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  1. winner winner chicken dinner
  2. most worrying thing about this thread is that 10 (currently) have said yes!!
  3. I would be happy to
  4. i dont have to present anything, the biggest shareholder in the club has just been quoted as saying we havent lost any money as a result for the decision, I'll trust the work of the man who has access to the actual facts and figures over a guy on the internet
  5. The biggest shareholder in the club is directly quoted in a news article: “My arithmetic was quite simple. If we cut the Old Firm visiting fans by 4,000 seats, then that’s 16,000 bums on seats down for the season [over four matches]. But if we could increase our walks-ups by 1,000 per game — we have 18 home games — then that more than makes up for it. And that’s what we’ve done. So far as I know we’ve not lost any money on making the decision.” i'll take his word over yours.
  6. hopefully this now puts paid to @fraz65 banging on about the club "losing" money by not giving home advantage to Celtic and Rangers
  7. Billy Bowie confident that Kilmarnock will ride out virus storm In a time of crisis for football clubs worldwide, Billy Bowie, the chairman of Kilmarnock, is insistent that his club will survive the coronavirus trauma and will remain “strong and stable” under his stewardship. Bowie’s private Ayrshire-based company, Billy Bowie Special Projects, deploys a fleet of 24 industrial cleaning trucks and employs 140 people, having just delivered further profit on £19 million worth of contracts this year. But the 53-year-old’s other great concern is Kilmarnock FC, into which he has injected nearly £1 million in soft loans, with the aim of consolidating the club’s status in Scotland’s top flight. “Kilmarnock FC has no overdraft or bank debt whatsoever,” says Bowie. “We are actually sitting with some money in the coffers at the moment and the players are all getting paid what they are due. “Cash flow is not a problem for us. If this [the health crisis] goes on for five or six months, then yes, it could be, but the club has two millionaire directors on its board and we are both here for the long haul. We care about this club.” Along with Bowie, fellow director, Phyllis McLeish, who earned a multi-million pound windfall through selling her company, QTS, can also help guarantee Kilmarnock’s safety and consolidation. The former Labour MP, Cathy Jamieson, makes up one of the most intriguing boardroom trios in the Scottish game. Kilmarnock’s top player salary is £2,000 a week, and Bowie insists he runs a tight ship. “I run Kilmarnock like a business, with a budget to stick to. I’ve got Phyllis on board, and I’ve got Cathy on behalf of the Killie Trust. Cathy helps to rally the fans, who have just put in £50,000 themselves. Between the three of us, we are brain-storming in terms of bringing in funds for the club. “My own loan to Kilmarnock at one point was £900,000 but that has been cut back to about £680,000 as things stand. Obviously, I’m not looking to have any of that paid back just now and, if I need to add to it, I will.” Bowie hopes that, when football is up and running again, Kilmarnock will sustain their recent attendance-increase of around 1,000 fans per game. It was this percentage rise which allowed Bowie and his board to cut the Old Firm visiting fans’ allocation at Rugby Park to just one stand. “We made absolutely the right decision to give only one stand to the Old Firm,” Bowie insists. “Cathy, myself and Phyllis looked at what was happening, and we listened to our fans, and we decided to go for it. We knew we had the fan-base out there and we said, ‘let’s give it a go.’ “My arithmetic was quite simple. If we cut the Old Firm visiting fans by 4,000 seats, then that’s 16,000 bums on seats down for the season [over four matches]. But if we could increase our walks-ups by 1,000 per game — we have 18 home games — then that more than makes up for it. And that’s what we’ve done. So far as I know we’ve not lost any money on making the decision.” Stability at Kilmarnock also comes via the manager’s office. The appointment of Angelo Alessio did not work but, in Alex Dyer, Bowie says he has a coach he deeply admires. “Alex understands what Kilmarnock FC is all about,” he says. “He totally gets it. That’s what I like about him. He knows we have a budget to stick to and that we need to have a good dressing room. He is also a total gentleman. With Angelo, it just wasn’t working. He was a nice guy, but something wasn’t right. It’s all I can say on that. “I don’t know when football will return — the end of April feels a bit optimistic to me — but this club will be OK.”
  8. we seem to have had hooped jerseys alot more often than i imagined
  9. dont have the last years account to hand but if i remember correctly our annual expenditure was nowhere near the £6,575,724 that the above monthly figure for us extrapolates out to
  10. It can seem completely reasonable to you all you want, it doesn’t change the fact that we have a better chance of winning games when playing the old firm if it doesn’t feel like we are the away team Add in the benefit that the killie fans attending feel safer and have a better experience and you’ll see why the killie trust asked the board to look at doing this and why the board agreed. At the On Board, In Person meeting on Thursday Cathy indicated the board feels justified in doing what they have done and gave no indication they were regretting it or considering changing their minds. The plans for the changes at the rear of the Moffat are an indication of that and will make giving the old firm both ends again extremely unlikely. Give it up, your flogging a dead horse.
  11. Stop making the same stupid comment again and again then.....
  12. only sensible thing to do was suspend the league. was a nonsense situation even thinking about letting the games go ahead this weekend.
  13. Baffling decision to drop Kiltie, we've needed creativity to break down defences for weeks and on the back of an excellent goal scoring showing against Aberdeen he gets dropped against Hamilton who we always struggle to breakdown and he dropped? Mental
  14. I know the club have been guilty in the past of making info like this tricky (but not impossible) to find. But the club website does have this on the front page: https://kilmarnockfc.co.uk/news/ticket-information-hamilton-a/

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