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No chance of getting a match against Chelsea!

"Chelsea are standing by their decision to ask for a grass pitch to be laid on top of the existing astroturf surface at the Gillette Stadium in Boston for the New England game despite the injury sustained by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is facing up to nine months out with a ruptured achilles.

The club’s medical staff have ruled out the playing surface as a cause of the injury despite the fact that drop-in pitches can be less stable, pointing out Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered a very similar injury at Stamford Bridge last month.

Chelsea are in the habit of installing temporary pitches on top of plastic whenever they play friendlies in the United States as they do not like playing on astroturf."

(The Times)

 

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Is anyone aware of any events around our 150th birthday celebrations coming up? We have had the dinner in January and so far that is about it.There has been some merchandise and obviously the new strip but not much else.The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden have a Killie exhibition coming up in August. There has been much talk of a glamour match and other events but nothing official? 

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I fear the glamour friendly might have disappeared with our Euro qualification.

Even midweek - less than ideal - dates will be scarce once the season starts.

The club has been a victim of its own success, really, but it could still have done a lot more on the merchandise front. Even for the 125th anniversary there was a wide range of stock including tartan and leather goods, crystal, whisky, a book and a video.

We're promised a book but no sign of much else.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Killie alan said:

This is the last year of the shop being run by Nike so hence not the same goods being sold. Let’s hope we can take back the shop and run it by the club.

Is there any reason we can't sell items direct from the club? Things like the whisky and items not normally stocked by Nike/Just Sport? They've already allowed half the year to pass with little to show.

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1 hour ago, skygod said:

Here’s the 125th brochure: 

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That's brilliant and puts the current offering to shame. Especially when one considers how easy it is these days to get specially produced stuff.

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The club should have come to an agreement to let the Trust sort out the Anniversary merchandise ... and split the profits.

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I see in the annual report and accounts published in January it states:

“The 2019/20 season marks a very memorable one for the club as we celebrate our 150th anniversary. As Scotland’s oldest professional football club, the club has planned numerous events for supporters to mark this momentous occasion.”

What happened, guys?

 

 

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There should have been a committee formed to organise everything.

This thread started in 2017. Everything should have been arranged well in advance. It's all very well to blame the CEO but it's the directors who are ultimately responsible.

 

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You can’t blame all this on the former CEO, there should have been a committee made up between the club, The KFCSA and the trust to plan the year out and to maximise the opportunities to celebrate a historic achievement instead the 150th has been an embarrassment. A real opportunity for the club to cash in and it’s gone.

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Just now, casual observer said:

The whole thing is a wasted opportunity - and an embarrassment to the club I hope. Another indictment of a woefully underachieving infrastructure in place at RP. 

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8 hours ago, skygod said:

There should have been a committee formed to organise everything.

This thread started in 2017. Everything should have been arranged well in advance. It's all very well to blame the CEO but it's the directors who are ultimately responsible.

 

Spot on, I said this numerous times, should have been a meeting in the Grand Hall 2 years ago! This is where ideas could have been offered up, listed and sub committees set up (with FANS involved in them) to address each idea........ Utterly disappointing that a huge opportunity has been missed......and it definitely has now been missed......poor show.

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2 minutes ago, Loudoun Killie said:

Spot on, I said this numerous times, should have been a meeting in the Grand Hall 2 years ago! This is where ideas could have been offered up, listed and sub committees set up (with FANS involved in them) to address each idea........ Utterly disappointing that a huge opportunity has been missed......and it definitely has now been missed......poor show.

head up - only another 50 till the 200th.

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It’s like all the thought, time and money went into designing a commemorative  badge which could be used on non-existent merchandise. 

The playing side did their bit with a 50 year + highest league finish. 

The board let the club down badly. 

It makes my blood boil! 

 

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So sad that the powers that be  played down the 150 to such an extent.  A Match against a rival from the past or a select with monies going to charity would have been great.  We really do not know how to be a big club. 

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Been a huge disappointment for me. Even the announcement of the 150th Whisky at 7pm on 23rd December was another lost opportunity for significant sales. I can just imagine when sevco are celebrating their imaginary 150th in 2022 that we will not see the end of it. They will be even more unbearable especially if they win something around that time.

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1 hour ago, skygod said:

It’s like all the thought, time and money went into designing a commemorative  badge which could be used on non-existent merchandise. 

And they had half of it for free off of me.

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5 hours ago, skygod said:

It’s like all the thought, time and money went into designing a commemorative  badge which could be used on non-existent merchandise. 

The playing side did their bit with a 50 year + highest league finish. 

The board let the club down badly. 

It makes my blood boil! 

 

It was really very poor when you consider the ideas given to the club by KFCSA, the meetings and the offer of help. However, the power at the time decided or rather didn't decide what should be done!!

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