Hello folks i am from Bristol and take interest in different football cultures from around Europe, i find it a nice tonic from the Prem where everyteam and their fans are basically sellouts who are happy to go along with the circus so long as their team is profiting.
I have delved into Italian,Spanish and few others because you find in those countries there is still a big sense of regional pride and they have strong vocal if smaller supporters and even the players they sign tend to be local and have the same mentality.
So i started to look at Scotand and Inverness came on to my radar and i was imediately attracted to them, the main reason being that you are so far away from the rest of the teams geographically. You are not just representing a city but an entire region, i then googled the the stadium and thought it was really tidy with the sea behind a nice little backdrop, ive later learned it's in an industrial estate in no mans land with sub zero tempratures
But then i delved deeper and read about the merger and how alot of the originals have never taken the new outfit so the club has lost a large portion of fans, also the atmosphere is dire although to be fair most outside the top 5 are not great, also been on a few general SPFL forums and the general consensus from other fans toward Inverness is indifference or at worst a plastic non club.
After winning the Cup a couple of years ago and having a couple of really good seasons you would think that would galvanize the fan base but it seems to have withered a bit and that would alarm me.
Inverness seems to be as a City a bit like the Club they have they seem to have had this really ambitious idea of rapid growth and alot of people from outside have moved there with no connection so maybe it will take 5 or 10 years to settle down for people to want to attatched to their new local cub, i don't know
My question i this, do you ever see things changing? i mean as i said not just Inverness but everyone in the Highlands should count them as their team so in theory you have a huge pool of potential fan, same goes for players.
What are the other main problems? is it the spit? is it a wealthy city so you have a Fulham situation where you are never going to get passionate hardcores?
I am very interested to know
Also the Liam Polworth thing was not cool, he was a really talented player who loved the team he should have been adored and your talisman but was hounded out it seems, it
I just think on paper Inverness has so much potential it's like Naples in south taking on the establishment in the North, that should be your thing, sticking it to the South but when you have more Rangers fans than your own somethings not right, so fair play to the core how stick with your team it's not easy having an ugly wife but shows good character in my opinion, just need few more of you