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  1. There are restrictions, but its the clubs themselves who submit what they want restricted direct to UEFA and they ratify it. I am not certain however if other neighbouring associations, like the FA for example could object on the grounds it could affect their attendances if the SFA wanted to unrestrict 3pm on a Saturday and they did not. I think these restrictions may need to come to an end anyway though. It is maybe not a concern for ICT who fill 1500 seats out of 7700 capacity and can social distance the in-person crowd easily for most games, but some clubs have 100% or close to it in ticket sales and there is going to have to be some new normal for this both in the short and long term. Online season tickets seem like a good idea, and even by extension online season tickets for new viewers is another revenue stream that clubs should explore .... Look at cinemas ... For donkeys years they have stuck the film in the cinema for a few weeks/months, then it went to DVD and Pay-Per-View, then it went to premium movie channels, and finally maybe 3 or 4 years later it ended up on normal telly ..... this summer cinemas are closed and many films (that didn't get their releases delayed) went straight to PPV before even going to DVD and some without a cinema release as they are empty or closed. Disney also just released Mulan and not only do you have to pay a big fee to watch it but until the New Year you also have to have Disney+ subscription on top of that .... They are all tweaking their online models to adjust to the new normal and discovering or cementing new revenue streams while doing so. There is no reason football cannot do the same with online broadcasting.
  2. CaleyStan - I agree with you. Not only has this trumpian nonsense been debunked (several times). It definitely crosses the line for the site, and for me personally. We will take appropriate action on this. I have largely stayed out of social & political discussion on this and other threads but as husband to a woman of colour and father of a biracial child, and who knows far more about BLM than I probably would otherwise, I cannot allow or accept this post on this site. Reasoned argument is fine, but spouting already debunked conspiracy theories ... nope. I have hidden the post for now until we decide what action to take with the user account.
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    it was a spammer testing to see if their registration worked. Ban hammer. thread closed.
  4. if they have it they should sell it, even for a reduced rate. its an add-on sale. Sales and Marketing 101. For interest, just mentioning AAO on this thread today has seen a few copies of that downloaded too ....
  5. Not sure if the club or Ian have any copies left. I have sent a question to find out. If it is out of print it might be good if it could be put into a PDF version in the same way that happened with AAO a few years back. Biggest issue we had with AAO though - or to be exact that CB had with it, even as the author - was copyright. Good job he is into athletics as he had several hurdles to overcome to get all the permissions in place before he could place it into the public domain.
  6. Ordered 2 copies (as i suggested myself) and also donated a little. £14 for international postage seemed a bit high but looking up Royal Mail for both customer and business rates its not actually OTT. (For World Zone 1 its between £10/£14 for packages weighing up to 1Kg for standard rates, and £7.16 per Kg for packages up to 2Kg if paying business rates)
  7. No worries, nothing in the report area so you must have hit the correct link .... Definitely hope it garners enough financial support to get into print. If you are an ICT fan it really should be in your collection alongside his other book Going Ballistic, and also Against All Odds by @Charles Bannerman which is still available for free download HERE.
  8. As noted on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we are delighted to help publicise a new book by ICTFC club historian Ian Broadfoot. "Milestones and Memories" is Ian's second book about the club (Going Ballistic was his first) and provides a wonderful nostalgic trip down memory lane which is sure to bring back many happy memories. Anyone who knows Ian, as I have done since the early days will know how meticulous his fact and record keeping is. It has formed the backbone of our stats on this and other earlier versions of our site for many a year and we still use his records to double check and make sure what we have on here is correct. This makes this a must-have for any ICT fan. In fact, if you are like me at all you will buy 2 copies. One to read, one to keep for posterity!! Its been a hard road to get this published, in no small part thanks to the Coronavirus, but with the help of the supporters trust, the club, and other businesses in the local area who provided support or assistance in kind, the book is now available for pre-order. For pages with a sidebar you can find a link on the right side of the page, or you can click below to donate to help with costs or to buy the book (or both). Pre-ordered books can be signed by Ian if you wish, and any donation over £20 will be acknowledged in the final book (or you can remain anonymous). BUY BOOK : DONATE TO COSTS :
  9. As part of the ICT25 celebrations, club historian and Supporters Trust Member Ian Broadfoot was invited to write a book detailing the highlights of the club's remarkable 25year history. Ian has lovingly embarked upon the task and has produced 'Milestones and Memories", a wonderful book packed full of facts and memories. The plan was that the book would be published for the start of last season. However, publishing the book requires the printing costs to be paid up front, and much as the club want the book published, there were other calls on the club's ready cash. These financial difficulties have since been seriously exacerbated by Covid-19. The Board of the Supporters Trust have seen the book as an electronic copy and feel it is an important book for the club and supporters alike. We approached the club to see what we could do to help get the book published and the outcome is that, if we can help raise the printing costs, the club will promote and sell the book through the club shop. We are therefore now launching a fundraising campaign with a view to getting the book published in the Autumn. Our aim is to raise sufficient money in the next 4 weeks to cover the printing costs. We will do this through a combination of paid pre-orders and donations. If we raise sufficient money, to get the book to print, then with a good marketing campaign there is potential to make a significant and much needed profit for the club. Donations as well as pre-orders are urgently needed because pre-orders alone are unlikely to be sufficient to fund the printing costs. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to the club. Ian is not being paid for nor is he receiving any commission from the book. So what makes this book so special? Milestones and Memories is a lavishly illustrated book of A4 size and over 300 pages. It starts with a list of all the significant events in the club's history together with illustrations of tickets and programmes etc from some of these occasions. It goes on to feature some of the most memorable games and features the recollections of many of the players who helped to make these occasions so special. In the longest section of the book, Ian takes us on a journey back in time and details the highlights and main facts of every one of the club's first 25 seasons. There are then sections featuring the 25 players who have made the most appearances for the club and then our 25 top goal scorers. There are sections on the club's managers who have played such an important role in the club's success. The book then goes behind the scenes to celebrate those who have worked for the club either on the Board or as staff and volunteers. There is a section on the youth programme and the community department. Finally, appendices list all the squad players and a wealth of statistics for the anoraks amongst us. All of this is supported by over 500 colour photos and quotes from many of the people involved. This is a very accessible book with wide appeal for all ICT fans. For those who have travelled all or some of the 25 year journey with the club, "Milestones and Memories" provides a wonderful nostalgic trip down memory lane and is sure to bring back many happy memories. No doubt it will be used for years to come as the authoritative source of information in settling arguments about all things ICT! For younger readers and newer fans the book will be a real eye opener about the success the club has had. The book brings to life just what it means to fans of a small club like ours to enjoy those special occasions. Make no mistake, the Coronavirus crisis threatens the viability of the club. The club has lost significant income from the lack of games and it is harder than ever to get commercial support as local businesses themselves struggle to stay afloat. The club will also face significant extra costs when football restarts due to the additional measures required to keep people safe. The club needs the support of the fans more now than ever. You can help by making a donation towards the printing costs and/or pre-ordering the book online via the Club shop. The more of the printing costs which can be raised from donations the more profit the club will get from the sale of the book. Each donation serves a dual purpose; it helps to get this important book published and it puts much needed money into the club's coffers. Donations of £20 or more will be acknowledged in the book, but if you wish to remain anonymous the form will allow you to indicate your wish. The cost of pre-orders is £20 per copy if collected from the club shop or £25 inc P&P within the UK. All pre-ordered copies will be personally dedicated by the author if required. If you want any further information such as postage costs outside the UK, please phone the club shop on 01463 222880. Please note that in the event of us not raising sufficient funds to allow the book to go to print, all money for donations and pre-orders will be refunded. We appreciate that the Coranavirus crisis is affecting individuals as well as businesses and therefore some people reading this will not feel able to make a donation or buy a copy of the book. But there is a way everyone can help. Please, please, please tell friends, family and colleagues who have any kind of interest in ICT about this campaign. As well as the die-hard fans, we particularly need to reach the folk who rarely if ever go to games or access ICT related social media but who still think of Caley Thistle as their team. A final point is that the club will benefit from the sale of the book in less tangible ways than simply profit. The book will stir up memories and remind people how important a successful football team can be to a community. Flicking through the pages will inspire many folk to go to a few more games or buy club merchandise from the shop. Perhaps for some it will represent the start of being a regular supporter for the next 25 years! The fundraising campaign is scheduled to end on 27th September. So please act now. Make a donation, place an order and tell other people about this. With your help, the club can enjoy another great 25 years of milestones and memories. With many thanks in anticipation of your support DONATION LINK : PRE-ORDER LINK :
  10. ... not related totally to this topic, and it sent me off on quite a tangent ...... but I remember in my younger day going to Hampden for Kenny Dalglish's 100th appearance. We had a banner with us that day ... "King Kenny 100 not out .... Better than Botham" who I think was having a bit of a bad summer that year (1986) .... Off topic, and i apologise ...but it was a great game, 60K in the national stadium to see a 3-0 victory over Romania, Kenny got his commemorative cap from Franz Beckenbauer, and from our position in Section J (Rangers end) we witnessed it as section J started chanting "feed the bear" after Big Roy Aitken scored his first ever goal for Scotland .... great memories.
  11. Mine was received a few minutes ago in Canada. I echo many of the sentiments already expressed. I bought size 11-12yrs for my boy and the top he received fits perfectly, maybe a little growing room for him .... Only issue with that is that he is 7 years old, athletic build unlike his dad, and fairly typical in height/weight for his age so definitely order up a few sizes. On the other hand, for me, I did what I normally had to do with Errea for adult kit and went with the biggest size. I have slimmed down a bit over the last couple of years but the adult top does seem made larger than Errea and I actually no longer feel like I am wearing a cycling shirt when I put this on. Very generous sizing. you might need to drop down a size (or two) from the Errea sizing. Plus points: Love the design, Delivery time (once posted) was excellent. Feels very comfortable. Going to get more wear out of this one than most others. Negative points: Its definitely 'replica' as opposed to 'authentic' as there are no league badges on it. The ICT badge is very poor - too much border and white space, should be embroidered or made to better quality.
  12. I had a kit for this ... apart from the pencil the kit contained what was basically a razor blade in a handle and a plastic guide track to place the tape in for those of us who are all thumbs !
  13. Harrogate ones put me in mind of Columbus Crew in MLS. Geographically one of TFC's closest rivals. Very difficult to make any black/yellow kit look good.
  14. With Royal Mail and Canada Post combined, I am hopeful the tops for me and my boy will arrive by Christmas ... I've had stuff reach here in 3 days before but normally its maybe 2 weeks.
  15. Their Twitter font annoys me almost as much as the shirt ! If that was ICT I would NOT have ordered shirts !