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  1. Light At The End of The Tunnel ?

    Certainly good news for tobacconists, oddbins, bookies and tanning salons.
  2. Thought the team might struggle to match Tuesday night's performance without Mulraney and Tremarco, but if anything they exceeded it against a tougher opponent. Our veterans are on form and our youngsters are getting better every week. Second place is well within reach.
  3. Away fans

    Renegade to feature in the next series of Danny Dyer's 'Britain's hardest men'.
  4. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    One of those rare (in recent times) occasions where you could actually relax and enjoy the game! It's nice to be 3-0 up early doors. The front 3 tore Falkirk apart on the break. Oakley held the ball well in the build up and always provided a target for Bell and Mulraney in the box. A good old fashioned 'big man-wee man' attacking combination. Mulraney's goal was a fitting climax to one of the best passing moves you'll see all season. Think the official-bashing is getting a bit over the top. The persecution complex / siege mentality can be a good motivator in small doses, but becomes toxic and self-defeating if you take it too far. All of our bookings were justified. If you were being picky you could argue that Falkirk deserved a few yellows of their own. As for the stand-side linesman, Baird was a yard offside for his goal so what are we complaining about? Regardless, why moan and boo at the end of a 4-1 victory? Cheer up folks.
  5. Nathan Austin

    Bonus points for anyone who can name the former Inverness player who founded his own mens clothing brand.
  6. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    Think we need to show some patience with our forwards. Denzil, Rooney and Mckay took to about a season to start banging in the goals.
  7. Inverness CT -V- Livingston

    So long as weak officials allow players and crowds to influence their decisions they will continue to be abused. You see it week in week out. The squeeky wheel gets the grease. As such, it wouldn't make any sense for a team to unilaterally desist from applying pressure to the referees. Your opponents would gain an edge over you. It's a prisoners dilema. In an ideal world 'sportsmanship' would actually matter, but sadly almost every manager in the country would rather lie, cheat and steal their way to 3 points than play 'the right way'. Vigurs needs to be more measured and streetwise in his choice of words, but 'keep his mouth shut'? Absolutely not. Both yellows were soft, perhaps even a little vindictive if you were being cynical. Another good performance and decent point today (circumstances considered) against a bogey team. Man for man Livi are barely even a Championship level team but they're well organized and a tough nut to crack. We haven't had the rub of the green against them and should have taken 9 rather than 2 points from our 3 meetings. By the business end of the season I'd be very disappointed to be below them in the table. It's early doors but Austin looks like another excellent signing. Haven't looked at the stats but surely our first 11 must be one of the youngest in the 2 top leagues? To be challenging for the play offs with so many players in the early stages of their development bodes well. Certainly a group of players on the rise rather than in decline. If we can keep this team together they'll be challenging for Top 6 SPL and later stages of Cups within a few years.
  8. Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    I get as frustrated as the next man when Baird fluffs a finish or makes a poor decision - but he's one of those players who's contribution you don't appreciate till he's gone. You don't keep 10 clean sheets in 11 games without defending from the front. Falkirk with Baird - promotion challengers. Falkirk without Baird - relegation fodder. When our front 3 were shipped today we looked a man short for the last 20 minutes against a part time opponent.
  9. Don't see the point of calling the game off prematurely if there's a possibility it could go ahead. Isn't it a British cliché not to trust the weatherman? Wasn't that long ago we faced East Fife in the Scottish Cup at Telford Street in similar conditions, IIRC fans who volunteered to scoop the snow off the pitch got a free ticket for the game. Undersoil heating, a dedicated group of kids with shovels, an orange ball and Bobs your Uncle. An early morning inspection before away fans start their journey is a good compromise IMO.
  10. David Raven

    A very under-rated player. Easily one of the best defenders in Scottish football over the last 5 years. I suspect he's been overlooked by scouts and undervalued in contract negotiations due to his only weakness - looking 20 years older than he actually is.
  11. Inverness CT -V- St Mirren

    St Mirren were probably the best opponent we've faced at TCS this season. Unfortunately, all the decent football they played was overshadowed by the scummy side of their game. Late tackles, off the ball assaults, play acting, time wasting, picking fights with the opposition dugout - think Billy Reids Hamilton team but worse. Sadly they had the referee in their pocket today. I've never seen an official take so much abuse - the fact he never booked anyone for it was almost endearing, clearly the man has no ego unlike so many others in that line of work - but he was still abysmal. That said, we still had it in our own hands to win the game. Missed chances, poor final balls and questionable tactical decisions cost us. Warren at fault for the first goal - he seems to struggle with one on one situations these days. I still think he has the drive and experience to contribute to the team, perhaps as a midfield anchor role or target man - but his best days as a center half are behind him. We dominated the first half, but failed to adapt to conditions in the second when the pitch was virtually a duck pond. Oakley should have been introduced sooner along with a root one approach IMO. Hard to be too critical of anyone today to be fair, it was fecking Baltic out there. Not a day for football!
  12. NICK ROSS Trialist

    'Abroad' is a pretty wide remit.
  13. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    7 clean sheets in a row is world class. Is there another team in THE WORLD who can boast such a run? Fantastic stuff, not just from the back 4 but the entire starting 11.
  14. Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Good to see our talented squad now performing as a cohesive unit and showing great fighting spirit. Hard to single out individuals after a superb team performance. Massive improvements all round. Lots of critics with egg on their faces this evening! We are staying up.
  15. Remember this guy............

    Have to bite. De Barros was class. One of the best dribblers we've ever had. Just a bit ball greedy.