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  1. Stirling Observer

    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    I like this team. Perhaps swap Warren with McKay if he's still here. Calder, White, Mackay, Chalmers, beith making up a strong bench. Until we get injuries of course
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    Championship 2018/19

    Different if he was sent on trial to Raith Rovers. I presume Hearts were interested and asked if he could go down for a week during the winter break. I see that as the club not standing in his way on his own progression. I don't fall for this poor Jake routine. Every time he performs well he improves his chances of getting an improved contract with a bigger club. It would be unfair if he wasnt allowed the opportunities to perform, or was left out the team despite good performances. Neither of these are true. Jake's destiny is in his own hands. He has a fabulous opportunity at Hearts who are severely lacking in wide players with pace. Will he take it, time with tell. Going by his time with us, I doubt it.
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    Championship 2018/19

    I presume it is a reference to his petulance at Falkirk stadium which was of little help to his teammates, fans or club. Some mini strops as well as head drop moments if things didn't go his way have led to this assumption. Which is fair enough.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    A friend of mine who is a Stirling supporter said he is probably quite similar to Austin. Although being quite tall he much prefers the ball on the deck, quite direct with decent pace. Quite happy with the signing, hopefully it clicks for him here.
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    2018/19 League Cup Group Draw

    I'll give you that!
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    Irn Bru Cup 18/19

    I think it has been good for the competition. Crusaders were the northern Irish champions I believe but we beat them (just). If second tier teams in Scotland can stop teams from teams from Wales and N.Ireland and selected English and Irish teams then it shows our league up well. If the 5th tier English team wins it. Then we stop inviting them. It's oor baw...
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    2018/19 League Cup Group Draw

    Some may say, ours is a dump!
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    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    No-one said super wages. Obviously assumptions are made but assumptions are based on educated guesses. The fact that he has been at the club for several years, renegotiating contracts whilst he was a key player and the club were earning/spending much more. Also the fact the club hinted his wages could be used for 3 players. What are your assumptions that he wouldn't be the highest earner or at the very least, one of the highest earners at the club? Oakley and bell are kids. They would have been relatively cheap I would imagine. Trafford, not so sure.
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    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    This is purely speculation but I presume with the players who have left/loaned out, that Gary is perhaps the biggest earner by some way (no fault of his own). If he is not a stand out player and perhaps not a guaranteed starter then you could imagine other players you are performing well may be phoning agents to request parity to GW earnings if not more. The club have perhaps used a self preservation tactic to prevent this, it needed to be done publicly so the rest of the dressing room know the situation. The board want the wage level reduced and the squad earning similar amounts. Again this has no evidence base, just some thoughts bouncing about my coupon .
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    We deserve better? Careful with that phrase. Entitled Rangers fans like to use it. Not the kind I would like to be drawing comparisons with. Take your point though, think most fans agree its a bit dull for both them and the players. I get the point that these are purely fitness exercises but mixing up the opposition wouldn't do us any harm. Club could argue it gives fans opportunity to watch the games and keeps the costs down.
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    Liam Polworth - One Of Our Own - Take 2

    I thought your earlier post was a wind up but maybe not. You comment on his achievement but then strangely make reference to players/ supporters wages? How many supporters in the stadium could get into the Championship team of the year if you offered them polworths wages?
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Unearth is the wrong word, however they were unwanted at their clubs and Robbo took a chance on them. Coll has been on a bit of a downward spiral for a while now, but has been outstanding for us.
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    Liam Polworth - One Of Our Own - Take 2

    This is a new problem that is more and more common. People make a negative opinion on a player on a forum. They then scrutinise each performance and almost want said player to make a mistake so they can come on and rant to back up their statement. We are probably all slightly guilty to varying degrees. I have heard opposition fans speak highly of polworth performances against them, generally these are people without agendas or bias (unless you are Ross Tokely).
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    Championship 2018/19

    This league will be pretty incredible. I cannot even start to guess to say who would be favourites or the positions. Lots of factors involved including teams recruitment and management squads. Looks like Utd will stick with csaba. Will Partick stick with Alan? Will Hartley get his recruitment right? Will Ayr do a Livi?
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    Recruitment Policy?

    Not many will be offered the opportunity these boys have been given. Perhaps only a couple will make it as professional footballers, others may end up in the Highland league. But they must give everything they have to achieve their goal. If it doesn't work out, there are many different routes now to access education rather than the traditional method. No regrets.