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Dawn of a New Era

 

Big Dunc takes charge of his first game at Inverness with a visit to Gayfield to take on Dick Campbell's Arbroath. Kick-off is at 3:00 on Saturday with Inverness looking for a change in fortunes after a disasterous run of games saw Billy Dodds sacked after the defeat to Dundee United, with just one point from six League games and out of the League Cup and Challenge Cup. Success won't happen overnight and the Caley Jags fans might have to wait a bit for a turnaround in results, but it won't be for a lack of passion or enthusiasm for the game.

 

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Duncan Ferguson

Match/Ticket Info

Supporters Bus £20

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Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
Home 24 17 4 3 59 19 +40
Away 23 10 6 7 32 27 +5
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 47 27 10 10 91 46 +45

We hold a big advantage over Arbroath in the H2H's but it's tighter in the away fixture.

Last 10 Competitive Meetings
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In our last Championship game at Arbroath - Smokies Smoked 4 - 1: Both clubs had big wins in the first games of 2023 and it was Inverness that continued in style with a 4-1 win at Gayfield. Billy Mckay, who scored a hat-trick last week, opened the scoring at the back post in the ninth minute but Ben El-Mhanni levelled fifteen minutes later when he slotted into the bottom corner. Jay Henderson put us ahead just before the break as he lifted a shot high into the net from inside the box. Twenty minutes into the second half Dan Mackay shot into the bottom corner to double our advantage. Substitute Lewis Nicolson concluded the scoring in the 86th minute with a header from sub Steven Boyd's cross. Great win on the road for the Caley Jags that moves us into sixth place in the table, eleven points behind table toppers Queens Park. Great start to 2023 for the Caley Jags with two big wins on the bounce.

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
 
1. Dundee Utd 6 4 2 0 12 2 14
2. Raith Rovers 6 4 1 1 10 7 13
3. Arbroath 7 4 0 3 13 8 12
4. Dunfermline 6 3 2 1 9 5 11
5. Partick Thistle 6 3 1 2 14 9 10
6. Airdrieonians 6 3 0 3 6 10 9
7. Queens Park 7 3 0 4 10 15 9
8. Ayr United 6 2 0 4 8 14 6
9. Morton 6 1 1 4 8 15 4
10. Inverness CT 6 0 1 5 3 8 1

 

Saturday 30th September

   Arbroath v Inverness CT

 Ayr United v Raith Rovers

Dundee Utd v Queen's Park

Morton v Airdrie  

Partick Thistle v Dunfermline  

Current Form

Inverness start a new era tomorrow after a winless start to their Championshp campaign. However, it's a clean slate with Big Dunc at the helm although he will still have the same tools to work with. Roddy MacGregor, Lewis Nicolson, and Sean Welsh have missed out over the last month and Danny Devine and Wallace Duffy were added to the injury list last time out. We did field a Caley Jags XI in the North of Scotland cup win over Rothes with Keith Bray getting the only goal of the game.`That side was a mix of youth and fringe players with three or four first team choices making up the side. Difficult to know what players Ferguson will be looking to, but I doubt it will be a massive shift from the Dodds era this early in his role. 

Caley Jags so far: 

Arbroath have got their act together after a poor start to their Championship. Three straight losses have been replaced by three straight wins. Their last game was an emphatic 3-0 win at Firhill. Jermaine Hylton scored either side of a strike from Thomas O'Brien to pull them up to third in the table.

Smokies so far: 

Latest Team News:

If you thought the last regime were slow getting the news out. Well they are taking the p!ss now.

7:30 pm and no news in the media. What's that all about... As if by magic>>>

 

 

Dick Campbell had this team out against Partick Thistle:
Gaston
 
Norey   Steele   O'Brien (Stowe 90)   Stewart
 
Slater (Jacobs 88)   Gold
 
Dow (Candé Baldé 84)   McKenna   Hylton (McIntosh 84)
 
Dünnwald-Turan (Bird 45)
Adams; Lyon

 

 

Edited by Yngwie
Topic title said 2022 not 2023!
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This will be a good test to start. As stated it is a fresh start for everyone so good luck and let’s get behind the team. Old Dick Campbell will be keen to turn us over no doubt so hopefully we can turn the tables. Duncan and Dick who will be smoked and who will be choked…🤪

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A big day ahead for big Dunc, the players, fans and club.

Three points may be too much to hope for but I hope we get them.

Whatever the outcome, I hope to read positive reports later from those able to be there.

After a couple of decent recent performances, with no points, adding a new regime is what we need to turn things round, hopefully starting today.

The season and our view of big Dunc is not solely dependent on today: this is just the start. 

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Well being 2 0 up at half time has to be good news, In fact very good news proving that new manager syndrome does work!  have to keep it going though as Campbell will be giving them a roasting just now!  

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BBC:  "Goal! Arbroath 0, Inverness CT 3. Billy Mckay (Inverness CT) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Ridgers."

That will be the one time per season that the massive hoof upfield from Ridgers actualy comes off  :lol:

Don't let Big Dunc buy any lottery tickets today - or he won't need a job tomorrow :wink:

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I was supposed to be going to this match but something cropped up this morning and I was gutted to have to change plans. But I was confident we were going to win, and with the money I saved on a ticket I backed us at the very generous odds that were available. 😀

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Great to get the win but that was hard work to watch in the second half. From cruising at 3-0 to hanging on for dear life and looking like we might easily lose in the space of a few minutes, we still look fragile. Well done to the boys for steadying a bit towards the end and hanging on. And top marks to big Dunc for coming over to the fans and showing his delight at the end 👏

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