Scotty

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  1. I hope not. The one person who is good at administration within our club is also 'retiring'.
  2. Scotty

    4G Pitch?

    Only if it were a hybrid pitch from someone like SIS or DESSO where fibres are combined with real grass to make it more durable. I fear however that this would be way beyond our budget now or in the future. I would not be in favour of 3G or 4G plastic pitch as there are too many unanswered questions with them especially as it relates to player injuries, impact on existing joint injuries, and also now to cancer clusters because of the rubber used as part of the overall carpet in these pitches.
  3. My short answer would be to take that £300 and put it towards a new laptop ! If you are not doing any serious processing (eg. gaming) then even entry level machines may have enough oomph for you and possibly a better spec. The big issue these days seems to be that in the quest to make laptops lighter and thinner they are permanently affixing many components to the motherboard and removing the ability to replace basic parts like memory, batteries, and even malfunctioning ports so when something goes wrong you are faced with a large bill. Where you used to have flaps on the bottom you could open with a screwdriver to replace some parts, now there are none. My own work laptop is completely sealed without any way to open it. We simply wipe them, send them back to HP and get a replacement. They are not just portable now but disposable !
  4. Scotty : Morton @ 2.10 CDN Girl : Dumbarton @ 2.10 SOS : Queens Park @ 2.15
  5. indeed. think I have pictures of that game ..... If the weather is that bad then good decision. no point delaying the inevitable. Some people may be inconvenienced but leaving it to the last minute when you know its not going ahead inconveniences more !
  6. Was looking for something else on the official site and came across one of the ICT25 blogs buried on there .... Seems Jim Falconer our club secretary is retiring at the end of the season. . I am sure plenty folk may have known this but it hadnt reached this side of the pond or been mentioned on here as far as I know so wanted to start this topic to thank him for all his years with the club .... https://ictfc.com/ict-25-blog-jim-falconer If you want to talk about unsung heroes of our club over the last 25 years then JF is likely one of the biggest ones. I am surprised and saddened that he is retiring as those will be humongous shoes to fill ... but happy and appreciative for all the work he has put into the club in the background for each of those 25 years. Thank You Jim. I think the sign I have on my own desk at works sums things up about my perception of your role ...... Happy Retirement !
  7. ..... and the SFA have chosen to exercise their right to do so. Its not a week-by-week decision, its a decision made, ahead of time, for the whole season although the SFA have set a few exception dates (for Scotland games I think). Nothing can be broadcast on TV between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday unless its on one of those exception dates. Theoretically you could have a kickoff up to about 12:45 on a Saturday and still have enough time to get it finished before the 2:45pm blackout comes into effect ... that extra half-hour might have been quite useful for an early kick-off especiailly if bus or train times need to be taken into account. I did not realise that only Scotland, England and Montenegro actually applied these rules .... This article gives a decent overview https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/articles/item/what-is-the-black-out-rule-in-football-and-is-it-lawful
  8. Scotty

    CEO Stands Down

    I have no issues with anyone being on here using a pseudonym unless they are disrupting the forum itself or breaking our site rules. We have had players, staff, and directors on here over the years as well as local and national media people, and each is entitled to read/browse the forum for info/opinion (as most do) or to publish their own opinion which might sometimes be controversial if they used their own names. It could also be taken as club policy when its just opinion and ultimately could be used in a disciplinary fashion by SFA/SPFL in the same way they have used twitter or facebook comments when something is said. Some 'out themselves' and say who they are but others prefer to remain somewhat anonymous as is their right. I dont see anything underhanded in any recent posts by board members.
  9. ... with the SFA officially taking ownership of the stadium next year and QP moving to lesser Hampden then this makes sense. All marquee games and internationals should take place at the "National Stadium". I used to go to quite a lot of Scotland games and it was quite an adventure (in a good way that has fond memories) .... The trek to Hampden in the afternoon, the game, the journey back up the road on the overnight train [with what seemed like a never ending wait at Perth for the mail/papers to get loaded], getting home around 4am and grabbing some milk of the Stratton Dairies float from Jock the milkman ... then off to work around 7am !!! It still holds a special place for domestic football too. Who can forget our journeys to Hampden over the years. Loads of memories and loads more to come hopefully
  10. Scotty

    CEO Stands Down

    You are absolutely correct and this is one of the reasons fans are concerned as we have seen a huge number of very good backroom staff leave over the last year. No argument there. Our club has always been at its best when fans and club have worked together in harmony. That is not the case right now even if some on both sides are trying. You might be surprised at how much fans DO know about what it takes. Perhaps not all ... but more than you seem to think ! It is also - as another poster notes - something that most of us dont need to know and instead elect a board of directors to govern whats needed to ensure everything is run for the good and benefit of the club. absolutely. Something our current chairman promised on day 1 and has never delivered.
  11. *** VOTING IN THE POLL ABOVE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE MATCH ONLY *** If you were at the match, please use the poll above to vote for your top 3 players. As a bit of fun, we have also added an option to rate the referee .... Please make sure you vote for 3 separate players. If you make an error, let us know so we can fix it. PLEASE ONLY VOTE ABOVE IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME Anyone caught trying to cheat the system WILL be banned from voting in ALL site polls...this is your only warning. **NOT at the game ?** As a result of requests received, we have made a slight change to how these threads work for site users who watched the game on TV or listened to the full game live on the radio ....... You too will now be able to cast your votes, but should do it in the thread below, and NOT in the official poll above. Just list the three players of your choosing and award 5,3, or 1 point(s). You can give the ref a mark if you want too ! These votes will NOT be counted in the official total, as we only count votes from those who where actually at the game, but it IS a way for you to participate in the process .... which many people asked for .... a happy medium we hope !!!!!
  12. Scotty HT: 1-1 FT: 2-2 1st ICT: White 1st Opp: Dobbie Crowd: 1677 CDN Girl HT: 0-0 FT: 0-1 1st ICT: Polworth 1st Opp: Austin Crowd: 1502 SOS HT: 0-1 FT: 1-2 1st ICT: Polworth 1st Opp: Dobbie Crowd: 1777
  13. Scotty : QOS/ICT draw @ 3.20 CDN Girl : Clyde @ 2.10 SOS : East Fife @ 1.83
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