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So you wonder why I don't go to the home games, read below and find out what Michael Johnston has done to my club! No more ya ginger leech!! KTID

• SPL vote on Rangers. Johnston went to public meeting, saw unanimous vote against them, ran his own ‘vote’ and manipulated the figures to claim that only 36% of Killie fans wanted Rangers punished. Then abstained on vote and brought shame to the club’s fans among their peers.

• Young Killie. Allowed them to run autonomous for years and then stepped in to claim the money they made which was reported as the sole profit (£11k) of the club for 2012. Mismanaged the Disclosure Scotland forms and coaches went unqualified. Threatened legal action if they broke away and used the name Young Killie. Threatened to expose them for not having the very disclosures that the club themselves failed to process. They’ve since broke away and got all relevant documentation sorted within two weeks - and the club has lost direct input to 500 kids, 50 coaches and their families.

• Rangers winning the league at Rugby Park. Shop assistants told to sell ticket indiscriminately, lip service given to names being taken from fans (M.Mouse etc). Ignored warnings by fans groups that it was getting out of hand. Rangers fans openly entering Killie end on the day displaying colours, police telling fans it was down to the chairman. Fans threatened in their own seats by Rangers fans and having to leave with kids etc. after five minutes. Chairman subsequently claiming in the press that it was the fans fault and that we were the ones who had sold out tickets to Rangers fans.

• Celtic winning the league at Rugby Park. Fans agreed to give up stands so Rangers problems couldn’t happen again. Celtic fans even in the one stand designated to Killie were not moved. Club giving Celtic free reign with the PA system to play their “party tunes” and celebrate winning the league, while they smashed up hundreds of chairs in the process. This on top of a previous occasion when violence was rife and Killie fans were not adequately protected.

• Cessation of all communication with fans groups. Informing the KFCSA and Killie Trust that they would not co-operate with them until such times as they replaced their democratically elected chairman.

• Club AGM. Refusing to even put Any Other Competent Business on the agenda for the second year running and then subsequently refusing to answer any questions on the night until forced to by angry fans...told fans that "the pies would get cold" then gave glib and uninformative answers claiming that the shareholders were already told more than he needed to tell them.

• Sacking the manager of the hotel and taking the job on himself with no previous or relevant experience. Giving a family member a lucrative job as events manager at the hotel despite them also not having any previous experience or qualifications and the hotel losing a lot of business as a result (too many tales of woe to mention).

• Ticketing fiasco where Celtic fans are offered cheaper tickets than home fans. Lying about there always being a deal on the cards for Killie fans despite irrefutable proof to the contrary.

• Kenny Shiels. Sacking a popular manager who delivered a League Cup and a vision for the future through youth development when fans were not even calling for change. Dubious reasoning for the sacking and the manner in which it was carried out was an embarrassment to all Killie fans. It would appear to have been done to appease the SFA/SPL in Johnston’s attempt to curry favour and get a job.

• Alienation of sponsors. How many sponsors boards and main sponsors have we lost in Johnston’s time in charge? Too many to mention and most leaving due to their treatment by the chairman, courted until they parted with their cash and then ignored or squeezed for more.

• Denial of takeover offers. As has since been proved there were at least two legitimate offers on the table for the club in 2002 and 2012 which Johnston denied even existed, lying to the supporters about it.

• Looking for substantial remuneration for a majority shareholding which was given to him for £1 and ergo stopping any serious investment in the club. Also claiming for seven years solid that it was impossible to have any new members on the board due to the structure of the debt...which suddenly does not seem to be the case now he is desperate to do a deal with the bank to stay in charge.

• Management committee set up to ‘advise’ him was no more than a sham. Previous members quoted as leaving when asked to decide what soup to have in the boardroom and having their advice on serious matters completely ignored. How many have come and gone? The majority whom have left had intimated that they could not work with Johnston and some are even owed sums of money.

• Youth development to be abandoned at Rugby Park and club coaches approaching Killie Trust to try and help with funds to keep it going. Ironically this is the same youth system which produced Steven Naismith whose transfer kept the club in business. The Trust worked tirelessly to bring in a significant six figure sum over the years only to be told in 2012 that the money was “never needed” and that the club had just told us that to get cash in. Astonishingly asked to contribute again this year.

• Drop in attendance. The attendance at Rugby Park which were always the best in the country for a provincial club have dropped by over 50% in Johnston’s time as chairman. This is for a variety of reasons but most of which can be attributed to the chairman and his failure to market the club properly (alienating many due to the points raised here) and not the closing of Massey Ferguson last century as was recently blamed. We’ve had low averages before but now we are eating into the hard core and they are staying away for one reason and that is Michael Johnston.

• Community involvement. Michael Johnston’s version of community ownership where he still retains the majority shareholding and total control. There are still occasions when the players etc. go out to hospitals and schools but it is a fraction of what we should be doing and we are losing the club as a heart of the community.

• Commercial ineptitude. Its one thing to piss off your fans constantly but another to deliver sub-standard service and products and still expect to make a profit on them. The various disasters with replica strips down the years are just an example of this. Commercial department fighting a losing battle, Johnston hurting them more than any recession.

• Paying the bills. Or not as the case may be. A host of local businesses who have struggled to get paid in time or in some cases at all and even some who claim to have been threatened with court if they pursue what is owed to them. Not good for business and not good for relations in the community once again...many well respected business people no longer want to be associated with the club as long as Johnston is at the helm.

• Current debt level. The most recent figure we have is from 17 months ago and every year it appears that we have to rely on some trick or another to make the books seem presentable, if in doubt write off some Moffat debt...where is Jamie now?

• Assets. The valuation of our assets are ridiculously high given what they are worth in real terms and the figures being bandied about concerning debt reduction have not factored in the assets that we have sold. Players will always move on, every club in Scotland is a “selling
club” but the other assets we’ve sold have not realised their full potential. It has been reported by at least one building firm that they were higher bidders for the flats contract that Manor Kingdom. The bungalow was also never marketed publicly so the potential value was never reached there either.

• Neglect of Youth System. Paul McDonald being moved and not being replaced as a community coach, this after the sacking of Alan Mahood who was also a community coach. Under 20’s teams told to bring their own packed lunches to games instead of their nutrition being looked after by the club. Youth coaches being asked to find thier own sponsors and to fund a lot of their efforts themselves and through the kids parents...boy’s club teams can offer boys more than we can.

• Media gaffs where the chairman accuses our fans at away games of letting the club down, also constantly having a go at the fans and their elected leaders in the press and blaming them for his problems instead of trying to solve anything. Publicly slating the Trust for taking events away from the club when the hotel has been pre-booked by someone else.

• Lack of investment. We have a chairman who had never been to a football match before he was 50 years old, had to ask what colours we played in and has never paid into a game in his life. Each and every fan at Rugby Park who has even once paid into a game has actually invested more than the chairman has. He puts the hours in to safeguard his own wellbeing and income, it is not for the good of the club.

• Supporters’ Liason Officer, or lack of one. Temporarily carried out by John Corrigan who was appointed by Johnston when most clubs in Europe get the fans to elect one. His role never amounted to anything because at every turn he was powerless to do anything because at the end of the day Johnston alone was pulling the strings…he has since left out of frustration.

• Fans Charter - completely ignored by the club who are meant to responds to any reasonable question by a fan within two working weeks. Johnston has had a legal document on his desk for over four months from the Trust for four months at the last count and has failed to respond, he alleged in the media that was because their lawyer was “ill” when in fact he was off work for a total of three days. Still not acted on it months after being asked by the press.

• Killie gym and ‘97 Club. Johnston’s refusal to have discussion with various fans regards some decision made about the hotel have resulted in them giving up membership of said gym which has also decimated the pre-match ‘97 club and put an end to many player and match sponsorships.

• Fun Run. The gym organised a fun run which wasn’t popular. The Trust were asked to publicise it and the funds raised were to be channeled through the Fifty for the Future initiative which aided youth development. The Trust did this and were then told the money would not be forthcoming.

• K-Step. An initiative to take Killie into primary schools through the medium of education. The Trust won a cash award on the back of how successful it proved to be. The club withrdrew support of this and it has been on hold ever since.

• Christmas Shop. The Trust arranged to hire and pay for premises in the town centre for the club to operate out of over the festive period but the club withdrew at the eleventh hour citing it wasn’t the location they preferred.

• Club legends. Showing severe disrespect to club legends like Davie Sneddon, Ray Montgomerie and Garry Hay, again too many instances and people to relate.

• Financial skullduggery. How else can recently reported events be described? A company called the Park Hotel Ayrshire Ltd set up with Billy Bowie (who has still not been registered as a director at the club) as the sole director. Should the hotel be split from the club at any point and the club left with the toxic debt then it could not go to a company that shares a director with the club. No logical explanation forthcoming for this, it all seems very suspect. Also business people being approached to "invest" in the club but their money to be held in an escrow account so they can get it back if the club goes into administration.

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When I opened this new thread I was expecting some new information I hadn't read before.

Sadly not.

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From your very first point you seem to be suggesting that badly managed clubs are immediately throw out of the top flight.

Buh bye.

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When I opened this new thread I was expecting some new information I hadn't read before.

Sadly not.

Perhaps true, but to someone or in fact most of us who have been paying a passing interest it is a rather interesting and eloquent summary.

If my club chairman had done 3 or 4 of the points raised I would want him/her hunted.

I kind of understand why quite a few Killie fans are staying away. The club appears to be dying slowly and the one man that could something about it, appears to be making matters worse.

Feel sorry for Killie fans. Sad state of affairs.

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What do you put the successes down to? The League cup win, some very good players turn out at Killie.

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It's always good to take posts from Killiefc.com that has had to be removed after a phone cal from the club themselves. How long until Div gets a call from MJ?

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So you wonder why I don't go to the home games, read below and find out what Michael Johnston has done to my club! No more ya ginger leech!! KTID

• SPL vote on Rangers. Johnston went to public meeting, saw unanimous vote against them, ran his own ‘vote’ and manipulated the figures to claim that only 36% of Killie fans wanted Rangers punished. Then abstained on vote and brought shame to the club’s fans among their peers.

• Young Killie. Allowed them to run autonomous for years and then stepped in to claim the money they made which was reported as the sole profit (£11k) of the club for 2012. Mismanaged the Disclosure Scotland forms and coaches went unqualified. Threatened legal action if they broke away and used the name Young Killie. Threatened to expose them for not having the very disclosures that the club themselves failed to process. They’ve since broke away and got all relevant documentation sorted within two weeks - and the club has lost direct input to 500 kids, 50 coaches and their families.

• Rangers winning the league at Rugby Park. Shop assistants told to sell ticket indiscriminately, lip service given to names being taken from fans (M.Mouse etc). Ignored warnings by fans groups that it was getting out of hand. Rangers fans openly entering Killie end on the day displaying colours, police telling fans it was down to the chairman. Fans threatened in their own seats by Rangers fans and having to leave with kids etc. after five minutes. Chairman subsequently claiming in the press that it was the fans fault and that we were the ones who had sold out tickets to Rangers fans.

• Celtic winning the league at Rugby Park. Fans agreed to give up stands so Rangers problems couldn’t happen again. Celtic fans even in the one stand designated to Killie were not moved. Club giving Celtic free reign with the PA system to play their “party tunes” and celebrate winning the league, while they smashed up hundreds of chairs in the process. This on top of a previous occasion when violence was rife and Killie fans were not adequately protected.

• Cessation of all communication with fans groups. Informing the KFCSA and Killie Trust that they would not co-operate with them until such times as they replaced their democratically elected chairman.

• Club AGM. Refusing to even put Any Other Competent Business on the agenda for the second year running and then subsequently refusing to answer any questions on the night until forced to by angry fans...told fans that "the pies would get cold" then gave glib and uninformative answers claiming that the shareholders were already told more than he needed to tell them.

• Sacking the manager of the hotel and taking the job on himself with no previous or relevant experience. Giving a family member a lucrative job as events manager at the hotel despite them also not having any previous experience or qualifications and the hotel losing a lot of business as a result (too many tales of woe to mention).

• Ticketing fiasco where Celtic fans are offered cheaper tickets than home fans. Lying about there always being a deal on the cards for Killie fans despite irrefutable proof to the contrary.

• Kenny Shiels. Sacking a popular manager who delivered a League Cup and a vision for the future through youth development when fans were not even calling for change. Dubious reasoning for the sacking and the manner in which it was carried out was an embarrassment to all Killie fans. It would appear to have been done to appease the SFA/SPL in Johnston’s attempt to curry favour and get a job.

• Alienation of sponsors. How many sponsors boards and main sponsors have we lost in Johnston’s time in charge? Too many to mention and most leaving due to their treatment by the chairman, courted until they parted with their cash and then ignored or squeezed for more.

• Denial of takeover offers. As has since been proved there were at least two legitimate offers on the table for the club in 2002 and 2012 which Johnston denied even existed, lying to the supporters about it.

• Looking for substantial remuneration for a majority shareholding which was given to him for £1 and ergo stopping any serious investment in the club. Also claiming for seven years solid that it was impossible to have any new members on the board due to the structure of the debt...which suddenly does not seem to be the case now he is desperate to do a deal with the bank to stay in charge.

• Management committee set up to ‘advise’ him was no more than a sham. Previous members quoted as leaving when asked to decide what soup to have in the boardroom and having their advice on serious matters completely ignored. How many have come and gone? The majority whom have left had intimated that they could not work with Johnston and some are even owed sums of money.

• Youth development to be abandoned at Rugby Park and club coaches approaching Killie Trust to try and help with funds to keep it going. Ironically this is the same youth system which produced Steven Naismith whose transfer kept the club in business. The Trust worked tirelessly to bring in a significant six figure sum over the years only to be told in 2012 that the money was “never needed” and that the club had just told us that to get cash in. Astonishingly asked to contribute again this year.

• Drop in attendance. The attendance at Rugby Park which were always the best in the country for a provincial club have dropped by over 50% in Johnston’s time as chairman. This is for a variety of reasons but most of which can be attributed to the chairman and his failure to market the club properly (alienating many due to the points raised here) and not the closing of Massey Ferguson last century as was recently blamed. We’ve had low averages before but now we are eating into the hard core and they are staying away for one reason and that is Michael Johnston.

• Community involvement. Michael Johnston’s version of community ownership where he still retains the majority shareholding and total control. There are still occasions when the players etc. go out to hospitals and schools but it is a fraction of what we should be doing and we are losing the club as a heart of the community.

• Commercial ineptitude. Its one thing to piss off your fans constantly but another to deliver sub-standard service and products and still expect to make a profit on them. The various disasters with replica strips down the years are just an example of this. Commercial department fighting a losing battle, Johnston hurting them more than any recession.

• Paying the bills. Or not as the case may be. A host of local businesses who have struggled to get paid in time or in some cases at all and even some who claim to have been threatened with court if they pursue what is owed to them. Not good for business and not good for relations in the community once again...many well respected business people no longer want to be associated with the club as long as Johnston is at the helm.

• Current debt level. The most recent figure we have is from 17 months ago and every year it appears that we have to rely on some trick or another to make the books seem presentable, if in doubt write off some Moffat debt...where is Jamie now?

• Assets. The valuation of our assets are ridiculously high given what they are worth in real terms and the figures being bandied about concerning debt reduction have not factored in the assets that we have sold. Players will always move on, every club in Scotland is a “selling

club” but the other assets we’ve sold have not realised their full potential. It has been reported by at least one building firm that they were higher bidders for the flats contract that Manor Kingdom. The bungalow was also never marketed publicly so the potential value was never reached there either.

• Neglect of Youth System. Paul McDonald being moved and not being replaced as a community coach, this after the sacking of Alan Mahood who was also a community coach. Under 20’s teams told to bring their own packed lunches to games instead of their nutrition being looked after by the club. Youth coaches being asked to find thier own sponsors and to fund a lot of their efforts themselves and through the kids parents...boy’s club teams can offer boys more than we can.

• Media gaffs where the chairman accuses our fans at away games of letting the club down, also constantly having a go at the fans and their elected leaders in the press and blaming them for his problems instead of trying to solve anything. Publicly slating the Trust for taking events away from the club when the hotel has been pre-booked by someone else.

• Lack of investment. We have a chairman who had never been to a football match before he was 50 years old, had to ask what colours we played in and has never paid into a game in his life. Each and every fan at Rugby Park who has even once paid into a game has actually invested more than the chairman has. He puts the hours in to safeguard his own wellbeing and income, it is not for the good of the club.

• Supporters’ Liason Officer, or lack of one. Temporarily carried out by John Corrigan who was appointed by Johnston when most clubs in Europe get the fans to elect one. His role never amounted to anything because at every turn he was powerless to do anything because at the end of the day Johnston alone was pulling the strings…he has since left out of frustration.

• Fans Charter - completely ignored by the club who are meant to responds to any reasonable question by a fan within two working weeks. Johnston has had a legal document on his desk for over four months from the Trust for four months at the last count and has failed to respond, he alleged in the media that was because their lawyer was “ill” when in fact he was off work for a total of three days. Still not acted on it months after being asked by the press.

• Killie gym and ‘97 Club. Johnston’s refusal to have discussion with various fans regards some decision made about the hotel have resulted in them giving up membership of said gym which has also decimated the pre-match ‘97 club and put an end to many player and match sponsorships.

• Fun Run. The gym organised a fun run which wasn’t popular. The Trust were asked to publicise it and the funds raised were to be channeled through the Fifty for the Future initiative which aided youth development. The Trust did this and were then told the money would not be forthcoming.

• K-Step. An initiative to take Killie into primary schools through the medium of education. The Trust won a cash award on the back of how successful it proved to be. The club withrdrew support of this and it has been on hold ever since.

• Christmas Shop. The Trust arranged to hire and pay for premises in the town centre for the club to operate out of over the festive period but the club withdrew at the eleventh hour citing it wasn’t the location they preferred.

• Club legends. Showing severe disrespect to club legends like Davie Sneddon, Ray Montgomerie and Garry Hay, again too many instances and people to relate.

• Financial skullduggery. How else can recently reported events be described? A company called the Park Hotel Ayrshire Ltd set up with Billy Bowie (who has still not been registered as a director at the club) as the sole director. Should the hotel be split from the club at any point and the club left with the toxic debt then it could not go to a company that shares a director with the club. No logical explanation forthcoming for this, it all seems very suspect. Also business people being approached to "invest" in the club but their money to be held in an escrow account so they can get it back if the club goes into administration.

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No wonder most of you are pissed off with him.

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So you wonder why I don't go to the home games, read below and find out what Michael Johnston has done to my club! No more ya ginger leech!! KTID

• SPL vote on Rangers. Johnston went to public meeting, saw unanimous vote against them, ran his own ‘vote’ and manipulated the figures to claim that only 36% of Killie fans wanted Rangers punished. Then abstained on vote and brought shame to the club’s fans among their peers.

• Young Killie. Allowed them to run autonomous for years and then stepped in to claim the money they made which was reported as the sole profit (£11k) of the club for 2012. Mismanaged the Disclosure Scotland forms and coaches went unqualified. Threatened legal action if they broke away and used the name Young Killie. Threatened to expose them for not having the very disclosures that the club themselves failed to process. They’ve since broke away and got all relevant documentation sorted within two weeks - and the club has lost direct input to 500 kids, 50 coaches and their families.

• Rangers winning the league at Rugby Park. Shop assistants told to sell ticket indiscriminately, lip service given to names being taken from fans (M.Mouse etc). Ignored warnings by fans groups that it was getting out of hand. Rangers fans openly entering Killie end on the day displaying colours, police telling fans it was down to the chairman. Fans threatened in their own seats by Rangers fans and having to leave with kids etc. after five minutes. Chairman subsequently claiming in the press that it was the fans fault and that we were the ones who had sold out tickets to Rangers fans.

• Celtic winning the league at Rugby Park. Fans agreed to give up stands so Rangers problems couldn’t happen again. Celtic fans even in the one stand designated to Killie were not moved. Club giving Celtic free reign with the PA system to play their “party tunes” and celebrate winning the league, while they smashed up hundreds of chairs in the process. This on top of a previous occasion when violence was rife and Killie fans were not adequately protected.

• Cessation of all communication with fans groups. Informing the KFCSA and Killie Trust that they would not co-operate with them until such times as they replaced their democratically elected chairman.

• Club AGM. Refusing to even put Any Other Competent Business on the agenda for the second year running and then subsequently refusing to answer any questions on the night until forced to by angry fans...told fans that "the pies would get cold" then gave glib and uninformative answers claiming that the shareholders were already told more than he needed to tell them.

• Sacking the manager of the hotel and taking the job on himself with no previous or relevant experience. Giving a family member a lucrative job as events manager at the hotel despite them also not having any previous experience or qualifications and the hotel losing a lot of business as a result (too many tales of woe to mention).

• Ticketing fiasco where Celtic fans are offered cheaper tickets than home fans. Lying about there always being a deal on the cards for Killie fans despite irrefutable proof to the contrary.

• Kenny Shiels. Sacking a popular manager who delivered a League Cup and a vision for the future through youth development when fans were not even calling for change. Dubious reasoning for the sacking and the manner in which it was carried out was an embarrassment to all Killie fans. It would appear to have been done to appease the SFA/SPL in Johnston’s attempt to curry favour and get a job.

• Alienation of sponsors. How many sponsors boards and main sponsors have we lost in Johnston’s time in charge? Too many to mention and most leaving due to their treatment by the chairman, courted until they parted with their cash and then ignored or squeezed for more.

• Denial of takeover offers. As has since been proved there were at least two legitimate offers on the table for the club in 2002 and 2012 which Johnston denied even existed, lying to the supporters about it.

• Looking for substantial remuneration for a majority shareholding which was given to him for £1 and ergo stopping any serious investment in the club. Also claiming for seven years solid that it was impossible to have any new members on the board due to the structure of the debt...which suddenly does not seem to be the case now he is desperate to do a deal with the bank to stay in charge.

• Management committee set up to ‘advise’ him was no more than a sham. Previous members quoted as leaving when asked to decide what soup to have in the boardroom and having their advice on serious matters completely ignored. How many have come and gone? The majority whom have left had intimated that they could not work with Johnston and some are even owed sums of money.

• Youth development to be abandoned at Rugby Park and club coaches approaching Killie Trust to try and help with funds to keep it going. Ironically this is the same youth system which produced Steven Naismith whose transfer kept the club in business. The Trust worked tirelessly to bring in a significant six figure sum over the years only to be told in 2012 that the money was “never needed” and that the club had just told us that to get cash in. Astonishingly asked to contribute again this year.

• Drop in attendance. The attendance at Rugby Park which were always the best in the country for a provincial club have dropped by over 50% in Johnston’s time as chairman. This is for a variety of reasons but most of which can be attributed to the chairman and his failure to market the club properly (alienating many due to the points raised here) and not the closing of Massey Ferguson last century as was recently blamed. We’ve had low averages before but now we are eating into the hard core and they are staying away for one reason and that is Michael Johnston.

• Community involvement. Michael Johnston’s version of community ownership where he still retains the majority shareholding and total control. There are still occasions when the players etc. go out to hospitals and schools but it is a fraction of what we should be doing and we are losing the club as a heart of the community.

• Commercial ineptitude. Its one thing to piss off your fans constantly but another to deliver sub-standard service and products and still expect to make a profit on them. The various disasters with replica strips down the years are just an example of this. Commercial department fighting a losing battle, Johnston hurting them more than any recession.

• Paying the bills. Or not as the case may be. A host of local businesses who have struggled to get paid in time or in some cases at all and even some who claim to have been threatened with court if they pursue what is owed to them. Not good for business and not good for relations in the community once again...many well respected business people no longer want to be associated with the club as long as Johnston is at the helm.

• Current debt level. The most recent figure we have is from 17 months ago and every year it appears that we have to rely on some trick or another to make the books seem presentable, if in doubt write off some Moffat debt...where is Jamie now?

• Assets. The valuation of our assets are ridiculously high given what they are worth in real terms and the figures being bandied about concerning debt reduction have not factored in the assets that we have sold. Players will always move on, every club in Scotland is a “selling

club” but the other assets we’ve sold have not realised their full potential. It has been reported by at least one building firm that they were higher bidders for the flats contract that Manor Kingdom. The bungalow was also never marketed publicly so the potential value was never reached there either.

• Neglect of Youth System. Paul McDonald being moved and not being replaced as a community coach, this after the sacking of Alan Mahood who was also a community coach. Under 20’s teams told to bring their own packed lunches to games instead of their nutrition being looked after by the club. Youth coaches being asked to find thier own sponsors and to fund a lot of their efforts themselves and through the kids parents...boy’s club teams can offer boys more than we can.

• Media gaffs where the chairman accuses our fans at away games of letting the club down, also constantly having a go at the fans and their elected leaders in the press and blaming them for his problems instead of trying to solve anything. Publicly slating the Trust for taking events away from the club when the hotel has been pre-booked by someone else.

• Lack of investment. We have a chairman who had never been to a football match before he was 50 years old, had to ask what colours we played in and has never paid into a game in his life. Each and every fan at Rugby Park who has even once paid into a game has actually invested more than the chairman has. He puts the hours in to safeguard his own wellbeing and income, it is not for the good of the club.

• Supporters’ Liason Officer, or lack of one. Temporarily carried out by John Corrigan who was appointed by Johnston when most clubs in Europe get the fans to elect one. His role never amounted to anything because at every turn he was powerless to do anything because at the end of the day Johnston alone was pulling the strings…he has since left out of frustration.

• Fans Charter - completely ignored by the club who are meant to responds to any reasonable question by a fan within two working weeks. Johnston has had a legal document on his desk for over four months from the Trust for four months at the last count and has failed to respond, he alleged in the media that was because their lawyer was “ill” when in fact he was off work for a total of three days. Still not acted on it months after being asked by the press.

• Killie gym and ‘97 Club. Johnston’s refusal to have discussion with various fans regards some decision made about the hotel have resulted in them giving up membership of said gym which has also decimated the pre-match ‘97 club and put an end to many player and match sponsorships.

• Fun Run. The gym organised a fun run which wasn’t popular. The Trust were asked to publicise it and the funds raised were to be channeled through the Fifty for the Future initiative which aided youth development. The Trust did this and were then told the money would not be forthcoming.

• K-Step. An initiative to take Killie into primary schools through the medium of education. The Trust won a cash award on the back of how successful it proved to be. The club withrdrew support of this and it has been on hold ever since.

• Christmas Shop. The Trust arranged to hire and pay for premises in the town centre for the club to operate out of over the festive period but the club withdrew at the eleventh hour citing it wasn’t the location they preferred.

• Club legends. Showing severe disrespect to club legends like Davie Sneddon, Ray Montgomerie and Garry Hay, again too many instances and people to relate.

• Financial skullduggery. How else can recently reported events be described? A company called the Park Hotel Ayrshire Ltd set up with Billy Bowie (who has still not been registered as a director at the club) as the sole director. Should the hotel be split from the club at any point and the club left with the toxic debt then it could not go to a company that shares a director with the club. No logical explanation forthcoming for this, it all seems very suspect. Also business people being approached to "invest" in the club but their money to be held in an escrow account so they can get it back if the club goes into administration.

 

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And there's hardly any pepper for my Bovril at the tea bars, match day. I blame that tight wad Johnson. :angry:

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From killiefc.com where this list was originally posted:

We have removed the "Naughty List" thread after being threatened with legal action this morning by the club. Nice of them to get in touch, it's been a while, does that mean they are talking to us again? As far as I am aware there was nothing untrue on the list and that is why it was not taken down previously, but we're erring on the side of caution here and taking it down anyway, to be fair there is nothing on it that has not been discussed at length already.

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And yet Killie still always beat us when it matters.

F**k off Killie

Yep, our only chance of survival this season is getting Falkirk in the playoff.

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