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  1. Cup Final Good Luck Messages

    This, my friends, is what dreams are made of! ICT in the Scottish Cup final and also installed as favourites. A truly historic day but the reward is so so big, pinch me I am dreaming!! All the very best to the team, players, management and back room staff - with a very BIG thumbs up to the Board, this is your reward as well as ours.
  2. Inverness CT -V- Dundee Utd

    ICT fans are an unusual bunch ....... Manager of the year but in some eyes he is not even a good manager. Maybe said from the heart and not the head!
  3. Inverness CT -V- St Mirren

    I am informed that he had to take a call from Norwich and it did last 10 minutes.
  4. Inverness CT -V- Aberdeen

    Only watched it on TV but ICT looked positively nervous initially with the ball bouncing off them - their normal passing was missing as they were unable to control the ball as they collected it so it was untidy. ABerdeen looked more hungry at the start but we failed to impose any threat until after the goal. The second half was better but at no time did I feel hopeful - yes we hit the bar and also pulled out a great save by their keeper and indeed did a lot of attacking but it fell to the wrong person or the wrong decision was made - shot instead of pass along the line. Hey hoy it will be the managers fault again - he offered no direction will be the respond from the usual few ( I wonder what he was shouting from his area?)
  5. Inverness CT -V- Partick Th

    "No leadership off or on the park" With your knowledge of this maybe you can give us an insight into the managers half time talk or maybe with his lack of leadership he decided to dispense with one. Perhaps, just perhaps, a poor footballing performance on the park, will be the players fault and not the managers! I do agree with the rest of your input as indeed fielding the same team each week can be less stimulating and maybe rotation could mean that some players would come back refreshed into the team again. However it must be difficult for a manager to disrupt a team when on a good run and make no mistake this is perhaps the best run we will ever experience as our finances dwindle and the calibre of player we are able to attract reduces.
  6. Inverness CT v Dundee Utd

    Cannot argue with that!
  7. Hamilton v. Aberdeen

    I watched this match on TV this evening and was surprised to see how similar Hamiltons way of playing is to the Hughes style. They played Aberdeen off the park with a passing game, in the first 75 minutes, that was a joy to watch especially in the SPL. They tired towards the end and some of their slick passes were not so so slick and their backs to the wall defence held out and they even scored in the dying minutes. Take heart folks, the system does work, when it does it is a joy to behold and the opposition, without the ball, are powerless to get into the game - Hamilton proved that tonight!
  8. Scotty's Wee Team

    It was interesting to be supporting your wee team Scotty, even if they did get beat - against 10 men too Is'nt TV wonderful when it can cement us together although we are so far apart. I don't know if I enjoyed the game or enjoyed seeing the team I hear about so often on here.
  9. Aberdeen -V- Inverness CT

    Just my quick overview on the game. I do feel the team is playing a style that could prove successful although more longer balls were introduced in this game. Brill kicked long in most cases and this created a problem for us on at least two occasions, as the ball was immediately returned into our goal mouth with the defence being put under unnecessary pressure. I would offer the opinion that the main problem, and there is a few, lies with the forward players not running off their men, playing a narrow formation, and therefore offering no out ball to the defenders. This was evident on a number of occasions when our defenders were being put under a bit of pressure by our fans as they 'tip/tapped' to each other but had no option other than to hoof a ball upfield and this would have resulted, perhaps, in Logan again running at them - not a pleasant prospect for our back four! On reflection not a bad days work for the team but the result could have been so different.
  10. Transfer Window

    I would agree totally with this and I feel sure many club treasurers are reading the attendance figures with trepidation, wondering how they can balance their outgoings against this paltry income!
  11. Motherwell -v- Inverness CT

    Well done, indeed, to our team. The BBC have been fulsome in their praise of the teams football , entertainment and style. Even in the after match interview, with a passing mention of The sacking threat, the manager was relaxed and embraced the fact that a new system takes time and he was quickly handing the plaudits to the team away from him self. Let's hope this is a weekly good feeling for us all. We are top of the league this year again - the pundits will not like that!
  12. Hughes comments

    I accept your point but the big problem is many would appear to take pleasure if the manager failed and this can only happen if the team results are poor. Chicken and egg I'm afraid, if the manager fails the team fails. Wanderer's point re the Scotsman article on Yogi's future makes me wonder if the 'feel' by the reporters, in some measure, could be from offerings on this forum. I have not been aware of any concern by Team ICT regarding the managers inability to provide for them a realistic return. I have been aware that there is concern on this forum that he cannot provide a realistic return. His players seem settled and he seems settled at ICT. The press must be reading into something before writing an article like that.
  13. Hughes comments

    I would suggest part of the hullabaloo is the lack of ammunition Yogi gave his critics,on here, to use against him! They will just have to to keep their little fingers poised until the next game but if we win again ....?
  14. Hamilton v Inverness CT

    I think maybe he did!
  15. Positive or Negative

    On reading the content of many offerings on here, I wonder how this impacts on the numbers going through the turn styles. I realise constructive crits are a positive but very few seem to appear on here. The manager, players and staff MUST read this and I cannot see how this can be helping their efforts. The press do use this and magnify the negatives. Potential new supporters could read this and wander over the bridge due to negativity re the coming season. Maybe Scotty could do ICT a favour and consider closing the Forum down for six months.