CaleyD

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  1. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    We're still in the SPFL
  2. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    Club offer for this weekend.....no booking fee if you buy in advance online 👍
  3. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    He'll be no older than David Raven is now....and there's not many of us wouldn't have him back in a heartbeat!!
  4. Special General Meeting

    A meeting was held last night and information on the agreement reached on how things will move forward to an SGM (and when) will be issued as soon as a couple of details can be nailed down.
  5. Dumbarton -V- Inverness CT

    100%...and you only have to look at last weekend where we had 3 suspensions to cover to see the squad is capable of adapting.
  6. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    We've had plenty players over the years who've not justified the high wages they were allegedly on....so not sure that theory debunks the assertion that it's happened this season. The club has already spent £450k (that we know of) beyond it's means for this season....so spending money on things we can't afford doesn't seem to be an issue. As I said above...no way to prove it one way or the other...so claims that it's true are every bit as credible as claims that it's false.
  7. Dumbarton v ICT - Game On Wed

    What we need is summer football..... 🤔
  8. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    The one thing everyone seems to agree on is that the current setup isn't working....for anyone. Plus, I'd move all our home games to a Friday evening....USP, consistency, no need to move for TV (may even encourage more coverage), playing under the lights is magical and people have the entire weekend to do all the things that currently compete with 3pm on a Saturday...or 12am Sunday...or 5pm Saturday...maybe 2pm Sunday....!!!!
  9. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    I don't agree with the public criticism that Polly gets, but can we please stop with the "hitting form at the right time" bahollicks....in reference to any player/team. The right time for a team to hit form is day one, if we'd done that then we would be in St Mirren's shoes right now. The idea that we've somehow been gearing up for a late push and it's all coming together nicely is, in the words of Stephen Fry, "@rse gravy of the worst kind".
  10. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    What you get up to in the privacy of your own home is your business!!
  11. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    See my last post.....I'm not saying scrap season tickets all together, I'm just saying we should take a fresh look at the whole setup and put in place something that is flexible enough to fit the needs of more people.
  12. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    Absolutely, I've seen it talked about in many places...but the boards of many clubs are far too stuck in this need for a lump sum at the start of the season. What I have tried explaining to lots of people (and not just at ICTFC) is that the cost (by way of discounts to ST holders up front) is way more than the interest they would pay on any short term borrowing needed to get over that financial hump during the closed season. Also, if you structure it right then you could still encourage people to invest up front with something like a pre-loaded club credit card of some kind that they can use over the season and gets them a bit of discount on tickets and merchandise...or whatever.
  13. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    My opinion....the traditional season ticket idea is outdated and attempts to hold on to it are doing more harm than good. I think clubs would be far better served by an "easyjet" style ticketing policy where everyone has the chance to buy in advance and save money....regardless of whether they take it one game at a time or commit to many games in advance. Either that or a "loyalty card" type scheme whereby the more games you attend in the season, the cheaper your tickets get. As an aside, and maybe an unpopular view, but Season Tickets benefit the holder as much as they do the club and the idea that throwing the gates open once or twice a year significantly devalues that is BS. There are many people who pay per game and contribute more (financially) over the season than a ST holder will, so the whole ST snobbery thing kinda grinds my gears a bit as well. I balance that with a view that ticket discounting does not work....on any front. It doesn't bring in significantly more fans, it definitely doesn't bring in any more revenue and when you only do it for the "wee" games, it does naff all to encourage people to come back because the offering generally isn't as appealing as the (naturally) more attractive games. It serves no more purpose than sticking a dummy in the mouth of a screaming baby. If you want to increase bums on seats....create a better experience (not just matchday) and make everything around the club more sociable.
  14. 5th Place

    Play offs are a separate tournament, so league games are irrelevant in calculating odds/weighting of any benefit afforded to one team over any another participating in it. FWiW....I don't think it unfair on those finishing 3rd or 4th in the Championship....but it is maybe a little harsh on those finishing second. Would the championship teams give up the increased chance of a play off spot for a "fairer" setup? Not a chance!
  15. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    What we need is a bear.....this one rumoured to be included in the opening ceremony for the World Cup!!!
  16. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    Just because a player has played an important part in the progress and successes of ICTFC since 1994 does not necessarily mean they would rank among our most talented players. Charlie Christie is probably a prime example of that. A good player for the level we were at during his time, but there are many who have played for us at a higher level who would be considered "better" players, IMO.
  17. Dunfermline game - Free entry?

    I've grown to really dislike the use of the term "fair weather fan" (and others of its ilk) and I can assure you that the way to encourage less regular attendees to come along more often is not to ridicule and single them out negatively for the support they do give. Never once have I met someone at a football match who said they were there because they were shamed into it!! The club also has it's part to play, of course, and they need to be looking at why relegation cost us so many season ticket holders and (home) walk-ups this time, when we managed to turn it on it's head and increase the numbers last time?
  18. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    I could be wrong...or it might be an "option"...haven't double checked.
  19. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    I actually believe Jake is starting to mature a bit on the park and is on the cusp of being the player we all want/know him to be capable of. Being settled is important to his growth, he has a year left on his contract and I'd love to see him pulling on our shirt again next season.
  20. Special General Meeting

    This meeting has been requested by the CJT board "To clarify the points that need to be discussed to allow us to move forward to an SGM" and is not an open meeting. As we have no means by which to contact members directly (other than those who requisitioned the SGM), we will continue to keep the wider membership updated as best we can via this forum. The requisitioners became entitled to call the SGM themselves following the boards failure to do so....and this doesn't change that. However that can't be done until 1 month after lodging the original letter with the board. In the meantime, communication between the board and members (even via 3 appointed reps) is welcomed...IMO.
  21. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    Impossible to prove one way or the other.
  22. Team v Dumbarton

    We looked more dangerous when getting the ball wide with Jake and Aaron in our last outing... Ridgers (Mark, not Ally) Seedorf Mckay (small k) Warren Calder Chalmers Vigurs Polworth Mulraney Doran Oakley