In this week’s Magic Numbers, we take a look at number 11s who have wowed us with individual moments of brilliance over the past few years.

Pat Bonner, Willie Miller, Michael Stewart and Steven Thompson say how they think this season's Scottish Premiership will go.

RIGHT NOW, the SPFL Trust and clubs are working with Scotland’s mental health charity SAMH on a project about Scottish football supporters, particularly men.

Inverness finished the season with a 2–0 win over St Johnstone thanks to second half goals from Ryan Christie and Greg Tansey.

Inverness CT began the inaugural season (2013–14 Scottish Premiership) of the revamped SPFL Scottish Premiership with a 3–0 win over St Mirren. This result saw the club take pole-position in the league table. They remained top of the league until the 9th game of the season when they dropped to 2nd place following a loss at St Johnstone.

Having won the 2009–10 First Division title in their first year back in the division since 2003–04, Inverness have competed in the top tier of Scottish football. Season 2014–15 saw the club finish in their best ever placing of third.

Despite this, they qualified for the Scottish Cup many times, knocking-out larger League clubs on a total of 19 occasions.[1] Notable achievements included knocking out First Division Airdrieonians in 1990 and in 1992 embarking on a run to the fourth round, defeating league sides Stenhousemuir (4–1), Clyde (3–1), before taking Premier Division St Johnstone to a replay, eventually losing 3–0 in Perth in front of a crowd of 10,000.

Inverness had four traditional fairs, including Legavrik or "Leth-Gheamhradh", meaning midwinter, and Faoilleach. William the Lion (d. 1214) granted Inverness four charters, by one of which it was created a royal burgh. Of the Dominican friary founded by Alexander III in 1233, only one pillar and a worn knight's effigy survive in a secluded graveyard near the town centre.

Reports that Joey Barton will not return to Rangers on Monday as Scotland players react to their Lithuania draw.

Team news for Saturday's Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership clash between Inverness and Dundee.

Scotland missed out on the Euro 2016 finals, but some of the nation's clubs will still benefit financially, writes Richard Wilson.

The club's highest 'home' (league) attendance actually occurred while they were groundsharing with Aberdeen at Pittodrie. With Inverness fans in the traditional home end, and Aberdeen fans filling the away end, a record attendance of 9,530 was set on 16 October 2004. This record may stand for some time, as the crowd that day was bigger than the current capacity of Caledonian Stadium.

Scotland's top league offers intrigue, drama and chaos despite all of its flaws, argues BBC Scotland's Tom English.

Caledonian Football Club was formed in 1885 by lads from the 'Big Green' area of Inverness, though some[which?] sources quote 1886. They were founder members of the Highland Football League in 1893 and wore strips of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks. Their home ground was Telford Street Park, located beside the Caledonian Canal, and they were known by the nickname Caley.[1]

After a promising start to their inaugural campaign in 1994–95, the club eventually finished sixth in the Third Division. The following season, Inverness CT showed improvement with a third-place finish. In Season 1996–97, they won the Third Division Championship following a 4–1 home win over Albion Rovers in front of nearly 3,000 fans. This was just 5 months after moving into the Caledonian Stadium.

Stagecoach Highlands is the division of the Stagecoach Group which covers most of the former Rapson Group operations after the take-over by Stagecoach. It covers the following depots of the Stagecoach Group.

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In November 2013, after nearly five years at Inverness, Hibernian reached a compensation deal with the club for Terry Butcher to move to Easter Road alongside assistant manager Maurice Malpas.[22]

You can watch the goals from this weekend's games in the Ladbrokes Premiership on the SPFL YouTube channel via the links below.

Money - or lack of it - is central to Inverness Caledonian Thistle's decision to make Richie Foran their manager, writes Martin Dowden.

During the 2012–13 season, a 3–0 win over Hibernian on 8 December 2012 saw them rise to second place in the SPL (behind Celtic), their then, highest ever league position.

Inverness is in the north of Scotland and is one of the smallest cities in Scotland with some 55,000 people. The City is growing fast due to Inverness airport and its location in the Highlands. Inverness airport has made a huge difference to the local economy, with cheap flights from the principle English Cities giving urban dwellers access to the delights of the Highlands of Scotland.

Brewster's successor, the former England international Terry Butcher was appointed on 27 January 2009, along with Maurice Malpas as his assistant. Terry Butcher managed in over 200 matches for the club, the 100th taking place on Friday 6 October 2012, in the 3–1 win over Ross County[33] in the first SPL Highland derby.[34]

Resident statto @splstats looks at the numbers behind the weekend games, with the focus on Aberdeen, Celtic, Morton, Livingston and Stirling Albion.

BBC Scotland gives a rundown of the arrivals and departures during summer 2016 in the Scottish Premiership.

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In February 2014, Inverness defeated Hearts in the Scottish League Cup semi-final. Inverness struck first with Greg Tansey firing the Highland side into the lead. Jamie Hamill then scored 2 goals in 2 minutes and gave Hearts hope of reaching their second League Cup Final in two years. Just when Inverness were on the brink of defeat, Nick Ross equalised in the 94th minute and sent the game to extra time. After no goals being scored in extra time, Inverness clinched the win on penalties.

Sergei Baltacha had been manager of Caledonian prior to the merger and he carried on as Caledonian Thistle manager after the merger in 1994. He remained in charge for only one season, leaving in 1995 to be closer to his family in Perth.

Team news for Saturday's Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership clash between Hamilton and Inverness.

Welcome to Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have seen the campaign...

Post-match reaction to the 2-2 draw between Inverness and Celtic.

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Aberdeen’s James Maddison the star man for his performance against Kilmarnock.

Team news for Sunday's Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership clash between Inverness v Celtic.

In November 2002 Paterson was strongly linked to the vacant manager's position at Dundee United. However, he chose to stay with Inverness for another month, after which he left, along with assistant Duncan Shearer, to become manager of Aberdeen.

Post-match reaction to Inverness' 2-1 victory over St Johnstone.

On 25 February, Inverness beat Ross County in Dingwall in the Highland Derby. The 3–0 win was the first time they had won a Highland Derby in Dingwall in the League since March 2003. They also won the next derby 2–1 on 4 April. The game was also played in Dingwall.

Robertson eventually left to become Hearts manager and was replaced by Dunfermline's Craig Brewster as player-manager.

Martin Dowden assesses the challenge facing John Hughes after a season of transition at Inverness.

After an extensive recruitment process, on 4 December 2013, John Hughes was unveiled as the new manager of the club.[23] Hughes left Caledonian Thistle on the 20th May 2016, citing frustrations with his player budget and the club's failure to retain players. [35]

The last ever Caledonian game was against Huntly on Saturday 14 May 1994 at Christie Park, Huntly. The match ended 1–1 with Wilson Robertson scoring the Caley goal.