FANS never had to walk a 'million miles' for one of his goals but former Pars hero Ross Jack will clock up over 600 as he tries to score at East End Park on Sunday.

The ex-striker, now Elgin City boss, will hope he's not running on empty after two round trips from the Highlands to Dunfermline in three days.

Davie Irons will make a similarly long journey - 500-plus miles - and it's all because they don't want to miss the chance to catch up with old team-mates and the fans who backed them from the stands. Margaret Ross, of the Pars Supporters Trust, said, "Ross Jack is coming down from Elgin to the Alhambra on Friday (tomorrow) night, going back up the following day for the match against Livingston and then back to Dunfermline for the game on Sunday!

"Trevor Smith is coming from Belfast and we'll show interviews from Grant Jenkins and Davie Young, who won't be able to make it.

"The lengths a lot of these players are going to just shows their fondness for the team and something John Watson also talked about recently, the great camaraderie amongst the players, and the fond memories they have for the club and the fans.

"I'm really glad backroom staff like Pip Yeates and Joe Nelson are also coming as they were such a big part of the club in the 1980s." The weekend will be kick-started by the 1980s event at the Alhambra on Friday with Bruce Watson playing Skids and Big Country tunes to set the mood.

Footage of big games, which saw the Pars climb through the leagues to top the Premier in 1989, will be accompanied by interviews with the players and bosses who starred at East End.

Margaret added, "The 80s were when I first started watching the Pars.

"You were at different grounds from Ibrox to Ayr and my favourite players were probably Ross Jack and John Watson, especially John as my son was playing football and John would come to every event, charity night or prize-giving.

"The promotions were the best times but there was so much tension at the Clyde and Meadowbank games and they certainly were rollercoaster years." The weekend continues on Saturday with the current team on a revenge mission against derby rivals Raith Rovers.

Having, hopefully, watched an away win, fans will then welcome four more Pars legends into the Hall of Fame at the Keavil Hotel in Crossford on Saturday night.

Scotland manager George Burley will be in attendance and former great Bert Paton will be guest speaker as the names of Kenny Thomson, John Watson, Bobby Robertson and Norrie McCathie are added to the club's roll of honour.

Pars director of football, Jim Leishman, said, "I'm really pleased these four lads will be added to the Hall of Fame as they all thoroughly deserve the accolade for what they did for Dunfermline Athletic.

"It will be extra special that George Burley will be there." He added, "I'm also delighted that Norrie's mum and his brother will be there on his behalf and his son, Paul, will be playing in the match on the Sunday." That game puts a Leishman select side up against Dick Campbell's ex-Pars with old favourites like Ivo Den Biemen, Guido Van De Kamp, Andy Rhodes, Stuart Rafferty, Stevie Morrison, Mark Smith and Ian McCall all set to feature.

Doors open at the Alhambra at 7pm on Friday for The Rollercoaster Years, tickets cost £10, it's pay at the gate - sorry, door - and kicks off at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame dinner dance at the Keavil are £60, it starts at 7pm and you can book by calling 745901/906 or emailing

Jim's match against Dick on Sunday kicks off at 2pm and costs £5 to get in - proceeds go to the Mary Leishman Foundation and towards a sensory garden for the Jean Mackie Centre in Dunfermline.