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  1. I spoke to someone at the game on Saturday who knows about council planning applications in general, no special knowledge of this one specifically, and their opinion was that this will 100% be rejected. It fails it on noise grounds alone due to being too close to houses.
  2. People talking about him being appointed for 'staunchness' are being silly. The guy played about ten games for Rangers thirty years ago. I don't think he's particularly renowned as a Rangers guy at all, Everton are the club he's identified with. He was really considered a big disappointment by Rangers fans
  3. Positives and negatives about appointing Ferguson. POSITIVES He has coaching and assistant manager experience at the highest level. He was a first team coach at Everton from 2014 to 2022, caretaker manager a couple of times. He worked with Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce, Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelloti, Rafa Benetiz. That has to be worth something. He seems to have been highly regarded by those he worked with. He has a reputation as a motivator, a positive guy who is passionate as a coach, not someone who is more analytical and measured. NEGATIVES He hasn't been involved in Scottish football for decades, he's never coached here at all. You can be certain he'll have zero knowledge of players at this level. He was interviewed by Tony Bellew for a podcast earlier this year and he said that he hasn't really paid much attention to Scottish football for years - which is understandable as he was coaching a Premier league club so knowledge of lower leagues in Scotland isn't required. He had a poor record as manager of Forest Green Rovers, who were in a similar position to us when he took over - bottom of their league. There are obviously reasons behind every failure (and success) and from what I've read about it there were underlying things wrong at the club that meant he wasn't in a position to succeed.
  4. This is my understanding also. I might be wrong but I would expect him to take over as manager until the end of the season and, unless we get relegated, permanently after that.
  5. We are linked with Jack Sanders, Killie centre half on loan. Played the first half of last season on loan at Cove Rangers.
  6. RUmours that we will be signing a defender before the deadline.
  7. It was obvious for more than a year that Robbie Deas would be leaving but we haven't signed a central defender to replace him. Now we are bottom of the league making horrendous defensive errors in every game and are scrambling about trying to sign someone for that position before the deadline. It's appalling management and planning.
  8. Our squad is much weaker this season than last. Of the regulars from last season we've lost Deas, Allardice, Henderson and Mckay and none of them have really been replaced. Deas hasn't been replaced at all, we've just not signed anyone in his position. We have signed Charlie Gilmour in the middle where Allardice played but I'm not sure he is a similar player and isn't someone who is going to dominate in there the way Allardice did. Henderson and MacKay both had pace and the ability to deliver a great ball in and while it's early days I'm not sure Brooks or Longstaff look comparable. We are weaker in ever area and unless we make some excellent signings in the next few days I honestly think 8th is about the limit of our ambitions this season. We've done well on loan in the last few years - Jamieson, McAlear, Chalmers, Pearson and the aforementioned Henderson and MacKay were all good contributors - so maybe we can use that market.
  9. Inverness Cup champions after a 17 season hiatus You'll never sing that.
  10. All three goals came from us giving the ball away in our own half. Really poor. I hope that this is just the pre-season affect.
  11. Glad the feel good factor from the cup final lasted a whole five days.
  12. How many grounds have you seen Caley Thistle play at? Saw this discussed on P&B, thought it was an interesting question. I have seen us play at 40 different grounds. Premiership - PIttodrie, Celtic Park, Dens Park, Tynecastle, Easter Road, Rugby Park, Almondvale, Fir Park, Ibrox, Victoria Park, McDairmid Park, St Mirren Park. Championship - Excelsior, Somerset Park, Tannadice, East End, Cappielow, Caledonian Stadium, Firhill, Stark's Park League One - Recreation Park, Falkikr Stadium, New Douglas Park, Palmerston Park, Forthbank League Two - New Bayview, Borough Briggs, Ochilview. Non-league - Station Park (Nairn County), Christie Park (Huntly), Mosset Park (Forres Mechanics), Grant Street Park (Clach), Princess Royal Park (deveronvale), Grant Park (Lossiemouth), New Victoria Park (Newtongrange Star) and Cliftonhill (Albion Rovers). Neutral - Hampden Park (cup semis and finals) Grounds that no longer exist - Telford Street, Brockville and Love Street. I've also seen us play as the home team at five different grounds - Telford Street and Caledonian Stadium, as well as Pittodrie (2004/05 ground share), Tannadice (1996 cup tie v Rangers) and Victoria Park (January 2005 cup tie v St Johnstone).
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Inverness_Caledonian_Thistle_F.C._players Scott Allan Andre Blackman Mark Brown (footballer, born 1981) Joe Chalmers Ryan Christie Jonny Hayes Jamie McCart Barry Robson Lewis Toshney Not including players who never started for Celtic - that rules out Gardyne, Deas, Prunty, Charlie Christie
  14. Are the prices agreed between all the clubs or are they imposed? The sections we've got seem a bit odd, I'm sure there's a reason for it.
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