He was replaced by former player and coach John Robertson.  After that was not met, legal proceedings were carried out against the club to come to an arrangement over the debt within fourteen days or potentially face again going into administration.
This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). A works team of the Ferranti engineering company, they initially played in the Edinburgh FA's Amateur Second Division.
Longest Gaps Between Peel Session Appearances, https://peel.fandom.com/wiki/Meadowbank_Thistle?oldid=254753. Much of Meadowbank's early years were spent in the bottom few places of the league, but the appointment of Terry Christie as manager in 1980 saw the club's fortunes take an upturn.  His successor was announced on 22 May 2007 as former Hibernian assistant coach Mark Proctor.
 Nine days later on 14 February 2012, John Hughes and John Collins were appointed as manager and director of football respectively. They played under that name until 1974, when the club gained admittance into the Scottish Football League.  After this, solid amber shirts, black shorts and amber socks (occasionally black) became established as the club's home kit.
Inspired, perhaps, Ferranti Thistle moved to the stadium three years later and took Meadowbank as their married name in reverse. On 15 August 2009, Livingston opened their Third Division campaign against Montrose at home and ran out comfortable 2–0 winners. Only league reconstruction denied Meadowbank an unlikely place in the Premier Division with champions Hamilton Accies the only side to be promoted that year.
 After an Edinburgh Evening News campaign to find a name for the club, the name Meadowbank Thistle was chosen.
In July 2009 the club faced further financial problems and were on the verge of suffering a liquidation event before a deal was struck.
Sub: Iain Campbell (n/u), Scorers: Fishman 2, Scott, Craig 2, McGilp.  However there was to be no great escape this season.
, In the Meadowbank Thistle era between 1973 and 1995, the club sourced various shirt sponsorship deals largely from small business such as Ferranti, Sports Conscious, Park & Milton, Raj Restaurant, ACA and PAR Scaffolding.
This is modern Edinburgh, where thin walls reign over interesting ones.  Mitsubishi became the first major shirt sponsor of the club for the first three seasons of the Livingston era.
In 2013, the SFL was replaced by the Scottish Professional Football League, and the First Division was renamed the Scottish Championship.