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Everything posted by Kingsmills

  1. Inverness CT -V- Morton

    I have to disagree. It was no coincidence that our defensive form improved radically when we started to play Raven regularly and equally no coincidence that it's dipped rather alarmingly after he left.
  2. Highland Derbies Next Season

    We simply can't afford to have yet another former manager tending his roses at the club's expense.
  3. Can we have less hype in future

    Can we be permitted just a little rugby related hype now ?
  4. Highland Derbies Next Season

    We can't go on chopping and changing managers. Quite apart from anything else, we can't afford to. John Robertson has made mistakes but there have been promising signs and next year he will have the full close season to repair and will not be faced with nearly such a comprehensive and daunting task of rebuilding. He needs to be given next season at the very least.
  5. A Below Average Championship Club

    USH is no longer a requirement. The pitch freezing is seldom an issue partly due to our firthside location but flooding increasingly is and there's little doubt that the undersoil heating contributes to that and also limits what can be done to remedy it. If it's financially viable, I would be inclined to take out the undersoil heating in the close season.
  6. Highland Derbies Next Season

    I thought it was County who swindled home attendance figures...
  7. Inverness CT -V- Morton

    That was far from the worst we have played this season but we remain largely toothless. Boy do I wish I had stayed at home and watched the rugby on TV ! The promotion play offs are beyond us this season now but we remain at risk of the relegation play off place and I would happily trade victory over Dumbarton in the Irn Bru final for beating them in the two remaining league fixtures we have against them. The frustrating thing is that, on our day, we can match any side in the division including St Mirren. The trouble is we have problems with consistency, commitment and, worst of all, discipline that the the teams in the top half of the division don't have to nearly the same extent. We need to give Daniel McKay a run of starts to see what he is capable of. There is much to be said for the old axiom that if you're good enough and old enough and experience of playing regularly in this league will stand him in better sted for next season.
  8. Game 30 - Greenock Morton (H) 24 Feb

    HT; ICT 1, Morton 0 FT; ICT 2, Morton 1 ICT; Polworth Morton; Harkins Crowd; 2,209
  9. Pitch Inspection v Morton *GAME ON*

    Thank goodness. Couldn't bear another weekend without some league action.
  10. Crowd v Crusaders

    Not if Scottish viewers were sufficiently well organised and cancelled their subscriptions to SKY and BT Sports en masse. That would double the amount that the TV companies pay for our game. TV money has become a necessary evil in the game but Scottish football, largely to poor leadership of both the League and the SFA, continues to sell itself short.
  11. Light At The End of The Tunnel ?

    Oh dear. At least you are well balanced by the weighty chips on both shoulders.
  12. We have gone from a week where a small group of homophobic, mysoginist, sectarian bigots seemed to be pulling almost all of the UK Prime Minister's strings for their own narrow minded agenda and where the maverick US president broke with decades of international consensus to deliberately provoke violence and unrest in the Middle East to a week of relative optimism. Firstly we have a liberal, pro choice candidate with a proud record of prosecuting the Klu Klax Clan being elected to the US Senate and now we have a small but significant number of principled Tory MPs standing up for those principles and against the rabid right wing press to give the UK parliament the opportunity to try to insure that Brexit might not be the unmitigated disaster it will be if the nutters get their way. I may be naively optimistic but suddenly the world seems a slightly less dark place.
  13. Wikipedia page

    Whatever the fee was within the range quoted, it was inadequate for the best player we have ever produced. Clubs like Dundee United or even Hamilton have negotiated far better deals in similar situations.
  14. Live ghost hunt from Tulloch castle Hotel

    You did right posting this in General Nonsense.
  15. Caley Jags 2017/18 squad + changes in/out

    Whether we would want him or not, we almost certainly couldn't afford to take Billy McKay on loan at the moment.
  16. Tax regime and computers

    We do. The difficulty that Laurence forsees does not exist.
  17. Wikipedia page

    I was widely reported at half a million at the time. I don't know if anyone has told you but Wikipedia is not always an entirely reliable source!
  18. Tax regime and computers

    Apparently not when that eminates from Edinburgh....
  19. Tax regime and computers

    I have for much of the last twenty odd years been a higher rate tax payer but always thought, especially with the recent unnecessary and politically driven austerity, thought that I and others like me should be paying a little bit more for a fairer and more equal society. I, for one, am pleased that the current government have opted for a slightly more progressive income tax system and actually feel they could have should have gone a little bit further. The Scottish government are making a modest difference with the limited tax varying powers. Just think what they could do to make a positive difference with full fiscal autonomy.
  20. Word Association

    As nobody has yet started a word association thread on this site I thought that I might as well. Piano.
  21. Caley Jags Together

    I confess that I started out with a great deal of sympathy for the current office bearers for a number of reasons. However, with months and months passing without any information or any impression that anything is being done with any sense of urgency to retrieve the situation I confess that that sympathy is now wearing thin.
  22. Captaincy

    Mark Ridgers.
  23. Winter olympics - Elise Christie

    Well, there was a certain inevitability about that. I can't decide whether this young woman's "Olympic career' is tragedy or comedy.

    I strongly suspect that it will be Perth.
  25. Inverness CT -V- Crusaders

    That and the hoards who board the ferry at Larne every weekend to watch one of the Ugly Sisters for reasons that are not always entirely football related.