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Everything posted by jingsmonty

  1. Why do you support ICT ?

    Main reason I support ICT? To coin a phrase:'is is because I is Invernesian'?! I, like a lot of people pre-1994, supported one of the Inverness Highland league teams (Inverness Thistle, in my case) & a 'big' team (too embarrased to say who they were now...!). After 1994 (I fully supported the merger - I just saw how much my home town deserved to have a team playing in the senior leagues), think a lot of people just wanted to have their 'local team' (go to games, have a laugh, etc) and the 'big team', who won things. I went through a few years of following ICT & a certain other team, but after we played together in a cup tie, I though 'nah, I'm a proud Invernesian - I need to get right behind my local team' - I saw the possibility of us playing in the same league as those ' big teams' ....and we did it & then some! ICT may not have been my 1st footballing live, but they are definetly my true footballing love (despite recent events...)! As for the 'big team' I used to follow? Can't stand them now...
  2. Robertson worse than Foran?

    My point was that maybe the long term plan is to slowly replace these players with youth team players - or Robbo feels he can get more out of those players than other clubs have managed (which it questionable, to say the least!). The budget would, I presume, already include the youth players - I'd rather spend the money on youth, rather than 'jobbers'...I would, however, question the 2 & 3 year deals some of these guys have been given (excepting Seeforf & Trafford, who look like decent long term prospects). Not disagreeing with your sentiments, bdu98196, just trying to understand the thinking behind the signing policy!
  3. Robertson worse than Foran?

    I would tend to agree with that - we probably wouldn't have lost Draper for one thing & would have been able to retain guys such as Josh Meekings...doubt Tansey wouldn't have gone to The Sheep anyway. Think the OFW situation may have arised anyway too, as he would have probably activated his relegation release clause in any case. Could have signed a better quality of player as well...for all people have been moaning (with some justification) about some of this season's signings - but what else could we expect? Robbo said that Scott MacDonald was getting about £2k per week at Dundee Utd - he stated that he could sign 4 players for that! That shows the sort of market we are in...considerably different to the sort of budget Foran (&Yogi as well) had. I'm hopeful that some of the less decent players in the squad (naming no names here....) will be fighting for their places with players from the youth team being promoted to the 1st team squad - personally, I'd rather see this, even if it takes a while to come to fruition (building a team on solid foundations). Given that, I'd dettle for not being relegated and would be very happy to finish mid-table this season, a playoff spot would be fab - winning the league seems only slightly more likely than us winning the premier last season!!
  4. Why do you support ICT ?

    Very eloquently put - couldn't agree more!
  5. Robertson worse than Foran?

    Foran should have done what Brewster did 1st time around - kept playing! Brewster was probably 1 of our best players at the time. But no, Robbo isn't worse than Foran - Foran had a heck of a bigger budget than Robbo did...
  6. Robertson worse than Foran?

    I would LOVE to see some of the youth team get a decent chance - totally different level of opposition, I know, but I thought they were excellent in their recent cup tie against Banks O'Dee - what struck me was how well organised they were, which you certainly couldn't say about the 1st team right now! Goalkeeping issue? If Cammy MacKay is out on loan, get Daniel Hoban in the team (although I think he is on loan with Wick Academy). One if them, at least. Also, get Mitch Foy a run in the team too.. And any others who want to grab their chance & go for it! I know you can't just pitch a whole team of youth players in at once, but surely we can slowly introduce them to 1st team games...might get the 'established pros' looking over their shoulders a bit more - too many of them know they will be picked week in/week out, however they play..
  7. Team for Livi

    Exactly - I don't particularly like the 'Pride of the Highlands' crest either, but it doesn't particulatrly keep me awake at night... Plenty other issues for us to get ourselves in a froth about
  8. Number One

    Just a though...
  9. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    I was at that game & we certainly played like they all had the hangover from hell...
  10. Number One

    Would a loan deal for OFW be a way out? Presumably this would have to wait until January 2018 though .
  11. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    Rather than a slightly pathetic moan about pizza, I find the fact that the Fortune Tellers found Draper's fitness levels below par - is this an issue with our team or was Ross an isolated case?
  12. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    Wasn't Usain Bolt partial to chicken mcnuggets? Didn't do him much harm...!
  13. Number One

    Interesting article - JR needs to sort out this situation once & for all beforev& not let it fester on.
  14. Number One

    I would like to hear OFW's side of the situation. After the season ticket holders open evening, I had the impression that OFW was just hanging on for an unrealistic offer to arrive & he was, basically, taking the club for a ride. Now, I'm not so sure. Would he put his place in the Welsh squad in jeapordy (which he has now lost)? Being a part of the Welsh squad clearly meant a great deal to him. Would he not rather be playing regularly? He's said he's not injured, so are the club freezing him out or is he not willing to play? He did play through an injury for a part of last season (which would go some way to explaining some erratic performances), hardly the actions of someone who would down tools. What is going on??
  15. Number One

    Worth a shout, definetly
  16. Number One

    MacKay yes, Esson no - I do like Esson, but think he is more of a coach now..he was in charge at the Banks O'Dee youth cup game..
  17. Number One

    Tend to agree with that..
  18. Unhealthy diets/poor fitness levels

    Totally...sure the players are professional enough not to overindulge - everything in moderation..
  19. Number One

    And Cammy MacKay....I'd pick him (if he's not still injured).
  20. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    Watched the goals & have to say that Ridgers was culpable for at least 2vod them...annoyingly, I can see the potential in the team (from the midfield at least...defensively...hmmmm!).
  21. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    If this is true, certainly goes to show that there are 2 sides to every story - that's not the impression I got from the season ticket holder open evening. Does make sense though - I did find it a bit strange that OFW didn't seem to be keen to play for us or accept an offer to move to another club, due to the situation with his place in the Welsh squad - he's always come across as being genuinely proud & honoured to be picked & sitting around on a Saturday afternoon won't be helping.. I kinda hope that OFW goes public with his side of the story, if it's another Foran/Fisher situation, that's just not acceptable. We really do need to hear both sides of this story, but I suspect we never will...
  22. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    I'm not saying I agree with him or justify in any way what OFW is doing - all I'm saying that if you could get (allegedly...) £2k per week to do nothing for a season... I'm NOT sticking up for him!!
  23. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    Good reality check after easy-ish wins against Brechin & Dons U20s...was thinking a score draw would be the best we could have hoped for. Early days yet, far too early to press the panic button - this team will take time to gel. As for JR (apart from the Raven situation), I think he's as decent a manager as we could have got, given the circunstances. As for OFW, I honestly can't blame him for spending this season sitting on his posterior this season, as annoying as that is. I've said it before, but I'd love to see Cammy MacKay get a shot in goal, rather than OFW. My knowledge of the legalaties of transfer law isn't exactly thorough, but if OFW finds a club, could the club agree to mutually terminate his contract (e.g. release him) & allow him to move? Probably not I would think...
  24. St Mirren -V- Inverness CT

    Great to see David Raven getting a start....!
  25. St. Mirren v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

    I would quite happily take that as a result - would love 3 points but that's a big ask, St Midden are a decent team, playing at home...