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THE MATCHDAY THREAD

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Elgin -V- Inverness CT

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21st Jan 2017 @ 3PM, Borough Briggs, Elgin
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Elgin City v Inverness CT (15:00)

Elgin City: Waters, Cooper, McPhee, McHardy, Nicolson, Reilly, Dodd, Cameron, McLeish, Sutherland, Moore. Subs: Gunn, Reid, Stewart, Bruce, Cullen, Wilson, Watson.

Inverness CT: Williams, Tremarco, Warren, Polworth, Doran, Vigurs, Tansey, Boden, McKay, Doumbouya, Cole. Subs: Ebbe, Brown, Sutherland, Anier, Gilchrist, MacLennan, Esson.

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Here's the matchday thread, but updates and other pages like POY voting etc will be a bit late today (and in future weeks) as my little guy has now started going to what they call "little kickers" football training every saturday morning from 11-12 my time (4pm-5pm in UK). He did of course wear the right gear last week !!!

I will get the updates in place on my return from training. 

 

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So what happens when you take the worst ICT side ever and then remove the two best players? We're about to find out!

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10 minutes ago, GATEPOST said:

No Draper or Meekings. 

Fisher not in the squad either. And forgotten man Boden makes a start? 

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Elgin at 7/1 currently appears extremely generous. I'd be very happy if we could sneak a draw today (like we did a year ago at Stirling).

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Has there been a flu outbreak at Inverness???

Strange selection indeed, there must be good reason for it surely. Maybe it is a case of this is the best team line out as opposed to the best team on paper.

I'm hoping that these are the fittest, most committed and the lads that jell best together. We really need our supporters at the match to get right behind the lads and not shout the odds if mistakes are made.

Fingers crossed, prayers said and appeals to the power.......come on ICT

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No real surprise there (says the man who put a bet on Elgin to score first). They score quite a lot of goals and we can't defend very well even when we are at full strength. 

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Was following on betfair, they announced 1-1 for an ultimately disallowed goal. So I deleted, then a few minutes later we do score!

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47 minutes ago, Yngwie said:

Was following on betfair, they announced 1-1 for an ultimately disallowed goal. So I deleted, then a few minutes later we do score!

I was on bet365 but I think Bbc OAM is way ahead of the betting companies.

edit - neck and neck that time :ictscarf:sigh of relief 

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Full time and the win.

A narrow win and a bit of a grind. But I'll take the moral boost and relief of a late winner.

Seems like we responded in a professional manner to going behind rather than panicking and were rewarded for our patience against a very real threat of a banana skin.

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Well, I'll take that. I'm sure I'm not the only one breathing a sigh of relief in what could have been a real banana skin fixture.

Well done lads. A couple of league victories before the next cup match will do us nicely.

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Gutted at missing this. Been in bed last 2 days with a chest infection. Train tickets bought. Great result even though Caley100 tells me we were pish.

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Vigurs badly at fault for being dispossessed while doddling on edge of box just before free kick. From where I was standing, the Elgin goal looked like another really embarassing flap from OFW in missing weak free kick at near post (very like the lost goal to Hamilton a few weeks back). He can be a decent shot stopper in open play but seems so vulnerable at free kicks. We were fairly disjointed. Cole showed good skills at points and became the target for regular cross field long balls. Unlucky with chances missed (woodwork for Doumbouya header, Vigurs free kick). Elgin tired in the 2nd half (thankfully). We seemed scared of shooting on a number of occasions. Glad to see two upfront though and also pleased that Anier came on for Boden near the end (should have been earlier). He looked quite sharp. I think he should start with Doumbouya instead of Boden (who was disappointing today). Polworth playing at right back was caught out a few times today. Obviously not his position and the fans let him know but I was disappointed to hear swear back at the fans ... surely the cardinal sin for any player. Anyway we squeezed through and it's all about the result in the cup. Let's build on this. 

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Can't agree with previous post. Doumbaya may have scored, but guilty of missing 2 gilt edged chances prior to scoring. He was ineffective and any headers he wins, he has no control or no idea where ball is going. Boden held up ball well IMO and brought others into game, but he provided little in way of goal threat. Overall I was disappointed in the performance, and didn't see any reason to be optimistic for the coming weeks.

On another note, the young lads can provide fantastic vocal backing for the team and am generally all for them, but please stop with the flares, and the need to run 50 yards to a segregation fence for a bit of posturing. We as a club are better than that and don't need that kind of behaviour. 

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36 minutes ago, Broonerz said:

Can't agree with previous post. Doumbaya may have scored, but guilty of missing 2 gilt edged chances prior to scoring. He was ineffective and any headers he wins, he has no control or no idea where ball is going. Boden held up ball well IMO and brought others into game, but he provided little in way of goal threat.

I have been calling for Boden to start and hoped he'd take his chance today. I agree his link up play at times was good but he never looked like scoring and I remember a truly awful lay-off out of play in 1st half. Doumbouya had far more chances and maybe should have scored more but the reality is, without him, we wouldn't have won today. To coin a cliche ... goals win games. 

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Disagree with some of the posts above - we bossed long spells in the game and could have won by a few. Elgin only had very few chances...although they v nearly equalised at the death!

Cole was absolutely outstanding today - everything dangerous went through him and he also did defensive duties. Defence was solid - Polworth did OK in an unfamiliar position, but got megged a couple of times. Vigurs was frustrating as ever: Guilty for the goal, great free kick off the bar, decent spells and lazy spells. Boden is nowhere near it - even against lower league opposition, he looked dreadful. Anier shoild have started. Banana skin avoided!

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anyone want to pen a summary / report for the game ? we dont have a match report volunteer for this game (or next week's game). 

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