The PARDIS is a time machine that is spookily similar to Doctor Who's TARDIS, and is commanded by Big Jock M'Voto. Each week, Big Jock has the PARDIS travel back in time to see a Dunfermline game against our next opposition.
Today we go back to 2002 to find out what happened when the Pars faced Livingston, who we will be up against in 2 days in the first game of the new Championship season. Big Jock can be seen above, peeking out of the PARDIS, after it arrived at Livingston's stadium.
Dateline: Saturday 2 November 2002
Competition: Scottish Premier League
Location: Almondvale Stadium
Result: Livingston 1, Dunfermline 1
15 years ago, both Dunfermline and Livingston were intent on winning a "best of the rest" table in the Premier League, with Rangers and Celtic well ahead of the other teams in the division. The Pars and Livi met at Almondvale occupying third and fourth places.
Pars boss Jimmy Calderwood replaced Andre Karnebeek and Scott Walker with Gus MacPherson and David Nicholls, following a 4-1 defeat from Celtic in the previous game. Livi were manager by Jim Leishman and included future Par Lee Makel and ex-Par David Bingham in their starting 11.
It was Bingham who had the first attempt on goal, but his tame shot was easily saved by Marco Ruitenbeek. Lee Bullen and Stevie Crawford both had shots from outside the box, then Craig Brewster volleyed over the bar from 12 yards.
Brewster opened the scoring in the 49th minute. He started the move by passing to Crawford, who broke upfield and played in Gary Dempsey, whose pass was side-footed in by Brewster.
Ruitenbeek made a finger-tip save from a Barry Wilson header to maintain Dunfermline's lead. Dempsey had a chance to double the Pars' lead when he received a pass from Brewster but was unable to keep his shot down, with the ball going over the bar.
With 11 minutes remaining, Livi equalised. A shot from Eugene Dadi was deflected into the path of Cherif Toure-Maman, who struck a well-placed shot into the top corner from 16 yards.
Neither team was able to get a late winner, in an entertaining game played in front of a very healthy crowd of 6324.
Pars starting 11: Marco Ruitenbeek, Gus MacPherson, Andrius Skerla, Scott Wilson, David Nicholls, Scott Thomson, Barry Nicholson, Gary Dempsey, Lee Bullen, Stevie Crawford, Craig Brewster.