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56 minutes ago, C4mmy31 said:

It's working fine for me ......

I get a “parse error” when I try to reach it.

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On 05/06/2019 at 15:35, Craig McCulloch Burley said:

Kilmarnock also need a Youssouf Mulumbu replacement, but wages would likely play their part here. Trying to sign Coutts would be an ambitious move by the Rugby Park side.

 

Coutts :lol::lol:

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Just listening to yesterday's Off the ball and Steve Clarke's brother Paul is on it, obviously they've spoke about Kilmarnock and he says next season you should be looking to avoid relegation and it got me thinking.. 

What are your supporters thinking is acceptable or the least that should be achieved? 

How's the season ticket sales going? 

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3 hours ago, Dele said:

Just listening to yesterday's Off the ball and Steve Clarke's brother Paul is on it, obviously they've spoke about Kilmarnock and he says next season you should be looking to avoid relegation and it got me thinking.. 

What are your supporters thinking is acceptable or the least that should be achieved? 

How's the season ticket sales going? 

Personally, I don't think we can expect every season to be like the last one.  Don't get me wrong, I would love to finish in the top 3 every season, but for a club like ours, it's not likely,  I do however think that we have laid foundations now to build on and I would expect us to be in the top 6 every season, pushing to finish as high as we can.

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1 hour ago, Fide said:

Personally, I don't think we can expect every season to be like the last one.  Don't get me wrong, I would love to finish in the top 3 every season, but for a club like ours, it's not likely,  I do however think that we have laid foundations now to build on and I would expect us to be in the top 6 every season, pushing to finish as high as we can.

With a new manager and the likes of O'Donnell, Findlay, Taylor and Brophy generating interest from wealthier clubs then top 6 would be fine by me. 

That's not taking into consideration the loan players like Bachmann and Mulumbu who we most likely won't have. 

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On ‎09‎/‎06‎/‎2019 at 05:42, Dele said:

Just listening to yesterday's Off the ball and Steve Clarke's brother Paul is on it, obviously they've spoke about Kilmarnock and he says next season you should be looking to avoid relegation and it got me thinking.. 

What are your supporters thinking is acceptable or the least that should be achieved? 

How's the season ticket sales going? 

I'd love them to win a couple of trophies, but realistically I'd be happy if they just won the Europa League.

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Over 3,300 season tickets sold so far..... a big increase on the same point as last year according to director, Cathy Jamieson.

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1 hour ago, C4mmy31 said:

Over 3,300 season tickets sold so far..... a big increase on the same point as last year according to director, Cathy Jamieson.

That's really encouraging so far, especially after all the moaning about getting codes  etc. on Killiefc.Com  Hopefully we will beat last years figure comfortably. 

What's even better is that the family tickets now include the game against the 2 cheeks, which should team more income as well. 

surely even McLean07 has to be happy for once.

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5 hours ago, paul wright scores said:

That's really encouraging so far, especially after all the moaning about getting codes  etc. on Killiefc.Com  Hopefully we will beat last years figure comfortably. 

What's even better is that the family tickets now include the game against the 2 cheeks, which should team more income as well. 

surely even McLean07 has to be happy for once.

I've asked a few guys to check, but I'm positive the first figure released last year was around 1850......

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Kilmarnock Football Club is delighted to become the first provincial club in Scotland to install safe standing areas within Rugby Park.

Working with Trust in Killie, the club has identified an area of the East Stand and one section of the Moffat Stand to introduce rail seats, which can be flipped up or even locked in place to create a standing area.

Celtic were the first club in Scotland to install a safe standing section in 2016 with the aim of improving the matchday atmosphere and we hope to achieve the same at our stadium.

Director Cathy Jamieson said: “We have been looking at the option to install safe standing areas for the past few months and after much research, we are delighted to announce that we have agreed on an installation schedule and will be able to offer this very soon. 

“Our supporters have been paramount to the process and as the first provincial Club in Scotland that will be able to offer this to fans, we really look forward to seeing the project to completion.

“Funded by Trust in Killie, a supporter lead organisation, we expect demand for this new area in the East Stand to be high and look forward to improving the matchday experience for our fans in the grounds where comradery will further enhance the matchday atmosphere.

“I would like to thank existing Season Ticket holders in this area, some of which have held their seats for a number of years, as they have very kindly agreed to move from the areas affected. 

“We have been working hard to ensure they are satisfied with the service they received from our team to make sure they got the best alternative arrangements. Supporters in this area and Trust in Killie members will get first refusal in the new safe standing areas, but we are sure that there will be enough to appeal supporter demands.”
 

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Kilmarnock are set to become the first British club to install a safe-standing section for under-16s and, in another UK first, the new rail seats will be entirely funded by their fans.

The seats, which can be flipped up and locked in place to create room to stand behind a waist-high safety rail, will be fitted at Rugby Park in mid-September.

Paid for by the supporters’ trust, there will be 158 rail seats for adults in the East Stand and 166 for youngsters in the Family Stand, making Killie the second Scottish team after Celtic to create a Bundesliga-style safe-standing area.

Speaking to Press Association Sport, Killie Trust chair Jim Thomson explained that the decision to install rail seats is part of a wider push to get more youngsters to attend games and improve the atmosphere on match days.

The rail seats will cost about £40,000 but the trust has also managed to raise enough money to build wheelchair platforms to give disabled fans a much better viewing experience at Rugby Park.

Set up in 2003, this is the trust’s second major investment in the club after raising £100,000 to buy shares to put a supporter-elected representative on the board last year.

With former Labour MP Cathy Jamieson in place, Thomson said the trust’s next priority was to build on the excitement of last season’s campaign, which saw the East Ayrshire side pip Aberdeen to third place in the Scottish Premiership and fill Rugby Park more regularly.

Steve Clarke enjoyed two fine seasons at Kilmarnock, the club he supported as a boy before he took the Scotland job. (Ian Rutherford/PA)

“We had more than 12,000 fans in for the last game of the season against Rangers and the atmosphere was incredible but our average gate is more like 8,000 – better than it was not long ago but still too many empty seats,” said Thomson.

“So we’re trying to develop the Family Stand, which we used to give over to Old Firm fans but have now reclaimed.

“We think putting rail seats in there so the older kids can stand with their mates, but still in sight of their parents, will be a really social thing for them. It will also hopefully encourage them to keep coming as they get older.”

Kilmarnock’s reward for finishing third – their best finish since 1966 – is a place in next season’s Europa League.

First, they must replace Scotland’s manager of the year Steve Clarke, who took the national team job a day after the season ended.

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3 minutes ago, Blaze said:

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^^^ what’s your point 

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In what has been a proud week for everyone at Kilmarnock FC, we wanted to update you on a range of matters as we look forward with anticipation to the 2019/20 season.

It was thrilling to see Eamonn Brophy and Greg Taylor make their Scotland debuts over the past seven days and it’s a real honour to see such strong Kilmarnock FC representation with the national team. Huge congratulations are due to Stephen O’Donnell for his performances in both matches, Stuart Findlay for forming part of a talented squad as well as to assistant manager Alex Dyer, Billy Thomson and of course Steve Clarke.

While it seems like no time at all since that wonderful final day of 2018/19, we’re looking forward to the players returning for fitness tests and training next week. 

This year, we have the added excitement of a European trip for the first time in 18 years and club representatives will head to Switzerland to discover our first round opponents on Tuesday (June 18) at 2.30pm with the second round draw on Wednesday, June 19 at 1pm.

It’s been a hugely busy time off the pitch as we gear up for the new campaign. You will have seen our announcement, in partnership with The Killie Trust, over the installation of safe standing areas in the East Stand and Moffat Family Stand and timescales will be forthcoming as the process moves forward. Work remains ongoing to refurbish and refresh The Park Suite and The Sports Bar and we look forward to showing you more in the near future.

As a board, we’re heartened by the strong uptake in season tickets during the Early Bird period. Over 3,300 of you have already pledged to be Killie Forever but we don’t want to stop there so please encourage existing season ticket holders, lapsed fans or those who may or may not have caught the Killie bug yet to come along and join us for our next thrilling chapter.

The more people coming through the Rugby Park gates means more vocal support for the team but also gives the management team more money to strengthen the playing squad and helps us build the club.

We’d like to thank supporters for their patience during the search for our new manager and we can assure you that the process is progressing smoothly. We’ve been extremely impressed by the calibre of the candidates we have spoken to and we hope to be in a position to update you further early next week.

Thank you once again for your support. 

Billy Bowie, Cathy Jamieson and Phyllis McLeish. 

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