Eagle4Caley

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  1. IRN BRU CHALLENGE CUP FINAL

    Following on from the perverse logic of the SPFL. they should play the game at Crawley Town FC...just 15mins from Gatwick Airport, and thats just an hour and a half from Inverness, would be one of the quicker away trips Just £42 return at the mo on Easyjet
  2. Inverness CT -V- Crusaders

    Vigurs had to wait a long time..their goalie had been very good, Vigurs obviously realised that if he guessed the right way, Jensen might reach it, so was trying to get it as close to the post as possible. he just screwed it wider than intended. I was surprised the ref didn't blow for full time when the kick had been taken. Can't see why the Crusader player was so upset at Polworth, he had two goes at taking him out. A really good game (for a Neutral), after the initial opening 5 minutes Caley took control in the first half and played some good stuff, almost men against boys. We should have been 5 up.....Calder impressed me alot, as did Mulraney and Polworth. Great cross from Oakley for our second goal. Bell was surprisingly anonymous tonight. 2nd half we came out a bit complacent, and they had mixed it up....our defence was all over the place, almost Keystone Cops...their first goal was inevitable, and strangely so was our sending off, although it was a pretty soft one in two parts. We were hanging on for dear life, it was the sort of game when anything could happen...I one stage I though 4-3 to Crusaders after extra time, but we held out. And we got to see the lesser spotted Elbouzedi! Anyway we've got to the final, let's hope we can finish the job whilst working our way up the table. BTW what's happened to Austin, and as for Tremarco, I hadn't realised he was that badly injured, we haven't seen him for a while.
  3. Inverness Courier

    I kinda find that surprising given that we have recently given Donaldson and Tremarco improved/extended contracts, and signed Austin
  4. If it's your 18th, have a drink...

    Yes that was nice to see...I had someone come up to me this week on the day of the anniversary talking about it, there was something on the BBC website....that was nice too
  5. If it's your 18th, have a drink...

    The start of my relationship with Caley
  6. Susan

    If you think this guy is bad or money has been wasted....my other team Palace signed Jordan Mutch from QPR about 3 years ago for nearly £5million and very good money, he's had a handful of games, rarely impressed, not scored a goal, not been injured so far, but has been pretty much consigned to the U23 side under various Managers...doesn't seem to play even there, despite being named in our 25man first team squad, and we can't seem to get rid of even on loan, he still has another year and a half on his contract. I know that in the moneybags EPL we shouldn't be bothered by money constraints but we are, to the extent that we keep haggling to hard in transfer windows and missing out on players. Such is football I guess
  7. Caley Jags 2017/18 squad + changes in/out

    We got Austin in pretty early and have tidied up the squad with 'big wage' earners David Raven and OFW off the books plus obvious deadwood/no-hopers Eldson, Cooper, and 'Susan' released or leaving. Coll Donaldson has been secured with a longer contract. Interestly some had Calder marked for an exit but he seems to have really up his game in January. With Daniel Mackay getting some game time and his first goal that is a plus along with Doran's continuing rehabilition. Presumably Zak Elbouzedi will come back from Elgin City have had some game time. Overall I think we have done a decent job over two windows trimming the squad to suit income and rebuilding. Ross County do seem to have snapped up a lot of players (fairly average ones though?) in an effort to stay up...but could cost them later, and so far doesn't see to be having any affect
  8. Falkirk -V- Inverness CT

    Actually the play-offs are no further away than when we kicked off today, and that includes 2nd place, just one less game to achieve it....the red cards are a problem and are costing us points, JR and the club need to sort this quickly without losing the competitive spirit.
  9. Falkirk -V- Inverness CT

    We have to be careful now... from the BBC text it looks like we're losing our heads as a team... need to avoid more suspensions and limit goals against
  10. Falkirk -V- Inverness CT

    By giving away a penalty
  11. Falkirk -V- Inverness CT

    Don't you mean all of Scotland?!? Still at least we are used to playing with 10men
  12. Dundee -V- Inverness CT

    I think that's a useful advantage! We play Dundee Utd twice before the end of the season...that gap is close-able We probably didn't think it at the start of the season, but (injuries and suspensions aside) we probably have the squad to get through a long play-off, with decent enough strike options in Bell/Oakley/Austin(?) and yes even Baird. Nice options on the wing with Doran and Mulraney, defensive strength, and not a bad looking midfield with Vigurs, Polworth, Chalmers and Trafford. (You can tell I'm also a CPFC fan ...relentless optimism!)
  13. Dundee -V- Inverness CT

    I have a sneaky feeling we'll be playing RC in the Play-off final!
  14. Joe Chalmers

    I get the feeling that Chalmers and Inverness are a good fit for each other.... strikes me as a player you miss when he's not playing. Guys like Chalmers (and Trafford) do the work that allow the other more creative players to prosper. We can all see now that the club and Robbo have done a pretty good job of rebuilding the team. I'm excited by the potential.
  15. Inverness CT -V- Queen of the South

    TBF it's no more than a goal a game....and three of those games, we were down to 10men, the settled backline that had that great record, hasn't been settled in those 6 games, so I think it's still a solid run, defensively...seems that Calder has settled in and looked good past couple of games, and if Seedorf could stay fit he has real potential. Great to see Doran score today. he looked pretty good against Falkirk as well...it's almost like a new quality signing Has to be said after a shambolic season last year and a difficult summer and start to the season, the team has come on leaps and bounds, and in Donaldson, Bell, Chalmers, Oakley, Seedorf, Ridgers and Calder we are seeing additions that are looking worthwhile having been given a bit of time (I think Trafford is in the same category, but hasn't played much recently, Baird I think has done OK, Austin obviously to soon to tell). Both Mulraney and Brad Mckay seem to have kicked on this year, and for all the criticism of him Polworth looks an increasingly important player for us. Vigurs and Tremarco have been stella for us, but I'm looking at the newbies and the youngsters Not only am I up for the Falkirk home game in March...but I have managed to sort another trip up for our last home game against Dumfermline, my gut feeling is we'll have secured a play-off position by the end of that game, the play-offs are of course a marathon if you finish in 3rd/4th, and I don't think it's been done very often, but I can see us going the whole way (which I didn't expect to be saying a few months ago) if we are lucky with injuries, and suspensions.
  16. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    Looks like Nathan Austin is already having an effect! Oakley does seem to be finding the net quite regularly now Overall a great result .... I think we've killed any prospect of relegation, and now seem to be looking more likely as a play-off contender with 3rd place looking very attainable.
  17. Inverness CT -V- Livingston

    Gripping stuff following that at work, I guess I would have taken the point given the sending off...if we could have just kept 11 on the park! Still thinking we'll eventually get into the play-offs
  18. Zak Elbouzedi

    Seems like a good move
  19. Morton -V- Inverness CT

    Watching the highlights Mortons No.9 blocks Tremarco deliberately during one attack to stop him covering the wing play, then holds him back....Tremarco puls him over to get clear...the ref sees that but misses both infringements by their player Ridgers pulled off a couple of great saves...one from a free kick showing a fleetness of foot that would shame my other team's so-called Welsh No.1 Hard to tell from a few hghlights but Seedorf looked OK, particularly going forward So far we have only been beaten in the last 12 games when we have been down to 10 men.
  20. James Vincent

    James Vincent always seemed a bit injury prone....probably not a good bet His run up the pitch to score the winning goal in the Cup Final is the memory we should let linger in our hearts for eternity
  21. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    From the highlights, which admittedly will probably have painted a rosier picture, we looked pretty decent and could well have won by a couple more, with Ridgers only having to make one pretty decent save to keep us in front. A 10th clean sheet in 11 games though....alright not against the mightiest of opposition, but in anybody's book that's pretty impressive stuff! Coupled to a thumping win for my other side, made me as happy as Larry...oh and what a way for Celtic to lose their unbeaten run!
  22. Carl Tremarco...extended contract

    Just seen on Twitter, Carl has penned a two year extension to his contract. Great news, that's half the defence sorted We're going in the right direction If we get Connor Bell tied up soon, that'll make a good Christmas
  23. Coll Donaldson

    Fantastic!... I enjoyed letting the guys in my London office know about this. They gave me a slightly bemused response!
  24. MulrAneY 15

    Has he played any games for anyone? a 19 year with even less game time or experience that most of our squad I hope with still have Jake for the rest of the season...however a properly fit and motivated Doran should be a game changer
  25. QOS -V- Inverness CT

    Something rather awesome about a team that got relegated rather badly, faced all sorts of upheaval over the summer, with a large turnover of players with a lot of newcomers of perhaps questionable pedigree (by that I mean experience and quality) having had a terrible start to the season, and earning strong criticism from fans, questioning both players and managers competence, now completing 9 shutouts out of 10games (with the one loss aided and abetted by incompetent officials)...with the latest after a horrendous journey down. if there's such a thing, this season is becoming a bit of a mini epic, one that makes me proud to consider myself an ICT supporter. By coincidence my other team also earned a battling draw after a difficult journey away, but just a mere 2 and half hours stuck on a train in the cold and dark!