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  1. It is with heartbreak and sorrow that I must announce the passing of well-known ICT supporter, my great friend for many years, and the best man at my wedding Stewart Anderson. Stewart, his brother Ross, another friend Calum, and I sat directly above the tunnel from the second season of ICT at the Caledonian Stadium and even if you didn’t know him, you likely knew of him or encountered him. It will always be an unforgettable sight to have seen the big man in full swing shouting “encouragement” to opposition players, managers, and referees! Those tickets changed hands over the years as paths crossed and uncrossed or personal circumstances changed, but always within people who were a part of that group with Stewart at or near the centre. The banter and ‘encouragement’ on a Saturday afternoon were all just football. Away from the stadium, Stewart was the proverbial gentle giant, a 6’5” teddy bear dedicated to family and friends who was also hardworking and conscientious. He would never knowingly do you any wrong and would give you the shirt off his back to help you if needed. I had the privilege to know Stewart for nearly 30 years. It started through football but transcended into far more areas of our lives. Stewart became a close friend before I moved to Canada, and when I did, he was the best man at my wedding, his dad Blair was our piper, and his mum Mary and brother Allan were also in attendance. He gave a speech at the reception that made even the ministers blush (we had two ministers – a husband and wife team from Nova Scotia who were very broad minded). I think I still have the handcuffs and blow-up sheep somewhere! Over the years we had some memorable times in Scotland at ICT games both home and away, starting or ending in either the Caley Inn or the Innes Bar. He came to Toronto a couple of times after the wedding and we had a fun time travelling through the Rockies from Vancouver to Edmonton, then to Calgary and back to Toronto. Another time he came to Toronto then with us to Cuba where he celebrated mine and my wife’s 5th anniversary in style, looking and feeling equally happy as he relaxed with a Pina Colada and a Cuban cigar at the beach in Varadero or sipping a Mojito in Hemingway’s bar in Havana. He also came with me to a couple of Toronto FC games that year and managed to get an entire pub singing “Bridge and Castle”! (see video). He made friends here in Toronto who still ask for him after all this time. Friends who I will now have to break this tragic news to and who will feel the pain like everyone else. Stewart was a bit of a technophobe, who just about managed to work his way around Facebook, so you won’t find him as a previous poster on the site. However, you will find many on here who knew the big man, respected, and loved him, and will miss him dearly. I am seldom lost for words, and even though I have a thousand stories I could relay about fun and crazy times with the big man, I am honestly and truly at a loss for more to say right now other than that I am thinking of his parents Blair and Mary and his siblings Blair, Ross, and Alan. I offer them my sincere and heartfelt condolences which I know will barely make any dent in their loss, but hopefully at some point, they can take comfort in knowing that my feelings are reciprocated across thousands of people whose lives Stewart has touched over the years whether from his travels, work, family, or football and every one of us sings the same song about his warmth and generosity. To Stewart, what else can I say but ‘Jeezo Big Man - Rest in Peace. I love you. I cherish all the happy memories we had together. I even cherish the times we disagreed. It made our friendship stronger, and you truly were the best man, not just my best man. You were one of a kind and I will miss you dearly. I and many others in several countries will raise a ‘peedy’ to your memory and look back on your life with great pride to have known you and been a part of it. Rest in Peace my friend. //Scott.
    17 points
  2. As a regular subscriber to ICT PPV I wanted to congratulate the club on providing an excellent product. Iain Auld is a very talented commentator and by far the best one I have listened to online. He has a fluidity and professional sounding commentary that really is top class. Ross Tokely is also superb and every comment he makes I find I agree with - his tactical insights and passion as an ICT fan make our PPV a joy to watch. The camera angles and replays are good with only a few minor glitches. Well done Iain, Ross and ICT!
    14 points
  3. Let’s all put and end to these rumours about Roddy. He’s been hit by Covid pre Christmas quite badly. When he got back he tore his thigh. He should have received a scan but didn’t and ended up coming back to training too early with the result that he damaged it again. He has been at the gym every day since he’s been out. He’s absolutely gutted about what’s happened and is desperate to get back to help the team. A situation very far removed from the “refusing to train” bollocks I’ve just read!
    12 points
  4. I realise we should maybe let this topic go now,but it is telling that we,the fans and supporters of the club, are being treated as non entities, that is until the end of the season and then the begging letters will come out asking us to joing Caley Thistle on another wonderful adventure,buy a season ticket at the same price as last year (if you are lucky) and we promise we will do better. A club like Inverness should have a great following when you consider they could and should be drawn from far and near Inverness, the capital of the HIghlands. However, why would you come as a newby to the club, not just because they are struggling on the playing field,but why come to a club that treats their supporters with such disrespect and then rely on the morals and loyalty of these same fans to come back next season. Those running the club know about our feelings,but it is as if they don't care,which is all the harder to stomach when the 'In Box' is full of Caley Thistle Emails when the season ends and they are looking ahead to the new season. What about an Email now to all the supporters telling us what is going on behind the scenes and what plans have you in place to rectify the clear issues that are ongoing. In relation to the playing standard. It was summed up to me today by a bar Manager in Moray: All the punters in the pub last Friday were shocked by how poor Inverness were and how far they had fallen. So it is not just us the supporters and fans that think the performances are poor,neutrals do to.So how do you explain the 'excellent' performance in the second half that the manager saw?
    10 points
  5. It’s now the time of year for the Club to send out letters regarding Season Tickets and then letters about Sponsorship. However, despite after all the restrictions due to Covid, hospitality returned a while ago and still no thank you to those of us who, year after year, pay hundreds to sponsor a player or players. Why has the Club not had a Sponsors Night, even a tea and sandwiches, meet their sponsored player and get a photo? I know of quite a few who, disappointed in the Club, are considering not sponsoring again. It’s the Clubs loss - they are happy to ask for money but with no acknowledgement to these fans.
    9 points
  6. I have no problem with the last paragraph frankly. How many times have clubs - not just our club - had ridiculous decisions imposed on them or reasonable appeals rejected unless you have one of the larger support bases ! It may not be right, but there are too many examples to say it is not true. Willie Collum has been an incompetent and notorious whistler for years as have many of his colleagues but there is ZERO accountability within referee circles ... FFS even at amateur level you cant question referee decisions. I sat on the committee of the Inverness Amateur association for years and the instruction we got from Glasgow was that the referee report is sacrosanct. It is unquestionable, regardless of what others, multiple others, might say (even when that report is known to be fabricated) and that pervades right to today all the way up the chain to the top. It is one reason why, on the whole, we still have such bad referees. Good referees get jaded or lost in the mix with all the dross, and of course the headlines all go to wallopers like Collum who revel in it and have no repercussions for their self-serving narcissistic tendencies .. and because he is a headliner, then he must be our top guy in organisers eyes .. no he is not the top guy, he is an embarrassment to Scottish football and to the referees association. Same with the suits at whatever acronym association you want to quote. Like referees there may a few good ones that come into the association as club reps or as workers over the years but once again, they get jaded or lost in the mix and its the self preservation society and the wallopers that rise to the top. We have played around at changing the names or acronyms every few years but until there is root and branch change - which will NEVER happen - its just shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic. So come Friday, yes Danny is out, so lets get on with it. We have turned outrage into motivation before, we can do it again. Lets not get mad, lets get even! The best medicine for these incompetents is for Caley Thistle to do what they do best and upset the applecart when the odds are against us. Anecdotally, Stevie Paterson put the newspaper with the 18-1 odds on his whiteboard in his team talk on Feb 8th 2000 and used that to fire up the team ... a picture of Collum or the letter from the appeals committee might just do the trick on Friday (hopefully).
    9 points
  7. Don't know how to feel after that. Delighted to get through; furious with the refereeing 'performance'; concerned with our performance; worried if we'll have enough players to field a team in the final; pissed off with the 'fans' hurling missiles on the pitch; gutted for shane; proud of the defensive display; impressed by the determination of the players; ... All emotions in a day in the life of a Jaggie ! ❤️🖤
    9 points
  8. Why does the Chairman not come out,highlight that he is listening to the valuable supporters and then propose a plan to deal with the doom and gloom hanging over Caley stadium. Tell us why the communication which he started his tenure triumphing, has dropped to next to zero. Tell us why there are not proper parking facilities around the club and why the catering is a bit of a 'hit or a miss' and then tell us why he thinks the team have imploded. Is there a reason that we, the loyal fans know nothing about. Is there a reason why some of the players don't have desire and drive to play and maybe tell us what goes on at training,because whatever they are doing makes no difference week in and week out. Finally, can he no tell us if he is concerned that as a club we are all disconnected and not looking or acting professionally and explain why we should have to put up wth much more of this.
    9 points
  9. The winner for August is Roddy MacGregor.
    9 points
  10. I've been on the board of CJT/Trust in the past and was delighted to be part of it during some of our most successful seasons. However, I've not been involved for some years, stepping back mostly due to work and growing family commitments. That's unchanged. I've no idea about STFU or anyone else and everyone is entitled to their opinions regarding the club or The Trust but I do agree it's very easy to go online be it here, P&B, Twitter, Facebook etc and complain. It's much more difficult to give up some time and come up with constructive and realistic solutions to the issues. The Club don't seem to want to make it easy either much of the time as they appear to have a select group of folk they listen to. They shouldn't be picking and choosing whose views are worthy and whose aren't. Hopefully that's changing. For the record I am a born and bred Invernessian 😂
    8 points
  11. There is no reason why Board members need to be born and bred Invernessians. In my opinion, what matters is that those involved have the desire to contribute to the Board, to make a positive difference and to work with the club to enhance it, both on and off the pitch. They are giving their time voluntarily for no financial or other gain, so should get our collective support. Having a varied Board with different backgrounds is important for it to work well. I consider myself a local, but only moved to the Highlands when I was 4, spent my school days in Fort William, then ended up in the central belt and I only lived in Inverness (first time round) in 1992. Work then took me away for a number of years before returning 8 years ago. That in no way detracts from my passion for the club.
    8 points
  12. Why not support the lad instead of tagging him a failure before he kicks a ball
    8 points
  13. Wow...what a game! After that first 45minutes, when we were lucky to not be 4 or 5 nil down. As the saying goes though you have to score when you're dominating the game, and St Johnstone didn't score enough. I can understand the line-up when you consider that neither Chalmers or Smauels have stayed on the pitch for the whole of any match, and Allardice had played less than 5 minutes in 4 months. In theory playing 3 CB's at the back using Welsh was partly to compensate for not having Devine to partner Broadfoot, and gave us 5 at the back or 4 in midfield to suit passages in play. Also with no Sutherland, a way had to be found to occupy the St Johnstone backline [although Hardy is a bit slow and weak at times]....Whatever the plan was, it didn't work in a spectacularly bad way, and I started to think it might be a blessing as there is no way that line up survives in the Premiership. Dodds therefore deserves great praise for reorganising at half time, and despite what the Sky commentators were saying, you could see we had taken back some of the control of the game from the restart. We were a completely different side in the 2nd half. Samuels made a real difference, he is probably playing the best in his entire career, a decent run in the team and he is developing some strength, control and intelligence to go with his undoubted speed. Chalmers worked hard in defence as well as being a bright spark around the front line. Going to a back 4 with Welsh back in the midfield with some complacency from St Johnstone started the process of regain parity, so for me I felt we were going to get a goal back before we actually did. Allardice added calmness when he came on, let's hope he has no reaction to the game and is available for Monday. As for McAlear, given that he has been a bit 'off-the-boil' during the run in and play-offs, those goals were sublime. Despite the Sky commentators narrative, if Samuels was offside [I don't think he was] then it was marginal, whilst McKay was already getting up from being headbutted by McCart, which may have swayed the ref's thinking not to stop the game. Davidson's moaning about the goal has more to do with realising he had perhaps thrown the tie away, especially after taking off Hallberg and Middleton when he did. McAlear's free kick really was a thing of beauty {the free kick came from another decent build up from Caley too] I would not have been surprised if we had pinched a 3rd goal [but that would be greedy of me] The 2nd leg is definitely up for grabs now, with Devine returning, meaning Deas can go to the left back position to nullify the threat of Rooney, perhaps with the help of Chalmers. Dodds will be wondering if Allardice is up for starting bearing in mind this leg could go to extra time [I'd probably start with Hyde], which if it happens might be harder on Caley than St Johnstone [legs-wise]. I suspect the strategy has to be to score first, so Samuels might also start. This leaves the likes of Duffy, Harper, Hardy and Doran to come on later along with Allardice to try and keep St Johnstone at bay. BTW great to see such a decent crowd in, for such an important game, lots of home support including the young crew on the West stand, to counteract a large St Johnstone following. We can definitely do based it on what I saw in the 2nd half and with reinforcements for the return leg, but it could feel like the longest 90mins. or 120 [Dear God no!] of our Caley lives.
    8 points
  14. Brilliant outcome to another inept Willie Collum showing. Defended brilliantly and whilst we didn’t do enough to win it in 120minutes, same can be said of Arbroath. Couple of points re the Young fans behind the goal, your support of the team was magnificent and really helps, but please stop with the throwing things onto the pitch, what on earth do you get from it? All that happens is the club get fined, and to be honest I cringe at that behaviour, and like to think we are better than that as a club. Really unnecessary.
    8 points
  15. Incredible backs to the wall performance. With all that crap thrown at us, and one of the worst refereeing performances of all time, we stuck to our guns, defended resiliently, and then scored five great penalties. Never mind the quality of the game, let's salute the fantastic spirit and never say die attitude of our boys. Nerves of steel, and very well deserved.
    8 points
  16. That pink strip really is lucky!! Great way to spend a Friday evening - atmosphere at the end was great.
    8 points
  17. I mentioned this on the podcast but we are currently winless in this round of fixtures. We started the season well with an average points per game (PPG) of 2.33 from the first 9 fixtures and a win % of almost 80%. Since then the drop off has been nothing short of seismic. During the second round of fixtures PPG fell to 1.44 and win % to 33. We are currently winless in the third round of fixtures, as already mentioned, and PPG has fallen to 0.56. Even if we beat Hamilton on Friday (spoiler we won't) the best PPG we can hope for is 0.89 and a win % of 11. Quite simply abysmal. As for Saturday there isn't much else to add. Sad thing is I am now expecting to lose pretty much any game we play. All the positive stories in the P & J and the Courier about us needing to get a win to get us back into the title race or another former player saying we have a chance doesn't change the fact that this team looks utterly bereft of ideas and confidence and Dodds has not seemed capable of lifting them out of this malaise for a prolonged period and that is very concerning.
    8 points
  18. Just dire. I'd give Ross Tokely a go - can't be any worse than Dodds!
    8 points
  19. Hello! My name's Gareth and I'm a 32 year old Stockport County fan. I'm doing 8 days in Scotland for my partner's 30th birthday celebrations. We're stopping off in various places on the way, but basically heading up to Isle of Skye from Glasgow and then looping back down to Edinburgh. We're staying one night in Inverness on Tuesday 26th October and as luck has it you guys have a match. My missus will be having a quiet night in with our 10 month old lad, but I've got a footy mad 5 year old daughter who's joining me for the match. I regularly do home and away games following County, so I couldn't pass on the opportunity to take in some football on our trip. I guess I just wanted to say hello and try to make the most of the night for my daughter. Could anyone recommend where to sit or offer any advice? Does the club offer any quick tours on anything along those lines? I've been taking my daughter to the football for around 3 years, so she's well used to a match day by now and loves an atmosphere. Doing my research on County/Caley connections, I see James Vincent and Greg Tansey had some good spells with you. I found myself watching Vincent's cup final goal and then listening to his interview on The Wyness Shuffle podcast last night! Both lads came through our youth system and were pretty much thrown in the deep end during our turbulent, administration years. We've even had Jason Oswell and Owain Fôn Williams too. For context, County got to the dizzy heights of the old Divison One (now Championship), but had a rapid decline that led to us falling to part-time regional football in the National North. We're now in the National League pushing for promotion back to the Football League. We're looking forward to our visit!
    8 points
  20. Never a truer statement 😌
    8 points
  21. Stunning turnaround. Absolutely stunning. Probably the first game this season we have actually gotten out of second gear and we ended up tearing Partick apart. First half was pretty even although Partick had the best chances with the Tiffoney strike and the Graham sitter. Carson seemed well out of position for the opener and Broadfoot and Devine didn't really handle the situation well either but after Ridgers stood up well to deny Graham and we got to half time at 0 - 1 you still felt if we got an early goal then we might go on to get something. And we absolutely did that and then some. The second half performance was just sublime. I can see why Partick felt they could let Broadfoot rumble forward for about 40 yards unchallenged as I don't think anyone in the ground expected him to find the bottom corner with a trundling effort but it's what he did and we again benefitted from another goalkeeping cock up when Sneddon forgot to grab the ball and Sutherland finished well from a narrowing angle. The best was the third with a lovely dummy from Duku and a cracking whipped shot from Doran to complete the turnaround. A utterly fantastic performance! What a shame that less than 2,000 ICT fans were there to see it. Maybe some are concerned with COVID and staying away (and that's fine) but if you know anyone who isn't going along to the stadium on match days then do your best to get them to come along because we have a real shot here at going up. It's probably as strong a squad as we've had in seasons (Billy Mckay on the bench not getting a game FFS!) and when we get going we are playing some excellent stuff. Bring on Dunfermline away!
    8 points
  22. Congratulations to caleycallum but, even more importantly, thanks yet again to Gringo for his time and effort, a marathon effort this season, to allow us, even those of us who always come nowhere, to have a bit of additional fun throughout the season. Greatly appreciated Gringo.
    7 points
  23. They’ve made some shambolic decisions but this must top the lot ……Ok boys you dug in last Fri. with 8 men and came out on top so go out there and show them what you’re capable of .We are all behind you .It was always obvious no referee ever wanted us in the premiership when we were in it .Beats me what they looked at there’s not one pundit who I heard on TV or radio could believe his decision .Sorry about the rant but I’m so angry . C’MON. CALEY THISTLE YOU CAN DO IT …. Willie Collums day will come 😡😡😡
    7 points
  24. Disagree. It is the perfect follow-up to what I had said without having read the club's statement: "Every player, manager, coach and everyone else associated with a club tries their hardest and does their best. But some self-important clown with a whistle ruins everything, safe in the knowledge that his chums will back him up. That's when everyone must ask "What's the point?". To which a very appropriate response is: "The Management, the Players, the Staff and just as importantly, the Caley Jag support will now need to pull together over the next two crucial games ....".
    7 points
  25. At the start of the season, we’d all have been delighted if we knew we’d make the play off final and we have, for the first time since we got relegated. This season is a missed opportunity in my opinion, as our bad run stopped us challenging for automatic promotion. Equally our good runs contained good fortune and flattered us a bit. I really think the Gardyne episode set us back, but we have come back from that and, without consistently performing well, have got into the play off final and, in my opinion, we deserve to be there. The players are playing for each other and showing commitment and desire: they could easily have folded when Collum made poor decisions on Friday but they stood strong and got us the victory. We will have squad turnover whatever happens, as our loans will be leaving and we have a number out of contract. If we get promoted, and it is possible we will, we need to strengthen the squad if we are to be competitive in the Premiership, but we have a decent nucleus in guys like Ridgers, Devine, Carson, Allardice, MacGregor and Mckay. We need to find full backs, whichever league we end up in, and definitely a creative spark. If we lose Deas, we will need a new centre half too. We need to nurture our youngsters: Hyde looks very promising and Nicolson impressed me when he came on as sub a few times earlier in the season. I don’t think the posts I’ve read imply the delusional misconception you state, but a realistic delight that we are in the final with a chance of promotion. Roll on Friday and Monday!
    7 points
  26. Congratulations to Mark Ridgers on breaking the club record of 67 career clean sheets with ICTFC! Surely our best ‘keeper we have had and a great servant of the club.
    7 points
  27. Well done Big Stew, you're in the report. This one is for you...
    7 points
  28. CaleyTennis, if you start a thread you can expect people to pass comment or ask you to clarify what you are saying. If you carefully read what you have written, you might understand why people are responding as they are. You start by saying that the issue is "with a small number of players who just aren't good enough to play for us", but later say that part of the solution "means selling our best players". Presumably players who are not good enough to play for us need to be off-loaded, so that would leave us with a middling group of players who, in your opinion are good enough to play for us but are not the best players. In that context, it is perfectly reasonable to expect you to clarify who you feel we should keep and who you think we should off-load. Personally, I think it is a good idea to try to keep our best players. I also don't think there is an "issue". Given where we were financially pre-Covid, the management team and the players have done a great job to get us where we are. Of course there have been games where we have underperformed, but on balance, we've done pretty well to sit 3rd in the table with just a couple of games to go. We may not be where we want to be, but we are heading in the right direction. If some people started supporting the club rather than constantly criticising it, we might be a little closer to where we want to be.
    7 points
  29. At last night’s game, his scarf was laid across his seat. A very poignant moment for all involved. Thank You ICT for winning on his behalf!
    7 points
  30. Disappointing. We have a dominant start to the game and create a well deserved 2 goal lead playing some of our best football of the season. Then, instead of continuing to do what got us there, we decide to sit back and cruise through the rest of the game in third gear. Can someone please tell Billy Dodds that we are not good enough to decide to take it easy against anyone, far less a team fighting for their lives at the foot of the table. We were fortunate today that Raith Rovers lost and we will almost certainly be in the play offs but we have almost certainly blown our chance of overhauling Arbroath and giving an easier passage through the play offs. We can't afford to indulge in such a level of complacency again between now and the end of the season, whenever that may be.
    7 points
  31. ' Football's a funny old game ', I think that's been said many times before, and it never ceases to amaze me. A few weeks ago we were in a bad place, I think Partick were on the same points as us, but had three games in hand, which if they won, would have put them up with Arbroath and Killie, now, after their slender win over QOS, they sit with the same points as us, having played two more games and we have a goal difference of 14 compared to their 8. So this is the time to focus and keep our good run going, starting with three points at Ayr on Saturday, and if we continue to pass the ball, as we have in our previous matches, I'm sure the rewards will come our way. I believe we are hitting our best form of the season at the right time.
    7 points
  32. Sam scored Wales' goal in a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria today. Well done Sam!
    7 points
  33. The players need to get into their heads that when playing Dunfermline, who are bottom, that they will be fighting for their survival in this league, so we need to get into the mindset that we are fighting for promotion through the playoffs. We have struggled against the bottom clubs this season, and this would be a good time to go for our third win on the bounce. We also need to get out of the habit of punting the ball aimlessly up the park. Surely the percentage of unsuccessful attacks or goals leading from this practice must show the coaching staff that it doesn't work. Start on the front foot, close the opposition down and pass the ball and shoot more often, it's not rocket science.
    7 points
  34. Well Done to the ICTFC U18s as they beat Ross County U18s 3-2 this afternoon at the HFA Dingwall. Ethan Cairns got two goals with Aaron Nicolson getting the other
    7 points
  35. Disappointing to see such a negative reaction to a decent performance and a good result against the team leading the league for most of the season. Yes, recent weeks and months have been desperately disappointing but yesterday could well be a turning point. We are still in with a shout of promotion and I personally would prefer to adopt a more positive attitude for as long as that remains the case.
    7 points
  36. The disregard that our current board and CEO seem to have for the fans who keep the club afloat is nothing short of disgraceful and is not a topic that should be 'let go' until it's resolved. Customer relations is important to any company but especially so for one running what they wish to be regarded as a community club and at the moment is non existent. It would take very little to resolve the issue but it appears that, despite previous utterances to the contrary, nobody at the top is bothered. Poor results and performances are not the only reason why folk are drifting away from the club.
    7 points
  37. Oh gawd........not another match
    7 points
  38. My thoughts are yes we have a massive problem. I understood when SG came in one of his major aims was to bring in investors? Others appear to have managed this such as Dunfermline. However I get they would have to be a good fit and the last thing we need is a mad owner/large shareholder. Personally I've never known us be so top heavy as a club with so many management posts which I assume don't come cheap? Have we lost our way? Yes? Will it be sorted soon? I doubt it. When things are good on the field we tend to put up with anything as a support? This is a club that can't even sell us a decent cup of coffee on a matchday these days. I agree with poster above that BD won't go anywhere for now. He obviously knows it as well, going by his 'chipper' press this weekend. I also agree that if he went we would just end up with more of the same so no I don't have an answer sadly...
    7 points
  39. The silence from the club is deafening. The way the ICT support is dwindling must be of concern to any serious business. They say talk is cheap, it can just roll of the tongue and not mean much, so when the club said that the relationship and communication with the supporters was very important, and along with the match day experience would be improved, I think by the continued silence from those in the higher echelon at the club, you can take that with a pinch of salt. I can honestly say that in all the years that I have followed ICT, I have never heard or seen the hard-core supporter so disillusioned by the current disconnect.
    7 points
  40. Tokely nailed it on comms; no workrate, no heart, no desire.
    7 points
  41. I sincerely hope that all those in ICT who have tested positive will have a speedy recovery with no ongoing ill effects. Their health is more important and I wish them all well. They won’t be having a very Happy Christmas now but I hope they recover enough to have a Happy New 2022 Year. Lizi xx
    7 points
  42. I really enjoyed the game tonight. We played for the full 90 minutes and were solid as a team, with good team spirit. We outplayed the promotion favourites and deservedly won. This should give us confidence to beat Morton twice next week before two home league games. There was not a failure in our team tonight with all 14 players used doing their jobs well. Welsh and Allardice are rightly being praised, but a shout out too to Sutherland who I thought was immense tonight. Broadfoot clearly enjoyed getting the better of his old team, with Polly being subbed after a quiet game. Hopefully our wobble in October and November is behind us and we kick on from this. Well done to all and given the sad events this week with him losing his mother, hopefully it has given Barry Wilson a lift too: https://ictfc.com/jessie-wilson
    7 points
  43. Fantastic game. I must admit that when it was pouring down at 7pm I was thinking twice about attending, but I'm so glad I did. That is the kind of game that fans pay their season ticket for. The atmosphere was great and although it took a while, the boys just kept plugging away until they got the goal, showing some talented footwork along the way. A special mention for those fans in the new 'noisy' stand - the rain failed to dampen their enthusiasm and it was great to see the team cheering them at the end too. Finally the pink strip looks surprisingly amazing under the floodlights. Maybe 'Pretty in Pink' could be added to the playlist at games - they certainly looked pretty damn good tonight. Well done and thanks lads.
    7 points
  44. It’ll be Jekyll. Hyde is on loan at Rothes.
    7 points
  45. 6 points
  46. I’m enjoying Christmas much more than I was expecting 🎄
    6 points
  47. That last nights performance is seen as an improvement shows how far we've fallen this season. Another poor showing with the defence looking suspect, midfield unable to create anything and wasteful finishing up front. The first half was poor again and although we were better in the second half and probably should have won it we didn't and we drop more points and can kiss goodbye to any lingering dreams of a title fight. Mckay (twice), Pearson, McAlear and Hardy all had great chances to grab a vital win but at no point did any of them really look like scoring. Staggered that Samuels is getting praise on here. I must be watching a different player as time and time again he just seemed to run into a dead end and lose the ball. He barely created anything of note the entire game. Yes he helped to set up the goal but I'm sorry, he got lucky there. When he plays that pass it's going to absolutely no one in a blue shirt. I don't think Dodds knows where to play him in this team. Pearson was better on the opposite flank but seemed to fade into the second half. He helped out Hyde a lot when the latter was getting the run around from Kennedy to begin with. I felt Doran did reasonably well as a 10 behind Mckay and linked well with the wide men. Disappointed when he went off. Easy to say with hindsight but I feel we rushed Devine back too quickly for this one. He seemed to misjudge a header and appeared to jarr his foot in the pitch and looked to have tweaked something as he limped off. Not what we need right now. Broadfoot and Deas both made errors during the course of the match being caught in possession or letting balls run by them thinking there was no one else around. I thought Sutherland was actually quite decent when he came on. He seemed to give our attack a wee bit of a boost when it seemed Hamilton were coming back into things and he did well to pick Mckay out for a chance IIRC. (Cammy) Mackay did well and pulled off some good saves. Especially the one in the first half when it looked like an Accies player wandered back onto the pitch, was surely offside and came across the path of the ball. Given Muir's performance if that had gone in I suspect it would have stood. As bad an officiating display as I've seen in a long time. There was no lack of effort but there's just not a lot of good football being played by these guys just now.
    6 points
  48. Regarding streaming, I’m an example of a former season ticket holder now disabled and housebound. Getting to see my team on a Saturday again has been a real treat and I do hope it continues. Not sure about coughing up £18 to aid Ayr’s coffers though!! If it were a home game I’d have no hesitation!
    6 points
  49. I would hope the live stream is here to stay. Not only does it allow supporters who live too far away to attend in person to watch home games, it also allows local supporters who are unable to attend for whatever reason to watch. There are long standing supporters who can no longer get to games because of mobility or other health reasons or because they have carer responsibilities. The live streams allow these folk to watch their team and put a bit of cash into the club's coffers. Hopefully there will also be parents of young children who will watch at home, and the experience will inspire the children to want to come to the stadium to watch in person when they are old enough.
    6 points
  50. One of the signs of a great player is that he can influence the game even when he's not on the pitch
    6 points
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