SPL 4th Place, 54 Points
League Cup Finalists
SPL 4th Place, 54 Points
League Cup Finalists
Holt Scores Killie's first goal of the season
Killie head off to Germany for their pre-season training and closed door "bounce" matches. with Craig Dargo (former Raith Rovers), Neil MacFarlane (former Queens Park) and Andy McLaren (former Dundee Utd). David Bagan Signs with Inverness. The re-signing of Ally McCoist hangs in the balance ! Cocard is left in Kilmarnock to train with Baker, Lauchlan (who will be moving on!) & Jeffrey, because he was late turning up for training camp ! Killie return to take on Clyde and Draw 1-1, with Cocard scoring for Killie. Scotland On Line becomes the new Killie shirt sponsor.
Killie open the season at St Mirren and get a 1-0 win thanks to a Gary Holt header (above), and a few excellent saves from Gordon Marshall.
SPL Aug Player of the Month ...Andy McLaren
Killie's home opener is to champions Rangers, and take an early 2-0 lead, with both goals coming from Andy McLaren. Mcgowan is then sent off and Killie hold onto to their lead before succumbing 2-4 . Williamson again comments on the lack of consistency in Killie-Old Firm matches. Gus is awarded a testimonial match. McLaren is to be offered a longer term contract. Jeffrey is given a free transfer so he can join Grimbsy. Killie draw Clyde away in the CIS cup. Killie then lose 1-2 at Parkeid to Celtic after McLaren had given Killie a 1-0 halftime advantage, with Martin Baker being sent off in the last few seconds. Cocard who came on as a sub missed a decent chance to give Killie draw with only 5 mins remaining !! Killie then outplay Hibs at home, and lose 1-0 with Hibs only real shot on target. Craig Dargo makes his Killie debut as a sub coming on for McCoist in the last 20 mins ! Killie find out that Andy McLaren's stock is way up....and will have competition to re-sign him. Killie then have a fine couple of comebacks, first against Motherwell 3-2, after being down twice with Dargo (in his first start) Wright (from the spot) & Freddie Dindeleux all scoring for Killie. The second comeback was against Clyde in the SL Cup. After falling behind in extra time, both Freddie & Coisty score with headers to give Killie a 2-1 win. McLaren is reported as being close to re-signing with Killie. Killie then head to Perth and get a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone, with that man McLaren scoring for Killie. Killie are unlucky not to pick up all 3 points, hitting the post twice in the second half. Killie will have to play at St Johnstone again in the 3rd round of the CIS Scottish League Cup. Andy McLaren is named SPL Player of the month for Aug.
SPL Sept Manager of the Month ...Bobby Williamson
Killie do sign McLaren up to a 3 year deal !! Gary Holt makes his Scotland debut as a sub Vs Latvia. Craig Dargo remains unavailable due to a mystery illness, and could be out indefinitely. Killie beat St Johnstone in the CIS Cup 1-0 at Perth, thanks to an Ally McCoist goal. Killie Draw Hibernian at home in CIS Cup QF's. Dundee Utd at Rugby Park were next in the SPL, with Killie picking up a 1-0 win thanks to an Ally Mitchell strike, which moved them up into 4th place in the SPL. Killie's unbeaten run is now at 5 matches !! Dargo who did not play declared himself fit again. Mahood's form was still keeping captain Durrant on the bench ! Cocard too, cannot a find a starting place either ! Durrant returns with new Scotland man Holt being dropped as Killie beat Aberdeen 1-0 again thanks to an Ally Mitchell first half strike at Rugby Park. There was some doubt about the game even being "on" as there were multiple fuel shortages throughout the UK !! Killie finish September on a high note with 2 away matches, at Hearts where Killie produce a sparkling performance and win 2-0, thanks to a Paul Wright shot, and a Freddie Dindeleux header. September closes with a 0-0 draw at Dundee, and Killie consolidate their 4th place standing with 17 points from 10 SPL matches. Bobby Williamson is named the SPL's manager of the month for Sept !
Where were you on October 28th 2000 ?
Gary Holt is again named to the Scotland squad, and plays for the last 2 mins as a sub Vs Croatia. Killie open up with a lucky 2-1 home win Vs the Pars. After being 0-1 down Wright leveled the score from the spot, after a "dubious call" from the linesman ! Holt headed home from sub Cocard in the 83rd min. to give Killie a fortunate win. Killie then beat St Mirren 2-1, again after being a goal down at the half.... Killie's scorers were McLaren & Mahood. Killie have now had 7 different scorers in their last 5 matches !! Killie then pull off the shock result of the season so far with an incredible 3-0 win at Ibrox over Rangers. Cocard (wearing trainers), Holt & a Numan O.G. secure the points for Killie. Killie then have their third consecutive 2-1 home win, after trailing by a goal, this time 2-1 over Hibs in the CIS Cup. Super sub Dargo nets the winner, with McLaren (who was the man of the match) getting Killie even. Alex Burke leaves the club to join Falkirk, and Jim Lauchlan is sold to Dundee Utd.
McLaren & Wright Celebrate Point at Easter Rd.
Killie enter Nov riding a 12 match unbeaten run, are placed third in the SPL, and host unbeaten Celtic and lose 1-0. Killie then draw St. Mirren in the CIS cup semi-final, which will be played at Hampden after the club complains to the SFL. Barnsley are close to completing a deal to sign Gary Holt who is out of contract at the end of the season. Holt was currently hurt having taken a knee knock Vs Hibs, and missed the Celtic match. Then an 86 min Paul Wright wonder strike gives Killie a share of the points at Easter Rd. in a 1-1 draw at Hibs. It is reported that N Ireland may be interested in capping in form Killie man Alan Mahood. Chris Innes another man in super form breaks his cheek-bone and will be out till after the break.(the Winter SPL shut-down one!). True character was then shown by Killie in a come from behind 2-1 win at Motherwell. Wright pulled Killie level, and sub Cocard scored the winner in the 87th minute. Killie's sub's have now scored in 3 out of their last 4 matches (where was the one we needed Vs the Tic?) . With Jim Jefferies departing Hearts in Nov Bobby Williamson now became the SPL's most tenured manager. Killie also announce a "Buy a Brick" program for their fans ! November comes to close with St Johnstone....who are fast becoming Killie's SPL bogey team as they lose 0-2 at home. Dundee Utd away finished up Killie's Nov. fixtures, as Craig Dargo nets the only goal as Killie win 1-0.
McLaren scores Vs the Dons
Killie start the month in 3rd place with 33 points from 18 matches and pick up another great away result with a 2-1 win at Aberdeen. McLaren & sub Fowler scoring for Killie. Killie's squad size is starting to pay off for them as ; Holt (still not transferred ), Gus, Freddie, Durrant, McCoist & Innes were all unavailable, for the Dons match. Then Killie lose 2 home straight matches......0-3 to Hearts, with Killie gifting 2 of the 3 goals, and then worse was to follow after Killie collapse 2-3 to Dundee after Cocard & Baker had given Killie a 2 goal lead ! Killie head into the festive season with away matches at Dunfermilne then St Mirren. These matches become the "Paul Wright" story as he misses a last min penalty as Killie went down 0-1 to the Pars, however he made amends with a second half boxing day hat trick at Love St. this time Paul scores from the spot in the last min ! Gary Holt returns for the first time since the end of Nov. in their 3-1 win over the Saints. Killie conduct their AGM on Dec 24th !!! Killie's last match of the year at home to Rangers is postponed, not to playing conditions BUT fan travelling conditions .
Andy Battles the Jags in the Cup!
No happy new year for Killie as they get gubbed 0-6 by Celtic in Glasgow before the 3 week SPL winter break. Killie then returned to action in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup, and beat Partick Thistle, 1-0.thanks to an Ally Mitchell goal !.Killie will play at Inverness CT in the next round who came from 3 goals down to beat A*r Utd. Killie finish the month with a home 1-1 draw with Hibs, with Garry Hay netting for Killie. It is also reported that the Gary Holt saga is close to being over with Gary reported is willing to accept Killie's final contract offer to him ! Killie are 4th in the SPL with 40 points from 25 matches.
McLaren & Co Celebrate
No improvement in Killie's home form to start Feb as they go down 1-2 to Motherwell at home with Craig Dargo scoring for Killie with the last kick of the ball. Feb 6th Killie took on St Mirren Scottish League Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park and won 3-0, with goals from McLaren, Dargo (right) & Canero, Killie will play Celtic in the Final. It is announced that Killie star Gary Holt will be leaving having rejected Killie's final offer to him. St Johnstone away was the next Sunday SKY match and Peter Canero scored the winner with the last Kick of the ball as Killie win 2-1, after Craig Dargo scored in his third consecutive match. Fourth round Scottish Cup action was next Killie drew 1-1 at Inverness, with Garry Hay scoring 30 seconds after Caley had scored, for a 10 man Killie outfit as Andy McLaren was sent off ! This draw means Killie will now play 4 straight at Rugby Park before the CIS Final ! Dundee Utd, Inverness (replay), Aberdeen & Rangers ! The winner of the Killie/Caley was rewarded with a home draw against Hibs in the next round ! To start the "Home Stand" Killie & Dundee Utd play to a dire 0-0 draw, and then the Inverness Replay is abandoned after 28 mins with McLaren having missed a penalty for Killie, their is much bad press for Killie about the game even being "on" before the cancellation occurred ! The replay will now "bump" the Rangers home SPL the following week with Killie now losing out on their share of the SKY TV money !
"We Were There"
Killie play to a better 0-0 draw at home with Aberdeen to start the month. Inverness were again next as Killie in the Scottish Cup and they pull off a 2-1 comeback win with goals from Kevin McGowne & Paul Wright from the spot. So Killie then took their place in the Quarter Final to Host Hibs and lost 0-1 to a goal scored in the 93rd min of the match ! Neither McLaren (who came on a sub) or Dargo were fit due to the flu ! Killie then lost next in midweek to Hearts 0-3 after keeper Marshall is red-carded. Killie's biggest outing of the season was to come next as they went down 0-3 to Celtic in the CIS Cup Final. After a decent first half Killie caved in with the loss of Ian Durrant after 38 mins, and a deflected shot for the Tic's 2nd !! Gary Holt is transferred to Norwich after the match, and Martin Baker then vows never to play for Bobby Williamson again as he is left out of the Final squad ! Baker then apologises ! Before the transfer deadline Killie swoop for the Airdrie Spanish duo of Jesus Sanjuan & Antonio Calderon ! Sanjuan makes a dream debut against Dundee laying on the opener for Craig Dargo, then leaves the match with a knee injury. Killie go on to get a 2-2 draw, after Dargo is sent off, and Alan Mahood was the man who pulled Killie even ! Killie's point ensure a top 6 SPL finish for the season. Killie are 5th in the SPL with 46 points from 31 matches.
Gus, Andy & Ally Celebrate Pars Home Win
Prior to the Pars home match Andy Smith is freed to sign with Raith Rovers, Craig Dargo gets a 3 match ban, & Garry Hay signs a new 3 year deal with Killie ! Killie then do go on to get their first home SPL win since Oct, 2-1 over Dunfermline, with Gus & Super Ally notching the goals.
Killie move back into 4th, and it looks like they will have to battle Hearts for a place in next seasons UEFA Cup ! Killie then face Rangers at home and lose 2-1, Garry Hay netting for Killie, with Ally McCoist missing a first half penalty ! It is learned that just prior to the match that assistant Killie boss Jim Clark has been hospitalised with a brain condition ! With 33 matches played the SPL "split" happens and Killie lead Hearts by 2 points with 49 from 33 matches.
Manager Bobby Williamson is then named as stand-in Scotland Under-21 Boss for their clash in Poland, which had some Killie some fans concerned that it may impede Killie's build-up to Hearts match, their second after the "split". To add to this ...The Hearts match has been brought forward to the Friday for a SKY TV audience. Killie then have a Press Conference to announce that children under 16 will get into Rugby Park free next season ! Killie do get a decent result to start their last 5 SPL fixtures with a point at Easter Road, with Christophe Cocard netting for Killie first in a 1-1 draw.
Andy McLaren is the drafted into the Scotland squad for the friendly in Poland, and he earns his first cap with a decent second half sub. performance ! The most important match of the season arrives on Friday the 29th as Killie host Hearts. The game ends in a 1-1 draw with Niemi in the Hearts goal having an inspired match. Kevin McGowne scores a brilliant free kick from outside the box, to help Killie maintain their 3 point cushion between them and Hearts, but Killie miss a great chance to wrap up a Euro spot as Christophe Cocard misses a first half spot kick !
Bobby, Coisty & Co Celebrate Euro Qualification
Chris Innes signs a new 3 year deal with Killie. Freddie Dindeleux signs a 2 year contract extension also . Killie then lose their next 2 away matches at Dundee 1-2 & Rangers 1-5, with Craig Dargo netting on both occasions for Killie. McCoist is on the bench at Ibrox and does not play, and Williamson is subject to a lot of abuse from the Rangers fans.
It is now becoming clear that Paul Wright is going to be moving on, and many Killie fans feel "Bunion" is getting similar treatment as Monty did when he left the club in 1998.
Ian Welch, the Killie CEO, announces his resignation. The FC Killie ladies team beat Ayr in the Scottish Cup Final. Killie's last SPL match Vs Celtic at home is moved to SKY TV, and Killie will need a win if Hearts beat Dundee , to qualify for Europe next season. Craig Dargo (pictured right with baz) wins the www.killiefc.com 2000-01 Player of the Year award ! With the Scottish Cup on their mind Celtic field a weakened side, and Alan Mahood nets the only goal to put Killie in Europe, to give Killie a vital 1-0 win over SPL Champions Celtic.
Then the celebrations began with the Killie players and management team getting deserved applause for a marvelous end to the season. There was also a terrific reception for strikers Paul Wright and Ally McCoist, both of whom have ended their playing relationship with the Rugby Park side. Before the end of May Alan Mahood, Colin Meldrum & Colin Stewart all accept new contracts to stay with Killie.
Finishing fourth in the SPL with 54 points from 38 matches, qualifying for Europe, reaching the CIS Cup final and the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup ... tell us ...it has was a pretty darn good year.
Our policy relating to data collection and privacy has fairness at its heart and is never intended to cause objection or complaint and to that end if there is any dubiety we will not store your information. As a business we wish to stay in communication with your and keep you up to date with news, offers and updates on our product which you may find of interest, but we will only do this with your clear and specific consent.
KILLIE FC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
KILLIE FC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13th Jun 2018
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and offline.
Where we collect this information
As a business we collect data for a number of sources, but our data policy applies to all of the following including personal data collected at reception, check in, exhibitions, on and off-line competitions, guest questionnaires, online bookings, online communications, digital newsletter sign ups from websites and social media, shared promotions with partners and others not listed.
We confirm that unless specific consent is given by the user the information shared will not be stored beyond the purpose intended. If specific consent is given to use the information collected it will be stored securely and digitally encrypted and password protected.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data, using Google Analytics normally but on occasion other aggregation tools that advise us about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Ã¢âÂ whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
Ã¢âÂ if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us or by clicking unsubscribe where available.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting only if you specifically consent to us that you wish this to happen.
We undertake that third parties will only include businesses that support our business and your stay such as travel providers, visitor attractions, event providers and others directly related to our business offering.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us [email protected] as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Our Website and In House Data Collection Policy
Our email collection policy is fully consent based and in entering your details clear consent is given by the user to receive future marketing materials from ourselves. The following information makes clear our policy on use of consent based email marketing and communications.
What we collect
We may collect the following information on a consent only basis:
Ã¢âÂ name and job title
Ã¢âÂ contact information including email address
Ã¢âÂ demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
Ã¢âÂ other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
The majority of the information we gather is required for contractual and legal purposes and to allow us to offer products and services as purchased.
When consent is given to use the information for marketing and communication purposes it is used for the following reasons:
Ã¢âÂ We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
Ã¢âÂ From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you using your provided email address for market research purposes.
Your information will never be shared with any third parties and at all times you have the right to unsubscribe permanently from our database with a simple click of the unsubscribe information at which time your details will be deleted from the mailing lists and removed from the database permanently with no archived records retained.
Your use of the Killie FC Web Site is subject to these terms and by using the Site you show your agreement to such terms. If you do not accept our terms, please do not use the Web Site.
This Web Site belongs to Killie FC.
Headings used in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
The images, logos and names on this Web Site which identify Killie FC or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of Killie FC and/or the relevant third parties. Nothing contained in this Web Site shall be deemed to confer on any person any license or right on the part of Killie FC or any third party with respect to any such image, logo or name.
Killie FC reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or cease to supply any product or service contained on this Web Site. In the event that such removal takes place we shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for such removal.
Telephone calls using the telephone numbers provided on this Web Site and email correspondence with Killie FC at the email addresses accessible through, or discernible from, this Web Site may be recorded or monitored. By using such communication methods you are consenting to the recording or monitoring of the same.
The price of calls may vary depending on your telecoms supplier. Please check with your operator for exact charges.
This Web Site is for non-commercial, personal use only. The services contained on this Web Site may be supplied on a commercial basis on payment to Killie FC or its service or product suppliers of its charges from time to time. Please contact us on Email: [email protected]
In the event that you use any of the services contained on this Web Site for commercial use, Killie FC shall be entitled to charge you at its applicable rates in respect of such commercial use.
The copyright in the material contained in this Web Site belongs to Killie FC or its licensed source. Any person may copy any part of this material, subject to the following conditions:
the material may not be used for commercial purposes;
the copies must retain any copyrights or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material;
the products and technology or processes described in this Web Site may be subject to other intellectual property rights reserved by Killie FC or by other third parties with no license granted in respect of those intellectual property rights); images on this Web Site are protected by copyright as its text by IPR and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without the written permission of their respective owner(s).
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes on the Web Site. It is your responsibility to review the Web Site terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the latest terms and conditions. Your use of this Web Site after a change has been posted will be deemed to signify your acceptance of the modified terms and conditions. We recommend that you print off and retain for your records a copy of these terms and conditions from time to time and a copy of any terms and conditions relating to any product or service which you apply for online, together with any related application form completed and submitted.
Any amendment to terms and conditions must be agreed in writing by us, or, if appropriate, by the relevant company or individual supplier with whom you contract.
Whilst Killie FC has taken due care and attention in the preparation of the contents of this Web Site, this Web Site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos, icons regarding or relating to Killie FC or our products and services marketed on the site (or to third party products and services), are provided on an 'as is' basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
To the extent permitted by law, all such terms and warranties are hereby excluded. In no event will Killie FC be liable, whether in contract or tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise for any losses sustained and arising out of or in connection with use of this Web Site including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill (in all these cases whether direct or indirect) nor any indirect, economic, consequential or special loss.
Killie FC does not represent that the information contained in this Web Site is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this Web Site or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.
Killie FC does not warrant that the functions or materials accessible from or contained in this Web Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this Web Site or the server that makes it available are virus or bug free or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.
If any of these Terms and Conditions (or any terms and conditions relating to a product or service referred to in this Web Site) should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which such terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability, and in relation to such state or country only, such terms or condition shall be deleted and severed from the rest of the relevant terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude Killie FC's liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence of Killie FC.
All Intellectual Property Rights (including, without limitation, all database rights, rights in designs, rights in know-how, patents and rights in inventions (in all cases whether registered or unregistered and including all rights to apply for registration) and all other intellectual or industrial property rights in any jurisdiction) in any information, content, materials, data or processes contained in or to this Web Site belong to Killie FC or its licensed source. All rights of Killie FC in such Intellectual Property Rights are hereby reserved.
Killie FC makes no representation that any product or service referred to on or through the Web Site is appropriate for use, or available in other locations. The information and other materials contained in this Web Site may not satisfy the laws of any other country and those who choose to access this Site from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
These Terms and Conditions and any terms and conditions relating to products or services described in this Web Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Scotland. Disputes arising in relation to the same shall, unless otherwise expressly agreed, be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.
Certain (hypertext) links, advertisements or suppliers promotion will lead you to Web Sites that are not under the control of Killie FC. When you activate any of these links, you will leave Killie FC Web Site by opening a new window and we have no control over and will accept no responsibility or liability in respect of the material on any such other Web Site. By allowing links with third party Web Sites Killie FC does not intend to solicit business or offer any security to any person in any country, directly or indirectly.
Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but its due performance is subject to cancellation by Killie FC or to such variation as we may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials or supplies or as a result of any act of God, War, Strike, Lockout or other labour dispute, Fire, Flood, Drought, Legislation, or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond the sellers control.
We have tried to make this website as accessible as possible and easy to use for everyone, regardless of circumstance or ability.
All our page templates comply with the WCAG Priority 2 checkpoints as a minimum requirement. And we make every effort to ensure that all the content on our site meets this standard too. We are making every effort to ensure that we don't exclude any users. For example:
We try to publish all our text content as accessible HTML rather than in other formats such as PDF. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats our policy is to make them as accessible as we can.