Is it time to start taking Kilmarnock seriously?

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  1. Sherlock

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    Remember, nobody thought Leicester would win their league and finish above Man Utd., Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal etc., so you never know.
    However I don’t think they will finish any better than third.
     
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    I like how some people just assume they will get hammered on Saturday. Rogers has NEVER beaten Clarke. That’s not to say he won’t on Saturday but to simply dismiss them out of hand is ridiculous
     
  3. Barryhopez

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    I don't think they'll last the pace over the season tbh. However they are playing well, getting decent results and we shouldn't let arrogance get in the way of getting our job done.
     
  4. gersfanal

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    The other thing I would like to say is that the professional approach of our management squad will have analysts all over every other club's performances in the Premiership and therefore I am confident that Steven Gerrard will have the answers before kick off !
     
  5. Business_Bear

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    You might be correct but if we finish ahead of the filth theres a good chance we'll win the league.
     
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    For over a year they have performed at the same win level as Rangers and Celtic.

    Based on our game with them recently I was relieved to take a draw.

    The likely outcome is some of their players are sold in January and they fall away.

    It is a perfect situation for us that they head to the Piggery this weekend
     
  7. Supermac1872

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    It would read

    Killie 78
    Tims 78

    Surely?

    We should take them seriously, by investing in the squad in January and not relying on loanees to mount a title challenge.
     
  8. pelem

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    If they want to be up there challenging they have to go to the piggery and show they are capable of the challenge.
     
  9. All of the Lights

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    If they are still there after Christmas period, you’ve got to say yes. They’ve been consistent for over a year now and it’s approaching the half way point, more than just a bright start they’ve made.
     
  10. OZ1872

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    Many on here said last year was a fluke under Clarke yet here he is again up near the top.
    He is a quality manager at a small club and has them playing solid defensive football and they are picking up points.
    They have to be taken seriously and we have to beat them when we play them.

    I don’t expect them to get a result against the scum though and I think Celtic will win 1-0 or 2-0.
     
  12. Jaws II

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    Like us you mean:(
     
  13. devilman

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    They've done very well but I can't see them being a serious contender. Then again, I doubt anyone took Leicester very seriously either.
     
  14. OsoDeMadrid

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    I agree.
    Taking them as seriously as I took Hearts 4 weeks ago.
     
  15. Britannia

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    They’ll do the same as Hearts.
     
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    Big game on saturday for the tims, sadly at parkhead i can't see them getting beat, hoping i'm wrong.
     
  17. OsoDeMadrid

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    Second, most games played, top goals scored, best goal difference, pumped first 3-1(OG) this season , game in hand to go first. beaten 1-0 at worst in the league.
    Killie, eh, shite, scraping the barrel and 1-0s and top because theyve played more league games than those around them and by the skin of their teeth with half the goal difference.

    So if we have shown nothing, they've shown the square root of bugger all, multiplied by fuck all squared.
     
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    I remember reading a few weeks ago "Finding Hearts on top of the league is like finding an elephant up a tree, you don't know how it got there but you know it won't be there long":

    Comparisons to Leicester are nonsense, it's more like if Rotherham looked likely to win the EPL.

    What I do look at is how much better a job Clarke is doing than Steve Gerrard or the Tranny. If he replaced Rodgers I would be worried.
     
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    We are not in a position to be dismissing them.

    They have took more points than us since Clarke took over and sit above us in the league.

    They deserve respect.
     
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    We heard all this shit about Hearts.
     
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    They don't have the squad
     
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    I don't think they will.
     
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    Playing everyone home and away, versus playing them twice home and away is a different animal. If you look at Leicester that year, by mid-January, they had played most of their tough games. The better teams needed to come to them and their away games were against lower level opposition. A great accomplishment, but it was almost like they snuck through Christmas and had the easiest fixture list remaining.

    Killie would still have away games against us and them, as well as trips to Edinburgh and you'd assume Aberdeen after Christmas. If they were still leading after some of those tough away games in January, then you'd need to pay attention. That's almost 10 games away.
     
  25. jaws73

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    Kilmarnock have faced Celtic four times since Clarke’s installation, winning twice and drawing the other two.

    Celtic have it all to prove in this particular fixture, not the other way around.
     
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    Worth noting they have one fit cb for Saturday.
    They'll be comfortable top 6 and probably top 4, but there's no chance they'll sustain a title challenge.
     
  27. TN8

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    Points win leagues. Since Clarke took over they've got more than us, and have beaten Celtic more times than we've managed in about 14 attempts. We've got absolutely no right to dismiss them.
     
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    Is this thread from the 1960s?
     
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    Clarke is working miracles there. Very impressive.
     
  30. BlueHaze

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    Every team should be taken seriously and considered a real threat,Our attitude and approach was all wrong last night we were far to complacent.
     
  31. Diego Maradona

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    Same question was asked of hearts 6 weeks ago. There is only one team that we have to consider, and it isn’t Killie.
     
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    Killie deserve praise & Clarke has done an astonishing job all things considered, but finish above Celtic & we will win the league!
     
  33. Cauldwell

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    No way, their players arent highly paid enough to win the league. How are 3 grand a week players supposed to win a league with teams who have much higher paid players. Dream on Killie.
     
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    Is it time to take the thought of Kirk broadfoot and Chris Burke lifting the league trophy seriously.
    No.
     
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    Seeing as we keep shitting the bed (even with a bigger squad) i'd say they've as much chance as us.
     
  38. Rev George Walker

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    No Celtic will steam roll them 2 or 3 nil
     
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  39. Helicopter_Spotter

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    Key difference is six weeks have passed, as you acknowledge, so hardly the same thing.
     
  40. Blues and Royals

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    I take their manager seriously, he’s well above Killie’s level.

    Their squad still isn’t good enough though.
     
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    Absolutely it is. Personally I don't think they could be champs but I'm taking them serious enough as a team that could help wreck our chances of first or second spot.
    I'm sure a lot on here not taking them seriously were saying we'd pump Aberdeen last night
     
  43. _DON_

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    I honestly believe that if Rangers and Celtic didn't have European football then we'd both be clear at the top of the league right now.
     
  44. Alex Venters

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    Don't think they've won at Beast FC in over 60 years.
     
  45. E10H

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    Records are there to be broken.

    A draw isn't shabby either.
     
  46. Aww Skew

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    Absolutely not, they’ll be doing well to finish 3rd
     
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    They play to a system, and don't wander away from that, and it makes them difficult to beat. However, it's a long season and they have a limited pool of players. They will be in the top six, but I think winning the title is not on the agenda.

    At the same time, we are chopping and changing our systems and formats. Once we get settled we will forge ahead.
     
  48. Diego Maradona

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    My point being they will fall apart, but you knew that anyway.
     
  49. EKBB

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    There's not a hope in hell they will win the league. I'm sure even the most die hard killie fan would admit that.

    They're having a fantastic season though.
     
  50. Blues and Royals

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    We had a similar thread about Hearts a few weeks ago.
     
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