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Last few tickets! Sporting Dinner this Friday

Limited tickets still remain for what promises to be an entertaining night this Friday at the annual Pollok sporting dinner. Compered by Bill Copeland, the club look forward to welcoming this years speakers, former referee Kenny Clark and Everton, Leeds and Nottingham Forest legend, Duncan McKenzie.

The dinner is one of the clubs biggest fundraising events of the year and an important part of the club calendar. Once again Lok’s Bar and Kitchen will provide the hospitality and the bar will be stocked with whiskies, spirits and an extensive craft beer selection. Doors open at 7pm with the proceedings kicking off around 7:30pm.

Tickets are on sale now costing £35 a head. Individual tickets can be bought from Loks Bar and Kitchen, by dropping an email to info@pollokfc.com or by sending a message through our social media channels.

Introducing our GUESTS

Your Chairman FOR THE NIGHT, Bill Copeland

Married to Marilyn from Larkhall. It’s a mixed marriage, she’s a human being and he’s a lawyer and dotes on his daughter 12½ (it’s a daft name but Marilyn chose it). Hobbies? Plays a mean game of golf – won’t pay the green fees. Bill’s ambition as a speaker is to follow his grandfather’s advice “Always leave them begging for more.” Which was the very attitude that led to granddad being struck off as the world’s worst anaesthetist.

Born in Govan, a quaint fishing village on the banks of the Clyde, home to Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Connolly, he attended a tough school. Tough? There was a boy in the class who was allergic to peanuts and they used to take him round the back of the bike shed and make him play Russian roulette with a packet of Revels. Bill then attended Allan Glen’s School, which was selective, not doing too well as he selected to go only on Fridays. He left with 6 A Levels but was caught at the gate and made to return them to the Headmaster. Bill studied at Strathclyde University, graduating B.A., LL.B., which his criminal clients think stands for “buy us a lager and a large Bacardi”.

Bill is without doubt a very accomplished after dinner speaker, and an evening with him is one not to be missed!

The Speakers

Kenny Clark: Kenny made his name refereeing in the Scottish Premier League. He also refereed at international level for FIFA. Over an 8-year period from 2000, he covered no less than 6 Scottish Cup finals. Kenny continues to work as a solicitor based in Glasgow with occasional appearances on BBC Scotland’s “Sportsound” programme. He is also an accomplished after dinner speaker and his memories of his time as a top-class referee are guaranteed to have us enthralled.

Duncan McKenzie: Was one of the most talented footballers of his generation, playing over three hundred games and scoring well over one hundred goals. He became a legend at Everton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest and is now a legend on the after dinner speaking circuit. Some people will still remember Duncan jumping over mini cars as pre match entertainment – something you wouldn’t see David Beckham doing today.

Duncan has written for national newspapers and magazines but now concentrates on radio commentating and after dinner speaking. He is considered, by his peers, to be one of funniest after dinner speakers on the circuit.

Pollok Sporting Dinner

The Pollok Sporting Dinner is the biggest fundraising event that the Club organises and therefore is an important part of our calendar. Those of you who have attended in the past will know that as well as raising important funds for the club it is always a great night. This years event takes place on Friday 10th November in Lok’s Bar & Kitchen and Bill Copeland will once again chair the night.

Bill is one of the funniest speakers on the circuit and a Pollok supporter to boot. He will introduce one of Scotland’s best ex-referees Kenny Clark, and Everton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest legend (and another of the best after dinner speakers on the circuit) Duncan McKenzie. Join special guests Rab Sneddon and Harry Erwin, backroom staff and supporters for what guarantees to be the most entertaining evening of the year.

Doors will open at 7:00pm with proceedings kicking off at 7:30pm.

Loks Bar and Kitchen will once again cater for us and the Bar will be stocked with a great range of malt whiskies, craft beers, lagers and spirits. An extensive wine menu is also available.

Tickets are on sale now costing £35 a head. Individual tickets can be bought from Loks Bar and Kitchen, from the organising committee on matchday, by dropping an email to info@pollokfc.com or by sending a message through our social media channels.

Introducing our GUESTS

Your Chairman FOR THE NIGHT, Bill Copeland

Married to Marilyn from Larkhall. It’s a mixed marriage, she’s a human being and he’s a lawyer and dotes on his daughter 12½ (it’s a daft name but Marilyn chose it). Hobbies? Plays a mean game of golf – won’t pay the green fees. Bill’s ambition as a speaker is to follow his grandfather’s advice “Always leave them begging for more.” Which was the very attitude that led to granddad being struck off as the world’s worst anaesthetist.

Born in Govan, a quaint fishing village on the banks of the Clyde, home to Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Connolly, he attended a tough school. Tough? There was a boy in the class who was allergic to peanuts and they used to take him round the back of the bike shed and make him play Russian roulette with a packet of Revels. Bill then attended Allan Glen’s School, which was selective, not doing too well as he selected to go only on Fridays. He left with 6 A Levels but was caught at the gate and made to return them to the Headmaster. Bill studied at Strathclyde University, graduating B.A., LL.B., which his criminal clients think stands for “buy us a lager and a large Bacardi”.

Bill is without doubt a very accomplished after dinner speaker, and an evening with him is one not to be missed!

The Speakers

Kenny Clark: Kenny made his name refereeing in the Scottish Premier League. He also refereed at international level for FIFA. Over an 8-year period from 2000, he covered no less than 6 Scottish Cup finals. Kenny continues to work as a solicitor based in Glasgow with occasional appearances on BBC Scotland’s “Sportsound” programme. He is also an accomplished after dinner speaker and his memories of his time as a top-class referee are guaranteed to have us enthralled.

Duncan McKenzie: Was one of the most talented footballers of his generation, playing over three hundred games and scoring well over one hundred goals. He became a legend at Everton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest and is now a legend on the after dinner speaking circuit. Some people will still remember Duncan jumping over mini cars as pre match entertainment – something you wouldn’t see David Beckham doing today.

Duncan has written for national newspapers and magazines but now concentrates on radio commentating and after dinner speaking. He is considered, by his peers, to be one of funniest after dinner speakers on the circuit.

 

Supporter Info: Pollok v Clydebank

Ahead of Saturday’s match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Clydebank supporters that absolutely NO alcohol is permitted inside Newlandsfield Park under any circumstances.

All supporters are cordially requested to comply fully with this, as neither club is responsible for any expense or disappointment resulting from attempts to ignore it.

The game kicks off at 2pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions (OAP’s and under 16’s).

Fixture news: Clydebank league fixture reinstated

The home league fixture versus Clydebank has now been reinstated following the postponement of the sectional cup final. The game will now go ahead as originally planned at Newlandsfield on Saturday October 7th, with a 2pm kick off.

Preceding that match, the ‘lok face Hurlford United at home this weekend (23rd Sept) before we travel to New Cumnock next Saturday (30th) to face last seasons double winners, Glenafton.

All the forthcoming fixture details can be found here.

 

Sectional League Cup Final date set

The Sectional League Cup Final against Clydebank will take place on Friday 6th October at New Tinto Park, home of our group stage opponents, Benburb. The game will have a 7:30pm kick off.

Our league match originally due to be played 24 hours later, also against Clydebank, will be rescheduled.

road to the final

After an unbeaten run in the group stage, the ‘Lok have since beaten Forth Wanderers and Renfrew to book their place in the final. Clydebank came through their group with three wins and a draw. After defeating Glasgow Perthshire, Maryhill and Ashfield, the Bankies rounded off the group with a draw against Yoker. Their route to the final was completed with wins against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Cambuslang Rangers.

Gary McCann makes it 2-0 in the Semi Final v Renfrew