PerfICT

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    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    I'm going to post pants predictions more often!🤣
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    QOS -V- Inverness CT

    3-0 down. That's the end of the 7nbeaten run for sure. Sounds like we didn't turn up today.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dunfermline

    Draper OG!!🤣🤣🤣
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    He's One Of Our Own

    Isn't it shameful that the headline BBC report from Saturday's match is the bang out of order abuse that Liam Polworth received? this is supposed to be a community club and the moment we have an opportunity to celebrate the rise of a local talent, the views of a minority element of our "support" slating the lad make the headlines - really poor! I don't profess to know everything about football, but I do recognise when a player is playing with all his heart for the club and is prepared to put his body on the line. I totally relate to Davie's points above - Liam beats himself up for making mistakes - he doesn't need idiots in the crowd to indicate when a pass is misplaced. I am totally unsurprised that his form diminished later in the game on Saturday: not only had he missed a penalty, but a section of our own supporters abused members of his family. I challenge anybody to explain how this is going to encourage a player to up his game. He must have felt pretty lonely out there for the 2nd half and been dying for the final whistle to put the whole episode (and possibly this club) behind him. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm ashamed to be associated with the club right now, albeit because of a minority voice.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ayr Utd

    Here’s the thing: no player deliberately plays badly. Some will give their eye teeth for the team and some don’t really give a stuff for the club they happen to be at. Polworth is in the eye teeth category - he’s come through the ranks and will try his hardest for the club. This strength is also his weakness, because when things are against him or the team, he takes it personally and his performance drops. That’s because he cares. Personally, I’d have 11 Polworths who cared for the club any day ahead of guys who are passing through. The personal cricism will cut deeper with him than any other player in our team. If I were him, I’d stick my fingers up to the support and further my career. ICT would be the losers because any fee would go to the bottom line, not to a better replacement. Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it.
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    Inverness CT -V- Ayr Utd

    OK. Enough is enough. Polworth had a poor game and missed a pen. When is an element of our “support” going to realise that he’s a confidence player and that abuse from the stands is not going to drive him on to a better performance? If there was a stack of better talent to choose from, then fine: sub him. But there isn’t. Get behind the young lad and support him, otherwise accept that he’ll leave and we’ll be the weaker for it. Sadly, it seems that the fans’ verdict might determine his fate.
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    Confirmed

    Sad to see Iain Vigurs leave. He was our stand-out player this year and is a talented footballer. However, the first half of last year, he was awful. The reason for the difference last year compared to this is anybody's guess: poor management (for sure), wrong position (yes), poor discipline (yes), petulance (sometimes), personal issues (no idea). Anyway, he's gone and you can't criticise him for taking a higher wage. Good luck to him except when they play us! Mulraney was a constant disappointment - so much promise and so little product. All that skill and pace wasted because of poor final ball or wrong decisions. Maybe he'll come good yet, but I doubt it.
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    Morton -V- Inverness CT

    Dunfermline 1-0. Damp squib ahoy!
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    Livingston -V- Inverness CT

    Whatever the result on Saturday, for the lads to keep this alive until the last game is nothing short of miraculous, given where we were in the depths of the winter. Short on confidence, inconsistent and with poor discipline, it looked like the only play-offs in view were for league 1. So while there's a chance, there's a chance. Dunfermline could not deal with the pressure and make a frolicks of it - who knows! In the meantime, we should be thankful that our season has been kept interesting to the end.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dundee Utd

    Think we'd need 21 points from 9 games to be in with a shout of 4th. Not totally impossible, but would require a monumental change in fortunes. Key games are Dunfermline, QoS, Morton. Lose any of them, especially Morton, and the game is up. That's a tall order, but at least we're talking about that possibility and not the other play-off place now!
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    Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    Must admit, I was totally underwhelmed by the prospect of the final. Couldn’t go because I was coaching, but was quietly glad. When I saw the first half, I was even happier not to have gone. Second half was marginally better, but I was more overjoyed than I expected when we scored and I watched the lads celebrate. As others have said, this was a well-needed tonic in a dire season. Would love to say that we could kick on from here and challenge for 4th spot, but the level of performance yesterday suggests that mid-table is where we will end up: we’re just not good enough to deserve a crack at promotion. Well done lads, enjoy the victory! Let’s get this season over with and regroup in August for a better tilt at it.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    Daniel Mackay take a bow! Superp. Well done Tremarco for the finish!
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    Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    Why Vigurs??????????? His record is utter mince on pens. Really poor.
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    Inverness CT -V- Dumbarton

    Really poor football. Dumbarton had the better chances. No wonder we can't attract a crowd - That's dire entertainment for a final. Give Doran a run out, it certainly can't get any worse.
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    A Below Average Championship Club

    We can't blame the pitch or the referees, guys. We are bang average and the reasons are various: small core support, poor club management over past 2.5 years, poor recruitment, poor discipline, hangovers from previous regimes etc. My concern is not this season, but whether we can sustain another year as a full-time club. That is where we are at - either next season or the next, we have to accept the real possibility of having to go part-time. That is the magnitude of the failings over the last 2 seasons.
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    Inverness CT -V- Morton

    That's the end of the league season. Maybe unlucky, but not finishing good chances has buried us.
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    Falkirk -V- Inverness CT

    Agree with most of the above - indiscipline is costing us so many points this season: who knows how many today, but I reckon we would have got a point at least. I don't subscribe to the "we've blown our chance of play-offs" because of one result. We're still in the mix and Falkirk will beat other teams in the top six. Today we missed Vigurs and Polworth (Agree with OCG), but we can't really complain about that because Vigurs at least was because of his own yellow card count (most deserved, some not). So, discipline Mulraney for costing us points, get our 'A' midfield back and forget about today....except for Daniel Mackay's goal: we'll remember that and he should be used regularly from the bench to keep Oakley on his toes. A start for Mackay is not out of the question.
  18. Another goal could take us 5th. Come on lads - keep the foot on the gas!
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    Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    Thoughts from brief highlights: Oakley dived very sweet strike by Mulraney superb set-up play from Polworth on several occasions fantastic tracking back by Vigurs to save a certain goal caught at least twice with our pants down at the back - Vigurs (above) saved a 3 on 0 situation. How does that happen at this level? Anyway, loads of positives and few negatives from a great result. It’s interesting watching the Falkirk and ICT highlights - seemed like different games!
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    Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    ..and we haven’t yet had the game-changing shocking decision from the ref!
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    Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    ...but they didn’t get 2!
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    Inverness CT -V- Falkirk

    Sounds like some top officiating again tonight....
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    David Raven

    Top man, Dave the Rave - thanks for the outstanding memories! You have a right to question the finacial chaos that has ensued since the cup win - the management has been shambolic. Unfortunately, in football, mistakes tend to be compounded financially - in this case, the necessity to pay Hughes for garden leave impacted on the choice of the next manager (on account of cost), which got us relegated with falling attendances, leading to poor morale, even more player departures, poor form, early cup exits and falling attendances (repeat). I think the answer to the question "where has all the money gone?", while fair, is answered simply by the fact that the club has consistently run at a loss of ~£300k per annum for years and the books have been balanced by the various windfalls during that time (league and Scottish cup runs, Butcher compensation, Christie sale). That is a precarious existence, which will go wrong at some point. How wrong will be determined by the shrewdness of the board...ours failed that test spectacularly. The real issue is, and always will be, how do we get more people through the gate? If you look art the Scottish Prem this year, the league table almost exactly mirrors the average home attendances. The surprise should perhaps not be how far we have slid but just how outstanding our achievments were over those years when The Rave was with us. Apologies for the negative tone here - after hte game on Tuesday, I'm really quite upbeat about our prospects for this season, but I think we'll need to get used to the constant churn of players, as attendances are not going to recover significantly any time soon.