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  1. He had polio. I don't think, however, that the big man ever regarded himself as a victim. It just wasn't in his nature.
  2. I have largely withdrawn from this site but am compelled to add to the tributes to John Beaton. A true stalwart of football in Inverness for decade upon decade. A staunch Caley man who became an equally staunch Caley Thistle man. One of the best who will be missed but never forgotten.
  3. If true, very encouraging news. With White, Keatings, Todorov and young Daniel Mackay, we have the best group of potential goal scorers we've had in years. Remarkable what Robbo is managing to assemble on such a limited budget.
  4. Did they mention which particular Wednesday ?
  5. The town centre or retail park would be better. That might remind some folk that Inverness has a professional football club.
  6. I sincerely hope that we are not going to use that as our home strip next season.
  7. Nah. Definitely the Jaggies and just a plain old bridie slightly scorched from the Kinsmills pie shed 😁
  8. Certainly a player who is now well into his thirties and with his career on a firmly downhill trajectory. Not the sort of player we need to be looking at.
  9. Robbo is already manager of an SPFL club and hopefully, by the conclusion of next season, will be manager of a Premiership one.
  10. Especially ones we can afford and would be prepared to come.
  11. A most appropriate topic for a Sunday post.
  12. Aiden Nesbit was a very promising youth player who is still young but has lost his way a bit in recent seasons. Very like Paul Sheerin when we first signed him. Well worth a punt if he is willing to commit to at least a two year contract on reasonable terms.
  13. Both OFW and ICT are now out of this mess. Best all round for both parties.
  14. One of the finest directors our club has ever been privileged to have and, although I didn't know him, I know those who did, and have never heard a bad or negative word said about him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Another member of the ICT family gone too soon.
  15. Bluddy predictive text 😁
  16. A game at Tynecastle on 8th July against Hearts as a testimonial for Angus Broth. Let's hope he gets a decent turn out to provide him with a reasonable nest egg as he embarks on life away from football.
  17. There is merit in taking risks in any walk of life. Our big mistake was taking too many risks and making too many unrealistic assumptions in a very short period of time. After winning the Scottish Cup we should have been looking to consolidate rather than spending beyond our means in an attempt to reach even greater heights.
  18. Then, the new squad will just have to write their own chapter in our ever evolving story and create their own bit of history.
  19. Maybe the undisclosed fee will run to the paint for the white lines once the pitch has been re layed.
  20. Impressive number of metaphors in such a brief post.
  21. We have been fortunate, over the years to have had some excellent 'keepers including Jimmy Calder, Mark Brown, Dean Brill, OFW and Mark Ridgers. Even better, as DD points out above, we have three more home grown players with real potential to carry on that fine tradition once Mark Ridgers either moves on or hangs up the gloves. Credit also due to Ryan Esson both for what he's done on the pitch, including playing a very full part in our Scottish Cup triumph but, more particularly in recent years for his experience and skill in coaching and developing our other 'keepers.
  22. Off topic I know but, while I appreciate the connections particularly with St Valery, I've often wondered why Inverness is twinned with one city so much bigger and one village so much smaller but with no town or city of broadly similar size.
  23. Very well said. All these players were offered contracts far more lucrative than we can afford now. Nevertheless, they were not earning fortunes and what they were offered appeared value for money at the time and all served the club well.
  24. Nice thought. More likely though to be a match against St Valery en Caux.