The Wyness Shuffle
A Question of Sport, Roofs, Injuries & Batteries

A Question of Sport, Roofs, Injuries & Batteries

November 23, 2022

It's Question Time with ICT CEO Scot Gardiner! 

At a time when many questions are being raised about the health and future direction of Caley Thistle on and off the park, the club’s Chief Executive agrees to address some of the biggest ones. 

Questions were drawn from across the spectrum of the ICT support, with the Supporter's Trust, Section 94 and the Wyness Shuffle reaching out to all supporters for the questions that matter to you. 

Asking the questions: Jen Aitchison from the ICT Supporters’ Trust, Dan Smith from Section 94, and Andrew Moffat, Stevie Riley and Andrew Young from The Wyness Shuffle. In the hot seat: Scot Gardiner

Running order: 

00.00.50: Introductions – Moff introduces the panel and Scot provides an overview on some of the financial pressures currently facing the club.

00.05.30: The Stadium. Scot answers questions on the current matchday experience and how it can be improved, (5.50); the RedJohn / ICT battery farm project (15.05); the planned west stand roof (20.20); the stadium gym (33.50); and a few other quickfire topics (36.05).

00.40.22: Club Infrastructure. Scot discusses the club’s post-Covid finances (40.32); the concert company and this summer’s concerts (42.58); mascot packages (50.20); and the Director of Football role (51.56).

00.57.30: The Team. The C.E.O faces questions on squad investment and the playing budget (57.37); where the squad needs to be strengthened (1.00.45); the relationship between Billy Dodds and Mark Ridgers (1.08.55); the current injury crisis (1.10.20); and boardroom concerns over the manager and morale within the squad (1.16.08).

01.19.10: Any Other Business. The final few questions are on plans for a testimonial game for Aaron Doran (1.19.20); the kick-off time for the Queen’s Park game (1.21.00); Scot’s personal aspirations and goals (1.24.55); subsidised travel for fans (1.26.43); and the possibility of live match commentary for fans based outside the UK (1.30.32), and along the way, touches on the recent re-appointment to the board of Graeme Bennett.

 

The Chalk Outline

The Chalk Outline

November 15, 2022

The Wyness Shuffle returns with yet another new guest panellist: north sport's premier reporter, the P&J's very own Paul Chalk. Paul shares some tales from 20 plus years in sports journalism plus his own insights and analysis into the recent run of ICT matches. 

In an understandably more downbeat podcast we look into the recent run of five games without a win and all the issues therein... 

1.00 Welcome Chalky 

04.31 The Headlines 

05.26 The Game: The Queens Park debacle, 18% possession, injuries, upset fans and 5 games without a win. 

16.48 Dodds and Ridgers, Arbroath, Morton, Raith, Hamilton and Cove 

29.33 Scot Gardiner: a sneak preview of our upcoming exclusive interview between the Supporter's Trust, Section 94, the Wyness Shuffle and ICT CEO Scot Gardiner

44.40: Talk to Me: The News of the World with Paul Chalk 

57.42 Head to Head: AY and Stevie go head to head 

1.04.37 Brothers & Sisters: we take a look at the loan stars in the Highland league and the boys and girls youth team fortunes 

1.09.37 League Lookahead: Ayr, Stirling, Hamilton, Hamilton again and Partick and Xmas time 

1.19.12 Competition Time: Who has won the Cammy Harper shirt and what else do we have to give away? 

HARPERMANIA

HARPERMANIA

October 10, 2022

HARPERMANIA

The Shuffle is back with a new format and the return of a special guest, plus a load of other special guests and the burning current affairs subjects such as is Ian McCall a tit, how tight can tight trousers be, and do Cove Rangers actually exist. 

Ross Tokely returns to go over the last few games with Moff and Riley, man of the moment Cammy Harper sits down for a chat, video analysis guy Fraser Gorman explains what he does for Doddsy, we introduce you to our new roving reporters, its a 'live' mailbag, we look at matters off the field, plus all the other ICT teams, league lookahead and another giveaway with competition time.

03.26: The Game: The boys sit down after the Partick game and go in-depth on the 1-0 win and take a look at the Ayr, Dundee, Brechin and Raith matches.

33.20: Talk to Me: Stevie chats to the man who’s been converted to left back to the best goalscoring central midfielder in the league, Cammy Harper

48:14: The first ever live mailbag caller!

51:20: Head to Head: Tokes and Riley go head-to-head in our new debate feature.

55:51: The Club: Another new feature as we take a regular look at matters ICT off the pitch, including the energy crisis, the stadium concerts, and the land purchase at Inverness Royal Academy. But before that we chat to ICT Video Analysis man Fraser Gorman.

1:18:23: The Caley Family: ICTWFC, the girls under 16s, the boys under 18s and under 16s and the insights of under-16s coach Ross Tokely.

1:27:00: The return of a familiar voice.

1:31:16: Just League Lookahead: We preview Cove, Hamilton, Raith and Morton.

1:39:15: Competition time: another fantastic giveaway, and you just might be able to guess who’s shirt we’ll be mailing to one lucky listener.

x TWS

ACTION!

ACTION!

August 26, 2022

The popcorn is open, the opening credits have rolled, we’re halfway through the first reel and we’ve still no idea if it’s going to be a blockbuster or a bomb. Moff, Suv, Riley and AY reconvene to discuss the opening scenes of ICT’s Cinch Championship 2022-23 season, from the feel-good narrative of the League Cup group stage to the gaping plot hole of Friday night at Firhill. And as ever, there are a few cameo appearances along the way. Lights, camera…

1.00: Unexpected Plot Twist - Moff kicks off this epic football pod by asking about… the panel’s summer film watching.
3.55: Highland Highlight - Which moments from the start of the season get five stars from the panel?
7.33: Game by Game Part 1 - Arbroath, Cove (again) and Partick, We discuss them all, but in reverse, Memento-style.
23.35: Interlude 1 - The thoughts of Arbroath fans Jim Mowat and Sye Webster, recorded post-match Tuttie’s Neuk.
26.45: Interlude 2 - Scott Allan – we discuss why he’s chosen to make his next role a low-budget horror comedy in an Angus hurricane instead of being the leading man in a Palme D’or-winning masterpiece on the Longman Croisette.
29.17: Game by Game Part 2 - Queens Park and a quick survey of the League Cup group games.
37.48: Fan Interview - Jen Aitchison, Chair of the ICT Supporter’s Trust, sat down with AY to tell us what the Supporters’ Trust is, what it can do for you, what you can do for it, and why you should join up. Afterwards, the pod discuss some of the issues raised in the interview.
1:00.40: Fast and Furious 6 - Just in case there weren’t already enough gratuitous film references in this pod, we match up ICT players past and present to action films good and bad. Mostly bad.
1:03.30: Player Interview: Dan Mackay - Will Dan Solo’s return make it possible for Skywalker Samuels to blow up the Dundee Death Star? Stevie sat down with the ICT academy graduate to discuss his experience at Hibs so far and his hopes for this season.
1:22.47: League Lookahead - How do we bounce back from shipping four at Firhill? Will Morton and Raith be their usual generous selves? And what are the chances of a cup upset in Motherwell?
1:30.00: Player interview: Tom Walsh - In our second cameo from an ICT player, the winger talks to Stevie about coping with a long-term injury, the start of his rehabilitation and what the future holds.
1:37.00: Mailbag - Il Postino empties his sack again, and we discuss your questions.
1:41.12: Competition Time - Who has waltzed off with Robbie Deas’ match-soiled shirt and broken Suv’s heart?

Low Block Confusion and John Potter’s Pants: A Season Preview

Low Block Confusion and John Potter’s Pants: A Season Preview

July 4, 2022

Just six weeks after Nick Walsh’s whistle brought the curtain down on ICT’s extended 2021-22
season and the supporters’ dreams of a return to the Premiership, Caley Thistle are ready to go
again. And so is The Wyness Shuffle. In this bumper preview of ‘22-23, we exchange our hopes and predictions for the new season, look at the changes to the squad, discuss all our Championship opponents, enjoy an exclusive interview with the manager, interrogate Sean Welsh and shoehorn in the usual 28 years’ worth of ICT references. Let’s shuffle!

01.45 Potential highlights. The pod panelists discuss what they are looking forward to in the season ahead.
03.40 The league and the season as a whole: what do we think about the make-up of this year’s Championship (Spoiler: not much) and how do we think the league might pan out? And why has Suv changed his tune about Michael Gardyne?
08.35 The Gaffer. Riley sits down with Billy Dodds to chat last season, this season, the team and the fans. And guess what? He really, really loves you.
26.41 Dissecting Doddsy. The pod reflects on the manager’s words, and the job he’s done so far.
32.33 Ins: we discuss new signings Steven Boyd, Nathan Shaw and the promisingly-named Max Ram, and consider what positions still need to be strengthened.
44.10 Outs: we say a brief goodbye to some key contributors from last season.
46.25 Sean’s section. The ICT club captain drops in for a light grilling from the pod panellists.
01.05.45 Club by club. With a little help from some of our rival clubs’ supporters, we provide our annual in-depth analysis of all the teams ICT will be facing in this season’s Championship, and explain why they are all shite.
01.36.35 Game by game. We look forward to the upcoming League Cup games against Kelty, Livi, Albion Rovers and Cove and our first two League matches, against Queen’s Park and Arbroath.
01.50.31 Potential line-ups. Who will be in Billy Dodds’ first-choice XI and how will they shape up? The pod debates possible player permutations.
01.58.12 Competition time! Find out how going 12 rounds with Andrew Sutherland can win you a signed Robbie Deas match shirt.

One Club, Three Histories

One Club, Three Histories

June 24, 2022

Join us for a review of season 21/22 and a look at the football club as a whole as we sit down for an exclusive and wide ranging chat with ICT CEO Scot Gardiner.

We look forward to the coming campaign and talk about everything from singing sections to season tickets and pies to players, enjoy the works of Will Smith and Black Sabbath, discuss possible signings, debate the match-day experience at Caley Stadium and engagement with you, the fans, plus a bulging Mailbag, the ICT ladies, Scott Allan and John Nelms. 

Let's Shuffle. 

01:00: Summertime, Duran Duran and Andrea Bocelli, no rest for the wicked, Cool and the Gang and Black Sabbath 

03:07: Season 21/22 in poetry

04:10: Why Billy Dodds? We look back at June 2021 and the appointment of Doddsy, the wealth of applications from South America, and getting Neil McCann up against a wall. 

14:04: 19 points from 21. We look at the roaring start to the season through the Chief Executive's eyes 

17:00: 11 Games without a win. How many games without a win is too many games? We find out the answer and discover how Doddsy survived and why we went on to almost get promotion. 

21:07: He Who Shall Not Be Named. Scot's perspective on the extra curricular activities of a certain ratbag. 

22:33: Arbroath 3-0, Raith 3-2, 2-0 Pars: Back on Track 

25:34: The Playoffs. How Arbroath got managers the sack, Gayfield conditions, one game too far? 

34:21: Quickfire5

37:00: The New Season: In advance of the upcoming Preview Pod we discuss signings, signings and more possible signings, how do we identify players and how hard is it to attract people north. 

56:45: The Matchday Experience. When we interviewed Scot two years ago he described the matchday experience as 'grim.' We address that and what needs to change. 

1:09:10: Fan Engagement, the Supporters Trust, Section 94, some pod called the Wyness Shuffle, statements, and our fanbase. 

1:21:17: Mailbag: The return of a bulging sack, including: the Community Complex at the IRA, Women's Football, Membership Scheme, programmes and raffle tickets, parking, active travel, Free-Ports, Concerts, Scott Allan, and John Nelms. Hi mate! 

1:35: 36: BACK IN RED AND BLACK! Thoughts of an old-ish Jaggy, the Puma process, the 1972 Highland League Championship, and Dave Milroy says "About bloody time." 

1:42:40: The final word from Scot. 

See you for the Preview Pod! 

Merry Christmas, Dick

Merry Christmas, Dick

May 18, 2022

Thank you Dick Campbell for the very easy naming of this pod. Despite this title, and apart from the first 20 mins in which we look back at the Partick and Arbroath games, this pod is entirely about the St Johnstone games. We speak to ex Caley Thistle and Saints midfielder Paul Cherry, have a chat with Danny from the Dogger Saints podcast, and sit down with ICT ever-present man-mountain Robbie Deas. And this is all in the company of all-time ICT appearance holder and legend Ross Tokely, a man who was part of our First Division winning side of 0405, beating St Johnstone 3-1 on the last day of the season to lift the league title. 

Plus there's the usual inane references, the usual random tunes and the most unusual feeling of positivity! 

Running order 

01.00 Xmas has come early 

01.55 The Headlines 

02.25 Highland Highlight 

05.42 Game by Game

22.00 Interview: ICT and St Johnstone legend Paul Cherry 

41.05 Head to Head/Historical records 

48.33 A Quiztion of Perth 

51.28 Interview: Danny Williams from the Dogger Saints podcast  

1.14.47 The Premiership Play-off final games: the analysis 

1.23.57 Interview: Everpresent Robbie Deas (he's from Kinross you know) 

1.36.13 Cheerio and thanks for listening, oh, and predictions!  

ENJOY! 

Ian McCall’s Hubcaps

Ian McCall’s Hubcaps

May 1, 2022

IAN MCCALL'S HUBCAPS 

It's the Partick Thistle Preview Pod pod! 

We look at the Hamilton, Morton, Queens, Killie and Ayr games through the prism of the Partick playoffs, we hear from Doddsy post match Hamilton, chat to Partick fan Marc Wallace and mainly focus on the two Partick games. 

It's must listen stuff. Actually it is, for a change, so listen. 

We are in the play-offs and we suggest we might be more than just in it! 

And we met Ian McCall the other week. 

Up the Caley! 

 

Les Fridgerables

Les Fridgerables

April 3, 2022

A long time ago in a February far, far away, ICT were ten games without a win and the Shuffle panellists were asking whether a place in the playoffs was slipping away. A month later, on the back of three consecutive victories, we’re wondering whether we can steal second. Moff, Riley, AY and their special guest, ICTTV commentator Iain Auld, look back on a month of dramatically-shifting fortunes for the team, and shoehorn in a few tenuous movie references along the way. Action!

3.02: Highland Highlight - From a month rich in possibilities, we pick out the Oscar-worthy moments.
7.00: Game by Game - We look back at the wins against Dunfermline, Raith and Arbroath, pondering the contributions of the January signings, Cammy MacKay’s resilience, the rejuvenation of some of our longer-serving players, and why we are suddenly good again.
32.08: Player Interview: Reece McAlear - Riley sits down with one of the standout players of the last few months and discusses his career to date, playing for Caley Thistle, and where he sees his future.
49.18: The Oscars - Moff Rock opens his golden envelopes to reveal four minutes of vaguely-film-and-ICT-related tortured puns.
53.05: New Kit - Caley Thistle’s earliest-ever kit launch was met with a very mixed response. We discuss the new design, and consider whether a misquoted song lyric is really a case for sacking the board.
01.00.05: Player Interview: Cammy Harper - After breaking into the first team last season, the left-sided product of the ICT youth system might have expected to be a regular starter in 2021-22. However, things haven’t quite worked out that way. Riley sat down with Cammy for a candid interview about his Caley Thistle career to date and his feelings about what has been, for him, a very frustrating season.
01.14.05: League Lookahead - It will take a disastrous slump in form to take us out of the playoffs now, but how high can we finish? The final five league games will decide. We take a cautiously optimistic look at our chances of taking 15 from 15.
01.24.23: The Playoffs - If (when!) we qualify, who do we play, when do we play, and what are our chances? The pod panellists discuss the possible permutations.

Draw!

Draw!

February 14, 2022

Saddle up and join Moff, Riley, Suv and AY as we pick our way across the rocky terrain of the last six
weeks of Scottish Championship football. We discuss what’s gone wrong in recent games and where
the club is right now, review recent transfer activity, look at some upcoming fixtures and hear from
Scott Allardice, new signing Austin Samuels and under-18 coach and goalkeeping legend Ryan Esson. Yee-haw!

01:48: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Picking through the highs, lows and ridiculous moments of the last few weeks.  
04:25: Where Did It All Go Wrong? - The last six weeks have not been great for ICT fans. We deep dive into what's been happening. Have a listen. If you can face it...
23:05: Game By Game Review - We go back in time to review the recent, and not so recent, ICT match action.
37:55: Player Interview: Scott Allardice - Riley chats with Scott Allardice about how things have gone this season and gets an injury update from our midfield star. 
47:46: League Lookahead - We've got some tricky fixtures coming up at a crucial time of the season. We discuss what lies ahead for Caley Thistle in the coming weeks.
57:45: Transfer Window Round Up - With some new faces in the door at TCS, as well as some departing, we check out the new signings and see what they could offer us. We also have a chat with Austin Samuels.
01:10:10: Around the League - There have been some other eye catching, and some controversial signings, over the last few weeks. We pick out some of the better signings we think have been made by Championship rivals.
01:21:00: Interview: Ryan Esson - Find out more about the job that Ryan Esson is doing off the pitch working with the next generation of Highland talent.
01:30:32: Competition Winner - Did you win Robbie Deas' shirt? Only one way to find out...

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