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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.