumed command of something which was none of his immediate business. 
The normally bullish and pig headed ‘Dunco’ appeared to have no control over the greetin’ faced ex cop – that explained by their joint petted lip over ‘lost’ income for the ill fated  Academy!  The ‘likely lads’ were expecting £5,000 from a ‘not for profit’ event in addition to DVD income which was quietly being salted away!
With Sean Donnelly the co-organiser of the event lying twenty miles away on a hospital bed it was impossible to ‘tie up the loose ends’ yet bumptious ‘prosecutor’ Goodwin rapidly and mercilessly embarked on a course of harassment, persecution, and intimidation which led to Jim Gallacher’s resignation from the Trust Board, and treatment for stress.
Here’s an excerpt from one of ‘umpteen’ emails held on file by J.G.’s solicitors:
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:15:53 +0000
Well Jim,
I think I have now been fully justified in questioning the income and expenditure for the above event…….
…..we are custodians of the Trusts money….. we should therefore be acting in a professional manner when entrusted with club funds.
So I will not be thanking you in saving the Trust money, in fact I will be looking for you to provide invoices from ALL creditors in order that Gordon has all necessary vat receipts to provide a full income and expenditure sheet.
Our accounts are scrutinised year on year by our auditors hence cheques are the Trust standard practice for ALL payments to third parties, with authorised signatories registerred with the bank. You had no authorisation to pay cash in hand to anyone, in fact I’m at a loss as to why such an underhand method of payment would even be contemplated’.
 ‘Our accounts are scrutinised year on year by our auditors’
 Commendable stuff, but Mr. Plod was presumably unaware that the Trust had already been fined twice (by the F.S.A.) for bad accounting practices, and it’s common knowledge that the finances were ‘a pig’s breakfast’ before Nick Robinson came on board.
 ‘You had no authorisation to pay cash in hand to anyone, in fact I’m at a loss as to why such an underhand method of payment would even be contemplated’….What a PLANK!

How could Goodwin possibly have been unaware of the fact that ‘SUCH AN UNDERHAND METHOD OF PAYMENT’ had already been fully authorized by ‘partner in crime’ Duncan – and that the speakers and caterers HAD  BEEN PAID IN CASH ON DUNCAN’S ‘SAY SO’  FULLY ELEVEN DAYS BEFORE THAT EMAIL WAS SENT? ‘V.A.T. RECEIPTS’ – AYE RIGHT!

Mr. Duncan knew full well about CASH IN HAND payments.  HE authorised them.

That is incontrovertible. The Trust Accountant has stated unequivocally that  DUNCO DISHED OUT DOSH TO PAY THE SPEAKERS! 

He’s  even incorporated that into one of the multiple sets of conflicting ‘accounts’ produced at various times in an attempt to pin a deficit on Jim Gallacher, yet Mr. Robinson wasn’t even there! Like several others who joined the Trust Committee with good intentions, his road to Hell has been paved by  the words of one man – Stuart Duncan.

Why did ‘Auld Nick’ studiously choose to ignore the fact that in initial accounts submitted to the Police BY BOTH PARTIES payment of the speakers was credited solely to Jim Gallacher? Those figures had been ‘meticulously’ examined and were NOT DISPUTED AT THAT TIME! 

‘A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest’! The Committee allegedly accepted unanimously  last June that ‘they had seen ALL of the evidence! They are therefore inextricably implicated in the ‘stitch up’, and there’s also the question of being ‘accessories after the fact’ of apparent misappropriation of funds!  To quote Mr Duncan ‘It may even once more become the subject of a police investigation’. 

Evidence painstakingly gathered by Mortonjag – who has spoken to many people the Police did not interview – leads him to the conclusion that Stuart Duncan either suffers from severe amnesia or is a bare faced liar. Perhaps both conditions prevail!  The committee has willingly been led right up the garden path!
Witness below a typically verbose and blustering example of an invariably unquestioned  ‘Dodgem’ statement:
‘I already know the truth of the matter. Sadly proving it is a different story…. it concerns me and I’m supremely confident that my memory of the event is crystal clear’.
Powerful stuff from ‘Mr. Chairman Sir’ and proving it will be ‘a different matter’ despite the miraculous appearance of a ‘witness’ some time later!!……but that’s for another blog folks! 
Meanwhile, of Grass Goodwin’s motivation – someone very close to the situation has been quoted thus:
 ‘He (Goodwin) pushed for the Police more out of his hatred for Jim Gallacher than for the good of the Trust’.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!




From: Paul Gill []


Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:29 PM


To: ernienewall

Ernie, can I suggest that we perhaps meet for that drink, tea, coffee or beer whatever your preference?  It will only be me nobody else and I give you my complete assurances that we together will get to the bottom of this.  I want the ROT out of this committee as much, if not more than you do – truthfully.


Ernie, I can meet you wherever you like and whenever you like.  You can even have someone with you if you like as I have nothing to offer other than a peacemaker in search of the truth……


……I am genuine Ernie, I honestly am and I want the truth to come out……….







From: Paul Gill [] 

Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:50 AM

To: mairidalglish

Cc: ‘’



HI Ernie,


 My biggest personal concern Ernie in all of this and it is purely a selfish one is that I am being dragged into what I believe to be a pot of lies, corruption and as I have mentioned downright bloody skulduggery.  I am now being accused of “fraternising with the enemy” and it is not even my bloody war. 






….and then St.Paul had his Damascus Road experience:


and  ‘Ernie’ was no longer of any use to him!




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  QUOTE  a stupid, silly old fool, with nothing better to do all day than type away on his keyboard with petulant nonsense and all because he asked for the truth to come out, it came out and he did not like what he was told.


The Gospel According to St. Paul states that –  

‘The truth came out’.

The truth is that St. Paul meekly toed the line and did exactly what Dunco ordered.

The Gospel According to St. Paul states that –  

‘He did not like what he was told’.

Correct – PiniccioRobinson (also doing exactly what Dunco told him) announced that they were about to brush everything under the carpet –  though those were not his precise words!





Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 13:57:02


I appreciate your concern, however in case you weren’t aware one half of the organising duo is currently lying in a hospital bed up in Glasgow as good as paralysed from the waist down.

I’ve spoken with Stuart and Gordon Burns and they are fine about the sorting out of Income & Expenditure about this night.

They are both aware there is some money to be banked and as previously stated we should have a clearer picture towards the end of this week.

There was a lot of tidying up to do up the Port and on Tuesday I spent the day, without one ounce of help from anyone involved in this night, moving over 150 cases of alcohol and soft drinks, not to mention the 16 barrels of lager.

So I apologise for not sorting out the figures that day and worrying about the stock and Sean.

On Wednesday I was at work and later met Gordon to discuss things.

Thursday I was also at work and last night I was at a Charity do.

I’m working tonight but will skip Scapa today as I feel you need IMMEDIATE answers.


Sounds like Jim’s getting a wee bit upset at constant pressure to do the impossible, but true to his Ladybird Book training, ‘Danny the Fanny’ resolutely pursues the criminal –



Subject: RE: Meeting – Monies

Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:18:09 +0000

I do appreciate that Sean is unwell and hope the best for him.

However, as I am part of a committee that is entrusted in what is in effect Trust members money, I have asked a few simple questions which still remain unanswered.

I am not asking for an income and expenditure sheet as I know that it takes a while to provide such.

I am asking about the total bar takings, the ticket money and any other income as per below, so yes, I would like an ‘IMMEDIATE’ answer.



The man responsible for half of that ticket money was lying on a hospital bed, but let’s face it – when you know a criminal is guilty there’s only one thing to do. Hit him with your truncheon and then compare notes with the rest of Keystone to make sure he doesn’t escape justice! 






More snippets soon folks. Join Mortonjag in a wee chortle at how ‘Plod’ wanted V.A.T. receipts for something  ‘Dunco’ claims had already been paid in cash!!