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?
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