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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Pollok United SA 2006 Fundraiser

Pollok United's Under-11s squad will take part in a sponsored walk from the Academy's home in Corkerhill to Newlandsfield, where they will collect donations for their academy, then take in our match against Irvine Meadow.

Pollok Football Club and Pollok United Soccer Academy have worked together with club sponsors, Greaves Sports to produce replica kits for the Under-11s squad. They will play across the country in the same shirts that the First Team do.

Fans are encouraged to give generously as these boys could be featuring at Newlandsfield donning the Southside's black and white in 10 years! 

 

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Information for Supporters

Tomorrow's cup tie Bonnyrigg V Pollok kick off is 2.15pm, entrance gates will open at 1pm to allow fans in. Parking will be allocated for team bus only.

 

Supporters buses will not be permitted to main parking area, there is an industrial estate about five minutes walk from ground this would be suitable for supporters buses.

 

Fans can enter ground via two gates also signs on entry will be displayed which states a no ALCOHOL POLICY. Any person found  carrying alcohol will be asked to bin it or refused entry to ground . Also this  policy applies within the ground  to all supporters. If you have any queries please get in touch.

McInally on Radio

Manager, Tony McInally will be live with Bonnyrigg Rose manager, Robbie Horn on Rocksport Radio at 20:00 on Friday night, in build-up to Saturday's ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup 5th Round match.

 

McInally is back in the studio next Friday being interviewed by 'Lok legend and McInally's manager at Shotts Bon Accord, Rab Sneddon.

​Bus Arrangements for Bonnyrigg Rose

The buses will depart at 11:15 from Newlandsfield, so please arrive in plenty of time.

 

The two supporters buses have been filled! We have a 51-seater and a 29-seater booked for Saturday.

 

We are fully booked, but we may have cancellations, so contact the club for enquiries (via Facebook/Twitter/Phone) and we will see if we are able to help.

 

The weather is not in our favour. The pitch looked good on Thursday.Frost is predicted in Bonnyrigg tonight, as well as snow forecast for tomorrow. We will aim to keep fans updated as soon as possible.

 

Remember, Manager Tony McInally is going to be on RockSportRadio with Bonnyrigg Rose manager, Robbie Horn tonight at 8pm. The two gaffers will be previewing the much-anticipated Fifth Round ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup match tomorrow.

 

It's the magic of the Scottish Junior Cup!

 

Mon the Lok Now!

Bonnyrigg Rose - Extra Supporters Bus

The club have extended the deadline of enquires for the Extra Supporters Bus to 10pm tonight (Monday 8th). We have filled the main 52-seater, and closing in on the 22-seater.

We are going for a final call on places in the Extra bus, so if any 'Lok fans wishing to utilise the club transit to our East v West Scottish Junior Cup clash against Bonnyrigg Rose, they should enquire via the club twitter "@pollokfc"or Facebook account, or by contacting Club Secretary. Stuart McCulloch via phone at 01355303204.

£10 per person - Bus leaves at 11:15AM for Newlandsfield