McIntyre hasn't served writ on Pars says Yorkston
JOHN Yorkston has told Billy Dodds to get his facts straight after being drawn into the row over Rangers financial meltdown.
The Pars chairman hit back after being called a "hypocrite" by the former Gers striker in an article in a Sunday newspaper.
Dodds had said that Yorkston was in no position to talk about Rangers' financial mismanagement, claiming ex-Pars boss Jim McIntyre was still waiting for money after being sacked in March.
But the Pars chairman said this was "not factually correct" and said, "I think Billy Dodds should speak to both sides and get the correct story before he opens his mouth to a newspaper," Yorkston told Press Sport.
He continued, "That is historic. We've spoken to Jim's people and agreed about how he's going to get paid, simple as that.
"He didn't get a cheque as soon as he walked out the door, it doesn't work like that, but an arrangement is in place.
"He was going to serve a writ but he didn't."
And he added, "I don't see what the connection is between Rangers' problems and our relationship with Jim McIntyre.
"Billy Dodds has tried but he wasn't able to link the two.
"I think he was just saying something for a mate but it was not factually correct.
"There's an agreement in place for Jim McIntyre. It's personal between us and him, I'm not going to go into that, but it is in place."
Pars fans queued up to criticise Dodds, taking to online message boards to slam his attempt to link Dunfermline with the Ibrox side's financial mismanagement.
In the article, Dodds had admitted receiving money from an employee benefits trust set up by Rangers but said he'd always paid his tax.
He had then said, "It amazes me that John Yorkston has the gall to talk about Rangers not paying their bills.
"He's a hypocrite and he should start making sure that his club pay their bills instead.
"Jim McIntyre served a writ on Dunfermline on Thursday because he has still yet to receive his settlement after being sacked by the club last season.
"The issue is with the court now, because Dunfermline said they cannot pay it in one instalment.
"Yet John Yorkston is in the press all the time talking about other clubs. He should be looking after the financial affairs of his own club."
The use of EBTs by Rangers is being probed by HMRC and, if the ruling goes against the club, it could be hit with a £50 million bill.
The Glasgow club had around 400 creditors when it went into administration in February and owed the Pars more than £83,000 from ticket sales for a match at East End Park that month.
A Rangers fans group pledged to help pay the debt and the club was forced to settle the rest of the bill after being threatened with a fine by the SPL.
The Pars' season ticket sales are going "surprisingly well" with well over 500 sold in a matter of days.
And fans keen on supporting the club in their bid to win the First Division can still take advantage of an 'early bird' deal.
But they'll have to be quick.
The deal runs out at 5pm on Saturday and if you buy before this time, you'll only pay 2010-11 prices.
A whole range of savings and rewards are also built into the season ticket.
For more information or to purchase call the ticket office on 745909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yorkston said, "There seems to be a feel-good factor about being in the First Division and going forward with a young squad.
"Buying season tickets is also a huge help to the club."
Dunfermline Athletic Ladies were back in league action on Sunday as they welcomed Monifieth to Pitreavie as temperatures soared to 25 degrees.
But it proved to be a stroll in the sun for the Pars as they smashed 13 goals past their opponents, who only had 11 players and no subs.
Judith Shepherd and Jenny Sloan both scored hat-tricks, Rachael McQuade and Kerry Finlay bagged two each and Nicole Pullar, Rhianna Tweedie and Laura Yuill also found themselves on the score sheet.