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    Dodds Sacked

     

    Dodds Sacked

    Club Statement

    It is with much regret that the club has taken the decision to terminate the contracts of Head Coach Billy Dodds and his Assistant Manager Barry Wilson with immediate effect. 

    Assistant Manager Barry Wilson is a club legend and he has more than ably served the club as player and coach. His many years here as both, and the respect with which he has been held, shows our appreciation of his service.

    Sometimes in football we have to make difficult decisions and both of the decisions outlined above fall very hard into that category. 

    Sporting Director John Robertson and Academy Director Charlie Christie will take charge of the team in the interim period while we endeavour to find a new Head Coach in short order and applications will be accepted at footballdept@ictfc.co.uk

     

     

    ClubNews-copy.pngTo be honest, it's not difficult to see why this has happened. Over the last ten games played we have only beaten Inverness Clachnacuddin in the Inverness Cup Final. So that leaves eight defeats and a solitary draw. Here's the reasons below. But should other heads roll as well? Billy was short changed on the park, and off the park we have been a shambles.

     

     

     

    18th 7:45:PM Dumbarton (A) League Cup (Group E)   loss.png    1 - 2 505  
     25th 7:45:PM Airdrieonians (H) League Cup (Group E)   loss.png    2 - 3 1,115  
     30th 3:00:PM Dundee (A) League Cup (Group E)   loss.png    0 - 1 2,337  
     August 2023
     5th 3:00:PM Queens Park (H) League (Champ)   loss.png    1 - 2 2,030  
     12th 3:00:PM Ayr United (A) League (Champ)   loss.png    0 - 1 1,989  
     22nd 7:30:PM Clachnacuddin (A) Inverness Cup (Final)   win.png    4 - 1 500ish  
     26th 3:00:PM Airdrieonians (A) League (Champ)   loss.png    1 - 2 1,688  
     September 2023
     2nd 3:00:PM Dunfermline (H) League (Champ)   draw.png    1 - 1 2,388  
     9th 3:00:PM Arbroath (A)  Trust Trophy Rnd3)   loss.png    2 - 4 780  
     16th 3:00:PM Raith Rovers (A) League (Champ)   loss.png    0 - 1 2,846

     

    Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
    One point from a possible fifteen is not acceptable.
    1. Raith Rovers 5 4 1 0 10 6 13
    2. Dundee Utd 5 3 2 0 11 2 11
    3. Partick Thistle 5 3 1 1 14 6 10
    4. Arbroath 6 3 0 3 10 8 9
    5. Queens Park 6 3 0 3 8 10 9
    6. Dunfermline 5 2 2 1 6 4 8
    7. Airdrieonians 5 2 0 3 5 10 6
    8. Morton 5 1 1 3 7 12 4
    9. Ayr United 5 1 0 4 3 12 3
    10. Inverness CT 5 0 1 4 3 7 1

     

    From the outside looking in, some are wondering why we have sacked such a successful manager? Well, closer inspection will reveal more. He's an affable sort of guy. However, it's been the 'jobs for the boys' 2 year contract that has stuck in most peoples throats. That in itself is not down to Dodds. After all, who would turn that down after a couple of mediocre seasons where we have failed to get promoted and only made the Scottish Cup final by default after Queens Park messed up. All that did was paper over the cracks! We went on massive winless runs over the last two seasons that almost gave the impression the remit was to not get promoted as we are not ready for it. The style of football has been likened to our worst ever hoofball or Doddsball as it has now become known as. Excuses have been piling up and many fans have openly said they won't be back unless there is a total clearout. Well it looks like the root causes of this have removed Billy and Barry (a club legend sacked by association) to deflect from their own inability to run the club. Failed ventures (Inverness Caley Thistle Concert Company Ltd), broken promises (communication), where's Wally Robbo (invariably Dingwall), what does our CEO do and who or what is our SLO.  Communication with the support has never been so poor, it's almost as if we have become an inconveniance. Lack of quality on and off the pitch. From the fans point of view it appears that we are paying hefty wages and get little in return for this. Who on earth thought it was a great idea to release an orange away strip on July 12th? Surely we don't have sectarian bigots running our club? I'd like to think we are above all this nonsense, however many believe this is what we have become under the present regime. 

    What's the answer? It's time for a total revamp before we plunge into that abyss from which it's very difficult to emerge from and obscurity beckons. Hopefully this is just the start...

    Let's get back to being the family club we once were and made us all proud.

     

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    7 minutes ago, tm4tj said:

    ClubNews-copy.pngDodds Sacked

    Club Statement

    It is with much regret that the club has taken the decision to terminate the contracts of Head Coach Billy Dodds and his Assistant Manager Barry Wilson with immediate effect.

    John Robertson assisting charlie ? He needs to go too along with Gardiner club is in a bad position because of those 2 . 

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    Correct decision. Results excluding the Scottish Cup over the last 10 months just weren't good enough and there was an inevitably about this.  Its a shame to see anyone lose their jobs like this but it had to be done for the good of the club.

    The problem is that do any of us trust those in charge to get the next manager decision correct?

     

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    The next managerial appointment is so important for the club and it will show the club's ambition or lack of it. Hopefully whoever it is gives our youth a chance and gets the confidence, belief and enjoyment back into the squad. 

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    Cant wait to find out if the next candidate has any Dundee connections, Hearts history or a wee penchant for the colour orange....well it'll keep the conspiracy theorists sated.

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    Gardiner/Morrison will be hoping that takes the heat of them for a bit.  We can't let it.  The club is rotten to the core and whilst Dodds needed to go, so do the aforementioned.

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    Just now, STFU said:

    Gardiner/Morrison will be hoping that takes the heat of them for a bit.  We can't let it.  The club is rotten to the core and whilst Dodds needed to go, so do the aforementioned.

    Gardiner has to follow suit 

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    Suddenly my enjoyable weekend just got better, I'll sleep a little sounder tonight.

    Given my previous thoughts on BD, it would be hypocritical to say anything other than I'm delighted.

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    8 minutes ago, Satan said:

    I think it's more important to get the football side of things sorted first. You can get your pitchforks and torches out later.

    You cannot solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that got you in to it.

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    6 minutes ago, bdu98196 said:

    Want  - tam courts

    Will accept - Davidson or Neilson

    Expect - Jim mcintyre

     

     

    Thought you were aiming too high until I read Davidson...st Johnstone very own John Hughes.

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