Tuesday, 14 November 2017

TIK Silent Auction


Premium Package member Brendan Maguire has once again stumped up a couple of tickets to a major sporting event to help fund TIK and this time it’s rugby and the chance to see Scotland take on the mighty All Blacks on Saturday 18th November at Murrayfield (happy hunting ground!). The tickets are for premium seats and face value is £80 each so we are going down the silent auction route to try and maximise what we can get for them and give everyone a chance to bid. It’s a difficult one for us as Killie are away to Dundee that day and we don’t want to discourage anyone from watching Ayrshire’s finest...but we are sure that everyone knows a rugby fan who would love to see this, so let them know, or be their mate for life and make a bid for them!

The All Blacks are current world champions, the number one ranked team in the world and are following up the summer’s dramatic drawn series with the British & Irish Lions with some brilliant performances in the Rugby Championship. Despite a few close encounters over the years, Scotland have never beaten New Zealand in Test rugby.  However, earlier this year the Scotland 7s famously became the first Scottish team to beat New Zealand (on their way to way winning the London 7s, the final leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series at Twickenham, for the second consecutive year). New head coach Gregor Townsend has already led Scotland to a win over Australia (in the Summer Tour) – can he pick up where the 7s team left off and guide Scotland to victory over New Zealand at BT Murrayfield? It’s a 5.15pm kick-off, and they are encouraging everyone to get to their seats early to be ready for the spectacular LIGHTS OUT show!

This game is sold out.

To make a bid please email KillieFC.com@gmail.com with how much you would like to bid in total for the pair of tickets and the winner will be declared on Thursday 16th November at 5pm.

Monday, 13 November 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 15




They don’t like us much in Dundee, this we know from previous encounters with the Tayside constabulary and over officious stewards at both Tannadice Street dumps.

In the name of the Good Lord Wullie, would you please build a decent stadium between you...if the Milan teams can do it so can you!

This Saturday at Dens they are putting us in a stand that was built when Moses was a boy and charging us £24 for the privilege, yet we offer far better views and facilities and charge them £4 less.

Now it is all very well saying that we should charge them the same £24, but the league doesn’t allow us to do that without charging our own fans more as well.

It would also make us as guilty as Dundee in pricing people out of the game, it’s the fans not the clubs who suffer, twenty quid is indeed plenty.

The SPFL should really do something about pricing policy and bring in some sort of standardisation.

How about each club sets its own walk up price and that’s what their fans get charged wherever they go?

Finally, well done to Jordan Jones on his international debut, sadly he won’t be going to the World Cup but it was great to see him thanking Killie on his social media for giving him the opportunity to shine…like gold maybe?

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Killie Trust AGM 2017


 A Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority Register Number 2620RS

 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given the Annual General Meeting of the Kilmarnock Supporters’ Society Limited will be held in the The Portmann Hotel 42 Portland Road, Kilmarnock KA1 2DL on Monday 4th December 2017 at 7pm for 7:30pm.

Agenda


1)  Introduction and Annual Report.

2)  Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statement.

3)  Resolution to change audit rules.

4)  Reappointment of Independent examiners to the Society.

5)  Announcement of the results of the elections to the Board.

6)  Discussion about Trust in Killie initiative.

7)  Any Other Business.

By order of the Board

Andrew Millar (Secretary)
Kilmarnock Supporters’ Society Ltd
Registered Office: Duncan McLean & Co,
81 John Finnie Street,
Kilmarnock
KA1 1BG


Notes


A member entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in their place. Such a proxy need not be a member of the Society. The appointment of a proxy should be in writing to the Secretary, and in order to be valid, the form of proxy must be received by the secretary not less than 48 hours before the time fixed for the holding of the meeting or any adjourned meeting. Valid forms of proxy arriving at the Trust address by close of business 2 days prior to the meeting will be deemed to satisfy the above criteria.

A copy of the standard proxy form may be obtained from the Secretary or downloaded from the Trust web site HERE Completed forms should be returned to The Secretary at Duncan McLean & Co, 81 John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1BG.

No person other than the Chair of the meeting can act as proxy for more than 3 members.

Admissions to the Annual General Meeting of any shareholder or proxy entitled to attend will be on production of this notice.

 
Copyright © 2017 The Killie Trust, All rights reserved.

Monday, 6 November 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 14




The Rugby Park hoodoo still haunts us as we threw everything including the kitchen sink at the Hibees and yet still lost 3-0.

The fans appreciated the effort and got right behind the team which was in turn lauded by the players who promised revenge on the other Edinburgh team...and so it came to pass.

We can now boast of a 100% win record at Murrayfield with Boomer doing once again what Boomer does (113 and counting) and the Mighty Atom Frizzell coming off the bench to hit a sublime winner for the team that just doesn’t give up any more.

The change in attitude alone is fantastic to see and I can’t wait to see what else Clarke and Dyer have in their locker given time.

It’s ironic we got more points from the Edinburgh two than Glasgow’s twisted sisters, but when that home hoodoo is finally busted, someone is getting a tanking!

Massive congratulations again to FC Kilmarnock Ladies who lifter their league winners trophy on Sunday, Davie Howie really has things on that front going in the right direction as well.

Monday, 30 October 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 13


There were no sub-standard performances in week 13 of the season, which was unlucky for some but certainly not Ayrshire's finest.

We asked for grit and graft in Glasgow last week and that’s what the players delivered, in spades.

The subway loyal were probably half way home on Wednesday when the referee started making up his own rules and gave the home side a penalty.

No problem for the mighty; save the penalty, sweep up the park and score.

Cue scenes in the away end, the likes of which we have not witnessed since DVT at Hampden.

Next up was pure gold from Jordan Jones at shell suit city on the Saturday.

He started the move, he finished the move...he’s apparently indestructible! In the last three matches, we have kept our shape, looked organised and exuded a confidence that saw us exit Glasgow undefeated.

Fingers crossed the home form hoodoo is put to rest soon.

There will still be a few bumps in the road ahead but if we stand with Steve Clarke I’m sure we will see real progress.

Monday, 23 October 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 12


No game this week due to Glasgow's newest team getting papped out the League Cup by Motherwell, but we do take a trip to the big house on Wednesday.

There has already been some outrageous talk about Steve Clarke being the best Killie manager ever, on paper, and I would like to ask that we give the guy some breathing space and a chance to do his thing.

It is a long time until the transfer window so Steve will have to work with the same players that McCulloch had at his disposal, and by their own admission they let him down badly.

Lee’s a really nice guy and I’m sure he’ll do well in the future but I think the Killie job came to him too early, brought about by the sharp exit by his predecessor.

The results of the next two matches are not hugely important and as long as we show improvement and a willingness to compete I will be happy.

It's going to take some real determination and hard work to get any kind of result in Glasgow but I'm sure the new management team will have instilled some fire in the player's bellies.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 11


Ask and ye shall receive eh!

Target identified, pursued and persuaded to sign on the dotted line for Ayrshire’s finest.

Big Marvin is not the only bloke in Kilmarnock who was happy as Larry this weekend!

What a coup this is for Killie, Steve Clarke must surely be the most qualified manager we’ve ever appointed, certainly in my lifetime.

Kudos to Messrs Bowie and Kiltie for pulling this off, and still within our budget they said at the press conference on Monday.

The highlight for me though was the sea of smiling faces in the pub in Glasgow on Saturday, and that was before we gave Thistle a football lesson and eased off the bottom of the table.

There were no disappointments on the park but Jones and Frizzell were exceptional, what about that goal!

Clearly the wee man is revelling in being sponsored by Hippo and myself this year.

Yes, I am trying to be funny, but there is no emoji available.

See KFCSA Chairman David Sneddon's interview with Steve Clarke HERE