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Set to install safe standing at Rugby Park, paid for by the fans too.

 

Oh how I'd love to have it at Tynie.

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milky_26

it is only for u16s

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Bauld
1 minute ago, milky_26 said:

it is only for u16s

 

What could go wrong....

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Mikey1874

We have safe standing in lower N

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Barack

Safe standing? There's a gap of about two people between each Killie fan as it is, despite their recent upturn in fortunes & supporter numbers.

 

Rangers & Celtic fans safe standing do they mean...as they are on their feet for 90 minutes anyway.

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wavydavy
6 minutes ago, Smithee said:

 

No it isn't, they're doing 158 adult spaces in the East stand and 166 for under 16s in the Family Stand.

 

So very sorry if I upset you. I made the mistake of reading and believing the BBC headline to their story without reading the full article.

 

I am away to write 100 lines and go to bed without any tea.

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Smithee
Just now, wavydavy said:

 

So very sorry if I upset you. I made the mistake of reading and believing the BBC headline to their story without reading the full article.

 

I am away to write 100 lines and go to bed without any tea.

 

Think you're projecting there mate, I'm not upset in the slightest.

The BBC headline doesn't say anything about them only doing spaces for U16s by the way, simply that they've created a safe standing area for U16s.

 

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joondalupjambo

Well done Killie.

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TheStig

A step in the right direction, hopefully more clubs follow.

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Rudy T

Without Clarke there will be plenty room the safely stand at Rugby Park! 

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Olly Lee's left boot

Killie can go and do one. 

 

Beginning to annoy me. 

 

Shite plastic pitch-they should be made to get grass before indulging themselves in gimmicks like this. 

 

The only good thing is that with Clarke gone they'll slide down the table faster than a Terry Butcher hibs side. 

 

The fawning over them by the media and some on here has made me dislike them more than I should tbh. 

 

Ann saves our club, builds us a new stand and we stay at Tynecastle, she gets abuse. 

Killie fire in a section for standing and folk are stroking themselves into a frenzy over it. 

 

Hope we get Shankland and he batters in a hatrick against them, see how the ****ers like standing then.

 

Kilmarnocks a shite hole as well. 

 

 

 

 

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Phil Dunphy

It was going to be installed at Tynecastle too.

 

I can only assume that this was shelved after recent bother in G.

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Governor Tarkin
4 hours ago, wavydavy said:

 

So very sorry if I upset you. I made the mistake of reading and believing the BBC headline to their story without reading the full article.

 

I am away to write 100 lines and go to bed without any tea.

 

Painters in bud, U?

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Locky
31 minutes ago, Olly Lee's left boot said:

Killie can go and do one. 

 

Beginning to annoy me. 

 

Shite plastic pitch-they should be made to get grass before indulging themselves in gimmicks like this. 

 

The only good thing is that with Clarke gone they'll slide down the table faster than a Terry Butcher hibs side. 

 

The fawning over them by the media and some on here has made me dislike them more than I should tbh. 

 

Ann saves our club, builds us a new stand and we stay at Tynecastle, she gets abuse. 

Killie fire in a section for standing and folk are stroking themselves into a frenzy over it. 

 

Hope we get Shankland and he batters in a hatrick against them, see how the ****ers like standing then.

 

Kilmarnocks a shite hole as well. 

 

 

 

 

Think they've just ripped up the plastic pitch with a view to putting turf back down again.

 

Don't mind Killie at all tbh. My only grievance with them at all is I've always seen them a bit of a bogey club of ours.

 

Relatively inoffensive club in my eyes, and it was refreshing to see a team upset the apple cart up the top that wasn't the arse cheeks, Aberdeen or Hibs.

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wavydavy
5 hours ago, Smithee said:

 

Think you're projecting there mate, I'm not upset in the slightest.

The BBC headline doesn't say anything about them only doing spaces for U16s by the way, simply that they've created a safe standing area for U16s.

 

 

This is the Headline I read.

 

Kilmarnock U16s safe-standing section is British first.

 

The headline doesn't mention anything about other age groups which is what I said in my previous post, clutching at straws a bit there I fear.

 

24 minutes ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

Painters in bud, U?

 

No I prefer Peroni.

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Olly Lee's left boot
3 minutes ago, Locky said:

Think they've just ripped up the plastic pitch with a view to putting turf back down again.

 

Don't mind Killie at all tbh. My only grievance with them at all is I've always seen them a bit of a bogey club of ours.

 

Relatively inoffensive club in my eyes, and it was refreshing to see a team upset the apple cart up the top that wasn't the arse cheeks, Aberdeen or Hibs.

 

 

Think it's a new plastic pitch they are putting in, but I could be wrong.

 

Just started to annoy me now tbh, probably because so many on here keep banging on about them.

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stan
Just now, Olly Lee's left boot said:

 

 

Think it's a new plastic pitch they are putting in, but I could be wrong.

 

Just started to annoy me now tbh, probably because so many on here keep banging on about them.

You're right, it's a new plastic one they'll be doing. Their reasoning was that they couldn't afford separate training facilities so needed a pitch they can use every day.

 

I really don't mind them at all as a club and prefer them to have a bit success against old firm and Aberdeen. They deserved every bit of praise for their consistently good form the past two years.

 

Looking forward to us getting the better of them now that Clarke has moved on though!

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stan

Ps sorry for banging on about them again! 😂

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Smithee
7 minutes ago, wavydavy said:

 

This is the Headline I read.

 

Kilmarnock U16s safe-standing section is British first.

 

The headline doesn't mention anything about other age groups which is what I said in my previous post, clutching at straws a bit there I fear.

 

 

No I prefer Peroni.

All I did was correct you when you said they'd only done safe standing for under 16s!

Wavid, you made a mistake, it's cool, it happens to us all, it's no biggie. Don't take it personally and don't take it out on me for pointing it out ;)

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ToqueJambo

Their new owner's doing a great job, second only to Budge in terms of the impact of a new owner over the last few years. It all depends on whether they can pull another manager like Clarke out of the hat though.

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Olly Lee's left boot
38 minutes ago, stan said:

You're right, it's a new plastic one they'll be doing. Their reasoning was that they couldn't afford separate training facilities so needed a pitch they can use every day.

 

I really don't mind them at all as a club and prefer them to have a bit success against old firm and Aberdeen. They deserved every bit of praise for their consistently good form the past two years.

 

Looking forward to us getting the better of them now that Clarke has moved on though!

 

 

Nah, **** them. 

 

 

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farin

 

The more clubs that make a success of this the more chance we’ll introduce it. Hope it works for them.. 

 

“Kilmarnock set to become first club with safe-standing section for youngsters

The Killie Trust is paying for 324 rail seats to be fitted at Rugby Park in September, with more than half of them in the Family Stand.

Kilmarnock are set to become the first British club to install a safe-standing section for under-16s and, in another UK first, the new rail seats will be entirely funded by their fans.

The seats, which can be flipped up and locked in place to create room to stand behind a waist-high safety rail, will be fitted at Rugby Park in mid-September.

Paid for by the supporters’ trust, there will be 158 rail seats for adults in the East Stand and 166 for youngsters in the Family Stand, making Killie the second Scottish team after Celtic to create a Bundesliga-style safe-standing area.

 

Speaking to Press Association Sport, Killie Trust chair Jim Thomson explained that the decision to install rail seats is part of a wider push to get more youngsters to attend games and improve the atmosphere on match days.

The rail seats will cost about £40,000 but the trust has also managed to raise enough money to build wheelchair platforms to give disabled fans a much better viewing experience at Rugby Park.

Set up in 2003, this is the trust’s second major investment in the club after raising £100,000 to buy shares to put a supporter-elected representative on the board last year.

With former Labour MP Cathy Jamieson in place, Thomson said the trust’s next priority was to build on the excitement of last season’s campaign, which saw the East Ayrshire side pip Aberdeen to third place in the Scottish Premiership and fill Rugby Park more regularly.

“We had more than 12,000 fans in for the last game of the season against Rangers and the atmosphere was incredible but our average gate is more like 8,000 – better than it was not long ago but still too many empty seats,” said Thomson.

“So we’re trying to develop the Family Stand, which we used to give over to Old Firm fans but have now reclaimed.

“We think putting rail seats in there so the older kids can stand with their mates, but still in sight of their parents, will be a really social thing for them. It will also hopefully encourage them to keep coming as they get older.”

Kilmarnock’s reward for finishing third – their best finish since 1966 – is a place in next season’s Europa League.

First, they must replace Scotland’s manager of the year Steve Clarke, who took the national team job a day after the season ended.”

 

https://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/kilmarnock-set-to-become-first-club-with-safe-standing-section-for-youngsters_sto7325677/story.shtml

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Haringshairband
14 hours ago, Olly Lee's left boot said:

Killie can go and do one. 

 

Beginning to annoy me. 

 

Shite plastic pitch-they should be made to get grass before indulging themselves in gimmicks like this. 

 

The only good thing is that with Clarke gone they'll slide down the table faster than a Terry Butcher hibs side. 

 

The fawning over them by the media and some on here has made me dislike them more than I should tbh. 

 

Ann saves our club, builds us a new stand and we stay at Tynecastle, she gets abuse. 

Killie fire in a section for standing and folk are stroking themselves into a frenzy over it. 

 

Hope we get Shankland and he batters in a hatrick against them, see how the ****ers like standing then.

 

Ayrshire is a shite hole as well. 

 

 

 

 

Agree with every word but fixed the last sentence for you.

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PhoenixHearts

I went to the Glasgow vs Leinster Pro14 final at Celtic Park right after the Scottish Cup Final (in all my hearts gear too) and our tickets were actually in the safe standing area....

 

Don't see what all the fuss is about it tbh. Just seems like a nostalgia trip for the old yins to reminisce about the days on the terraces. 

 

Mind you, much like everyone else I'd been standing the full 90 at Hampden, and by the time the Rugby kicked off the rain was falling, I was knackered, the game was a shite slogfest and between two teams I don't care for in a sport I only have a passing interest in. 

 

Oh and it genuinely stank of shit btw. Like open raw sewage. I asked my dad if there was a waste management place nearby. There isn't. 

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Big Slim Stylee
15 hours ago, Smithee said:

All I did was correct you when you said they'd only done safe standing for under 16s!

Wavid, you made a mistake, it's cool, it happens to us all, it's no biggie. Don't take it personally and don't take it out on me for pointing it out ;)

 

Touchy sort isn’t he? 😀

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Section Q
21 hours ago, Locky said:

Set to install safe standing at Rugby Park, paid for by the fans too.

 

Oh how I'd love to have it at Tynie.

Honestly.....why bother....?

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Nookie Bear

The safe standing at the Cup Final was more than adequate for my purposes :thumbsup:

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Smithee
8 hours ago, Big Slim Stylee said:

 

Touchy sort isn’t he? 😀

 

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Ah he's alright, gets a bit defensive grin time to time but we all have bad days!

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