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WEEK NUMBER 10        11/09/18



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Scottish Football Supporters Survey

Supporters Direct Scotland has  launched its Scottish Football Supporters Survey for 2018 and encourages Ayr United supporters to take part to help Scottish Football score a golden future.


Officially recognised as the lead supporters’ group in Scotland by the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) and the Scottish Football Association (Scottish FA), Supporters Direct Scotland has established a formal means to engage with the game’s key decision makers and represent fans’ views.


Outcomes from 2017 were formally presented to the Scottish FA’s Professional Game Board and the Scottish FA Congress in December 2017, the latter of which includes representatives from all areas of football in Scotland.


Almost 14,000 supporters participated in last year’s survey, outcomes included:

  • Value for money considered, “the biggest threat to the future of the game in the next five years”
  • Ticket pricing, kick off times and the relationship fans have with their clubs considered to be the three most important factors in decision to attend a game

You can read more about the results of the 2017 survey, and the resulting “asks” by visiting www.scottishsupporters.net.


Survey will be setup annually over the next three years to allow to measure results and improvements. It will cover the following:


  • Value for money
  • Fan experience
  • Supporter engagement


This year’s findings will be reviewed by Supporters’ Direct Scotland, SPFL, the Scottish FA and also an insight group consisting of key media and communications staff from various SPFL clubs.


You can participate in the survey by clicking this link – www.scottishsupporters.net/survey


The survey will run for two weeks closing on Sunday 16 September.

Car Park changes

Due to an increase in crowds we are making a slight change to the rules for the car park in front of the main stand.

There will now be no cash entry to the car park.

The only cars that will be allowed to gain entry to the car park on a Saturday are staff, officials, players and blue badge and car park pass holders. We still have car park passes available to buy in the club shop at a cost of £20.

The car park will now be closing at 2.50pm on a matchday and this is for safety purposes due to crowds gathering at the Somerset Road end turnstiles.


Armed Forces Day

Ayr United will be hosting our Armed Forces Day for the home match against Falkirk on Saturday 15th September. 

Armed Forces Day Organiser, Captain Mick Green of 6 SCOTS has expressed his delight the event will run for a 3rd consecutive year stating “ As always I wish to thank all connected with Ayr United Football Club in supporting the Armed Forces Day Event allowing all Serving & Veterans free entry to the match versus Falkirk on Sept 15th.  The importance in recognising our Armed Forces is important and even more so in this the centenary year since the end of World War 1.  This gesture by Ayr United also continues to show the importance of our local community and military joining forces and supporting each other. The military has deep roots in Ayr and the surrounding towns and villages and this Armed Forces Day allows those who have served past and present to be recognised, as well as keeping the military in the public eye”.

As with last year the point of contact for the event will be Capt Michael Green 6 SCOTS. If you would like to attend please contact Captain Green by phone (07739997964) or by email michael.green786@mod.uk

Racenight raises £2500

On Saturday 25th August our supporters team, KaisAyr, organised and ran a racenight with all the proceeds going to the AU500fund.

KaisAyr would like to thank all the race sponsors, people who attended the racenight, bought tickets and donated raffle prizes. The total raised has been £2574.

This is a fantastic total and everyone at the club hugely appreciates the effort that goes in to make a night like this successful. Well done and thank you to all.

Queen of the South 5 Ayr Utd 0

Queen of the South 5 v 0 Ayr United

by AUmedia

High flying United were brought down to earth with a bump as Dumfries’ deadly Dobbie fired in four and had the comfort to shrug off a penalty miss, while former Honest Man Gary Harkins joined in with a superlative strike to take the total to five. To add to injury, Ayr were reduced to 10 men in the 78th min, when Daniel Harvie received a second yellow for throwing the ball at an opposing player.

Ayr just never managed to get into the game and were blown away by a superb first-half performance from Queens who took the game to United and the Ayrshire men were not given the chance to settle. The confidence and stability of the United rear-guard from earlier weeks disappeared and had an unsettled appearance, struggling to cope with Dobbie, Dykes and Stirling in particular.

Queens early pressure saw Doohan saving from a Dykes header and Dobbie suggesting what was to come with a delightful curling shot from the edge of the box going just wide, with Harkins pulling the strings in the build-up to both attempts.

It wasn’t long before Queens went ahead. Dobbie received the ball from Dykes, cut across the face of the United box, turned and evaded a light-weight challenge from Kerr, then blasted a curling drive into the top corner from 18 yards.

On 13 mins midfielder Josh Todd was lucky not to be red carded as a straight legged, off the ground, studs up challenge caught Andy Geggan square on the shin, but referee Colin Steven saw this only worthy of a yellow.

5 mins later and Queens were 2 up courtesy of a Dobbie penalty. Stirling darted through the centre of the United defence and went down heavily under very little or no contact from Daniel Harvie, but referee Steven had no doubt and pointed to the spot. Despite his protestations, Harvie was booked, and this would later come back to haunt the United defender. Dobbie stepped up, put Doohan the wrong way and doubled Queens’ lead.

Before United had time to blink, it was three for Dobbie and 3 – 0 for Queens.  Under pressure from Murdoch, Dykes poked the ball through to Dobbie whose perfectly timed run saw him played onside by Harvie and into the box. The striker then took the ball round keeper Doohan and stroked the ball home.

United’s first chance came on 27 mins, Harvie crossing into the box from the left, by-passing Forrest before Shankland took control and unleashed a shot that Martin did well to save.

Still, Queens dominated and looked hungry for more. With 30 mins on the clock, they should have added to their tally. An uncharacteristically poor pass forward by Rose near the halfway line gifted the ball to Dobbie who pushed forward. Dobbie bypassed Rose by slipping the ball left to Dykes who went into the box one-on-one with keeper Doohan. Rose first pushed the Queens’ man in the back, then clipped his legs creating a certain penalty. Rose could regard himself a very lucky man only to receive a yellow from the referee, but the stage was set for Dobbie to grab his fourth, but the on-form striker fluffed his lines with Doohan diving to his right to turn the ball wide.

On 33 mins Ayr had their second chance of the half, Forrest latching on to a knockdown by Geggan before seeing his shot from 18 yards being turned away by keeper Martin.

If Ayr thought that they were starting to get back into the match, Queens had other ideas and went four up just 3 mins later with a superb strike from Harkins. The former Ayr man turned past Crawford and into the box on the right before delightfully curling the ball into the net at the far post.

Shortly after, Ayr were furious that they weren’t awarded a penalty when Shankland rose to meet a ball and appeared to be pushed two-handedly in the back by Marshall sending him to the ground, but the referee Steven waved play on.

With 6 mins to the break, Queen’ Michael Doyle surprisingly escaped a red card after intentionally blocking an Ayr freekick, then chasing after Mark Kerr on two occasions to go head to head with the Ayr man. Multiple handbag and playground-like shoving ensued between members of both teams before referee Steven decided to award Kerr and Doyle yellow cards.

At halftime, it was 4 – 0 Queens and they had created a comfort zone that allowed them to cruise in the second half, defending in depth but set up for quick breakaways. United replaced Rose and Kerr with Smith and Bell but the game felt well beyond recovery.

United came more into the game but found it impossible to break through the Queens’ defence although there were signs that dignity could be saved by grabbing at least one goal.  With 73 mins gone, Alan Forrest looked to have pulled one back as he dribbled into the box from the left, then rounded Martin only to see his shot strike the heel of a defender and go clear.

On 76 mins referee Steven again seemed to have misplaced his penalty glasses where Ayr were concerned as he denied what appeared to be a stone-waller. After Crawford had nipped in to steal the ball Andy Stirling blatantly pulled the United man back by his Jersey, holding it out like a sail, just yards from the referee, but somehow the official missed it and waved play on. Twice lucky for the Queens’ man who had already been booked.

If they weren’t already, Ayr were consigned to defeat on 78 mins when Harvie gained his second yellow and was sent from the pitch for losing his cool and hitting the ball off of Stirling after play had been stopped for a freekick.

On 83 mins it was 5 – 0. Substitute Steven Bell let a long ball bounce past him straight to Dykes who beat Bell again before finding Dobbie who fired home. Game set, and match to Queen of the South.

Queen of the South

Martin, Mercer. Marshall, Doyle, Stirling, Jacobs, Todd, Dobbie, Semple, Harkins, Dykes Substitutes: Leighfield, Watson, Murray, Bell, Harvey, Ivison

Ayr United

Doohan, Harvie, Kerr, Rose, Geggan, Moffat, Crawford, Forrest, Adams, Shankland, Murdoch Substitutes: Hare-Reid. Moore, McDaid, McGuffie, Ferguson, Bell, Smith

Referee: Colin Steven

Attendance: 2,498

Message from Manager

Ian said :”I would like to place on record my thanks to the Chairman, our board of directors and Lawrence Shankland.

Over the last couple of days we have received several more bids for Lawrence however those bids were rejected and Lawrence at no point had any interest in leaving this club.

I am sure all our fans know that if Lawrence continues performing the way he has that he will be moving on at the end of the season and if that is the case he will go with the absolute best wishes of everyone at the club.”

Ibrox ticket information

We have been given an allocation of 916 tickets for the Betfred Cup Quarter Final against Rangers at Ibrox.

When we were given the allocation we immediately went back to Rangers and explained that we would require a much bigger allocation however they gave us a detailed explanation as to why they were unable to do so, and that we have been given the same number of tickets as all clubs visiting Ibrox this season. We contacted the SPFL following this to check if they were able to help with the situation however there is nothing in the rules of the competition regarding away ticket allocations.

This is the first time in many many years that we will not be able to satisfy the demand for tickets from our supporters and we fully understand how frustrating and disappointing it will be to those who wish to be at the game and don’t get a ticket.

Tickets will be available only to Season Ticket Holders and Shareholders to a maximum of two per person on a first come first served basis.

This will include Panda Pals season tickets however if buying one ticket for the match with the season ticket voucher it must be a junior ticket and if buying two tickets one of the two must be a junior.

The club shop will be open from on Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th September from 2pm – 8pm both days for ticket sales and Voucher 1 from your season ticket must be produced.

Ticket prices and brackets are as follows.

ADULT – £20 (18 & over)

CONCESSION – £15 (Over65s & 16/17 year olds)

JUNIOR – £10 (under 16s)

There will be no phone or online sales.

Queen of the South match information

Match preview

Queen of the South vs Ayr United

Ladbrokes Championship

Saturday 1st September 2018. Kick off 3pm

Team News – Every player is fit and available.

Ian says :”We are in the good position of having everyone available for selection however it also means that we have decisions to make. We have had a good start but there are only 3 league games gone and Queens had a great result last week so both teams will head into the game with confidence. No doubt we will have a really good support backing us and as always we will look to give them something to celebrate.”

The following is information provided from Queen of the South.

Turnstile numbers for visiting fans, section of the ground

BDS Digital (East) Stand sections 6 to 9 have been set aside for Ayr Utd supporters. Turnstiles 3 and 4 will be in use. The away stand catering outlet will be available for use of Ayr Utd supporters. Catering is also available in the Arena café where a full menu is available before kick-off.


Tickets, location of sales & entry cost

Entry is by ticket only. The away ticket office will be open for away supporters from around 12 noon and is situated adjacent to the BDS Digital Stand turnstile numbers 3 and 4. In addition, supporters who choose to park in the Arena car park have access to a ticket office at that location.


Please note that the away ticket office is a CASH ONLY office. Should spectators wish to pay by card then they should purchase their tickets at the Arena ticket office.


A sizeable away support is expected. Spectators should arrive in plenty of time to ensure that they purchase their ticket and gain entry to the stadium for the kick off. Turnstiles open for admission at 2.00 p.m. Ayr Utd supporters may wish to purchase tickets when dropped off at ground and before travelling across town for refreshments. This would save unnecessary queueing on return to the ground.


Ticket prices are:


Adults £18
Concessions £10
Under 16 £5
Adult Accessible £8
Conc. Accessible £5
U16 Accessible £3


Car Parking/Bus Parking and any on-street restrictions

It is suggested that buses/minibuses drop off their passengers in Terregles St/King Street and thereafter park on College Mains road just off the roundabout with the A76 on the town bypass (adjacent to Curry’s/PC World, as the other side at Aldi is the access road to the ambulance depot and is extremely busy). Pick up should be the same location.



Any local roadworks etc. that may cause delays

There are no known roadworks in the area that will cause any delays.

Disabled access

Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of BDS Digital stand. There is a layby on King Street for vehicles to drop their passengers for flat access to the ground. Disabled parking is available on the north side of the BDS Digital Stand or at the Arena car park. The cost of entry of 1 personal assistant is included in the price of the accessible ticket.


Specific advice for away fans in respect of condition of entry e.g. searching policy, unacceptable behaviour?

QOS have adopted a robust search policy for spectators entering the ground to ensure that ground rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, especially in relation to pyrotechnic devices and controlled containers. Palmerston Park is a non-smoking venue, this includes e cigarettes and other such devices. Stewards are empowered to eject spectators who disobey these rules. All spectators are requested to abide by our unacceptable behavior policy. No persons will be admitted to the ground who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol.


Queen of the South FC look forward to hosting you at Palmerston and wish you a safe and enjoyable journey to and from our stadium. Further information can be accessed via our website qosfc.com and social media.

Club Statement

With an extremely important game on Saturday we felt it necessary to respond to media speculation.

Falkirk Football Club acted impeccably in the conversations we had regarding our manager, Ian McCall.

Ian said :”I had a very brief meeting with Falkirk and made the decision to stay at Ayr United.

I believe we have a young and exciting team. The club is moving in the right direction, though there is still a lot of hard work to do and I have a very personal debt to our Chairman, Lachlan Cameron.

Having played and managed at Falkirk before I am very aware they are a very special football club and I wish them all the best.”