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You could understand their decision if they actually had demand from their own fans for the tickets. To do this after we fill out their ground 3 times this season, smacks of spite. We had good reason to cut away fans allocation this season and beyond. Fuck them......if they prefer pictures of massive banners covering thousands of empty seats being beamed across the world, rather than selling the stand out.....then fuck 'em! 

As someone once said a while ago....Scottish Football will eventually hate itself to death! 

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Just read killies statement on twitter 619 responses via likes and retweets and the tweet has been up all day , they are selling 14k tickets right enough 😂😂😂🙈🙈

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If they sell 14k tickets I'll doff my cap and say fair enough. It's their ground.

But I'll then laugh when they attract 4k next year after we continue to accept just half in future. 

As someone said, and I love the phrase, Scottish Football will eventually hate itself to death. 

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I think after this I hope Rangers tell.them to fuck off. Also the singing against boyd has been airbrushed from history it seems.

Billy Bowie has been taken way beyond the end of his tether.

He’s had enough of the sectarian chanting that so stung the sensibilities of his own miracle working manager earlier this season during an away day at Ibrox.

Enough of the coin throwing yobs who put the health and safety of his club captain in harm’s way during the last visit from celtic.

And enough of the epidemic of appallingly bad behaviour inside football grounds up and down the land which appears to be dragging our national game back towards the dark ages.

When Bowie announced that Rangerscustomary ticket allocation will be sliced in half to just 4,000 for the final game of the current SPFL season at Rugby Park, he applied some sugar coating by adding that this particular day is to be a celebration of the club’s 150th year.

But the truth is, this was also a glimpse into the vision Bowie has for Kilmarnock’s future.

A modern, welcoming, all inclusive club which bends over backwards to create the kind of environment which parents would wish to usher their children into.

Not one which has to ask its own players to coax an eight year-old child into coming back to Rugby Park because of the trauma caused by the last visitation from Glasgow, when celtic fans crossed all manner of lines as their side effectively tied up this season’s title.

Kris Boyd had to make that phone-call the other day which is what Bowie was getting at yesterday in his statement when he said: “Kilmarnock FC is a family club and we want to make sure Rugby Park is an enjoyable and safe environment for people to enjoy watching football.”

Later, in an exclusive interview with Record Sport, Bowie explained: “We have spoken to our own supporters about it and there is a feeling that they are intimidated when the Old Firm sides come to Rugby Park.

“So we have decided what we want to do is create an environment for them on match days where they feel absolutely safe. We want them to feel comfortable bringing their families to any Kilmarnock game and that has not always been the case.

Rangers ticket allocation for Kilmarnock game sliced in half by Rugby Park chiefs

“After the last game against one of the Old Firm, we realised this was something that we had to discuss. We have had a lot of talks about it and this is the way we have decided to handle things going forward.

“We are creating a fan zone behind the Moffat Stand with a nine aside football pitch and we want Kilmarnock supporters and their families to come along and enjoy the whole matchday experience.

We won’t be able to do that If we are giving that stand away to visiting supporters. So this is the decision we have made. We want to celebrate what our own club has achieved on the last day of the season but this is the model we plan to use going forward.”

There’s much to be admired in what Bowie and Kilmarnock are doing here, at a time when Scottish football feels very much like it’s already gone to the dogs.

And the accusatory finger should not be jabbed only in the direction of Glasgow and its old divide either.

This has been a season of jaw slackening idiocy which has seen a linesman’s head cut open by a coin, celtic winger Scott Sinclair narrowly missed by a flying bottle of Buckfast, Rangers captain James Tavernier confronted by one fan at Easter Road while dodging a lighter and a Scotch pie at Fir Park, pyrotechnics being thrown like confetti and even a coconut launched onto the field of play during the Edinburgh derby.

This juggernaut of loutish behaviour is hurtling out of control then yesterday Kilmarnock chose to slam on the brakes

Bowie went on: “We want people to come back to football for all the right reasons.

Rangers hit back at Kilmarnock ticket cut as they threaten to refuse full allocation next season

“Obviously, as directors, we sit in the middle of the main stand on match days so we do not have the same experience as those supporters who sit closer to the away fans. We don’t really come into contact with them before or after the game either.

“But what we want to do is make Kilmarnock’s supporters feel as if this is their stadium.

“There are even issues about crowd segregation before and after games which are made much more easy to control by doing things this way.”

Rangers responded yesterday with a thinly veiled threat of refusing tickets for future trips down the M77, perhaps in more testing financial times for Kilmarnock who, in the not so distant past, have been more than happy to roll out the carpet for these bumper visiting crowds.

But Bowie insists not only are these changed days for his club - which is closing in on the possibility of European football and a third placed finish in the top flight - but that they are here to stay.

When told of the statement from Ibrox yesterday and of the warning that such a stand off could cost Kilmarnock somewhere of the region of a quarter of a million pounds per season, Bowie said: “That doesn’t really bother us to be honest as this is is something we want to do for our own fans. If we can attract more Kilmarnock fans to Rugby Park then we will offset any loss that we stand to make from matches against the Old Firm teams.

 

hope to fuck we pull the plug and tell them on the go. Sell your 18000 seater stadium out yourselves :lol:

 

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They can give us whatever allocation they want, there's f all we can do its their ground, didn't see the clamour when hearts cut our  allocation to half of that stand and there was about 200 hearts fans over the other side, with empty seats galore. They teams hate us ,always have the best way to get it up them is to beat them consistently so their an irrelevance.

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44 minutes ago, Ivybank said:

They can give us whatever allocation they want, there's f all we can do its their ground, didn't see the clamour when hearts cut our  allocation to half of that stand and there was about 200 hearts fans over the other side, with empty seats galore. They teams hate us ,always have the best way to get it up them is to beat them consistently so their an irrelevance.

Don’t give them your money and fuck them up twice. 

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Just watched a clip of Gordon Smith trying to stick up for us online there, ended up looking like a right fucking dafty saying we should refuse to even play at Rugby Park in future 😆

It's like they only give a playform to mental Bears

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2 hours ago, Heshootshescores said:

They were the only club that didn't vote for Rangers to be sent to the bottom league (and by implication prolonged taig dominance) so up until this shite I had some measure of respect for them. 

The guy in charge has changed has he not. 

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