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Tarmo Kink

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  1. Performance review - managers

    We are still losing money because of the shambles our former board left us in. We are still paying our former manager Richie Foran and are also still paying sidelined goalkeeper Owain Fôn Williams around £100,000 a year. Last years losses also are likely to include players on ridiculously high contracts that we have already flogged such as Jake Mulraney, Gary Warren and Iain Vigurs. We have had to shut down our reserve/U-20 side and pay off the majority of our club staff and we are basically struggling to stay afloat at the minute due to ridiculous decisions of our past board (Kenny Cameron, I’m looking at you), which is why we are actively looking to sell almost every player we have. Our current playing squad is filled which a bunch of rejects as a result of this, and is unlikely to amount to much of the reason we are in heavy debt. Edit - Add to the fact crowds are dwindling because of the disconnect between the fans and the board.
  2. Qatar 2022

    Qatar have an excellent young team at the moment. They drafted in a lot of La Masia etc coaches around 10 years ago and have brought through a great side. They won the 2014 Asian U-19 tournament and got to the semi-finals or the 2016 & 2018 U-23 Asian Cup. The Aspire Academy project has worked really well for them and they were absolutely excellent at the Asian Cup. They comfortably beat South Korea and Japan and smashed bitter enemies UAE (on their own turf with Qatari fans banned) and Saudi Arabia. Contrary to popular belief, most of their team is actually Qatari. Only 5 of the 23 man squad which won the Asian Cup were ‘not Qatari’. However, 4 of those were Africans who had either grown up there or lived there for ages (which is quite a common thing in the Middle East). The other was a naturalized Portuguese player. Edit - Qatar have been the Asian Cup QFs twice before, and are regularly in the final round of World Cup Qualifying. In Asia, they aren’t considered minnows.
  3. Summer Transfer Window 19-20

    Dortmund probably recognise that Bayern are transitioning and that this season was a big missed opportunity. Those 3 are good signings but as are Hernandez and Pavard for Bayern.
  4. La Liga / Copa Del Rey Ole

    That’s got to be total bullshit. Vinicius was one of their best players this season and he’d get a game for most teams in the world. He’s too good for Valladolid.
  5. African Cup of Nations

    Interesting that the AFCON, Copa America and the Gold Cup are all on at the same time. The teams have started announcing their squads now and there a few Scottish-based players involved. Aaron Tshibola and Youssef Mulumbu (both of Kilmarnock) are in the DR Congo provisional squad. Both of them have technically left Scotland now, but Lassana Coulibaly is in the Guinea squad and Gael Bigirimana is in the Burundi squad. Arnaud Djoum is also in the Cameroon squad.
  6. A-League 2018/19 & FFA Cup 2018

    Would be fitting if Muscat went out on a home loss to Hiroshima reserves/youths
  7. Europa League 2018-2019

    It’s not strictly true that Armenians are not allowed in Azerbaijan, they’d just be very unsafe. 25 Armenian athletes took part in the 2015 European Games in Azerbaijan and they are claiming Mkhitaryan will be allowed to come, pointing to those athletes as proof that he will be safe. It’s the right decision not to take Mkhi though, it will add unecessary hassle and pressure as well as the fact he would likely be shitting himself the entire time. It’s a pretty farcical situation though, no way the final should be there.
  8. ICTFC 18/19

    McHattie getting a 2-year deal is bizarre I must say. Also, what’s the deal with Hoban? Is he the second choice or is Mackay? He didn’t seem to get much (if any) game time at Forfar. McKinnon I assume was part of the U18 league winning team so I’m happy to see as much of them signed up as possible, although as 4th choice keeper we’re unlikely to see him.
  9. A-League 2018/19 & FFA Cup 2018

    A few days after their grand final heroics, a weakened Sydney FC side have finished their ACL campaign with a 4-0 home loss to Kawasaki Frontale.
  10. The Cricket Thread

    Eoin Morgan (captain) Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood Willey and Denly miss out
  11. ICTFC 18/19

    Chalmers was bang average for us. I can’t work out why he won those POTY awards as I could probably think of about 9 or 10 better players for us this season. Really bizarre.
  12. ICTFC 18/19

    Would be disappointed if true as he’s looked brilliant in the U18s and I was hoping he’d feature for us next season. He is still contracted for another year so there would be a fee involved.
  13. ICTFC 18/19

    OFW never played much in the Championship, maybe 2 games or so. He was a decent enough keeper who had some great games in him, but he also made a lot of mistakes and was terrible in our relegation season.
  14. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    By full-time I basically meant the Championship, I forgot about those diddies Falkirk and Raith who he might do okay for.
  15. Kelty Hearts lowland league quest

    Austin definitely wasn’t ever Championship level, he was pretty ineffective over about 4 seasons there. He’s never performed above League Two so I’d say he’s a League One player at best, certainly not good enough to be full time. That being said, he’s a very good signing for Lowland League level and should be the top scorer in that league I’d imagine.