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  1. I know the new chairman has a number of plans in place to improve the stadium and what not. So far I've heard plans are afoot to improve the car parks, new toilets, try and bring some sort of tie in with the North Coast 500 and the sports bar will soon become something a bit more homely. So what plans do you have to improve the matchday experience and try and enhance the crowds? I know he's been having meetings with a lot of fans and I assume he read this site so it could be a good idea to use this thread as a sort of central hub for everyone's ideas. Here's one idea I have for an improvement is for the wheelchair-bound supporters. Now granted, there's been a slight improvement in the perspex dugout, but the general match experience must still be pretty poor, shunted over to one side with a worm's-eye-view. Surely it's time we gave disabled fans a special area with a decent view. As some may have noticed that St Mirren recently built this - Could we not do something similar?
  2. Stadium Improvements/Enhancing the Crowd

    I've spoken to quite a few fans over the last years who've panned the catering, yet these same people can be seen waddling for a pie sometimes even before the whistle blows for half time. If it's that bad, don't use it, it's as simple as that. Don't criticise and then justify it's existence. I think the catering at the stadium is vastly overpriced rubbish, so I haven't used it since we were in the First Division last time.
  3. Scottish Cup 4th Round Draw

    It might not do it for you, but it certainly would for them. Even if it is a Celtic youth team, that's players playing for the first team who otherwise would and it would also bring a big cash injection for smaller clubs, which teams like Fort William desperately need. Football needs more variety and having everyone, or most clubs big and small, entering at the same level would undoubtedly do this. I've heard people say in the past that having everyone enter in the first round would mean you'd see some demolitions. Maybe so, but you'd certainly see some giant killings too.
  4. Scottish Cup 4th Round Draw

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, every club eligible for the Scottish Cup should go in at round 1. It'd be brilliant!
  5. Board statement 14/08/17

    *Ouch* Who's the genius though? Kenny Cameron or Yogi Hughes? The latter of course attempted to flog him in every interview he could.
  6. NICK ROSS Trialist

    Heard over the weekend that he is currently on trial at Czech side FC Slovako.
  7. Game 17 - Brechin City (H) 21 Nov POSTPONED

    HT - ICT 3-0 Brechin FT - ICT 5-0 Brechin ICT - Bell Brechin - Orsi Crowd - 1,918
  8. Scottish Cup 4th Round Draw

    I'd like a Highland League away trip. Fraserburgh or Formartine would be good, while Brora would be carnage! County home or away might be more of an occasion, but we've played them loads of times over the last few years. It'd be nice to have something different.
  9. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    It'll almost certainly be the Saturday. NI clubs don't normally play on a Sunday.
  10. Scottish Cup

    Have we ever played a Highland League side (home or away) in a competitive fixture (obviously discounting the Inverness Cup etc.)? I can't think of any, certainly not in years anyway.
  11. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    Having cup finals in a team's home stadium seems to be a bit of a no-no in Britain. It does happen abroad though - Australia being one where it happens every year but that's more for geographical reasons I'd imagine.
  12. With no game tomorrow, it's a shame the game isn't this weekend.
  13. Big Man / Wee man versus Wee Man / Wee Man

    Time we built a wall around Merkinch IMO. And who's going to pay for the wall? That's right the Merkinchers are going to pay for the wall!
  14. Big Man / Wee man versus Wee Man / Wee Man

    They eat cars in Merkinch? People from the Ferry are weird.
  15. Italy

    And I'm sure the people of many of these silly little countries who are there on merit will be absolutely crestfallen to find out that Laurence's imperial arrogance means that he'll be watching snooker or cricket... Italy and the Netherlands have been absolutely garbage for the last couple of years. You though would rather watch them than more deserving teams though, as you're a snob.
  16. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    Should it be a Caley Thistle -vs- Dumbarton final, Perth would be the logical location. If it's unavailable then one would presume it'll be one of the Dundee grounds (or, anticipating small supports, they could play the game in a stadium mid-way between Inverness and Dumbarton - Claggan Park in Fort William!). If it's TNS, it's a different animal. Do you make it as neutral as possible - ie - Motherwell, Hamilton, Maryhill (though I wouldn't be at all surprised to see some clown move it to Rugby Park)? Or do you play it as locally to the Scottish side as possible and try and get a bigger crowd than you would if it was in the Central Belt? In that case, play it at Dingwall or Elgin? From what I gather, TNS don't have many supporters in general, far less thousands who'd come up to Scotland for a game.
  17. 7 Clean Sheet Record : £7 Shirt Discount

    £48 for a goalie top?!
  18. Italy

    Which smaller nations are those? What regional qualifying system? Why are a poor Italy side deserving of a place over 'smaller nations' who are there on merit?
  19. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    I watched this the other week. A decent documentary. Were we not meant to play Crusaders once before in the Terry Butcher years? We definitely had a game lined up against Linfield once but I'm sure there was another game that got cancelled, though it may have been Cliftonville.
  20. Stadium Improvements/Enhancing the Crowd

    Was it just me or did the tannoy seem a lot clearer on Saturday? I have heard in the past that part of the issue is not the tannoy in and of itself but also the settings the user has it on.
  21. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    It's a bit of an anti-climax in that it isn't an away tie, but at least it's a home tie against a new club and not the same old borefest of Falkirk, Dunfermline, Dundee United etc. who we've played umpteen times before. I've seen a few folk saying that they're happy it's a home draw to boost our chances but I don't think it really matters. Crusaders are probably the weakest side left in the competition. We know Dumbarton and TNS are decent sides, but Crusaders made it through beating the Motherwell U20s at home, Cove Rangers and a Dundee United side filled with kids. Hardly world-class opposition. I think getting 3,000 in is a bit optimistic but if we market it well and have reasonable ticket prices, we should see about 2,000ish. I'm quite sure we'll make it to the final. We should get past Crues fairly easily I'd imagine.
  22. Michael O`Neill

    He's the main one the SFA want and is very keen on the job if rumours are to be believed.
  23. ICT Supporters Travel Club

    Should we get TNS, chances are the game will be on a Sunday at 3ish for S4C. Should the roads be clear, and with a 20 minute stop every couple of hours, the journey could be made in about eight hours. If the game is at three, the bus could leave at 6am and make it with about an hour to spare. If the game finished about 5 (as long as there's no extra time), we could get back to Inverness about 1 or 2am. Providing D&E lease the coach for that distance (and we'd probably need two drivers) but it could be done in one day. For those looking at making their own way down, taking the train looks more trouble than it's worth (and would take over twelve hours!). Contrary to popular belief, TNS do not play in Wales, but a few miles on the other side of the English border. From Inverness, it'd be three trains, walking and then a bus journey! Another option is to fly direct from Inverness to Manchester and then travel down but again it could be quite difficult as Oswestry has no railway station due to the Beeching Cuts in the 1960s.
  24. NICK ROSS Trialist

    Seemingly he was linked with a move to Azerbaijan at one point. Whether he turned them down or they turned him down I don't know.