Kingsmills

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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    I think John Robertson is a pretty decent manager but I confess that his legendary exploits have somewhat passed me by.
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    The Royal wedding

    The latest generation of royals are spun as having a social conscience. I would find that a great deal more convincing if they had invited the local registrar to marry them in private in front of a dozen or two of their friends and family with the millions upon millions that must have been spent on pomp, security and all the rest being, at their request, being earmarked and ring fenced to buy land and build decent social housing in terraces with gardens for all those displaced by the Grenfell tragedy. That truly would have been a worthwhile and lasting legacy that the couple and the nation could be proud of.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    I agree and if we manage to unearth a promising trialist or two within our budget then so much the better.
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    Championship 2018/19

    On the other hand, they will both have to undergo the upheaval and shock of adjusting to their reduced status. Hopefully, they will both deal with it as badly as we did whereas we are now familiar with the challenges of this division and in the last dozen games or began to get to grips with it and are in a position now to carry that into next season.
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    Toni Macaroni or Plastic Whistle?

    Pleased to see Livingston promoted for a number of reasons. Firstly; it freshens up both the Premiership and the Championship. One of the many issues with Scottish football is an ongoing sameness or staleness. The Premiership will have two different clubs next season and the Championship no less than four which, in my view, has to be a good thing. Secondly, they did it the hard way by coming through the uneven play off system which was cynically stacked against them and in favour of the incumbent top tier club. They will face a challenge next season with, almost certainly, the lowest budget in that league but they have earned the right to face that challenge. One in the eye for the self centred powers that be. Again, in my view, that can only be a good thing. Thirdly, at not leastly, Livvy gained promotion on half our crowds and no more than two thirds of our budget. If they can be promoted this season then proof and incentive, if that is needed, that there is no reason why we can't do the same next.
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    Toni Macaroni or Plastic Whistle?

    Whilst I largely agree, in my view both the exclusion of an Inverness team from the Scottish League and Wick from the Highland League were equally parochial and equally wrong. I appreciate that the geographical difficulties were substially greater then but, in each case, the aspiring team were only asking the existing members to make the journey once a seaon on league business whilst they were prepared to do so every second week. However, both wrongs were thankfully righted well over twenty years ago and what I do entirely agree with is the absurdly obsessed fixation with events that are almost half a century old and where the wrong obsessed about was put right a quarter of a century ago is pathetic.
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    New kit?

    Is there no positive news that you are not prepared to put a negative spin on these days ?
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    The Royal wedding

    The BBC website is giving much more prominence to this than an air crash in which over a hundred people lost their lives. What a strange World we inhabit.
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    New kit?

    That makes a very refreshing change to have the new strips available and on sale before the beginning of June. Well done to those concerned.
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    Word Association

    As nobody has yet started a word association thread on this site I thought that I might as well. Piano.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    In talks with the Dons.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    The probably is probably superfluous.
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    Confirmed

    My memory must be fading, I can't remember having a favourite Caley player 😊
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    The plan is to sell the name on the shirt by the letter and resolve our financial woes at a stroke.
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    Confirmed

    I was wondering who was going to be first to dust off that photo' 😊
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Absolutely. Two talented and highly motivated young players.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    Very true. Even our higher profile pre season home matches have tended to be played in front of a scattering of fans in the Main Stand. Both Thistle and Caley used to get much bigger crowds when facing league opposition in pre season friendlies back in the Highland League days. Sadly, it did not take the vast majority of the Inverness public to become complacent about the standard and status of visiting teams unless it's Celtic, the Dons or whatever current legal entity is playing out of Ibrox who bring their own large numbers.
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    Confirmed

    I too wish him all the best. However, whilst booing our own players is never acceptable in my view, giving stick to those who have chosen to move to our local rivals, even for the most understandable of personal motives, is an entirely different matter altogether.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    It didn't come remotely close to smouldering.
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    On the question of Derby games

    I am aware of the rivalry between Derby County and Nottingham Forest. Does that really constitute a Derby derby ? Another footballing conundrum; who do the residents of the south end of Preston support ?
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    Jekyll or Hyde?

    My goodness. I find myself in concurrence with Charles Bannerman. I sincerely hope that it's not habit forming.
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    Not to mention a substantial six figure sum on a manager who appeared to care even less.
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    Liam Polworth - One Of Our Own - Take 2

    With the money coming from where exactly ?
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    Confirmed

    Of course they can be replaced, no one is irreplaceable. However, we will be hard pushed indeed to find another player of Vigurs quality and commitment on the level of salary we can now afford. He is, without doubt, a loss.
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    Confirmed

    Disappointing news and it's never good to hear players being abused by our own fans. However, Vigurs did not move to County because of a bit of stick from the stands. At the age of thirty, he moved for more money and an equally long deal without having the upheaval of having to relocate. I have no issue with him doing that but I sincerely hope that he is playing lower league football for at least a year longer than those who have chosen to remain.