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  1. 69 points
    Hi all. I’m not long home from Dingwall and have had quite a bit time to think of my response to this thread. First of all, I apologise if my commentary was below par last night. I actually said to Scott McClymont and Chris Kyle after the match that I wasn’t happy with my performance, so for that, I apologise. Some of the comments, in my opinion lack a bit of tact, something which disappoints me as we are a classy club with classy supporters, however, myself and the commentary team are no different to the players when it comes to criticism or praise. I take it all on the chin and welcome both, please continue to do that. I’m not going to lie, some of these comments did hurt a bit, I’m used to it though in my line of work but when people perhaps don’t understand the level of prep I put in to a match coupled with it coming from fellow fans, it’s slightly harder to take on the chin. I’d hope though that you’d tell me to my face, should you get the opportunity or if indeed we ever meet. I’m in an unbelievably privileged position to be able to go to matches and all I try to do is describe the action as best as I can. I have to talk more than most tele commentators as we are providing an audio / radio service as well as pictures, for that, I make no apologies as I want all our subscribers and fans to have the best possible experience so I have to aim it more at those not able to get the pictures. I think some of the comments about Alan are a bit too much but again, you pay your money and you are more than entitled to your opinion, again, we welcome this. Our new away match co-commentator, John Boyd, wasn’t with us last night as his wife is due their first child this Saturday so there was no way we were letting him travel nor did he want to. Family comes first. John should be back with us for Rangers away shortly. Alan is there for the older generation of fan as I think he connects more with them whereas John connects more with those who have a more technical mind towards the game. My vision for our commentary is that we be biased towards Killie at all times but we have to say things as we see it. If we are playing poorly it’s our job to tell you this, if the opposition is playing superbly, we have to tell you this etc etc but always keep a Killie bias however, too much Killie bias just sounds cringeworthy in my opinion. We are looking down the road of ex-players alongside John and I at away matches but it’s very much an availability thing. Once we have identified players then we can have discussions with them. Any issues you have with pictures at away grounds are outwith our control we we effectively just “piggy back” on that for our stream as does every away team. One thing I personally promise you is that, we try our best to give you the best experience as possible and when you’re not happy, we and more so myself, hurt and are disappointed in that. Those who are close to me will tell you that I am my worst critic and I am hard on myself as I simply strive to be better each week at my job. I’m never one to shy away from comments and criticism, hence why I’ve decided, with Scott McClymont’s backing, to reply to these messages. I’m sorry again to those who feel I was sub-standard last night. I’ll take all the comments onboard and try my best to make it more enjoyable going forward. KTID Gav
  2. 60 points
    James Fowler has taken a bit of stick based on previous windows. Now he has settled in to his role and had time to assess etc we can now clearly see a plan for signings going forward. So far we have made some quality signings (on paper) and rumours of a few more good deals getting done. Assuming he gets a few others over the line the squad is looking very strong and one I would be confident has the ability to get us another top 6 finish. Starting to feel quietly confident about the season ahead. Hopefully the good news continues to come!
  3. 54 points
    Hi Pompey supporter here. This seems to be dragging on a bit with you signing our full back Brandon but I hope the transfer doesn't go through and he stays here. In fairness to him he deserves a move because he has not really been given a chance here and he is a really good young player. I think he has only stayed at the club this long because he is a Pompey boy and it was his dream to play for his home town club. You can have our manager Kenny Jackett though because it just doesn't make sense letting a good young player who has come up through the ranks go when clubs now more than ever need to be bringing their own players through. I am a bit of a Kilmarnock fan myself because like most kids at school we had teams we chose to support in other leagues and for some reason I chose Kilmarnock and now 60 years later I still look for their results. Also I had a friend in the navy from Kilmarnock and someone I worked with until very recently were also Killie fans. So I wish you all good luck for next season and I wish Brandon a happy and successful career at Kilmarnock.
  4. 44 points
    This is one of those things that is going to have a section of our support clutching their pearls, crying about 'tradition' 6-figure sponsorship, Rugby Park is still in the title, everyone will continue to call it that. For me, this is just an example of Bowie putting more into the club again, and he gets the publicity of his company being on anything official about the stadium IMO - this is a win win at best, who cares at worst
  5. 40 points
    Shop is extending opening hours until 4:01
  6. 35 points
    He's offset debt. Everyone will still call it RP. Good news for the club, biggest clubs in the world do it - I don't see why folk think we can just turn down money.
  7. 34 points
    Everyone will still just call it rugby park and it gives us a cash boost. Not a bad deal. Seen quite a negative reaction to it on social media but I’m a bit meh to it all.
  8. 34 points
    SC signed players from the likes of Fleetwood, Oldham and Queens Park. And I wouldn’t assume we are superior to Portsmouth. Gates of 18,000 in League One put ours in the shade and it’s a club with a rich history, including an FA Cup win ten years or so ago. You can legitimately state a case about the decline in the past year but there’s no call to diss Portsmouth.
  9. 33 points
    All these folk raging at todays announcement, what would you do? Do you want someone running the club like MJ did? Changing the stadium name is acceptable. Football is a business and if that's whats needed for further investment then why can't some so called "killie fans" accept it. Juat remember this...Billy Bowie and friends saved our club.
  10. 29 points
    Shiels, Locke, McCulloch, Clark, Clarke and Dyer all have one thing in common. They all rated McKenzie and they all had him in and around their starting 11. I really can't see why he gets so much criticism. He's seen countless midfielders come and go in his 10 years in the first team and he's always been kept by incoming managers.
  11. 28 points
    Grow a set and support the team. Never expect to lose to anyone. Immensely proud today with that performance. YNTTK
  12. 25 points
    Alex Dyer couldn't be clearer in the pre-Hibs presser, the whole message is about fairness. It's astounding some people just aren't getting it. Anyway, not to stoke a political argument. Nobody should be made to be uncomfortable at work, especially black members of staff of Kilmarnock FC and for that reason everyone should be backing our manager and his stance.
  13. 24 points
    KILLIE KITS REDBUBBLE STORE After the Killie Kit Cup twitter competition to find the club's greatest shirt, a load of people were asking about posters etc featuring my drawings. I'm delighted to be able to launch my KillieKits RedBubble store with the backing of the club. We’ll be selling officially licenced posters featuring all the kits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 2010s as well as stickers of nearly 100 of our shirts since 1869. KillieKits.co.uk
  14. 24 points
    Some of the critics on here and on twitter have no idea of the club’s finances. We have no credit facilities so are dependent on the directors to underwrite any debt. We owe BB and BBSP hundreds of thousands of quid, yet folk still think there's never been a better time to speculate on the squad than in the middle of a pandemic! The naming rights for RP is a way of exchanging some of the debt for advertising, and to throw in some cash as well. Twenty-eight (or whatever) years of unbroken top-flight football has led to a section of the support being complacent and unaware, or forgetful, of life below the top. We even have some eejits who wouldn’t mind being relegated so they could have the dubious pleasure of visiting different grounds! If they want to avoid reliance on BB and PM, support the Trust and TiK, and the Killie Care Fund lottery.
  15. 24 points
    Bobby Fleeting also got chased out the club by the bank. Bowie has puta hell of a lot more of his actual money into the club. Fleeting was good at spending other folks money and without him persuading them to do so we'd maybe be in a different place but Bowie took over a club about £13m in debt, on road to ruin. I'll forever be grateful for him giving us our club back. If that means rugby park gets a sponsor then it's a very small price to pay.
  16. 24 points
    Finished 2-1 apparently, JJ Hooper with second
  17. 23 points
    So sad to hear the comments about us older supporters. I can say that I have seen us win all three (five if your include the Ayrshire Cup and the Tennant Caledonian Trophy) major Trophies and Championships - have seen us beat Eintract Frankfurt , draw and take the lead in the Bernabeau - then the lows when we were bottom club in all senior divisions (after two matches). But I still come back - a home match for me for the last sixty years is 135 miles round trip. How true a supporter are you? Have a bit more respect. We are all Killie supporters. Remember - if you live long enough you too will get old! More respect
  18. 23 points
    I won’t comment but I’ll just comment with a wee cryptic message letting everyone know I’m against it. f**k off.
  19. 22 points
    Kilmarnock boss Alex Dyer feels players should take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign “for as long as it takes to get the message out there”. The Scottish Professional Football League announced on Tuesday that players will be given the chance to take a knee before kick-off when the new Scottish Premiership season gets under way this weekend. In partnership with PFA Scotland and Show Racism the Red Card, the SPFL said players will also wear special t-shirts on the opening day to promote Scotland’s anti-racism charity. When asked how long players should take a knee for, Dyer said: “As long as it takes to get the message out there. “It’s a choice as well by the way, I’m not saying everyone has to do it. “If they feel like they don’t want to take the knee then it’s no problem. A black person shouldn’t discriminate against somebody who doesn’t want to take the knee, it’s their life. “We like to see that people are responsive to it and if they take it on board, but if they don’t, fair enough. It’s not a major issue, everyone has a choice.” Dyer, whose side play at Hibernian in their opening game, signed a two-year deal in June to become Kilmarnock’s permanent manager. The former Blackpool, Oxford and Charlton defender had taken caretaker charge in December when Angelo Alessio was sacked. Seven new players have arrived at Rugby Park since Dyer led Killie to an eighth-placed finish last season, and another is expected to be announced soon. “I’m just about to bring a goalkeeper in any time now,” said Dyer, who has already signed former Aberdeen goalkeeper Danny Rogers. “Whether he’ll be ready for Saturday or not, we’ll have to wait and see, but there will be one in the building, definitely. “We also want to bring in (players) for another couple of positions, I don’t really want to say, but we’ll be bringing in one or two others.” This summer, 15 players who had been in Dyer’s first-team squad have either moved on or returned to their parent club. Dyer added: “My aim is to stay in this league. I know it’s a bit boring, but it’s the honest truth. “We’ve seen what happened to Hearts and no-one wants to be in that predicament.” https://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/alex-dyer-urges-players-to-take-the-knee-for-as-long-as-it-takes-1596120621000
  20. 22 points
    Hearts and Thistle have lost the arbitration case. Relegation stands.
  21. 22 points
    What about you go create a new topic or private message each other and reserve this thread for discussion of the topic for the potential signing of Brandon Haunstrup? Thank you.
  22. 22 points
    It was an observation. There are critical comments all over the forum, but people like you only jump in when it’s myself that makes one. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have followed the club for fifty four years, had a season for twenty seven years, be a member of the Trust and TIK if they never pleased me.
  23. 22 points
    The people slagging off the sponsors logo on our training gear are the same people who would slag the club's commercial department for not securing a sponsorship deal for our training gear. It's like a hamster wheel on here.
  24. 21 points
    Its been a long time coming and although desparately disappointed won't get to Easter Road (can't remember the last time I missed 1st league game of the season). Football is back tomorrow. Whoever we should or shouldn't have signed, the talking stops and the action begins. Just wanted to say all the best to Alex Dyer, the team and backroom staff before the game tomorrow. The fans will be right behind you in spirit even though we can't be there in person. With yesterday's news hopefully it won't be long before we are all back at Rugby Park, with big Gav saying the teams are in the tunnel. It will be some roar when we get the chance to welcome the team and to shout WE ARE KILLIE............once again.
  25. 21 points
    Now now, Craigie, don’t get personal...!
  26. 21 points
    What market do you seriously think Kilmarnock can afford to shop in? A player still wanted by Pompey where nearly all their fans would be disappointed to see him go seems to be a good quality of player to me.
  27. 21 points
  28. 20 points
    Peak Kickback - slating guys who have the club at heart and in the current climate, playing their part in our football experience
  29. 20 points
    I like that someone on twitter nicknamed it the Bernabowie.
  30. 20 points
    Can't believe the negativity. A guy who has put huge sums into the club whilst getting rid of a parasite has renamed the stadium (which everyone and their granny will still call Rugby Park) to offset some debt he is owed. Jesus Christ some of you really need to start living in the real world a while.
  31. 20 points
    No idea whatsoever why we started that boy after giving Rogers the pre season. He's absolutely sold the jerseys with a howler of a mistake. Now weve managed to piss off the keeper who got dropped, and shoot the confidence of the young boy who's been brought in. Shocker from Dyer.
  32. 20 points
    It is good to see that many local companies are stepping up to sponsor Killie at the moment as well as those Companies continuing sponsorship packages from last season etc ....positive signs
  33. 20 points
    At the risk of spoiling pages of 'moanfest' fun on this thread by the usual suspects, could I suggest that anyone wanting to purchase a season ticket 'offline' should contact Katrina or visit the Ticket Office at the stadium. Contact details are on the website and she's very keen to help. For ease, number is 01563 545311 or Katrinawatson@kilmarnockfc.co.uk AVAILABLE Weekdays - 10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm. *Tuesday 4/8 only: 1pm - 4pm (Katrina has a meeting that morning)
  34. 20 points
    Kilmarnock sign Torquay Utd centre back
  35. 20 points
    Not to further put the boot into your already heavily-riddied post, but it's "tenterhooks".
  36. 19 points
    I remember there was quite a long thread last season on the respective merits of Burke and Jones. Since the start of 19/20, Burke has played 29 league games and scored 8 goals. He's had 4 assists in the league, and 6 in one game in the Scottish Cup. As well as everything else he brings to the game, he's been involved in 18 goals. Jones has played 7 games in the league. No goals and no assists. One pathetic sending off that injured only himself. Burke is nearly 37, Jones will soon be 26. I reckon Burkey's future looks brighter. There was no contest then, even more so now. Burke is one of the top five performers in all of Scottish football over the past two seasons, and definitely number 1 for 20/21. Open contract negotiations now, and get him on the coaching staff. He's the role model to beat all role models.
  37. 19 points
    To be honest, I think it shows a lack of class posting this when we know Gav reads the forums. You're entitled to your opinion on a service you're paying for, but would you say any of this to their faces? Obviously not. For what it's worth, I like Gav's enthusiasm and find it's perfectly in keeping with what I'd expect from club-run tv. I see why some struggle with Alan's commentary but tbh I don't really tune in to the games for whats being said - more to watch what's going on
  38. 19 points
    I know it is your opinion and you are entitled to it, but for me you are way off the mark. Billy Bowie has done way more good than bad during his tenure, shows no sign of stopping his support for the club and I'd hate to think that he thought was the view of most Kilmarnock fans. Without him, I think we would be gone as a topflight club.
  39. 19 points
    This is the worst post I think I’ve read on this forum. Utter drivel hahahaha
  40. 18 points
    Surely he must have convinced the doubters he can play at this level now?
  41. 18 points
    Never gets old for me. Particularly this season, whether green or blue I love to think of all the angst the the killie boys can inflict on them. Our joy mirrored by their pain. Have a bad night Celtic.
  42. 18 points
  43. 18 points
    Can I just say what a player another game another goal 2 from 2 if this is his year to hang up his boots we need to keep hold of him what a legend
  44. 18 points
    I'd imagine it's for sale at the right price. My view is that this year the club has serious funding gaps and this allows him to plug some of it and getting some exposure out of it for his business. I think some folk think we're awash with cash, we were treading water on a tight breakeven before this pandemic, we are massively reliant on BB for any financial injections in a time like this and fair f**ks to him I say.
  45. 18 points
    Think we can all agree, Nabby is a bit of a prick.
  46. 18 points
    This acceptance of poor service is the reason we continually fail on the retail side, happy clappers with no interest in getting better. I've bought my season ticket, but I'm not in blind faith buying a training top hanging off the back of someone's kitchen table that looks like it was presented by a primary school project. We should be much better at this and we'll have missed out on £
  47. 18 points
    he had a good few chances and simply wasn't as effective as any of the other midfielders at the club. He chose to leave rather then wait any longer. Good luck to him, but having a go at current players in support of an ex player who clearly wasn't up to the level we needed is churlish in the extreme.
  48. 17 points
  49. 17 points
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