Pollok’s scheduled friendly match against Maryhill tonight has been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch at Lochburn Park.
Tony McInally has secured the services of Ryan Scanlon until the end of the season.
Ryan, who can play on the left side of defence or midfield can list a clutch of senior clubs including Premiership sides Motherwell, Ross County, Aberdeen and Celtic among his previous clubs. He has junior experience having been on the books of Clydebank and Bo’ness among others. His most recent club was Vale of Leithen.
In other transfer news, former Lok Juves man Michael McGee has joined Thomas Clark at Lanark United on a loan deal to offer the midfielder more game time.
Pollokfc.com is fortunate to have received advance notice of some of the auction items which will be available for bids this Friday night at the club’s annual Sporting Dinner.
First of all, a stunning framed 3ft by 2ft canvas showing Gordon Wilson, Stuart Gordon and Derek Lea from Pollok’s 1985 Scottish Cup-winning team carrying the trophy (pictured right).
There is also a framed strip from the club’s centenary season, which has been signed by legends of that very successful team.
Finally, a Newcastle United top, signed by players who were in Alan Shearer’s testimonial team. The beautiful framed piece also features the crest of every club Shearer played for, accompanied by a rare bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale with his picture on it.
These three items are certain to generate great interest among the attendees at the Sporting Dinner.
If you wish to put a bid in for any one of these items, but are unable to attend, or simply wish to get your bid in early, then you should contact Derek Lothian on 07929 953 826.
Thomas Clark has moved to Lanark United on a short term loan move. ‘Tedge’ has impressed in his Pollok peformances so far this season, but has moved to the Yowes to gain more experience and game time.
Clark made his debut for Lanark in yesterday’s 4-3 win against Benburb. Despite dislocating his finger he impressed the fans in a tight game.
When asked what he thought on his move, he told pollokfc.com: “I am gaining more experience in the Junior game. Hopefully I’ll come back to Pollok a more experienced and matured player. The boys are doing a great job in the First Team.”
Clark scoring agaisnt Shettleston
Supporters attending this Saturday’s match against Yoker at Newlandsfield will have the chance to preview the new bar and restaurant opening in the old Social Club premises.
Despite not opening officially till later in the week, the ‘Newlandsfield’ function suite will be open this Saturday from 12:30 till around 5pm to allow supporters a sneak preview of the new venue and to enjoy pre- and post-match refreshments.
For more information, see http://www.loksbarandkitchen.co.uk/
Tony McInally has set himself not one, but two charity fundraising goals for the month of November.
Firstly Tony intends to run 100km over the course of the month.
He also plans to grow a beard for the first time in his life!
Tony is raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis society, a cause very close to his heart.
“It’s a cause that means a lot to me. My younger sister has suffered from this condition for over 10 years since she was diagnosed at the young age of 32 years old.
If the Pollok fans could support this it means that the charity will receive much more and would mean the world to me.”
You can read more about Tony’s November challenge and make a donation at https://www.justgiving.com/TONY-McINALLY
Pollok Football Club is seeking a qualified sports therapist to work with its first team squad.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in sports therapy and a first aid qualification.
This post will require availability on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday matchdays.
Interested parties should send a note of relevant qualifications and experience to email@example.com.
On Friday 10th October, members and fans of Pollok Football Club will have the opportunity to air views and put questions to manager Tony McInally and his coaches.
The event will take place in the club pavilion building, starting at 7:30pm. Members will receive free admission, and while non-members are welcome, they will be asked for a small donation at the door.
Please note that the pavilion can hold a maximum of thirty seated guests. If you wish to book a seat, you can drop the club a line at firstname.lastname@example.org; otherwise entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
We hope that fans will welcome this opportunity to engage more closely with the club, and respond by coming along in numbers to hear the manager’s views.
Supports will also have the opportunity to hear Tony speak when he guests on Pulse 98.4 Community Radio’s Junior Football show (the name of which escapes us) on Thursday 9th October from 8-9pm. You can listen live online via Pulse 98.4 Community Radio’s website.
The Pollok Football Club committee currently has a vacancy.
Any football club member who is interested in being proposed to committee should send a short covering note to email@example.com, outlining what skills, qualities and experiences they feel they could bring to the committee.
Only submissions received before Monday, 16th September 2014 will be considered.
Any prospective committee members should be aware that an interview process will take place before any appointment is made.