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CaleyD last won the day on December 3 2018

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  1. CaleyD

    Game tonight anyone???

    Easy win for us...3 goals to zip, IMO.
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    Fans Forum

    Average attendance is a tough figure to use when gauging home support as the visiting fan numbers will be higher in the premiership....and Ross County will be helping the average this season. The largest factor in our fluctuating average attendance was away crowds...certainly in the last 10 years...however these were partially offset by a slow but steady growth in home support. From memory, the CEO told us we currently have fewer than 1400 ST holders, although no idea how many of those will be free kids tickets or what the breakdown is.
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    New Honorary President

    Thoroughly deserving of the accolade.
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    Fans Forum

    Something I feel most people are in agreement with. What's being discussed is why? What's caused/causing that difference? We've just demonstrated that even when results have been poor and the consequences potentially dire, the fans still rallied back then. In fact, it was the catalyst to our rise towards our best ever league performances, a Scottish Cup title and European football. It's not exactly been apocalyptic since Robbo came in, far from it, but even a 25 game unbeaten league run has failed to generate any real optimism. Why did fans do that then and not now? Understanding that might provide some insight into how we go about reversing the current trend.
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    Fans Forum

    We won one of our last five games the first time we got relegated and three of the last four the second time. Based on what you say, the optimism should have been greater...especially as we'd done it before.
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    Fans Forum

    We were only 3 points worse off the last time we got relegated, so why not the same widespread optimism?
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    Fans Forum

    What did they base that expectation on?
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    Fans Forum

    If success/winning is the biggest factor, how do you explain the increase in season ticket sales following our first relegation?
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    Inverness Ct -V- Falkirk

    I don't like hearing the "I'm done" talk...but that's the growing reality and I'm starting to see/hear it from people who would be considered the staunchest of fans. These are not people having a knee-jerk reaction to a bad game/spell or even a bad season...these are people who feel they are losing their affinity with ICTFC. How do I know that? Because I've engaged with them, I've asked them and I feel the same way as them. If someone is set to walk away then what do they care about the effects of dwindling crowds and finances?...they won't be there, it won't affect them...and they are already feeling like sitting at home on a Saturday (or a Friday, or Tuesday, maybe a Monday and sometimes a Sunday if it's a really big game) is better than the football. We can dismiss their views, turn on them, tell them they aren't proper fans if they walk away etc...but what good does that do? These are people right at the end of their tether and it's not going to take much to push a lot of them beyond the point by which they can be brought back. We are at the stage where it doesn't matter two fecks who broke it, how or only matters that it gets fixed...and asap.
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    Welcoming the Bairns well under strength

    The whole "depth of squad" thing can often be overplayed and sometimes feels like lack of confidence and getting your excuses ready, IMO. Young players aside (as they are still developing), if a manager has someone in the squad and they're thinking "that player can't do a job for me" in ANY game, they are merely making up numbers and shouldn't be there in the first place. Just to be clear. I'm not necessarily saying that is what Robbo is doing...there's every chance his comments on the subject were prompted by questions from the press...but it is what some of us are doing. Our squad has shown signs of both resilience and fragility....and we have to go into the game today believing that it's the former that will show up 👍
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    Rollerbowl - 30th November

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    Rollerbowl - 30th November

    More images to follow in due course.....
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    Fans Forum

    Are you suggesting all the whingers are based in the south? 🤔 😉