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    Player of the Year 2021-2022

    The winner for this season voted for by you is Shane Sutherland.

    Shane started well at the start of the season and picked up points throughout the season coming on to his best form in March, April and the start of May before being injured in the away game at Arbroath.  A well deserved winner and hopefully he will make a good recovery from the serious injury picked up at Gayfield. However, early indications are that Shane will be out long term. Congratulations on winning this trophy which was held for the last two seasons by runner up David Carson and a speedy recovery Shane.


    Full Name: Shane Sutherland
    Born: October 23rd, 1990 (Wick)
    Height: 1.82
    Position: Striker or inside forward
    Signed: July 1st, 2020
    First Manager: John Robertson
    Left Club: May 31st, 2021
    Career Stats: 162 appearances, 21 goals
    Debut (as sub): August 1st, 2009 - Inverness CT 4 - 0 Annan Athletic (League Cup - Rd 1)
    Full Debut: September 22nd, 2010 - Celtic 6 - 0 Inverness CT (League Cup - Rd 3)
    First Goal: March 5th, 2011 - Inverness CT 3 - 0 Motherwell (League - )
    Also Played For: Elgin City, Peterhead

    Shane's Bio.

    • Signed From: ICT U-19s
    • Date Signed: July 2009

      A young player who has come through the ranks and began to show excellent form last season. He made his 50th appearance for the club in the away fixture against Hearts at Tynecastle at the end of November 2011 and scored his first goal of the season against the same side on 21st January 2012 in Inverness. A very pacy and strong forward he will be looking to make a lot more appearances in the starting line-up this season. When given the opportunity, he has a lethal shot which has seen him scoring some excellent goals, both at senior level and also junior level. A lot will be expected of Shane this season as he strives to be one of the main strikers at the club.

      Sutherland made his senior début for Elgin City in the Third Division on 23 January 2010, while on loan from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

      He was released by Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the end of the 2012–13 season,and signed for Elgin City in July 2013. After two season with Elgin, Sutherland moved to Scottish League One side Peterhead in June 2015, signing a one-year contract. At the end of his contract Sutherland returned to Borough Briggs for his third spell with Elgin. In January 2019 he returned to Peterhead.

      On 16 January 2020, Elgin announced that Sutherland would be leaving at the conclusion of the 2019–20 season to rejoin his first club, Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he is now a regular starter. At the end of season 20/21 having scored six goals Shane signed a one year contract extension. Shane has now gone on to make 162 appearances for the Caley Jags scoring 21 goals in total and 12 this season which included a vital one against Partick Thistle in the pay-off 1/4 final. Unfortunately he has suffered a serious knee injury in a play off game at Gayfield and will be out long term into season 22/23.



    Player of the Year

    Winner with 57 points Shane Sutherland  🏆

    Second with 40 points David Carson

    Third with 39 points Mark Ridgers

    Fourth equal with 38 points Billy Mckay and Roddy MacGregor

    Sixth with  36 points Scott Allardice 




    Monthly Winners

    July                  Shane Sutherland

    August             Roddy MacGregor

    September      Michael Gardyne

    October           Michael Gardyne/Roddy MacGregor

    November       Billy Mackay

    December       Scott Allardice

    January           Mark Ridgers

    February         Sam Pearson

    March             Shane Sutherland

    April                Shane Sutherland

    May                 Austin Samuels


    The highest number of votes in a game is Reece McAlear for his great finish from Austin Samuels cross and his stunning free kick in the home playoff against St Johnstone. ⚽

    The worst referee by far this season is Willie Collum :joker: for his disaster of a performance in the Arbroath away playoff game. :redcard:


    Thank you again for all your votes throughout the season.


    Indebted to IBM and ictEWD. These guys have been working tirelessly in the background updating stats, adding current stats/results and new information to this site and keeping the voting polls going. Along with that Eric has produced a working master spreadsheet and Iain has collated all the votes over the last two seasons to come up with the Player of the Year once more. An onerous task all round but one carried out with due diligence. 🍺




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    Thank you for compiling the votes.   Shane Sutherland a worthy winner and I do hope he recovers well from that dreadful injury.    Also well done to Willie Collum, the absolute winner of being the worst ever referee all season.  

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    1 hour ago, lizi said:

    Thank you for compiling the votes.   Shane Sutherland a worthy winner and I do hope he recovers well from that dreadful injury.    Also well done to Willie Collum, the absolute winner of being the worst ever referee all season.  

    Well said Lizi and thanks to those involved in compiling these.

    Sutherland is a deserved winner, but interesting that Carson, Allardice and MacGregor were all in the top six and missed a lot of matches.

    That, allied to the Gardyne episode, is the difference in our season between going up and not going up.

    It gives us hope for next season, but our signings will be key.

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    I have nothing but praise for the way that Shane had grabbed his second chance at ICT, with both hands, and got stronger and stronger as the season wore on. I hold my hands up, and say that I wasn't full of enthusiasm when I heard we were resigning him. Not that I thought he wasn't a decent player, but I thought his time had come and gone, but his tireless running, passion, and crucial goals, and finding his best form on the righthand side, had turned him into an important first team member. His injury is such a travesty at this point of his career, but I'm sure he will come back and I am glad the club is supporting him through, what will be, a long road to recovery. Well done Shane on your awards this season, they were very much deserved. 

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    As President of the Robbie Deas fan club I am surprised that he hasn't be scored more highly. Almost ever present during the league campaign (100% starting record and featured in 97% of all 36 league games) he never let us down.

    I still love you Robbie :blush: 

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