Open Training Session

Pollok supporters will have a chance to wish the boys all the best before Sunday's ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup final.

 

The squad will have a final training session at Newlandsfield this Saturday from 11am to 12:30noon, and Tony McInally has asked Pollok fans to come down and show their support.

 

Tony told pollokfc.com: "There'll be a light training session at the ground on Saturday morning. The guys all know exactly how much this final means to Pollok supporters, and we'd like to open up the ground for supporters, to thank them for their support so far this season, and to wish give them a chance to wish the players all the best before the big game."

 

The committee room in the pavilion will be open to supporters wishing to buy official Pollok FC Scottish Cup merchandise. The club have sold an amazing amount over the past 48 hours, and there is a strong Pollok sprit around the Southside!

 

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Essential Scottish Cup Final Information

The ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup is the highest-profile day in the Junior Football calendar. It is essential for everyone associated with Pollok shows the club in the best way possible throughout the day.

As you will no doubt be aware, the behaviour of supporters at other recent cup finals has placed the need for supporter discipline firmly in the spotlight. We would urge anyone considering entering the pitch at any point in proceedings to think very carefully about their actions, and the way their behaviour may reflect on themselves and on the club.

We would also ask that all supporters planning to attend the match read, and take note of the following points, which have been compiled between the SJFA, Kilmarnock FC, Police Scotland and both finalists.

  1. All supporters should arrive at the ground in plenty of time. Kick off is at 16:05 sharp, so please, when planning your day make an early arrival at Rugby Park a priority.
  2. Unlike the majority of junior grounds, Rugby Park is legally recognised as a Designated Sport Ground. This means that certain by-laws apply that may be unfamiliar to junior supporters. They include:
    • No drinking in the street around the ground.
    • No drinking in the ground.
    • No smoking in the ground.
    • No alcohol on buses travelling to or from the game. (Police Scotland have indicated that they intend to carry out searches of all coaches.)
  3. Any individual or group setting off flares or smoke bombs will be arrested and prosecuted. Doing so will also bring repercussions to the club, so please, do not even consider bringing these with you.
  4. Plastic drink bottles and cans are not allowed into the stadium. Not even water will be permitted.
  5. Flags are permitted as long as they are made of fire-retardant material. However, they must not be carried on heavy wooden flagpoles. These will be confiscated. Flags should also not be hung over advertising boards.
  6. Drums are not permitted.
  7. Pollok supporters buses should park on Portland Road. Please ensure that your driver knows this before setting off.
  8. The turnstiles will open at 15:05. Remember, please ensure you are in the ground in plenty of time.
  9. Pollok fans are to be situated in the Main Stand. Please go to the right place!

At full time, the teams will stay on the pitch for the presentation. Players have been instructed not to approach supporters at this time, but will, of course, be able to do so after the presentations have been made. For the avoidance of doubt, supporters must not enter the field of play at any time during proceedings.

We've come this far, and both clubs are rightly proud to be representing themselves in the final of the ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup. All attached to both clubs--officials, players and supporters alike--have a collective responsibility to show their club, the competition and the junior grade in the best possible light to a wider audience. Let's make sure we do!

Go Forward.
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Squad News

Ahead of the build-up to Sunday's ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup Final, we can exclusively reveal that Mark Sideserf has signed a contract extension for the 2016-17 season.

The left-sided defender is the latest in a list to extend his contract for the coming season, a list which already includes captain Paul Gallacher, player of the year Jordan Longmuir, Tam Hanlon, Carlo Monti, David Winters among other fan favourites.

Sideserf has impressed this season with a consistent series of displays in the full back position, which is what has led Tony McInally to seek out the ex-Shotts and Irvine Meadow man's services for next season.

Tweet your best wishes to Pollok this week as we bid to lift our fourth Scottish Junior Cup, using the hashtag #mtln

Scottish Junior Cup Final Merchandise--Updated

To mark Pollok's first appearance for 18 years in a Scottish Junior Cup Final, the club will be making available to fans a limited quantity of special souvenir items, all at VERY reasonable prices.

These items will NOT be on sale at Rugby Park, but may be purchased ONLY on the days leading up to the final andONLY at the Pollok FC Club Pavilion in Newlandsfield Road.

UPDATED INFO:
It has come to the attention of Pollok FC that other outlets are advertising Pollok Cup Final memorabilia.
Fans should be aware that buying from these other sources does NOT benefit Pollok FC financially. ONLY by buying officially approved items as publicised here and on the official website will fans be supporting the club through their purchase.

ALL items should be available by the middle of next week, and will be on sale in the Club Pavilion at the following times:

Thursday 26th May 6pm-9pm
Friday 27th May 12noon - 6pm
Saturday 28th May 12noon - 6pm
Sunday 29th May from 10am until the supporters' buses depart for Rugby Park


The items that will be available will include:

Pollok FC Cup Final Children's T-Shirts - £8

Cup Final Scarves showing the names & colours of both completing clubs - £10
Pollok FC Cup Final Scarves - £10
Men's Black Cup Final T-Shirts - £10
Ladies' Pink Embroidered Cup-Final T-Shirts - £10
Cup Final "Baseball" Caps - £10
Cup Final Flags - £10

Start saving up now and don't miss out folks - MTLN!!

Cup Final programmes (£3?) will also be on sale on Saturday 28th and on Sunday morning (unless they sell out!)

Squad News

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We can confirm another re-signing for the following season. Right-back, Tam Hanlon has committed to Pollok for the 2016/17 season.

Skip to 5:25 to see Tam's screamer v Carluke.

 

Tam has been an ever-present player in the right-back position over the past two seasons, scoring an impressive amount of goals along the way.

 

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The club would also like to confirm that Liam Rowan signed an 18-month contract when he joined 'Lok earlier in the season.

 

Liam has been impressive so far in his short time at the Southsiders, and is becoming a fans' favourite. He scored on his first Newlandsfield start last Saturday against Glenafton, and is closing in on his second MOTM award in his first three starts.

Skip to 1:25 to see Liam's debut goal

Squad News

Pollok Football Club can today confirm that a further three faces have signed up for next season. Forward trio, David Winters, Allan MacKenzie and Carlo Monti have committed to remain at Newlandsfield for another season. 

The strike trio join goalkeeper, Jordan Longmuir; defenders, Paul Gallacher and Chris Walker; and midfielders, Colin Williamson, Findlay Frye and Kieran McAleenan.

Winters will be in his fourth season in black and white after joining from Sauchie in March 2014.

Winters told pollokfc.com: "I love it here at Pollok. There's a great atmosphere round the place, and the support we receive is brilliant every week. It's great to have that backing home and away."

There will be more re-signing news on Tuesday 10th May.

Supporters Buses - ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup Final

A reminder that the cut-off date for fans wanting a space on club issued Supporters' Buses is the 15th May. 

 

Anyone who requires a space on the Supporters buses to Rugby Park, is urged to please contact the club Facebook page facebook.com/pollokfc, Twitter account @pollokfc, or Stuart McCulloch via phone at 01355303204.

 

The bus will leave Newlandsfield at 14:45 and will cost £7 per person. The game will kick off at 4:05PM, giving Supporters plenty of time. 

 

Please get in contact ASAP.

Help Needed!! Newlandsfield Clean-Up

The club would like to ask for volunteers to come down to Newlandsfield Park from 08:30 onwards on Saturday morning, to help clean up the stadium ahead of the hotly-anticipated ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg, home against Hurlford United.

This is all to improve the match day experience for what is expected to be another Newlandsfield bumper special! 

''We are all here for the benefit of the club.''

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Squad News

Pollok Football Club is pleased to announce that a further three players from the current squad have completed contract extensions, committing their services to Pollok for Season 2016-17.

Colin Williamson, Findlay Frye and Kieran McAleenan are the latest names to join Paul Gallacher, Chris Walker and Jordan Longmuir in the 2016-17 Lok squad.

Tony McInally took a moment away from preparation for this coming Saturday's ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup Semi-final first leg match to speak to pollokfc.com

"These are three important parts of next season's jigsaw that we've managed to re-sign. This'll be Kieran's fourth year at the club, and it's no surprise he's had such staying power. He's skillful and versatile and has a great engine. Colin and Findlay have also made great strides forward together in the centre of midfield since January and have started to form a quite formidable partnership.
"I will admit, It has been a bit hectic! We've been super-focussed on preparations for the cup match, but I always try to have an eye on the future. Fans like to see a coherent squad that matures and develops together, and that knows what it means to play for Pollok. It's not every player who can handle the pressure of playing at such a big and well-supported club, but I think supporters will see that we're building a squad with the mental strength to achieve."

Pollok's ETHX Energy Scottish Cup Semi-final first leg match takes place tomorrow (Saturday 16th April) at Blair Park, Hurlford, kicking off at 14:30. The second leg takes place at Newlandsfield the following Saturday, kicking off at the same time.

 

Squad News

POLLOK Football Club is delighted to announce that three key members of the current playing squad have committed their future to the club for season 2016-17.

 

Club captain Paul Gallacher, keeper Jordan Longmuir and Gallacher's defensive counterpart, Chris Walker are the first names to appear on the Newlandsfield club's squad list for next season.

 

Tony McInally took time out from preparations for Saturday's ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup semi-final away to Hurlford to speak to pollokfc.com

Giant and Gallcher have been formidable. 

Giant and Gallcher have been formidable. 

"All three of the guys have been sensational this season, and I'm proud to say that none of the three missed a beat when it came time to sign for next year. Obviously I'm delighted that I'll be able to count on the services of the skipper next year, Paul's a top class junior footballer and an excellent ambassador for Pollok on and off the field. He and Chris have formed a great partnership this season and I'm really pleased that I'll be able to count on them both for the next one.

 

Jordan after a heroic performance against Kilbirnie Ladeside in the Quarter-Final.

Jordan after a heroic performance against Kilbirnie Ladeside in the Quarter-Final.

"Jordan has been a rock between the sticks for two seasons now, and he's been responsible for countless match-winning saves. He's an asset to our club.

 

"I'm sure Paul, Chris and Jordan will be good shouts for the Player of the Year vote, as they've been some of our most consistent performers this season.

 

"Most importantly, getting these guys in now is a signal of continuity at Pollok. We'll be speaking a few more of the guys in coming weeks, so I hope there will be more good news to come."

 

Hurlford United - Supporters Bus

The club are again planning to arrange supporters' buses on the day of the hotly-anticipated Scottish Cup semi-final against Hurlford United. 

 

The bus will leave Newlandsfield at 1:15pm on the day of the match (scheduled for 9th April - Kick Off: 2:30PM) and will return immediately after the match. The cost will £7 per passenger. This is great value for money allowing fans to relax and enjoy the match.

 

Those interested in travelling on the bus, should contact the club's 24/7 Twitter account @pollokfc, Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/pollokfc/ or Secretary Stuart McCulloch on 01355303204

 

Those interested please contact the club as soon as possible.

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Airdrie BC 2006 Fundraiser

Loyal Lok fan, Andrew Miller and his team Airdrie Boys Club 2006's have been working tirelessly to raise funds to allow 8 boys to compete in an international tournament in Holland this May. 

The boys have been tasked with raising the funds themselves. One of these boys is Andrew, he has been a Pollok fan since birth. Andrew will be at the turnstyle with a bucket for donations this Saturday for our big Scottish cup tie and would greatly appreciate any donation you could make. 

Saturday's match kick-off is 2:30PM. Have a look at our "Information for Supporters" in our recent posts to read more about match details.

 

 

Information for Supporters - Pollok v Kilbirnie Ladeside

The committees, coaching staff, players and supporters of both Pollok and Kilbirnie are surely bristling with excitement ahead of the clubs' ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup quarter final, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, 12th March.

 

Both clubs, after discussion with the Scottish Junior FA, have agreed to put measures in place, to ensure that all in attendance are able enjoy the game fully.

  • There will be a police presence at the game.
  • Furthermore, there will be G4S stewards present on the day to assist the police in managing the crowd.
  • Absolutely NO alcohol will be permitted inside the ground under any circumstances. Supporters of both teams are cordially requested to comply fully with this decision, as neither club is responsible for any expense or disappointment resulting from attempts to ignore it.
  • While extra entrance gates will be open, queues are expected. It is advised that supporters adjust their match day routine to facilitate early arrival at Newlandsfield.
  • St John's Ambulance staff will be present to assist in case of emergency.

The committees of both Pollok and Kilbirnie Ladeside hope that the match between our clubs sets an example of the quality and value of junior football, and hope that supporters will join with us and help us to do that.

 

Co-signed,

Stuart MacDonald
President, Pollok FC

Derek Hepburn - UPDATE

22-year-old striker, Derek Hepburn has withdrawn his transfer request. He will be staying at Newlandsfield for the foreseeable future.  

 

The player and management would like to thank the clubs who showed their interest in the player. 

 

After meeting with management "Heppy" is delighted to stay on with the Lok.  

 

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