Stirling Observer

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    Next season expectations

    I don't care about what I can eat or if I have to walk through puddles or if the tannoy is ****. I fell in love with Ict and that's that. If fans are persuaded by this type of thing then it's maybe better they stay at home and watch the EPL. The club should be hammering the schools to ensure that the next generation doesn't fuss over 'match day experience' and has passion for the club and the ups and downs that that will bring.
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    Next season expectations

    Same as every season. Players to give 100%
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    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    Some people aren't getting it. Most accept that moving Gary on was a necessary evil. However what is disappointing in the nature and manner of the exit. He was a player who went above and beyond his duties. He was our club captain. He therefore deserved a bit more respect rather than forced out the club via the backdoor with a shoddy statement.
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    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    Whilst I could understand the decision. I cant accept this is the best Gary is going to get from the club after his commitment during his time with us.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    Tickets should be £50 each and all gate receipts should be used to build a statue of handsome Graham Shinnie lifting the beautiful Scottish cup outside of the stadium.
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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    I really dislike Roy making comments about Inverness and our relegation. Let him comment on his club and we will look after ourselves. Budgets dont guarantee anything. Look at Utd this season, big budget no promotion. Livi, small budget but excellent team spirit/ work ethic and have a chance of promotion. He has inexperienced managers at the helm ending the season with a whimper, we have a manager who has settled into the job and finished the season on a high. I know which I would rather. Bring it on!!
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    Confirmed

    I felt Vigurs was hugely culpable to our relegation, he seemed to consistently let players run off him and offered little movement to the players on the ball. However the 2nd half of the season playing as the main man in the middle of the park, taking the ball from the defence and retaining possession in tight areas as well as playing passes between the lines to doran and polworth saw us finish the season in great form. He was integral and will be missed. I am disappointed he is leaving but I am not devastated as it wasnt a surprise. I have been lacking in players to dislike with County, so at least I can focus some resentment towards Vigurs now. Its petty, but its what makes football fun!
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    We actually did well to get a fee for draper. Whilst he would have improved our team, it wouldn't have been enough to get us promoted. He is on his last legs and I cant see County managing to recoup any money on him. I would fancy Polly to give him a good run around next season.
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    Could counter than with an impressive Hibs and much improved Killie. A few people on here were praising Roy for wielding the axe early on McIntyre. Comparing it with our situation of sticking with Foran. Impossible to say in hindsight but swinging so early may have cost them dearly. 3/4 managers in one season can't be good for players.
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    Season Ticket

    Not a biggie. Betfred entry likely to be about a tenner. Just a mistake. People are human. Humans make mistakes.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Yup. I would also like those teams. A proper freshen up of the league. 4 news team from 10 would be nice. Can't see it though. I reckon Dumbarton will oust alloa and whoever is in the premiership will win the playoff. Leaving us with only county and Ayr as our new teams in the league. Hope I'm wrong
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    Season Ticket

    That's a great deal. Works out at roughly 13 quid a game. Allows you to miss quite a few games and still not be out of pocket
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    Robbo must stay!

    Would really like to bring DP back. I have no rhyme or reason why but I have never really taken to BR.