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  1. Scarlet Pimple

    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Does anyone know whether or not Warren was offered a non-playing position ? If so did he turn it down. Should he have turned down a reasonable offer even though he liked living in the highlands but figured he was worth more money.?Just asking ......?
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Promotions and advancements are always major decisions. But if you never move from one place in life then you may well miss great opportunities to improve your position and grow as a human being . Facing the unknown and possible adversity is what being strengthened is all about. If you fail then you learn to live another day; If you succeed there is the satisfaction and energy to allow you to continue the process of moving onwards and upwards. And you can move careers at the drop of a hat in Canada whereas in Scotland if you quit the Bank job, as I did, then you would have to start in another bank at the bottom again and that was vicious control factor on your ambitions by upper Management that I abhorred and ditched at the first opportunity. Then I was free to grow and develop and to make a major contribution on my terms, my energy and my drive to contribute. I moved two younger children to Canada to a much different environment than what they were experiencing in Scotland an both thrived. My (now) middle aged son was recently recognised at a touching ceremony for being a 25 year veteran city bus driver in the Vancouver area with a medal and a document attesting to his competence and as an example of an honest , effective member of the whole team. AND they looked after him when he recently had to go into hospital for his second major heart operation. My daughter was recently recognised with her two assistants for being the British Columbia Police Force representative that changed the Canadian Judiciary rules for allowing the police to advance computerised evidence instead of paper documents in Court cases (which leads to speedier outcomes and great cost savings and less trees having to be cut down to make paper, etc). So both my kids did not suffer but revelled in the greater challenges which allowed them to grow and thrive and make a meaningful contribution to society. And, thirdly, my wife admits that when she returned to Ukraine a couple of years ago to see her mother she found that she could not live there any more because she had changed , having risen to the challenge of becoming fluent in English, adapting to challenging circumstances and demands and revelling in the less restrictive freedoms of Canada where nobody cares where you come from or are going so long as you can do the job, fit-in and want to thrive and succeed. The restrictive atmosphere of Britain stifled me and kept me from growing and advancing. Waiting for "dead men's shoes" foe promotion in Britain changed into whether or not you can do the job and "when can you start?" In short, opportunity for mental and emotional fulfilment and success. So, friends, let John Robertson introduce his changes and remember, please , that if John makes mistakes then that's good 'cos it's the learning process of his job. So far I think he is doing a splendid job for Caley Thistle and deserves our full support.
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    Word Association

    impactful
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    Liam Polworth - One Of Our Own - Take 2

    And a better player , Doofer's Dad.
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    Toni Macaroni or Plastic Whistle?

    I am left wondering what Germans have to do with a difficult child like Partick? Ja vohl! Das ist eine ser gut question, mein herr. Oh well, maybe the question is only germaine if they prove to still be really difficult to get along with.
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    ICT Travel Club

    I think it only right to thank this obviously dedicated Committee. Wish I was there to be on the bus. You all have a great time next season and keep up the fantastic work. I once went on a sports' outing bus and it ended in a near riot. No harm was ever intended by any of the participants, however, except that that ski club called the "Inside Edge" was regarded by some of the higher class skiers here in Vancouver as, well, a bit of a rough lot. I used to go with my own club , called the Outsetters, where everyone was slightly tamer and non-controversial. After our day out in Washington State in the U.S. we entered the bus for the return trip to Vancouver and soon the noise level started to rise to fever pitch. Booze flowed, voices rose and the atmosphere became more smoke filled than oxygenated. Spirits got higher and higher and the songs started up etc. Well, I can't imagine how the driver got back to Vancouver either sane or not asphyxiated or not deaf,. I think I remember adding a few bucks to the hat that went round for the Driver and I think he realised that we actually were all great people, men and ladies. I found the outing to be fun-filled and exciting and found nobody to be offensive or stupid. But when I got to our destination I felt it would be better if I skied alone , and not join the other guys since I wanted to arrive home in one piece. I had noticed the look in their eyes as we approached the mountain and realised that all-out speed and dare-devil dives off cliffs was probably going to be the order of the day . The speed on a standard run I did not mind but the latter d-d-d's was clearly somewhat beyond me at that stage so ....what would you have done, eh? Was I chicken or just smart?
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    Morton -V- Inverness CT - Report

    A very interesting report filled with essential and informative detail. Now we know why the video is not available we can easily wait for the next one at the start of next season and wish the videographer a speedy recovery. Thanks Mannie for all your research and hard work during this season.
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    Morton -V- Inverness CT

    Ah, was wondering the same thing. Hope his illness is not serious and he is back to health shortly. Missed the highlights though, especially when our boys won with verve aplenty. Heartening win at the end of the season - - bodes well for a great start to next season and, hopefully, a just reward at the end of it as we win promotion. See you all then, then.
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    Livingston -V- Inverness CT

    So what has been the catalyst to meld these different players into a real , forward-looking team? My feelings are that it was....wait for it............ Why, The presence of John Robertson , of course. And now I know why my parents made me wear the Robertson tartan in my kilt when I w as a wee lad and not the MacBean tartan which was the family clan on my mother's side..
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    Morton -V- Inverness CT

    All of the above posts are positive. And so is the energy. John Robertson must be really chuffed to bits with the development , commitment and desire of HIS team. And a passionate thanks and long clapping for him and his constantly positive outlook throughout the season. What a way to end the season and so many emphatic wins to boot. This must be a harbinger of things to come. Roll on next season and a brilliant series of wins to start the campaign for promotion back where we belong---the Premier League.
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    Announcement

    Now that's a "Black bear" not a grizzly and could be a cub......well as far as I can judge with him being seated.. But cute though. Grizzlies are huge; ten feet tall etc. And don't think running away from them will save you because they are very fast on their feet. So just keep your distance and enjoy watching them. And the caption might have read " Bored waiting for the Announcement like."
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    Announcement

    Well at least by signing him we will at least get Charlie's "Willie"..that's good too. Right?
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    Game 43 - Greenock Morton (A) - 28 Apr

    Well, it's quite a long way for the team to travel I think but the boys will definitely be up for it. Travelling support will be crucial. Fingers crossed for another dynamic win. Yess!
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    Announcement

    Charles Probably better for you to try really hard to avoid the personal attacks hidden behind the superficiality of lengthy soliloquies emanating from Hamlet. Just disagree with the member and not try to dismember him under the guise of dismembering his past statements. He is not your competition and I thought that hitherto you should be on the same team, eh? If your attacks, and that's what they come across as, carry weight you might win the day but winning gracefully trumps maybe being perceived as a tad vicious and uncontrolled. Plus the fact that I often can't comprehend what your point really is. It's fact or opinions that we need not a contest of wills and the ability to survive in a hostile world where the other guy's opinion doesn't matter ...... I think!
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    Livingston -V- Inverness CT

    Major monetary injection needed then to salvage this club and promote a resurgence of past glories. Right? So maybe at this point in time we should invite Blair to comment upon his ambitions and intentions re bolstering the strength of the club. Since by now he will, no doubt, have generated some definite scenarios in his mind as to the advantages of supporting the club financially. And with what actual goals in mind ? Remember Guys, "the tide, if taken at the flood , leads on to greatness" . It's now or never to take the plunge. The risk may be high but with the right investment accompanied by energetic support in other ways this energy could work wonders for this club. The players have shown their passion and energy and they will continue to do so if a resurgence of support occurs. Continue to inject positive energy into this club and the sky may be the limit. ESPECIALLY if we win our last league match of this season. We have a good Manager now so we have to try to support him. And then figure out what the crowds in Inverness actually want? Find it , work on it, ,try things and see what happens. Could be a real challenge I guess. But nothing ventured , nothing gained. The Yanks know how to get the enthusiasm to fever pitch and, yes they DO use Dancing Girls, pulsating marching bands and a lot of "Hoo-Ra". to get the blood going. And it works and the coffers fill up with spondoolacks . so ....? If you don't want that then what do YOU think the crowds will respond to? Certainly NOT water-logged pitches and frequent postponements, cluttered fixture lists etc. etc. Or of course the complete opposite:- wring our hands and do very little?