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It’s what Dunfermline deserve
a diddy club that punched above its station
You were third tier when I was a kid, you’re third tier again
its your level
with the Falkirk and Airdrie
Just out of curiosity mate, what tier were Dunfermline in when you were a kid?

I don't think you've mentioned it at all.
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10 minutes ago, Captain Saintsible said:

I can remember Dunfermline fans unfurling a flag at Parkhead to celebrate Celtic’s 100th anniversary 

absolute scum 

Doubting this story, they’re too attached to their bedsheets.

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7 minutes ago, TxRover said:

Doubting this story, they’re too attached to their bedsheets.

He's not wrong, it actually happened.

Thankfully I wasn't there (what with being a young child), but from folk I've spoken to who were, it didn't go down well with most of the other Pars fans there.

Anyway, still odd to see that some Raith fans are still destroyed by a couple of shitty bedsheets years later.

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1 minute ago, DA Baracus said:

He's not wrong, it actually happened.

Thankfully I wasn't there (what with being a young child), but from folk I've spoken to who were, it didn't go down well with most of the other Pars fans there.

Anyway, still odd to see that some Raith fans are still destroyed by a couple of shitty bedsheets years later.

Amused, not destroyed.

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Saw this utter dogshit on the other Pars forum.

Just utter pish. Our support isn't close to the Dundee clubs in terms of potential. It isn't far in excess of Motherwell, St Mirren or St Johnstone. In fact, it lags behind all of those clubs. We can maybe match Kilmarnock when we have an individual, specific game, but don't come close to their regular support.

I've seen folk claim we're 'bigger' than St Johnstone. Literally there are zero metrics we are. They have won more trophies. They have played in Europe far more than us. They have played in the top league more than us and won more points there than us. They get bigger crowds than us. Unless the metric is 'were good 54 years ago' then we aren't close to them, and it's mad that folk thought we were 'bigger' because we used to get a few more fans than they did.

Also, I bet Livingston are devastated that we're 'bigger' than them whilst they play yet another season in the top league.

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Dunfermline still have a relatively large following given their catchment area, but like pretty much all clubs in that position, it's a legacy of *not being dogshit* for a long enough period in the recent past (mid-1990s to Masterson's financial meltdown, in Dunfermline's case).

That legacy wears off over time though and unless next season is a waltz to the title, it is the classic point at which a club sloughs off a lot of fans without really noticing until they don't come back. 

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39 minutes ago, virginton said:

Dunfermline still have a relatively large following given their catchment area, but like pretty much all clubs in that position, it's a legacy of *not being dogshit* for a long enough period in the recent past (mid-1990s to Masterson's financial meltdown, in Dunfermline's case).

That legacy wears off over time though and unless next season is a waltz to the title, it is the classic point at which a club sloughs off a lot of fans without really noticing until they don't come back. 

Pretty much spot on, Pars and Falkirk have bigger support than the rest of us Perma-diddies but that’s from being in the top league a few seasons in recent years. Spend long enough down here and both will drop to sub 2000 levels. Accies is the one that surprises me the most, everyone jokes about their support but it’s disappeared overnight since relegation.  I’m not sure their revenue streams but they’ll surely be struggling to maintain F/T football on those crowds without other income. 

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3 hours ago, Captain Saintsible said:

I can remember Dunfermline fans unfurling a flag at Parkhead to celebrate Celtic’s 100th anniversary 

absolute scum 

Rangers your big team?

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