MY FALKIRK XI: IAN WESTWATER

Former Bairn Ian Westwater picks the best Falkirk team from his time at the Club…   Formation: 4-4-2   Manager: Jim Jefferies Jim was my only manager during my time with the club, but was a great manager. I knew Jim from my time at Hearts, one of the two quirks of my career is…

JOE MCLAUGHLIN: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

Former defender Joe McLaughlin played for a number of big clubs throughout his career, but despite having played for Watford and making over 200 appearances for Chelsea, some of Joe’s best memories were made at Falkirk. After 6 years and 220 appearances for Chelsea, Joe found himself playing in a darker shade of blue within…

GARY DEANS INTERVIEW

In addition to the video Q & A we published last night, Chairman Gary Deans also gave an in-depth interview to Scottish Daily Mail Sports Writer Brian Marjoribanks which featured in the paper earlier this week…   A FORMER partner with accountancy giant KPMG and a business advisor for over 30 years, Gary Deans is vastly…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: KEEPING SOMETHING IN RESERVE

KEEPING SOMETHING IN RESERVE Radio Scotland’s “Sportsound” must be eternally grateful for the weekly shenanigans surrounding the future of the SPFL structure. It’s a mathematician’s dream as they experts debate the merits and demerits of every combination of 10s, 14s and now 18s- as long as it seems to add up to 42. Meanwhile the…

FALKIRK v EAST STIRLINGSHIRE RIVALRY

As part of the club’s ongoing relationship with Forth Valley College, Digital Media Student, Ellis Wilson, has written this article for the Club website. Falkirk versus East Stirlingshire is a derby which has become vastly displaced within Falkirk’s accomplished history. In modern times, Falkirk v Dunfermline Athletic has been the prevalent fiery consciousness forefront of most Bairns…

EQUITY BAIRNS

Since 2015, there has been an ever growing group of Falkirk supporters who have taken it upon themselves to put money towards sponsoring player shirts every season. The Equity Bairns, as they’re known, have been sponsoring Falkirk players’s shirts for the last five years not only to support the club, but to give to local…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: FUNDRAISING – 1923 STYLE

FUNDRAISING – 1923 STYLE Sooner or later there will be pressure for  a big fund-raiser for the NHS staff who have performed such heroics during the current coronavirus pandemic. Footballers have already contributed significant sums and individual clubs have done a lot to help with community support. The role of football clubs in aiding charity…

CLUB STATEMENT

Board Update – 15 June 2020   The outcome of today’s vote of SPFL clubs will have come as no surprise to Falkirk supporters.  As we’ve sadly come to expect in Scottish football, self-interest has won the day and the voices of common sense and reform have been drowned out.   As many of you…

ALAN GOW: FALKIRK MEMORIES

When you look back to when Falkirk were last promoted to the Scottish Premiership in 2005, it was the start of four memorable seasons in the top flight for Falkirk, and arguably some of the best times for the club in recent memory. Falkirk were where they belonged, at the top of Scottish football, and…

CLUB UPDATE

Falkirk Football Club are now in a position to update supporters on the current status of our first team squad. Due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic the club took the decision to extend all player contracts, where necessary to do so, until 30 June 2020.  After a full assessment of the playing squad it…

RODDY MANLEY: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to former Bairn Roddy Manley as he looked back on a career that saw him spend five years at Falkirk alongside spells at St Mirren, Instant-Dict of Hong Kong, and Dundee. Roddy joined The Bairns as a 19-year-old and quickly became an important player at Brockville. “I joined Falkirk in 1984 under Billy…

BAIRNS BUSINESS CLUB WEEKEND

As you all know, we have been providing virtual match day sponsorship packages for our Falkirk TV re-runs every Saturday for the past couple of months. So far the idea has proved very successful as it enables you – our loyal fans – to get involved on a match day while supporting the club during…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: AN INDIAN SUMMER

AN INDIAN SUMMER I often used to wonder just what an Indian Summer meant when it was applied to a footballer’s career. For years I had heard my grandfather’s pals in the Brockville centre stand remark that so and so was enjoying “An Indian Summer” at Falkirk. The dictionary definition states that the expression may…

SEASON TICKET UPDATE AND THANK YOU

Following the club’s recent decision to offer partial season ticket refunds we can report that only 2% of season ticket holders applied for a refund. This equates to less than 50 season ticket holders. The club are extremely grateful to our supporters, both to those who exercised their right to a refund and those who did…

BUSKING FOR THE BAIRNS ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Get ready Falkirk fans because we have another innovative and entertaining fundraising idea coming your way from behind the scenes at Falkirk Football Club. Since you can’t come to our South Stand Bar on Saturdays, we have decided to bring the South Stand bar to you for a unique and exciting event. Local singer/songwriter Ross…

MAY’S VERIFIER LOCAL HERO OF THE MONTH

Falkirk FC and Verifier are delighted to announce our Local Hero of the Month for May is the Falkirk & Central Scotland Samaritans.   Commercial Director Kieran Koszary and Stuart Comrie from Verifier presented Vikki Louise Wilson, Director of Falkirk & Central Scotland Samaritans with various goodies and gifts for their volunteers to acknowledge the…

CRAWFORD BAPTIE: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

It’s another blast form the past in this week’s feature interview as Bairns legend Crawford Baptie discussed his career and time with Falkirk. Crawford started his career in the junior leagues and was spotted by chance when the then Bairns boss Billy Lamont saw him play. “I was playing junior football with Cambuslang Rangers when…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 6TH JUNE

You’ve done it again! The prize pot has increased for the 9th week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £2,401 will be won this afternoon, with £2,401 going to the Club.‬ In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winners… Tickets will be on sale again next week in…

HUNGRY AT HALF TIME?

Who Fancies Fish and Chips? As you know, here at Falkirk Football Club, we like to do things differently and we are always looking for ways to give back to our fans who have been so supportive during the last few months. Over the next few weeks we will be giving our loyal supporters the…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: NAVY BLUE KEEPERS

NAVY BLUE KEEPERS No Falkirk keeper to date has represented the full Scotland side in an official International match, but we can always hope. That’s not to say that we have never had Scotland keepers with a Bairns connection. When I was a wee boy, the man between the posts was a very famous goalie…

THEY PLAYED AT THE FALKIRK STADIUM #2

As part of the club’s ongoing relationship with Forth Valley College, Digital Media Student, Ellis Wilson, is writing a new series “The Played at The Falkirk Stadium” for the Club website. Falkirk in Europe For many Bairns, Falkirk in European competition is a distant memory. Pounding the streets of Falkirk for the past ten weeks supporters…

FALKIRK FC FACEMASKS

We are pleased to announce that Falkirk FC is partnering with Citrus Business Solutions to deliver a Branded Citizen Facemask following numerous requests for such a product from our fans. The face masks are made of 100% skin friendly cotton internal layer and a polyester outside layer, with a soft spandex strap and can be…