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Everything posted by jingsmonty

  1. Certainly don't have a problem with giving Highland League players a try out - who knows where they might end up! Obvious example of a meteoric rise is £10m Liverpool signing Andy Roberston who was playing part-time for Queens Park 4 (or 5 - I'm not sure!) seasons ago...
  2. Matchday Thread

    Pretty much spot on - the performance was disappointing but is a good guide as to what we need to do to progress this season. I think we will improve as the players get more used to each other - there are positive signs there, but probably needed a reality check after the Brechin game. Definetly re-iterate the other comments on here that we seem to have unearthed a gem in Seedorf! Like the look of Oakley too & I think once Baird gets off the mark, he will be a wee goal machine.. Misplaced optimism? Maybe, but hopefully not!
  3. I was just using MT Aviemore as an example of what can be achieved with relaticely modest premises..agree that the council could do more to encourage small businesses to open up in the city centre, especiallydown at that end of Academy St. Hopefully some fruit will come from Caman's excellent idea.
  4. Matchday Thread

    Not sure as no Warren - take it he's injured?
  5. Is this interview available online? Woukd like to read it but can't find it anywhere..
  6. Didn't the club do something similar prior to the start of out last season out of the premier? Seem to remember going to an open evening & TB was talking to the fans & MM gave us a tour round the home dressing room.
  7. 100% agree - think Polly is a decent player & as I said on the Iain Vigurs thread too, maybe all he needs to shine is a knowledgeable, supportive & positive manager...didn't have that last season!!
  8. I'd agree with that - I can rember him giving a pre-game nterview to caleyjags TV towards the end of last season & he was asked if he would stay or leave if we got relegated - his answer was along the lines of "I'll stay if the club wants me" - didn't strike me as the sort of answer a big headed money grabber would give! As I said before, I'm hopeful that Robbo will get the best out of Vigurs..
  9. Love it!!
  10. Totally agree with all that - I used the example of the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore to illustrate that point - the premises are nothing fancy (& too small for the demand - often have to queue to get in), but the food & (especially) the baking is awesome!
  11. It's a lovely idea & one that I'd fully support, but really can't see the club going for it. Maybe, as suggested elsewhere, a joint venture? If the quality of the cafe was good enough (there are lots of decent places in town already, so it would have to be excellent), maybe this might be a draw by itself? Best example of somewhere like this I can think of is the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore. It's definetly worth talking about ideas like this, so good on you Caman for suggesting it & getting a discussion going!
  12. Said this on the Iain Vigurs thread already, but I'm hoping a change of manager will improve Polly - RF's management skills & tactical nous were, well....suspect (polite version)!!
  13. Brad's definetly hidden the scarf....
  14. That's kind of my impression of Vigurs as well - would put Polworth in this category as well. Hopefully the man-management skills of Robbo will get the best out of these guys (& the rest of the team - felt that the 'people' side of RF as manager was his weakest - not that tactically he was strong either!). I remember being at the 3-0 defeat to Accies in Jan, watching our midfield just being ran over the top off - definetly think Vigurs & Polworth, given the guidance of a good manager, are far better players than that & will be crucisl this coming season..
  15. Will try & read that, always good to have a player who has a point to prove..lookibg forward to seeing him in action!
  16. Current official logo is fine...not the 'pride of the highlands' version!
  17. Haha,very good...
  18. Happy now? Text deleted!! I'll enjoy singing we've got a bridge & a castle....!!
  19. Cheers!!
  20. Who red dotted me for that - only having a laugh!!
  21. Does make you wonder...at least we seem to be capable of finding decent players without Marsella on board!
  22. If Brad hands the scarf over, think he will be a solid signing...pleasantly suprised at the calibre of player we seem to be attracting (with the BIG caveat that the season hasn't started yet & they haven't been really tested yet), but, grounds for optimism..
  23. That's my big hope for both Vigurs & Polworth - a manager with tactical nous who can get the best out of the players. Both Polly & Vigurs are match winners on their day - unfortunately, that day doesn't seem to come around very often!!
  24. I'm NOT a Krankies fan, let's get that straight right now!!