In a change-up for our Best XI series, we chat to current ICT superstar, James Keatings. The ICT number 7 talks Stevie Riley through his career to date, from the youth team at Celtic via Hibs, Hearts and Hamilton to Inverness, delivering ice-creams in lockdown, telling tales of Danny McGrain, Paul Slane and a chicken, and picking the best players he's ever played with.
Barry Wilson and the Shufflers go Back to the Future as they muse on the fall-out from the longest summer: arrivals, departures, tactics, leadership, youth and Devine Justice.
05:20 Barry reflects on a summer of shenanigans in Scottish football and the podders consider ramifications and retribution
10:15 Barry on returning to work, health and well-being and will we be ready for the new season?
20:10 New signings: Deas, Devine, Allardice and our own Shane
36:43 Devine Justice
41:50 Young Boys: Harper, MacGregor, McKay
45:25 Signing suggestions: Realistic, ridiculous and ex-ICT
53:17 The Departed: Barry reflects on the players who've gone and we take a look at how they've been doing
01:05:00 Leadership: Do we have enough leaders and who will be captain?
01:11:36 It's your kids Marty! Barry talks about the youth system
01:21:28 New Season: Can we? And who will be our most important players?
01:38:40 Highland Heroes: Looking back on the pods we've done over lockdown - The Christies, Polly, Best XIs, Yogi, Morrison and Gardiner.
We finally got Yogi on!
Moff and Riley sit down with the man who won the Scottish Cup and took ICT to third in the league and European qualification in 14/15. We discuss his early days, take a deep dive into his tactics and training, and ask what happened at the end. All time-coded for you below so you can dip in and out at your leisure.
07.40 – The first six months
13.45 – Becoming ICT manager
20.50 – Training Yogi-style
25.00 – Ryan Christie & Scott Kellacher
31.55 – Yogi-ball tactics
35.54 – Philosophy, Falkirk, Celtic and family
38.52 – Game preparation
45.40 – 14/15 league campaign
51.22 – Scot Cup Semi Final
01.01.10 – Scot Cup Final
01.10.10 – Europe, final season, reasons for leaving
01.25.57 – ICT in 20/21
01.28.39 – Bringing through the youth
01.34.00 – Scottish football post-Covid
01.37.12 – Celebrity Mailbag