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.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Capital Punishment

Hibs Dev 2-3 Kilmarnock

It was a top of the table clash in the SWFL division 1 with the visitors coming away from the capital with 3 points.
The game was played at a frantic pace, and the young hibee's took the lead in the opening five minutes. However Killie responded immediately through Colette Fleming in her first start for the club, following a smashing run and cutback from Munro down the right hand side.
Kirsty McLaughlin then put Killie into the lead, midway through the half slotting past the keeper off the back of a corner kick.
HT 1-2 Kilmarnock
A change of shape for hibs to start the second half, had Killie on the backfoot and under the cosh. A dubious penalty decision drew hibs level ,the striker blasting high past Hunter in the Killie goal.
2-2 and it was game on, edge of the seat stuff with both sides wanting the 3 points.
Kilmarnock got the winner 15 mins from time, and it was Fleming again, who calmly put the ball past an outstretched keeper to seal the win for the visitors.
A brilliant 3 points to consolidate Killies top spot. A huge well done to Stewart and the girls.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

TIK Sponsor Wilson

We are very pleased to announce another reward (in what will be a series of rewards) for Trust In Killie initiative subscribers, this one is only open to our +Plus+ Package members, but of course there will be more open to all.

We have have secured, through donation, the sponsorship of Iain Wilson's home shirt for season 2017/18...and we are giving you the benefits!

Everyone who subscribes to our +PLUS+ package before 31st August 2017, and is still a subscriber on 28th February 2018, will be entered into a draw to attend, with a guest, the end of season sponsor’s lunch as guests of our Trust In Killie initiative and will receive Iain's signed home shirt.

Keep an eye out for details of future rewards!

Monday, 7 August 2017

2017-18 Diary Week 01

JJ was the manager back in 2008 when we last won our opening fixture (3-0 Hamilton, thanks Dillinger), so we shouldn’t really be surprised that we came away with nothing this time around, even with another JJ in the mix.

For me it’s a formation problem, Lee has a vision of what he wants but with Power’s fitness below par and Dicker still injured we have no real support for Frizzell in there to play at his best.

We look infinitely better without the spare man in the middle and Erwin up front complementing Boyd.

Lee McCulloch has made too many good signings to single them out, and we kept hold of our best players from last year, so I’m confident that despite the sluggish start we will improve when the team has time to gel properly.

Well done to the “Trust In Killie” lads who played in the Legends match at the Open Day on Sunday past; Hooky’s Heroes beat Monty’s Marvels 4-2 and everyone seemed to enjoy the return of the popular fixture.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

ACS Cheque Presentation

Ayrshire Cancer Support benefited from the generosity of Kilmarnock FC supporters following the success of the fan's event at the Grand Hall recently to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Killie's 1997 Scottish Cup victory.

The dinner dance organised by the Kilmarnock FC Supporters Association, the Killie Trust and the junior supporters club, Young Kilmarnock, was attended by the vast majority of the 1997 playing squad and management team. It featured special video messages from Marie Osmond, rock giants Biffy Clyro and of course some cup winning heroes who were unable to attend, and was sold out well in advance.

Jim Thomson of the Killie Supporters Trust said "Although not a fundraising event, such was the success of the evening that we are delighted to be able divide the proceeds between Ayrshire Cancer Support and the three supporter's organisations. Our allocation will help boost the Trust In Killie initiative, which has been set up to purchase 100,000 shares in our Club to secure a fans voice on the KFC Board".

Club photographer Sandy Ferguson was on hand to snap representatives of the organisations with the obliatory comedy sized cheque. Featured are Jim Thomson (Chairman, Killie Trust), Iain Sherry (Supporters Association), Jackie Stanley, Anne Clark (Ayrshire Cancer Support) and Tracey Grant (Young Kilmarnock).