Sir C the 3rd

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  1. The premier league is essentialy run by the premier league clubs. Clubs nowadays are businesses. Businesses only care about cash and profit. There was no way reconstruction was ever going to happen. If anything, the teams in the top league would more likely vote for a reduction to 10 teams. The 11v11 game of football on the pitch is still a sport. Everything outside of that is money and business. Everything.
  2. I’m fairly sure after the US he came back and played for Deveronvale. Was his dad the manager or something like that? But he did leave us to go to the US, I think on a scholarship. He scored a belter against Forfar at Telford Street. Broke through from the half way line and rounded the keeper if I remember.
  3. Just a wee bit of fun. Every so often the topic of the best ICT team or the worst ICT team crops up. So just for something a bit different, what about the all time 2nd XI or the unsung heroes team if you like. Just some players that have done well for us but don’t ever seem to make it into our best ever XI. So here goes GK Dean Brill RB Ian Mcarthur CB Gary Warren CB Mark McCulloch LB Richard Hastings RM David Bagan CM Paul Cherry CM Ian Black LM Aaron Doran CF Craig Dargo CF Scott McLean subs Mike Noble Liam polworth Iain Vigurs David Xausa Sandy Robertson Brian Thomson John Scott
  4. I have watched the clip about a hundred times just to see if there is anything I’m missing. But no. It’s just a totally baffling decision by ref, never mind the review panel. Even if the ‘panel’ had also thought it wasn’t a free kick (which it clearly was) was James Keatings’ actions really worthy of a yellow card? A yellow card!! Utterly shambolic decision. Fine And ban Robbo for his comments afterwards if you must. But Christ almighty, let a guy who has been fouled and wronged play in a cup final.
  5. Not a surprise. I doubt we could compete financially with Cove now. Another team being artificially bankrolled. It’s ruining the game in my opinion. They’ll be in our league shortly.
  6. I’m sure I read that only 3 are on loan but the other 6 have been freed to Fort William as players and there wages paid by ICT? Although maybe I picked that up wrong? I actually think it’s a great arrangement for both clubs. Having known some of the previous Fort William management, i’m Aware of how difficult it is for them to attract players and how it’s especially difficult for them to get squads for away games. I got a text one Saturday morning asking if I knew any amateur league goalkeepers as they had none for the afternoon. They ended up using an outfield player in goals. It’s no use to the Highland league to have a team where a good result is a 6-0 defeat. This new arrangement is good for ICT, good for Fort William and good for the highland league.
  7. Liam doesn’t play for us anymore. Abuse or no abuse he still wouldn’t be at us this season. He was a good player that contributed a lot even if he did throw his arms about now and then. Let’s move on from it and talk about the promising squad we have now.
  8. if you google the new Sampdoria away shirt you’ll find it’s near identical to the Oor Willie one. Made by Joma.
  9. Not a bad player but one that we can lose from the team without having to worry about too much about how we’ll cope without him. Neat and tidy most of the time, but a player who’s first thought is to go backwards or sideways. When we’re in positive positions I felt that he slowed the game down a lot of the time. So I think he can be replaced comfortably. That said, him and polworth have both left now and they were our set piece takers so perhaps that’s something to think about. I don’t wish him any ill will and just hope that if he does return to play against us that he doesn’t forget who gave him a chance to restart his career and in a new position. Something McKay and Draper have seemed to forget for some reason. No problem with them celebrating goals and wins for their new club but absolutely no reason for them to be thumping the badge on the shirt towards our fans either. I don’t think either of them left our club with any problems from the fans. Hopefully Chalmers doesn’t follow their example.
  10. Firstly, Ross I wish you well in your new role and hope you make a success of it. I have liked the way you have engaged with the fans on here in your first couple of weeks. I’m not sure how I would feel in contributing even more money to the club. I have been an ICT fan for 25 years and a Thistle fan for 10 years previous to that. I’d say I’ve probably had a season ticket for on and off for about 25 years of those 35. I will have contributed thousands of ££ in tickets, merchandise, car parking, food and drink at the stadium plus at the social club and wider throughout Inverness and Scotland for away games. Why would I want to contribute even more in addition to that? Why should fans of other clubs pay what we pay but get Premier league football, new signings, good catering, nice stadium, not seeing all their best players leave, positivity. But we don’t? It’s not my fault all the supporters and money have all slipped away. It’s the job of the people in charge of the club to keep the fans engaged and look for constant new investment. This hasn’t happened, clearly. I’ve kept my side of the deal. That said, personally I am willing to give this new board a chance. I feel it has a willingness to recognise there are big problems that need addressing. For any additional investment from fans though there needs to be tangible benefits. Wether that be free hospitality for a game or even a discount at the catering outlets. Just something. We can’t just be taken for granted all the time. Robbo blaming the fans the other week was a big own goal for me. Rather than moaning about them he should of been thanking them profusely for turning up and keeping the club going when so many others have turned away. Also, I’m not sure how I feel about using any additional money from fans to give to players wages. I feel in general that footballers wages are completely out of control and that filters down to our level. I’m not sure how I’d feel if I was contributing extra money each month and that money was going to guys on good contracts playing in the Scottish championship, who then disappear when another club with even more money turn up. These guys are probably earning more money than some fans and it doesn’t feel right to me. Ross, it’s not easy and you have a hell of a job on your hands, but I wish you every success with it. I probably would contribute a little extra if you follow through with positive changes.
  11. You’ve only been registered on the site for 19 days so I can’t imagine you have had that much of a traumatic time. Back on topic, this result is not a surprise. The draws that we were hoping to turn into wins have in fact turned into defeats. With an improving Falkirk and Partick then we really should be looking over our shoulder. At this time I’d be staggered if we made the play-offs. Disappointing season to say the least.
  12. This topic has been done to death but there was and still is a lot more going on behind the scenes to simply say ‘yogi wasted all the money’...... fact is, we are, where we are now. There are far more pressing problems now than worrying about things that happened 3 years ago.
  13. Having a quick look on google, there is an ex-Warrington striker who is 25 and has been of late at the Jamie Vardy V9 academy. His name is Jamie McDonald. I’d guess it’s him.
  14. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/30592297 The same Brian Graham. The guy is an absolute tool and should have got 2 reds on Saturday. One for the initial elbow and the 2nd for punching Rooney.
  15. I’d rather we keep him certainly, but he’ll get replaced and we’ll carry on. Can’t blame him for wanting more money. But, there is a very slowly unfolding car crash in Dingwall at the moment. McGregor has had to cover 2.5million in the last 2 season and now they are relegated. Less crowds, astronomical wages, large squad, less sponsorship/tv money etc. If , as some people suggest they are going to gamble and throw everything at getting back up, then if they don’t what sort of position will they be in then? Rumours floating about suggest that mcgregor has been advised numerous times to step back from it. Even he can only afford to lose so much. The thing that amazes me, is that the County fans don’t appear to be remotely concerned. Having been in a false financial position for so long and their laughing at our problems has probably led to the assumption they are untouchable. They certainly aren’t.