Thirteen years ago, Airdrie United took the place of Clydebank in the Scottish Football League following the demise of Airdrieonians due to financial troubles; the collapse of the club signalling the start of a tumultuous decade for many teams throughout the country struggling to make ends meet.
However, if the commitment to the cause shown by Jim Jefferies' players in this 3-3 draw is anything to go by, there may still be some hope that the East End Park outfit won't suffer a similar fate.
"What a great response from the players, it's great spirit considering what is going on at the moment," said the Dunfermline manager.
"We know the plight of the club, it's not a case of Gavin Masterton (majority shareholder and former board member) saying it's going to be sorted like he has been for months. The club's in dire straits. All the players can do is go out and show a bit of heart."
And they did so in abundance. Jefferies' men, fresh from a 4-0 home hiding to Partick Thistle last week, twice showed the courage to come from behind.
Firstly, Stephen Husband rifled a ferocious free kick beyond Robbie Thomson from 30 yards on 22 minutes to cancel out Nathan Blockley's header 11 minutes earlier, before Ryan Wallace's 25-yard looping shot and Andy Kirk's calm finish in the final four minutes earned a point.
For Jimmy Boyle, the Airdrie manager, it was a familiar conclusion as his side failed again to see the game out.
Ryan Donnelly had put the hosts ahead for the second time 10 minutes after the break, while Willie McLaren capped a fine day's work with a superb solo effort to put his side in a commanding position with four minutes left. Not quite commanding enough, however, as his team failed to garner their first home triumph in seven months.
"It's embarrassing we couldn't see that game out," admitted Boyle, whose side missed the chance to climb to within three points of second-bottom Dumbarton. "That's why we are where we are. We don't defend well enough. That should have been three points to us, let us not kid ourselves."