Caley Stan

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  1. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    I we get a trip away, i'd prefer Crusaders simply because they have history behind them and, i assume, a loyal (no pun intended) support base. TNS, like Astra, have moved to a different town in recent years and some of the original supporters of Llansantffraid FC have formed another club a la AFC Wimbledon. One of the few disappointing aspects of the Astra trip was that we weren't really able to engage with the club and its home.
  2. Big Man / Wee man versus Wee Man / Wee Man

    Obviously we're crying out for physical presence up top but I don't think it's up for discussion until we bring someone in. Oakley just doesn't offer nearly enough to justify a starting place.
  3. ALBA HALF TIME FEATURE - RAE & ROBBO

    No, that's a Crown accent.
  4. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    It was a bit disjointed & we defended far too deep in the first half but we still look pretty solid & kept the run going. Polly & Vigurs at the heart of all our good play again. Can't believe Polly's still getting stick - there will be bids for him in January on current form. Great to see Doran coming on.
  5. ALBA HALF TIME FEATURE - RAE & ROBBO

    Rae's won me over with the dolphin analogy.
  6. Livingston -V- Inverness CT

    A very tight competitive game in which we had the better chances. Mulraney played well but should've scored when clean through in the 1st half. Bell was more composed with his 1 on 1 in the 2nd but Alexander made a brilliant save. Polworth and Vigurs stood out again, although perhaps not quite at their best. They were both down with knocks during the game and you wonder what we'd be without them. Superb support.
  7. Joe, Joe, Super Joe

    When i first saw Joe Chalmers prancing along the Forthbank touchline i thought he looked like a dud of Vetleesque proportions. At full-back he was frequently done for pace and appeared to have a complete lack of positional awareness. When Robbo moved him into midfield that night his sanity was questioned by most of the travelling support - Chalmers offered nothing positive there, misplacing passes and getting in the way when we tried to create openings down that side. Since then, i've caught a couple of glimpses of his fabled sweet left foot, but seen little to question that first impression. Until yesterday. Yesterday he was one of our best players, making a number of interceptions in midfield, retaining possession well by playing simple balls into Vigurs and Polworth, and getting to bye line on a couple occasions including for the excellent cross that led to the corner for the opening goal. Did anyone see this coming?
  8. It's not a national event - Armed Forces Day is in June. I think Renegade and Kingsmills are correct to broaden the topic to raise concerns about US style jingoism. The feting of military personnel is dangerous. It's used by governments to stir up nationalist fervour and provide public support support for imperialist foreign interventions. To those who say they'd be happy to support a similar day for nurses or teachers or whatever - you're not being asked to. Only armed forces. Why?
  9. Dundee Utd -V- Inverness CT

    Excellent performance all round. I was particularly impressed with the composure we showed to see the game out. Champing at the bit to see these highlights, especially Jake skinning his man on the bye line.
  10. Robertson Out

    Happy to say i jumped the gun with the seething mess above. I still think Robbo made some poor signings and we are probably unable to challenge for the play-offs as a result, but he deserves a lot of credit for stabilising things. To take the side from that loss of discipline at Dumbarton to yesterday's solid, composed performance in a month without conceding a goal is some feat.
  11. Falkirk -V- Inverness CT

    They played together at Dumbarton. It wasn't pretty.
  12. Robertson Out

    Warren is finished. He cannot defend when the ball is below his head. Every attacking player in Scottish football now knows that if they run at him they will either go past him or win a free kick. It happened throughout last season and sadly, it's continuing at this level.
  13. Robertson Out

    Robertson's failed to restore confidence to the side, and during the 2nd half on Saturday they showed a lack of desire and a loss of discipline. Some of his signings are so out of their depth (Ridgers, Elsdon, Chalmers, Oakley) that there is no trust between the players. He's changing the shape almost every week and never influences a game through substitutions or tactical changes. I'd take Houston or McIntyre in a minute.
  14. Inverness CT -V- Livingston

    Big changes next week? Obviously Tremarco, perhaps Mulraney, but i'm not seeing anyone else on that bench to improve this team.
  15. Brian Rice and Scott Kellacher

    All 3 of them?