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THE MATCHDAY THREAD

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Inverness CT -V- Alloa Athletic

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1st Feb 2020 @ 3pm, Caledonian Stadium
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Dog walked :dog:

Hat & Scarf :ictscarf: ✔️

Season Ticket :rules02:  ✔️

Pre-Match drink :drinking06:✔️

Game of darts with the lads ?

Off to the Match 

Gaelic phrase book :crazy: dè am feck :shrug:

 

 

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Same old gash eh striker who can score on the wing and 1 who can't up front ! And now not even a solid defence ffs still think wel get a point from this 1!

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20 minutes ago, Alan Simpson said:

Fcuk it I'm sticking a £10 on the traffic cone as nxt scorer just for a bit of crack should be blinding odds!

Drinks are on you.

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Underwhelming performance & result. Can’t believe I’m grateful for a draw against Alloa !!!!! Hardly a playoff promotion performance. 

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Dissapointing end to a dissapointing week. I hope we can get someone of quality over the next week even with the window being shut. 

Surprised to see a loss for DU at home to Arborath too

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Inept performance and once again thanks to Mark Rodgers for two excellent saves which kept us in the game. The Alloa keeper didn't have one decent shot on target to worry about apart from our solitary goal and a last minute header off the bar. We desperately need someone who can shoot straight and on sight.

 

 

 

 

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The most flat atmosphere I can ever recall at home. No wonder.... same old predictable, boring, slow-build-up play! Are players allowed to use their imagination anymore, or is that frowned upon by the coaching staff? Football should be entertaining. Feels like a chore to sit through 90minutes these days!

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Just not good enough, how we are sitting in second place I have no idea.

Have to agree that Ridgers earned us that point today with an outstanding save right at the death. 

Absolute pitiful where we are at nowadays, struggling for a point at home to the part timers of Alloa(no disrespect to them)in a soulless empty stadium. 

 

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Apart from our one goal the best bits of the day were Peat and Diesel pre match and at half time. 

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So Jord the Donkey saves a point then fecks up at the end...  by feck he's pysh. 

So up till the last 20 mins ICT were devoid of ideas of how to break down a well organised defence...where have we heard this before?

24 shots 8 on target? FFS  it's dire  really dire, How on earth does Storey deserve a start? Because we have nobody else? 

An awful result again against a part time team who looked more organised than we did, It was from where I was a pretty soft penalty, Rooney went to challenge and said striker fell over like he was shot 7.62 round..?

Bad day at office and I'd like to hear what positives Robbo will come out with...

 

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1 hour ago, Alan said:

Inept performance and once again thanks to Mark Rodgers for two excellent saves which kept us in the game. The Alloa keeper didn't have one decent shot on target to worry about apart from our solitary goal and a last minute header off the bar. We desperately need someone who can shoot straight and on sight.

 

 

 

 

According to Sportsound Shane Sutherland is coming back to us in the summer, they said the deal is already agreed.

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It's obviously disappointing not to win but I'm not as negative as some.  Alloa may be part time but they are certainly no mugs and have now taken 11 points from their last 5 games which is better than any team in the division.  It was a game we certainly should have won given the chances we created but as is so often the case we failed to win both because we don't capitalise on the chances we make and we self destruct at the back.

The penalty was soft.  It looked like a perfectly fair shoulder to shoulder from Rooney but it was also totally unnecessary.  He was in position to get to the ball first and shepherd it out of play without using the shoulder.  He asked the referee a question and the referee got the answer wrong.  From then on, we were chasing the game and for the most part did that reasonably well.  Tremarco and Doran were getting balls across from the left and Storey and Rooney were doing the same from the right.  

What is encouraging is that according to to the BBC we had 23 attempts on goal which was 5 more than any other team in Scotland. Surely that's a positive!  It isn't that we aren't creating, it is that we need to be more clinical in front of goal. Despite all our attempts at goal the Alloa keeper was never seriously tested apart from the one goal.  Any saves he made were routine.  White again had chances where he should have done better, but the worst misses today were probably by Storey who demonstrated why playing him as the main striker would be unlikely to solve our problems.  According to BBC stats he has scored just twice from no less than 29 attempts at goal this season.

It was good to see Sean Welsh come on in the 2nd half and it was a cute ball from him which played White in for the goal.  There were other opportunities for more dinked balls to be played in behind the defence, and whilst White seemed to be alive to the opportunity, some of our midfielders just don't seem to see that kind of ball.  

It'll be interesting to see what we can create against Livi next week.  Motherwell only had one attempt at goal against them today so we are going to need to create a lot more than that if we are going to progress to the next round.

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I was surprised that we'd had as many as 23 shots - it didn't feel like that, mainly because the Alloa keeper wasn't tested too often. It was a strange game where we had Alloa hemmed in almost from start to finish and yet they not only scored but missed at least three great chances (two of which were superb Ridgers stops. His block from Trouten near the end was as good a save as I'll see for a while).

It's tough against a team like that who keep nine men back whenever we have the ball. We actually worked it into lots of good positions in the first half only for the finish or the final touch to let us down. Walsh looked really sharp in the no.10 position but ran out of legs after the break. We were so dominant out wide I wish we had moved Storey more central to offer another option in the box; Rooney had control of the right flank on his own.

The biggest disappointment for me is that we ran out of ideas in the last 15 minutes and resorted to hoof ball when Alloa were tiring and struggling to keep their shape. I'd have liked us to keep doing what we were doing. It didn't help that MacGregor failed to have anywhere near the impact Walsh had and so we strugged to pick our way through.

Glad to see Welsh back. We are infinitely better both going forward and defensively when he is on the pitch. I'd have him and Carson as the starters next week.

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We gave Alloa two of their best chances , one in each half with defensive cockup and a misplaced pass. 

The worst thing you can do to a team like that is gift them the first goal.

Been disappointed with McGregor the last few times he has come on, but it proves you can't develop a player by benching him....he should've gone out on loan with the rest.

Welsh is a cut above , brought a calm head to the headless chickens when he came on... injuries aside get him contracted up before he joins his good mate coll overthebridge. 

Almost happy at a point against relegation fodder, at home. 

Tough times.

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It's tough with the lack of any alternative public resource (mostly all come from a single source), but I'd use the stats on the BBC with caution as they have shown time and time again that they can be way out.

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