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  1. Robertson Out

    Have to agree with that, this has been going on too long now and rather than starting to make any noticeable difference, Robbo and the coaches seem to be continuing to make all the same mistakes from last season. As a fan it's utterly depressing and it's one thing getting behind your team and giving full support when it's relatively short term and action is being taken, but this is dragging on with no end in sight.
  2. Number One

    Be interesting to see if that performance has any bearing at all on team selection for Dumbarton. Somehow I cant see OFW being ahead of Ridgers, but to even see him on the bench would be a good start. I really hope Robbo will not do what Foran did and ostracise players purely to avoid admitting he might have been wrong. OFW had his clangers last 2 seasons, but overall he looked the part of a confident and competent GK with perhaps a little extra coaching required. Ridgers looks more like the backup that's never used and hasn't played any competitive football for a few years
  3. Robertsons big changes Interesting piece on who should potentially be left out for Dumbarton, given Oakley and Mulraney were the 2 used subs (as well as Tremarco but no blame there): JOHN ROBERTSON let rip at experienced campaigners in his squad who have piled early season pressure on Inverness Caley Thistle through basic mistakes. In a scathing assessment of Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Livingston, the Highlanders’ manager said he understood why supporters had booed his team from the field. Robertson, while acknowledging a positive performance for the first hour, berated his players for squandering goalscoring opportunities and making simple defensive mistakes. He was also highly-critical of the lack of impact made by substitutes who had previously demanded to know why they were not being selected. After just one win from six opening Championship matches, last season’s relegated Premiership club sit nine points behind the leaders and two points off bottom place. Robertson said: “We’re asking players to do basic things and these basic things are costing us. “Players get free from set pieces – basic. Players not going with runners – basic. Players not pulling the trigger to shoot – basic. “There’s a mental block we’re going to have to get over, and quickly. “That’s two weeks in a row where, had we taken our chances at the right time, we could have been sitting on the coat-tails of the leaders. “We’re not. We find ourselves in the bottom three, looking over our shoulders at what’s below us. “The last half hour against Livingston was a performance that puts everyone here under pressure. It puts players under pressure, coaching staff under pressure – but we have to deal with it.” Robertson, addressing the jeers from the stands, said: “Listen, the fans are quite right. We’ve got to give them something to cheer about. “We did that in the first half, even after we went behind. I thought the fans were behind us and knew we were unlucky not to be in front. “When Livingston went 2-1 ahead, you could understand them starting to grumble because they’ve seen us spurn many opportunities. “There was a wee spell at 2-1 where we’ve created some wonderful chances but not pulled the trigger. “Liam Polworth has a glorious chance where, in training, he’d have curled it into the corner. Instead, he tried to pick somebody out in the middle. “That’s when the frustration starts. We’re trying to score the perfect goal rather than just smash it into the back of the net. “You could hear the frustration growing and when their guy hits the third goal you can understand why the fans aren’t happy. “I’m not happy. The coaching staff are not happy, so why shouldn’t the fans be unhappy? We have no issues in that regard. “This is where players have to be strong and stand up to it. “That was the disappointing aspect. At 3-1 behind, we started to chase the game without discipline, running into positions which were not natural.” Turning his wrath on the substitutes, Robertson exempted Carl Tremarco, back after April’s cruciate injury, from criticism. But he said: “You’re asking substitutes to go on and make an impact – and we got nothing. “Carl Tremarco got forward down the lines, but the other two went on and barely registered a touch, barely did anything. “And these are the guys who are knocking on your door asking why they’re not in the team. When they are given their opportunity, they show you nothing. “We’ve been loyal and have worked hard to get the right people for the right positions. We seemed to be making progress. “But once we lost the second goal, we fell apart – and that’s the worrying thing. Experienced players are making basic errors.”
  4. Inverness CT -V- Livingston

    Embarrassment, the longer this goes on the more detached I feel. I actually made my peace with relegation and was looking forward to a season of hopefully being one of the big dogs and showing the others how we do it. I realistically didn't see us getting a huge amount off DU Dunfermline and Falkirk but certainly seen Morton Brechin and livi as the sure wins, anything else a bonus. To be 6 games in and 1 point off the bottom is frankly disastrous. The problem I see is nothing changes and nothing can change, week in week out we field the same deadbeats we play the same type of football and make the same mistakes over and over. Robbo now talking about dropping various experienced players smacks of exactly the type of desperation Foran showed mid-season last year. It can't be a coincidence that we still can't get it right on the training pitch midweek, there has to be something rotten at training level. Is it that they now simply don't know what else to try, would anyone else know... Is it something simple is it something fundamental? The bit that gets me every time I think back to the game preseason against Elgin, for lower league part time team they looked stronger, more confident, more agile, more tactfully aware and more willing to win. This amazed me at the time, but it would seem most of the teams around us now play like this and it's purely then on the day who takes their chances. We rarely do, and we can't defend to save our lives. I never thought id be saying this but Richie Foran must be sitting at home chuckling and feeling relieved that a certain portion of the heat and focus of failure is now off him, Yogi on the other hand must be having the biggest laugh of all.
  5. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    I always remember a friend of mine telling me from last season that she seen one of our bigger names players at 4am absolutely blazing stumbling out of Maccy D's on a Saturday night, which might not seem so bad until you realise this was the week we had a midweek game away from home....I'll also mention it was last season before the possibly pivotal humping at Accies. Im not one who believes that players are not allowed to let their hair down, and eat and drink and be merry.....but getting into this type of state from personal experience usually requires about 2-3 days before feeling human again. I cannot imagine this player was in top form literally 3 days later for what would become a massive turning point down
  6. Hospice shares

    Maybe not, but the board have confirmed that £500,000 is to be invested into the club, and it dosent take a genius to guess where that's coming from after this news
  7. Worst summer in the clubs history

    Hahah Re the Calender, I threw my sons in the bin when I turned over to August and seen Richie Foran! Talk about a slap in the face :D
  8. Inverness CT -V- Dundee Utd

    Yeh I seen that, but it dosent seem realistic somehow. North stand was pretty empty, even with the large DU support I thought more like 2500
  9. Inverness CT -V- Dundee Utd

    Did anyone catch the overall attendance yesterday?
  10. Inverness CT -V- Dundee Utd

    Highlights for me, Calder was superb and terrorised their right side with a few sweet crosses put in, Vigurs looked confident and skillful but as pointed out he seemed to slow the game down at times however thought he did the full backs jobs well at times too, thought Bell looked very sharp and possibly could have done more if had come on earlier. Draper looked solid as usual, Mulraney looked much more accurate along with his usual pace and was unlucky a few times. Low points for me include Polworth once again, seriously he must stop taking free kicks and corners as he is absolutely abysmal at them. Chalmers was too slow to react at times, ref was ludicrous
  11. Naughty Naughty

    In my opinion this particular incident is nothing really but given everything else that's gone on within the club over the last 12 months it's the last thing we need. We need to switch off to external distractions and concentrate on building a team capable of propelling us up the league and getting us back where we think we belong. This is all embarrassing distractions, and nobody's committed a crime. Let's just forget this incident, and move on to concentrate on more pressing matters like Dundee United in a week's time
  12. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    I don't mind someone challenging my opinion, simply calling it nonsense backs up your argument with zero
  13. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    Don't say that!!! For the love of God watch what you say about vigurs or you run the risk of incurring the old caley girl wrath, and the red dots of her cleeky minions
  14. Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    Never looked like threatening Falkirk today, same old familiar shape and tactics. Very poor team of strangers beaten by a much better much more organised unit. Early days yes, but same old story to come