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Who would you like to see at ICT next season?

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3 hours ago, RiG said:

Warren allegedly waves goodbye to ICT. Davies leaves Ross County. Wonder what happens next...

where has our skipper gone?

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17 hours ago, Inverwegian said:

What about traffic going in the opposite direction?

It really wouldn’t surprise me. 

Warrens best days are well behind him surely even a rookie like kettlewell can see that ! 

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20 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

According to "Fly on the wall" twitter guy, Warren's off to Yeovil 

Your spending too much time on your phone  :wink:

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33 minutes ago, IBM said:

Your spending too much time on your phone  :wink:

Come on IBM, sign up for twitter. tweet, tweet.

Beter than checking the Inverness Courier to see who has died this week. 

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Yeovil would make sense if true, it is close to Bristol where he is from.

I just hope he has had a fair settlement and is on a good deal with them.

Good luck Gary and thank you for your leadership, commitment, passion and the memories!

 

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3 hours ago, bigman said:

Half of inverness at home games

 

 

I have estimated from secondary data on live events/football/population/ (happy to elaborate...) that of the Inverness population, ICT realistically has a pool of 25,000 who have any interest in football. Of that, how many would attend a game is harder to measure, but in Denmark it's 20-30% who have at attended at least one live sports event  - so very top end 7500  - but in England 5-18% for football games, so 4000 for football specifically.  Some of those would be drawn away by rival teams but that's where my secondary data dropped off!  Very rough accounting btw, but I'd wager it's within 3000-5000 range that could be realistically at games.

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1 hour ago, Glover said:

I have estimated from secondary data on live events/football/population/ (happy to elaborate...) that of the Inverness population, ICT realistically has a pool of 25,000 who have any interest in football. Of that, how many would attend a game is harder to measure, but in Denmark it's 20-30% who have at attended at least one live sports event  - so very top end 7500  - but in England 5-18% for football games, so 4000 for football specifically.  Some of those would be drawn away by rival teams but that's where my secondary data dropped off!  Very rough accounting btw, but I'd wager it's within 3000-5000 range that could be realistically at games.

It's been a while since I looked at it, but ICTFC had one of the highest % of population figures for any club in Scotland.

That's not to say that there's not room for growth, there always is, but what we can't afford to do is shift so much resource into chasing small margins that we end up neglecting and losing the existing fan base.

In fact, when it comes to such matters, there's very good argument to be made in favour of almost solely concentrating on your existing fanbase and allowing their positive experience to work as the attraction to draw in new fans.

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Some football agent / itk Twitter account has said that we have Grant Nelson, Rangers striker, on trial.  It's also been reported on one of these accounts that we tried to sign Mitch Megginson from Cove Rangers but he decided to stay there.  Apparently Premiership teams were interested in him but he'd rather stay in the Highland League.

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We had a trialist called Nelson in one of today's squads according to the lists on the club website.

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11 minutes ago, Robert said:

We had a trialist called Nelson in one of today's squads according to the lists on the club website.

He played in the game at Ardersier. 

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36 minutes ago, Robert said:

We had a trialist called Nelson in one of today's squads according to the lists on the club website.

Wouldn't be the first Horatio to play football in Inverness.

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On 6/29/2018 at 10:47 AM, ictchris said:

Some football agent / itk Twitter account has said that we have Grant Nelson, Rangers striker, on trial.

 

1 hour ago, Robert said:

We had a trialist called Nelson in one of today's squads according to the lists on the club website.

There could be a link here...

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500 to 1000 extra fans at every home game. how to get them is the big question

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^ having a board that act with a bit of integrity and professionalism delivering on their promises and treating the fans as being important and not as a taken for granted commodity? Be a good starting point at least!!!

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Nelson is a wide right midfielder / "winger" - Was out for almost 18 months before returning to action in late April. Only 19 so worth having a look.

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Some mod with editing skills might want to move the discussion developing here regarding crowd figures to it's own thread, in the meantime here are my 2 cents. 80% of fans attending games couldn't name anyone on the board, and couldn't care less about social media or engagement. They just care about what's going on on the pitch. It's just the hardcore fans who have strong views on this stuff IMO.

The biggest obstacles preventing Inverness from attracting higher crowds are:

1) The stadium. It's location is picturesque, the architects blueprints looked spectacular, and at the time of it's construction - the area was hyped for future 'high value' developments taking place around it. In reality, it was a total white elephant. Situated on the outskirts of an industrial estate, miles away from residential areas, a 'community hub' it ain't. The facilities in the stadium put most local community centres to shame, but are barely used outside match days - being, as they are, in the middle of nowhere. This is the primary source of lack of 'engagement' with the community IMO. Were TCS located at Telford Street or Kingsmills Park (both disadvantageous for different reasons), I imagine it would be a very different story.

2) Ticket prices. Attending Caley and Thistle games in the 90s was easily affordable for your average working class family. Today it's simply unaffordable for those on lower wages. This might be pie in the sky, but some kind of socialist system for season tickets (take ID and your P60 to the ticket office to prove your wage) might help in this regard, and get the club some positive publicity.

To summarize the solutions are:

Accessability - A stadium situated within the community, with facilities available, open and easy to book for the community.
Affordability - A price structure that allows individuals and families of all income levels to attend matches.

You're welcome!

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In regards to the assistant manager, someone on P&B says it'll be Kellacher, which wouldn't be a big surprise.

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1 hour ago, AlexJones said:

Some mod with editing skills might want to move the discussion developing here regarding crowd figures to it's own thread, in the meantime here are my 2 cents. 80% of fans attending games couldn't name anyone on the board, and couldn't care less about social media or engagement. They just care about what's going on on the pitch. It's just the hardcore fans who have strong views on this stuff IMO.

The biggest obstacles preventing Inverness from attracting higher crowds are:

1) The stadium. It's location is picturesque, the architects blueprints looked spectacular, and at the time of it's construction - the area was hyped for future 'high value' developments taking place around it. In reality, it was a total white elephant. Situated on the outskirts of an industrial estate, miles away from residential areas, a 'community hub' it ain't. The facilities in the stadium put most local community centres to shame, but are barely used outside match days - being, as they are, in the middle of nowhere. This is the primary source of lack of 'engagement' with the community IMO. Were TCS located at Telford Street or Kingsmills Park (both disadvantageous for different reasons), I imagine it would be a very different story.

2) Ticket prices. Attending Caley and Thistle games in the 90s was easily affordable for your average working class family. Today it's simply unaffordable for those on lower wages. This might be pie in the sky, but some kind of socialist system for season tickets (take ID and your P60 to the ticket office to prove your wage) might help in this regard, and get the club some positive publicity.

To summarize the solutions are:

Accessability - A stadium situated within the community, with facilities available, open and easy to book for the community.
Affordability - A price structure that allows individuals and families of all income levels to attend matches.

You're welcome!

You may be right about 80% of our fans not being able to name anyone on the board but that in itself is part of the problem. I bet close to 100% of County fans could name at least their chairman.

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1 hour ago, Renegade said:

In regards to the assistant manager, someone on P&B says it'll be Kellacher, which wouldn't be a big surprise.

Kellacher  Assistant Manager with Barry Wilson as Team Coach :wink:

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45 minutes ago, Kingsmills said:

You may be right about 80% of our fans not being able to name anyone on the board but that in itself is part of the problem. I bet close to 100% of County fans could name at least their chairman.

100% OF ICT fans could name the county chairman!!!     We also would like a Brooks sorry Roy to 'lose  £1M a year into our club.

Fact is we are possibly looking at another battle between Sutherland and Savage with MM crew in the middle.

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Tyrone Smith from STV has just tweeted that Scott Kellacher is the new assistant manager.  Barry Wilson joins as a coach.

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