Scotty

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  1. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    Happens in MLS too .... MLS Cup final goes to whichever team in the final finished highest in the league. This year's final will either be in Toronto (for 2nd year in a row), or Columbus, Ohio (who hosted the previous 2) .... Until 2010 (when it was held in Toronto between Colorado and Dallas) they used to specify a location but I think the geography was a big factor. I went to that final in 2010 (it was included with my season ticket) but 20,000 neutrals in a ground did not make for a good atmosphere for a final.
  2. Italy

    and that's why its the World Cup and not the Strathspey Cup ! ..... Not sure that too many Costa Ricans would be interested in some of the games but they would definitely be interested in their own country's games ! especially as that country got there on merit .. and are only a couple of places below Netherlands in the world rankings with Egypt ranked at 30 just one place below Scotland. In fact, until May this year Scotland were ranked below all 3 of the countries you just turned your nose up at ... sitting in 61st spot with the Saudis at 53 and Egypt and Costa Rica occupying 19th and 20th spots. Do you know anything about those teams, their players etc ? or are you just using snobbery and elitism to write them off before a ball is kicked. Try watching some of these "lesser" games ... you just might like them !
  3. Italy

    really? Why not just allow the 'big' European teams and perhaps call it the Euros? or maybe we can continue your version of the same elitism shown that has turned European club competition into a farce since the days of the Champions Cup or the Cup Winners Cup. Teams that have never, and will never be champions competing in a TV cash-cow solely for the benefit of rich clubs and who look down on any 'small' teams who have the audacity to actually qualify then have to go through multiple qualifying rounds before they can meet a rich team who finished 4th or 5th in their league. Which small nations might you be referring to ? The 5 regional qualifiers out of 46 teams from the Asian/Middle East conference who had to play 4 different sets of qualifying rounds to get there? Perhaps you mean the 5 African teams who also had to face three different qualifying competitions to whittle it down from 53 teams and get through? Surely you cannot mean the 3 North/Central American nations (from 35 participants) who had to go through 5 different rounds of qualification to get there? I will assume your disdain for the smaller nations does not extend to the 14 UEFA or 5 CONMEBOL (South America) qualifiers as they are far better .... even though 5 of 10 nations qualified in South America from a single round-robin competition where they played each other home and away, and 14/52 in Europe who played 1 set of qualifying fixtures and then the playoffs. Of the 32 qualifiers, only Iceland and Panama will be making their first appearance and they are there on merit. If Italy, Netherlands (and Scotland) are not there it is because those nations were not good enough over the course of the entire campaign to qualify. simple. Also - of the 32 qualifiers ... and leaving aside those qualifying for the first time ... only 3 teams of the 32 have failed to move on form the group stages in previous appearances .... Egypt (group stages in 1934/1990), Tunisia (group stages in 1978, 1998, 2002, 2006) and Iran (group stages in 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014) Personally, I am going to be cheering for some of these small nations during the World Cup: Iceland & Morocco are my teams of choice for now as I had tremendous vacations in both places and the people were brilliant. I would really love one of these two nations to do what Iceland did in the last tournament and stick a huge middle finger up to those folks who think they should not be there, or who look down their noses at them despite the effort it took to get there.
  4. NICK ROSS Trialist

    He will not make it into an MLS side ... not even the Whitecraps. The biggest issue is not ability, if he knuckled down and impressed on trial with someone he might be viewed as a potential signing, it is the fact that any team he went to would have to use up an international roster spot to sign him and these are regarded as valuable commodities. He is more likely to find a spot in USL and the wages there are probably less than he would be looking for (more like squad level at ICT). The other issue in North America is the season is about to end so nothing doing until February or later when training starts up again.
  5. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    for pre-game at least
  6. *** VOTING IN THE POLL ABOVE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE MATCH ONLY *** If you were at the match, please use the poll above to vote for your top 3 players. As a bit of fun, we have also added an option to rate the referee .... Please make sure you vote for 3 separate players. If you make an error, let us know so we can fix it. PLEASE ONLY VOTE ABOVE IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME Anyone caught trying to cheat the system WILL be banned from voting in ALL site polls...this is your only warning. **NOT at the game ?** As a result of requests received, we have made a slight change to how these threads work for site users who watched the game on TV or listened to the full game live on the radio ....... You too will now be able to cast your votes, but should do it in the thread below, and NOT in the official poll above. Just list the three players of your choosing and award 5,3, or 1 point(s). You can give the ref a mark if you want too ! These votes will NOT be counted in the official total, as we only count votes from those who where actually at the game, but it IS a way for you to participate in the process .... which many people asked for .... a happy medium we hope !!!!!
  7. THE MATCHDAY THREAD Discuss ICT & other games in this thread as they happen Inverness CT -V- Falkirk PREVIEW 11th November 2017 @ 5:15 PM, Caledonian Stadium Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Go to the Chatroom Media Coverage TV COVERAGE Live on BBC Alba [UK Only] https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcalba or http://www.bbc.com/sport/live/football/41890742 LIVE TEXT (ONLINE) Sporting Life BBC VIDEO SPFL YouTube Channel ICT Official YouTube Channel TEAM LINEUPS TO FOLLOW Tweets by @ICTFC Tweets by @ICTFC
  8. NAPS Competition - Week 13

    Scotty : Alloa @ 2.30 CDN Girl : Montrose @ 2.10 SOS : Elgin @ 2.30
  9. Toronto FC - 2017

    So that's TFC through to the Eastern Conference Final against Columbus Crew ! It was squeaky bum time for the 30,000 crowd on Sunday but TFC managed to hold on at BMO Field after a raucous bad tempered affair officiated by a referee that makes SPFL refs look like world beaters !!! The 2-1 victory in New York last week was the saving grace in this round, with another sublime free kick from Giovinco to win it. But after a tunnel fight on Sunday that saw Jozy Altidore (and Sacha Kljestan) red carded and out for the next game - or perhaps more - and a booking that sees Giovinco miss the first game of the conference final, TFC will have to rely on others to carry the next game against Columbus. First Leg - New York RB 1-2 TFC 2nd Leg - TFC 0-1 New York RB The Tunnel Fight (filmed by a fan from the 'tunnel club' [a walkway where fans can usually watch their team head up the tunnel. opposition teams dont usually come this far as their changing room is immediately left at the start of the tunnel some 20m further back])
  10. Game 16 - Livingston (A) 04 Nov

    Scotty HT: 0-1 FT: 0-1 1st ICT: Bell 1st Opp: Mackin Crowd: 1977 CDN Girl HT: 0-0 FT: 0-0 1st ICT: Baird 1st Opp: Mullin Crowd: 1655 SOS HT: 1-0 FT: 1-2 1st ICT: Vigurs 1st Opp: Todorov Crowd: 1799
  11. NAPS Competition - Week 12

    Scotty : Peterhead @ 2.00 CDN Girl : Dumbarton @ 2.15 SOS : Dundee Utd @ 2.10
  12. THE MATCHDAY THREAD Discuss ICT & other games in this thread as they happen Livingston -V- Inverness CT PREVIEW 4th November @ 3PM, Tony Macaroni Stadium Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Go to the Chatroom Media Coverage AUDIO COVERAGE BBC Sportsound BBC Sportsound [UK Only] LIVE TEXT (ONLINE) Sporting Life BBC VIDEO SPFL YouTube Channel ICT Official YouTube Channel TEAM LINEUPS TO FOLLOW Tweets by @ICTFC Tweets by @ICTFC
  13. *** VOTING IN THE POLL ABOVE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE MATCH ONLY *** If you were at the match, please use the poll above to vote for your top 3 players. As a bit of fun, we have also added an option to rate the referee .... Please make sure you vote for 3 separate players. If you make an error, let us know so we can fix it. PLEASE ONLY VOTE ABOVE IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME Anyone caught trying to cheat the system WILL be banned from voting in ALL site polls...this is your only warning. **NOT at the game ?** As a result of requests received, we have made a slight change to how these threads work for site users who watched the game on TV or listened to the full game live on the radio ....... You too will now be able to cast your votes, but should do it in the thread below, and NOT in the official poll above. Just list the three players of your choosing and award 5,3, or 1 point(s). You can give the ref a mark if you want too ! These votes will NOT be counted in the official total, as we only count votes from those who where actually at the game, but it IS a way for you to participate in the process .... which many people asked for .... a happy medium we hope !!!!!
  14. Game 15 - Dunfermline (H) 28 Oct

    Scotty HT: 1-0 FT: 2-1 1st ICT: Bell 1st Opp: Cardle Crowd: 2322 CDN Girl HT: 1-1 FT: 3-2 1st ICT: Baird 1st Opp: Higginbotham Crowd: 2121 SOS HT: 0-0 FT: 1-0 1st ICT: Vigurs 1st Opp: McManus Crowd: 2232
  15. NAPS Competition - Week 11

    Scotty : QOS @ 2.10 CDN Girl : St Mirren @ 2.00 SOS : Berwick @ 2.10