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  1. I thought Vincent was rather under-rated when he was here. I'm surprised that he hasn't done better since he left but it is maybe all about the style teams play and how an individual fits in with the team. Robbo seems to be good at getting the best out of people as part of a team so I am hoping this will be a good move all round. Iain Vigurs was a player who returned successfully, so perhaps another player whose name begins with Vi can do the same.
  2. Wasn't Darren studying for a degree? He's maybe wanting to continue studying or to use his degree for a more secure long term future. Perhaps he didn't quite have the motivation required to succeed as a full time professional footballer and will be happier going part time. If he can enjoy his football whilst not having to rely on it to earn a crust, then good luck to the lad.
  3. I've heard so many versions of what the contractual arrangements were and why he wasn't playing that I am certainly not going to take any sides on this. What I do know is that he performed well for us when he did play, but after a shaky start, Mark Ridgers has been outstanding and has been 1st choice keeper on merit. It is also reasonable to assume that given Owain has turned down various offers in the past, the salary he was on here was better than he was being offered elsewhere, whether he was playing or not. It is difficult to attract decent offers if you are not actually playing and putting yourself in the shop window, and therefore I would suspect that he was getting quite a bit more than he was being offered elsewhere. I don't think there is any point conjecturing about his honesty or integrity. What is important is that the club learns from the mistakes of the past and we are not burdened with the consequences of contracts offered as a result of unrealistic expectations of future success. There is a difference between taking a calculated risk and being foolhardy.
  4. Inverness Caledonian Thistle Supporters Trust in conjunction with the Angel Wings charity is hosting a fans party night at the Stadium on the evening of Saturday 29th June. Earlier in the day, the team kicks off the start of Inverness Caledonian Thistle's 26th season with a friendly away to our neighbours Clach at Grant St. , so what better way to celebrate the first fantastic 25 years years and to look forward to the next 25 than with a party! The party starts at 19.00 and ends at 23.45. Ticket price includes a buffet and disco. Players past and present will be there so this will be a great opportunity to share memories with friends old and new and to chat about hopes and expectations for the next 25 years. Ticket prices have been kept low at £15 to make this event as affordable as possible, so please book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite at All of us on the Trust Board look forward to meeting you on the 29th.
  5. Three promising youngsters. Hoban, Mackay and MacKinnon.
  6. Storey? The first chapter was OK but he’s lost the plot since. I don’t think signing him would lead to a happy ending.
  7. On the face of it as he was pretty outspoken. It perhaps suggests the powers that be think he was justified in being very annoyed.
  8. Not a chance we will get Rudden. I think he is a very good player who The Rangers will be wanting to keep hold of. I can’t see them wanting him playing in Division 1 with Falkirk but I expect the cost of taking him on loan would be beyond our budget.
  9. I always wondered why he played wide midfield for us. He looked like a natural striker to me. Having been out of the game at a higher level for a number of years, I don't know that he would cut it here any more. Perhaps take him as a squad player but I wouldn't want to pay a fee for him.
  10. How can you miss 4 penalties in a row in a shootout! Justice done but I ‘d rather not have both Dundee teams in the Championship next season.
  11. And played pretty well. When he was with us he was rightly criticised for trying to be too fancy and in having no end product. Today he gave a very mature performance, tracked back well and put some really good balls into the box.
  12. You've probably not seen much of Boris in the media recently. That might seem strange as there has clearly been an undeclared leadership contest going on prior to May's statement today. Apparently his advisers have told him to keep a low public profile in case he says or does something stupid which might be seized upon by the media! Nothing could demonstrate his total unsuitability to be Prime Minister than that. If he wins the contest then he will have an awful lot of public exposure, but by then, it will be too late.
  13. Cameron called the referendum in an attempt to unite his party but it has rather spectacularly back fired. Latest polling suggests that the Tories might actually slip as low as 6th in Scotland. What is really extraordinary is that in the UK as a whole, a party that did not even exist at the time of the referendum is set to win more votes than the Tories and Labour combined. Cameron's miscalculation appears to have changed the face of British politics for ever. Interesting times ahead.
  14. That's a fair point but on balance I think I'm with Kingsmills on this one. I think that with Dundee also in the Championship there would be a big rivalry between the two Dundee sides which would tend to spur the 2 of them on. I think Dundee will be stronger if Dundee Utd are also in the division. But I also think Dundee Utd will probably be stronger than St Mirren despite the parachute payments. Anyway you look at it, I would reckon that it will be Dundee plus the loser of the play-offs who will the favourites to go up next season.