Yngwie

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    EU In or Out

    The usual nationalist cherry picking and warped manipulation of figures in an attempt to mask the irrefutable truth. The SNP Scottish Government’s own figures show that the public finances here are an absolute basket case with one of the worst per capita deficits the developed world has seen in modern times. For 16/17 Scotland’s public spending was £71bn versus revenue of £58bn. A modest deficit is normal and sustainable but a mismatch of that scale is not. If we no longer want to have the shortfall covered by English taxpayers it would mean either slashing public spending or raising our taxes further, both of which would have adverse economic consequences. There are some very valid reasons to consider independence but until there is a credible solution to this issue the nationalists will never win the argument - and I think Sturgeon is smart enough to know this, hence the ongoing sabre rattling without actually making the call that the hardcore supporters crave.
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    EU In or Out

    You mean apart from the massive subsidy from English taxpayers of Scotland’s public spending, without which this project probably wouldn’t be happening any time soon?! Little point bitching about the flaws of being in the UK when the person who has the power to do something about it has backtracked and doesn’t look like delivering the previously promised 2nd referendum.
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    Local Heroes

    The hierarchy of preference for me is: 1. Success with local players 2. Success with outsiders 3. Failure with local players 4. Failure with outsiders
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    Ex-ICT players' news

    Seriously?!
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Good signing! Interesting that we have “agreed terms with Celtic” to get him. Hard to imagine that we would pay anything more than a nominal fee. Maybe a sell on clause instead?
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    Russia - The World Cup

    Astonishing that the North American bid estimates it will generate $11 billion profit for FIFA.
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    Russia - The World Cup

    Well, North America is surely big enough to accommodate a 64 team tournament!
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Who do you have in mind?
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    Perhaps the Cheif Executive?!
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    The Pre-Season Thread

    Someone’s adhering rigidly to “ i before e except after c”!
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    Which is of course worlds away from him actually finding a club who will match his current contracted earnings, as we found with Raven and OFW.
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    Ex-ICT players' news

    Partick have released Danny Devine (contract expired) and transfer listed Miles Storey (ie desperately want shot of him but he still has another year on his contract).
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    Toni Macaroni or Plastic Whistle?

    Congrats to Partick for earning the right to play ICT next season.
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    Confirmed

    Ah yes, well remembered!
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    Confirmed

    First (and last) player to have 2 spells at ICT and 2 at County?
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    I caught some of an interview with Uncle Roy on Radio Scotland this evening. When asked about next season’s wage budget, he confirmed that it would have to be cut, but that it would be “up there with the healthiest in the league”. Does that mean matching Dundee Utd’s?!
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    Presumably N’Gog will be on the lookout for some other mugs to pay him a fortune to contribute very little. One goal in his 5 months is an abysmal return for a 28 year old striker ex of PSG and Liverpool and must make for an eye watering cost per goal!
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    Highland Derbies Next Season

    County have just 28 points. We were pretty terrible a year ago but at least managed 34!
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    Player stats quiz

    For season 17/18, and without looking up the answers, which player: 1. Made the most starts? 2. Made the most appearances off the bench? 3. Matched Vigurs with a club record 17 yellow cards? 4. Had the most appearances without scoring? (Excluding Ridgers!) 5. Spent the least amount of time on the pitch (of all the players to make appearances)? 6. Had the best minutes per goal ratio?
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    Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

    I thought he was great - his failure to track Tremarco’s run into the box won us the cup!
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    Robbo must stay!

    And Elsdon! Plus, Ridgers was making a mistake pretty much every game. Unrecognisable from the keeper we now know. Having been conceding 2 or 3 week in week out, and 5 at Dunfermline, we have ended up having conceded just 2 more than the lowest goals against tally in the league, quite a turnaround.
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    Player stats quiz

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    Robbo must stay!

    Don’t mean to rain on the 5th place celebration parade, but if you had told the board 12 months ago that Robbo would fail to make the play-offs and at no stage in the season have us look like we would get promoted, would they have given him the job? No chance. The season has been a failure in that respect, but at least the recent fantastic run gives us some hope for the future. It’s like when you come back from 0-3 down to draw 3-3, compared to having thrown away a 3 goal lead. Same outcome in the end, but one way of doing it makes you feel much better than the other!
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    Player stats quiz

    Nobody 100% correct yet.
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    Morton -V- Inverness CT

    Need some freak weather or such like in Dunfermline to cause an abandonment.