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Goalden Goal is back!

GOALDEN GOAL is back! The Honest Men Trust’s popular competition that gives you the chance to win up to £45 each time Ayr United play. The competition will run again for United’s last 10 League 1 games of this season, starting with the home game against Forfar Athletic on Tuesday 4th March. For anyone new to the competition, entrants are allocated a different ‘minute’ for Ayr United games and if the first Ayr United goal is scored in that minute – you’re the winner of the cash prize! Entry costs £10 – just £1 per game. The value of the prize for each game will be 50% of the funds raised or a voucher for the Ayr United Club Shop (rounded up to the nearest £10). Proceeds from the game will allow The Honest Men Trust to continue their support for Ayr United Football Club and Football Academy. For full details and to sign up visit: http://www.thehonestmentrust.co.uk/goaldengoal/...

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Ayr United Community Ownership – Update

The working group examining the transfer of Ayr United into community ownership have released a second Information Bulletin, outlining the people and parties involved in the group, including The Honest Men Trust. Click on the link to read the Bulletin and register your details if you haven’t already....

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Comedy Night tickets now on sale!

Tickets for the Comedy Night at the Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite on Friday 18th October 2013 are now availalble to buy at the Somerset Park club shop and hospitality suite.  Tickets cost £8 with a discount available for Trust members. You can find out more details about the comedy night here. Bob Doolally’s First Farewell Tour with Phil Differ  is presented by Fair Pley in association with Supporter’s Direct and the Co-Op Membership. Co-operative Membership in Scotland is delighted be assisting with a second comedy tour to help five supporters trusts to promote fan ownership and control of their clubs. Supporters Direct, the umbrella body for Supporters Trusts are urging fans to get behind their local Trust. Supporters Trusts ensure both the survival of their clubs and their development under local, democratic control. On the world stage FC Barcelona is founded on these very principles. David Dugan, from the Co-Op says: “The mutual model on which Supporters Trusts are based is a form of co-operative. We are delighted to continue to help Supporters Direct promote fan-ownership across Scotland. The days of “sugar daddies” arriving and departing on a whim are a thing of the past. We also recognise the huge amount of work undertaken by Trust members and we know that these comedy nights will be a reward for that work and attract new members and interest for each Trust. Supporter’s Direct project manager, Mark Reid, says; “Supporter Involvement and Supporter Ownership in football clubs across Scotland is the corner stone of what Supporters Direct Scotland represent. The importance that supporters and Football Trusts can play not only to develop their football clubs on match days, but in assisting the development and growth of their local communities can be profound and hugely beneficial to all within that community.” “The Bob Doolally Comedy Tour is another example of Football Trusts working in association with The Co-op group and Supporters Direct Scotland to offer local residents the opportunity to have a thoroughly enjoyable night while contributing to the on-going work of the Football Trust founded on the Co-operative principles that are at the centre of everything they do.” As Fair Pley, the tour managers, put it, “It’s been a real eye-opener to see all the work that each Trust puts in week in, week out. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed and hopefully each trust will be able to raise much needed funds into the...

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Goalden Goal Week 1 – Result

Sundays are always enjoyable after a win.  It was, who else, but Michael Moffat with the first Goalden Goal of the season at Hampden Park in the 53rd minute. Well done to Steve Haywood who is our winner and picks up £33.50 or a £40 Club Shop Voucher Next up: the Partick Thistle game on Tuesday 6th August. There is still time to enter this part of the competition by entering via the Goalden Goal...

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Goalden Goal – Week 1

Well its finally here – FOOTBALL IS BACK! GOALDEN GOAL IS BACK!! A huge thank you for signing up for Goalden Goal this season. The response has been fantastic. 67 minutes have been sold – over 30 more than last season – a big boost to the Trust. Special thanks to John Todd and all at the Club Shop for backing us this year (more on that later). For anyone needing a reminder of how this works, if Ayr United’s first goal is scored in the minute you’ve been drawn (listed below), you win! We use the minute given by the BBC website. If Ayr don’t score – or the goal is scored in a minute someone doesn’t have – the prize will roll over. The prize each match is £33.50 OR a £40 Club Shop Voucher. Got that? I’ve looked up the the Honest Men’s odds for winning the Scottish Cup – 500/1 so I guess if we can’t finish the season at Hampden Park we might as well start it there.  Queen’s Park haven’t beaten us at the National Stadium since September 1982 and I’m confident we’ll be celebrating a win. You can’t beat a bit of pre-season optimism! Good Luck! Alistair Alan McGill 2 Alistair McHarg 1 Alistair Gemmell 69 Alan McGill 2 Alistair McHarg 1 Callum Yorke 3 Allan Gemmell 13 Derek Chapman 4 Ally Palmer 87 June Inglis 5 Barry Smith 82 Dave Smith 6 Brenda Dalton 41 7 Callum Yorke 3 Tom Eccles 8 Charlene Dalton 21 Russell McMillan 9 Chris Rae 86 10 Club Shop 46 Patrick McCurdie 11 Club Shop 72 Thomas Slider 12 Club Shop 35 Allan Gemmell 13 Club Shop 88 Linda Gemmell 14 Club Shop 19 15 Colin Inglis 56 Neil Bone 16 Colin Sturgeon 59 Neil Bone 17 Colin Wilson 22 Simon Filippi 18 Craig Leith 50 Club Shop 19 Dan Peck 34 20 Dave Smith 6 Charlene Dalton 21 David Eccles 89 Colin Wilson 22 Davie Blyth 42 23 Dennis McLellan 24 Dennis McLellan 24 Derek Chapman 4 Ken Geddes 25 Douglas Davidson 47 Michael Dalton 26 Fraser McCallum 51 Neil Bone 27 Gordon McBarron 57 28 Gordon Smith 48 John Gemmell 29 Grant Urie 78 John Hunter 30 Jennifer Doolan 39 Jonathan Bain 31 John Boyle 44 Neil Boyle 32 John Dalton 58 33 John Gemmell 29 Dan Peck 34 John Hunter 30 Club Shop 35 John Rankin 71 Scott Kirkpatrick 36 Jonathan Bain 31 Lyn Farmer 37 June Inglis 5 Kenneth McLeod 38 Ken Geddes 25 Jennifer Doolan 39 Kenneth McLeod 38 Ronnie Caird 40 Kenny Fowler 68 Brenda Dalton 41 Linda Gemmell 14 Davie Blyth 42 Lyn Farmer...

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Club Shop backing Goalden Goal

The Honest Men Trust (THMT) is pleased to announce the Ayr United Club Shop is backing this season’s Goalden Goal competition. And this year’s winners now have a choice of prize, with club shop vouchers up for grabs to those with the lucky minute of Ayr United’s first goal. John Todd, Laurence Todd, Ronnie McJannet and the team at the club shop have bought five minutes for each of the 20 games the competition will run, starting with the Ramsdens Cup game at Queen’s Park on Saturday 27th July. For anyone who doesn’t know how Goalden Goal works, fans signing up for the competition are drawn a different minute, by random, for each of Ayr United’s first 20 competitive games.  If the first Ayr United goal 0f the game is scored in your minute – you’re the winner! For example, if you draw the 25th minute and Micheal Moffat smashes home Ayr’s first goal in the 25th minute – you win! Entry costs £1 per match and the prize each match will be 50% of the money raised that game or, new for this season, a club shop voucher to the equivalent value (rounded up to the nearest £10). Last season our biggest prize was £109.50 after a quadruple roll over and over £600 in prize money was paid out to those who took part. THMT are long running sponsors of the AyrUnited Football Academy, contributing over £1000 a season. We also back a number of Ayr United’s commercial opportunities and events including this Saturday’s shirt sponsorship draw. Proceeds from Goalden Goal will go directly to continuing our support. We have already had a great response to this year’s competition with over 50 people signed up but we’d love to sell out all 90 minutes for each game. Entering the competition couldn’t be easier: visit the Trust website and pay online using PayPal, send us a cheque or cash in the post or visit the Club Shop to sign up. For further details, rules and to enter the game visit the Goalden Goal...

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