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  1. A strangely unconvincing 5 - 2 win. We were slow out the blocks and took a long time to settle. The surface was poor which could be an excuse for some of the misplaced passes but some of the players still look like they need to blow the cobwebs away as there was some sloppy passages of play and a few defensive errors that fortunately weren't punished. All too often the final ball or cross was played behind a team mate or didn't get past the opposition player so it was perhaps not surprise when Cowdenbeath took the lead when Sheerin crashed a fine effort in from the edge of the area. Missed our equaliser as I had to help @alternative maryhill with directions to the pie shop but Walsh got his first competitive goal for the club and then bagged his second when he collected the ball inside the home half and head goalwards before sending a low drive in off the post. A fortunate but welcome lead. We were even more fortunate with our third when a suspiciously offside looking White won a high ball knocking down for Doran and he was able to steer the ball past McGurn. Into the second half and Doran was in the thick of the action again. Heading towards the left hand post he tangled with a home player and went down but the referee waved play on. We added a fourth after McGurn did well to keep out a White effort from only a few yards out but before he could recover Oakley lashed in a fine strike. Not so fine was the 5th goal which again looked like it might have been offside. Trafford hit a low drive from outside the box and it hit Doran who was trudging back out from the previous attack. With McGurn committed to his right the ball then went to his left with the deflection and ICT somehow found themselves 5 - 1 up. Cowdenbeath netted a consolation when Sheerin nabbed his second from close range after Mckay (I think) got into a bit of a mess trying to defend a loose ball. It was almost 5 - 3 when the home side saw their final shot of the game cleared by Tremarco. As I say above the scoreline looks good but it wasn't a great performance by any means. That said, Walsh looked impressive particularly when he appeared through the middle but too often he was stuck wide right. Austin had a very quiet game, very little came off for him so it wasn't much of a shock when he was subbed. Donaldson and Tremarco looked solid enough at the back but Mckay struggled under pressure and Rooney regressed as the game went on. A few days rest now for the players which is probably coming at a good time ahead of the next competitive match against Raith.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Odd signing. Guess he's meant to give us a bit more steel in midfield instead of Chalmers and Trafford.
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    Cove Rangers Match

    I couldn't tell at the game (view from North Stand didn't really show much) but I can see why folk might have been claiming offside. I know
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    Cove Rangers Match

    The second goal was actually very much onside.
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    Cove Rangers Match

    Agree with the posts above from Robert and DD. cove created some good chances against us and were unlucky not to have got at least one goal before half time. second half was largely one way traffic and we definitely eased off. Jordan White missed a couple of great chances. Donaldson played well as did Tremarco. Probably works well that each team we face poses a slightly tougher test as we hopefully shake off the cobwebs. Interesting to note that for long periods of the game we played with little width as only Tremarco and Rooney offered anything in the wide areas. Doran spent a lot of the game tucked infield. It wasn't until we went to just having one up front we returned a 4-2-3-1 with Walsh behind White and Doran and Elbouzedi on the wings.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    A lot of seats will be "reserved" in the booking system for season ticket holders.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    The club have taken a fair bit of flak over some of their actions recently but this seems a really good offer on the face of it. I'd like to see them do something like this for all home games as well so folk can have a pint in town if they want then hop on a bus from the city centre around 1430 or 1440 then zip out to the ground.
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    You can do that on here as well
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    Cove Rangers Match

    Somewhat surprised there hasn't been any kind of promotion of this game from the club on social media. No info on prices either as far as I can tell?
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    Cove Rangers Match

    Ticket purchased and added to my season card no problem. Excited
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    Just give us the Championship title now.
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    Reporters wanted for season 2018-2019

    I wouldn't be able to commit 100% but as always feel free to nab (parts of) any posts I make post match
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Thank f'ck the football is back on Saturday.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    That's laughable from Aberdeen.
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    2018/19 League Cup Group Draw

    Based on the prices for the Cove game (as seen through my ICT account) it looks like adults are £10 to get in and I'd guess everyone else £5. Maybe these are the prices for all the games?