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  1. 9 hours ago, Rugbypark said:

    4600 Killie fans today. Four times the support of a team from a town of the same size. That’s not counting Prestwick. Then you expect your club to sign decent players? Mind boggling.

    You will settle down after a few seasons at this level. However I do congratulate you for managing to fill about a quarter of your seats. In the meantime thank you for your interest in Ayr United Football Club. 

  2. 1 hour ago, Rugbypark said:


    Are any Ayr fans going? The tickets sold so far is embarrassing.


    We have three matches before that game. Not too many fans are likely to purchase for a match that's four games down the line. I will be at Rugby Park but you'll have to wait a little longer for my dosh. Sorry if this gives your club a problem with cash flow. Just pawn the Ayrshire Cup in the meantime. 

  3. 6 hours ago, ayrunitedfw said:

    It was never confirmed but was certainly rumoured that the two board members left due to the appointment of Mark Kerr. We have been on a extremely quick downward spiral since then. A disaster appointment in Hopkin and then Smith panicked and gave it to Duffy after a couple of good results where we could of went out and got John Hughes. That decision will forever haunt us.  

    I disagree that not getting John Hughes will forever haunt us. We are above Dunfermline in the league and he has still to prove himself. 

  4. 23 minutes ago, Roxanne's man said:

    Gary Harkins scoring 😂😂😂 Thrived maybe, played better? Nope 😂

    See, I don't see anything against a player betting on football games as long as it's not on games they are playing in. Rules are Rules I guess. I suspect Moffat popped regularly and routinely into the bookies before someone saw him and he got caught out and banned. Ian Black is an arrogant c**t and deserved more than what he got, Moff was probably just doing what he normally done.

    In our 5-0 defeat at Palmerston Gary Harkins turned Robbie Crawford inside out twice in rapid succession before curling the ball into the top corner. He seemed to take inspiration from the booing.

  5. On 23/11/2021 at 11:43, diegomarahenry said:

    The issue isn’t with the Hub at all, but it has became a focus of all that is wrong with the club just now.

    As mentioned before, the output from the club has dried up almost completely. The website doesn’t work, b&w tv started with additional output and a free introductory period and appears to have been shelved without any communication. 
    The details of season tickets and strips in the summer had to be dragged out of the club. Even telling people there is no update is better than no update. 

    No Updates on summer signings and the path the club was going to take. 

    the only updates fans got was from you on here.

    Now, when fan engagement is at an all time low in the social media era, the only tweets are about Honestmen picks and the Hub. 
    Match previews are either absent or don’t have any bearing on who is actually fit and available. Pre and post match interviews are a bawtickling exercise and it looks like the club has put up barriers and everything is a big secret. Apart from, you can spend your money down at the Somerset hub. We can be active on social media and give updates on this and this only. 
    It gives the impression that the Hub is all that anyone is interested in. 

    McCall was criticised when he left for being a fraud and everything was done to make him look good. The club is now doing the reverse of that.

    The McCall era was a rally to fans, buy season tickets and shirts, invest in the AU500 and we can keep guys like Shankland. If you do your part, we can do better at ours. You want your home shirt for your holidays, no problem. You finish a season on a high, get your season tickets on sale and say you need high numbers to continue the high next season. McLeod was a master at positive PR and spin.

    Now we have silence and occasional pictures of a building site. 

    If you have a manager willing to engage with fans and build a togetherness, it takes the pressure off of the chairman. A manager giving regular, candid interviews about what is going on, hopes and concerns etc it builds trust and a togetherness. Kerr did it and didn’t come across well. Hopkin and Duffy just haven’t bothered. There is absolutely no personality or character evident in the board, management or playing staff that is likeable and that is largely down to the way the club is presenting its self. 

    You omitted the programme getting dropped. 

  6. 19 hours ago, AYRSHIRE_ANGUS said:

    For a team that sings the pathetic "stand up if you can't sit down" ditty, probably not repeated anywhere else in the football world, they sure do love coming back to our old ground.

    On the night of the cup replay I couldn't sit down at Rugby Park. Stood the whole game through not being able to find an empty seat. Same experience at Ibrox in the League Cup three years ago.

  7. In face of Lowland League opposition it probably seemed like a good opportunity to give Bilham and Jeanes a chance. Eight changes from the Saturday and Ecrepont making his first start makes it even more clear that this tie was not approached with the intensity of a league fixture. Rightly so – our Lowland League opponents did not register a shot on goal. Personally I share the club’s contempt and I could not care less what the blazers decide on Monday.

  8. 1 hour ago, Thereisalight.. said:

    Hate hyperbole reporting like this. It certainly wasnt the "entire" away section. 


    I don't understand what made them do it. They didn't invade the pitch when they beat Rangers last week. It was a last 16 tie in which they played against ten men for 40 minutes after getting a reprieve from a non penalty then winning a shootout. They are definitely guilty of small club syndrome. 

  9. 1 hour ago, HamiltonWest said:

    This sound like a great story, tell me more.

    I'm imagining this starts with the Ayr manager making a call to Alloa enquiring after "the big lad with the moustache" or some other vague description.

     Back-up goalkeeper George Anton was sent on a scouting mission to look at Alloa winger Tommy Hutchison but Ally MacLeod was uncertain of his name. He took the view that, of the two Alloa wingers, his target would stand out. In that particular game, Harry Rutherford stood out as being the better of the two. If only he had picked another day to be a standout! On reporting back, the name Rutherford was mentioned to Ally. He believed that this was the player whose name had been brought to the club's attention and he was purchased for £4,000. Ally took little time to realise that the club had bought the wrong winger. This was in November 1966 and I was one of the many fans bemused by the club paying a generous fee (at the time) for a player who was mediocre at best. This story did not break into the public domain but was told to me by Dougie Mitchell several decades later. Dougie was an Ayr United player at the time and he heard Ally's "I've signed the wrong player" rant (there might have been an expletive). 

  10. 11 minutes ago, Superhursy7 said:
    13 minutes ago, rb123! said:
    Anyone seen Zanatta's goal from Saturday by the way fucking hell

    Aye, he did something similar for us in one of his first games he will soon resort to type

    Yes he scored for us at Albion Rovers on his debut and never scored again. It was Bruce Anderson's debut that night too and he scored twice but never scored again. 

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