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  1. 9 points
    That's an impressive level of pessimism even for this site !
  2. 9 points
    Tuesday is the big one now we can secure a playoff spot and if we do that what a season we will have had. Semi final in Scottish cup and the possibility of promotion back to the premiership. Robbo has done an amazing job with the group of players and resources available to him This year. All round a good season.
  3. 7 points
    Ryan is scheduled to go for surgery today to address the horrible facial injuries suffered in the other semi-final. On behalf of CTO (and myself) I just want to wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and to hope that Charlie and the rest of his family are not too stressed out. Its never easy to see relatives in medical distress, especially your children !
  4. 6 points
    No guile, ponderous, and pedestrian. United were no great shakes but until the last 4 minutes we offered absolutely nothing going forward. Lump it up the park, give away possession, rinse and repeat. Austin needs to shut his mouth and not blame another hungrier looking young player for his laziness.
  5. 6 points
    Who can blame him for leaving with the amount of abuse he gets from idiots who don't know what a playmaker is.
  6. 6 points
    I'd be amazed if he stayed with us. Hopefully he can leave on a high, a fantastic servant for the club and a great player.
  7. 6 points
    So it would have been a shock if Dundee Utd had beaten us? The team played well for the most part. Like other folk have said the better team won. The team gave it their best shot. Nothing for them to feel down about. It's over now playoffs are the goal let's secure them tonight.
  8. 6 points
    Jesus Christ. Big team beats wee team. Nothing to see here, move along now..............
  9. 6 points
    Beat Morton - "Blood" some of the "kids" - 90 minutes worth - and lets see what they can do. Why lash out the spondoolicks when the answer may be in our own back yard.
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Whether he stays or whether he goes he has been a great and loyal servant to the club. The boo boys may be pleased but they will be very much in the minority and if he does go our team will be the poorer for it whichever division we are playing in.
  12. 4 points
    And that's it confirmed. Polly is off to Motherwell on a pre contract. Good luck to him after his 8 year stint with us!
  13. 4 points
    It may not have been pretty but, barring catastrophe, that point just about guarantees our play off spot. Important now that we manage our small squad and do our utmost to keep our discipline and avoid bookings during the last three games of the regular season. We can't afford to be carrying injuries and/or suspensions into what are likely to be very closely matched and competitive play off matches.
  14. 4 points
    Blaming yogi for the budget situations I don’t think is fair. He was starting to build a culture at the club that was allowing us to push on and we saw our best period of play under his leadership. Regardless of the signings he brought in, we would have NEVER been relegated under Yogi and therefore would have managed fine with our finances as we would have continued to build. Not to mention he would have given these young u18s more opportunities that could have helped the club continue to build from our local community. Talk to any player who played for us under Yogi and you won’t find a player who has a bad word to say about him! All of them say he was the best they had. He was creating a culture, one I think we need to go back to.
  15. 4 points
    I just think it showed the gap between a top half Championship team and a top 6 premiership one tbh. I personally enjoyed my day despite the result and I am grateful we got so far.
  16. 4 points
    Thanks to the driver and staff of bus two a professional job well done .
  17. 4 points
    We are skint only players we will be getting will be on free transfers on about £400-£900 a week contracts. Hence why we are getting players from QOS Dumbarton Alloa etc. Think we should maybe wait till the summer & see what league we are in before we start making wish lists.
  18. 3 points
    Good questions to which I don't know the answer. Hopefully somebody else will be able to provide it. I have to say I am rather taken with this development for two reasons. Firstly, it shows a real statement of faith in youngsters who did very well last year but not quite well enough to make the first team squad. We all know that players develop at different rates and who's to say that in time one of these lads won't eclipse those who have been included in the first team squad? The second reason is that all the lads stay together. This means they are mutual support for each other in a different environment and the familiarity they have of each other on the park will allow them to perform to the best of their ability. I often think it must be really hard for youngsters going out on lone, alone, to ambitious Highland League clubs stuffed with seasoned part timers who would have loved to have made the grade to be a full time footballer. Maybe the loan experience is the making for some, but for many it is simply an introduction to the type of football that will later be seen as the pinnacle of their careers. This is a win, win, win situation. A win for the lads, for ICT and the Fort. The only concern for Fort William will be what on earth they do when they get drawn against us in the 4th round of the Scottish cup!
  19. 3 points
    Very lackluster performance today felt like we were playing in a friendly at times we only turned it up a gear in the last ten minutes. Dundee United looked like they wanted that win much more then we did they have certainly proved a point heading into the play offs. What the hell has happened to Nathan Austin? he was brilliant this time last year nothing seems to be going right for him this season. That 3-2 win against Ayr Utd has been his only highlight so far.
  20. 3 points
    Four years ago already...
  21. 3 points
    With the club strapped for cash, I reckon we should look to sponsor another player who will come through the ranks. Maybe Roddy MacGregor, Daniel Mackay or similar, guys who have a future here for a few seasons. I know Scotty has had his share of issues with the club over the last season or two but this is for the overall good of the club and young players, not some of the those that have been bleeding the club for a while.
  22. 3 points
    I’ve sponsored Liam’s boots for years. A lovely young man, always happy to chat. He goes to pastures new with my best wishes for a superb future. I hope he has much success. Motherwells gain is ICTs loss - maybe now the boo boys will realise just what a contribution he made to our team. You know who you are - I could name more than a few who blamed him for everything that went wrong, but never acknowledged his attributes. So be it.
  23. 3 points
    the club cannot have anything to do with a testimonial due to tax implications.
  24. 3 points
    Angus Beith speaking on Sportsound this evening about his injury. Said he first felt problems during a loan spell with Stirling but prior to joining us he had treatment (surgery?) and he looked to be in the clear but it flared up again by October time and it was clear he had a decision to make. Spoke highly of Robbo and how he dealt with things. Comes across as a very mature guy so wish him all the best. Really feel like we missed out on an excellent player to injury.
  25. 3 points
    He didn't need replaced. What he needed was people above him who knew what they were doing.
  26. 3 points
    You can't blame ofw. He was given a lucrative contract and any appearances will cost the club money they can't afford. He has played on loan and tried to help the situation. We were desperate for the appearance fees from the euros so gave him a bumper contract. Oh how it has backfired now!
  27. 3 points
    Where's the old highland league Caley fighting spirit all this talk bout league placing sand budgets didn't stop us knocking out so called big guns then I canstill mind the Airdrie game like it was yesterday!
  28. 3 points
    I've never been to a game and had any thoughts about leaving the game early, I'm there to support my team no matter what and to stand and clap them off the pitch at the end. I understand people's frustration and possible anger at performances but the last thing players need to see is supporters/fans leaving in droves. At the fore front of your mind should have been to at least show some appreciation that the team actually got that far in the first place and take pride from that. This goes for any supporter of any team by the way, I'm not purposefully singling you out.
  29. 3 points
    If someone of those who attended yesterday were able to do so on a regular basis that would go some way to helping out financially.
  30. 3 points
    Well done the lads for getting to the semi- final. Big occasion nerves at times and slightly overawed throughout the game but what the hell we had an impressive start but could not capitalise, then we let Hearts come on to us and we never really regained sustained attack after that. Flashes of greatness with the free kick so well saved and the fabulously executed McCart goal that should have been allowed. The game really needed a goal from us for us to start believing but as what has happened to us many times this season an important decision went against us. Now it is onwards and upwards for the rest of the season, the team will have learned from the semi-final experience and will stand them in good stead for the rest of the run in. Fingers crossed and good luck is all I can say.
  31. 3 points
    We certainly missed Donaldson who brings stability and skill to the defence. Hopefully, both he and Tremarco after his injury yesterday, will be fully available for our continuing promotion push.
  32. 3 points
    We have no money! Wishlists useless...sorry!
  33. 3 points
    Disappointed rather than upset with our performance yesterday. Hearts looked like they wanted to win yesterday and we didn't. The lack of change in the game plan for the second half was what did us in my opinion as we never really had a good go at hearts. Might have been a different story of the free kick had of went in but we can't complain about the result hearts fully deserved the win. Still had a cracking day out though and I'd have ripped your arm off at the start of the season for another trip to hampden. So I'm pleased we got as far as we did. All eyes on securing the play off spot now and getting back to where we belong
  34. 3 points
    Early on in the season if someone had said to me we will make the semi-final in the Scottish Cup I would have laughed After today's effort I will now settle for the play off final if we can get behind the team and make it
  35. 3 points
    Watkins, Shinnie and Christie were all signed up by the club when the budget for signing players was far less than Hughes had at its disposal. What successive managers have been good at is identifying young players with promise or perhaps some not so young who appear to be under-performing at the clubs they are at, and realising that potential. Esson, Warren, Raven, Tremarco, Draper, Tansey, Mckay, Doran are all examples of that and there are many others. But that stopped with Hughes. He had the biggest player budget any manager of this club has ever had, but just who are the signings he made who have gone on to give the type of impact at the club that the players I have listed have done?
  36. 2 points
    Come on - Who actually thought that we would get to the play offs - I didn't and I am a feckin Seer.
  37. 2 points
    Fair point. Equally one might question why our leading goal scorer is not on the list either!
  38. 2 points
    i wonder why there is a list of 5 this year unlike previous years. no Polworth on the list either, he has been a standout player for us this year imo.
  39. 2 points
    I don't care about county "winning" today, they've won it anyway, there's no chance DU are making it up the GD now let alone winning every game. Best of luck to them in the spl, we must now forget everything else and win today to get us into 3rd and keep pushing to keep us there, at end of day we win today there's only 6 points between us and DU, why not push for 2nd too? Gives us 2 less games and a better chance of surviving the play offs. We've been guilty of not turning up at certain points in games or not at all, we must treat every game like a cup tie from here on in, the clubs future and the players careers depend on this now, time to truly stand up and be counted
  40. 2 points
    We've lost players in the past and will again in the future. Let's concentrate on the play offs and see where that takes us.
  41. 2 points
    Out of contract at the end of the season Owain Fon Williams Kevin McHattie Liam Polworth Joe Chalmers Nathan Austin Out of contact in 2020 Mark Ridgers Cammy McKay Brad McKay Coll Donaldson Carl Tremarco Jamie McCart Charlie Trafford Aaron Doran Tom Walsh Jordan White Out of contact in 2021 Darren Macaulay Out of contract in 2022 Daniel Mckay Can't find details on how long Sean Welsh or Shaun Rooney have on their deals.
  42. 2 points
    Macaulay and Austin on.... now we're fecked.
  43. 2 points
    Absolutely not OFW's fault. He accepted an offer which was as big a gamble as giving a rookie manager a lucrative five year contract. Neither gamble paid of and the club continues to pay the price.
  44. 2 points
    He's been playing in the U.S on loan for past two seasons. Just convenient every time he comes back to Scotland he is injured. Although his contract ends next month so spondoolicks back in the coffers for the playing budget.
  45. 2 points
    Not hearing much on this game?
  46. 2 points
    I would disagree ..... The first half was indeed about keeping Hearts at bay but we did play some nice football too even if we had little or no end product. We were the underdogs and with all due respect to our squad, it showed. If that free-kick from Chalmers had gone in - and it wasnt far away - then it might have been our spirits that got lifted, and the end story could have been different ... but once Ikpeazu scored it was the Jambos who got a lift and the rest as they say is history. Our heads went down after that and we conceded the second and third. I thought Walsh and Rooney were poor but other than that I would give pass marks to the rest. Jake Mulraney had an excellent game for them (unfortunately) and this and the strength of Ikpeazu were the two biggest factors for me.
  47. 2 points
    Agree with OCG, but it would be a worry if we were to lose Ridgers. After a shaky start he has been generally outstanding for us. Arguably the player I would most want to hang on to, and I am sure there are a lot of teams who have been keeping tabs on him. It's the nature of our club though. We bring struggling players in, develop them and then lose them when other clubs offer them shed loads more than we can afford. Being a professional footballer is a short career and you can't blame these guys for moving on . We just have to accept the harsh financial realities and be grateful for the contributions they have made to the club.
  48. 2 points
    We have been trading on a sticky financial wicket (with the odd exception) for most of our history. The demands for success on the park have dictated our basic infrastructure, or should I say lack of it. I have heard that some wealthy individuals have pumped in some serious lump sums over the years just to keep us afloat but unless they have a serious agenda how long will this continue? If we don't go up this year I can only see a vastly reduced budget along with whatever that brings.
  49. 2 points
    Hard ask today hearts came out 2nd half looking to force us into errors they've managed to bully us then went 1 up but we were so unlucky with the free kick and mcart goal no disgrace today we have improved greatly from the poor start of the season play offs now is our target if we can pinch 3rd place all the better let's get right behind the boys
  50. 2 points
    My financial advice is never to take professional financial advice from anyone over the age of 50. If they are any good they'll have taken their own advice and been able to retire by then.
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