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  2. Gringo

    NAPS Competition - Game 14

    Aye..and me.
  3. Gregor

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    If you were at the game you would have seen the difference two strikers on at same time makes to the dynamic of the team,it allows more space for others like Polworth and Walsh as the defence have to keep their wits about them to cover the two forward players, imo both Austin and White did really well when introduced and helped change the outcome of the game. This isnt a critiscm of Oakley regarding the game on Saturday as one up top leaves the striker a bit isolated, I feel we really need to go all out attack on Sunday and two up front as a partnership would help greatly.
  4. Yesterday
  5. MorayJaggie

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    Don't remember any of our strikers scoring to rescue the point on Saturday. So yes we still need a regular striker. And three of our 4 were on the park at some point.
  6. CaleyD

    ICT Youth Development

    Is/was involved with Action for Children in the Highlands....and was previously the Child Protection Officer at the club (not sure if he still is).
  7. Kingsmills

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    We will never have a huge fan base but I agree with you that some public demonstration of faith and commitment on the part of the board would entice some, perhaps a few hundred, fans back and that could make a difference not only financially but in terms of atmosphere to encourage the team at home games.
  8. bughtmaster

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    I agree with what you are saying Rig, We all know about the drop in supporters but it is up to the Board to take the initiative and find the means to lead the return of that that support which is exactly what OCGirl is implying in her reply. IF as you say we .have the 6th largest budget in our league and we are not paying a huge wage bill what is the money being spent on ? if it is in the bank looking for interest then it is being wasted. We have got to be promoted at the end of this season, yes to get into a share of the new money but more importantly it will be a case of languishing in the Championship for another season with our income getting smaller and smaller as support fails even further.......and then what? IMHO it is crucial that the Board get the proverbial out sharpish and be seen to be leading the push into the Premiership by demonstrating their actions visibly not verbally..........correction verbally too.
  9. tm4tj

    U18's Season

  10. old caley girl

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    I do wonder though if the board did publically back Robbo with some cash which shows intent would some fans return again? There is a view rightly or wrongly that club are at our natural level and are not prepared to make a real push for promotion as that will take more investment. To get these missing folk back we need to prove otherwise?
  11. RiG

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    If I remember rightly Robertson believed that we have something like the 6th biggest budget in this league behind County, Dunfermline, Falkirk, Dundee United and Partick. Whilst I agree it would be great to see more cash from the board let's not forget that the fans have largely walked away from this team as well. We're around 1,500 supporters down on previous averages and whilst a lot of that is due to reduced away attendances the massive drop off in the home support is going to start to bite sooner rather than later. We need them back. Desperately. With the new TV deal announced today rumoured to be valued around £30 million a season we really need to get back into the Premiership as soon as possible.
  12. caleyboy

    ICT Youth Development

    Very interesting. Who is Graeme Cooper?
  13. IBM

    U18's Season

    Confirmed on the official site this afternoon. Entry free. http://ictfc.com/index.php/news/club-news/2351-ryan-s-inspiration-for-our-young-talent
  14. bughtmaster

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    According to the pundits on O A M our players are being paid buttons, some in chocolate buttons relatively speaking to other sides in the league so the commitment and the unbeaten run from the Team is absolutely remarkable. The Board should take a leaf out of their book and get out there and find the means to get this Team promoted. Come on Mr Chairman show us real commitment. It is your job to motivate and get the best out of your Board to give these lads the encouragement and assistance needed that will boost their potential to realisation point.
  15. buckett

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    I think Terry Butcher had a significantly greater budget for attracting players from south of the border.
  16. Scarlet Pimple

    Better Together ?

    Na! NA! Kingsmills, I did not say or infer that I was any kind of knowledgeable or expert commentator on your political matters. We sometimes have difficulty here in Canada in fathoming out what the best route it would be for our own Governments (local and Federal) to follow for the benefit of this vast country with all it's resources. But we have found that rarely do any of the politicians we have really care that much about the people who elected them. Basically they are mostly in it for themselves, the huge salaries and benefits, the lovely pensions when they retire etc, etc. In Ukraine , for example, the so called elected officials' are feuding daily with each other, scrambling over seats to get into the incredible physical punch-ups that occur there. Apparently they are all thugs to begin with or they would have not been elected at all..... What I was simply inferring, perhaps, is that from a distance it does seem as if the whole turmoil -ridden process is not going to solve the issue. The party in power is desperate to stay in power and I don't think they are significantly motivated by anything else. Has a joint political plebiscite from all the parties at Westminster ever been considered as a possible way to attempt to solve this huge issue for the benefit of ALL British residents, regardless of their political stripe? Is it not so serious that reverberations from the outcome will affect many future generations. The present dichotomy involving the major political figures of your Parliament does not seem to be achieving very much or am I wrong? Over and out.
  17. Gregor

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    We need to sort out the silly mistakes at the back The strikers are fine just need to play two of them up top and get decent balls into box. Been saying this for weeks, on Saturday we needed 3 goals to just obtain a draw, cmon we need to wake up and stop blaming the strikers. Will say it again Thank God for Ridgers,apart from his dashing out of box on Saturday. However that first goal was shambolic and we need to be more disciplined as a defensive unit when we are attacking and not through as many bodies forward.
  18. RiG

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    I feel he's gone unnoticed in recent weeks but credit to Jamie McCart who is looking really assured at the back with Donaldson. If I was Brad Mckay I wouldn't be feeling too great about keeping my place in the side once Rooney comes back from injury. Between the two of them, our CB pairing must be one of the youngest in the league yet their apparent lack of experience doesn't show.
  19. Kingsmills

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    Much as he went down in my estimation for his flat cap and flasher coat antics at Easter Road, one advantage we had last time in attracting more fans through the gate the last time we were vying for promotion was the much higher profile we had with Terry Butcher cheerleading very loudly which also helped with attracting lower league players from South of the border. That is not a criticism of Robbo who is a very competent manager and coach.
  20. Glen Mhor

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    Absolutely correct. We need far more fans through the gates and we do play good football. Come on Sneck get behind ICT.
  21. Glen Mhor

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    Great result for the ICT and full credit to Robbo and the boys. Quite agree with other posts that if we are serious about promotion we do need spend in the January window. Our unbeaten run and results like this show the team has a backbone but we do need some more firepower up front.
  22. Eagle4Caley

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    Given that Elbouzedi came off the books at the end of August, and Calder had his contract terminated just recently, we are a bit short numbers-wise, but it must have released a bit of money in wages...Owain Fon-Williams contract runs out in May (?) next year, but he seems to be having a decent time in the US, so maybe another loan to see him finally off the books, might release a tad more cash. Personally I think we still need to replace Vigurs, and we need another right back (one with a decent turn of speed and cross). I guess we all want another striker, but that maybe un-obtainable cash-wise, whereas being able to deliver better balls into the box, might get more out of the four strikers and two wingers we already have.
  23. CaleyD

    ICT Youth Development

    Arrived around the same time as Shinnie and did one season with us before heading off to Dundee Utd; so not sure we could claim too much of the credit for his development as a youth player. However, credit has to go to whoever it was that spotted the potential in these lads and brought them in to ICTFC...even if only for a short spell (in the case of Armstrong and GMS).
  24. ICTPAISLEY

    ICT Youth Development

    Wasn’t Stuart Armstrong the other mentioned? Shinnie didn’t play the other night.
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  26. dougiedanger

    Better Together ?

    ooft, killer final line for Scarlet P, a good if misinformed in this case poster. Good point, too, about the younger generation, though Laurence sez their 'stock' is low doon sooth, so maybe they will have to stay and build their country into what it might be, instead of going down with that sinking ship down there.
  27. Kingsmills

    Better Together ?

    I should have added that perhaps Scotland's greatest potential asset is a whole generation of young people who, if the polls are to be believed, have the confidence and willingness, unlike the majority of my contemporaries, to grasp the opportunities and deal with the challenges of independence and build a bright future for themselves and further generations to come.
  28. CaleyD

    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    You're right, and the last time we got relegated the board then committed £1 Million towards getting us straight back into the top league....and that commitment was matched by the fans with increased season ticket sales, merchandise sales etc....so we know it's an approach that works. There has been investment since Summer 2017....and the records show that the majority of that investment has come from fans who don't sit on the board*. £900k total investment had come in according to the last figure provided by the chairman....with more needed. So, going back to your idea that "Support from the board needs to be matched by commitment from supporters"....I'd say the support are more than holding up their end of the deal. In fact, they are holding up their end by a ratio of at least 5:1 (based on information to hand). *Never been comfortable with the idea that board members should not be seen as fans.
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