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16 minutes ago, RubyTuesday said:

Given what happened with Meadowbank Thistle and Wimbledon, I think every football fan should be concerned when an SPFL Club changes its name with no legal requirement to do so and no fan consultation. 

I could only take so much of the Facebook chat.  The first segment dealt with the issue of the club's name, but as far as I could tell there was no coherent argument for the change.  If there is an issue, it is not new.  The failure of the club to engage with the fans is remarkable.  The club can't be blamed for the Meadowbank shambles, but I feel for City fans who have gone from celebrating their greatest success on the pitch to an omnishambles off it in the space of a few weeks.

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Heard a rumour the Lord Lyon, a name well kent to Ayr, Airdrie and Formartine fans (the interfering [email protected]) got involved re the badge. I think he only gets involved when someone grasses though.  

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The Lord Lyon, King of Arms

Which would make sense as a reason the badge was changed a couple of years ago but the current badge is similar, but not exact to, the coat of arms of the City of Edinburgh and the proposed new badge is more similar. 

I'm now off to grass up Edinburgh United FC.... 

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3 hours ago, tamthebam said:

The Social Club do have a Sunday League team 

Anyway this is a step too far for this supporter of 27 years. It smacks of the whole moving Meadowbank to Livingston thing and I look forward to watching Gary Jardine, Lairdy and Conrad at Civil Service Strollers next season.

Been involved in Sunday amateurs for a few years now and City did have a Sunday team and there was even a club called South Edinburgh who wore City strips, but neither have been around for a couple of seasons now and I can't recall them admitting a club under such a guise at the recent LEAFA AGM.

1 hour ago, RubyTuesday said:

Given what happened with Meadowbank Thistle and Wimbledon, I think every football fan should be concerned when an SPFL Club changes its name with no legal requirement to do so and no fan consultation. 

One thing that did catch my eye in the chairman's comments was a line about being proud to be in Edinburgh and planning on staying in Edinburgh.... Was there any doubt?

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2 hours ago, Cardle is Magic said:

Is it true there's only going to be 500 inside Meadowbank?

According to the chairman on the update, they are trying to arrange standing around the pitch tontake the capacity to 1200.

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Have given myself time and just re-watched the update for clarity.

My thoughts

- given that the club have admitted there is no legal challenge at this point from the social club, the name change did not need to happen as quickly and without consultation with the support. In my view this has been a long time abition of the owner to re-brand the club to his preference.  The name FC Edinburgh, I am reliably informed, was mentioned in club marking brochure's as early as 2019 although I admit I personally haven't seen these. The running down of the social media and website over the last season also points me towards this conclusion.

- why completely change the badge, to something far worse, with no mention of the team name on it? Why not keep the existing badge and just update the name?

- the Meadowbank situation is an utter omni-shambles. If the 2nd stand is not given the go ahead, the viability of staying there is completly gone. Even going in as it presently stands hold no appeal whatsoever for watching football.

- £18 to watch football at those facilities is farcical, along whith the decision to do away with free entry for under 12s. Thats a £4 a game price rise when people have less desposible income in thier pocket than at any stage for 40 years.

- the new strips are smart

- I'm undecided what I will do this coming season

 

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2 hours ago, ARFC Exile said:

Have given myself time and just re-watched the update for clarity.

My thoughts

- given that the club have admitted there is no legal challenge at this point from the social club, the name change did not need to happen as quickly and without consultation with the support. In my view this has been a long time abition of the owner to re-brand the club to his preference.  The name FC Edinburgh, I am reliably informed, was mentioned in club marking brochure's as early as 2019 although I admit I personally haven't seen these. The running down of the social media and website over the last season also points me towards this conclusion.

- why completely change the badge, to something far worse, with no mention of the team name on it? Why not keep the existing badge and just update the name?

- the Meadowbank situation is an utter omni-shambles. If the 2nd stand is not given the go ahead, the viability of staying there is completly gone. Even going in as it presently stands hold no appeal whatsoever for watching football.

- £18 to watch football at those facilities is farcical, along whith the decision to do away with free entry for under 12s. Thats a £4 a game price rise when people have less desposible income in thier pocket than at any stage for 40 years.

- the new strips are smart

- I'm undecided what I will do this coming season

 

Yeah I think this is a good summary. I'll be there next season (already bought my season ticket) but that isn't a particularly ringing endorsement l.

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Posting my message to a mate after sleeping on it as it's probably as well thought out a summary as I'll manage.

 

"Yeah, FC Edinburgh..... Not really anything positive to say. I do think at some point that the name needed to change, it's owned by the social club and we use it on their good grace. That could be revoked at any time and there is no relationship between the football club and social club to speak of. However I'm not buying why it needed done so quickly, there was no indication the social club were going to revoke it or start charging us for example. The lack of fan consultation is atrocious, rebrands happen and things sometimes need to change but if you want to bring fans with you, you need to engage them early on in the process not leak it to the Evening News. FC Edinburgh appeared on some club marketing back in 2019 so it's not a new thing and has been under consideration for a while. Idea seems to be that we'll be known as 'Edinburgh' like FC Barcelona are known as Barcelona and AC Milan are known as Milan. I understand the idea but it's at best ambitious. I've actually not seen a suggested name that I particularly like but that's what a consultation would have drawn out!

An equally big concern for me is Meadowbank, Edinburgh Leisure want the revenue of a football club being a tenant but don't actually want a football club as a tenant. Whether we get in this season or not is still up in the air but can't see how it's a viable medium term home unless we end up back in the Lowland.

The new badge looks slightly better on the strip than in isolation but the old badge (which is only a few years old) was really nice and don't see why we couldn't have just adapted that.

The name and Meadowbank show what can happen when a club grows quickly on the park without having the structure in place to support it off the park. In my opinion.

In better news, getting Innes Murray on a 2 year deal is tremendous business. I was sure he'd be top end of League 1 at a minimum. Such a good player."

 

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4 hours ago, ARFC Exile said:

In my view this has been a long time abition of the owner to re-brand the club to his preference. 

 

Aye, from the outside, it all feels a bit like when that guy bought Cardiff and changed the badge and kit colour cause he liked red better than blue. There is, as others have pointed out, absolutely no reason whatsoever why the board couldn’t have explain that they think the name needs to be changed and then consulted fans on what to change it to. 

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16 minutes ago, oneteaminglasgow said:

Aye, from the outside, it all feels a bit like when that guy bought Cardiff and changed the badge and kit colour cause he liked red better than blue. There is, as others have pointed out, absolutely no reason whatsoever why the board couldn’t have explain that they think the name needs to be changed and then consulted fans on what to change it to. 

According to Mr Chairman, the Board were keen on changing the home kit to all black as they thought it looked smart. In the end it was the manager who wanted to keep the home kit as all white. So, not a million miles away from the Cardiff situation. 

Unlike others I won't be opting for a season ticket, not at least until I get to experience a match day watching FC Rebrand at Meadowbank. I suspect it will be a very unattractive place at 3pm on a wet and rainy Saturday in November.  

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Is anyone able to help me out by summarising what the current state of affairs is with your club? It seems like you were only updated via a Facebook live stream?

Have I got things correct, you’re moving to Meadowbank with a current capacity of 500? We’re meant to be away to you guys in the second game of the season, which will be absolutely rubbish if we’re only allowed about 50 fans! Having said that, Hibs play Hearts at Easter Road the same day, so surely one will be moved anyway.

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10 hours ago, Clown Job said:

I just found it a bit strange the poster would seem to think Glaswegian in general would care about the club being renamed Capital City 

I didn't say that and have already explained what I meant. You don't say if you're a Weegie yourself; you can't tell from the team you support. 

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