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  1. Kingsmills

    A Disgrace

    I have just listened to the vile sectarian abuse directed at Steve Clarke last night at Ibrox. It's very clear from the volume that this was not just an isolated few but thousands. The Rangers have apologised and said that 'it's totally unacceptable and will be dealt with' Well, I am sorry but they have been saying that for years and the club preceded them for decades before that and nothing has been done domestically although UEFA, to their credit, have shown a little more backbone. Surely it's time now for deeds rather than words. In my view the appropriate and proportionate step would be to award last night's tie to Kilmarnock and warn the host club that any repeat will see them excluded from the competition for three seasons. That way, those in charge at Ibrox might just pay a little more than lip service to this appalling behaviour.
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    Having a ball

    Clearly aimed at wealthy corporate types. I do hope that they will find a more affordable way for the vast majority ordinary fans to mark this important milestone.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ross County

    Very poor loser totally lacking in any class.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ross County

    and every other game between now and the end of the season including the play offs.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ross County

    Pathetic for such an entertaining and action packed match. What's the betting that the BBC find a tad more than a minute and a half from this evening's replay even if it's a tedious 1-0.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ross County

    Great vocal contribution from the young crew last night. Hope they all come along in equal numbers and equal enthusiasm on Saturday for the match against Morton. The cup run is a very welcome bonus but somehow securing promotion still has to be the priority. Our home form has been poor so far but backing like last night for the rest of the season could make a real difference.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ross County

    Nathan Austin put away the fifth.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ross County

    Great game and a team full of heros. Dominated the second half and extra time and showed great character to twice come back from a goal down and to hold our nerve and show great professionalism during the penalty shoot out. Five really well struck penalties. The Scottish Cup loves ICT and ICT loves the Scottish Cup. Maybe, technically another draw but what a draw it was ! If we can continue to take that sort of skill and determination into the league then who knows, promotion through the play offs may not be beyond us. Finally, surely now those loudly critical of Jordan White should admit their mistake.
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    Game 34 - Ross County (H) 19 Feb

    HT; ICT 1 County 1 FT; ICT 2, County 2 ICT; Walsh County; Gardyne. Crowd; 3, 409
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    Poor performances

    Have you ever considered starting a more positive thread ?
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    Sack the board!

    Almost as many as he's had double vodkas ! 'Sack the Board' may be a good thread title but, speaking as one who has been highly critical of the current regime, you can only ' Sack the Board' if there are people with sufficient funds to replace them. I don't see many people with the odd two or three million pounds to spare queing up, do you ?
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    EU In or Out

    Honda have announced the closure of their car plant in Swindon. Another Brexit supporting area reaping what they have sowed.
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    Better Together ?

    So; the Labour Party is publicly riven. Today's developments make it inevitable that the United Kingdom will be governed for at least another decade by an increasingly extreme right wing Conservative Party probably headed by Dominic Raab, Andrea Ledsom, Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees Mogg. Almost certainly out with the EU and subject to enormous trade tariffs. There may be risks and challenges of independence but surely that must be preferable to the certainly of what otherwise lies ahead.
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    Better Together ?

    " Better Together" we were promised less than two years ago. An independent Scotland risked losing it's place in the EU we were lied to. Now, less than two years later, we face the prospect of being dragged out of the largest free trade block in the world into economic and socio political isolation despite almost two thirds of our nation and each and every local authority area in the land voting without exception to remain in. Alastair Darling, Gordon Brown et al, what do you 'vow' now ? Better together ? Aye right !
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    Lets be feckin serious

    An extra million pounds or so from promotion might just help in that regard.
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    Lets be feckin serious

    We are a long way from being prepared for the Premiership but nobody in their right mind would turn down promotion. Even if we were to be immediately relegated the extra million pounds plus from being in the top tier would be a very welcome and timely boost to our depleted coffers and, even if we did go back down again, there would be another two years of parachute payments. More optimistically, you never know, the bottom few teams in the Premiership are not much better than those at the top of the Championship and with a bit of luck and some judicious recruiting over the Summer we just might survive and eventually prosper.
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    Sack the board!

    Might just decline that suggestion. Don't really fancy the idea of following his last club into League One.
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    Sack the board!

    Sad to say it but we could learn a lot from County when it comes to being a genuine community club. Their chairman, love or loathe him, genuinely insured that his club genuinely engage with its fans and the wider community. We once made an effort to do similarly but the current chairman and board seems far more concerned about a few of his corporate pals than even making any pretence of engaging with the ordinary fans which, while not the only reason, is a very important reason why our crowds are dwindling and why many of those who remain are increasingly disheartened.
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    Dunfermline -V- Inverness CT

    Somehow, we cling on to the final play off spot but a side suffering consecutive league defeats to PatrickThistle and Dunfermline has no real chance of promotion. Very disheartening.
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    Game 33 - Dunfermline (A) 16 Feb

    HT; Dunfermline 1, ICT 2 FT; Dunfermline 2, ICT 3 ICT;Doran Dunfermline; Higginbotham Crowd; 3,804
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    Angus Beith

    A shame but not his fault nor that of John Robertson that his short time with us was blighted by injury. I wish him well and hope he manages to revive his career elsewhere.
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    Ross County -v- Inverness CT

    While I agree with much you say, the trouble is that game upon game there are costly mistakes and we never seem to learn from them.
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    Ross County -v- Inverness CT

    We have squandered more leads this season and gone on to lose or draw more often than any other senior team in the United Kingdom. We are, more often than not, good enough to take the lead against almost anyone. However, until we become astute enough to hold onto those leads we will make no progress whatsoever.. Every single fan can see where we are going wrong. Time to get it sorted while we still have a chance of promotion and making progress in the cup.
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    Ross County -v- Inverness CT

    Sadly, taking out league form into the cup in that regard. The positives are that, for the fourth time this season, we matched our wealthier neighbours and are still in the cup with a winnable quarter final in prospect if we prevail. However, in order for that to be a realistic prospect, Robbo has to realise at long last that we are not good enough to defend a lead no matter how many defensive substitutions he makes. The only way for us to defend a lead is to continue to do what earned us the lead in the first place.