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  1. Maybe BR at the wheel is a possibility? +Experienced coach , knows club and already contracted players, solid senior career, already contracted=£savings. Step up for one of senior players to assistant/player. - not a fresh face if we want a shake up. Maybe steady as she goes is what's needed. Lots of things I don't know such as his real influence last season on dressing room, tactics, selections (Did he know how to fix problems but couldn't implement because of manager decisions). Also don't know his personal back story in enough detail. I'm thinking ranieri / Shakespeare at Leicester as an example (admittedly we didn't have a ranieri in the hot seat).
  2. I'll be renewing my ST at the quoted prices when manager known. Worrying that board is trying to tie up contracts without a manager in place. What if the new manager doesn't fancy one of the players they've re-signed for him?
  3. At the time I was supportive of the rebuffs to better resourced clubs poaching our talent on the cheap and felt the board made the right call. Turned out to be post cup euphoria. I'd have been unhappy if the board had let JH join united. The apparent bad management of the JH situation (which I can't help also pointing the finger at JH for) was then compounded by a short term financial decision with a rookie (long term) appointment and then most fans giving Richie too long. I think I was still buying into RF saving us and was still not 100% sack him even after the first of his naive "must win" game comments. Not sure about RF sacrificing his "managerial career". My own opinion is that he just joins a very long list of ex players who were not able to effectively transfer there playing skills and experience to a coaching / management role.
  4. "Richie Foran will remain in charge at Inverness Caley Thistle, despite several board members being keen on a change of manager following relegation " (Daily Express, print edition) Not the footy gossip I was looking for on BBC website. Hoping that it's the express getting it wrong.
  5. Elgin1 you clearly have more money than sense. Lots of ways the club is already willing to take your grand. Sponsor player, matches, hospitality, buy all the halftime draw ticks etc. IMO something has just not been quite right in terms of the club marketing / experience to make the best of this. I'd be more inclined to sign up to something like you suggest if it was financing support services at club. Or here's a novel idea why not just cut the playing side wage bill to align with normal jobs and save us all some money. (Really not keen on putting my handing my pocket to pay off failure at the moment.).
  6. Making losses not sustainable. Need to play smart and keep punching above our financial weight rather than trying to keep up with other spenders.
  7. New chairman pitch?
  8. Aye but I bet Moyes had compo from his six year man u deal to fall back on. Much like RF will have from his ICT 4 year deal after his next sacking
  9. Interesting but reading for me hints at player reluctance to embrace change. Maybe some truth in bad apples quote from RF? Remember an Alex McLeish interview when he complained about being up against lots of players in his zone. Jock Stein answer something like - only one player can head the ball make sure it's you. Sometimes players get to much credit for being able to work things out for themselves and thinking they know best rather than doing what they're telt. Players thinking they know better is a bad recipe. Looks like the club may need more than a management reboot on the playing side. Director plotting with players, if true, is the sort of amatuerish nonsense you get in the Highland league.
  10. That explanation of Fisher absence makes sense but points to RF inexperience to handle the managerial position and a tendency to not have a controlled temperament /thought process when reacting to situations. Evidenced by the fact Fisher did play again. As HawkeyeTheGnu points out lack of money has a part to play but a good manager will understand the financial constraints adjust his approach to reflect those constraints. Easy way to lose respect in dressing room. And presumably contracts should be written to address these type of situations rather than letting manager have a rant?
  11. So is "Caley jags together" no more and this is a new faction?
  12. I think there would be a lot of people interested. Every year more footballers retire and a management career is potentially longer than a playing one so masterminding an ICT recovery will be a draw for someone with a bit if ambition. (And preferably management / coaching & playing track record). Or the Ian Cathro route? After all, recent history suggests we're an established SPFL club which has maybe lost it's way after Yogi events which lead to a poor managerial appointment in RF.
  13. Mulraney out at best he's a late impact player and contributed little after half time imo. Probably bring back polworth. Otherwise leave the team alone...have to keep checking myself to remember the odds and form are well and truly stacked against a miracle.
  14. From what I've seen journeyman with injury niggles. Not worth an ICT contract offer.
  15. I think there are too many uncertainties around club finances (are they good or bad? What liabilities or even benefits are lurking that fans don't know about?) More importantly I doubt ictfc have the fanbase to support even a small fan ownership group just on the basis it would be an even smaller% of fans who would commit money compared to small numbers at our games. And then you still need to find cash to run a club after paying for a right to be involved. It's also difficult to detach the hospice need for support from hard nosed business decisions which means you would expect to pay over the odds for that particular shareholding (or maybe that's why I'm not a millionaire).