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    Game 11 - Ross County (A) 22 Sept

    HT. 1-2 FT. 2-2 ICT. Polworth Opp. Lindsay Crowd. 5771
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    Game 10 - Partick Thistle (H) 15th Sept

    HT. 1-0 FT 2-1 ICT Doran Opp Doolan Crowd. 2411
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    Womens Football

    In the same way that they don’t pay all the players in the men’s team the same. Just as in any business you tend to pay staff more if your contribution to the profitability of the business is more crucial. If women players perform at a level which brings in the the same level of income to the club as the men’s team then equality of pay would be appropriate.
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    Future of Scottish football

    It’s interesting to look at the situation in Wales. The big two there play in the English set up and so too do some smaller teams. This means the teams who compete in the Welsh league have a chance of European football and of winning a national championship which they otherwise would not have had. But as the Irn Bru cup has shown, the top sides in that league are at Scottish Championship level at best. Their crowds are dismal. Merthyr who play in English level 7 probably get bigger crowds than most of the Welsh level 1 sides. So whilst I don’t think that having 2 sides dominating a league is healthy, I don’t think allowing top teams to play in England would be healthy for the game in Scotland either. With more money in the game and with improved transport networks, I personally feel that the best way forward would be to have a British league with regionalisation at perhaps the 3rd and 4th tiers which might allow several Scottish teams to play against teams from the Northern half of England. Below that the tiers would be more local so a fifth tier would have a Scottish only division. This would bring Scottish clubs into the mix for the big TV money and give fans the opportunity of seeing a wide variety of other British teams. Promotion through the tiers would give all clubs the potential to experience the broader dimension I am sure this would be good for the game in Scotland, but the reality is that it will never happen for a variety of reasons related to vested interests and politics
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    Scottish Football Supporters Survey

    The only certain thing is that they won’t take notice of your opinion if you don’t give it. You can only legitimately say you are being ignored if you give them something to ignore in the first place. As surveys go, it’s actually not a bad one. Well worth filling in in my opinion.
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    Game 09 - Dunfermline (A) 01 Sept

    HT 0-1 FT 1-1 ICT Polworth Opp L Longridge Crowds 4871
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    Ex ICT Players Score

    Adam Rooney scored again for Salford tonight. That is 6 in 7 games. Would they notice if we swapped him for our Rooney?
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    Come Monday Morning

    Interesting stats but as with so much of this kind of stuff, interpretation is difficult. For example, a high proportion of shots on target may simply reflect a tendency to hit the ball to the centre of the target where the keeper is likely to save it. Aim the ball just inside the post and you will miss the target more often but you will also probably score more. Having a low number of shots on target per goal would therefore seem to be the key. You won't score if you don't shoot so the number of shots at goal would also appear to be an important stat in principle. There are times when people take speculative shots when they would better off just working the ball or passing to someone in a far better shooting position, but more often it is a case of someone in a shooting position who doesn't shoot but who passes the ball and the move breaks up before anyone else can get a shot away.
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    Penalties

    Surely the manager gives instructions as to who will take penalties and this will include a fall back position for when the allotted penalty taker has gone off. When a kick is awarded that player should immediately step up to take the responsibility. There should never be a situation where nobody seems to want to take it or where players are arguing over the ball. Any issues with that and the captain on the park should step in and sort it out.
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    Game 08 - Alloa Athletic (H) 25th Aug

    HT 1-0 FT 2-0 ICT Austin Opp Flannigan Crowd 2184
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Particularly if you turn up for a game when there isn't one.
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    Ex ICT Players Score

    Alex Fisher got a hat-trick for Yeovil in their 4-0 win at Notts County on Friday evening.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    We were 2nd in the league when Yogi took over. With the squad Butcher had built up and the way they were playing, finishing the league in 2nd place was very much on the cards without any further investment. Instead we slumped to 5th. It is interesting that despite the current manager's comments on the Dunfermline game, according to Sky Sports, we had 18 goal attempts. In all his time here I reckon you can probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of times a team under Yogi had that many.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Under Yogi we were certainly the best at passing sideways and backwards but I'm afraid he never quite grasped the importance of passing the ball forward.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Good question. I think Tremarco is certainly a better defender, but then I don't think full back will be Calder's best position. Calder seems to me to be one of the best, if not the best crosser of a ball we have. I would like to see him play in left midfield. This would allow Tremarco and Calder to vary things on the left side with Tremarco overlapping wide from time to time and Calder dropping back to cover if need be.