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  1. DoofersDad

    The Pre-Season Thread

    To be honest, I can't see the players being too happy about it either. What footballer would not want to watch the World Cup Semi-final? In any case, we have 2 matches scheduled the day before so presumably all the squad will be heavily involved in one of those two. So I'm not sure what benefit this game would be to us so soon before the Cove game just 3 days later. Seems like a really bad idea all round to me .
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    Ex-ICT players' news

    Apparently Steve Marsella is the goalkeeping coach for the Philippines
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    Irn Bru Cup 18/19

    Sounds good to me.
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    Russia - The World Cup

    Fingers crossed, but I can't help fearing that there will be some serious trouble . I ought to be anticipating a feast of football and, as an Englishman, having a hope that Southgate has breathed some fresh life into England and that we may progress fairly deep into the tournament playing attractive football (for a change) . Sadly, I don't really feel that enthused. I'm looking forward to the game against Cove on July 14th though.
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    Scottish cricketers 'robbed'

    As an Englishman I have to applaud a magnificent performance by Scotland, particularly so as England fielded a very strong team. All of Scotland's top order batsmen contributed and then the bowlers stuck at it when it looked at one point as though England might knock off the runs with several overs to spare. As Kingsmills says, this really shows up the idiocy of the ICC. Cricket really needs more teams playing at the top level for the game to survive, but I guess in the short term, the ICC are (like other sports) being dictated to by the TV companies. Hopefully they will both reflect on the impact a game like this would have on viewing figures had it happened in the world cup.
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    Music for the team to run out too

    Before we have an agreed song for the team to run out to, it would be useful to have a PA system that allowed us all to hear it properly.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    I don't think Bell lost interest. He always seemed to give 100% as far as I was concerned. He certainly started the season more effectively than he finished it but I think there are 2 reasons for that. Firstly, playing with Baird suited him. Baird was also small and so our style of play reflected that with balls played on the deck. The emergence of Oakley and latterly Austin changed the way we played and Bell seemed to play a little wider and deeper when paired with them. The second reason is that defenders became more effective in simply bullying him off the ball. He's a lively player and has an eye for the snap shot at goal. He's OK as a squad player at this level but I'd definitely rate Oakley, Austin and MacKay ahead of him.
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    Who wants Gary Warren to stay?

    John Terry did a decent job at Villa this season and he’s 37. I don’t think Warren is quite the player he was but I’m not sure it is an age thing. He’s not been the same since he came back from his leg break in my view. Always gives 100% and always will but I doubt that he would always be in Robbo’s starting lineup next season. I don’t see Warren as a bench warming sort of player so if he wants to move to secure regular games then he has that option
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    New Board Member

    I see that Liam Dalgarno, the chap behind the local Subway franchises has joined the Board. I can't comment on the appointment other than to say that a Board of only 4 Directors was certainly too small. Hopefully this is a positive move for the Club.
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    I wonder if fans of Liecester City have this kind of discussion?
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    I first thought he was like an Austin Allegro - wouldn’t run for 20 minutes without breaking down. Then it was Tracy Austin - delivering more than first impressions suggested. I’m now thinking he could be a Jane Austen - quietly developing into a classic. I think a combination of Austin, Oakley and MacKay will cause opponents a lot of problems next season.
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    If we can't afford him then he's over-priced. He scored a few with us but he's done nothing either before or since. Apart from his spell with us his career record is 12 goals from 124 appearances. Just 2 goals from 33 appearances with Partick. It may be he would be keen to return in the hope of re-igniting his form, but if he came here it would need to be on our terms and not his.
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    Special General Meeting - Rescheduled date

    Thanks. If my own pharmacological support isn’t enough I’ll give you a call.
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    Special General Meeting - Rescheduled date

    I agree that we need to avoid a paucity of people standing but it is also essential that those who put themselves forward are prepared to do the work. Assuming all the current Board stand for re-election then we need at least 6 other people standing to have a contested election. More if any of the current Board decide not to stand. Given some of the comments I've made on this forum it is only right that I put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, and put my name forward. I'm not entirely convinced by Davie's assertion that it's "fun", but if those elected can all commit to working hard with a shared sense of purpose, then they should find it rewarding.
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    New kit?

    Not sure about the black "cuffs" on the short sleeve shirt. Makes it look as if someone's died.