"All the forwards are in competition to see who is playing and that is a good thing, it keeps you on your toes and if you are in that team then you need to make sure that you keep your jersey.
Paul Burns:- "Once we get our passing game going we stamp our authority on the game."
Comments of Jim McIntrye and Harry Cairney
Scottish Communities League Cup from sunny Galabank, Annan. Barrowman (17) 1-0. .Cox (21) 1-1; Kirk (51) 2-1.
John Yorkston warns of potential banana skin awaiting Pars on the Solway.
29/07/11: JM - "We are not going to be flying yet. It takes a few games to get into your stride and we will definitely be looking to improve things from Monday there."
Dunfermline notch narrow win over Kingdom League amateurs
Martin Hardie: "It is obviously going to be important and imperative that the older boys talk their way through the game with the young ones.
Annan Athletic entered the Scottish League just three seasons ago. Dunfermline Athletic will be the first SPL club to play them.
During the half time interval, next season's U12 and U13 took to the pitch to play small sided games.
"There were so many things going through my head at the time. I got the luck and saved the penalty.
25/07/11: JM - "I said to the players this is a learning curve and you've got to learn quick because you're up against better sides who are quicker and stronger
The Pars draw first game back in the SPL. Gallacher saved Thompson penalty (41).
The award winning programme grows for this season by 20%.
Andy Kirk made the last of his 114 SPL appearances for Hearts back in 2004 and hopes to be in the Dunfermline line up against St Mirren.
"I came to Dunfermline because I felt they were a club set up to return to the Premier League and hopefully stay there.
After four games in eight days Young Pars team runs out of steam at Ore Park.
23/07/11: JM - "We are the new boys in the league and we want to get off to a flying start."
"Last season I played in every game although I only started 18 or 19 of them. I'd like to start more games this season but it is a squad game and I will just need to bide my time.
Who`s counting the days now? 1522 days of absence from the SPL comes to an end on Monday night when St Mirren are the visitors.
On loan Jambo says "Hopefully I will get a chance here to get as many games as possible and help Dunf
Pars run riot in second half with eight goals of which 16 year old Fraser Moncrieff scored five!
Scotland U21 team Manager Bily Stark was at East End Park on Tuesday night but it was a Pars supporting Huddersfield Town player that he was there to see
"It was great to come back again and Dunfermline were very good. They played really well and with a couple of new players in looked really sharp. I think they will do well this season.
19/07/11: JM - ""We scored a great goal from a really good move and if we can score goals like that every week we will be delighted.
Lee Clark`s nPower League One side visitors to East End Park. Steven McDougall (20) 1-0: Jordan Rhodes (39) 1-1: Jordan Rhodes (42) 1-2:
Television and press photographers were at East End Park on Monday afternoon to shoot team picture and portraits of the players
The Under 19s were pitched into a severe test in their season opener played at St Andrews on Saturday afternoon.
15/07/11: JM - "The most important thing was to play against top opposition and train on quality surfaces so we got that.
Second pre season friendly in Austria
12/07/11 JM:- "They were typical of what you'd expect - sharp, quick and strong but we matched them for long periods and I was very pleased with our fitness
Pat views first trip to Obertraun as perfect preparation for life in the top flight.
"Training is great but it is in games that you get match sharpness ...
Ice cold Austrian rivers cannot be any worse than East End ice baths in mid winter claims Dowser
Jim McIntyre comments on Saturdays closed doors game against Airdrie
Last season's U19 skipper Aaron Scott, has been awarded a sports scholarship to train as a footballer at an American university.
Kevin Rutkiewicz is no guitar man as Pars tune up in the Alps for SPL challenge.
"We have competition for places near enough for every position on the park, Boys know that they will have to be on their toes and need to play good week in week out to keep their place in the team."
07/07/11: JM on Kevin Rutkiewicz "He's fine, we had him scanned and there is no break so we are pleased with that.It's just a bad dunt he has taken on his wrist.
23 year old Jason Thomson signed on loan from Hearts for six months
" It's just a pity that we weren't playing in a tournament against Inter Milan!
Six pre season friendlies ahead of SPL U19 League start at home to St Mirren
05/07/11 JM:- "It was better tonight than it was on Saturday and it will be better on Saturday than it was tonight - that's the way it goes in pre season.
Pre Season Friendly at Glebe Park; Kirk (27) 0-1; King (83 pen.) 1-1.
"Big Wally (Chris Smith) has lost a lot of weight to come back in great shape, we will have a battle there but the two of us work hard together and the best one will come out on top ...
"Livvy were a decent side, they were young and hungry but we did well in spells. The most important thing was just getting the boys minutes on the pitch.
"It was a very good game; I thought we started exceptionally well. We scored a good goal and obviously we made a mistake that allowed them to come back into it.
Pre season friendly at the Braidwood Motor Company Stadium. Hardie goal in 5 minutes but Livvy equaliser four minutes later.
Pre season friendlies in Austria are arranged:- FK Mlad? Boleslav on 12th and Romania's Rapid Bucharest on 14th. July (venues yet to be confirmed)