Stirling Observer

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    Ross County - 22nd September

    I would have gone for Italian meatball sub myself. You are a braver man than me
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    Ross County - 22nd September

    The county midfield is a bit static. Need to run them ragged, we all know Vigurs doesn't track runners and drapes isn't the quickest. Polworths availability could be key
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    Patrick another 3 points!!

    I have only seen the 2 away league fixtures and would agree we all playing well in fits and starts but not really dominating games/riding our luck. To be sitting top of the league without controlling a game is a very promising sign. The change in formation seems to have helped us offensively with 6 goals in 2 games. Really looking forward to Dingwall. Would still make them favourites, especially if we have picked up some injuries but would love to hump them silly (4-0 would be pleasant) and send a message across the bridge and to the rest of the league that teams should fear us.
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    Boardroom Banter - is it necessary to continue with it?

    No harm in asking
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    Dunfermline -V- Inverness CT

    Agreed
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    Elbouzedi

    These guys are in training almost daily. Lack of ability or attitude is why he couldn't get a game. Wasn't impressed when he did get a chance. Gives our youths a better opportunity.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    From the limited game time I saw of Zac. He looked like a dud. Better get him off the wagebill and give youth a chance.
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    Inverness CT -V- Alloa

    Robert, I like the look of your team.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    We lost many good players after the cup win (Ofere, Watkins, Christie, Shinnie), yogis replacements were poor. He tried to play the same style with lesser players. He started the downward spiral, took the huff when the board wouldn't let him speak to Utd then engineered his way out the club, picking fights over anything he could (much like mourinho now). Both parties suffered badly from his actions. A humble man would reflect on this and admit his errors. However yogis still churns the nonsense that if the board gave him money he would have kept us at that level. His replacements he signed make that statement pretty nonsensical.
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    He's One Of Our Own

    Zlatan?
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    Owain Tudor Jones interviews Gary Warren

    I liked it. Just two lads reminiscing about the good old days
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    I wasnt there but i can understand the changes. That team was strong enough to win. Several of the players in the starting line up have been on thin ice I believe and Robbo wouldn't want to make changes to an unbeaten team. However if we won tonight and several players stood out he would have a reason to make changes. Sounds like the plan backfired badly. Perhaps 3/4 changes would have sufficient. Still that team should have been good enough
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    He's One Of Our Own

    This is a nonsense. Regardless of what people's opinions on his performances I really hope the majority of fans rally round polworth and show him he is appreciated and that some young attention seeking teenagers don't represent the majority.
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    Alan Hercher

    One of my favourite players as a kid, some great memories of him. Always thought he was a striker for some reason. Did he move up front towards the end of his career or did I just imagine it?
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    Inverness CT -V- Ayr Utd

    Same 11. Not a suprise. Strong bench. If things don't start well hopefully Robbo can make changes early, feel our subs could have a big impact.
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    Ayr and the problem of Shankland

    I'm not one for reputations. But a striker full of confidence who has been beasting them in thus far this season causes me concern.
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    Bairns Away

    Think most fans would be in agreement that first half we looked very comfortable and should have killed the game. 2nd half Falkirk had numerous set pieces and crosses and we rode our luck. The 2nd half we made no effort to control the game and attempted to hit on the break by playing direct. Meant for a horrible and nervous watch but we rode our luck and held on. First time I have seen the new signings. Rooney, big lad, seemed to be caught rather high sometimes. But generally stopped Lewis although in possession he was rather mince. Walsh was very impressive in the first half, always looking to take on his man and get a cross in or shot away. 2nd half didn't suit him and we couldn't get him on the ball as much. Welsh did okay. Overall 3 points away from home is a big plus, even though Falkirk were poor. I suspect we will need to be on top form for Saturday. Hoping someone signs shankland before then.
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    Reigniting the spark.

    Seems a backwards step. This thread has highlighted the importance of getting 'hooked' at a young age. Once you are hooked the only important thing is watching your team not the 'matchday experience'. Sadly this could limit the chances youngsters have to attend.
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    Bairns Away

    Iv not been to any games thus far but thought it may have been a narrow diamond set up in the 4-4-2 with Walsh given a bit of freedom to roam.
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    Bairns Away

    As McCart Trafford Calder Oakley Dan Mackay all started against Fort we can presume they won't be starting on Saturday. I would guess the only change will be Austin in for Trafford. A 4-4-2 diamond with Chalmers sitting Polly and Doran wide and Walsh in the hole. Only other thing is maybe Welsh being thrown in but not sure. I would have McCart in for McKay but looks like it won't happen
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    Reigniting the spark.

    The 100 fans game is a great idea. Reckon it may grow and grow as more kids want to experience what their mates have been boasting about. Could do it over 2 days as I'm sure it's not that taxing on the players. Instead of the players going out to the school. The club could invite classes to the stadium for a P.E related session which involves a quick tour of the changing rooms etc and a Q and A session with the players. Perhaps use the minibus to transport them. Take them round the shop in case they have any pennies. Free tickets for the next home game aswell. There will be a slight cost to the club but I presume it will be offset if any kids are hooked from this.
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    Hearts Game

    McKay Chalmers and Trafford were poor today. Really hope McCart starts against Falkirk. We don't really have a proper defensive midfielder which could be a major issue. Trafford and Chalmers have proven they can't play this role. If Robbo changes the personnel and can perhaps bring in a loanee to break up play it could be the difference between a playoff place or sitting 7/8th.
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    Hearts Game

    Hearts are nothing special. They have made wholesale changes and the squad hasn't gelled. We are the polar opposite, the players know each other and are on a good unbeaten run. They should be fearing us. They need the win and are at home. This suits us, our problem seems to be creativity, if they come at us, we have more space to attack. Perfect situation. Let's not play for second, let's win and gaurantee a seeded spot in the next round.
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    Reserve League

    It's perhaps a tactical decision to wait and see how beneficial the league turns out to be. No point entering if there are no benefits. Let the league play out, speak to other clubs and guage whether it is worthwhile. Look how thin our squad was last season, sometimes only managing a few subs. I think it may be the same this season.
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    Reigniting the spark.

    Pretty straightforward, when you watch your side win, you are excited for the next game, everything is rosy. When you toil, you find yourself in a rage at games, it's difficult to motivate yourself to go. You question players desire and work ethic or the managers tactics. Either way, it's part of football. We as fans can't control it. We are extremely fortunate to have had the experiences we have. Looks just down the A96 a bit. There biggest achievement in a couple of decades is a draw with us! Life isn't so bad after all is it.