Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Liam's Mad Fer TIK!

We are delighted to unveil details of the next reward we have secured for our Standard and +Plus+ Package Trust in Killie subscribers.

On December 4th 2017, Liam Gallagher will be performing at the SSE Hydro, all Standard and +Plus+ Package subscribers who sign up by the end of September will be entered into a draw to win hospitality for two as guests of Trust in Killie.

The evening includes a three course meal for two in the SSE Hydro, drinks in the Capital FM Starsuite and tickets for this show, which is officially sold out.

The draw will be made once the November subscriptions have been collected.

In light of experiences with previously issued rewards, please note that all sign-ups are entering into a minimum 6 month contract.

Failure to make a minimum of 6 (six) payments without prior consent will result in action being taken to recover the shortfall. (Sadly a few people saw fit to sign up to TIK, were then able to secure tickets for the Ayr game through the Trust, and just cancelled their subscriptions after that match.)

Monday, 11 September 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 06

To say the natives are getting restless would be an understatement, the old internet is ringing out for Lee McCulloch’s head as the bad results continue.

This won’t be popular but I say that it is still too early to press the panic button.

Maybe after the Dundee and Ross County games I’ll reconsider!

One thing is certain though, there are a lot of so-called professionals who need a right good kick up the arse, and a lesson on what it means to play for the mighty Kilmarnock FC.

The current squad should have been at the Stars of ’97 lunch on Sunday and had the chance to speak to ex-players who would have run through brick walls for us.

You can bet if Monty had been on the piano it would have been Paper Roses all the way!

The club as a whole lacks leadership…it’s time to bring in Davie Mackinnon or someone of that ilk to help us steady the ship.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Boy Done Good

We don't normally cover players signing Pro-Youth contracts (maybe we should?) but in this case the lad is the son of one of our own so we are making an exception.

Callum Penman signs from Galston Youth Football Club, who also supplied us with Greg Kiltie, clearly an indication of the quality of coaching available in the Irvine Valley.

A real team player, Penman has been utilised all over the park for Galston, mostly as an attacking midfielder or forward, but Killie have taken his impressive goals and assist record into account and will probably play him up front.

His father Tony, a Killie die-hard, said: "What a week it's been. I've been bursting with the news but wanted to wait until he actually signed. He played as a trialist against St Mirren last weekend and made a really positive impact".

Paul MacDonald and his coaches must agree and are delighted to add Callum to the pro-youth roster at the club. One to watch out for we say!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 05

So, the transfer window has now officially slammed shut, although to be technical for us it is still slightly ajar because we are only in the market for freebies.

The midfield maestro we were all hoping for never materialised and surprisingly there were no exits, even loans, despite us having a rather large squad.

That is not to say that we did not strengthen the ‘team’ with Scott McClymont from STV joining the back-room staff as our new marketing and media guru.

If anyone needs good marketing and media right now it is us!

Scott has always been a good guy to deal with and I hope that he gets all the backing he needs to be successful in his new role which he starts on 11th September.

Belated congratulations as well to Allen Kyle on being appointed as our new Supporter Liaison Officer, his predecessor had a tough time of it but Allen is his own man and fortunately won’t have to contend with the same kind of nonsense.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 04

So close, but yet so far, I honestly don’t think we could buy a win at the moment!

All those home games in a row did us no favours and won’t make things easier for us later in the season.

One point out of a possible twelve in the league is dreadful form any way you look at it, but it is only one less point than we had last year so there is a long way to go yet.

I think the team after Boomer was substituted is the strongest looking I have seen to date, and with Dicker in there for Smith and Kiltie in the mix I still have some semblance of hope going forward.

I hate singling players out because we all make mistakes, but what was a player of Smith’s experience doing making that challenge?

It cost us the three points, not good enough, I don’t think in our situation this international break will be a good thing, extra training required!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 03

Well if nothing else we are consistent, that’s another loss under the belt and our woeful home record continues.

That said, it wasn’t as bad a defeat as many anticipated and other than the goals we lost at the end of either half, we looked pretty organised and going into the last few minutes could well have sneaked a draw.

O’Donnell certainly shaped up and probably had his best game for us so far, and Wilson (the new Fowler?) just gets on with it no matter where he is asked to play.

There is going to be a lot of expectation heaped on Dicker and Kiltie when they return, we should really try and start to put some points on the board before then, starting this Saturday against the Accies.

Support is crucial, the low turnout against the shell suits was disappointing, let’s rally this week and get the season kicked off properly.

Monday, 14 August 2017

2017-18 Dairy Week 02

I think we can officially say we’ve not had the best start to the season, and we face the strongest team in the league again next week, not one I am looking forward to.

The knives are out for the front line, the midfield, the defence, the management, hell even the pitch is getting it, such is the ire of the of our fans at recent results.

Sadly, I would have to agree with them all…being this bad is a collective effort…and we’re a shamble at times.

We need to find a formation and preferred starting line-up as consistency is key, but there are a few positions that Lee is struggling to fill and that is playing havoc with our game plan and rendering the good individuals we have ineffective as a unit.

In short, it’ll get worse before it gets better, it’s not pretty but we have to try and persevere.

I certainly don’t have all the answers; but I’d start with Erwin up front and Boyd used as an impact sub; Thomas and Jones on the wings with Wilson back as a defensive midfielder until Dicker is fit.

Frizzell will do better with Wilson in there beside or behind him which would leave McKenzie spare to support the front man.

Defence is a real nightmare but I think Taylor can hold his own in there with more support.

Greer has been a steadying influence but Broadfoot has had a nightmare so far so and is suspended so we need to look elsewhere for someone to partner Greer, Higgins?

O’Donnell needs to shape up or ship out, we can’t continue using players out of position to cover.

I’m happy with Jamie Mac or Bell.

We can’t keep changing the manager, being “inexperienced” never hindered Shiels, Williamson or indeed Waddell.

The pitch is too narrow and too dry, but we’re stuck with it for now.

Everyone’s an expert eh! Tell us your opinions on the Killie Kickback forums.