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  1. Pre ordered a copy and donated.
  2. The lineup for the Jags was Sievwright, Fraser, B.Black, Cumming, Bremner, Milroy, A.Black, Newlands, Bruce, Drews aind MacLean. Subs Kenny Munro and Smith. Cumming was the player manager at this time.
  3. I didn't put the Jags as favourites to win the league in 1986-87 season, the were 8th the season before, but I was hoping that they could kick on to 3 or 4 in the league, but as the season progressed, they were playing some of the best football I had seen from a Jags team for some considerable time, and I saw them in every game, home and away in the league winning year. In fact, they went the whole league unbeaten, until the last game of the season when they fell to a home defeat to Peterhead. Some of the performances that season were breathtaking, and I put down to good recruitment. They had picked up Stevenson, Noble, Bain and Taylor and with a nucleus of already first team players of the calibre of Milroy, Black, Calder, and the emerging Charlie Christie, they had the makings of a really good side, and it came to a point that I couldn't see them getting beaten by anyone, I expected them to win every game. The 85 Scottish Cup defeat by Celtic wasn't the catalyst, but the round before when they beat Kilmarnock, when the Jags league form wasn't at its best, was maybe a sign of what they could do when they fired on all cylinders. My only regret is that I wish they could have gone on further with that group of players, but with injuries and some players leaving, it just wasn't to be. I thought that getting rid of Brian Black as manager was a very negative move, not just because he was an ex classmate of mine, but he deserved more time for bringing the title up the hill, but his replacement, Leishman, was the beginning of the end for the Jags. His recruitment was woeful and he got rid of some of our best players and didn't replace like for like.
  4. I have the Jags lineup but not the caley, or the scorers.
  5. It may be the scottish cup prelimary round 1 at telford st on 17 december 1977. 5-0 to caley.
  6. These are some of the match reports of the last Jaggies game at Kingsmills. I took photos of every viewpoint of the ground that day, I still miss those days so much, and to this day, I get a tear in my eye wherever I pass where Kingsmills Park stood.
  7. Here is my cherished last Jaggies programme. My son got all the players to sign it. The game, which went by in a flash, was for me quite numbing. I just tried to take in the fact that never again would I be able to attend my beloved Kingsmills Park.
  8. Unfortunately, I'm now on the sheilding list as my immune system has been shot, and I'm on steroids. I'm not allowed to leave the house, or come in contact with anyone, but my son lives near by. So, I only hope that I'm in better shape when the football starts again, I would hate to miss my saturday fix.
  9. Hi, I haven't been on here for a while. Unfortunately I was admitted to Raigmore Hospital with a virus, thankfully not Covid 19, but it was serious enough to be rushed in. I got home last monday and I am now recuperating well. I have an autographed programme of that last Jags game, one of the saddest days of my life, and I took a lot of photos. I also have numerous match reports of that very surreal day. I will try and dig them out and post them over the next few days. My son was 13 at the time and celebrates his 40th birthday this month, April, how time has flown.
  10. It has to be David Raven's goal against Celtic in the Scottish Cup Semi Final. What emotion, it was overwhelming, as was Vincent's in the final, but that day we were playing Celtic, and even with 10 men, I thought that they still had a chance to come back. I have lived through the greatest time in ICT history, cup finals, cup wins, top three finishes in the league and European football, although it would be nice to think that we could achieve those heights again, I just think that all the planets were in align for us over that period, and we had some outstanding players, but Raven's goal is at the top for me.
  11. I heard this week of the sad passing of former Inverness Thistle player, captain, manager and legend Ian Cumming. He was the driving force in the midfield of the great Jags teams of the 70's. He was a player who could read the game well, who could play some neat football, could take a good penalty and could mix it if the game required it. I am so glad that I had the privilege of watching him play and meeting him. Another legend from the past sadly gone.
  12. Such sad news from a player who is still relatively young in this day and age of footballers. Greg was one of the finest midfielders to wear the ICT shirt who was the whole package. He could read the game well, amazing free kicks, penalties and passing, he could also mix it when he needed to. He was on our team at one of the quiz nights and came across as a very friendly guy. I really hope he finds a way to persue whatever path he takes next. All the best Greg and thanks for the memories.
  13. A very enjoyable Saturday afternoon in the sunshine at the stadium. There were some really good performances by the whole team, but for me, Welsh, Walsh, Vincent and Rooney stood out, and although White missed a sitter, you can't deny his work rate, he runs for everything. Yes we could have scored more goals, but to have another clean sheet more than makes up for that, as it keeps our goal difference in the pluse.
  14. Yes, I would have to have Keatings in the first eleven, I think he will be a very big player for ICT this season. Apart from linking the play and a goal threat, his corners and free kicks will contribute to a lot of goals.
  15. Another very enjoyable listen. Amusing and good varied content. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to the next one.
  16. A very enjoyable afternoon in the sun at the stadium for the Jags. I have never seen such a negative performance from a team, in the first half, like I did from Morton, they just tried to park the bus and had no out ball, last weeks result was obviously fresh in their thoughts. We played some neat passes and it was just finding a way through the massed ranks of their eleven, and we did with a fabulous strike from Todorov, and the second looked like Doran had over run the pass, only for the ball to emerge past the keeper and into the net. Storey had the beating of their right back for pace time after time, and had put in a few good crosses, and nutmegged the keeper for Thistle's third. We could have had a fourth, when we were awarded a penalty when Trafford tumbled in the box. I would have liked to see Welsh take the penalty, even though he missed the last one against Clach on Wednesday night, but Todorov had grabbed the ball and it didn't look like he was going to give it up, Welsh was the penalty taker last season, and I think, if he is on the pitch, he should take them, unless he is constantly missing them. Todorovs miss seemed to spur Morton into life and they were being far more offensive and grabbed a consolation goal when our defenders seemed to lose their player. All in all, there were some really good performances. Welsh, Doran, Storey and Todorov stood out for me, and keeper MacKay's distribution was first class. Mchatttie and Donaldson were solid at the back and both full backs put in good shifts up and down the wing and some good crosses. I though Trafford had a far better second half and MacGregor had some nice touches to link the play. Machado has great feet, and just needs to know when to lay the ball off to a player in a better position, but I love his directness. As I said in a previous post, I think we now have the strongest squad we have had in quite a few seasons. In past seasons we have had a good first eleven and a bench that wasn't as strong, but now we have competition for all areas on the pitch. Good results can breed confidence, so lets hope we can take it into our next game at Dunfermline.
  17. Another very hard earned 3 points. I know it's early in the season, but if we are going to struggle, against one of the teams that are being mentioned to be near the bottom of the league come the end of the season, then it may be a long hard season for us. As a few folk have already said on here, when did we become a long ball route one team? Do we have to play with a tall target man? How about using the pace of Walsh, Keatings and Storey and terrorise their defenders, they always say that defenders don't like teams with pace running at them, but we punt balls up the park to a player who plays with his back to goal, and is very poor at timing his jumps. Robbo has to spring surprises on the visiting team now and again, whether it be tactics, formation or lineup, but we trot out the same thing week after week. When we were on our way to the stadium, we named the starting 11, and the way we would play, and the only thing we got wrong was Rooney coming back early. If we know that, then the opposing team know that and they can set up accordingly. The only thing that Robbo seems to want to tweak is central midfield, so he must be happy with everything else! We need to get the ball on the ground and pass our way forward at pace, it's not rocket science, other teams do it to us, but as with last season, we must be the slowest team at counter attacking in the league, passing the ball back and forth along the back line, until the opposition are back in their shape, and then trying to play through them! I hope we try something different for our next game, but I think I could name the starting 11 and tactics now.
  18. 5. Keatings 3. McCart 1. Toddy Ref. Poor.
  19. Jaggernaut


    We don't play on it again till the 10th of August, so hopefully that will give it enough time to strengthen up. Even Robbo and Barry were out at half time putting the divots back!
  20. That was tougher than it should have been. We certainly didn't carry our form from saturday through to this game. Cove were very good at carrying the ball and broke at pace, while we really struggled to string three passes together. Sometimes, it's just not certain players day, and our fortune certainly changed with the subs. Todorov looks more of a threat than White, and MacGregor was so positive with his runs and energy that he can't be far away from a first team start. The good thing is that we have a lot of young talent who will keep the pressure on the lads who have the jerseys just now, and make them up their game. Top of the league and on to Dundee on sunday.
  21. Vincent had a very good game, some good forward passes and he worked tirelessly on the defensive part of the game. In my opinion, he is a far better player than the man he replaced, Joe Chalmers. In his first spell with us, he started really well, but injury curtailed his progress, let's hope he can stay injury free this time, and kick on in his career.
  22. Seeing the new kit in the flesh for the first time today, left me totally underwhelmed. It must be the most unimaginative design we have ever had, even eclipsing the deplorable league cup final one. I wonder who had the final say so on the design? Their judgement leaves a lot to be desired in our 25th year.
  23. 23 shots with 14 on target according to the bbc sport app, at least we seem to be having a go this season.
  24. Three assists from Tom Walsh today, I think we have a more balanced squad this season.
  25. Very enjoyable listen, and I hope they continue it.