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39 minutes ago, virginton said:

Only for another twelve months, and then you'll both be festering in the seaside leagues, never to return.

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Once the airport railway station opens and the A9 is dualled we'll be leaving your shanty town of a club (and town) in the dust

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What do you think about the decision to choose a team of mostly youngsters against Hamilton in the CC,  is this the correct decision by the management team?

Had a read of an article the P&J https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/sport/football/inverness-caledonian-thistle/5125135/caley-thistle-fans-get-behind-clubs-decision-to-use-u18s-for-spfl-trust-trophy-tie-with-hamilton/ and it looks like most supporters who gave their opinion were in favour.

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Just now, approximately dave said:

What do you think about the decision to choose a team of mostly youngsters against Hamilton in the CC,  is this the correct decision by the management team?

Had a read of an article the P&J https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/sport/football/inverness-caledonian-thistle/5125135/caley-thistle-fans-get-behind-clubs-decision-to-use-u18s-for-spfl-trust-trophy-tie-with-hamilton/ and it looks like most supporters who gave their opinion were in favour.

Of course it is. Nobody gives a flying f**k about that shite competition.

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3 hours ago, approximately dave said:

What do you think about the decision to choose a team of mostly youngsters against Hamilton in the CC,  is this the correct decision by the management team?

Had a read of an article the P&J https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/sport/football/inverness-caledonian-thistle/5125135/caley-thistle-fans-get-behind-clubs-decision-to-use-u18s-for-spfl-trust-trophy-tie-with-hamilton/ and it looks like most supporters who gave their opinion were in favour.

Reading the article which says that 'fans' were supportive of the idea it actually turns out that only one fan made the comment.

Shite reporting from a tory rag, the club would be better off financially when these freeloading would be journos start paying at the gate and pay for the freeloading hospitality they beg for like shitehawks.

Times are hard and it's time these freeloaders started paying their way as we do.

If Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove can pay for ST's so can the muckrakers.

As I've said many times before the print media gives no financial help to clubs but take take take and write shite.

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So on Monday Billy Dodds announces that he will be fielding a Youth team six days later on Saturday due to injuries.

So after the Dundee defeat on Saturday the following 1st team regulars are injured, Cammy MacKay, Oakley, Daniel Mackay, Carson, Devine, Harper, Duffy, Ram, Shaw, Boyd and Doran.

I hope these lads recover soon from their injuries.

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17 hours ago, SandyCromarty said:

the club would be better off financially when these freeloading would be journos start paying at the gate and pay for the freeloading hospitality they beg for like shitehawks.

Times are hard and it's time these freeloaders started paying their way as we do.

You're making assumptions and allegations that aren't fair here. I'm a contributor to the same podcast as the supporter you're referring to; I have a season ticket for the club despite living almost 200 miles away and being unable to attend many home games each season, and I bought it because I wanted to support the club financially. Another, much more regular, poster on this thread is similarly a contributor to the podcast and a season-ticket holder despite also living a considerable distance from Inverness. No problem at all with you dismissing or disliking the podcast but making up lies about people you don't know is a shite move.

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14 minutes ago, alsy said:

You're making assumptions and allegations that aren't fair here. I'm a contributor to the same podcast as the supporter you're referring to; I have a season ticket for the club despite living almost 200 miles away and being unable to attend many home games each season, and I bought it because I wanted to support the club financially. Another, much more regular, poster on this thread is similarly a contributor to the podcast and a season-ticket holder despite also living a considerable distance from Inverness. No problem at all with you dismissing or disliking the podcast but making up lies about people you don't know is a shite move.

Didn’t one of the podcast members ask for the club to run a bus from the central belt so they, essentially, didn’t have to pay to come to home games? On the Q and A one I believe it was?

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1 hour ago, PB1994 said:

Didn’t one of the podcast members ask for the club to run a bus from the central belt so they, essentially, didn’t have to pay to come to home games? On the Q and A one I believe it was?

Yeah, that's correct, but it's a bit of a stretch to say that's purely self-interested, which is what the post I quoted was implying. There's a pretty sizeable group of supporters in the central belt and I suppose the principle behind asking about a bus is that if there was enough demand, then the additional gate money would offset the cost of the bus and bring a tiny bit extra into the club. FWIW, I think that even piloting a scheme like that would be very far down the club's list of priorities and that the focus should be on improving value and the matchday experience to get people from the local area coming back in bigger numbers, but there's no question that the current cost of public transport is reducing the numbers able to travel from further afield, so it's not a completely invalid question.     

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1 hour ago, alsy said:

You're making assumptions and allegations that aren't fair here. I'm a contributor to the same podcast as the supporter you're referring to; I have a season ticket for the club despite living almost 200 miles away and being unable to attend many home games each season, and I bought it because I wanted to support the club financially. Another, much more regular, poster on this thread is similarly a contributor to the podcast and a season-ticket holder despite also living a considerable distance from Inverness. No problem at all with you dismissing or disliking the podcast but making up lies about people you don't know is a shite move.

Whoa, hold it right there, you've got my post all wrong!!!!! wind your neck in!!!

Not once have I referred to any podcast.

My post was against the print media, and I started by saying that the article in question mentioned fans plural were in support of the youth team being run out when in fact on reading the article it turned the comment was made by one fan the fact that he is attached to a podcast does not bother me and I wish him all success with his effort.

You have to be aware that these journalists will quote out of context to suit their article and in this case the journo said that the majority of fans supported the youth team when in fact the journo had only talked to your mate.

Good news does not sell newspapers.

If you are regular on here you will know that I have no love of print media journalists who I regard as freeloaders in demanding free parking, free game entry and free hospitality, I have said it many times over the years that these leeches cost the club a lot of money over the season and they do not support football financially unlike the TV companies.

Rock on with your podcast and I'm sure you take plenty of time cautiously compiling it as you didn't obviously do when reading my post.

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1 hour ago, SandyCromarty said:

Whoa, hold it right there, you've got my post all wrong!!!!! wind your neck in!!!

Not once have I referred to any podcast.

My post was against the print media, and I started by saying that the article in question mentioned fans plural were in support of the youth team being run out when in fact on reading the article it turned the comment was made by one fan the fact that he is attached to a podcast does not bother me and I wish him all success with his effort.

You have to be aware that these journalists will quote out of context to suit their article and in this case the journo said that the majority of fans supported the youth team when in fact the journo had only talked to your mate.

Good news does not sell newspapers.

If you are regular on here you will know that I have no love of print media journalists who I regard as freeloaders in demanding free parking, free game entry and free hospitality, I have said it many times over the years that these leeches cost the club a lot of money over the season and they do not support football financially unlike the TV companies.

Rock on with your podcast and I'm sure you take plenty of time cautiously compiling it as you didn't obviously do when reading my post.

Ah, fair enough; my apologies if I misinterpreted it. I just assumed the phrase 'would-be journos' must a reference to the named supporter associated with the podcast, and by implication those who do it with him, as whether you think he's befitting of the title or not, Paul Chalk is a working journalist with 20 years' experience. No idea if he's a freeloader though.

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27 minutes ago, alsy said:

Ah, fair enough; my apologies if I misinterpreted it. I just assumed the phrase 'would-be journos' must a reference to the named supporter associated with the podcast, and by implication those who do it with him, as whether you think he's befitting of the title or not, Paul Chalk is a working journalist with 20 years' experience. No idea if he's a freeloader though.

Next time you meet him ask how much he pays per game for his main stand seat, parking, pies and sannies at half time etc.

Or you can ask how much he spends on games and travel plus ICT merchandise on a regular basis as you do.

The first time I saw this freeloading was at a Clach pre season game and there was five of the shitehawks in the wee stand, lucky if there were 100 fans at the game, half time three of them made a mad dash for the free teas and pies with the other two shouting 'bring back pies.' the game was not reported on anywhere.

And that was struggling Clach getting by on a weekly basis, these shitehawks have no shame.

Btw they actively trawl these forums on a daily basis looking for shite they can print, they are no friends of any club.

As I mentioned if you are approached by them choose your words carefully.

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1 hour ago, ICTChris said:

Yeah, if we charged the five press guys who report on our games entry fees we’d probably be in the bidding for Mbappe. 

Tough times right now, any amount over the seasons would be of benefit. 

There was a report in 2021 that Rangers were proposing a £25,000 press access charge per season for journalists to attend matches and pre match conferences, the 'media partnership package' would allow one journalist and one photographer at matches and pre match conferences.

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23 hours ago, SandyCromarty said:

Tough times right now, any amount over the seasons would be of benefit. 

There was a report in 2021 that Rangers were proposing a £25,000 press access charge per season for journalists to attend matches and pre match conferences, the 'media partnership package' would allow one journalist and one photographer at matches and pre match conferences.

There is a demand for Rangers news and this money spinning idea of theirs might work because they are in that very strong position and have friends and allies in the media. Media can quickly cover the cost by increasing the Rangers news articles and writing any old shite which will get lapped up.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle??? Yeah. You see where I'm going here.

 

 

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16 hours ago, approximately dave said:

There is a demand for Rangers news and this money spinning idea of theirs might work because they are in that very strong position and have friends and allies in the media. Media can quickly cover the cost by increasing the Rangers news articles and writing any old shite which will get lapped up.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle??? Yeah. You see where I'm going here.

Rangers eventually ditched the proposal but it is obvious that feeling and thoughts of how the print media was costing them had become an issue, it is all relevant financially from say ibrox with 30 or so journalists at all home games per season against a crowd of 50,000 plus pre match conferences with snacks provided and then our 5-7 journos against average crowds of 1800. But it is costing clubs and clubs are aware.

Another point to consider is the amount of criticism the club, and Dodds especially, have had over the last few months on CTO and on this forum from paying fans, some have called for the whole coaching staff to be sacked, these postings have been loud and vociferous, even after the last home game as I left the North Stand there were loud anti Dodds shouts.

Fans are rightly angry and yet there has not been, as far as I know, any mention of this in any newspapers and yet these journos actively trawl these forums.

So apparently from their reports even, with a long winless run, the fans feelings have not been wholly reported on.

The answer is simple, if their papers reported at length and strongly on the criticism and on what the fans think then doors at the club would be slammed shut, no free parking, no free game entry and no free pies and hospitality etc etc etc.

So you see reporting on our club will remain biased on good news stories from the club.

And you will continue to have untrue headlines that the majority of ICT fans are in favour of fielding a youth team for a game when in fact the reporter only spoke to one fan because that is what the club wanted published..

That is what this club management think of the fans who pay.

Journalists have no shame in perpetuating this drivel.

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2 hours ago, SandyCromarty said:

Rangers eventually ditched the proposal but it is obvious that feeling and thoughts of how the print media was costing them had become an issue, it is all relevant financially from say ibrox with 30 or so journalists at all home games per season against a crowd of 50,000 plus pre match conferences with snacks provided and then our 5-7 journos against average crowds of 1800. But it is costing clubs and clubs are aware.

Another point to consider is the amount of criticism the club, and Dodds especially, have had over the last few months on CTO and on this forum from paying fans, some have called for the whole coaching staff to be sacked, these postings have been loud and vociferous, even after the last home game as I left the North Stand there were loud anti Dodds shouts.

Fans are rightly angry and yet there has not been, as far as I know, any mention of this in any newspapers and yet these journos actively trawl these forums.

So apparently from their reports even, with a long winless run, the fans feelings have not been wholly reported on.

The answer is simple, if their papers reported at length and strongly on the criticism and on what the fans think then doors at the club would be slammed shut, no free parking, no free game entry and no free pies and hospitality etc etc etc.

So you see reporting on our club will remain biased on good news stories from the club.

And you will continue to have untrue headlines that the majority of ICT fans are in favour of fielding a youth team for a game when in fact the reporter only spoke to one fan because that is what the club wanted published..

That is what this club management think of the fans who pay.

Journalists have no shame in perpetuating this drivel.

I'll take note of what you say and keep an eye for any mention of our support unrest in the popular media.

I don't have a full opinion yet on how good or bad a football manager Billy Dodds is right now, after going to a few games I should see a pattern. I don't form an opinion from newspapers or socia media, I always prefer to see things for myself. One thing though its quite surprising how inexperienced he is as manager at his age. He's a late starter, regardless that he had previous yeras ago as an assistant manager and a contentious role as caretaker manager at Dundee. So he has a large learning curve ahead, increasingly harder to adapt to the older you get. 

Yeah, Dundee fans hate him because he objected to the CVA that saved their club. if we ended up in that situation would the same happen? I can see why Dundee supporters are concerned for our club's future given who is involved at our club.

Did similar thing happen at Dens in the run up to administration in 2010 where fans were kept out of the loop and not invited to meetings?

 

 

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4 hours ago, SandyCromarty said:

Rangers eventually ditched the proposal but it is obvious that feeling and thoughts of how the print media was costing them had become an issue, it is all relevant financially from say ibrox with 30 or so journalists at all home games per season against a crowd of 50,000 plus pre match conferences with snacks provided and then our 5-7 journos against average crowds of 1800. But it is costing clubs and clubs are aware.

Another point to consider is the amount of criticism the club, and Dodds especially, have had over the last few months on CTO and on this forum from paying fans, some have called for the whole coaching staff to be sacked, these postings have been loud and vociferous, even after the last home game as I left the North Stand there were loud anti Dodds shouts.

Fans are rightly angry and yet there has not been, as far as I know, any mention of this in any newspapers and yet these journos actively trawl these forums.

So apparently from their reports even, with a long winless run, the fans feelings have not been wholly reported on.

The answer is simple, if their papers reported at length and strongly on the criticism and on what the fans think then doors at the club would be slammed shut, no free parking, no free game entry and no free pies and hospitality etc etc etc.

So you see reporting on our club will remain biased on good news stories from the club.

And you will continue to have untrue headlines that the majority of ICT fans are in favour of fielding a youth team for a game when in fact the reporter only spoke to one fan because that is what the club wanted published..

That is what this club management think of the fans who pay.

Journalists have no shame in perpetuating this drivel.

Sandy Sandy Sandy 

One or two loudmouths at the game don't a consensus make.

There's one young chap, replete with a thigh girth that is the match of my waist, who sits in the north stand with a volume of rant in inverse proportion to his self awareness.

He doesn't speak for us and neither do several contributors to online forums.

If you want evidence of this, look no further than the Ross Country thread, the reaction their to their most recent manager and contrast that to reality.

 

The reality for ICT is that there is a crisis.

Normally we declare a crisis if a squad is decimated. Our squad is 10x decimated and no squealing about results should remove or ignore the reality of our situation and anyone who discounts this should be ignored.

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1 hour ago, sophia said:

Sandy Sandy Sandy 

One or two loudmouths at the game don't a consensus make.

Sophia, Sophia, Sophia

One or two who constantly defend the regime and refuse to criticise the club online or at a game don't a concensus make either.

 

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