Monday, 12 March 2018

2017-18 Dairy Week 32

Another two games, another six points, another midweek game this week that I’m not saying a dicky bird about…seems to have worked so far.

It’s a strange sensation going to games now and actually expecting a good result every time no matter the opposition.

The players now have belief installed in them by Clarke and Dyer and the fans are only too willing to get caught up in the positivity.

Jordan Jones was virtually unplayable at times in the St Johnstone match and was involved in almost everything, yet we managed a comfortable win on Saturday without him.

It seems like every player brought in is fighting for each other and fighting to stay in the team.

We totally cruised it against County but had a stark warning of what can happen if we slacken off thinking the job is done.

I am more than sure that Steve Clark had a few words to say in private about that; in public though, as ever, he backed his players because as he always says…together we are stronger.

Friday, 9 March 2018

The ladies weekend preview

Here’s what you can expect for Kilmarnock Ladies this weekend:

After a successful first game together on Tuesday, the u11s will face Cumnock tomorrow at 10am.

The u13 Whites have an Ayrshire Derby against Ayr United at the Grange with a 9:30am kick off

The Blues will have an early start as they travel to face Queen of the South. The game will kick off at 11am at the David Keswick Athletic Centre.

Our u15s kick off their league campaign at home to Celtic tomorrow afternoon. The game will be played at St Joseph’s with a 12:45 kick off.

The seniors are also back in league action as they welcome Aberdeen on Sunday. Kick off is 4pm at Rugby Park.

Why not go along and support the girls? Let us know if you’re making it along to a game.

Good luck to all teams. #WeAreKillie

Monday, 5 March 2018

2017-18 Diary Week 31

I am going to stop mentioning midweek matches and deadlines, because we seem to have one every week recently!

The Wolf pounced early doors at Tynecastle to the delight of a large travelling contingent.

The match was a bit huff and puff and we could have lost it in the end was it not for some heroics and a penalty save by Jamie Mac.

You know what I think about any point away from home...sorted.

Come Saturday yet another massive regiment of Steve Clarke’s blue and white army traversed the frozen northern wastelands seeking Scottish Cup glory.

We suffered an early set back against the Dons but J2 was sent crashing in the box in the second half and BOOM, Boydie rattled in his 124th for the mighty from the spot.

There is a lot of talk about getting bums on seats for the replay a week on Tuesday, but first things first.

Let’s fill Rugby Park on Saturday, our away support is phenomenal, the team deserve the same at home.

Monday, 26 February 2018

2017-18 Diary Week 30

Another midweek game so I am going to try avoiding making a prediction again and hope we get the same result as the last time!

There are slow starts and there are what we endured in the first ten minutes on Saturday against Hibs.

I stopped for a coffee before going to my seat and got to the top of the stairs and saw the ball hitting the back of the net.

When the second one went in, it seemed like Hibs were exploiting any slight deficiency in our game, but they didn’t account for our new ‘never give up’ attitude.

Ironically at the end most Killie fans, including the gaffer, walked away from the match a bit disappointed we never took all three points.

The statistics from the second half bear that out, with only a couple of outstanding saves keeping us at bay.

It was an exciting match for the telly, hopefully that will entice more punters back to see the mighty in action live.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Weekend preview

This weekend, the u13 Whites are the only one of our youth teams in action as they welcome Wishaw Girls to the Grange on Saturday morning. The youngsters are really starting to gel together now and will be hoping to turn in another good performance.

It’s League Cup weekend for both our u23s and the Seniors.

The 23s travel to face Airdrie hoping to build on last weekends victory against Queen of the South. However, Airdrie will provide tough opposition and this could be a cracker.

SWPL Champions Glasgow City are this weekends opponents for the senior team. They have had a good start to the league campaign, turning in two good performances but this game will certainly be a huge test for the girls as they travel to face an experienced and impressive City team.

Good luck to all teams. #WeAreKillie

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Happy Trailer

The football club have kindly donated the use of their advertising trailer to us to give the Trust In Killie initiative a boost.

A huge shout out also to See Saw Creative and Centurion Signs UK who put this together for us "because we're Killie" in no time at all.

We should get a good few months out of it and then we will transfer it back to the club for next term’s season ticket campaign, and then we can swap over again.

Meanwhile we have to try and make the best of the time we have the trailer for, so we are looking to our membership for someone who would be able to take control of the project and get it out and about.

This would involve being old enough to have a driving license with the correct category, for this you would have to have passed your test before 1st January 1997.

You would have to hook it up and take it back and find suitable places to leave it for several hours, and get permission from the relevant land owners - or organise some volunteers that are equally qualified to help you with it!

There will of course be a lot to sort out in terms of vehicles with tow bars, petrol costs, insurance etc. but those are things that we can sort out prior to going on the move, no one will end up out of pocket of course.

If you are interested in helping out, even as one of said volunteers, then please contact and we will get back in touch with you.

And if you see our person out there…give them a wave!

Monday, 19 February 2018

2017-18 Diary Week 29

No jinx then and we hit the seven wins at home by beating Dundee, not the easy way, but it was a real spectacle for the fans…the referee could have done with some as well.

It’s all about the fighting spirit these days and that showed again at the weekend.

We struggled to make a breakthrough against a dogged Motherwell side, but we never really looked in any danger.

JJ wasn’t having any luck at all but his triple ‘meg had the fans delighted and showed what he is capable of, you can expect to see that going viral.

Likewise, Stephen O’Donnell, they were coming down his side all game and trying to wear him down, then up he pops with his second goal in a week.

He’ll be getting a call up from the new Scotland manager (god bless you Alex McLeish) before we know it.

We are a veritable juggernaut these days, it’s great to be giving other teams the fear.