The funeral of Stewart Geddes will take place in Linn Crematorium at noon on Wednesday, 17th July.
It is with great sadness that Pollok Football Club must announce the passing of Stewart Geddes at the age of 86.
Stewart was a lifelong Pollok supporter and friend of the club. The word lifelong is often overused when describing football supporters. In Stewart’s case, however, it is especially apt, his father and grandfather both having served as president of the club, before Stewart himself took on the role in the 1970s. Stewart was an honorary life president of the club.
Stewart’s involvement in junior football was not limited to Pollok and he served as president of the Central Region prior to the amalgamation of the regions into the West Region in the early 00s. Stewart also served on the SJFA’s management committee.
Among Stewart’s many contributions to the club over his life, special mention must be made of the dedication and determination he showed working with the social club through much of its life, through good times and bad.
A witty, gentle and kind man, Stewart will be greatly missed by the club and by all those who knew him.
Further details of Stewart’s memorial service will be shared in due course
Pollok FC can confirm the signing of former Queens Park player, Gerry McLauchlan.
The 30 year old centre back made over 30 appearances for ‘The Spiders’ last year and has previous senior experience with Brechin, Ayr Utd, Arbroath, Queen of the South and Cowdenbeath.
‘Lok gaffer Murdie Mackinnon was delighted to bolster his defence for the forthcoming campaign;
“Gerry is good capture for the club and is very experienced. We needed a bit of competition and depth at centre back, which we saw towards the end of the season when we played two full backs at centre half. We had a good defensive record last year but there’s always room for improvement.”
Gerry already has links to Pollok as his father (also Gerry) was assistant manager to Jim George between 1992 and 1995.
Welcome to Pollok, Gerry!
Mark Donnelly and Davie Brown do a sterling job keeping the match footage rolling in over the weeks and months (and years!) – here’s the reel of all of Lok’s goals in 2018-19 and here’s to many more in 19-20! Many thanks guys!
And for those looking for a bit of summer holiday reading, the annual season review is here. If you’ve ever wondered which end of the ground saw the most goals or what how many goals we conceded whilst wearing the away kit, this is for you. As ever, thanks to Martin Donnelly for producing this and allowing us to share it.
Pollok can confirm that both Grant Evans and Shaun Fraser have signed up again for the new campaign, meaning that the current squad under contract for 2019-20 is as follows:
Stay tuned to the Lok website, Facebook and Twitter for further player announcements!
The club can this evening announce that Scott Anson and Josh Watt have now left the club to sign for Petershill.
Everyone at the club wishes them all the best for the season ahead.
Pollok are delighted to confirm the signing of Del Esplin. The energetic midfielder has spent the last season with Rutherglen Glencairn where he helped them win promotion to the West Premiership and picked up their Players Player of the Year award.
After starting his career with Rutherglen, Del spent three years at Cumnock before heading back to the burgh of Rutherglen in 2018.
After strengthening his squad further, the manager had the following thoughts on his new player;
“Del is a proper box to box central midfielder with plenty of energy. He’s excellent on the ball and gets on the scoresheet a decent amount too. He’s another good addition to the squad.”
Welcome to Pollok, Del!
Pollok Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of striker, Iain Russell.
Russell, who spent the last 18 months with Dumbarton, has scored 199 senior goals in his career during spells with Rangers, Motherwell, Brechin, Morton, Alloa, Stirling, Livingston, Queen of the South, Airdrie and Dumbarton.
A delighted Murdie MacKinnon had this to say on Pollok’s third new face of pre season;
“Iain is a vastly experienced striker and he brings goals to the squad as well as an ability to open up defences. He’s got a terrific scoring record, is well respected and he’s another coup for the club”
Iain, the grandson of Scotland and Rangers Hall of Famer and Airdrie honorary president Iain McMillan, will be with the squad when they return to pre season training next week.
Welcome to Pollok, Iain!
Pollok FC are delighted to announce the signing of defender, David Barron.
A vastly experienced player, David racked up over 120 appearances for St Mirren, with 99 of those coming in the Scottish Premier League. He has also had spells with Stranraer, Greenock and most recently, Hurlford Utd.
Murdie was delighted to confirm the signing and had the following to say;
“We’ve got a terrific defender in David. Without a doubt he put in the best performance by an opposition player at Newlandsfield last year, a real shining star of the 18/19 season. He’ll be a big asset and his experience will be invaluable to us”
David will join up with fellow new signings Chris Duff and Josh Lumsden when the players report back for pre season.
Welcome to Pollok, David!
Pollok FC can officially confirm that left sided midfielder Chris Duff has joined the club for the forthcoming season.
The former Rob Roy, Queens Park and Cambuslang player was most recently with Rossvale where he helped them win promotion to the West Premiership.
Manager, Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;
“I’m really pleased to welcome Chris to Pollok. He’s a good player with fantastic delivery. He chips in with his fair share of goals too and I’m sure the supporters will enjoy watching him at Newlandsfield.”
Welcome to Pollok, Chris!