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  1. My thoughts are with Robbo and his family. Experiencing the physical and emotional trauma of this pandemic has been difficult for many people. I can appreciate how footie can provide distraction to many but I simply cant enthuse whatsoever about this season and cant wait until it is over and we are safe to battle it out again next season. I dont see the need for an interim manager as that may just cause more problems. I would be happy to leave that the "old school brigade" are capable of keeping the ship going and hopefully none of the Robbo vultures will turn on them to. So you take all
    11 points
  2. As Mantis has said, and contrary to popular belief from some, we dont censor comments on here, nor do we remove said comments unless they cross the line. You may find them disrespectful, and others may agree or disagree with those comments, but they are opinions of people who are entitled to voice their opinion whether you, I or anyone else agrees with it or not. Also, no-one has actually used the reporting mechanism that triggers a moderator discussion on a specific topic or post. In a situation like this, the typical course of action is to allow the rest of our audience to (respectfully) dis
    10 points
  3. Because there's nothing offensive or abusive? Because it's a platform for fans' views? Are you implying that we should censor everything that isn't posted by Happy Clappers?
    10 points
  4. Fair dos all round. Prompt action/decent solution/great communication. Good luck all. Anyone grumbling about this needs to have a look at themselves in my opinion.
    9 points
  5. What kind of fans do we have ? It’s embarrassing reading some of the comments on here . A man is willing to give up a steady position to help us in our hour of need and this is how we thank him . I know the majority of fans will appreciate what he is doing and get behind him .I just hope he’s not reading these nasty negative comments and wants to put his coat on and head back down the road ......WHY IS ADMIN ALLOWING IT ?
    9 points
  6. Well said . Someone has stepped in to help us out and hopefully gain some more experience by doing so. I wish him well and thank him for coming .
    8 points
  7. The club has to be commended in taking prompt and decisive action in extremely difficult circumstances. Firstly and most importantly protecting the health of all staff. Then to support the team by bringing in an experienced interim manager. As supporters we would do well now to get behind both the management team and the players to achieve as high a league finish as possible. Keep safe and keep positive...
    8 points
  8. Well that was my first sight of ICT this season. So nice to see the Dump again. Point was a bonus against a stronger Hearts team. BBC commentary came from BBC Gorgie. Great comeback from McCann after the game. All strength to him and hope that the point gives Robbo a wee boost. As I said before let ICT climb up the Championship, get this damn season over and done with, keep us all safe and enjoy the terrace craic and camaraderie next season.
    7 points
  9. To Admin,You may class me a happy clapper although I’m quite possibly the furthest from one that you are ever likely to meet .Actually sarcasm is the lowest form of wit ! I am well aware what the forum is for and that was the reason for my comment .... My feelings are the man has kindly given up a comfortable life in the middle of a pandemic to help us .His feet aren’t in the door and the comments on here are quite disrespectful . I apologise if anyone is offended by my comment but under the circumstances people really need to think how hurtful these comments can be all round . I’ve made my po
    7 points
  10. I know I'm one to talk so feel free to slate me, probably not what mods want to hear (and not because it will lead to me losing the rag though) because it could lead to this thread going way off topic. Some of the comments I've seen on here, Facebook and Twitter are actually laughable. The guy hasn't had a match yet and some are saying its a disaster, which is wrong because Neil is a well respected sky pundit who knows what he's talking about. Yes his record at Dens wasn't good but we have had many failures of other clubs managers come here and do well. It's only interim an
    7 points
  11. Like everyone, zi have no idea how long this appointment might last but give the man a chance and, at the very least stop making snide comments about the clubs he has played for. This is not poisonous west central Scotland. Mercifully, such things are irrelevant to the great majority of us here. McCann has been around the Scottish football scene, one way or another most of his life. He is fresh to the club and may bring a different insight. He must certainly isn't coming for the money or the glamour of managing ICT. There is no doubt that his only other spell as a manager ende
    7 points
  12. If we score the penalty and go 3-1 up then there is no way back for Alloa. The way we were playing at the time, we might well have grabbed another and then gone into the Hearts game full of confidence. As it is a missed penalty and dissent in the ranks gives Alloa a huge boost and we lost the confidence and momentum we had achieved. Every team has a designated penalty taker and all players are well aware of who it is. It is completely unacceptable that someone who is not that person should try to take a penalty, and one assumes from what we witnessed that Storey was not the designated
    7 points
  13. He comes across very well here, very aware of the sensitivity of the situation and its reassuring to hear that he didn't want to do anything until he could speak to Robbo first. A little moral integrity doesn't do any harm. Best of luck to him and let's hope he can drag us into the (right) play offs.
    6 points
  14. I think it's a tradition amongst some of the ICT support to have a dig at a newly appointed manager at our club. Even the likes of Brewster, Butcher, Yogi, Foran and, yes, even Robbo got the expert fan opinion. I think the only one that didn't get any initial stick was Charlie. McCann is more experienced than the current options within the club so, for me, it's the right decision.
    6 points
  15. Pretty well sums up this shytt season. The best 80 seconds of the season do far completely undone by the tail of 2 penalties. Ours taken far to casually, theirs struck competently and professionally. We lost those potentially vital 2 points through sheer complacency. In turning it around from 0-1 to 2-1 we seem to believe the task had been completed. A shocking attitude and not nearly good enough.
    6 points
  16. Quite enjoyed that. Balance of play I suppose Hearts might have won it on points but hey, it was a good end to a week of turmoil. I hope Robbo and Scott have taken some comfort from this result and performance. ICT are in good hands just now boys. Even though I was watching on the box it was as if I was there. During the day I'd been building up to the game by posting updates on Facebook of my virtual trip up from Coventry 0 on the motorcycle. I left home at 0800 and got to the stadium around 1720. One or two thought I was actually travelling and they pointed out that I shouldn't be trave
    5 points
  17. Comes across well and is basically doing this as a favour to two friends (Scot Gardiner and Robbo). At pains to explain he is not interested in Robbo's job, just wants to keep the seat warm, and that he only took it on after speaking to Robbo. For me that interview pretty much ticks all the boxes in terms of doing things right and having the right attitude about it .... lets hope now that he can get a few points on the board. With Kells gone for now and Robbo obviously having a hard time of it recently - having mentioned mental health issues and now a bereavement - perhaps the eye was indeed o
    5 points
  18. I'm not sure I think Storey was ever so slightly offside. Glad no one has said something like "you've got to give the benefit to the attacker" as there is no rule that says you do. You win some, you lose some and sadly we lost that decision. All the positivity from the Ayr game seems to have evaporated after last nights draw. It feels like we should have won that but at the same time I feel that had we bagged three points we wouldn't really have been deserving of them. There was a strange moment when the commentator on ICT TV said (paraphrasing) that we deserved to be level if not ahead b
    5 points
  19. Given the position with Robbo and Kells, the club clearly sees that we need someone in, probably for the rest of the season but possibly longer, who knows. As it is not a permanent job, I think it is remarkable we have attracted anyone who had ongoing work elsewhere, so it implies that McCann sees this as an opportunity to prove himself and secure a managerial role somewhere. The club is in a difficult place right now, so I believe we should all be getting behind the club and McCann, regardless of how we view his appointment. At the very least, he deserves the next month or so to sho
    5 points
  20. So tragic death in a well respected manager's family, a coach seriously ill, people dying from covid-19 and you think McCann's appointment is the worse thing that has happened. Unbelievable that you could post that, think on. Wow.....Just when you think comments cant get any worse
    5 points
  21. Thought we'd rescued 3 points from another poor performance until we hit self destruct yet again. I couldn't believe how nervous we looked with the ball at times. After Alloa went ahead we huffed and puffed without creating much of note. The away side were happy to defend what they had and to be honest we didn't look like we were ever going to break them down - even our dozen or so 2nd half corners were easily enough defended. Storey going wide left seemed to completely change the game though and once we scored it felt like 3 or 4 were coming. I just want to finish with a note on S
    5 points
  22. What an awful year it has been for the club. It is unprecedented what the club and its senior staff in particular have had to cope with this year. I'm sure all our hearts go out to Robbo at this difficult time and, all in good time, we look forward to both him and Scott returning fighting fit and raring to go. It is often said that we are a family club and it is great to see the club behaving with compassion and recognising that the wellbeing of everybody is the priority here. Scot Gardiner's statement on the club website is an excellent one which emphasises what a close knit community the
    5 points
  23. Very satisfactory end to a turbulent week at ICT.
    4 points
  24. He wasn't one that I would have thought about coming in to cover but after hearing that interview and with him knowing the CEO and Robbo it does make sense and he is keen to come here to help out. Good luck to Neil and the team, lets hope for a good start on Friday night.
    4 points
  25. I'm happy with this appointment. It's like a typical ICT signing, a guy who has faltered a bit elsewhere and comes in with a bit of a point to prove. He's got a very good knowledge of Scottish football and seems to have a bit of authority about him. Really looking forward to see how this goes.
    4 points
  26. give the man a break for gods sake
    4 points
  27. Very disappointing not to win that, especially having done all the hard work to gain the lead. If Keatings is the recognised penalty taker, why on earth did he not insist on taking it? Two moments of brilliance to be happy for, and lots of frustration. Final touch/cross was often really poor. To be fair, Alloa looked quite well organised at the back. How many corners did they defend well? At least a dozen I would guess. We'll have to be a lot more clinical to get anything from Hearts on Friday.
    4 points
  28. We did well agianst a strong side...first 25minutes most impressive I was impressed with Duffy, and the entire back line, good to see Danny D get BBC's MOTM. Carson looked pretty busy, and Sorey had a good game We did miss someone like Kennedy or a properly fit Doran though.
    3 points
  29. Some just seem to like to grumble no matter what the club does or doesn't do. There has been legitimate cause for criticism, particularly with regard to communication which seems to be a perennial issue, but this was a welcome, swift and pragmatic decision which quickly solves a problem for which the decision makers at the club should be given due credit
    3 points
  30. Another positive to take from this game; Hearts played all their big beasts. Threw the kitchen sink at us 🤣 but the team stood strong... 😁
    3 points
  31. Yes it is and I am pleased with the way the club has communicated with the fans in an open and honest manner
    3 points
  32. Interesting switch up of formation by McCann who seemed to go with some kind of 4-1-3-2 or 4-4-2 diamond and it caught Hearts out for the first half hour or so but over time we seemed to become more and more cautious and became slower at moving the ball. Little support from either Duffy or Harper down the side which was perhaps down to McCann wanting to keep it tight at the back and it worked as Hearts weren't in it for most of the first half. Good ball over the top from Keatings and excellent pace and strength b Storey to bench press that Jambo jobber to the floor and smash it past Gordo
    3 points
  33. Well said IMH,I too thought it was TV Georgie, maybe cos 9000 virtual fans were Jambos. Billy Doda never said much about ICT players and TV during stoppage in play always panned to a Jambo. Rant over, I enjoyed the game and players gave their all.
    3 points
  34. McCann has just given a good interview praising the guys. Good to hear. Devine also came across well in his interview.
    3 points
  35. We did! https://ictfc.com/10000-virtual-tickets-sold
    3 points
  36. Doesn't matter whether we rate him or not ... does he have his UEFA badges? Club licensing requires the manager to have reached a certain level of licensing qualification and Neil McCann is licensed up to (the highest) UEFA PRO level which qualifies him to not only manage in the topflight of any country but also to be an international manager if that was his wish. I am not sure what badges Barry or Ryan have but if its UEFA B for example then they can't take charge of the club on a permanent or semi-permanent basis. An interim manager would be classed as semi-permanent due to there being
    3 points
  37. I got my tickets yesterday, and letter, all signed by Robbo, and I have to say, in his current circumstances, I am rather in awe of the man, and a tad emotional about it too. I hope he is getting the support he needs now and comes back when the time is right, because it's been such a difficult year.....it would be helpful if Hearts rolled over for us tomorrow as well, or at least share the points.
    3 points
  38. This is what fans expect and want. Clear information to explain decisions. Obviously not the day to day things but the big stuff or the stuff that impacts directly onto the fans. Fans can be an understanding bunch if kept informed. Fans can speculate wildly and become easily frustrated (particularly alongside poor results) when not informed/brushed aside. As an aside. Iain Auld made a big difference to the commentary on Tues. The bare minimum we should be given is someone who knows out players and the game. Not a dig at Bannerman who I'm sure is doing his best but the club should h
    3 points
  39. McCann wouldn't have been my first choice but he has graciously stepped in to help us out - for that alone we should all be very grateful. He will be putting himself in the managerial shop window so will be wanting to present a professional approach to those watching. He has experience, is knowledgeable, and knows the Scottish game. We wanted somebody to tick the boxes and he does all of that. Life is tough for all of us, not least the senior staff members, even some players. If we keep battering people down we will get what we deserve ... nothing! It's not about happy clapping - it's about ge
    3 points
  40. I am happy with Mark as Captain but a goalie is too far away from the action in a dispute over who is taking the penalty. The decision must be in the dressing room before the game, with a second choice if the player is not on the field and a third choice after that. Tonights schoolboy squabbling cost ICT 2 points tonight and must be sorted. (Or maybe Mark needs to shout and be as forceful as Kasper is as captain of Leicester)
    3 points
  41. We have struggled against Alloa in the last two seasons, but that game was there for the taking. To be honest, I’d have taken a point with 20 minutes to play, but after turning it round with two quick, good goals (particularly Duffy’s) we should have gone on and won comfortably. We have drawn or lost too many games this season that we should have won, and we should be comfortably in a play off place. We had three moments that stopped us winning. First the woeful pass from Devine which led to the first goal. We should have cleared it much sooner and, when he did, we should a
    3 points
  42. You have to score a penalty if you are grabbing the ball from two other players to take it... minimum expected is a good attempt. That cost us the three points.
    3 points
  43. John, you will be in all our thoughts tonight and hopefully your boys will do the business for you and get us the three points. Stay safe and strong buddy x
    3 points
  44. Dear Robbo and Scott. Take all the time you guys need and come back refreshed for next season. You have both been doing an amazing job bringing through the kids and providing a springboard for other senior players. Stay safe.
    3 points
  45. Football is football and will always be football. But there is only one Robbo - so keep yourself safe and well as one day we would like our Robbo back with us. He maybe away from the club right now but he has ICT family behind him all the way, and the same goes for Scott. We are so lucky to have such a great management team, who are not only managers, but a part of the fabric of the club, it's people, and the community of Inverness, as well as the wider world. Robbo need not worry as we safe in the capable hands of Barry, Ryan, and Charlie.
    3 points
  46. Postie just delivered my ticket for Friday. See you there!
    3 points
  47. I hear you too Gringo - these days I struggle to know which day of the week it is so your ongoing efforts to keep the comps bouncing along are very much appreciated, except when you do better than me of course! 👍 😀
    2 points


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      Former Scotland winger McCann has previously spent 18 months as Dundee manager. He departed in October 2018 with the Dark Blue's bottom of the Premiership.

      Neil has had an illustrious career on the park. He was capped 26 times for Scotland scoring three goals. He played for Hearts over two spells making 99 appearances for the Tynecastle side. In 1998 he moved to Rangers shortly after Hearts lifted the Scottish Cup, where he made 119 appearances for the Gers gaining 3 Premier League titles, 4 more Scottish Cups and 2 League Cup winners medals.

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