The Wyness Shuffle
Santa With Muscles

Santa With Muscles

December 21, 2021

Strap yourself into the sleigh as Moff, Riley, Suv and AY take off over the rooftops for one last time in 2021 and peer down a few chimneys along the way!

01:35: Recent Highlights - We look behind the doors of the ICT advent calendar and separate the Creme Eggs from the Fudges.  
03:30: Best moments of 2021 - The boys rummage through this laddered stocking of a year and pull out a few precious memories.
07:25: Game By Game Review - Failed deliveries in the Scottish Cup. An early present from Killie at home. A six-course banquet at Cappielow. The red wine hangover of Hamilton. We discuss them all.
22:00 Fan Interview: Louis Lockhart - Old lag meets young team as Riley chats with Louis, one of the supporters involved in getting the west stand open and bringing the atmosphere back to TCS. 
31:15 Player Interview 1: Robbie Deas - One of the first names on the team sheet in his second season with the club, our centre-half-turned-left-back speaks to Riley.
42:00 Gifts for Gaffers - We spread a little yuletide love and come up with appropriate presents for all the other Championship managers.
47:10 League Lookahead - The boys discuss some crucial upcoming games in the tricky-looking festive fixture list. 
54:00 Potential Signings - Who might the club bring in to ease the pain of dry January?
57:20 Player Interview 2: Mark Ridgers- Caley Thistle’s Christmas Number One talks recent form and team spirit with Riley.
01:06:25 Players as Christmas Films - Who is singing A Christmas Carol? Which player is Home Alone this Christmas? And who, or what, is Santa with Muscles?!
01:08:40 Festive Mailbag - Postman Suv opens his extra-heavy Christmas sack.
01:15:55 Competition Time - One fortunate listener could have an extra present under the tree if they follow, like and retweet.
01:17:15 2022 Predictions - Once the turkey is eaten, the beer is drunk and all the toys are broken, what will 2022 have in store?    

Marius Niculae’s Clubcard Points

Marius Niculae’s Clubcard Points

November 23, 2021

After 16 seasons and a record 589 appearances from 1996-2012, Caley Thistle’ icon Ross Tokely makes his Wyness Shuffle debut!

Tokes joins Moff, AY and Riley to take a look at the November action, look forward to the festive period, overview the season as a whole and take a look back through his own outstanding career and service to ICTFC.

Expect tales of Somerset Park and Dingwall, Terry Butcher and Pele plus legends such as Darren Dods, David Bagan, Grant Munro, Liam Keogh, Claude Gnapka, Kenny Gilet and Vetle Anderson.

And after nearly two months without a pod, due to illness and family commitments, you can forgive us the two hour run time. It is Ross Tokely after-all.

If you want to pick and choose your segments, timecodes galore below.

3.36  Good and Bad: Ross and the Shufflers take a look at the good and the bad of the last month’s action: the impact of Allardice and Macgregor, the loss of Carson, the return of Scott Kellacher and the frustrating results.  

10.04  Game by Game: Queens away, Pars at home, Ayr away, Partick away, Abroath at home, plus Tokes playing for County, and the inimitable workrate of Graham Bayne.    

27.37  Tokes’ Fast 5 #1: Best manager, game, goal, ground and achievement in football.

30.00 Interview: ICTWFC: Riley sat down and spoke with ICTWFC defender and cultured ball playing centre half Alex Andrews, who ran us through how the team is getting on this season and what it’s like being part of the Caley Thistle family.

41.07 Interview: Kirk Broadfoot: He’s played in the UEFA Cup final, won the league cup, the old first division, and three premier league titles, so why come to Inverness at this stage in the career, how much time does he spend in the gym and his thoughts on the Kilmarnock doubters.

56.55  Tokes’ Caley Exit: “I didn’t want to leave the club, I really didn’t. It took me a long time to get over it.” Ross speaks open and honestly about his exit from Inverness in 2012.  

1.02.44  January additions: Where should we add and why?  

1.04.46  Tokes Fast 5 #2: Worst game, best game, regrets, hardest opponent, and piss-ups.  

1.06.47  League lookahead: The boys show no enthusiasm for the cup games v Morton and Raith, while Tokes shows a lot of enthusiasm for the cup games v Morton and Raith. We analyse the upcoming Kilmarnock match in-depth and talk about Greenock’s finest boozer, the Norseman.

1.19.49  Interview: The Pars: Peter Grant out, Yogi in, and an immediate reaction against us. Sadly. We spoke to Pars fan and ParsTV commentator Jordan Burt.

1.32.43  Ross Tokely: Where are you now? We spoke to Ross about his current coaching of the under-16s, his love of football and his prolonged career in the North Caley League and Inverness Amateur League.  

1.39.14  Quiz: You Can Toke To Me: How else better to go through 16 seasons and 589 games than in the form of a quiz. How many will Tokes get out of ten?

1.47.27  The Shufflebus: On Saturday 6 November, the Shuffle decided to charter our first ever minibus to Ayr Away, ferrying some 12 central-belt based ICT fans to the game at the iconic Somerset Park. Here follows the tail of the Shufflebus, and its bloody messy and the sound is awful.

1.55.03  Mailbag: The usual smattering of questions and queries from ICT fans far and wide.  

2.02.25  Tokes Fast 5 #3: Best craic, worst craic, worst dresser, worst trainer, most ridiculous thing he’s seen in football.

That’s it. Yip yip.

Aviemore is a Happy Place (Pump It Up)

Aviemore is a Happy Place (Pump It Up)

September 27, 2021

Moff, Stevie, AY & Ross pump it up to the top of the pops in recognition of the best start in ICT history. 

04:47 Game-by-game, with 6 games to review: Queens toppled, Ayr fall to earth, Killie get one in the pie, Buckie buckled, Partick pumped (little pricks) & Pars Ridgered.

29:40 Danny Devine Interview: The Belfast Bonnuci sits down with Stevie to reflect on his time away from Inverness and bask in his triumphant return.

54:23 Moff speaks to Dean McKinnon, host of the 'Just One Cornetto' podcast and general authority on all things Greenock Morton, ahead of The Ton's October visit north. 

01:13:36 Ross Hughes, ICT's new head of Physical Performance talks to Stevie about his role at the club. 

01:25:50 TOTP: Moff's angry about the bagpipe dirge the team are running out to and the pod channels that anger constructively by offering a range of alternative suggestions.

01:35:36 Doran Doran: which songs should we be playing for players when they score?

01:41:40 Mailbag: Suv's swollen sack has been emptied so Ross takes over for one week only. 

01:45:23 Competition Time: Scott Allardice announces the winner of his unsigned shirt. 

Don't forget to Pump It Up!

 

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

September 5, 2021

Riley sat down with one of the nicest guys we've interviewed - Scottish Cup winner James Vincent! The guys spoke about the highs and lows of his Caley Thistle career, rejecting a move to Hibs, that Scottish Cup goal, the managers who inspired him, spells at Dundee and Dunfermline, returning to the Highlands and his recent departure from Inverness.

Jimmy Says Aye to a Killie Pie

Jimmy Says Aye to a Killie Pie

August 18, 2021

An Olympic Coliseum sized pod as the first month of ICT action is analysed by Moff, Suv, AY and Riley. The boys discuss the 100% start to the first two league games and the benefits of working on the defence, look forward to Aug and Sep action, interviews with club legends Billy Mckay, Ryan Esson, and Killie fan Craig Anderson, heated debate about the Fans Focus Group, plus mailbag and competition time!

01:30: Olympic medallists. Who gets our gold, silver and bronze medals for the opening month of the season?

04.35: League Cup Game by Game: The boys chat about the win over Peterhead, the draw v Stirling, the disaster v Cove and the loss to Hearts, as the club fails to qualify for the fifth consecutive season.

14:36: The League: 1-0 wins against Arbroath and Raith as the Shuffle debates our best start to a Championship campaign, praises Duku, Devine, Sutherland and Allardice and calls for Roddy to get a new contract pronto! 

27:00: Billy Mckay Interview: Riley speaks to a very honest Billy Mckay about returning for his third (and final) spell with ICT, the ups and downs in his career to date and his hopes for this season. Then the boys predict how many goals our number 9 will hit in 21/22.

43:18: Returning to the Football: Covid restrictions, social distancing, facemasks, and lower attendances, for a wee while at least?

46:26: League Lookahead Part 1: The upcoming action analysed as the Shuffle predicts an easy win over Ayr.

48.27: Interview with Kilmarnock fan Craig Anderson: Suv speaks to the Terrace Podcast’s resident Killie fan, who outlines Killie’s key players, predicts his team to romp the league, says some very nice things about Caley Thistle, and talks about Jimmy saying aye to a Killie pie.

1:01:29: League Lookahead Part 2: The rest of the action analysed as the boys predict taking at least a point away to Killie, an unpredictable barnstormer of a top of the table rammy v Partick, and a few goals against the Pars.

1:10:09: Interview with Ryan Esson: The Scottish Cup and Division One winner talks about his 13 years with ICT, his transition from goalkeeping coach to Under-18s supremo, the current crop of youth players, Graeme Shinnie picking up his pants, and what it takes to make it to the top.

1:32:00: Competition Time: We reveal, with no small amount of pomp, who has won Dan Mackay’s home shirt.

1:34:34: Debate: The New Fans Focus Group: The boys talk about who is on the group, what the issues the group is looking at, fan engagement, fan experience at TCS and representation for all ICT supporters demographics.

1:46:14: Andrew Sutherland’s Love Island Mailbag: Suv’s got a text! In-fact he’s got a few. Who are the Shufflers coupling up with this mailbag?

1:52:42: Yet another competition! We are good to you. Get liking and following etc on social media!

 

DoddsBall: A Season preview

DoddsBall: A Season preview

July 9, 2021

A full house for the season preview. Moff, Suv, Stevie, AY and Ross share their excitement ahead of the new season. We're going up, aren't we?

01:30 Europish - a quick chat about the Euros. Forza Italia.

05:20 DoddsBall: We have a new Head Coach and we're all pretty enthusiastic about it. What is DoddsBall?

15:45 Players In: We've signed stars even your granny has heard of. Here's the lowdown on each of them:

20:20 Tom Walsh Interview: Sponsored by Vidal Sassoon.

29:08 Michael Gardyne Interview: How does it feel to join the big team?

37:30 Manny Duku Interview: The Manny for the job. 

49:15 Reece McAlear, the young boys, Jevan and who do we need to bring in?

54:50 Players Out: Long goodbyes to Toddy, Danny, Vinny, Storey, Keatsy, Braddy and McHattie. 

01:03:40 Team By Team: We go through every team in the league and conclude that nobody is going to stop our promotion charge.

01:17:19 Premier Sports Cup Preview: Games that we;re going to, getting it up Vigurs etc.

01:21:30 League Business: A consensus that we're going to have a great start to the league season despite the historical evidence.

01:25:38 Mail Bag With Andrew Sutherland: Shufflers answer your questions including a surprise recommendation of a pub in Hamilton.

01:27:48 Competition Time!

01:28:47 Quick Fire!

Three Tenners

Three Tenners

June 21, 2021

New Inverness Caledonian Thistle Sporting Director John Robertson took some time out to chat with Stevie Riley about his new role as well as reflecting on his second spell with ICT looking back at past league and cup runs as well as the challenges of the last campaign brought about by COVID-19 restrictions. John also discusses the personal challenges he faced in the last year and how he is looking to the future.

Running Order:

  • 00:00 - Robbo explains what his new role at the club will involve and discusses the challenges faced by ICT in recruiting players on a tight budget;
  • 13:27 - We cast an eye back over the 2017 season and what Robbo walked into when he took over the managers hot seat and just how little time he had to get a team together;
  • 18:58 - The Challenge Cup Final from 2018 was a highlight in a difficult season and Robbo tells all including the now infamous road trip to pick up Danny MacKay so he could play a key role in the game;
  • 23:32 - One of the hardest parts of a managers job is to tell players they are no longer needed. Robbo explains how it felt releasing club stalwarts like Gary Warren and David Raven and youngsters from the club as the restructuring of the team continued;
  • 31:08 - The 2018 season is recapped including the playoff push and the Scottish Cup run which saw ICT make the trip to Hampden again;
  • 37:14 - Into his third year of his second spell back and Robbo's rebuild of the ICT side is almost complete but a playoff challenge is thwarted by COVID-19;
  • 42:00 - The eventful summer of 2020 is retold including reconstruction talks and the vote. The challenges posed by the resultant lockdown are also laid bare as Robbo talks about how difficult things were for him trying to arrange training sessions whilst trying to improve bonding between players. Unbeknown to many, Robbo was also trying to cope with personal problems away from football. He speaks of these in typically honest fashion here;
  • 01:03:50 - With Billy Dodds now the new manager at ICT Robbo tells us more about what we can expect from him in his new role as Sporting Director and what he wants to achieve. 
Haile Gebrselassie Would Disagree: A Season Review

Haile Gebrselassie Would Disagree: A Season Review

May 21, 2021

A marathon pod with a full line-up of shufflers running through everything from the longest shortest season between visits from Neil McCann, Sean Welsh and Scot Gardiner.

03:40 Quick Season Highlights - youth excellence and glorious Dan MacKay goals

07:09 Game By Game - it's been a while, but we had to touch on the last 6 games: screamers, drama, injustice and the slow fizzling out of late hope.

17:25 Season Review - we look back and try to make sense of this strangest of seasons.

22:10 Neil McCann Interview. The minder has done his job and sits down with Stevie to reflect on a wild couple of months. 

37:44 The pod analyse the McCann mini-era. We doubted him but he proved us wrong and we will miss him. 

41:05 Dan and Toddy. WTF?

45:33 Sean Welsh Interview - the ICT captain joins Moff to give a detailed insight into how the players coped with the challenges they faced this season.

59:43 Pod reflections on the Welsh interview and a fair degree of hope about having Captain Sensible in place for next season.

01:05:49 Scot Gardiner Interview - the ICT CEO speaks to Stevie about empty stadiums, the McCann appointment and streaming. 

01:20:27 More moaning from us about streaming, pixelot, Bannerman etc. 

01:29:54 AOB: Tanner Bawbag, The Ginger Dani Alves, Where's Wallace? and The Mysterious Case of James Keatings.

01:33:25 New Season, New Manger/Head Coach: Dodds, Robson, Sheerin, Young, Robson, Beale, Caldwell, McIntyre, FOX, Markarian, Blokhin.

01:43:19 A word from Sean Welsh on the vacancy.

01:45:00 Outs, potential outs, suggests ins and next season's opposition.

01:52:20 NIGHTMARE XI: AY completes the team with maximal fanfare and runs through the full line-up in all its gruesome glory.     

 

Dan, Dan, Dan

Dan, Dan, Dan

April 9, 2021

Danny MacKay is the man of the moment right now after his recent performances for Caley Thistle! Recorded in the lead up to his Highland Derby heroics, Riley and AY sat down with Dan to discuss his career so far, from coming through the ICT Academy and scoring for Scotland's schoolboys against the auld enemy, to the Challenge Cup final and fighting back from injury, to establishing himself as a first team regular this season, his thoughts on Robbo, Kell, Neil McCann and Billy Dodds, and what it would mean to beat the County...

FIREBALL

FIREBALL

April 4, 2021

Moff, AY, Stevie and Ross bask in the post-derby good vibes in a loved up Soccer Saturday. 

01:26 Highland Derby Highlights

06:00 5 wins on the bounce beginning at Starks Park

11:10 East End Park, featuring love for Danny Devine

14:40 Jings Almighty! Buckie give us a scare

17:27 Arbroath at home, with love for Toddy

 

21:17 FIREBALL

Expansive ruminations on the annihilation of the arseholes from over the bridge:

24.54 Davie Carson reflects on his 1st derby

33.10 Key battles - how we controlled the game

38:12 The goals - 3 beauties we'll never stop watching

46:08 El Kessocko - just fucking stop it

48:04 Derby's of yore: the listeners share some derby memories and we search for a few hazey evocations of our own

 

55:33 Songs! Terracing chants past and future

01:04:50 Local Hero Dan MacKay sits down with Stevie and AY  - full interview out later this week. 

01:13:36 League lookahead and predictions: 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th

01:22:40 Nightmare XI: the keeper for this torturous team is named

01:25:00 Carson's contract. Where is it?

01:29:47 Soccer Saturday conclusion: a flurry of late goals.

 

 

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