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Something I've been curious about but have never asked; how many of you guys supported Caledonian FC or Inverness Thistle before the merger?

Or did the majority become fans post merger? Did you support anyone else before ICT formed?

Honestly not trying to be a WUM with this, just something I've always wondered about. Would be cool to hear more info about that time too, if anyone has stories.

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20 minutes ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Something I've been curious about but have never asked; how many of you guys supported Caledonian FC or Inverness Thistle before the merger?

Or did the majority become fans post merger? Did you support anyone else before ICT formed?

Honestly not trying to be a WUM with this, just something I've always wondered about. Would be cool to hear more info about that time too, if anyone has stories.

I was only 8/9 in 1994 so didn't really go to football regularly.  Went to the odd Caley, Thistle or Clach game with my dad when we didn't go swimming on a Saturday afternoon.  I only started going regularly in 95/96 season and got my first season ticket the season after.

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Something I've been curious about but have never asked; how many of you guys supported Caledonian FC or Inverness Thistle before the merger?
Or did the majority become fans post merger? Did you support anyone else before ICT formed?
Honestly not trying to be a WUM with this, just something I've always wondered about. Would be cool to hear more info about that time too, if anyone has stories.


I was only 1 when the merger happened but I was from a Caley family.

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Any of you lads aware of a possible swap deal with Jordan White heading our way for Gregg Tansey. I’ve also heard there’s a cash bid been tabled for White.

 

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Hmm, Tansey is a victim of the ICT curse - guys leaving for more money and their careers stall/dwindle away.  Not sure I'd like him back now.  31 and constantly injured.

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13 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Hmm, Tansey is a victim of the ICT curse - guys leaving for more money and their careers stall/dwindle away.  Not sure I'd like him back now.  31 and constantly injured.

Is White any use? 

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6 minutes ago, RossC93 said:

Is White any use? 

Not in the air, so don't ever long ball it to him, cross it in the air to him or aim a corner towards him.  Decent finisher on the deck.

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44 minutes ago, RossC93 said:

Is White any use? 


7 goals in the Championship last season, should be good for about 3 or 4 in the Premiership. Would rather take the value of that player than a swap deal plus a small amount. If St. Mirren are interested in Canadian internationalist midfielder Charlie Trafford then I would be happy with my club if they jumped at a swap deal there to bring Tansey to Inverness.

 

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4 hours ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

Curry is injured again. MacGregor should be ahead of Curry but is probably still in the pecking order behind Doran and Walsh. To me the big question is up front. White is NOT a target man. He is simply awful in the air and lacks mobility. Todorov beats him in both but White is evidently the better "box player" or "goal taker". I presume that Robbo will persevere with White but I can see a fitter Todorov taking over. And where do you play Keatings. I don't like see him playing deeper or in the so-called Number 10 role. He needs to be the second striker off the target man. To me Keatings and Todorov make more sense.

And what has happened to the back five. They looked like they hadn't played together before ?

You'll have noted the one sided banter from McGowan to Keatings right before kick off yesterday, we can only guess at what was said but Keatings had a poor game throughout as did those around him.

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3 hours ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Something I've been curious about but have never asked; how many of you guys supported Caledonian FC or Inverness Thistle before the merger?

Or did the majority become fans post merger? Did you support anyone else before ICT formed?

Honestly not trying to be a WUM with this, just something I've always wondered about. Would be cool to hear more info about that time too, if anyone has stories.

Like others have said really. I was only 3 at the time of the merger so hadn’t really been to any games or have a clue what was actually going on.

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3 hours ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Something I've been curious about but have never asked; how many of you guys supported Caledonian FC or Inverness Thistle before the merger?

Or did the majority become fans post merger? Did you support anyone else before ICT formed?

Honestly not trying to be a WUM with this, just something I've always wondered about. Would be cool to hear more info about that time too, if anyone has stories.

Didn't really support either prior to the merger but went to the odd Caley or Thistle game. I "supported" Rangers at school to avoid getting beaten up but soon realised that watching the results / highlights on Scotsport was pish and started going to ICT games instead with my Dad or some pals and had much more fun and never looked back.

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7 hours ago, ICTChris said:

Old school clip.

 

Oh what a glorious night!  Back then we thought teams like Airdrie were invincible.

One of my greatest memories from Telford street. I still miss the old place.

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4 hours ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Something I've been curious about but have never asked; how many of you guys supported Caledonian FC or Inverness Thistle before the merger?

Or did the majority become fans post merger? Did you support anyone else before ICT formed?

Honestly not trying to be a WUM with this, just something I've always wondered about. Would be cool to hear more info about that time too, if anyone has stories.

Dyed in the wool Caley fan,  spent my formative years travelling the Highland league grounds following the club I loved. Was initially against the merger (was actually involved in securing the services of a lawyer from Perth to possibly block the motion) but eventually came around to the possibilities of what could be about to happen.

Many of my closest friends and travelling companions never came around and to this day curse the name ICT.

Might seem strange but our biggest and fiercest rivals both on and off the park were neither Thistle or Ross County but the once mighty Elgin City??? My how the mighty have fallen.

 

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6 hours ago, TheScarf said:

Yeah Carson has a bit of bite about him.  Trafford and Vincent just look really slow and cumbersome.  There's no dynamism in the middle of the park with those 2 there.

Was just reading a post on CTO I agreed with, which is rare.  Why bring on Curry ahead of MacGregor?  The latter is our own players and has looked dangerous whenever he's been on the ball.  Is this Robbo being guilty (again) of 'nepotism' towards his own signings, rather than his inherited ones?

Is Curry better than MacGregor, no where near it as far as I can see.

Apparently MacGregor played 90 mins on Saturday against Nairn Saint Ninian. 

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1 hour ago, micaley68 said:

Might seem strange but our biggest and fiercest rivals both on and off the park were neither Thistle or Ross County but the once mighty Elgin City??? My how the mighty have fallen.

 

Yip - Hellgin Shittee and the S*****o were the "enemy" for many years - especially in my 70's "heyday". I too stayed away for almost the first three seasons but the "bug" bit and although I still refer to the team as Caley I am ICT through and through.

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6 hours ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

!8 year old fledgling midfielders are rarely central midfield apprentices. 

Rarely, but not never. The best player on the park yesterday was a 16-year-old making  something like his fifth first-team start for Dundee. He was the deepest-lying of their central three and was able to release McGowan and Byrne to press our defenders, as well as looking pretty dangerous when he got forward too. It should be pointed out that their 3-5-2 formation did give him a bit more freedom to carry out that role, and I also think that he's going to turn out to be a really exceptional player, and we perhaps don't have anyone among our young players capable of playing such a role.  But it's not impossible. 

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22 minutes ago, alternative maryhill said:

Rarely, but not never. The best player on the park yesterday was a 16-year-old making  something like his fifth first-team start for Dundee. He was the deepest-lying of their central three and was able to release McGowan and Byrne to press our defenders, as well as looking pretty dangerous when he got forward too. It should be pointed out that their 3-5-2 formation did give him a bit more freedom to carry out that role, and I also think that he's going to turn out to be a really exceptional player, and we perhaps don't have anyone among our young players capable of playing such a role.  But it's not impossible. 

Think that either you and I could have patrolled the hole between our  non-existent midfield and the lone and ineffective White being fed by misdirected hoofs from our besieged defenders. I bet he ended up with a sore neck but no sweat stains. Anything is possible. Some contestant teams actually beat the Eggheads.

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