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Uncle Roy doesn't feck about, a run of defeats and the Manager and his assistant are run off, wish we had that sort of hardness at ICT.

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4 hours ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

I didn't expect Caley to win the league but Robbo seems to be doing every bit as badly as Houston. What's the consensus among the fans?

It's been well documented, and he is always keen to remind the media, that John Robertson didn't apply for the Caley job, without going into details and  by all accounts, which could possibly be true, it was a political appointment in the sense that apparently one financially influential man wanted him to get the job.

Robertson's last managerial appointment was with East Fife 5 years ago.

Excuses have been made to the effect, and I have used them, that he came in late and had a limited budget, however he signed a few duds.

Since getting the job his record is abysmal, in plain speak utter shite.

The fans are 100% behind him.

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RiG    2,080
15 hours ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

I didn't expect Caley to win the league but Robbo seems to be doing every bit as badly as Houston. What's the consensus among the fans?

A jobs for the boys appointment. He has basically no money to work with after the horrendous signings made by Hughes and Foran (plus the fact we're still paying them as well) but even then he's signed some utter shite (Ridgers, Donaldson, Oakley all look rotten). He doesn't know his best starting XI or the best formation, continues to play under performing players and has already publicly slagged off the players about 3 times in the press  this season. It's desperate stuff. Some of the fans seem to slowly be waking up to the fact that we aren't that good and defeating a part time Brechin side a few weeks back wasn't going to be the catalyst that sent us on a Championship winning run.

I thought we might sneak into the play offs in 4th but after the League Cup games I was reticent to stick by that prediction. If we stay up we'll be doing well. I still think Robbo will walk before the end of the season personally. There are very few positive signs right now at ICT. A quite incredible fall from the Scottish Cup win and 3rd place in the league a little over two years ago.

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14 hours ago, SandyCromarty said:

It's been well documented, and he is always keen to remind the media, that John Robertson didn't apply for the Caley job, without going into details and  by all accounts, which could possibly be true, it was a political appointment in the sense that apparently one financially influential man wanted him to get the job.

Robertson's last managerial appointment was with East Fife 5 years ago.

Excuses have been made to the effect, and I have used them, that he came in late and had a limited budget, however he signed a few duds.

Since getting the job his record is abysmal, in plain speak utter shite.

The fans are 100% behind him.

They really aren't.

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5 hours ago, RiG said:

A jobs for the boys appointment. He has basically no money to work with after the horrendous signings made by Hughes and Foran (plus the fact we're still paying them as well) but even then he's signed some utter shite (Ridgers, Donaldson, Oakley all look rotten). He doesn't know his best starting XI or the best formation, continues to play under performing players and has already publicly slagged off the players about 3 times in the press  this season. It's desperate stuff. Some of the fans seem to slowly be waking up to the fact that we aren't that good and defeating a part time Brechin side a few weeks back wasn't going to be the catalyst that sent us on a Championship winning run.

I thought we might sneak into the play offs in 4th but after the League Cup games I was reticent to stick by that prediction. If we stay up we'll be doing well. I still think Robbo will walk before the end of the season personally. There are very few positive signs right now at ICT. A quite incredible fall from the Scottish Cup win and 3rd place in the league a little over two years ago.

Sounds a mess.

Don't think you'll end up in the bottom two but then I thought we'd be doing really well to be ahead of Caley and Falkirk at this point...

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31 minutes ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Sounds a mess.

Don't think you'll end up in the bottom two but then I thought we'd be doing really well to be ahead of Caley and Falkirk at this point...

It's been a shambles for a couple of seasons now. ICTChris posted this on the ICT forum and it perfectly captures pretty much every minter moment from the club from the end of the 16/17 season up until the start of August. Hopefully you can read it without registering.

http://caleythistleonline.com/topic/31530-worst-summer-in-the-clubs-history/?tab=comments#comment-480804

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Tonight's sale of Draper to Ross County has (hopefully) concluded the worst summer of the clubs entire 23 year existence.

starting with relegation, we've seen the following.

- We sack Richie Foran after the end of the season, which was the right decision but taken so late that the rightness or wrongness of it becomes secondary. Why persevere with someone for so long when he obviously wasn't good enough, suffer the consequences and then take action when it's too late? The fact someone with his history at the club was despatched with a two line statement was also a joke.

- The club then reshuffles the boardroom, with a load of Inverniessian estate agents, solicitors and whatnot leaving and joining. No-one really has any idea who any of these people are, none of them have any experience at running a football club whatsoever. The only chink of light is appointing Danny MacDonald, who does know about this, as COO last week.

- Following relegation we don't reduce season ticket prices and issue unbelievably arrogant press release about getting promoted as champions. The tin eared idiocy of this is made more apparent by subsequent events - we ask fans to stump up money to ensure we can cover costs but then release and sell our high earners? Surely someone must've realised how this would go over? The 'apology' afterwards is nothing either, don't get into situations where you have to apologise.

- The club  then embarks on the most nonsensical summer of PR idiocy its possible to imagine. The only way it could be worse is if Finlayson invited a few Japanese trawler boats to dock outside the stadium and slaughter some of the dolphins. First we get rid of stalwarts like Duncan Shearer by text message, then we adopt radio silence from our social media team, then when we get someone to man the Twitter account, they accidentally like filth and our club outs out the stupidest statement in our history about it. It's been said that lots of this stuff was done by volunteer but you could employ a 16 year old media student and they'd do a better job. 

- In between this we praise the candidates who applied for our job and were interviewed and then... appoint someone who didn't apply, hasn't worked as a manager in five years, hasn't been particularly successful at this level in 13 years and was shocked to get in.  I hope he does a good job and he's at least a positive person but looking at things logically the odds are stacked against him. He's also working with people he hasn't brought in, no doubt due to cost, and will be under pressure very soon if we don't go on a run. The fact that he's already started slating the team and players doesn't bode well.

- In terms of playing we've lost some stalwarts, as you'd expect, and replaced them with jobbers. Being absolutely honest about it we've signed raw youth players doing the trialist rounds, jobbers who've been released for being no good or guys who've most likely come from agents. We don't have a solid defender and we don't have someone to score double figures in this league. We also someone got into a war of words with an ex player managing a HL club that we have loads of links with over us trying to sign their best player and captain for no money. An utter embarrassment.

i don't really mind about us selling players or who they go to, all players leave evenuslky and it's better to clear out players too soon than too late. Our squad was stale and under performing. It's the fact we are certain to sign utter useless jobbers to replace the players who've left that is really concerning.

I don't think I've missed anything. I don't know if the board or the manager or the Chief Operating Officer wants to give us an update on what the plan is with all this but it's difficult to see where it's going. We don't have an identity as a team, we don't have a structure to ensure that we succeed as much as possible. We have made investment available but no-one is going to invest, apparently. Is this it for the foreseeable? As fans we need something to look forward to, more than a win against Forfar, although that's probably going to be as good as it gets these days, I just hope that at least somebody in charge at the club realises what a state we are in because it needs to change. We are more likely to leave this division down the way than up at the moment and if the people in charge don't get that then we are in for a hard few years until they do.

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6 hours ago, PB1994 said:

They really aren't.

I was taking the piss.

I thought that it was obvious given my 'utter shite' remark.

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I was wondering when the stands are being handed over, anyone know?

I have also heard that the company which is handing over the stands are retaining the car parks, any truth in that?

Now we all know that Tulloch built and own these properties but a check of companies house show that Tulloch does not directly own the property instead they have been umbrella'd under another company called  Inverness Caledonian Thistle Properties (2004) Ltd, the officers are Tulloch connected and the business is registered at Stoneyfield House home of Tulloch.

Nothing wrong in that at all but what I do find strange is that instead of naming the company say Tulloch Holdings or such like they Inverness Caledonian Thistle tag it.

Anyway what about the car parks?

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45 minutes ago, SandyCromarty said:

I was taking the piss.

I thought that it was obvious given my 'utter shite' remark.

My apologies. I read it as a serious statement!

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