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  1. I think it's fair to say that this could well be the worst transfer window we've ever witnessed. Both first choice centre halfs gone for peanuts and we're subsequently obliged to recall a teenage full back from Elgin who we sent out on loan just a few short weeks ago. Sadly this seems to be the state of play these days. More chance of finding intelligent life in Dingwall than us going up via the play-offs. Woe is me.....?
  2. Ref was an absolute disgrace today and I"m absolutely convinced there was no foul on keeper from Jordan. Doran hauled down in a very promising position and not even a foul. Moments later we gift them the softest of goals. That being said I don't think we can complain about the result. Ayr were the better team on the day - which is a worry.
  3. I always felt we let Shane go a bit early and given some of the absolute jobbers we've signed as strikers since I think he was very unlucky. That being said he's 29 so hardly a long term signing. Perhaps worth a punt. I was also under the impression that Cammy Smith was heading in the Maryhill direction.
  4. "Berra...still a top player" Man alive! The 'roids have clearly turned Simmo's brain to mush.
  5. Sadly this is a sign of the times and our inability to compete financially with Uncle Roy's, permanently open, cheque book. I guess these guys have short careers and need to maximise their earnings but the laziness of Donaldson, Chalmers, Draper et al trooping over the bridge is more than a little depressing. Coll in particular is someone we rescued from the Tannadice scrap heap and essentially revived his faltering career. If Coll moved on to a bigger club elsewhere I would bear no real grudge but joining our neighbours, knowing full well how this will be viewed by the fans who've welcomed him as a bit of a cult hero - despite his undoubted shortcomings, feels like a bit of a kick in the nuts. Wouldn't it be amusing if he joins the judas colony, they slip to 11th and we relegate them in the play-offs. Call me childish but I think I'd enjoy that almost as much as 30th May 2015.
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    Ryan Christie

    I've heard the sell-on clause is 20% but it's also worth considering that Ryan's agent would also benefits, handsomely, from any move. I may be wrong but I understand they're very close. If Ryan was Belgian, Croatian or English he'd be worth £40-50M but I would suggest Celtic would be looking at ca. £25M in the current market. Aside from Robertson (when playing for Liverpool I would hasten to add) the best player Scotland has at present but significantly under valued in the eyes of EPL clubs.
  7. Top Six (in chronological order): Ayr 7-nil game - the outpouring of relief to be back up rather than the game itself. Hearts at Easter Road - LC semi-final - Nick Ross goal and scenes thereafter. Hampden Scottish Cup semifinal - possibly the best of them all. Hampden - 30th May 2015 Astra away - despite the result/performance. A really special event. Pics and videos still give me goosebumps. United - Scottish Cup game last season. Superb away support, great performance and genuine optimism which sadly proved unfounded. I was lucky enough to be at them all and enjoyed them all considerably more than our two recent games against Arbroath. Sadly, the great times seem to make the bad times feel even worse. Without wishing to sound like Guy Garvey I'd be happy enough with one day like these in the 2020s. Keep the faith, ymip
  8. It was actually a 34 year old bin man that ran us ragged.....just saying. On reflection it's actually the second time in 8 weeks that said binman has run us ragged I was lucky enough to witness both debacles. Happy days.
  9. 2 nil to Bonnyrigg at half time.
  10. An absolutely disgraceful performance from start to finish. Our second half capitulation was as bad as anything I can recall witnessing. Embarrassing in the extreme. I'll be interested to here Robbo's spin on this one.
  11. tm4tj - he farmed at Balnastraid by Duthil in the 60s/70s so Carrbridge would have been local Welfare side. Also played for the Fluke post Highland League. I never saw him play apart from family picnics but believe "absolute rock" sounds about right. His uncle Scot Symon wanted him at Rangers in the 50s but he opted to stick to farming and Highland League football. Scarlet - Roshie/Stootie chronology as above. Both great players I believe. A wee bit before my time unfortunately.
  12. My Uncle David was laid to rest today. A great family man and absolute gentleman who was, we believe, the only player to have captained all three Inverness sides. He also managed Caley in the early 70s and Clach in the late eighties. Was nice to see Billy Urquhart, Davie Milroy and Roshie Fraser at the service today (apologies to other football folk I may have missed). I know the family will have appreciated their attendance and the great send off he was given by family and friends from near and far. RIP Uncle David
  13. Morton sure to be greetin' about a second trip to the Arctic North in a week. Ayr pull the plum European tie in the U-wafer Cup.
  14. Bohs, Waterford or Wrexham away please. Nearest we're going to get to European football for the foreseeable.
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    John Beaton

    Very sad news. Was a huge figure in Inverness football over the years. Used to come into my work when I was still at school/uni and was always good craic. Recall the classic "Fat John, Skinny John's Barmy Army" chant back in the day celebrating the ground breaking Beaton/Docherty co-management duo. RIP.