Killie’s problems more than just a pie



As Jim Mann heads towards the exit door at Rugby Park the alarm bells must be ringing for the Killie fans as the club announced a £724,406 operating loss.

The financial plight of Kilmarnock is one that is common place in Scotland, but for Kilmarnock, this huge loss will be startling considering that they were declared debt-free after last year’s AGM.

The one constant at Kilmarnock in recent history seems to be upheaval. If it’s not the sacking of a manager or the going to war over a pie, there has been little happiness around Rugby Park.

The worry for many of the Killie faithful is the constant lurking in the background of Michael Johnson who has become the man who many of the fans have blamed for the club’s recent problems, and with the vacuum of power following Jim Mann’s resignation some fear that it may signal the return of Johnson.

With relegation still a possibly for the Ayrshire club, the problems could multiply as new manager Lee Clark tries to turn around an inconstant side, all of the hope will be pinned on the trio of Kris Boyd, Josh Magennis and Kalum Higginbotham to provide the goals to fire Kilmarnock out of the play-off places.

But whether they can is yet to be seen as every victory secured by Killie seems to be followed by a run of poor results which will heap pressure on the Englishman as he battles against the drop.

So is it all doom and gloom or is this the beginning of a new era at Killie?

For what is left of the season Lee Clark will be hoping he can stop the rot rather than add to the woes around Rugby Park and with no more Killie pies they will need something to keep the masses happy.


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