dougal

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  1. I’m not on CTO much these days mainly due to the soul destroying happy clappers but there are some amount of melt downs on Twitter regarding the move of Joe Chalmers and rightly so IMO.

    It appears now instead of being a feeder club to Aberdeen for years which I could grudgingly accept, we have now an  unhealthy allegiance with County(Draper,McKay,Vigurs etc)and this certainly doesn’t sit well with me and many others. 

    Its quite frankly not good enough and it is bound to have a detrimental effect on the purchase of season tickets for next season.

    It clearly shows the so called guardians of our club have very little or any ambition on returning to the top flight.

    A club from a city with a population of nearly 100k bowing down to a club from a village that has 5k  sounds absolutely ludicrous but that’s what’s happening and only highlights this new worrying trend.

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  2. 31 minutes ago, Kingsmills said:

     

    By contrast, while we have a very loyal core, we have really made no progress in engaging with the wider Inverness community in quarter of a century.

     

    Utter nonsense ICT as a club need to engage with Invernessians first and foremost before they even attempt to dip into the wider community.

    The loyal core you speak off are mainly incomers.

    County indeed have as many fans in Inverness as they do in Ross-shire but what’s even more alarming is the growing generation of Inverness based born and bred County fans that have no affiliation to Ross-shire whatsoever.

    Im not for one moment saying the franchised highland experiment has failed but there are sizeable cracks developing.

    A solution would be starting to target primary schools within Inverness with free tickets this could be done by selecting one school per home game even if it was say a mini bus full using ICT transport.

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  3. To try and compare us to Hearts is absolutely ludicrous we are not even remotely similar in terms of fan base and local involvement within the club.

    My concern is that we are on the brink of entering administration let’s be honest these rumours and we have all heard them have been circulating in Inverness since we were relegated.

    Worrying times regardless.

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  4. Hopefully the county fans won’t be allowed to park their agricultural vehicles within the vicinity of the ground and there is a complete ban on entering the stadium with their whippets.

    Regardless there will be some stench down the dump that afternoon.

    Dougal

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  5. 14 hours ago, Buster said:

     

    Was nice to speak to the elusive Mr Bannerman in the Boardroom today and making full use of the free bar.

    Buster hopefully in the cold light of day and you sufficiently sober up your view will have changed because if not you seriously need to take a long hard look at yourself!

    Anyway how accurate are these figures you have quoted they are deeply concerning if they are.

    Dougal


  6. Decent performance in my opinion we matched County once again but the real problem here is JR’s inability to kill off teams tactically once we get the lead. He can blame the defence all he wants but it’s the same defence tactically he sets out week in week out

    I think the replay is a huge game now for Robbo, he has to change something and I would start to try and play the game on the deck I just think we are too predictable and County know that now

    Bigger park will actually suit County next week so we can’t afford to set up the same like last night.

    Dougal

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  7. Had The supporters trust or any group of ICT fans for that matter been in possession of the flag last night it would have been the ideal time to display it due to the number of fans in our end. It certainly would have added to the occasion especially with it being on live tv.

    Cutting it up would be an absolute outrage and I would have to question the motive for carrying out such an act. No-one would want a rag as a momento.The only place to benefit would be the clootie well or the nearest landfill site.

     

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  8. Think handing it over tho the newly named ICT supporters trust as a free gift would be a goodwill gesture.

    Doofersdad would it be something the trust would be interested in?

    That way the flag remains within the club and can be displayed at any game in the future

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  9. 17 minutes ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

    I went into a Hun bar after the game and they were in a darts game. The bar man asked me what the score was and I said 3-1. He said "Well that wasn't too bad". When I replied that it was 3-1 to us the feckin place exploded and I received a few free vodkas.

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    Fake news I think the more likely scenario was that you were outside the main gates involved in the demonstration calling for John Barnes to resign.

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  10. 2 hours ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

    Feck me Dougal - Been on the lash to Ochilview far too many times to remember individual games !!!  To me though the camaraderie and craic at Away Days is one of the main reasons that I keep going.

    So the fact that you don’t have a season ticket ,rarely attend home games and freely admit to not buying official merchandise you ain’t really adding to the coffers or contributing to the club you seem to have a lot to say about then?

     

    Dougal

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  11. 20 minutes ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

    Boring bestards like Dougal don't know what having the craic is.

    Well I will give you a comparison from my own experience.

    I went to Stenhousemuir in the Scottish cup early nineties on the bus organised by Finlay’s Bar. Maybe you were on it but then again you might have been in the East end of Glasgow that afternoon? 

    Now that was an away day probably only bettered by St Johnstone in the replay same campaign I think!

    The away day now is now unrecognisable you are sitting amongst numerous blue rinses where the highlight of the journey is sampling the home baking that they take turns distributing each week and that sadly is no fishing trip.

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  12. 2 hours ago, old caley girl said:

    We as a club have no future unless we encourage young fans. Not excusing some of the stuff in the past but we need to start a dialogue. Agree with  its not a Sunday School comment totally. 

    Only some of the stuff? So what stuff are you ok with? 

    Dougal


  13. Robbo alluded to this very subject yesterday in his post match comments.

    Robbo we do indeed have a minority away support that create a better atmosphere than the entire home support however they aren’t the ones paying your wages ya rocket.

    Caley Away are lining the pockets of all the other clubs they visit and they should remember that instead of coming on here and shouting how good they are compared to the home support

    This is the time that all fans home and away should unite it’s not all about my dads bigger and better than your dad.

    Dougal

     

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  14. It was reported yesterday 2100 attended but I think most sane people will admit it never looked like there was even close to 2000 there, either the figures are being manipulated or the club are including all season tickets sold whether they are in attendance or not.

    My concern is that this will continue to drop not just because of the poor football on show but Robbo's criticism of the home support in his post match rant is not going to help matters.

    Ok probably the weather was also a factor yesterday which I fully understand but when does these figures actually become a concern to the board and the so called guardians of the club?

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  15. I’d rename it the Inverness and Nairn Enterprise Plastic Dome. Weren’t they the ones who had the great insight to locate a stadium in the worst posdible position Inverness could offer?

    It doesn’t matter what it’s renamed it will always be known as the dump by Invernessians because that is exactly what it is.

    Gift eh? Don’t make me laugh lol

    Dougal

     

     


  16. 7 minutes ago, Gregor said:

    Maybe bbc should get Alan Simpson to do the interviews 

    he sounds like a guy who has got some good views of how football clubs should be run, oh and his insight on players is top notch.

    Nah they already have one roaster doing that, having said that maybe he’s back running around a track like a headless chicken so there could be an opening after all

    Dougal

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  17. 1 hour ago, Kingsmills said:

    Which helps attract sponsors and advertisers. 

    The great Jock Stein once said “Football is nothing without fans” 

    I fully understand you endorse the franchised model when it comes to football clubs but he was right without fans the game will die

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  18. You wonder how Football clubs survived back in the day when the only game shown live was the Scottish cup final.

    League games should be 3pm on a Saturday  with the odd night game thrown in not the other way around. 

    Our attendances are getting alarmingly worrying as it is wihout playing on a ludicrous night at a stupid kick off time.

    Id personally like to ban the BBC from the stadium, the likes of BT Sport are ok but then they have a genuine interest in the Scottish game whereas the BBC has neglected it for decades

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  19. 6 hours ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

    But what will I do if the game is called off ?

    A crawl up the gallowgate you are probably still on first name terms 

    Dougal

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  20. The ground that the stands sit on is the valuable bit not the stands themselves

    It’s a well known fact to the Invernessian football fraternity that both the temporary north and south stands have wheels below each section and when the time comes they can be moved to a more suitable location within Inverness.

    Sadly though the more we languish outside the top flight the longer they will stay where they are.

    We are in danger of becoming a non entity club like Arbroath it really is that thin a line when it comes to money in the scottish game.

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  21. 4 minutes ago, Kingsmills said:

    No substitute for being there in my opinion. We could all have watched the cup final on television but it wouldn't have been a tenth of the experience of actually being there.

    I hardly think comparing a national cup final in Glasgow to a cold dark night in Dingwall is really the same though is it

    I’d be surprised if the attendance is in excess of 4000 now that it’s been switched to a school night

    Shame on the SPFL

    Dougal

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