DA Baracus Posted March 13, 2013 Share Posted March 13, 2013 Personally think unfair as it would be any newco Dunfermline should apply along with all other interested parties and a vote taken from there. Otherwise for a team up to its eyeballs in debt but relatively big in Scottish terms, e.g. Hearts, Motherwell, Killie, what's to stop them just setting up Newcos and taking the risk they'll be voted into the league? Edinburgh City or Cove Rangers wouldn't get in ahead of Hearts. A chance to start again scot-free with the only punishment being three seasons outwith the top flight. Of course they'd take that. The Rangers case set a dangerous precedent but it's gone now. Dunfermline shouldn't be treated equally, lessons should be learned from it just as lessons were learned from the Airdrie/Clydebank debacle. If Dunfermline go bust all interested sides should be invited to apply and a vote made for the new league side. If a newco Dunfermline were set up they should be more than free to stand in the vote. Edit: I think somewhat crucially though any 'Dunfermline Athletic FC' with the same badge and laying claim to history mustn't be allowed though. I know it's what happened with Rangers but that wasn't right and it shouldn't be allowed to happen again. They can come back as Dunfermline Town, or Dunfermline United, or whoever, but they shouldn't be the same club. I agree that if the worst was to happen and we went bust and were able to start a new club that it would have to apply for entry to the league. Don't think it matters if we were to apply as Dunfermline Athletic FC or Dunfermline FC or whatever as despite what people would say, it would be the same club in all but name. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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