Saturday, 31 October 2015

John Armer - Winner

We tried out SoccerAM's droplifting to promote today's match with Motherwell and it didn't take long for Killie fans to catch on. We Tweeted a few clues as to where we left Greg Kiltie's signed boots and lay in wait at the Coffee Press to see who would turn up...

We have to admit it was a bit of a laugh seeing guys looking in dress shop windows, but it was Killie fan John Armer who proved brave enough to actually go inside and claim the prize. Congratulations John and we hope you enjoy the match...those boots will be worth a few quid one day!

A huge thanks goes to Greg Kiltie for the signed boots, the football club for the match tickets and of course to Tracy Murray and the girls at Cove Boutique for making this possible today.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Droplifting - Win Signed Kiltie Boots & Match Tix

Shamelessly stolen from +Soccer AM , who shamlessly stole it from Charlatans front man @Tim_Burgess... @killiefc and @OfficialKillie will be droplifting this Saturday morning, and it could be near you. The concept is quite simple, we walk into a shop and instead of lifting something, we drop it off instead. Then you have to go and find it.

 In this case you will be looking for a pair of match worn signed boots belonging to Killie and Scotland wonderkid Greg Kiltie and a pair of tickets to Saturday's match against Motherwell later that afternoon. So what do you have to do? Just keep an eye on our Twitter account on Saturday morning and we will send out a clue every half hour until someone literally walks away with the prize.

#WeAreKillie #TrustInKillie

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Season Diary - Week 13

Scoring seems to be becoming a habit for ‘Goals Magennis’ and let us hope that it is a hard one to break. Never saw that coming! It has been quite a turnaround from Gary Locke’s team, so they should get as much credit now as they took flack when results were not forthcoming.

The difference between Saturday’s performance and our season opener is quite remarkable, and it was only when we made some substitutions that Dundee even looked capable of getting into the game…but we held on for all three points.

This Friday check the website’s Twitter feed for a chance to win Greg Kiltie’s signed boots and a pair of match tickets as we try our hand at drop-lifting!

On a sadder note, condolences go to the family of Matt Watson who passed away this week, full back Matt was the player of the year in our championship winning season and a top bloke by all accounts, the club will arrange a tribute for Saturday.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

...and Smith Must Score

Well this time Smith did score and by gosh so did big Josh again! The big man is going through a real purple patch and if this continues we are going to have to start referring to him as Goal Magennis. What a turnaround from when the Dee slaughtered us at the Theatre of Pies in that dreadful season opener.

Supporters' Association Chairman James Morrison is our match reporter this week, and despite the lack of leg room (East Stand regulars will be used to it) and crap view of the match...he seemed to enjoy the day, although the result could have a lot to do with that. All the usual pages have been updated, just click the links below...

Match Report - Fixtures - Hotshots - League Table - MotM Vote

Saturday, 24 October 2015

KFCSA Roadshow

The KFCSA are delighted to announce and invite you all to the inaugural KFCSA Roadshow event!

We will be holding a pub quiz in the Kadikoi Bar in Kilmarnock on Monday 2nd November!

We will be joined by some members of the Killie first team, including club captain Mark Connolly, Darryl Westlake & Kevin McHattie!.. (Other first team attendees to be announced early next week).

We invite you to join us from 7pm for a 7:30 start to the quiz, which will include a special Killie section and there will be a first prize for the winning team!

Please feel free to comment below if you are coming along and we look forward to seeing many of you on the night!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

There Can Be Only One

Killie jumped a place up the league table to ninth position at the weekend with a win over Highlander's Inverness CT. The first forty minutes were nothing to write home about but Kiltie's clinical finish from a great team build up for the opener was a sign of better things to come.

You can read our exclusive fans match report by Alan Walker and see the best match pictures online by Sandy Ferguson on The League Table, Fixtures and Hotshots pages have also been updated.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Season Diary - Week 12

One of the tabloids tried to stir up the Celtic fans last week with an ill-informed negative story about our ticket price reductions and I have to admit I was surprised they fell for the anti-fan rhetoric. Killie charge them less than their own club and less than most others in the league and are trying to do something positive, but of course if the facts don’t fit the agenda then they get ignored.

Even though cash turnstiles were reintroduced as well it would appear that there is far more than prices keeping Killie fans away and the four (yes, FOUR) fans in hospitality must have thought they were in the wrong venue. We did have to endure a forty-minute snoozefest but when we got going we really turned it on.

Our first goal was a real team effort with hot prospect Kiltie finishing clinically, the whole second half was good to watch and big Josh found the net yet again. Smith in for Hammy, Rory in as captain, is this some tactical nous we are seeing at last?

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Season Diary - Week 11

It seems a bit strange that in international week the Killie flag was being flown (and well by all accounts) by Josh Magennis who has been a real ‘Marmite’ player for the Killie support.

The big man cannot exactly be described as prolific and has struggled at times, especially with some of the poor service he has received, but in the last few weeks he has started to find the net on a more regular basis and the TV pundits and Northern Ireland fans have been waxing lyrical about him over the last few days.

So what has changed recently? Could it be the reintroduction of the league all-time top goal scorer to the squad? Boydie has not had much of a chance to shine either but if his contribution has been to help do a “Sammon” with Josh then it has been a worthwhile move for all concerned.

More good news breaking on the club capping ticket prices at £20 for the remainder of the season…leading by example, that should also be the Killie way, check the official website and for more details.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Season Diary - Week 10

Tynecastle has been a happy hunting ground for us recently, well with the odd exception, and on top of that it is one of the best grounds in the league to visit in terms of atmosphere; so despite them dumping us out of the league cup a week or so again, it was still a trip that lots of Killie fans were happy to make. The sun was out, the natives were friendly and all was going well for about 20 minutes, then we started to struggle a bit. Then forty minutes in recent signing Conrad (our first?) Balatoni conceded a penalty, which they duly dispatched, and suddenly things were not looking so rosy.

Kiltie (yes, the free to talk to anyone wonder kid) had the only real effort of note and the game was calling out for the introduction of McKenzie. Rory and Boomer were introduced later on in the match but it was the bold Conrad who cracked home the equaliser with ten minutes to go, and I think we just about deserved the point. Sadly if you weren’t there you are going to have to take my word for it, the TV highlights on BBC lasted 58 seconds, we had Scottish teams in Europe slightly longer than that!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Capital Comeback

New boy Conrad Balatoni was in the thick of the action as he conceded a penalty and then grabbed an equaliser as we held Hearts to a draw and collected a point in Edinburgh. You can read Grant Moore's match report and see Ross McKenzie's photographs in our Fixtures section, and of course we have also updated the League Table and the Hotshots page.

KFCSA Interview Scott Mclean

KFCSA's David Sneddon say down for a chat with Kilmarnock youth prospect Scott Mclean last week. You can see the full interview below.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Tommy - Unsung Hero

It is hard to believe that it is a couple of years since Young Kilmarnock won a " WestFM Cream of Ayrshire Award" and we are delighted that another of Kilmarnock's favourite sons, our own Tommy Adams, has literally followed in the footsteps of Susan and Bobby Russell and picked one up this year. The Killie Trust director, KFC employee, People's DJ (need we go on?) was nominated for the "Unsung Hero" award and emerged as the winner he is and now has a shiny new trophy to prove it!

We caught up with Tommy yesterday to congratulate him on his win and it was clear that he was still pretty taken aback by the sheer volume of support he received. We were going to do a wee interview but, with Tommy's permission we have decided instead just to share what the man himself put out on social media to his friends and all those people who supported his nomination...

"Well, where do I start? What an amazing experience the past two weeks have been since I received a call from Carolyn McAllister at WestFM to say I had been nominated for the Unsung Hero award. You could have knocked me down with a feather, seriously I couldn't believe it and then to make the final three - wow that was amazing! Then last night to go up on the stage when I was announced as the winner, believe me that was up there as the proudest moment of my life and I was thinking about my wee mum, she would have been so happy, as would my Dad and both would have been really proud of me receiving this award.

Everyone there last night was a winner in my eyes, all these people who do amazing things for others each and every day of their lives and I am truly honoured to have been amongst them. I am very humbled that so many people took the time to vote and support me. I want to thank every single one of you - the Kilmarnock FC fans, The Ayr Utd fans, people from all walks of life and supporters of various different clubs. We all have our own teams and when people come together like this it shows you what a wonderful game it is and I am so lucky to be involved in it with so many wonderful people to call friends.

I'd also like to thank the people of Ayr for allowing me to be your DJ! I always wanted to be a DJ when I was a kid listening to the radio and with all your support, over more years than I care to remember, I made it as "The People's DJ". This award may have been presented to me last night, but it is for every single one of you for all the support and the amazing life you have given me in football, as a DJ and as a friend. I must not forget to thank everyone at WestFM and West Sound for the amazing work they put in to these awards and for making so many people feel so very special, you are a credit to Ayrshire.

My sincerest thanks also goes to Kilmarnock FC Director John Kiltie for the faith he has shown in me over the past months - it's a pleasure to be back and to work with you on a daily basis John! Cheers to Rory McKenzie and Chris Johnston for their support last night and of course especially to my Laraine for being there for me over the past two years. So many many people to thank - I really don't want to miss anyone out because if it wasn't for you all I wouldn't have been standing on that stage as the proudest guy in Ayrshire."

We bet you McCardle was glad that Tommy didn't thank all those people on the night! Killie fan John Gall of Brownings the Bakers fame was at the ceremony and had the presence of mind to video Tommy accepting his award - and we have included it here so that everyone can share in Tommy's moment of triumph. Again...well done Tommy from everyone at, the KFCSA, Young Kilmarnock and the Killie Trust. You are an inspiration to us all and quite deservedly "unsung" no longer.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Barça v Killie

Supporters' Association Chairman James Morrison recently paid a visit to Spain and dropped into Camp Nuo to see how the Catalan giants measured up to Ayrshire's finest. You can read the article HERE and if you would like to submit an article of your own for publication please feel free to get in touch.