PerfICT

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  1. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    Great seeing Doran back: like having a new signing! A fairly uninspiring performance, BUT a win AND another clean sheet! What a run the guys are putting together - those dark days of September seem a lifetime away now....thank God.
  2. Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Loving this impenetrable defence: where did that come from and what happened to the shambles of just a few games ago. You’ve got to hand it to Robbo - it is not easy to stop the rot, but he’s managed it!
  3. Polworth v Kellacher

    The irony is that those 2 scrapping effectively relegated us by gifting Hamilton an undeserved win against St J.
  4. Inverness CT -V- Peterhead

    Don't you love the guys who shout "shoot" every time we cross the halfway line. Honestly, sometimes the ball is about 40 yards out and you hear some clown shout "shoot!" What's worse - when one of the players gets impatient and fires one over the stand from 35yards, the very same fans are screaming blue murder! Unbelievable!
  5. Inverness CT -V- Peterhead

    This is really unravelling. Fans having a go at players, players having a go at coaches, players having a go at other players. Disharmony reigns. I wasn’t at the game today, so can’t comment on Polworth’s performance, but his effort for the cause this year has generally been above most if not all of his teammates. The abuse is unwarranted, misguided and counter-productive. His only sin is that he gives a damn. Many of the others don’t. The club is rotting at its core and staring down the barrel.
  6. Inverness CT -V- QOS

    Think we're going to play the boys against Peterhead. Ordinarily, that would constitute playing a weakened team, but on this occasion I think it's the opposite! If some of U17s get a run out, they have deserved it and the "first" team should have it made clear that their places are on the line. Any decent performances should be rewarded with replacing the duds without a second thought.
  7. Inverness CT -V- QOS

    Nobody should underestimate the depth of our problems right now. Relegation would be irreversible: ICT would return to part-time football. Even if we stay up, the word is that we'd have one more year to get back up, otherwise the result is the same. The core problem is that the support is evaporating with every passing game: even the die-hard support is collapsing. Why? The players show no heart, the management continues to flounder and the Board continue to stumble from one shambles to another. What's to like? It is really, really hard to find a reason to go to the games - they are not entertaining and you leave with the feeling of being cheated out of the entrance money. My concern is that there are zero signs at any level in the club for the decisive action necessary to turn this round and to bring the support back on side. I confess that I'm genuinely terrified about our future and each week that passes is another nail in the coffin.
  8. Inverness CT -V- QOS

    So, the list of positives from that reads: 1. Clean sheet 2. ......nope, that's it.
  9. Robertson Out

    Agree, Kingsmills. Surprised at Falkirk's start to the season; they gubbed us in the league cup and threatened to upset the big boys for promotion last year. He doesn't become a bad manager overnight, so he could do a job here. The question is: Would he want it? Would anybody? Unlike a year ago, this job is a poisoned chalice, with a poor squad, dysfunctional board, empty coffers and collapsing support. Not a very attractive prospect for somebody to take over.
  10. Robertson Out

    In hindsight, IBM, you are right, but I can't believe that Foran's wage was as high as an experienced manager might have been. The problem was the 4 years: Who's bright spark idea was that?! A 6 month probation like in any other job would have been sufficient to establish that he didn't have a scooby.
  11. Robertson Out

    Decisions around management and coaching staff have been shambolic since October 2015. Hughes wanted away to United - let him go, take the cash and let Rice go with him. Instead, we end up paying him and going for the cheap option of Foran. Nightmare. Then too late on sacking him, not only to avoid relegation, but also to bring in somebody new to have a chance of recruiting before the best have gone. Finally (too late), we opt for a man who didn't want the job and was left with the dregs to bring in to replace quality leaving the house. You really couldn't write this sh!te: It's known as compound errors; laughable, except that our cup winning club will soon be condemned to part -time football. Robbo is and never was the answer, but right now, the Club doesn't even seem to know the question.
  12. Dumbarton -V- Inverness CT

    Unacceptable. But what to do? We have 2 or 3 decent players and a bunch of dead-beats who care not whether ICT drift into oblivion. We have 2 seasons (max) to stay a full time outfit IMO and somebody who cares needs to grow a pair and make that clear to the manager and playing staff. Staying up will be a challenge: Best get used to that reality.
  13. Inverness CT -V- Livingston

    Vigurs played really well in the first half hour. As well as the ball for the goal, he also played a bute in for Baird in the first minute - these are the kind of killer passes that should win games - and this praise from Vigurs biggest critic last year (when he was truly mince, except for the last few games). Polworth at least shows some heart: With about 10 minutes left, he charged back from an attacking pisition to put in a challenge on the edge of our box, while everybody else gave Livi the freedom of the park. Trafford, Vigurs and Polworth would be my first picks on the teamsheet. The rest are the problem...
  14. Why do you support ICT ?

    My local team. The end.
  15. Inverness CT -V- Livingston

    First league game I've seen. Verdict: We're going to be battling at the wrong end of the league. The heart of midfield is fine (Trafford, Vigurs, Polworth) and Bell is lively, but the rest are poor and the centre halves are a shambles. We had a lot of possession and transition was good, but tried to walk it in from 18 yards. Played some decent stuff in the first half but fell apart in the 2nd and barely threatened. All 3 goals involved missed headers at the heart of the defence: Not good enough. After we went 3-1 down, Livi were first to every ball. Weak.
  16. Number One

    Who knows what the hell is going on with OFW. I only see that everybody loses from this. Fon Williams is not playing and his hopes of international recognition goes down the pan. The Club has yet another PR disaster, is paying for a player who won't be played and have a calamity in goal who has been a contributing factor in more than one defeat this season. In fairness, OFW made his own fair share of ****-ups last season (near post free kicks were a particular shambles), but I sense that Ridgers is in his own class ewhen it comes to goalkeeping talents.
  17. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    Chris Froome appears to endorse pizza eating recovery - if it works for him.... PS - cycling is at the forefront of sports science.
  18. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    Tiny study, but the evidence is indeed turning on this. We need protein, carbs and -yes - fat to recover and repair, so is it surprising that foods that contain these groups do the biz? Recovery is half of the equation: preparation is the other, and there is much stronger evidence surrounding what to eat and when before matches. IHE will be disappointed that 8 pints and a few pies are not top of the Friday night menu for a superb performance at 3pm on Saturday! 😱Again, it isn't rocket science, but marginal gains might just make the difference on the day.
  19. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    Sports science is absent at ICT. It might be about marginal gains, but we need every bit of help we can get. You don't need to invest in anybody to tell pros what they should eating. The occasional pizza after a game is not a problem, but what do they have before a game? Does anybody care?
  20. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    So, we've lost to Falkirk, Dunfermline, DU and St Mirren so far this season....I know Falkirk was in the cup, but the point stands. These were the top competitors for honours this season and we've lost to the lot, sometimes heavily. I think we all have to wake up. This season is about rebuilding. OFW is a smokescreen- yes, he's tying up funds, but remind me when the transfer window closed and how many really good players are out there wanting to play for a club in turmoil? That horse bolted in July. We need to accept this is what we have and get some team spirit going with Board, players, manager and fans. It's time for siege mentality, fighting together and stop looking for scapegoats. If we don't, we'll be relegated.
  21. Sorry guys, much as I want our rivals to fail, what the Govan cheats have done to Scottish football is unforgiveable and I can't support them against anybody...not even County
  22. Realistic points after 8 games

    It's amazing how consistent the needs for various targets are across leagues and seasons. 2pts/game average is challenging for honours, 1.5/game is challenging for play-offs and 1/game is relegation material. So after 8 games, we need to be at the 12 point mark to be towards top 4: Less than 8 and there are warning signs, if early in the season. My guess is 9.
  23. Inverness CT -V- Morton

    Fair point...almost forgot that in the misery of the gubbing.
  24. Inverness CT -V- Morton

    The criticism of Polworth is misplaced. That's not to say that he is playing to his potential, but his "attitude" issues are nothing to do with a lack of effort or passion. Instead, it is an intense self-criticism that is his problem, so he lingers over the mistakes he makes instead of rectifying them. He might need a spell on the bench, but he certainly does not deserve abuse because it looks like he cares!
  25. Inverness CT -V- Morton

    Positive: off the mark. negatives: still bottom no clean sheet centre half top (only) scorer Seedorf suspended Not sure how I feel about all that. Disappointing.