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Murdie’s Movember

Don’t be mistaken for thinking over the next few weeks that there’s a new man in the ‘lok dugout on matchdays; it’s just our Assistant Manager Murdie who is cultivating a moustache for Movember!

Murdie and his work colleagues are raising money for Cancer Research and would really appreciate any help that the ‘lok family can provide.

Myself and a group of friends are taking part in Movember this year in order to raise money for Cancer Research. We are doing this in memory of our colleague who sadly passed away in the summer from Cancer. This terrible illness impacts on so many people’s lives in Scotland today. I am sure we all want this to change for the better. I hope that our club and supporters can help me and my colleagues raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research by donating at the link below; 

SPONSOR MURDIE HERE!

We will be extremely grateful for any donations that you can give!

A big thank you in advance.

Murdie MacKinnon

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.

 

Friendly match arranged

Pollok will play a friendly tonight against Shotts Bon Accord. The game will be played at Dalziel Park, Motherwell, with an 8pm kick off.

There is no competitive first team game this weekend due to the Umbro tournament.

Pollok’s next league match is away to Beith on Saturday 21st October.

Pollok players score three in Scottish International warm-up

Pollok’s international contingent were amongst the goals last night as the Scottish Junior national team rounded off their warm up program ahead of next weeks Umbro tournament with a 7-0 win against Renfrew.

Midfielder Bryan Young wore the captains armband for the international side as fellow midfielders Ross Brash and Gary McCann also started the match for Scotland. Mark Sideserf was named on the substitutes bench.

A first half Ross Brash header to put Scotland 2-0 up was later followed in the second half by another header, this time by Bryan Young, which put the Scots 5-0 up. Gary McCann capped off a fine display with a curling effort in the 88th minute.

The Umbro tournament featuring Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man starts next Wednesday with a programme of 3 games over 4 days. Scotland’s final match against the Isle of Man will take place at Newlandsfield on Saturday 14th October with a 2:30pm kick off.

The full list of fixtures and venues are as follows;

Matchday 1 – Wednesday 11th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v Isle of Man (Somervell Park, Cambuslang Rangers)

N.Ireland v Scotland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Matchday 2 – Thursday 12th October – 7:00pm

Isle of Man v N.Ireland (New Tinto Park, Benburb FC)

Scotland v Rep of Ireland (New Western Park, Renfrew FC)

Matchday 3 – Saturday 14th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v N.Ireland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Isle of Man v Scotland (Newlandsfield Park, Pollok FC)

Lok to make trip to Royal Albert in the Scottish

Pollok have been drawn away to Royal Albert in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

The tie will take place at Tileworks Park on Saturday October 28th, k.o. 2.30pm

The two teams have recent history in the competition as they were paired together in the third round of the draw in 2015. Pollok ended up 4-1 winners that day as they took one step closer to what would end up to be a run to the final.

This will be the first of two meetings as the clubs will face each other again in the West of Scotland Cup. This tie is scheduled for November the 11th.

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).