A96

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  1. Thank you to all the players and staff of ICT for a superb night's entertainment on a chilly evening. Four goals by four different players. Pity the BBC Radio Scotland match report could only concentrate on St Mirren's problems rather than ICT's excellent football and their convincing result.
  2. Did we not give Brewster the boot, quite literally? Humble pie duly eaten. You are quite right, Craig Brewster was sacked (although he should have gone months before he doomed us to Div 1).
  3. Terry, I thank you for all your efforts and successes with ICT and for all the good work you've done for us. You are a genuinely good guy. Its just a shame that more people couldn't be bothered to turn up to support Inverness at home games during your tenure and I can understand your frustration with that. However, now that you are leaving us I imagine that your career in management will be propelled onwards and upwards to greater managerial successes - just like your predecessors who left Inverness for greater things......like.....eh...Steve Paterson......eh.....John Robertson.....eh.....Craig Brewster............!!! You had a job for life here at ICT Tel. We have a history of being patient with our managers with no sackings to date. Hibs on the other hand will give you 12 months (max) to re-float their sinking ship. It will be a tough job at Hibs - and probably a thankless one too - but all the best to you!
  4. Global Energy Stadium = No Energy Stadium! What a joke County are - and an embarrassment to the Highlands. Scratch the surface and they are just a Highland League outfit with ideas above their station. Meantime the stage was set for another fine three points for ICT. Atmosphere was good. County started with all guns blazing (plastic ones, not real ones) but soon ran out of steam as the superior big city club started to take control of the game. Then they switched on the microwaves for the half time pies and the lights went out......................... Will get them next time!!
  5. Excellent display and result once again from our boys at ICT. Well done to the guys on the pitch and the management team!! Must be our best start to a season so far? First half was a delight to watch with some very neat football. Second half was harder work with Motherwell pressing us hard and closing us down. But what a defence! There is always someone there to back up his team mate or to make last ditch tackles/clearances. Very impressive team work. Really disappointed with the attendance though. Credit to those who were there but this team deserves a far bigger crowd. So, for those who weren't there - switch Sky Sports off, do your shopping in Tesco's some other time, get someone else to fix your car etc, etc.................and get yourself along to support your excellent local football team!!!!!
  6. In fairness, we have to show some sympathy towards County. They were disadvantaged from the start due to having to play on a full-size pitch with a proper playing surface. Oh, and when you take into account their feelings of inferiority when playing their greater, more dominant neighbour you can understand why it must upset them when they realise that they will be..............forever in our shadow!!!! Well done to the lads at ICT!! I enjoyed the game today - although it got a bit nerve-wracking towards the end. The defence continues to impress. Our defenders are prepared to put their bodies on the line to defend our goal and our front guys are always prepared to track back. Not a bad crowd today considering the weather. Nearly all the seats out of the rain today were taken. Maybe when the building of our stadium is complete we will get better crowds?!?!
  7. 3-1 to Celtic is not a fair reflection of the game. A draw would have been a much fairer result. Our team played some good stuff but didn't get the breaks while Celtic did. There were a lot of good performances - Aaron Doran in particular. The real disappointment for me was the size of the home support (especially after deducting out the Celtic and County fans from the North and Main Stands). The size of our support was pathetic!! This was our first ever top-of-the-table clash - with probably our best ever team - and the size of our support was pitiful. Fair play to those who made the effort to be there - especially those in wheelchairs and their carers. For those who could have been there, who live locally, who were physically able and could afford admission - but chose rather to watch the game on TV - shame on you!!!
  8. Maybe 'the bridge' was a cash loan to keep Hearts from going bust? If so, we want our money back right now!!!
  9. Highlight for me at Easter Road (despite the agony of losing) had to be the wee guy in our end with the Hibs scarf supporting our team. I now find myself starting to like Hibs! As for our boys in blue - you've all given us a fabulous season so far and we still have hope in both the Scottish Cup and League. You've all done us proud - TB, Mo and all our lads. So chin up please. Saturday is water under the Kessock Bridge. There are bigger prizes ahead of us to be won!!!
  10. Proud of our lads today - every one of them. Richie is an inspirational captain and the team works so well together. The real quality for me is the way the team keep possession and pass the ball with intelligence and precision (most of the time). There is so much to praise about this team and it was a sheer delight to see them in the second half today. Can't wait till next Saturday at Easter Road. It's a fantastic stadium with a great atmosphere. Its going to be a great occasion - so don't miss it folks!!!
  11. We love you Tel!!! So glad you are staying. Now let's show our appreciation at the turnstiles by turning up to matches!!!!
  12. Any talk of selling players for big money leaves me cold. I go to watch football matches to see good players playing well and getting good results - not to watch a club's bank balance. If we have success on the park then the cash will roll in. Maybe not as quickly as a "quick fix" sale but it will roll in.
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    OTJ

    I'm always delighted to see OTJ take a shot from distance. His power and accuracy when shooting from distance is really impressive. For a big lad he has a neat touch when under pressure. Having been at the last Wales v Scotland match in Cardiff - Gareth Bale and Ramsay apart - OTJ is as good, if not better, than those who played for Wales that evening.
  14. Fab result and some fab goals. Well done to all our ICT heroes yet again. We seem to like scoring 4 goals against teams from Dundee!! As others have said, the crowd of only 3,003 was disappointing but what I do notice now is the change in mood of the crowd - even if its a small crowd. Its easy to sing when yer winning but there is a really pleasant atmosphere in the ground these days (well, at least in the North Stand - not too sure about the sweetie paper rustlers in the Main Stand ). We might not have big crowds but we are loyal. Quality rather than quantity!! The real losers are the couch potatoes and those who would rather go shopping than watch the mighty ICT. I'm afraid to miss a game these days because we are sure to score a barrowload of goals. I just love when OTJ takes a shot from distance. Its like watching a heat-seeking missile finding its target.
  15. Amazing, we score six goals and still don't win (ok, two of them were for United)! Well done guys, you truly showed character today - traditional Caley Thistle character - to turn 3-0 into 3-4. It was a moral victory. I'm proud of y'all. We seem to enjoy scoring 4 goals whenever we play United!!
  16. Well done to the lads for getting the result. Last season we would not have held out like we did tonight. County were desperate to win but we were even more desperate not to lose. Treble is still on!!
  17. I've criticised ICT in the past for lacking passing ability. Today I was soooo impressed by the ability of our guys to knock the ball about and keep possession. Today's match was a disciplined display of good teamwork, good passing and players prepared to throw their bodies on the line for the cause. Hibs were a difficult team to play against and the 3-0 scoreline proves just how well Inverness Caledonian Thistle are playing as a team. Well done guys - we are proud of you!!! Last night I saw a programme on TV about how the Caledonians were the only people to ever repel the Roman invaders two millenia ago due to their immense fighting spirit and combat skills. Our modern Caledonians from Inverness are likewise adept at sending Southern invaders back south with their tails between their legs. We now need to teach our Poor Cousins from the North a thing or two on Tuesday night. More of the same against County in Tuesday night's replay please guys!!!
  18. Rosscoe - you are an ICT legend and always will be. Any ICT fan that boos you should hang his head in shame!!!! Mind you, if you had scored an own goal with thon header rather than hit the bar in our last game versus C**nty you would have been an even bigger ICT legend!!! Hope you enjoy the game tomorrow - and I trust you will enjoy watching ICT - the Highland'sNo.1 club - in the next round of the Scottish Cup!!!
  19. Excellent result from TB and the boys. Really impressed with the fightback from going 2-1 down. Well done to ICT - you've done us proud again!!!
  20. Winning the league? Huh, we now need to start planning how we get through the last 16 of the Champions League! Celtic beat the best team in the World (Barcelona) and we beat Celtic therefore - by my logic - we are the best team in the world. Simples. Go TB and the boys - keep aiming high!! We need an excuse to visit the Nou Camp (to give us a wee change from the Gypsy Camp up the road).
  21. Couldn't agree more Alex. Our excellent manager and team deserve the best support we can give them. Let's show our backing by getting ourselves through the turnstiles to get behind the team!!
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    Penalty awards

    Eight penalties so far this season - and four in eight days. This confirms what we always suspected - that the refs are totally biased towards Inverness Caledonian Thistle!! Either that or they just keep giving us penalties until we learn how to score with them!!!
  23. Just back from the match (at last). Great to be there. There was such a gulf in class and for much of the game Rangers were made to look like a pub team with our sharp, pacy, creative play. Highlight of the night was the celebration with TB at the end!!
  24. Hats off to you guys for making the effort to travel distance to support your team!! You are an example to those ICT fans from Inverness who chose to watch the game on telly rather than help boost attendance.
  25. Fabulous result and excellent first half performance from the Highlands' top SPL club. To be honest, I didn't see this happening a few weeks ago but since the moment wee Connor Pepper muscled his way through the Hibs defence to score that great goal at Easter Road 2 weeks ago - which I think has been a significant turning point - it has been onward and upward for ICT. There is character with this current team. Two fears were allayed tonight. Firstly, Owain Tudor Jones managing to finish a game without getting sent off Secondly, my anxiety when seeing Aaron Doran getting too close to a penalty box has now eased. Great goal Aaron - and you scored from outside the box too!! Not happy to hear our ex-players being boo-ed. Rossco and Grant Munro are ICT legends. They deserve our respect. Meantime, commiserations to the soap-dodgers as they weep in their caravans. And great to hear that classic "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" played over the tannoy tonight. Nice to acknowledge our visitors in such a friendly fashion!!