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AUFC Talk / Re: £5000 donation
Last post by shinglis - June 03, 2020, 18:37:19
That's an amazing total so quickly. Big thanks to all involved.
AUFC Talk / £5000 donation
Last post by rritayr - June 03, 2020, 18:09:59
AU500 fund has donated a further £5000 to the club this week making a total of £20000 since football was stopped due to Coronavirus.
Thank you to all who contributed including those who generously gave much loved memorabilia for raffles.
Ayr United - Archive / History / Re: Bobby Connor
Last post by shinglis - June 01, 2020, 19:35:32
@JmSG I have sent you a private message with full details.

Summary here:

QuoteRobert Connor
Full-back/Midfielder, 1977 - 1984 and 1996 - 1997
Robert Connor was called up from Ayr United Boys Club in the summer of 1977 and he made his first team debut in the season ahead. The date of his breakthrough was 15 March 1978, when Partick Thistle visited for a Premier Division fixture. A 3-1 defeat was suffered on that evening but he played sufficiently well to retain his place at left-back. The team on that occasion was : Sproat, Wells, Connor, Fleming, Hyslop, Hannah, Walker, McCall, Masterton, McCulloch and Cramond ; substitutes - McLaughlin and McDonald.
   "The world and his whippet have written off Ayr United as First Division fodder". These words were penned following his next League match, a 1-0 reverse at home to St.Mirren just days later. It was sadly true that the club was on course for the First Division, yet Robert Connor was considered to be one of the star players in that match.

              League                       Scottish Cup                   League Cup
                             Apps     Goals                Apps    Goals                  Apps     Goals
       1977-78              9           0                       0           0                        0            0
       1978-79             27          0                       1           0                        5            0
                  +3 sub. listings
       1979-80             36          9                       2           1                        4            0
                  +3 sub. listings 
       1980-81             38          8                       1           0                       10           4
                  +1 sub. listing   
       1981-82             28          0                       1           1                        3            1
                  +2 sub. listings                                                      +1 sub. listing
       1982-83             39          4                       1           0                        6            0
       1983-84             39          7                       1           0                        2            0
       1996-97             18          1                       1           0                        3            1
                              234         29                      8           2                       33           6
                 +9 sub. listings                                                       +1 sub. listing

General Discussion / Embed Twitter.
Last post by admin - June 01, 2020, 13:42:20
Fixed a bug where when you link to a twitter post it would not show.

Cut & paste and embed twitter now works ok.

AUFC Talk / Re: Player of the Year
Last post by shinglis - June 01, 2020, 11:41:47
Confirmed last night via twitter -

Player of the Year - Daniel Harvie
Young Player of the Year - Stephen Kelly

Congrats to both - think everyone would agree well deserved.
AUFC Talk / Re: Season Ticket Refund...
Last post by shinglis - June 01, 2020, 11:39:57
A few days left if you wish to apply for the season ticket refund.

QuoteScottish football has continued to try and navigate around what has become an incredibly difficult set of circumstances for everyone in recent times. Uncertainty and change are inevitable and Ayr United have tried to steer our way through the issues with an empathy to everyone involved but there is no ideal answer to the issues facing us all.  The assistance and goodwill from our fans to help the club has been incredible and we would like to thank everyone for their efforts. It has been very much appreciated and a timely reminder of how committed we all are to the future of this great club.

Whilst we face the biggest challenge in the clubs history, we are intent to do the right thing to our staff, players, fans and wider footballing circle. With this in mind, we are all in this together and are offering to make partial refunds available to all 2019/20 season ticket holders as follows:-

ADULT - £260 - PER GAME £13.33 - 4 GAMES £53.32

CONCESSION - £160 - PER GAME £8.88 - 4 GAMES £35.55
UNDER 18 - £55 - PER GAME £3.05 - 4 GAMES £12.22

PANDA PALS - £20 - PER GAME £1.11 - 4 GAMES £4.44

Refunds should be applied for by Friday the 5th June 2020 by emailing info@ayrunitedfc.co.uk with BACS  and season ticket details. With a vastly reduced staff please bear with us as we process any claims.

Ayr United are no different to every other club and cash flow is a major concern going forward. The total amount of refund following the above would be in the region of  £30000  so anyone not taking it up would greatly assist the club in the coming weeks and months.

We hope that we have some positive news soon about getting back to Somerset Park but in the meantime please everyone stay safe and can't wait to see you all soon.
Ayr United - Archive / History / Re: AUFC Archive Website
Last post by shinglis - June 01, 2020, 10:35:48
Just a small update. Moving the archive site from a development area to the live area today.
New site should be available for preview very soon.
Ayr United - Archive / History / Re: Bobby Connor
Last post by shinglis - June 01, 2020, 08:57:29
Welcome @JmSG to the forum. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you on your query. I will ensure the club historian gets to see it.

Yes, you are correct played between seasons 77 - 84 and also a second spell in 96-97 but with only 18 appearances and 1 goal.

Also, he returned to the club as Manager -

QuoteRobert Conner (4/3/2005 - 14/2/2007)

Robert Connor was appointed Manager and Robert Reilly his Assistant Manager in March 2005.  Results didn't go to well for the 'two Rabs' as they became known amongst supporters.  Season 2005/06 started with promise, however, but despite some good performances, the club did not even make the newly created play off's.

The following season began more promisingly and by Christmas 2006 the club was sitting in the second spot.  But a serious of bad results brightened only but a few good cup performances left the club in serious relegation trouble a mere six weeks later.  In mid-February 2007 the two Rabs were sacked by the club.

From Ayr United Archive
Ayr United - Archive / History / Re: Bobby Connor
Last post by JmSG - May 31, 2020, 11:46:49
the player in question is Robert "Bobby" Connor, Born: Kilmarnock in 4 August 1960, played in ayr United from 1977 to 1984, 223 games and scored 28 goals, later played in Dundee and Aberdeen, being international on 4 occasions, my doubt it is to know if he was more a central player in the midfield who could play as a left midfielder or was more of a sideline player being left midfielder and left back. Thank you
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