CaleyD

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  1. CaleyD

    New ICT Podcast

    Not the first 😉...but a cracking job and not as easy as you guys make it appear. I always enjoyed doing them with Iain Auld and various others over the years...even if my/our proximity to the club meant we had to be mindful of the tone and content 😂
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    New Kit

    This is not a merger argument...it's not even an argument IMO...it's about people expressing an opinion that the club has failed to properly recognise the clubs roots in both strips released for our 25th Anniversary. Regardless of how good, bad or indifferent you think the strip is as a design...it can't be argued that it fairly represents the club's roots. Also...why do we need to bury the events and histories of the clubs sacrificed to bring ICTFC into existence? To try and do so is utterly disrespectful to those on all sides at the time, to those who moved forward and worked tirelessly to try and ensure it was a success and even to those who decided not to follow ICTFC. The solution is pretty simple....FAIRLY represent the 109 or so years of history from BOTH the pre-merger clubs. Do that and the constantly recurring "they get more recognition than them" issue goes away and all fans...young and old alike...can properly embrace all 134ish years of history. One Great Club - Three Great Histories Let's celebrate it, not obliterate it.
  3. Esson and any of the players awaiting International Clearance must be listed as a trialist due to them not being registered ICTFC players.
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    Ken Thomson

    The Greatest Chairman that Caley Thistle never had....and a man I was proud to have as a good friend. A gentleman of exceptional wit, great candor and endless generosity.
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    Top scorer

    It has to be Bobby Mann.
  6. Clubs do not get any extra for a televised league match, it's pulled money that is distributed as part of the overall league income.
  7. Confirmed today that Walsh will be in the squad tomorrow....as will McHattie. Machado also being given a spot in the matchday squad. Unless I missed an announcement to the contrary I think he may still be on Amateur Papers...a first for us?
  8. In Glasgow for work and if I don't suffer any holdups I should be able to make it.
  9. Hope for the best....expect something a bit less. News from AGM last night is that we're still haemorrhaging money, so every penny counts and I'd love for it to be nearer your estimation than mine.
  10. Eh? There's nothing emotional expressed in those posts....they are simply part of a discussion on the (perceived) realities of a situation. In saying that, if we were to attach emotion then I'm not sure being happy about getting a pittance from the semi final would be appropriate!!
  11. 75000 combined? You're having a giraffe!! Even assuming 50000 for the other game, there's no chance our game will do 25000. Take off the SFA/Sponsor/club freebies as well. A not inconsiderable number of tickets will be concession and in the cheaper seats, so I think we'll be struggling to do £20/ticket average. Then there's all our own expenses, player bonuses, accomodation (I imagine they'll stay down at least the night before) etc. So, yeah, gross income may be more...but, as I said, net figure will be lucky to get into 6 figures.
  12. A quarter share after SFA have deducted stadium costs and taken their percentage. In reality we'll get about 12% to 15%. As I have tried to explain on here before, the cups, even the Scottish Cup, aren't anywhere near as lucrative as people think. Net income from this semi will barely make it into 6 figures.
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    4G Pitch?

    Robbo is the most knowledgable person I have ever spoken to about the use of artificial pitches. I recall him telling me he was involved in or was very close to, some study that was done on their use in Scandinavia or something. If he reckons there's a product out there that could work for us, then I think people should listen. We're not the ones who have to play on it, and I don't see any argument that it leads to an inferior quality of game. I know there was the big thing from the PFA recently, but listening to players talking about it...both when I was in a position to talk to them directly and what's been said in the press...then the older players see the merit of it, but are at a stage of their career where it would be tough to adapt. Younger players will tell you that they have had more exposure to it and wouldn't have any major objection. In fact, from memory, the thing that I recall Robbo talking about was that it's the transition from grass to artificial that causes the greatest problem for players by way of injury...and those are injuries related to additional/different stresses as opposed to the argument made for "catching a stud" or "going over on an ankle" etc...for which there is no evidence to support any more likelihood. Players who have grown up using it or who play on it regularly don't suffer the same problems. We're all very good at moaning that "money always comes first", be it the financial benefits of a plastic pitch for a club, TV money for Semi-Finals or whatever...however, the truth is that just to sustain the level we are at and the costs that come with it....then ticket prices would have to at least treble (at current attendance levels) if you took all these other 'bothersome considerations' out of the equation. Where's the money coming from? We seemed to manage to find about £1.5 Million to spend on as yet unexplained items in the year ending May 2018...enough to install at least 3 artificial pitches...so 🤷‍♂️
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    Jim Falconer

    If anyone deserved the title of Mr ICTFC...it's Jimmy.