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The £500k is to buy out the Club from the Administrator which would pay the CVA, assuming one is agreed.

In terms of what you get - it'll be the (hopeful) beginning of a new era for DAFC when a community owned, fan run, Club arises. So, technically, what we are getting for our £500k is a chance to save the Club we love and try rebuild it's tarnished reputation (rightly so, btw). For a community oe

wned Club, we'd need support from the whole area, which includes local businesses and shops which have probably lost a lot of money, sadly! :( it'll, understandably, take a long time for a lot of trust and respect to return for DAFC, so it won't be easy and a "quick-fix". As for the fans run, it's as it says on the tin. Again, for this to work, we need to reggain the trust and respect of our own supporters which've been neglected under Masterton; we need to make EEP an enjoyable place to come to on a Saturday afternoon, we need to get into a position where the fans are the most pivotal part of the Club and that we never get into this embarrassing shambles of a situation again. It's going to be a long road to recovery, but we're up for the fight. Yeah, we'll get called "cheaters" etc for years, decades, centuaries to come....but we recognise we've cheated and most genuine Pars fans are ashamed and quite rightly upset and hurt with how their Club has been run and treated other Clubs, fans, sponsors, local businesses etc. My hope is in years to come I have a team, a team I can be proud of (whatever level and standard) and a team who can be thought of in a good way because they treat others with the respect they deserve.

On a personal note, I'm sorry to all creditors, football and non football related. My hope, in a few years time once DAFC are (hopefully) a stable and viable business, outstanding monies can be repaid, or compromises found, such as free/cheaper advertising, for example.

I sincerely hope that the Pars survive but cannot help feeling that all the impressive fund raising by ordinary fans could prove to be in vain as the full story has yet to be revealed.

The big-money men have yet to make a move and are sitting in the background waiting for events to unfold.

God forbid that Pars find themselves in the same situation as Cowden, where the team is run solely by fans who have to accept any decision made by the owners. Cowden pay a rent to play at Central Park and a similar situation could arise at EEP, currently owned by Gavin Masterton. It would be a tragedy if he was to benefit in any shape or form from the current plight of DAFC.

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I sincerely hope that the Pars survive but cannot help feeling that all the impressive fund raising by ordinary fans could prove to be in vain as the full story has yet to be revealed. The big-money men have yet to make a move and are sitting in the background waiting for events to unfold. God forbid that Pars find themselves in the same situation as Cowden, where the team is run solely by fans who have to accept any decision made by the owners. Cowden pay a rent to play at Central Park and a similar situation could arise at EEP, currently owned by Gavin Masterton. It would be a tragedy if he was to benefit in any shape or form from the current plight of DAFC.

The EEP issue is going to be problematic, but the suggestions seem to be it maybe taken out of mastertons hands by the bank, but this is unlikely to happen until we're out of admin at least so in all probability we will be renting EEP from him, on top of that he is likely to get a decent sum from a cva, hopefully that's taken straight off him by the various creditors of his other companies, the empire is falling. A decent man would wave that payment but . . .In terms of the money men not making a move, I don't think that's truly the case, there is a decent sized group of pars fans with large sums behind them, most are involved heavily in pars united. Unless your talking about people coming in from outside but who wants to get involved at this level as a vanity project.However if the money is lost, hopefully nobody has put sums in they aren't personally comfortable with losing. At least we would have tried I couldn't bare it if the pars community sat by and watched dafc slip away, thankfully the opposite has happened, and the club is beginning to feel that it's here for Dunfermline, for the fans, not for 1 family, we won't go down without a fight. Edited by parsforlife

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Would it be cheaper for us to manufacture our own kits a la Dumbarton, East Fife rather than having a contract with Joma? Another possible saver if it is indeed a cheaper option.

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Am I in the minority in that I don't want us to become wholly fan-owned? I understand the importance of having a significant portion of the club under fan ownership, but I think it would be risky not to have a few wealthy benefactors to fall back on, if needed.

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Would it be cheaper for us to manufacture our own kits a la Dumbarton, East Fife rather than having a contract with Joma? Another possible saver if it is indeed a cheaper option.

the quality of the kits this season from joma has been gash, if we are due them any money don't pay them, they should be paying us.

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Would it be cheaper for us to manufacture our own kits a la Dumbarton, East Fife rather than having a contract with Joma? Another possible saver if it is indeed a cheaper option.

Aye, can you knit?

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Am I in the minority in that I don't want us to become wholly fan-owned? I understand the importance of having a significant portion of the club under fan ownership, but I think it would be risky not to have a few wealthy benefactors to fall back on, if needed.

If this stunt is pulled off, you won't be "wholly fan-owned". Joe Punter would only control 25% of the club, whilst the "Pars Patrons" would have a controlling 75%.

The "fan owned" thing is put about as if to say GM was some sort of Russian Oligarch, or Middle East investor.

So, Admin fee apart, how much have the "Patrons" put into the "Save Pars" campaign, or are they witholding their cash until the 'time is right'?

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If this stunt is pulled off, you won't be "wholly fan-owned". Joe Punter would only control 25% of the club, whilst the "Pars Patrons" would have a controlling 75%. The "fan owned" thing is put about as if to say GM was some sort of Russian Oligarch, or Middle East investor. So, Admin fee apart, how much have the "Patrons" put into the "Save Pars" campaign, or are they witholding their cash until the 'time is right'?

I'm not sure if that's fully true, there is a suggestion that although the patrons are putting in more cash, the share holding will be close to 50:50 buy that may not be the case, though it may be the intension in time. In terms of cash the patrons (or pottentially patrons) have put in already nobody really knows fully, but they have underwritten admin costs, they have donated significant sums(maybe not comparable to there income admittedly) to the save the pars campaign, and finally the sums payed over the last few years tops 1m that masterton has blown. Also you suggest that gm was a fan, there is enough reason for that to be very doubtful.

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seems to have gone quiet.did jackson not say in his last tv interview a number of weeks ago that he needed to get a cva approved in the next two weeks ?

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seems to have gone quiet.did jackson not say in his last tv interview a number of weeks ago that he needed to get a cva approved in the next two weeks ?

I could be wrong, but I think the process of attempting to agree a CVA is close. Last night, ParsUnited tweeted that they were preparing a "letter of intent" to Bryan Jackson regarding buying the Club. I'd guess once this letter is approved or whatever BJ does with it, then they'll put an offer on the table for which then the CVA can be given to the creditors to accept/reject. Please inform me if I'm wrong, I'm not knowledgable with these things and I'm only making an assumption.

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Would it be cheaper for us to manufacture our own kits a la Dumbarton, East Fife rather than having a contract with Joma? Another possible saver if it is indeed a cheaper option.

Getting your own design made costs more but the upside of that is that if it's a strip that the fans want they will sell more. Due to it costing more, we're using these kits for a few season instead of the usual 1 or 2 but they have sold very well. I think it's a no brainer when you see some of the "off the shelf" kits that some teams get dealt with. R&D Miller done our tops and they basically let you choose everything down the the exact shade of whichever colour you want and the quality is pretty good.

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What happened to the proposed visit of a MUFC select from Sir Alex Ferguson coming up to play the Pars.

Any updates on this?

This would surely go a long way to easing some of their financial problems!!

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No update as of yet - I'm not sure if they've enquired any further about it or not. I read a few weeks ago JJ and Leishman were trying to arrange friendlies through some of their footballing contacts. So far, we've only got one friendly game announced which is against Hearts at EEP; hopefully a few more, "high profile", games can be arranged such as the MUFC XI one.

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Sfa have given us a transfer embargo on over 21s until January.

Just when I thought life couldn't get any better :thumsup2

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Being in administration.

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