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Cowdenbeath Football Club
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Traditionally the club dates its founding back to 1881, when Cowdenbeath Rangers (formed 1880) merged with Cowdenbeath Thistle. The true beginning of Cowdenbeath F.C. is really 1882 because the name wasn't changed until that year when the club merged with Raith Rovers and joined the Fifeshire Football Association. Cowdenbeath are the oldest surviving club in Fife and won the Fife cup for the first time in 1885. In 1905 Cowdenbeath F.C. joined the Scottish League. The club won the second division title in 1914 and 1915 but was denied promotion by the voting system that favoured west coast clubs. It decided to break away and join the highly successful Central League. In 1921 the Scottish League introduced automatic promotion and relegation and the Central League clubs rejoined. Cowdenbeath was successful on its return to the Scottish League; with ten years in the top flight and a highest ever finish of fifth in 1925. The beginning of World War II ended the best years for Cowdenbeath. They were fined by the league in the 1939-40 season the sum of £ 5,000 for failing to fulfil a fixture due to the number of their players who had enlisted. The team could not afford the fine and resigned from the league. When they rejoined at the end of the war they were placed in a lower division, a blow that the team never recovered from.

Latest review - Thanks for great hospitality n banter in the pubs n shimla palace before the game v sheff utd

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