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 Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: dafc  
Date:   Fri 20 May 00:18

Maybe a wee club name change to take into account the new status of Dunfermline and a fresh start with no baggage from the old name haha

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Fri 20 May 05:53

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dafc, Fri 20 May 00:18

Maybe a wee club name change to take into account the new status of Dunfermline and a fresh start with no baggage from the old name haha


Aye but only if we get to keep all our honours and claim we’re still the same team 😉

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 20 May 07:00

"Maybe a wee club name change to take into account the new status of Dunfermline and a fresh start with no baggage from the old name hah"

When I first read this I wondered what you were on about dafc but have just seen the news. I am pleased that title has been restored as we had previously been a City and Royal Burgh until that title was removed I think by local government re-org in the mid seventies.

When I read it I let out a cheer, my mum and dad would have been delighted by that news.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 20 May 07:22

Dunfermline has never been an official city despite being a historic capital and Royal Burgh.

I`m still surprised that Scotrail didn`t look ahead and name Dunfermline Town (prev. Dunfermline Lower) to "Dunfermline Central" when they had the chance some years ago. Need to update their signage and timetables now.
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 20 May 07:35

How ironic that the place gains status as its football club loses it.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Fri 20 May 08:03

Dunfermline has always been a city

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Fri 20 May 08:25

I have it on good authority that moves have been afoot for sometimes to rebrand the club as Dunfermline City FC. This news will expedite the process. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes in a move that will see us become a Scottish feeder club for Manchester City
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 08:57

`I have it on good authority that moves have been afoot for sometimes to rebrand the club as Dunfermline City FC. This news will expedite the process. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes in a move that will see us become a Scottish feeder club for Manchester City`

I have no authority on this whatsoever, but I love this idea. We could be the next New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Girona etc etc

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 20 May 08:57

Leish has just been interviewed on Radio Scotland in his capacity as Provost of Fife; no mention of the Pars though.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Zimbo  
Date:   Fri 20 May 09:08

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wee eck, Fri 20 May 08:57

Leish has just been interviewed on Radio Scotland in his capacity as Provost of Fife; no mention of the Pars though.


I’ll bet he mentioned scoring at Ibrox though…
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 09:43

In all seriousness - I`d be supportive of a rebrand in principle.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 20 May 09:52

`Rebranding` makes a football club sound like a product.

I get annoyed when the BBC shows us on their results, fixtures, etc on their website as `Dunfermline` but other `Athletics` like Alloa, Forfar and Annan get their full name.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:25

I’m up for Dunfermline City FC
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:29

If we still had PG or JH in charge we could have followed in the footsteps of Brechin City.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:31

Would rather we kept our tradition. Would just make us a bigger laughing stock with rival fans. We’d be like Gretna 2008.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: M-PAR  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:45

Can’t be called townies anymore.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:51

`Rebranding` makes a football club sound like a product.

I get annoyed when the BBC shows us on their results, fixtures, etc on their website as `Dunfermline` but other `Athletics` like Alloa, Forfar and Annan get their full name.

It IS a product. The `City` brand (the official one associated with CFG) has a high brand value. We would attract some interest (and possibly some `global` fans) if we were associated with City.

I mean this is all hypothetical - I don`t think there`s any serious discussion - but I`m certainly not opposed in principle and can see an upside if we do it well.

The BBC website is surely down to character limits and nothing else.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:59

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The Boss, Fri 20 May 10:31

Would rather we kept our tradition. Would just make us a bigger laughing stock with rival fans. We’d be like Gretna 2008.


Completely disagree TB - tweaking your name to reflect a change to the categorisation and classification of the place you call home does not make you a laughing stock or bear any resemblance to Gretna’s rise and fall

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Fri 20 May 11:16

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DBP, Fri 20 May 10:59

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The Boss, Fri 20 May 10:31

Would rather we kept our tradition. Would just make us a bigger laughing stock with rival fans. We’d be like Gretna 2008.


Completely disagree TB - tweaking your name to reflect a change to the categorisation and classification of the place you call home does not make you a laughing stock or bear any resemblance to Gretna’s rise and fall

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It will to others though. We are Dunfermline Athletic FC. Our name is on the Scottish cup. Our club played in Europe etc not Dunfermline City.

St Johnstone didn’t change their name when they got city status.

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You like black and white
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Aylesbury_Par  
Date:   Fri 20 May 11:35

Would that have been an oxymoron: St Johns Town of Perth City Football Club? 🙂
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 20 May 11:41

`The BBC website is surely down to character limits and nothing else.`

They manage to cope with Wolverhampton Wanderers!

And what`s `CFG` when it`s at home?

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: p4r5f4n  
Date:   Fri 20 May 12:07

Didn’t a Juvenile or Amateur club called Dunfermline City play in the Rex Park in the sixties? They had some kind of link with the Pars I believe.
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Jjonjord  
Date:   Fri 20 May 12:08

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wee eck, Fri 20 May 11:41

And what`s `CFG` when it`s at home?


City Football Group. The company that owns Man City, New York City, Melbourne City, Yokohama Marinos, Girona.... And probably plenty others. Think they have an interest in a baseball team as well.
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 20 May 12:44

"The king sits in Dunfermline Town
Drinking the blood-red wine" from Sir Patrick Spens.

Updated version

"The king sits in Dunfermline City
Drinking the blood-red wine"

I like the new status very much but maybe doesn`t have the same poetic ring.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 20 May 12:50

Dunfermline City, founded 2022 - would that not erase the 1885 onwards honours etc. ?

The Pars survived……..?
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:15

City of Dunfermline Athletic FC!

Just to be different ken 😂

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:19

"Dunfermline City, founded 2022 - would that not erase the 1885 onwards honours etc. ?

The Pars survived……..?"


Clearly if you start a new club, you`ve no history - much like The Rangers 2012 version.

If you re-name an existing club, you might lose some identity, but it clearly doesn`t erase the history.

Fairly straightforward.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:24

A NO from me. I don`t see a need for changing it.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:40

Inverness CT, and Stirling Albion didn`t change their names.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Fri 20 May 15:44

It`s silly season with a new topic of the day.

I think it`s the worst idea since the last time anyone suggested Fife United.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Fri 20 May 15:49

Did Celtic not drop the athletic bit about 15-20 years ago?

Never really liked the athletic bit myself… too close to rhyming with pathetic and not always reflective of the team!

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:08

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DA-go Par Adonis, Fri 20 May 13:19

"Dunfermline City, founded 2022 - would that not erase the 1885 onwards honours etc. ?

The Pars survived……..?"


Clearly if you start a new club, you`ve no history - much like The Rangers 2012 version.

If you re-name an existing club, you might lose some identity, but it clearly doesn`t erase the history.

Fairly straightforward.


Straightforward ?
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:12

I don`t know anything about city status, but does it bring lots of perks since so many towns apply for it?

I wonder why Brechin, which is little more than a village, has a football team called Brechin City? Was it just a pith taking exercise by the club`s founders?



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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:13

ICT are an amalgamation of the local Inverness clubs that came before.
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:40

GG Brechin is a city in the old definition because it has a Cathedral, same as St David`s (pop 1600) Britain`s smallest city

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:42

How about Atletico Dunfermline or as a Glaswegian might say Atletico Dunfermaline, pronouncing the line as it is spelt. The Atletico might ingratiate us more with our continental cousins and give us the motivation to rub shoulders again with the European elite. On the other hand it may just lead to ridicule as in the case of Athletico Pumpherston.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:56

Athletico Spizz…….

“.........your on mute Jordan” 😀
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:00

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neils, Fri 20 May 16:40

GG Brechin is a city in the old definition because it has a Cathedral, same as St David`s (pop 1600) Britain`s smallest city


Ah cheers, Neil.



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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:15

It`s a no from me, but for a bit of fun I wouldn`t be against Dunfermline City.
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:33

Presumably Pars fans` chant for future matches against Raith Rovers will be:
"You`re just a wee town ..."

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:45

I think the name Dunfermline City FC is already taken. I played for a team of that name in the Dunfermline & District Juvenile (age 27 and under) league in the early 1960s. Home ground was Rex Park. We weren`t very good and were always much nearer the bottom of the league than the top. It`s a bad omen for re-branding the Pars.
Just thinking back to those days I missed a lot of the best times at EEP because of playing on a Saturday afternoon. Attendances at EEP must suffer by a few hundred each game due to guys playing Boys Club/ Juvenile/ Junior etc on Saturdays

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Fri 20 May 18:25

Got to stay Dunfermline Athletic for me !

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Fri 20 May 18:43

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Stanza, Fri 20 May 17:33

Presumably Pars fans` chant for future matches against Raith Rovers will be:
"You`re just a wee town ..."


I wondered if this might be the end of our wee angry chums in Kirkcaldy calling us `townies`?
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Fri 20 May 19:05

This thread is just silly. I’m away up the Town. Ah, wait…

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: DrumRoad  
Date:   Fri 20 May 22:27

As Sean Connery would have said

“Dunfermline Sh1tty”



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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Fri 20 May 23:31

Must stay athletic for me,always sounds better! Don't muck about with tradition, it does not work !

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Sat 21 May 11:34

I think Dunfermline City sounds good, but maybe City of Dunfermline Athletic FC and Lords of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular could also be an option.

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: forever black and white  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:19

Personal I would rather have something along the lines of RB Dunfermline than Dunfermline City .
A change in name to city brings no money to the club whats so ever where Red Bull`s investment , well scottish premier champs, in Europe.
If only ...

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:31

I don`t think that type of sponsorship is permitted in Scotland. Is that not why Ferranti changed their name?
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Sat 21 May 14:00

Fun Fact - the RB in RB Leipzig doesn`t stand for Red Bull due to Germany`s sponsorship rules. It stands for Rasenballsport (Lawn ball sport)

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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Sat 21 May 14:00

Quite like the sound of it, although the songbook would need to be updated to include the mundane chants of City City City and Nah Nah Nah Nanananah City
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 Re: Dunfermline City
Topic Originator: QPR_Par  
Date:   Sat 21 May 15:52

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Bandy, Sat 21 May 14:00

Fun Fact - the RB in RB Leipzig doesn`t stand for Red Bull due to Germany`s sponsorship rules. It stands for Rasenballsport (Lawn ball sport)


If we became RB Dunfermline we could claim the RB stands for Roy Barry. I’ll get ma coat…😂
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