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  1. 3 points
    It strikes me that the best piece of business we could do in the January window is to offload OFW. Leaving aside the question of fault, at present he is contributing absolutely nothing but consuming the salary of at least two good Championship players. Freeing up that cash and bringing in one or two decent players could be the difference between pushing for promotion or not especially with the suspensions that are looming due to our poor disciplinary record.
  2. 3 points
    Polworth Man of the Match!! I must have been at a different game. Apart from a couple of decent passes he continues to give the ball away far too easily and gives up when beaten ,. How he gets a game every week beats me. His booking sums up his attitude
  3. 3 points
    Polworth was to me outstanding. Vigurs was controlled and saved a certain goal when it was three on one. Donaldson was class. Warren is now using his experience to our benefit. I was there to see Mulraney score his first goal for the club - a significant breakthrough for him. Expect more now. Great cross from Aaron for Baird's goal. Oakley has real potential when he start's believing in himself. Bell is treated like a rag doll by opponents - kicked around without support from referees. Mackay was a great workhorse. Everyone played really well with Ridgers kicking in particular impressive. Against Livingston I thought we played outstanding football for 40 minutes. When Vigurs was sent off we still held our own until their late goal. Last night we built on that performance against the team that shocked the Championship with their 6-1 win against Dundee United. I know that being a referee is a difficult job but sooner or later we will get a reasonable one. I thought Oakley was kicked by the keeper when he went down for what looked like a penalty after just a few minutes. It did not look like a dive but it will be interesting to see the highlights. Whilst some of our bookings may have been merited, Warren was grabbed round the neck and despite both officials being close by, nothing was give. Longridge appeared to slap Polworth yet the referee seemed to share a joke with him and let him off. Oakley was man handled on frequent occasions but this was ignored until late in the game. Bell was body checked but it was possible this was behind the backs of the officials.
  4. 2 points
    In answer to the original question, after watching yesterday's game I'd say: Both. Oakley to start, Baird to come on as a second striker in the last 10 minutes for whoever looks knackered out of the front three.
  5. 2 points
    One of those rare (in recent times) occasions where you could actually relax and enjoy the game! It's nice to be 3-0 up early doors. The front 3 tore Falkirk apart on the break. Oakley held the ball well in the build up and always provided a target for Bell and Mulraney in the box. A good old fashioned 'big man-wee man' attacking combination. Mulraney's goal was a fitting climax to one of the best passing moves you'll see all season. Think the official-bashing is getting a bit over the top. The persecution complex / siege mentality can be a good motivator in small doses, but becomes toxic and self-defeating if you take it too far. All of our bookings were justified. If you were being picky you could argue that Falkirk deserved a few yellows of their own. As for the stand-side linesman, Baird was a yard offside for his goal so what are we complaining about? Regardless, why moan and boo at the end of a 4-1 victory? Cheer up folks.
  6. 2 points
    I say what I see old bean. In here and in the real world. Positive - I thought Polworth played well last night. Plus he put in the required effort. Negative - His booking was needless and may well mean he misses an important match. Actually every match from now onwards is vital if we are to reach the play offs etc. I detest the bile in here and from the stands dished out to him and Vigurs at times. So, in summary, if anyone plays well I say so. If someone doesn't play well or does something stupid etc I also say so. Given the job footballers do they are in the spotlight and talked about. Lucky them and unlucky them at the same time. PS - Fair play to Baird for his goal last night. Also, he broke the unwritten rule of not celebrating against a former club.
  7. 2 points
    It spoke volumes when Vigurs shook the refs hand when he eventually give us a free kick !!
  8. 2 points
    Caman, like many of the "clique," on here has been a regular critic of Polworth so all credit to you Caman, looks like you can finally see the number 7 on the shirt! It just seems that if he dosent walk on water, change water into wine or heal sick children, he is poor and has an attitude problem. This has been discussed at length in other threads.....
  9. 2 points
    Errr, caman IS Polworth!
  10. 2 points
    I also thought Polworth was really poor last night. But that was the only negative for me.
  11. 2 points
    I don't recall 'everyone saying we'd win the league'. As far as I recall, most of us were very well aware that the Championship was going to be a very tough division. John Robertson has done well to have us still in with a chance of a play off place from a standing start and a heavily pruned budget.
  12. 2 points
    Well that was a great result! didn't see that one coming for sure, some good performances tonight, Donaldson was my MOM, looks really composed and was furious at the goal Falkirk got. Calder did very well slotting in at LB, because he didn't get much notice or get much of a chance to warm up! Oakley was very effective but if only he was a better finisher! Polworth for me was poor, lots of negatives and once again his head drops if passes go wrong, he can be so effective as we saw with his through ball for Mulraney. However, we go into the next game with a lot more confidence that's for sure!!
  13. 2 points
    The ball looked to me to be still in play and therefore he was entitled to kick it out the park if he wished. The ref and linesman made some shocking decisions tonight.
  14. 1 point
    I was one of those spoken to ... We were in the upper stand (front row) with the rest of those who had been in hospitality. To be fair, he was correct to speak with me as I used profanity towards that grey-haired numpty from Livi that kept standing up and taunting the ICT fans. However, when asked by several of us if he would speak to the that specific Livi fan he just walked away. After that, I ignored the Livi guy and concentrated on calling the ref a rather tamer name than I wanted ..... 'a clown' :)
  15. 1 point
    If you pay peanuts you get monkeys. Not their fault in all honesty. I wonder what training they have for anything, let alone disorder. Maybe away teams should have some of their own officials amongst their fans. This include ICT when we are away from home. The majority of the clubs in the Championship are of a size that they can Police themselves.
  16. 1 point
    As someone who has had back surgery and chronic disc problems I can empathise with him, constant leg pain will wear you down and make you crotchety. He is now a senior pro for younger lads to look to for leadership he needs to cut out the chat to referees and concentrate on his game, he could be a massive influence if he plays to his potential and stays on the park. I can forgive a player taking one for the team but dissent really is the most childish and needless of bookings, it also ensures that referees will give you no benefit of the doubt in a 50/50 challenge.
  17. 1 point
    Fourth earns a play off place. That is certainly not beyond us and would be an achievement in itself given how poor our start was and, even if we didn't get through the system so heavily and unfairly weighted in favour of the Premiership club, would set us up nicely to have a real go next season.
  18. 1 point
    Any chance of some links to these people stating we would win the league?
  19. 1 point
    Good result and even better score line but who would have predicted that, at this stage in the season, we would be ten points and seventeen goals better off than Falkirk yet still in the bottom half of the table. The only thing predictable about this league is that Brechin will finish bottom and there is still time for us to make that unpredictability work in our favour and push for promotion.
  20. 1 point
    No Scarlet just the same old sh1te referees
  21. 1 point
    Great result and performance. The referee was a joke as was stand side linesman. He let them away with murder, not one booking for them when they should have had several. He was greeted with a great chorus of boos when he left the field. I hope Tremarco hasn't agrivated his knee injury as he limped off the park. As I said, a great team performance.
  22. 1 point
    I'm no happy - they've completely screwed my NPL forecast!!!
  23. 1 point
    Not raging I'm missing this game at all, no sir.
  24. 1 point
    I agree with you. He makes mistakes and they can be some realy frustrating errors but the amount of hate he gets from the stands is absolutely ridiculous.
  25. 0 points
    What has the above got to do with this thread or ICT in 2018? Answer - zero.
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