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    Inverness CT - Morton

    Been thinking along these lines for a while now. Championship team with the occasional foray into the Premiership, maybe dropping down to Division 1 for the odd season. With our limited finances and fanbase, I think that is quite realistic.
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    The Silence is Deafening!!

    County supporters I know feel that they are part of the whole Ross County thing. It's very much a community club, hence the large support. I used to feel that about ICT, but now I feel the upper management is aloof and arrogant, and I wonder if others feel likewise, and if that would contribute to the lack of support.
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    Cleaning up???

    Just wondering if these forums are being tidied up now and again, and threads deemed superfluous deleted. I coulda sworn there was a thread here the other day suggesting which of our players should take a penalty kick, should it be awarded. Now it's no there anymore. Just . . . . . . . . gone! And then I remember contributing to a thread a few weeks back (Ok - so I'm not such a prolific poster anymore!), and that's gone too! Not complaining - just curious really!
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    Cleaning up???

    You grow up and become a Moderator!
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    Cleaning up???

    Thanks Scotty and Kingsmills (and RiG) - clarified nicely. As I said, I wasn't complaining, just curious, so there was no ire directed at anyone. Might just delete this one now. BECAUSE I CAN!!!
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Very frustrating game which we completely dominated. Numerous crosses into the box, numerous corners - just couldn't score! As for the penalty - regardless of whether the offence took place in or out of the box - it all resulted from extremely casual defending where the ball was given away in a very dangerous position, and not for the first time! With a 250 mile round trip for home games, at least I've got a much needed week and a half to try and work up some enthusiasm to attend the next one!
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    Russia - The World Cup

    Sadly the mindless, thuggish English support and the arrogant English media turned many in the remaining "home" nations against a very promising, competent young side!
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    Local Heroes

    Must be awfully difficult for the savages across the bridge to support a first team that is essentially a squad of Weegies and Englishmen. I know we're not much better but at least we have a few token Invernessians in the team, and judging by an article in today's P&J, a few more coming through the youth system. I've always thought of football as a tribal game, pitting our local champions against their local champions. Not so easy to make a connection when all the local champions are imported from other parts of the country. Anyone else have similar thoughts?
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    Gary Warren told he can leave

    I think you are wrong to imply that Scarlet Pimple had any wish to force Charles Bannerman to withdraw from these forums. That sort of thing is I think way beneath his dignity. It is true that Charles seems to have lost his way a bit, and was maybe less aware of what is acceptable and what is not, and Mr Pimple merely offered him guidance. The faux outrage at some of Charles' more controversial posts was particularly distasteful. Although I didn't always agree with Charles' point of view, and we occasionally crossed swords, I regret his decision to withdraw as his posts were generally insightful, sometimes inciteful and always well presented, and I do hope that once he's cooled down a little, perhaps researched what is acceptable and what is not, that he will resume his valuable contributions to these forums.
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    Toni Macaroni or Plastic Whistle?

    Fortunately it's not about how their fore-runners behaved over 40 years ago, but more to do with how they play football now! I wonder if Charles refuses to speak to Germans!
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    The Pre-Season Thread

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    The Pre-Season Thread

    It's all relative really. Back then we would all flock to see teams from a higher league playing Caley (or Thistle!) in a pre-season friendly, and marvel at the higher level of skill on display. Nowadays, though, we're generally in the higher league and watching a team like Nairn County doesn't really have the same appeal. There is of course the lesser attraction of seeing some of our new signings and 'maybes' performing in ICT colours for the first time.
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    I wish Vigurs all the best and am grateful for what he has helped us achieve. I also look forward to the outrage on these forums when he is healthily booed and abused on his return to TCS!
  14. Dunno what everyone is worried about. Isn't Blair going to save us? Soon!?
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    Trying to think how many seasons County finished above us in the grand scheme of things. They were well ahead of us at the end of our first season in the Scottish League, and of course this season and last season. That's 3. I've a feeling there was one more, round about 2012? So I suppose you could say they were the 'Big Team' for four years! Or was it just 3?
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    How can I sponsor Caley?

    Quite right Scarlet. There are unfortunately a few posters who take great pleasure from insulting new contributors to these forums. Live and let live, I say!
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    A bit of History

    In the mid 60s Elgin City did particularly well, being the only Highland League team ever to reach the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup, losing by a very creditable 3-1 to 1st Division Motherwell. (There were only 2 divisions then - Division 1 and Division 2. Very sensible names!)
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    The Old Thornbush Inn

    I remember going in there for a dare! Quickest pint I ever drank!!
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    Stadium Sponsorship

    Just opened that link and ma computer exploded! Caution is recommended!
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    Championship Table

    Admittedly once the input from the "sugar-daddy" is removed there is a sharp return to reality! Presumably there is a bottom to Uncle Roy's pit.
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    Championship Table

    Don't think it's an expectation - just a forlorn hope! I can think of 3 Scottish teams - Livingston, Gretna and Ross County who didn't do too badly because they were heavily subsidised by wealthy people who were passionate about their local team. It is the tribal nature of football supporters which can lead them to pay well over the odds for a mediocre "product".
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    Message for Supporters : 14/02/18

    Seems an honest enough appraisal of where we are, avoiding negative wording where negative wording might be more appropriate. Like IHE, I also picked out the requirement for new investment as cause for concern, despite the almost positive spin! It seems that running a small club in the upper divisions of Scottish football is unsustainable as a business. At the end of the day, someone has to foot the bill. We need a sugar-daddy!
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    Inverness Courier

    Haven't played for a while.
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    Caley Jags 2017/18 squad + changes in/out

    Dingwall is easily within commuting distance of Inverness - a mere 15 miles away. Roy attracts players to the club by telling them they're just outside the city of Inverness!
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    Rank ICT Managers

    Although none of them were rank, they can all be ranked in order of popularity/success/ability/competence. I would put Foran bottom of the list. Top of the list - either John Hughes for what he has achieved with the team, or John Robertson for what he has yet to achieve. 3rd would be Steve Paterson, who set the ball rolling rather well, but probably out of his depth in SPL management. Who knows what might have been though? In between would be all the rest, in no particular order, but I do feel that Charlie Christie never got a chance to realise his potential.