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    Disabled Badge Car Access

    You need to contact the disabled supporters club to see if there are any free spaces. There are a limited number of spaces They will be able to tell you if someone with a parking badge ( not the blue badge, but one issued by the club) isn't attending and you might be able to get their space for that game. If none available they will let you drop your dad off near the turnstiles and take your car back out to park elsewhere, a bit of a pain but better than nothing. I think the KFCDSA contact number is on the club website.
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    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Stefanus, my thoughts are with you at this sad time, I read your post with tears in my eyes. My dad, a life long Killie fan passed away last April. He was at Tynecastle in 65 and the Eintracht game and took me to my first game in the mid-seventies. Unfortunately that began my love affair with a club that apart from the odd season of relative success (one or two promotions and some good cup results), that was in a slow decline. It wasn't easy being a Killie fan, especially when going to school in Prestwick and being one of about 6 guys that weren't Old Firm or Ayr fan's (scary to remember that they were seen as a better club than us at the time). But going to the games with my dad was magical, we went home and away, no matter the weather or how bad we were. I remember long journeys home in the car dissecting everything that happened during the game, the excitement of seeing a new signing, only to more often than not realise he wasn't the next Frank Beattie or Tommy McLean (quite often more like Frank Spencer and Tommy Cooper!). We did that for well over 40 years. As a boy growing up following Killie and hearing my dad talk about the glory days I was always hoping to see us win something, the odd Ayrshire cup was nice but wasn't a "National Trophy" and slowly as time went on the expectation gradually faded and it became a bit of a joke between us that at least one of us had seen Killie win something. Then came Ibrox 1997, unlike me my dad wasn't an emotional man, but standing there at the end of the game watching him with tears in his eyes as " paper rose's" was belted out by 26,000 jubilant Killie fans is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life, he looked over at one point and just gave me a wee nod, it was his way of saying, this is why we spent all these years putting up with the misery!. My dad wasn't fit enough to get to the games for the last 5 or 6 years, but we still spent hours talking about the matches and in a sad way I think he was glad not to be there watching our slow decline again. I still miss him so much and after every game I still catch myself thinking about telling him about what happened during the game. He never got to see the turn around in our wonderful club, so from that point of view I'm glad you got to share that with your dad Stefanus. Although I'm pretty sure my dad Joe is busy having a word with someone up there saying " that boy MULUMBU is a smashing player, but he's no ERIC MURRAY!" Thanks Stefanus, reading your post and writing this reply just made me feel a lot closer to my dad again. Cheers
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    Disabled facilities at Rugby Park

    I am a member of the disabled supporters assoc. The people who run it are very dedicated and work with the club to try to do their best for disabled fans, ours and visiting fans. There is a pretty big waiting list (or there was the last time I asked). So the guy who took his dad was just being told the truth. There are a limited number of spots for home fans and unless season ticket holders let them know they won't be attending a game to free up a space they may well struggle to get to some games. I am fortunate to have a wheelchair space next to the home dugout, great view but if it rains I get soaked. The spaces in the other stands have better cover, but the view is rubbish. I think the club were at one point looking at the option of a lift at the side of the Frank Beattie stand up to that middle section, but I've not heard anything lately so the finances/practicality of it might not add up. The facilities for disabled fans aren't perfect, but given the finances of the club over the last 10-15 years I think they look after our disabled fans pretty well. As for the away fans being separated from the other fans, the club can't move the disabled spaces, so unless the able bodied supporters are happy to be moved down to that corner they will be separated. It has happened to me at plenty of other grounds over the years.
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    How our summer signings have fared

    Surprised Thomas gets a 6, I think Burke has contributed more and gets the same mark, and I would also give Brophy an 8, not just for his own performances but for the effect having him in the team has had on Kris Boyd ( although that credit is also due to Sir Steve!). The other thing about those two is Thomas came into the team looking like he was going to have a huge impact on the team and has faded alarmingly. Whereas Brophy struggled to get into the team, but since SC has arrived he has obviously been listening and working hard to get his chance and has seized it with both hands.
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    Where are all of the Killie fans based?

    Always thought we were more likely to have fans from S-Club 7, but we will take them from any pop band, we're not bigoted!
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    Where are all of the Killie fans based?

    Grew up in Symington. Live in Prestwick.
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    Jordan Jones

    I like JJ, but as others have said, too often no end product. IMO Kiltie if we can keep him fit is a much better all round player and a better prospect.
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    Sevco Home Dec 23rd

    If calling Killie fans "KFC Sh***bags" is us pulling together I'd hate to see us when we're not.
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    Sevco Home Dec 23rd

    Nice to see a bit of respect for Killie supporters who spend money on a Season ticket to support the club both financially and at home games! My wife has a season ticket and refuses to go to any home game involving the twisted sisters. She hates the atmosphere at these games, not only having to sit through the bile coming from the away fans, but it brings out the worst in our fans too. I still go to the games but can totally understand why fans choose not to go to these games, especially if they take their kids with them.
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    Monty on TB

    One Killie Legends memories of another Killie Legend, and both true gentlemen too! I followed the club all through the dark days before TB's arrival and I think it's hard for younger fans to understand the impact he had on not just the team but the club as well. Bobby Fleeting in that one signing gave us as a club something we had lost - HOPE!. The fans could actually believe that the club was looking to progress and we also gained some credibility with the rest of Scottish football. It feels like something similar is happening now (time will tell). The signing of Steve Clarke is a bold and positive step by Billy Bowie and the reaction from outside Rugby Park has given us back some credibility. it's years since I have felt a hopeful about the club's future and I hope this manager, unlike Tommy gets the chance to finish what he has started!
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    Josh Umerah from Charlton

    Sorry about the multiple posts, it kept coming up that there was an error in submitting it, so I kept resubmitting it only to find when I gave up and went back to the main page that it had posted it every time!
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    Josh Umerah from Charlton

    Just been quoted on Sky deadline day that he is signing on loan until the end of the Season. Exciting young striker apparently! Just seen a couple of his goals on youtube, looks like he might be capable of a few "Souli" like shots!
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    Team v. County

    McDonald Hendrie. Addison. Ajer. Smith. Dicker. McKenzie. Frizzell. Longstaff. Taylor. Boyd. I think Woodman might well play (and play well), but as others have said JMc is our keeper and deserves his place. I thought Osborne did quite well last week until he tired late on it was a toss up between him and Addison. Smith at left back to free up Taylor to play in midfield. I think our best performances this season have been when we have pressed the opposition high up the park - Rangers & Hearts games spring to mind - so I have Dicker sitting protecting the back four and players who give us pace and energy in midfield. I know Longstaff didn't stand out last week, but I think with more support in midfield he will provide a bit of craft and goal threat (after last week I hope he is more aware of the pace of the game up here). Put Boyd up front just because at least he has scored a goal this season and Tyson seems to have had more impact coming on as a sub rather than starting, he was totally anonymous last week.
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    Eric Murray - No minutes Silence

    As I said in my original post I don't know for sure I am only passing on what I was told and it's not someone involved with the club(although he has had accurate info about other things that have happened at RP). What I would say to Caldow who thinks it's a convenient untruth - why on earth did the club not have a minutes silence if that's not the case, they were obviously aware of Eric's passing and were wearing black armbands. When was the last time we didn't have a minutes silence for a former player of his stature?
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    Eric Murray - No minutes Silence

    I was surprised that although Killie wore black armbands there was no minutes Silence for the fans to show their respect to him at the recent Celtic game. I was speaking to a friend who told me that both clubs have to agree to the minutes Silence , but that Celtic had opted not to agree to it. Apparently they were concerned that " the best fans in the world" couldn't be trusted to observe the silence. I don't know if this is true or not but if it is, then it's really sad that we didn't get to show our respects to a Killie legend and a true gentleman because of the behaviour of some of these idiots.

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