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 KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: craigypar35  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:02

Stadium renamed
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:11

Who or what is KDM please ?

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Ormiston_Par  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:11

Good. I can`t believe the club haven`t pursued this sort of thing in the past.

We get money in exchange for calling the stadium something slightly different. Purists can of course still call the stadium by its original name if they wish.

Everyone`s a winner.

The artist formerly known as KGB / Slim Hoolie
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:15

KDM Shopfitting Marv; they’re based in Dalgety Bay.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:16

They sponsored the Scottish cup last season too

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:17

Good news, sponsorship and retains East End Park in the title.

Wins all round.
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:20

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elvis_lives, Wed 17 Aug 10:17

Good news, sponsorship and retains East End Park in the title.

Wins all round.


100+ posts on this I reckon but Elvis nails it.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:21

It will always be known as "EEP" Fair play to KDM for putting the money up and increasing their sponsorship with the club..

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:25

Ormiston Par, I am far too busy googling companies for our canopy for the DASC DONATION SHOP for which we have the go ahead from the Chairman and the Stadium owner. Ha! Ha!

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:25

link to club website

It will be interesting to see if all the SRJ branding around the stadium remains in place.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Ormiston_Par  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:25

Ha Ha.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:30

I really don`t see how this can be viewed as anything other than positive?

We get a bit of bonus cash, KDM get their name everywhere (The gaffers are Pars fans through & through I believe) & none of us will call the ground anything other than EEP.

The only people who will use this name are the Sportsound reporters if/when we return to the Championship. The only place I hear some of these ridiculous new stadium names is on the radio or on Sportscene.

Also, the fact that East End Park is still in the stadium name means there really is nothing to complain about?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: king lad  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:38

Yep agree, should be a good cash boost hopefully and retains East End Park in the name.
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:45

Anything that brings cash in a good thing.

Hopefully it’s a decent amount and helps with this seasons squad!

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:50

Presumably the sponsors think they get some financial benefit from it or they wouldn`t do it but I doubt these names register for long with the average fan, if at all. How many times have Livi changed the name of Almondvale? Does anyone know what it`s called now?

I`m sure it would be one of the first areas David Cook considered as a way of raising funds and it will help to pay his salary!

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:56

It was the Toni Macaroni, the last I heard wee eck.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Sammy_Must_Die  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 10:56

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steaua, Wed 17 Aug 10:25

Ormiston Par, I am far too busy googling companies for our canopy for the DASC DONATION SHOP for which we have the go ahead from the Chairman and the Stadium owner. Ha! Ha!


Steaua

Give Steve at Bankhead Robes & Canopies a call on 01383 734 307 and tell him Brian sent you!

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:22

Money into the club can`t be sniffed at. So many clubs do it now. No issues from my POV





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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:22

agree totally with da_no_1.

whether the money involved goes in to the playing squad or general stuff at the ground etc, its a welcome boost.

looking further ahead and while there have been delays with the training ground, wonder if we will see a similar thing with that.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:33

Quality bit of business. DC showing what he does best at clubs.
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: dover par  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:39

KDM have financially supported the Pars for years. Hats off to KDM and David Cook for negotiating this deal.

"Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing."

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:48

Thank You . I phoned then and unfortunately they don`t do canopies the size we need.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:49

Excellent initiative and as others have said most supporters give their renamed stadiums their original name.

Having David Cook at the helm is reaping rewards for DAFC.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 11:55

`It was the Toni Macaroni, the last I heard wee eck.`

You`re right, Paralex. It has been the Tony Macaroni Arena since September 2015 but since it was built in 1995 it has also been called Almondvale Stadium (twice), City Stadium, West Lothian Courier Stadium, Braidwood Motor Company Stadium and Energy Assets Stadium.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: goldensixties  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 12:00

Any idea what this is worth to the club? Even a ballpark figure? How long will this deal last?

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 12:16

A sound move - any sponsorship which benefits the club makes sense.

Unless the offer comes from a morally dubious source - for example, Newcastle fans were divided on the Wonga shirt deal if memory serves.



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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 12:25

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veteraneastender, Wed 17 Aug 12:16

A sound move - any sponsorship which benefits the club makes sense.

Unless the offer comes from a morally dubious source - for example, Newcastle fans were divided on the Wonga shirt deal if memory serves.


Little did they know where their next cash influx would come from


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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 14:04

Not really fussed what it`s called (though Livi one is hilarious) but pleased they`ve kept East End Park in the name.

Like others, I`m surprised it`s taken this long.
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 16:37

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Ormiston_Par, Wed 17 Aug 10:11

Good. I can`t believe the club haven`t pursued this sort of thing in the past.

We get money in exchange for calling the stadium something slightly different. Purists can of course still call the stadium by its original name if they wish.

Everyone`s a winner.


They have actually, OP. I know for a fact that both Ross McArthur and John Yorkston before him, tried to sell the stadium naming rights but no sponsor came in with a reasonable offer.

Anyway, better late than never. Hopefully, KDM will give the Pars a bit of money up front which will allow us to bring in 2 or 3 new players. 🙂



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: 1985Par  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 18:49

You may well have heard this before but the Toni Macaroni stadium is referred to as the Spaghettihad.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 19:17

In an ideal world we wouldn`t need this and the sanctity of the stadium name would be preserved.

But.

1. It`s a Pars fan who has invested time, effort and money into the club before.

2. We`re in a cost of living crisis and any extra cash is so, so welcome

3. We`ll all still call it East End anyway.
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: 1985Par  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 19:56

Do we have to officially adjust the lyrics to the Eastenders/ Pars song?

Altogether now…

We’re the boys from the KDM Group East End Paaark….

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Wed 17 Aug 22:52

Like the fan humour in the spaghettihad nickname 1985Par but any adjustment to the Pars song might require the employment of a more polished lyricist.

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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Thu 18 Aug 01:05

‘In an ideal world we wouldn`t need this and the sanctity of the stadium name would be preserved.’

Sanctity is a big word and to be honest the name of our stadium is hardly resonant. It distinguishes itself from West End Park which is out by Pittencrieff and used to have a drain cover near the penalty area. But for all its limitations, the name EEP is not something to be sold to the highest bidder despite the enthusiasm on this site. We’ve sold the jerseys and now the stadium. Maybe time for discreet advertising on the playing pitch itself, to garner more revenue?

‘1. It`s a Pars fan who has invested time, effort and money into the club before.’

So what? Being a Pars fan is no guide to moral character or intent. Think about who you have stood alongside on the terracing in your time. As Bob Crampsey famously said, ’I enjoyed their company wouldn’t let them through the front door of my house.’

2. ‘We`re in a cost of living crisis and any extra cash is so, so welcome.’

There has been a cost of living crisis since I was born in 1954. The difference is that to watch football you can no longer do so on the wages of a paperboy as I did when we were playing in European football. This sponsorship money might bring in a better level of player but that will be a short term fix. What do we do after that? Rename the stadium to a higher bidder if there is one, Livingston style?

3. ‘We`ll all still call it East End anyway.’

We will. But our grandchildren might not. They might not even go there. If it still exists.

sammer
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 18 Aug 07:55

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sammer, Thu 18 Aug 01:05

2. ‘We`re in a cost of living crisis and any extra cash is so, so welcome.’

There has been a cost of living crisis since I was born in 1954. The difference is that to watch football you can no longer do so on the wages of a paperboy as I did when we were playing in European football.


You could if you were a paperboy now though since an U18 season ticket costs £50


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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 19 Aug 08:31

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P, Thu 18 Aug 07:55

Quote:

sammer, Thu 18 Aug 01:05

2. ‘We`re in a cost of living crisis and any extra cash is so, so welcome.’

There has been a cost of living crisis since I was born in 1954. The difference is that to watch football you can no longer do so on the wages of a paperboy as I did when we were playing in European football.


You could if you were a paperboy now though since an U18 season ticket costs £50


When sammer and I were paperboys, it cost 2 bob (10p) to get in and a tanner (2.5p) for a programme. My weekly wage was 14 shillings (70p) so I had plenty of change left over.



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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 19 Aug 10:02

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GG Riva, Fri 19 Aug 08:31

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P, Thu 18 Aug 07:55

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sammer, Thu 18 Aug 01:05

2. ‘We`re in a cost of living crisis and any extra cash is so, so welcome.’

There has been a cost of living crisis since I was born in 1954. The difference is that to watch football you can no longer do so on the wages of a paperboy as I did when we were playing in European football.


You could if you were a paperboy now though since an U18 season ticket costs £50


When sammer and I were paperboys, it cost 2 bob (10p) to get in and a tanner (2.5p) for a programme. My weekly wage was 14 shillings (70p) so I had plenty of change left over.


The newspaper shop/post office at the top of the dockyard steps paid the best rates, also the tips you got were fantastic, beware the OMO packets though!🤔😲😎
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 Re: KDM Group East End Park
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 19 Aug 17:31

The first game I was at was Pars v Dundee with Charlie Dickson and Co, just before they won the cup in 1961 and it probably cost my dad one shilling to get me in. But I reckon the paper and milk boy wages were better in Glasgow because I could watch our games at Ibrox, Parkhead and Firhill quite easily on my 25 Bob a week milk round. Scotland games at Hampden were never a problem either. The bottom line is that football is the attraction, not the name of the stadium and if we serve up the goods, the fans will continue to come.

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