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Everything posted by jingsmonty

  1. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    McDairmaid Park would be a great venue for the final (as it was in 2003), but would maybe guess St Mirren Park? As has been said already - we should definetly NOT underestimate Crusaders & treat the semi final with respect!
  2. Definetly the toughest tie so far but the youth team have done very well & should go into this tie full of confidence. Will go if I'm not working...
  3. ICTFC Gain SFA Progressive Performance Award

    That's excellent news & well done to everyone concerned at the club
  4. Who next for Scotland?

    It's looking very much like it'll be Michael O'Neill then...can't say I'm unhappy about that
  5. Who next for Scotland?

    After the departure of Gordon Strachan, who do we fancy to replace him? Personally, I was slightly disappointed to see Strachan go (but it was probably inevitable) - he did make mistakes & the results at the start of qualifying were awful (1-1 draw with Lithuania at home springs to mind), but at the end if the campaign, felt like we were starting to get somewhere..just not quite far enough.. My choice? Struggling with this, but Moyes, Lambert & McLeish seem to be tbe favourites - can't say I fancy Allardyce for the job though! I did like Strachan's obvious passion for the job, but he was a bit stubborn with his team selections at times....
  6. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    Think, as others have said, that we should push hard to market this game, with it being Crusaders we are playing - it's something different. Cheap tickets & lots of offers to encourage a big crowd (although I think a funny kick off time & possibly televised may put paid to that). I'm kinda disappointed it isn't an away tie (I fancied a trip to Belfast or Oswestry....or Dumbarton...hmmm😀), but from the clubs point of view, it's a good draw. Suprised TNS & Crusaders didn't draw each other, to be honest...still a possibility of not having any Scottish clubs in the final..
  7. Stadium Improvements/Enhancing the Crowd

    Still have that top...it's my 'lucky cup top' - not that footy fans are superstitious or anything....if I'm heading to Belfast or Oswestry (or even Dumbarton..), I'll dig it out of the drawer.. That season's away top (both with/without the fans names) is, imho, one of the nicest designs we've had.
  8. NICK ROSS Trialist

    That makes sense to me...he could be an asset (even on a short term deal). I wasn't at the County charity game, but someone I know was and commented on how well NR & Doran linked up.. Worth a punt, I think - although, as I said already, just a basic deal which fits in with our current wage structure
  9. NICK ROSS Trialist

    Think the youth team would be a good place to start...obviously not pitching someone straight in, but there are sime great prospects there, I'm sure - good strikers are hard to find on a transfer!
  10. NICK ROSS Trialist

    Me too, with the obvious caveat that he has to fit into the current wage structure of the club. Probably a short-term deal, which maybe would suit both us & Nick (if he is looking for a move overseas). My only concern is: how hungry is he? He never quite managed to nail down a starting place last time he was here & I don't personally think a lack of ability was the reason. Would also agree that those who are saying that signing a striker is a priority - however, we must have some prospects from the youths who could step up here? Or Susan....?! However, think he would have signed by now if he wanted to or if Robbo thought he would add to the team...who knows? Maybe finances are too tight to allow it?

    Interesting feature, which I missed on the night as I was sitting shivering in the North Stand...silly me! I have to agree with Robbo about the history though - as a former Jaggie, we do have a long shared history with 'Caley', but our club was formed in 1994...please don't get me started on the Refuseniks who abandoned us though!!
  12. Irn Bru Cup semi final

    I would like The New Saints away - purely for ease of travelling (have driven down that way a few times) & think it would be easier than going to Belfast -although I'd take Crusaders away too. Since I missed the Astra away game, it's probably the closest I'll get to a European away trip for a long time, if ever! Suspect we will get Dumbarton away though....
  13. NICK ROSS Trialist

    Yes, Interesting...wonder if he is just looking for a game to keep fitness levels up or a possible January signing?
  14. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    Fair point & one I agree with-I'm thinking more of the players on short term deals/out of contract end of this season (Brad McKay & Coll Donaldson, and others fall into this group). As far as Aaron Doran goes, somebody (not sure who) was saying to punt him-no, no, no! Not sure when his contract is up, but he deserves at least that long to prove himself.
  15. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    I never said 'improved', mainly longer - do we want to become like County were in the 'adams family' days when they recycled the squad at every window? Think one of the root causes (although not the main one) of us being in the championship in the 1st place was losing great players for sod all & not properly replacing them (Shinne, Watkins, etc). We are starting to look like a decent team now...took a while to get there & I don't think we should be wanting to lose too many of these guys & having another rebuild - down that road lies League 1! Aaron Doran deserves his opportunity too - what sort of a club would we be if we just binned the guy! Maybe on a contract closer to what the more recent signings are on, yes, may suit both Aaron & the club, although I'm not sure he would want to move on anyway - we have, potentially, another 'Johnny Hayes' level of player here, if he can get/stay fit
  16. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    So does losing good players for nothing & having to try & replace them...
  17. Stadium Improvements/Enhancing the Crowd

    I like that idea too but...as tempting as it might be, no strips that are red 'n' black stripes or all blue with white trim, please! PumpFake's idea of an 'out there' 3rd strip designed by the fans is excellent, by the way....
  18. Stadium Improvements/Enhancing the Crowd

    The idea for a local bakery to supply the pies, etc, is long overdue (think I may have said something similar on another thread, long ago)-I noticed that Nairn County have their local bakers products on sale (Ashers) at 1 of the pre-season friendlies. Again, a community club should be supporting local businesses (& vice versa)...also, would be far better quality & would sell more!
  19. Stadium Improvements/Enhancing the Crowd

    Absolutely cracking idea-as a club that the chairman said he wants to see being closer to the communuty, this would be a great start
  20. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    That's a shame-he's someone I could have seen going down the 'Ryan Esson' route....going into coaching & being available to the squad if needed. He will be a loss, for sure. If Uncle Roy fancied signing him, I wouldn't hold that against him one bit. Could even see him going down the 'Brora Rangers/CRC Evans' route. All the best, David, wherever you end up...it's been a blast (apart from last season, obviously....)!
  21. The Ian Vigurs enigma

    Most definetly - the numpties who give him (& Polly) dogs abuse need to have a long hard look at themselves
  22. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    Wouldn't disagree with that at all, but can't see it happening...think Robbo sees Seedorf in that position
  23. Robertson Out

    Anyone else think it's time to put this thread to bed now...
  24. ICTFC Pewter Engraved Items

    Nice looking items-will pop down & have a look..haven't been to the new club shop yet...
  25. Contracts - Who to get tied up?

    Pretty much spot on.....