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    Red and Green Dots

    Can we bring that red and green dot system from before? It was way better than this namby pamby "Like" system!
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    They Came On Trial...

    Trialists. We've had many of them of over the years and while some were signed up and were both great successes and tragic failures, others have disappeared into the mists of time. So aside from those who were signed up, who else have we had over the years? How many of them them were missed chances? And how many of them were lucky escapes? I think we should go one at a time, it's more fun that way! I'll start us off - Vladimirs Koļesņičenko - A Latvian international attacking midfielder who came on trial at the same time as Pavels Mihadjuks. Brewster decided not to sign him. Seems afterwards he played for clubs in Azerbaijan and the Ukraine as well as two spells at Skonto Riga, who he is now chairman of! They also have Nauris Bulvitis playing for them as well!
  3. As some of you may remember, a while back we had a similar thread on how many nationalities had turned out in ICT colours, well here's a similar thing. How many nationalities have played at the Caledonian Stadium since it was built? I suppose we could count friendlies and international games as well, to get the number up. It would be interesting to see as well, what range of nationalities there has been over the last sixteen years, as well as countries that haven't featured anyone yet and foriegn one-offs. Go one name at a time as well. It's more fun that way! I'll start us off - Ross Tokely - Scottish
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    Managers We Never Had...

    In light of that thread on P&B, it got me thinking about people who have been linked/interviewed/offered/expressed an interest in the ICT's manager's job over the years. Did we have any lucky escapes? And what about people in hindsight who could well have done a great job? IMO a lucky escape on two occasions was Maurice Malpas. He was interviewed for the job when Robertson left (I think) and was of course offered it when Butcher went. He did a horrendous job at Motherwell and Swindon and I think we got away lucky with that one. On the other hand, I'm sure that Stuart McCall expressed an interest in taking over when Charlie Christie resigned. His stock was quite low at the time I believe, as he had just left Bradford, but in hindsight he probably would've done a really good job (far better than Brewster did anyway!). Any others over the years?
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    Summer transfer targets

    Does look like the same guy.
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    The Big Scottish Independence Debate

    There is a depressing parallel between that farce and the independence referendum incoming. Voters were told by the leading parties and the media that proportional representation wouldnt work in the UK as it does in other countries because people here are too stupid to figure it out. We were told that it would confuse us having a different looking bit of paper to tick, ushering in the apocalypse when trying to count votes. The problem with that referendum is that it seemed a lot of people just voted against it because of what Nick Clegg did. For what it's worth, I'd like to see us have an election system akin to the French system.
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    Summer transfer targets

    What made you think "MAHNIOOOOOO" is a person? Could be a chimpanzee mating call for all we know!
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    Summer transfer targets

    Why did you reply to CaleyDawson's post then, when it was a reply to someone else?
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    League Cup 2014/15 - 3rd Round draw (last 16)

    The 3rd round games are due on the 23rd and 24th September. No date for the Rangers away game yet though - I've heard speculation that it maybe the week before (16th or 17th September). Oh jeez, they'll be Union Jack/Britain mad!
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    Managers We Never Had...

    Been linked a couple of times but was only interviewed for it in 2004 I think. Does anyone else remember the ex-Millwall manager Willie Donachie wanting it when Brewster was sacked? The Highland News linked Henrik Larsson with it last time as well.
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    Development League info. (2014/15)

    ICT U20s played Inverness City tonight apparently. Don't know the score and didn't know it was on!
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    The ultimate journeyman

    Manager-wise Rudi Gutendorf has the record for the most international teams managed and signed Steve Paterson for some team in Japan! He's managed Blue Star Zurich, Luzern, US Monastir, Duisburg, Stuttgart, St Louis Stars, Bermuda, Schalke, Kickers Offenbach, Sporting Cristal, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, 1860 Munich, Real Vallodolid, Fortuna Koln, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Hamburg, Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Nepal, Tonga, Tanzania, Hertha Berlin, Sao Tome and Principe, Yomiuri (now known as Tokyo Verdy), Ghana, Nepal, Fiji (was so good they brought him back!), China, Iran U23s, China (again!), Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Mauritius (again!), Rwanda and Samoa! Bizarrely, in his playing career he was a one club man and played for TuS Neuendorf for nine years!
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    Christie call up...

    James Vincent has been capped for England C and I think Raven has some English youth caps as well. Seem to remember talk of Vincent switching to Northern Ireland but he wasn't eligible.
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    The ultimate journeyman

    There was a thing about Pfannenstiel in FourFourTwo a couple of years back. I see he'd played in New Zealand, Canada and even at the Maracana! This one of the best ones/fall from graces I've come across is Trevor Benjamin. He's even played for two different national teams! Apparently, he was also on trial at Clyde in 2009! Ten points for anyone who can spot his one foreign club!
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    Managers We Never Had... Here's an article from 2004, talking about Richard Gough wanting the job. Interestingly at the bottom, it says that Eric Black was being considered and there was even talk of Pele coming back!
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    Managers We Never Had...

    Kevin MacDonald would be a good for us I reckon. The other two don't seem very exciting though. From what I remember as well, Csaba Laszlow was the first to apply for the job when Butcher went. I think he'd have done a reasonable job, but the football would've been as boring as anything to watch.
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    Summer transfer targets

    Free agents can be signed at any time. There's also a different loan transfer window as well I believe.
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    Celtic fans in North stand.

    There's probably a lot of truth in that. The baggage that seems to attract some people won't help either. Obviously not all fans of these clubs are like that, but for some reason there does seem to be a nastier element to their undesirables for some reason.
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    Managers We Never Had...

    Does anyone remember who else was linked when Baltacha left? I believe Pele was on the radar for a while, but was anyone else linked?
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    Callum McGregor

    Seemingly, Hughes is after bringing Celtic's Callum McGregor here, who scored against Maribor last Thursday. I seem to recollect him mentioning looking to bring someone in on loan and this is presumably one he was referring to.
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    Callum McGregor

    True, but there is this line - Wonder if he's counting on Celtic looking to loan him out at some point to get him playing every week, as they did last season sending Jackson Irvine to Kilmarnock.
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    Managers We Never Had...

    Bobby Williamson's a bit of hoof merchant. His record isn't bad, but would he have suited the players we had at that time? Arguably not. Done quite well in Africa I'm led to believe. Archie Knox took his name out of the running after deciding he didn't want to move to the Highlands I think. He might have been quite an astute choice. Was Alan Kernaghan not offered it as well at point? I seem to recollect he was, as was Paul Hegarty with Malpas as assistant I think as well.
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    Managers We Never Had...

    Was Gough not interviewed for it once? Think he expressed an interest last time as well.
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    Managers We Never Had...

    Nevio Scala. Applies for a lot of jobs over here, but I don't remember him ever being linked with us. Bobby "Blobby" Williamson was interviewed for it once I think. Probably wouldn't have been much good. Paul Telfer came second in the running when Yogi got it (ahead of Paul Hartley). A surprise from the outside that he was even interviewed, but apparently came with some glowing references. He was player/coach of Sutton United in the Conference South at the time, but has since become one of the assistant managers of American side Indy Eleven in Indianapolis!