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  1. Whoever will be at the helm next season we owe Neil McCaan and Billy Dodds a huge Thank You for getting us to where we are now .They did a great job in the short time they were here . Wishing them All the Best for the future ....Hoping the managers position can be announced soon .
    15 points
  2. I want to take a few moments to say a huge public thank-you to 3 specific forum members who have been toiling behind the scenes to update our entire stats program during the course of the pandemic. Its mind-numbing and repetitive work but it helps us immensely. Step forward: @IBM @ictewd and last but not least @tm4tj We are now at a stage where, if you go into any of the sub-menus from the main menu items shown below, the data you are presented with should be complete. This was a truly gargantuan task with every ICT game needing to be entered, team lines a
    13 points
  3. Well, that is our season effectively over. There were a number of positives, not least the fact that we still have a club to support and it looks like we will have the ability to remain full time next season. Next season is shaping up to be a very different one with the likelelyhood of a full return of fans, the possibilities of 4 Highland derbies and a much more level playing field than for some time with three being no single club in the division with resources much greater than all their rivals. We have a number of positives with the nucleus of a decent settled squad includin
    9 points
  4. Awww shucks Scotty Yeah it was mind numbing stuff at times but great to see it all come together. IBM is now the main man for keeping our PotY poll running smoothly and EWD has been adding stats after every game plus all league scores that keep the league tables ticking over as well as completing the updating of every score since we entered the leagues, that's the one that gives us the league tables in chronological order. All this helps immensely and leaves me more time to concentrate on Previews and Reports which have been coming thick and fast this season, non stop to be honest.
    9 points
  5. With apologies for the double post but given how derided they have been during the ICT careers I think it's only fair that (Brad) Mckay and Devine get some acknowledgement for their performances at the back. We have looked a lot better defensively in recent weeks and if people are going to criticise players when it's going wrong it's only fair to praise them when things are going well. Whilst players like Todorov and MacKay are, rightly, getting a lot of applause the likes of Devine and Mckay should also be included.
    9 points
  6. I could just about see the justification for disrupting the football schedule for the funeral of the monarch herself but for a consort surely today's silence followed by a similar show of respect on the day of the funeral would suffice. The death of a very elderly man is extremely sad for his family and those who knew and loved him but we have not postponed football matches for the sake of the 140 000 or so who have died in the past year or so either directly or indirectly from Covid and I am unconvinced that it is appropriate or necessary to do so next Saturday either.
    8 points
  7. We are probably feeling a little disappointed not to get all 3 points today, but our recent good form makes it easy to forget what a hugely difficult and challenging season it has been for the club. Today's results mean that we are now mathematically safe from relegation. Instead, we are now very much in the mix for the promotion play-offs and have a cup match to look forward too after having deservedly beaten our Premiership neighbours. Anything more than what has been achieved already will be a real bonus. Huge congratulations to all at the club who have made this possible.
    8 points
  8. Well said izzy they have both done a good job for us and raised the profile of our club a bit which is a good thing.
    7 points
  9. Well deserved
    7 points
  10. Carson has signed a new three year deal.
    7 points
  11. I will always appreciate those who step in to assist in times of need both personally & professionally and NM and BD did that on both levels, personally for JR in his time of need, and professionally for our club in ours. They steered us away from the playoffs at the wrong end and almost got us into the playoffs at the other end. Thank You Neil. Thank You Billy. It is appreciated. We hope that Robbo returns to his position for next season, but if for any reason he and Kells are not able to continue then I think most fans would have no hesitation in either or both of them holding the reins.
    6 points
  12. From what I hear I think we should do our best to keep Billy.
    6 points
  13. In the early stages of the season we got ourselves into a reasonable position and things looked bright with Kai Kennedy starting to rip teams apart. But then we had that long miserable run over the winter months - 1 win in 13 matches, that is absolute relegation form, for half the season. Fixture congestion, issues with the management team, losing Kennedy, whatever, that was when our promotion hopes were battered. The arrival of McCann brought no new manager bounce and we had some absolutely terrible results and performances under him before that amazing winning run that only started when
    6 points
  14. To be honest, I’m glad the club still exists given the financial problems, and we achieved a reasonable finish after a very inconsistent season. It would be good, if the club is able to say anything, to understand the likely timescales for Robbo and Kells returning, and indeed confirmation that they will return. I think their situations had a big impact on us not getting a play off place, but credit to the players and interim team for turning things around to a degree. We struggled when McCann came in as he tried to change the formation and playing style, but once we reverted to 4-2-
    6 points
  15. Well this time 6 weeks ago (or so) we were worried about relegation. There’s a good team spirit there. On reflection we’ve now had three of the youth academy embedded into the team, gained Allardice (ok not his best today) Deas and Duffy look like they can be decent at this level, Danny Devine looks like he could become a leader, and Toddy looks like he could be a target man. There’s times when you see neat pockets of play. More positives than negatives
    6 points
  16. Morning everyone There's a new series on BBC Scotland at approx 1030 on Friday night talking about classic Scottish Cup Finals, this Friday is ours.
    6 points
  17. Not just the club but each and every fan stands behind the player and I hope he knows it. It smacks very much as a tactic to divert from the vile racially motivated conduct of at least one employee at Raith Rovers.
    6 points
  18. I am happy that the world is becoming a safer place to live in. I am happy that me and the missus have had 2 jabs and can plan to get back North. I am happy that my immediate family have survived the pandemic. I am saddened for the number of friends and colleagues who have experienced losses or stress induced illnesses. This football season means little except ICT are alive and kicking, we booted the Tinks out of the Cup and we may all meet up again next season in pre=match pubs and enjoy watching from inside the grounds. Basically - Good feckin riddance to the 2020-2021 football season a
    5 points
  19. A decent sell on clause might be more important in the long run.
    5 points
  20. Some very encouraging comments from McCann: https://ictfc.com/post-match-neil-mccann-ictfc-2-2-ayr-utd
    5 points
  21. David Cox featured on tv talking about the issues he has faced, which was brave. I’m not privy to what happened tonight but, if true, it shows how cancerous the game can be, with racism only being one issue alongside issues relating to mental health and, I’m sure, many others. Clubs need to act when their players are those making discriminatory comments rather than defiantly showing support. They must know when players are acting wrongly. If they don’t take action, nothing will change. We’ve seen it ourselves this season with Robbo’s issues. If opposition fans turn on him next s
    5 points
  22. John Hughes is the very last person I would want managing my club. Thankfully, there is no prospect of it happening.
    5 points
  23. And thanks to everyone involved with our Inverness Caledonian Thistle for keeping it a reasonably exciting time under the circumstances ! ❤️⚽
    5 points
  24. Given our 'special relationship' with Hearts, we should send them half a dozen crates of beer to celebrate their league title making sure it arrives tomorrow in the hope that they will use it straight away to wash down a couple of kebabs each.
    5 points
  25. David Carson is the kind of player you want about the place. He wanted to stay and I wouldn't be surprised if he was offered more money from others. Great bit of business by the club and loyalty from the player. Others please take note and hang yer hat in the Highlands!
    5 points
  26. The Pars have an easier finish on paper but I’ve hardly ever seen us bottle it at season’s end. We’re slow starters but we’ve had some historic finishes.
    5 points
  27. I can just about see the justification for not playing at the same time as the funeral, but moving all those fixtures is going to inconvenience loads of people. So the ideal solution would be to play the funeral under the lights.
    5 points
  28. The teams all had a minute silence today as a mark of respect so why should they need to shift the time of the game as there will not be anyone from the clubs going to the funeral.
    5 points
  29. After receiving a wonderful phone call from greenock telling me I had won the morton 50 50 halftime draw I am starting to like online football. Let's hope tomorrow is just as rewarding for caley thistle.
    5 points
  30. Whatever the reason, things seem to have gelled in the last month. However, we did have a shorter pre season than other clubs and a long injury list for many months. And we will never know the impact the personal challenges facing Robbo and Kells were having on the players. I just hope both are getting over the challenges they have faced and feel able to return at the right time for them. In the meantime, I hope they are enjoying the run and we are able to get into the play off places for them.
    5 points
  31. We would need to recruit players with at least 52 inch chests ! Come to think of it, where is Bobby Mann these days?
    4 points
  32. Disappointing but not surprising. I can see Danny playing International football within two years if he continues to develop at the rate he has this season. A six figure sum for him would be handy right now but a substantial sell on clause may be far more fruitful in the long run. As far as he is concerned, I can see why he would be tempted but I wonder whether from a professional point of view, there might be merit to all parties in him signing a two year contract extension with us for as much as we can reasonably afford with Danny getting a cut of any transfer fee with a view
    4 points
  33. 4 points
  34. I agree DD and we should credit Devine too. Some questioned us signing him, but he has been the leader at the back and become the mainstay of our defence.
    4 points
  35. Dont know if he will stay or even get offer to stay but personally would love him to stick around. Neil and Billy seem to have brought a freshness to the club. Players seem fitter and motivated and looks like more modern systems now in place. Fingers crossed here.
    4 points
  36. Just split the sponsorship prize money between the two finalists and move on.
    4 points
  37. The successful appeal for Allardice just shows how poor the standard of refereeing is in the Championship. It's not as if the referee was unsighted, he was right there but still got it horribly wrong and, arguably cost us a win.
    4 points
  38. brilliant great to have some loyalty⚽ can only be good for others to follow well done david
    4 points
  39. As someone who is a regular user of the site and one who has steadfastly resisted all the invitations to help out with it, can I say a huge "thank you" to all who put in so much work behind the scenes to make CTO such an excellent and informative site. Being involved in other things, I know just how hard it is to get people with the right skills and the motivation to do what is necessary week after week to keep thinks going. All the hard work of volunteers really is very much appreciated. I applaud you all.
    4 points
  40. Well deserved. Now for an extended contract to be signed.
    4 points
  41. Couldn't give two flyers who he changes or leaves out - we have the bragging rights so nite nite Yogi.
    4 points
  42. Typical of the Jaggies to try and take over.
    4 points
  43. Having been reluctant to regularly play more than one academy player in the team at a time over the past decade or so perhaps we should look to blood them more often now we can see their value to a club which (may) be in a position with higher standards of and/or more coaching resources at their disposal. The scouts aren't looking for a finished product 23 year old from a championship club - they see the potential that enhanced facilities and playing level can bring a player on exponentially. They want raw talent that can still be moulded into something that works best their team.
    3 points
  44. So is our cup half full or half empty?
    3 points
  45. Well, that's it all but over, in this strangest of seasons (unless the Challenge Cup is a goer), and it hasn't lacked excitement over the last few weeks. Disappointed, but definitely glad that we are not fighting relegation. I've really enjoyed the games recently and feel proud of the team. On the plus side, who needs the biased refereeing, top six cut off and Ugly sisters in the SPL - looking forward to next season - maybe we'll even get to see a live game later this year!
    3 points
  46. We more than likely need to win both matches to get into the play offs but the key thing from the weekend for me is that we make sure we have chance on the final day. If that means draw then thats fine too but the fact is we have beaten better Hearts teams at Tynecastle in the past and they have been gunk for a lot of this season so why shouldn't we win. I still think Arbroath may help us as they seem in good form and still need the results so sneak a win and we draw and we go into the final game ahead of GD. Of course though lets get 3 points and make sure Friday will be a cracker. Im still h
    3 points
  47. A second game away against a Premiership side and a second very creditable performance. A game which, with a bit more good fortune, we could easily have won. Many positives to take forward to Tuesday and the remainder of our campaign to secure a play off place.
    3 points
  48. Well we were the first team to earn a place in the 4th round, this scheduling gives us a chance to do be the first into the 5th!
    3 points
  49. Whilst it would be good if they did, it is very unlikely Dundee will lose all their games. We need to focus on winning our last three league games. If we could pick results to suit us, Dunfermline have been struggling recently and are at home to Dundee and Queen of the South before we play next in the league, so the best outcome for us would be Dundee beating Dunfermline, Raith beating Queen of the South and Queen of the South beating Dunfermline. Chances are that won’t all happen, but if it did we’d still be fourth doing into the Dundee game. Our best option is definitely to fo
    3 points
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