Is it time to start taking Kilmarnock seriously?

EKBB

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Kilmarnock's recent record against the Yahoos is better than ours - at least they can actually beat them and don't shite the bed like us.

Kilmarnock's record over the last 12 months in the league is better than ours.

But, aye, Kilmarnock are pish and have no chance. Some great insights again.
We've probably got the worst record against them out of every other team in the division sadly.
 

dh1963

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Killie might have more points than anyone else over the last year.

They get points against all the top teams and drop few points against the bottom ones.

We can't ignore them, especially the way we keep suddenly dropping unexpected points.
 

Mbt79

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Yes, if all their players remain fit or they strengthen well in January. If not their squad looks light for a full go at it.

Clarke has them winning and there are no passengers in that team. They all work hard in every game.
 

Grezda Loyal

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Not a dig at Gerrard, but I think if Clarke had our group of players available to him he'd have a lot more points than Kilmarnock currently do.

The rate he's had that team picking up points over an extended period of time is remarkable.
 

PrivateAye72

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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.
I was assuming Celtic took 3 points in game 1/38 mate so if that gets replaced by 0 the it’s 75.
 

ca100

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Kilmarnock's recent record against the Yahoos is better than ours - at least they can actually beat them and don't shite the bed like us.

Kilmarnock's record over the last 12 months in the league is better than ours.

But, aye, Kilmarnock are pish and have no chance. Some great insights again.
I'd have to agree with this. Do the folk that are writing off Kilmarnock as title challengers see us as title challengers?
 

JD1872

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He’s done an incredible job there although the brand of football leaves a lot to be desired
 

Kingging

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Btw bookies offering 11/1 for killie to win Saturday. Way to generous

Killies form since January shows they are clearly a force to be reckoned with
 

Barrymoped

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

Their squad still isn’t good enough though.
This is it for me. He was an average EPL manager with West Brom which puts him well above the average manager in this league, and he has got the absolute best out of the squad he has, and has organised them like an old school Arsenal team, albeit at a lower level.

Killie hugely lucked out that a guy like Clarke who is an Ayrshire lad, was down on his luck in England, they couldn’t have gotten close to affording him otherwise
 

klos

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Everyone said that same about Hearts in August. However, what I will say is, Stevie Clarke has worked a minor miracle with them.
 

instructor

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I think I heard that from 1 January they are behind behind Celtic only by 3 points, so they have the longevity. Yes, they are an outisde bet for the title.
Celtic, Rangers, Kilmarnock the 1,2,3 for me at the end of the season.
 

RFCGTC

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Not a chance. They've done brillianly well so far but they have that awful pitch as a leveller and have been very fortunate not picking up injuries. Still want them to turn over the mhanks tho at the weekend.
 

Blueranger45

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plastic pitch as a leveller
probably don't have every team play their cup final against them with 10 men behind the ball and kicking everything that moves and getting away with it

if it was Rugby Park then they might have had a chance but it will be the usual pumping and back to reality. This isn't any sort of wanting them to get beaten, it's just realistic
 

Jaws II

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Clarke was my choice for manager last summer.

More than happy we got SG.

However I would be concerned if he replaced Rodgers. If he can get a load of average players to perform like they have he might be able to do even better with a bigger budget.
 

Grezda Loyal

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As far as I've heard Clarke is wanting rid of that abomination of a plastic pitch by next season too. I remember Stevie Smith saying on RTV a while back that the Kilmarnock players despised it as much as the visiting players.
 

Liviger1984

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Still think they will fall away. Would love them to get a point at least at the weekend. Then we take advantage this time on Sunday.
 

.k.k.

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I'd be surprised if there still in contention come the end of the season but theve only lost once in their last 8 games?v Rangers and Celtic in the league. Theve proved they can compete with the top teams in the league consistently.
 

Luca Stroppi

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No it’s silly to think they can win the title, nothing is won in December and the month isn’t over yet. There was a time as a football fan I would have welcomed some other team emerging to challenge the usual two horse dominance but not now. These days I am only interested in us winning things and I just can’t see Killie going all the way and I don’t want to see them do it either as I can’t stand their FANS who are generally bitter wee diddy club arse holes but IF they did manage to win the league then it would be all credit to Clarke and his players but you’d also have to question the standard of the league overall if they won it.
 
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