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  1. How is this helping the team. It seems that we have a core of "supporters " who profess to support the team but won't actually attend any games as they believe, in that doing so, they give support to the board. What garbage, if more fans actually attended games, instead of finding reasons to not attend, we may be in a better position financially and be able to challenge the board more robust. Whatever you think of the board, the majority have invested substantially in the club, with little hope of any return. True, they have made mistakes and communication is terrible but they have put their money into the club. It's a pity some fans don't want to put theirs into the club because they don't like the board or CEO.
    12 points
  2. Robertson Leaving "His drive to establish the new 10 acre Hub for the ICT Community Trust working with Highland Council, Sport Scotland and the SFA and his input into accessing six figure grants for our Community Trust in particular has gone unseen by almost everyone out with the football club. We wish him well in his future endeavours and he will always be welcome at the Caledonian Stadium.” At the end of the day he was drawing a wage and we were not seeing the benefits of this. More often than not seen at Dingwall on match days. I doubt many will shed a tear, but let's no forget the good moments he had at the club and it's only since the introduction of the Sporting Director role that he has incurred the wrath of a section of our support. I for one will always be grateful for his efforts as manager and work in the background, however, throwing money away had to come to an end sometime. All the best Robbo.
    11 points
  3. An extremely encouraging performance yesterday against a team that are supposed to be untouchable in this league. Some of our play in the first half was verging on Pep era Barca (ok, a slight exaggeration but you get my drift). Defensively we look much stronger and Mark made some excellent saves too at vital moments. Overall you can see a completely renewed enthusiasm and focus amongst the players. My only concern would be the lack of goals but hopefully that will come as the momentum builds. i would also say that David Wotherspoon looks like one of our best signings in many a long year and I would be looking to extend his contract at the earliest opportunity. A rolls Royce of a player in the Championship. A decent away support yesterday but I would encourage anyone who has drifted away from attending matches to get yourself along and see this team in the flesh. I'm really enjoying watching this transformation and we are a team very much on the rise. Long may it continue. Finally, I would be gutted and extremely surprised if this teams is not in the play-offs come May. In Dunc we trust.
    10 points
  4. Made a late decision to go after being offered a comp, and was regretting it at half time and almost decided to head home to the warmth. Sheridan is awful. Every move he made was towards our man with the ball, restricting options. Can't recall a single time he ran into space, and if the ball wasn't to his feet he wouldn't move/chase it. Welsh looked like he'd never played before and Delaney was a passenger. Until the subs came on it looked like we were also a poor Lowland League team with nothing to play for. We'd get to the final third, then pass it back, all the way to the keeper half the time. A better team would have taken us apart in the first half, but Cowdenbeath were as toothless as we were Thankfully we had a strong bench and the first 3 subs changed the tempo and the game. Billy's goal was an absolute corker.and I hope we're working on getting Wotherspoon tied down a little longer. Hopefully the game time will have helped the fringe players, and those coming back from injury, but man was it painful to watch. Most important thing is, we're in the hat for the next round. Onwards and upwards.
    8 points
  5. Hughes: “You’re gonnae get 3 months in Barlinnie.” Dunc: “Ha! You're gonnae get 6 months at Ross County!”
    8 points
  6. So long as they make a positive contribution and bring energy to the site it all good. Dont want things to go flat
    8 points
  7. I've just wakened up from dreaming that it was 3-0 at half-time
    8 points
  8. We’re all agreed that the board need to grow a set and sack the charlatans that are bleeding us dry so forgive me my moment of euphoria as I’ve just spent several weeks in hospital and Saturday was a real treat. A real pint in a real pub and a real fitba stadium in a real fitba city. However my comment was aimed at stayaway ST holders of whom there must be a fair number going by the deserted stands which are at odds with the crowds announced by the club. These fans have already spent the money anyway, as I did in a moment of madness, although I hardly ever get up the road these days. They may as well be at the stadium lending a bit of atmosphere laced with hopefully a few anti- Gardiner chants rather than the morgue it is at present. Alternatively, go and back the team at away games where it’s only the players that benefit, not the club. The main thing for me is to compete in the championship. To use your analogy, if the paper stops covering the cracks we’ll soon be part time in the seaside leagues.
    8 points
  9. @ymipand I had a problem deciding what formation we were playing too, thought at kickoff it was 3-5-2 but then looked more like a 4-4-1-1 at times. Of course it often changes in or out of possession. That was a classic away performance and some of our passing was superb, back to middle we look a good side but as always we are going to struggle to get goals. Billy struggled to get service unless he came deep for the ball and Shaw was our biggest threat. Not sure what Sheridan is going to offer although maybe he lacks fitness but he contributed very little. The goal was a thing of beauty as Cammy threw off the shackles and galloped forward. Very few weaknesses today and I have been ill and missed several weeks, so was impressed by seeing Ujdur, Anderson and Boyes for the first time. Duffy came on for Carson and did a decent job on Middleton. Louis Moult hardly got a sniff. Their goal came when Holt was given space to head home from a corner but why are we substituting defenders when we have conceded a corner? Apart from the first 10 minutes and the last 15 you wouldn’t have known which team were at the top of the table. Another great day with CaleyAway. ETA: Mark Ridgers MoM Big Dunc
    8 points
  10. 7 points
  11. Really entertaining game with a lot of good football on show - hard to believe it was a match between 2 sides not in the playoff places. It’s always disappointing to concede a late equaliser and it makes you feel like it was 2 points dropped, but in reality you can’t begrudge Dunfermline a point given the number of chances they had, hitting the post 7 times and missing a couple of free headers too. They could easily have won, but on the whole I still thought we played the better football, and had some good chances too. I was impressed with our play, good passing football on the deck, some classy moments, keeping possession and being patient in the build up. Some will say too patient, with numerous calls of “shoot” when we were passing in and around their box waiting for a clearer opportunity, but I think it is a sign of a good side that we can play that way. On this showing, I am very confident that we will continue moving up the league table.
    7 points
  12. An enjoyable afternoon. The first half hour was pretty even but we had an explosive 15 minutes before half time which settled the game. Wotherspoon is proving a real asset and I hope we extend his contract beyond January. Mckay did brilliantly to start the build up to the first goal. Wotherspoon squeezed his second in from a very tight angle and Mckay buried the penalty. None of us saw that all coming after 30 minutes. We were pinned back for most of the second half and Ayr’s penalty made it slightly nervy but we saw it out. My only complaint is that we invited Ayr on to us too much in the second half. However, Ridgers did not have much to do. We lost Anderson at half time, presumably to injury, but hopefully a precautionary change. The picks for me were Wotherspoon, Mckay and Boyes. Credit also to Harper who nullified Chalmers to the point we didn’t see Chalmers after the break. 11 points out of 15 and up to 8th. If we can win at Dunfermline in our first game in hand next week we will be 5th. Well done guys!
    7 points
  13. Rather than slagging us off I am going to give some praise to Blue Brazil, the wee guys they had bossed us for a while and outlasted us. But quality finishes won the tie.
    6 points
  14. The positives today are that we got to rest some first team players, give game time to fringe players, and most importantly, we are in tomorrow night’s draw. Dundee Utd aren’t and nor are Arbroath. Dick Campbell gone after 7 years (feels like he’s been there forever!). Wonder if Dodds or Robbo will be interested in that vacancy?
    6 points
  15. Duh-Duh---Duh-Duh-Duh-Duh----- Duncan Ferguson!!! Once again not a vintage performance by any means but we scored the goals at a really good time and then saw out the second half without much trouble..... I could get used to this!! There were some spells of nice interchanges and keeping the ball well; not as much as at Dundee Utd last week but that has to be a secondary concern at the moment anyways given our situation. What is clear is that the players are giving everything and growing in confidence under Big Dunc's regime - Carson and Harper prime examples of this. My standouts today were Boyes, Gilmour and MOTM David Wotherspoon who has been an excellent addition. Goals aside, he has given us an outlet which we didn't have before, holds the ball up well and brings others into play. Prior to his arrival Billy McKay was spending his time isolated and chasing lost causes. Now he is spending more time in the areas we want and need him, i.e. in the penalty box. Max Anderson has also really came onto a game since the new manager came in. One of the stewards at last week's game (who was a Dundee fan) said that they want him back.... I hope we can keep him until at least the end of the season. Hoping he's not injured and instead was taken off at half time as he was our only player sitting on a yellow card. 3-points at Dunfermline next week would be a huge statement to the rest of the teams in the league (Dundee Utd apart) and hopefully have us striving for the play-off places. Looking forward to it already and hopefully we can take a sizeable away support to help cheer the boys to victory. Don't want to get too carried away at this stage, and I'm sure there will be ups and downs throughout the season, but also feel we should enjoy the honeymoon period for as long as it lasts!
    6 points
  16. The club has not lacked vision with the appointment of big Dunc as manager but still lacks vision when listening to the fans who are their customers!
    6 points
  17. It's taken them a while but it finally looks like they've made a decent appointment in Big Dunc and there is now an air of optimism about the club. Hopefully results will continue to improve and more spectators will be tempted back to the Longman on matchdays. As a long-time supporter of Caley and then ICT, I personally couldn't care less about the mechanics of the upper management structure, or what they get up to on matchdays. My interest goes no further than the team on the pitch and that's what I pay to see and financially support. Continue your one-man campaign against Gardiner and Robertson by all means, but by doing so you are, sadly in common with the majority of Invernessians, not supporting your local team.
    6 points
  18. I was out walking the dog and found a few noses lying on the ground. I presume there are a few people going around without any noses.
    6 points
  19. Talking bout a revolution A trip to Dunfermline beckons this Saturday as Dunc's revolution picks up pace. Unbeaten since his arrival, the Caley Jags take on 5th place Dunfermline Athletic in another tough encounter. A win for Inverness would see Dunc's men climb above the Pars but it's big ask. This will be your only Championship fix this weekend, so the opportunity is there for one of these sides to make up some ground on those above them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Match/Ticket/Info Supporters Bus Full Cowdenbeath Cup Tie Battery Farm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Venue H2H Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / - Home 24 10 9 5 31 22 +9 Away 24 9 10 5 29 26 +3 Neutral 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 Total 50 19 20 11 63 52 +11 Our home and away encounters with the Pars show similar statistics with only five defeats at East End Park. Last season Dunfermline were heading back into the Championship after a season in League 1 where they bounced back up as Champions. Last 10 Competitive Meetings v Dunfermline 1 - 1 (H) 2 - 0 (H) 1 - 1 (A) 1 - 2 (H) 0 - 0 (A) 1 - 0 (A) 1 - 1 (H) 1 - 3 (A) 2 - 1 (A) 2 - 0 (H) More points thrown away: Full report (Jan 2022) 1 - 1 Inverness wasted an opportunity to put pressure on the top of the table after squandering a first half lead through Shane Sutherland. Steven Lawless levelled from the spot in the second half with ten minutes remaining after David Carson was adjudged to have blocked a cross with a flailing arm. Another drab performance after a first half full of promise. No surprise really given recent performances, but frustrating nonetheless. A very disappointing second half from Inverness after a first half that was full of promise. Maybe Danny Devine going off injured just before the interval decided our tactic for the second half, or maybe Dunfermline just realised they could get something from the game. That point lifts them off the foot of the table for now, our point puts us in second position when we really should have been knocking on Arbroaths door at the top. Whatever the reason, the fans are getting somewhat disgruntled as we are without a win in five games now. It does seem like a long time ago that we absolutely thrashed Morton 6-1 on 11th December. Only four points from our last five games, or four points from a possible fifteen. That's not the form of a team going for promotion. Sort it! Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts Dunfermline v Inverness CT is the only Championship fixture tomorrow 1. Dundee Utd 13 9 4 0 33 6 31 2. Raith Rovers 12 8 3 1 20 13 27 3. Partick Thistle 13 6 4 3 26 20 22 4. Airdrieonians 13 5 2 6 12 17 17 5. Dunfermline 11 4 2 5 12 13 14 6. Ayr United 13 4 2 7 17 25 14 7. Queens Park 13 3 4 6 18 27 13 8. Inverness CT 11 3 3 5 11 12 12 9. Arbroath 11 4 0 7 16 22 12 10. Morton 12 2 2 8 12 22 8 Last Time Out Inverness romped home agsinst Ayr United after scoring three first half goals in a ten minute spell before the break. David Wotherspoon scored twice and Billy Mckay crashed in a penalty in a dominant first half. The second half was an anti-climax with Ayr scoring a penalty of their own through Jamie Murphy. The points were more important than the performance and it pulled Inverness clear of the bottom team Morton. Last Five Games: W D W D W In the first meeting between the clubs this season it ended all square in the Highlands in September. Nathan Shaw's early goal cancelled out ten minutes before the end by a Chris Hamilton header. FULL TIME: 1-1 The two new loan payers aquitted themselves well without setting the pulses racing. The defence did appear to be more rigid although we were found wanting at the equaliser. Nathan Shaw was the most likely to cause problems and so it proved. Poor decision by Ridgers to decide to flap at thin air for the goal but made amends to earn our point with a tremendous save later. Pars were much more direct than us and you couldn't grudge them their point. However that point still leaves us floundering at the foot of the table with one point from a possible twelve. Dunfermline's last game saw them go down narrowly to a late goal from Chris Mochrie as Dundee United continued unbeaten at the top of the table. United lead in the first half through Fotheringham before Owen Moffat levelled the game ten minutes after the interval. Mochrie hit the winner with just five minutes left on the clock. Last Five Games: L L L W L Latest Team News Half a dozen still missing with Boyes picking up an injury but Dunc is hopeful he will make the squad. So not much change from last week in terms of squad numbers and big Dunc still grappling with the players names Dunfermline manager James McPake had keeper Mehmet and striker Michael O'halloran taken off injured last Friday against United. Alex Jakubiak replaced Craig Wighton after the hour and he looked threatening. Joe Chalmers is still at East End Park. Pars team in 1-2 loss to the Arabs Mehmet (Sharp 45) Fisher Hamilton Otoo Comrie (Hosler 75) Allan Chalmers Edwards O'Halloran (McCann 22) Moffat (Todd 55) Wighton (Jakubiak 60) Subs Not Used: Fenton, Little And finally the tables are starting to turn Talkin' 'bout a revolution Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn Talkin' 'bout a revolution, oh, no
    5 points
  20. I disagree. Whilst that approach would be more likely to ensure a comfortable win, it doesn't really tell the manager much. If there are players who are fighting for a starting place, you need to put them under a bit of pressure and challenge them to get the game won. You learn little about players if you stick them on when somebody else has already done the hard work. If the game is already safe, then it is a good time to bring on a youngster or two to get experience or players returning from injury who just need a bit of game time. I think Dunc got it about right with the starting line up and substitutions. He was let down by several players who can do much better than they showed yesterday. I expect the same sort of team selection against Broomhill in January, but a much improved performance.
    5 points
  21. That was a hard watch. Cowdenbeath more than matched us until the triple change. Ferguson will have learn’t a lot about some players. Two great goals put an artificial gloss on a poor performance. I’ll cut Welsh some slack as he is still building up fitness after so little game time, and he made one magnificent cross field pass to Shaw. Delaney and Sheridan were the worst of the bunch, with most players guilty of slack passing and poor control in general. It could have been different if our two early chances had gone in, one cleared off the line and one resulting in a good save. However, we didn’t kick on at all, reverting to square and backwards passing with little movement or threat. When we got scoring chances, we tended to pass rather than shoot when a shooting opportunity was on. After the break, Brooks had a tame effort and Sheridan should have had two easy goals but messed up the opportunities. Thank goodness we stepped up several gears when Mckay and Wotherspoon came on. We need to get Wotherspoon tied up for longer. Of the starting eleven, I’m struggling as to who get pass marks. Maybe Shaw and Ujdur but that would be about it. Brooks and Longstaff worked very hard but without damaging Cowdenbeath. Raith next week now worries me.
    5 points
  22. What a weird game. We looked comfortable for 20 minutes and then the Pars absolutely murdered us for 25 minutes which coincided with all the incidents which earned the goalposts the MoM. A back 3 of Boyes, Devine and Ujdur looks a good setup. Devine had some great challenges and if Ujdur wasn’t so overconfident of being a baller then he would be one. Second half was completely dominated by us but it was if the players had a bet on 0-1 and thought we could keep the ball for the full 45 minutes which nearly worked. We are incredibly shot-shy. The stats show we had 5 shots to their 12, but we had so many touches in their box, it was as if we were trying to emulate Spain from 10 years ago and score the perfect goal. On a wet day it would have been worth a go from 20 yards, but so many times Cammy, Nathan, Spoony or Gilmour decided to check back. Not sure why Ujdur was subbed for Duffy as I’m sure that lost us a bit of solidity and he was booked straight away. Billy was knackered but sub Longstaff never really offered an out ball, although he nearly won it with a late drive which would have given Mehmet no chance if it was a couple of feet lower. Great to see Sir Sean Welsh returning. The passing was sublime at times today and Max Anderson is a player. Great support today
    5 points
  23. I see our CEO has been quoted in the "Courier" as referring to the development as a "Battery Farm". I trust he is aware it is for a Battery Energy Storage Facility and not a Battery Farm with Big Sheds full of hens. That really would be putting all our eggs in one basket.
    5 points
  24. I am glad Nairn County won it and not the other lot
    5 points
  25. First twenty minutes was pretty even however there was quite a few missed passes from us and Ayr closing down. The first goal seemed to settle us and had the opposite effect on Ayr. From then only one team in the rest of the first half. Dreamland at 3-0 second half was a bit of a grind however Ayr lacked a cutting edge; they only got one through Ridgers generosity of the penalty gift to celebrate his 250th game Wotherspoon MOM trajectory upwards at the moment; fasten the seatbelts
    5 points
  26. I think most of us were nippers when we last were 3 up at half time.Excellent performance great passing at speed and at last playing big boys football. Six weeks ago we looked that we might be going down,what turnaround under big Dunc
    5 points
  27. FT 3-1, that’s another really good result. Doesn’t matter that the 2nd half wasn’t as impressive as the first.
    5 points
  28. Totally agree with this. Gardiner employing someone to highlight his and the boards isolation and shortcomings?, zero chance of that. Gardiner still needs to go before our club returns to caring about and engaging with its fans.
    5 points
  29. Now get that poisonous Gardiner well away from our club and make this club a great club once again.
    5 points
  30. Great performance. Great atmosphere. Before Dodds and Barry left it looking like the word in 'Pride of the Highlands' had to be changed. The word 'Pride' returned yesterday. We keep working.
    5 points
  31. Good effort all round today alongside some good football. Tremendous. This is a tough league and so keeping points coming in will be vital to maintaining a competitive edge and moving up the table. It is looking more possible to move up the table so keeping up the same level of effort will be required. Hopefully that will happen. Big Dunc is definitely creating a bit of a buzz about the place; I mean even some of the glory hunters are starting to turn up again … … Belief in the players own abilities appears to be rising again and I am sure that there will be a number of reasons for that but it is definitely a good thing to see as a fan… long may it continue…
    5 points
  32. So much negativity and caution. This should be an straight forward game, playing part time non-league players. If we cant win at home even with our limited quality full time squad then they should take their coats and walk out the door with shame. This is as good an entry round draw as we could hope for and as such expectations should be high that it'll start a decent cup run and gain some much needed cash for squad investment.
    5 points
  33. That was a very hard watch on a very cold day, with very little for the supporters to get excited about. I couldn't believe how pedestrian we were for most of that game, I thought we would have come charging out of the blocks and the fringe players would all be up for impressing big Dunc. Instead we played slow safe passes across the back four and back again, unless the pass to the keeper was not on. If Ferguson was wanting to see what the squad players can do, he will have found out that they are not going to worry the guys currently in the first eleven, especially the front two, who were toothless all the time they were on. Sheridan had two great chances to score, but took far too long to try and get a shot off, and the chances were gone. It was only when the subs were introduced that we looked like we'd do something, and we did. In my humble opinion, I thought we could have started with our best team, try and score a couple of goals, and then take the fringe playes on. I know that Cowdenbeath didn't have a shot on goal, but it could have just taken a slip at a corner, before the subs, and we might have been chasing a goal to save embarrassment. The next round will be interesting. I am of the opinion that I would always want to lowest ranked team in the draw, while others might want one of the big hitters. Whoever we get, we will have to play our strongest team, to make sure we have the best chance of getting through.
    4 points
  34. Bet harsh on Welsh he has spent a long time injured this season. Delaney has no excuse apart from match sharpness so totally agree with you on that
    4 points
  35. The recommendation to take pre application advice from the planners was not taken up by ILI/ICTFC. Naive, arrogant or both? Having watched the meeting, I'm not convinced the decision will end up going in favour of the club. When all is said and done, the application is to put an industrial operation on a protected open green site and all the noise mitigation and camouflage in the world isn't going to change that. A decision to allow it regardless isn't a precedent that council will want to set unless there's wider reaching benefit which can also be placed as a condition on future applications of a similar nature. A friendly councillor has managed to kick the can down the road by asking for the deferment, even if he also made it obvious that was primarily to buy time for ILI/ICTFC and not so much for the stated site visit.
    4 points
  36. The key issue is the loss of designated open space and the implications that would have for other applications relating to housing that are coming forward for the old golf course. Even though planning applications should technically be considered on their own merits and therefore can't set a precedent, Council officers will still likely be thinking about how this will affect those other applications. Noise is pretty much a non-issue: these facilities are being consented all over the country with acoustic barriers and mitigation planting which lessens the amount of noise and any effect on properties. The distributor road being so close means that noise is already present in the area, and noise from the battery facility would blend into this to a large extent. It's pretty shoddy that ILI didn't submit a noise assessment up front with the planning application, and only did so after the Council's Environmental Health officer asked for one. Nonetheless, the mitigation features could easily be conditioned as part of an approval, as the chairman has said. The non-expert members of the planning committee are more likely than not to refuse the application for this reason, however. The other issues like biodiversity loss and drainage would be easy enough to overcome as well. It looks like ILI were caught on the hop by a change of planning policy relating to biodiversity in February, and then submitted a pretty poor quality report to deal with the issue (followed by the Council's ecologist being remarkably unhelpful, going by the correspondence on the website). Again though, if the council were being reasonable this issue could be overcome through agreements with officers. Transport is not an issue as these facilities generate little need for trips other than during construction - and the distributor road is a perfectly acceptable construction traffic route. Impacts on property value aren't a planning consideration. My suspicion is that Council officers are most concerned about the loss of open space and its implications for future development at the golf course, so they are trying to load up a refusal with as many reasons for refusal as possible to reduce the chances of an appeal to the Government succeeding. The real issue with the application that was submitted is a lack of a detailed planning policy assessment justifying the scheme, and that makes me wonder if ILI are treating this application as a low priority for whatever reason (probably as there's little profit in it for them). The club must have had positive pre-application discussions with the Council, otherwise I'm not sure where their confidence and subsequent surprise stems from. I reckon they'll actually have a pretty good chance of winning an appeal as the new National Planning Framework is very supportive of developments such as this, but that might take a year and will cost thousands if they want someone competent to handle the process.
    4 points
  37. Some people love living near the local pub.
    4 points
  38. Here's an idea, how about coming up with a new project title? If it was now called the TESCO Battery Energy Storage Facility, it would sail through all the planning committee stages would it not?
    4 points
  39. According to he chairman at the fans meeting, they have agreed for the car parks at the stadium to be used by ILI for the red john project. But instead of the club getting the money for the rental of the car parks ILI are doing the planning application for the club for this battery farm. well that was my understanding. At the meeting he said that the club owned the land, but when challenged that it was in fact David Cameron and David Sutherland that owned the land, he then sad that there was a lease in place. Not quite sure how that then equates to the club getting a seven figure sum should planning go through. Do they then get a rental figure from the company who would run the battery farm, who knows!!!!! Then there is the planning itself, which was always going to be difficult to get through as its on land that was designated as an area where no development could take place. The battery storage facility is also very close to a built up area. The chairman had said that was not an issue as ILI had got lots of these planning permissions through but, these permissions were a lot further away. In one objection it was quoted that the battery farm would only be 30m away where battery farms that had got planning granted were over 250m away! I really hope this is not yet another pipe dream by the club of making big money away from the football. But after the concert fiasco followed by the freeport lie, my trust in the board of directors and the CEO is not very high.
    4 points
  40. Nairn won the final 5-4 after extra time, with it being 3-3 at the end of normal time. Aaron Nicolson scored Nairn’s first three goals.
    4 points
  41. Nice to see a team that looks coached and has a bit of identity about how they are trying to play after the past seasons of drifting along. Still a work in progress but also nice to not feel the urge to fall asleep
    4 points
  42. I said at the start of the season we have a squad capable of competing for a play off spot. I still stand by that. Big Dunc has been a breath of fresh air. Wotherspoon has been a great addition.
    4 points
  43. If we lose then it’s probably your fault.
    4 points
  44. I am really sad that he has left the club. The personal integrity and effort he made during covid supporting others around him was incredible and self destructive. He has the second best winning record of any manager behind Duncans short tenure so far . He was instrumental in finding and securing multiple players over the last 6 years and the majority were OK but poorly utilised under dodds. I feel sorry for stfu who's personal bitterness will be feeling vindicated but that's no way to live. I am hopeful that on future match reports the personal vindictiveness about an employee will not be brought up again and we can get back to football not bitterness impacting on every great update from match attendees.
    4 points
  45. Best wishes to the man. Did excellent when in the managerial chair. Personal problems caused him stress and grief that none of us would have liked to go through. However, at the end of the day, he was drawing a wage that none of us could see and reason for.
    4 points
  46. End of the day he took a wage that none of us would've turned down. Can't hate him for that. If the BBC was offering him more wages to be at Dingwall every 2nd Saturday then in all seriousness I can't blame him for that either! You look after number one. It's just a shame that it came out of the clubs pocket but that's our Chairmans and CEOs fault not Robbos. I honestly wish him all best and hopefully we can put his wages to better use. He's still a club legend to me and I still appreciate all the work he's done for the club and the community as a whole.
    4 points
  47. Club Press release 15 mins ago: Statement Begins The club can confirm our Sporting Director John Robertson is leaving the club to pursue other opportunities in the game. Chairman Ross Morrison said “John has served the club incredibly well over a number of years, both as a successful Manager and more recently as Sporting Director. His football achievements here in the Highlands are outlined below and his astute transfer dealings brought in significant funds across his time in charge and throughout that period he was always a brilliant ambassador for the club. His drive to establish the new 10-acre Hub for the ICT Community Trust working with Highland Council, Sport Scotland and the SFA and his input into accessing six figure grants for our Community Trust in particular has gone unseen by almost everyone out with the football club. We wish him well in his future endeavours and he will always be welcome at the Caledonian Stadium.” John first joined the club in December 2002 as he was appointed the club's manager following Steve Paterson's departure to Aberdeen. He then led the team to a 4th place finish in 2002/03 and beat Celtic 1-0 in the Scottish Cup Quarter Finals to set up the club's first ever trip to Hampden. The following season the team went on to win the First Division (now the Championship) title and Challenge Cup double during a remarkable 2003/04 season. In November 2004 Robbo left the club to join Hearts. Upon the club's relegation to the Championship, Robertson would return in June 2017 when he was appointed Manager for a second time and John had to totally rebuild the squad, winning the Challenge Cup against Dumbarton at McDiarmid Park. The following season saw him lead the team to a 3rd place finish and into the play-off places and once again lead the team to Hampden for a Scottish Cup Semi-Final against Hearts, losing 3-0. Caley Thistle were beaten in the Premiership Play-Off semi finals by Dundee United. John had the team sitting in 2nd place during 2019/20 and in the Challenge Cup final when the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season would be ended with us in 2nd place and Caley Thistle and Raith Rovers would be confirmed as joint winners of the Challenge Cup. The 2020/21 cinch Championship season would begin at the later start of October and only with major restrictions. John was granted compassionate leave following a family bereavement in February 2021. Robertson returned back to the club in June 2021 as the club's first ever Sporting Director. Honours/Achievements at ICTFC Scottish First Division title - 2003/04 Scottish Challenge Cup - 2003/04, 2017/18, 2019/20 (joint with Raith Rovers) Scottish Cup Semi Finals 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2018/19 Statement Ends
    4 points
  48. The women's team have been drawn at home to Rangers in the third round of the Scottish Cup. Great draw for them.
    4 points
  49. Family relationships can be very complex with County supporters, who exactly is he marrying?
    4 points


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