Message of condolence

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of the gentleman, and more widely Neilston Juniors FC, that passed away after yesterday’s game from all at Pollok FC. Everyone should come home from the football.

Macfie & Co to Partner Pollok

Macfie & Co

Pollok Football Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading Southside property management specialist Macfie & Co, who are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.

Macfie & Co. is one of Scotland’s longest-established property management companies, with roots in the Southside since 1870.

The company has a team of friendly and professional advisors, dedicated to providing advice on many aspects of property management for many types of property, from tenement blocks to modern developments of new-build homes.

Club president Tom Gilliland commented: “The partnership with Macfie is excellent news for Pollok Football Club.

“The club is committed to building strong relationships with local business, so naturally we are delighted to work with a firm so deep-rooted in our community.”

www.macfie.com

Fixtures update

The wintry weather has played havoc with the scheduled fixture list unfortunately. As well as last week’s cup tie with Dalry Thistle being called off, the match with Neilston has been postponed as well. It is now rescheduled for the 29th of February 2020.

The postponed Dalry Thistle match has been rearranged for 7th March 2020, with the venue set to be as originally drawn, therefore at Merksworth Park. This new date has meant the trip to Glenafton will need to be rescheduled, as will Lok’s entertaining of Benburb which was due to be next weekend.

Club Statement

Since the issue began to be explored in the early 2000s, Pollok Football Club has looked favourably upon the idea of joining a pyramid.

The question has been how and when this might best be achieved.

Recent developments have again started a wider conversation throughout the grade, namely:

  • the discussions of the Pyramid Working Group having failed to arrive at a proposal supported by all parties.
  • the joint announcement by the Scottish Lowland Football League and East of Scotland Football League regarding the proposed formation of a West of Scotland Football League to start next season 2020-2021

Pollok Football Club has kept a close eye on these proceedings and will continue to review the matter to decide what will best serve the club’s interests. 

The Club understand that the SJFA are still trying to facilitate the entry of the Juniors to the pyramid and any developments on this front will be monitored. 

Our position has been that a seamless transition of all WRJFA clubs to the Pyramid would be in the best interests of all parties but it is apparent that this may no longer be an option.

Pollok Football Club wishes to compete at the highest level possible. In order to achieve this, we will continue to consult with our players and management, peers and membership bodies over the coming weeks to arrive at the best outcome for our club. We will also present options to members and supporters should this become necessary. 

We are proud of our history as a member of the SJFA. Likewise, we are conscious that the club’s committee are merely the current custodians and that our decisions now will have a profound impact on our successors. 

This is a very significant time in the history of our Club. Everyone associated with Pollok Football Club can be assured that this responsibility is clearly understood and recognised. 

Sidey extends his Lok stay

A bit of good news on another dreich day for Lok fans – Mark Sideserf has committed himself to the club until the summer of 2021. The one-time Junior Cup winner joined Lok in the summer of 2015 and has made 162 appearances in that time, netting 15 times.

Contract renewals update

On the back of yesterday’s disappointing defeat against Cumnock, Pollok FC can confirm some more positive news – the contract renewals of three key members of the Lok squad. Chris Duff, 28, and Josh Lumsden, 23, are now committed to Lok until the summer of 2021 while Del Esplin, also 28, will be a Lok player until the summer of 2022. Further news on contract renewals can be expected very soon.

Welcome to Pollok…Jordan McMillan

Pollok are pleased to announce the signing of Jordan McMillan on a permanent contract until the end of this season following a successful loan spell. 

Jordan joined the Lok on loan from Dumbarton in December and made 4 appearances before the loan period ended on Jan 27th. After his release from Dumbarton earlier this week, Jordan has put pen to paper on a permanent deal meaning he will finish this season as a Pollok player. 

Jordan has vast senior experience counting Rangers, Partick Thistle and Dunfermline among his previous clubs. 

Welcome to Pollok, Jordan!

Sinnott 25

Earlier this week Pollok FC sent a ‘Sinnott 25’ shirt as part of the campaign of the same name to raise money for Sports Relief in tribute to Jordan Sinnott, a 25-year-old non-league footballer who was murdered last weekend. Clubs up and down the country have been posting to social media their own contributions to the campaign, the idea of Welsh international keeper, and Sinnott’s best friend, Danny Ward.

Follow the campaign on Twitter with @JordanShirts

Scottish Cup Quarter Final Draw

Pollok have been drawn to play Neilston at Brig o’Lea in the next round of the Macron Scottish Junior Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday 22nd February with a 2:15pm kick off.

The draw was made this afternoon at Hampden Park. The full draw is as follows.

Neilston v Pollok

Auchinleck Talbot v Hurlford Utd

Beith v Kello Rovers

Petershill or Darvel v Broughty Athletic