Caley Stan

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Caley Stan last won the day on November 11 2017

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  1. 5th Place

    I think the point being made is that the odds are not stacked against the finalist from the Championship. As you've so gracefully demonstrated, the odds are indeed stacked against the individual clubs who want to become that finalist, but once they've reached the final the argument is just about whether they're too knackered to compete.
  2. Dumbarton -V- Inverness CT

    We were completely dominant without playing very well. Dumbarton were stuffy, even after the goal, and we struggled to find any space around their box. Doran, Austin and Oakley were ineffectual in this environment, but Polly and Vigurs kept plugging away and both created and missed decent chances. The goal brought scenes of joy and relief - you could really see how much it meant to the players. Their work-rate was incredible and they deserve huge credit for this run. From the look on Warren's face when he came off and from the way he was hobbling about in the stand later on, he's not going to be back any time soon. Some folk may be relaxed about this because Brad and Coll generally look solid together, but i'm concerned that we'll be exposed at right-back on Saturday, and in any other big games that may arise after that.
  3. 5th Place

    I'm thinking the same thoughts but it's utter madness. Take Brechin out of the equation (since we don't play them again) and we've won 6 out of 23. We basically need to win the same number in the remaining 7.
  4. Team for the Arabs

    Ridgers McKay Donaldson Warren Tremarco Polworth Vigurs Chalmers MacKay Austin Doran
  5. Bell & Oakley

    No doubt he's technically poor and slows us down, but he can bring stability to the midfield 3 where the other 2 are both a bit maverick. Somebody has to hang around and mop up when Polly bombs forward or when Vigurs goes to ground. I think Trafford was signed to do that but he gives the ball away constantly whereas Chalmers at least seems to have mastered the 5 yard sideways pass.
  6. Bell & Oakley

    Caman, i agree with you completely.
  7. Relegation

    This is a load of pish. We'll be fine. Might even make the play-offs.
  8. Right Back

    Give the boy a break. He's had bad games but i don't think today was one of them, and he was loving the celebrations at the end.
  9. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    I can't believe people are moaning about the quality of the game - who cares. The atmosphere was great and the ending was perfect. It's been nearly 3 years since i had any fun watching Caley. The celebrations at the end today made it all worthwhile. I loved it.
  10. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    I've dragged my kids to some dismal away days recently and this was their first bit of football magic. A 93rd minute winner in a final right in front of us. Doesn't matter how bad the football is, there's not much in life that beats that feeling.
  11. Relegation

    I get the temptation to see games in hand and immediately tot up the maximum return, but what are the chances really? We've got 31 points from 26 games, an average of 1.2 per game. If we go at the same rate for the remaining 10 games then we land on 43, which should see us safe (i think i heard the highest points total to go into the play-offs in the past is 42 but haven't checked). The problem is, we're not in good form, the squad is weaker than the one that started the season and I can't see us maintaining that points return. Meanwhile, Dumbarton have momentum and they've done this before (see Raith). Clearly there's a serious problem with the mental strength of this team - consider our record when we lose the first goal, and look at Robbo's interview after the recent Morton game where i think he stops himself from saying it. With this in mind, I think tomorrow's game is absolutely massive. I feel a little sick whenever I think about it.
  12. Bucharest to Brechin

    Wish I hadn't been so wasted in Bucharest - i'm told it was a memorable day. Brechin was nice. Shame about the Young Team. I think we'll lose tomorrow and then get relegated. Currently trying to find odds on that outcome.
  13. Dundee Utd -V- Inverness CT

    We were well on top in the 1st half with Vigurs afforded loads of space to spray the ball about but we failed to convert the dominance into chances and the chances that did come were squandered by Oakley. In the 2nd, United had us sussed - they stymied Vigurs and targeted Seedorf from the opening seconds and got a lot of joy down their left. Even so, we remained a threat on the break where Polworth was wasteful. Ridgers, Warren and Tremarco had good games and Austin looked decent. But I'm worried. Worried that Dumbarton will have the measure of us, that we won't be able to break them down, that we'll lose our discipline in the face of their physicality and, most of all, that if we lose the final it will have a big effect on a psychologically fragile team. Next week's game could be far more important than the Challenge Cup.
  14. Highland Derbies Next Season

    Mephistopheles: "not light loving" is the literal translation from Greek but more likely the name comes from the Hebrew term "plasterer of lies". Either way, sounds like Charlie.