Scotty

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  1. Good stuff guys. I wasnt able to listen to the whole game but popped in and out of the broadcast when i could today. PS - next time wipe the seat before you sit down ... nothing worse than a wet @rse for chilling the bones on a cold day !
  2. THE MATCHDAY THREAD Discuss ICT & other games in this thread as they happen Inverness CT -V- Alloa Athletic PREVIEW Sat 19th October @ 3pm, Caledonian Stadium Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Media Coverage AUDIO COVERAGE BBC Sportsound BBC Sportsound [UK Only] LIVE TEXT (ONLINE) Sporting Life BBC VIDEO SPFL YouTube Channel ICT Official YouTube Channel TEAM LINEUPS TO FOLLOW Tweets by @ICTFC Tweets by @ICTFC
  3. Scotty : Arbroath @ 2.20 CDN Girl : Raith @ 2.20 SOS : Dumbarton @ 2.20
  4. Scotty : HT: 1-0 FT: 2-1 1st ICT: White 1st Opp: Trouten Crowd: 1777 CDN Girl HT: 0-0 FT: 1-1 1st ICT: Storey 1st Opp: Taggart Crowd: 1955 SOS HT: 2-1 FT: 4-1 1st ICT: Doran 1st Opp: Cawley Crowd: 2125
  5. Scotty : HT 2-0 FT 3-1 CDN Girl : HT 0-0 FT 1-0 SOS : HT 1-1 FT 2-1
  6. THE MATCHDAY THREAD Discuss ICT & other games in this thread as they happen Inverness CT -V- Alloa Athletic PREVIEW October 12th @ 3PM, Caledonian Stadium Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Media Coverage AUDIO COVERAGE BBC Sportsound BBC Sportsound [UK Only] LIVE TEXT (ONLINE) Sporting Life BBC VIDEO SPFL YouTube Channel ICT Official YouTube Channel TEAM LINEUPS TO FOLLOW Tweets by @ICTFC Tweets by @ICTFC
  7. May I suggest the Local History Forum and Inverness Then and Now groups on Facebook. These are both full of folk with knowledge going way back ! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Invernessthenandnow/ https://www.facebook.com/InvernessLocalHistory/
  8. THE MATCHDAY THREAD Discuss ICT & other games in this thread as they happen Ayr United -V- Inverness CT PREVIEW 5th October 2019 @ 3PM, Somerset Park, Ayr Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Media Coverage AUDIO COVERAGE BBC Sportsound BBC Sportsound [UK Only] LIVE TEXT (ONLINE) Sporting Life BBC VIDEO SPFL YouTube Channel ICT Official YouTube Channel TEAM LINEUPS TO FOLLOW Tweets by @ICTFC Tweets by @ICTFC
  9. Scotty HT: 1-1 FT: 1-2 1st ICT: Walsh 1st Opp: Doolan Crowd: 2212 CDN Girl HT: 0-0 FT: 0-1 1st ICT: Storey 1st Opp: Forrest Crowd: 2111 SOS HT: 1-0 FT: 1-1 1st ICT: Doran 1st Opp: McCowan Crowd: 2334
  10. Scotty - Queens Park @ 2.25 CDN Girl - Partick @ 2.00 SOS - Ayr/ICT draw @ 3.30
  11. Scotty : Stirling Albion @ 2.20 CDN Girl : Peterhead @ 2.40 SOS : Ayr @ 2.25
  12. Scotty: HT: 1-0 FT: 2-0 1st ICT: Walsh 1st Opp: Miller Crowd: 2122 CDN Girl HT: 0-0 FT: 1-0 1st ICT: Welsh 1st Opp: Zanatta Crowd: 1777 SOS HT: 1-1 FT: 2-1 1st ICT: Storey 1st Opp: Miller Crowd: 1933
  13. and thats where the parents come in. In my post above I commented that I realised my son had reached his limit with one program and moved him to another .... none of these programs are free and the higher you go the more it costs but you will do for your kids what you think is best regardless of that cost. Thats also what my friends have done .... their son is really good IMO and they want him to reach his potential so thats why they do it. In both cases the kids love their football so that does make it easier .....
  14. tend to agree .... If I take my own boy into the example here ... we have been taking him to football since he was 2. He just turned 6. From age 2-5 he went to something called little kickers. it was basically all about exercising and burning energy and using a ball sometimes rather than anything i would categorise as training. As he got older the ball got used more and learning of skills was introduced. From his mouth and my eyes, we knew he had reached his limit with this program a year ago and had to go up a level. From early summer this year until now he has been going to a local football club 2 nights a week. first night is training second night is a 'game'. This is more like training proper with the first night focusing on specific skills with the ball and the second about applying them. This team takes you from age 5 up to university age for competitive football so he is in on the ground floor as it were. If he is good he will go down the competitive route, if he is not he can choose to go down the leisure route which goes all the way up to my age ! 3 weeks ago he started a new training regime, this time with Toronto FC juniors. TFC have one of the best academies in North America - and poured millions into it as a condition of entry into MLS - but as a parent I know I have to be realistic ... My son is unlikely to be the next Ronaldo or Neymar and even if he does get picked up and tracked into the main academy program once he reaches age 7 or 8 years old then 95% of those who go down that path will fall off somewhere and not make the grade. 10s of thousands of kids have entered the ranks of the academy over the last 10 years .... and only about 20 have made it to the first team squad and only 2 or 3 of those are still at the club and appearing more than a handful of times a season. They either move on to other clubs, drop down to TFC II which plays in a lower league, or drop back to CPL or NASL and find their level. This is how it is the world over. ICT seems similar in that respect ... we have the hotshots for the young kids and then we have other outside outlets like kids coaching or TOFSS which was setup by former ICT captain Ian McArthur if I am not mistaken and now has Carl Tremarco as the newest franchisee (for Ross-shire), and we also have a route for the kids with ICT. One of my friends' kids is currently going down that route ... he was in hotshots, was also in TOFSS and is now playing for the ICT youths. Incidentally - they are always fundraising too as they do not get their costs covered by the club so whatever the club do give them it definitely doesnt cover everything. If we are paying 500K per year for our youth program then that is for wages, administration and covering anything else we are required to have in our licensing ... its not for niceties, freebies, or frivolity as far as I can tell. If we have a "highland" academy combining some HFL and SFL sides then, the players themselves will know where they want to go .... if its ICT/RCFC then it may be by choice if we are at the same or similar levels, but if we have differing teams at differing levels combining to share costs then the parents and/or coaches should realise this and make the best and most honest choice for their kids. I also think myself that training or youth development should be part of the core program run by the league and that it should benefit from government funds as part of a national fitness or youth activity program and perhaps be independent of but tied to the clubs in some way ... that way we can take some of the potential for bias and/or accusations of unfairness out of things .... this could very well be a whole separate debate on another thread .....