FOOTBALL MEMORIES SPECIAL

Football Memories was the first reminiscence programme based on Football which was designed to help older football supporters who were lonely, socially isolated or living with memory problems and other long-term conditions. It started here in the Falkirk area and has now spread far and wide, with groups in Holland, America, Spain, and Brazil- all…

GOAL OF THE DECADE WINNER

Congratulations to Luke Leahy who won our Goal of the Decade Competition in association with Behind the Wall thanks to his stunning strike v Livingston!   The top 3 👇 3rd – Blair Alston v Hamilton (2012/13) 2nd – Craig Sibbald v Hearts (2014/15) 1st – Luke Leahy v Livingston (2015/16)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: CALL THE DUKE

CALL THE DUKE In normal times, every Friday afternoon a group of guys gather at the right-hand side of the bar in The Wheatsheaf in Baxter’s Wynd. The topics of conversation invariably centre on Football and there is a fair amount of knowledge and experience in the group. The group start their gatherings with a…

RICHARD CADETTE: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

It’s a big one for this week’s feature article! We spoke to fan favourite Richard Cadette on his exhilarating years with The Bairns that have seen him regarded as a legend at the club. Richard joined former Brentford colleagues Tony Parks and Eddie May at Falkirk after a career largely spent in England. “I came…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST

It’s a new record prize pot in this afternoon’s 50/50 draw! Thanks to your incredible support £3,267 will be won this afternoon, with £3,267 also being donated to MND Scotland in memory of David Hagen. In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winners… Tickets will be on sale again next…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE YOUNG ONES

THE YOUNG ONES Scotland played International Football at under-23 level, mainly friendlies against England and Wales, from 1955 until 1975. It was felt that there was a need to bridge the gap between Youth Internationals and Full Internationals, although Scotland did award full caps to players who were aged 23 and under. Denis Law still holds the record for…

JAMIE MCQUILKEN: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to former Falkirk full back Jamie McQuilken on his early career, his time in the navy blue, and on Gretna’s rise and fall as he looked back on his time as a player. Jamie came through the Celtic youth academy and managed to make several appearances for the first team, which was massive…

SNEDDON REVELS IN DREAM FALKIRK MOVE

As part of the club’s ongoing relationship with Forth Valley College, Digital Media Student, Ellis Wilson, spoke to new signing Blair Sneddon… Falkirk’s new summer signing Blair Sneddon revelled in his dream move to Falkirk, stating it’s a dream come true in an interview with Ellis Wilson after last week’s announcement. Sneddon, who made the…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE RUSSELL CASE

THE RUSSELL CASE – FALKIRK MANAGER SUSPENDED SINE DIE Those interested in the history of the club will look at the fixtures for season 1935/36 and the eagle-eyed amongst them will spot a missing Saturday. The blank space conceals a major scandal that seriously damaged the reputation of Falkirk F.C. and ended a life-long passion…

50/50 TICKETS BACK ON SALE

Thank you for your overwhelming support through purchasing our virtual 50/50 tickets! 50/50 tickets are back on sale ahead of Saturday’s ‘as live’ match To be in with a chance of winning the cash, purchase your ticket before 3.45pm on Saturday. Dave Mac will announce the result after full-time on Saturday evening. Click ‘Buy Now’ and…

DANI MALLO: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

Dani Mallo may not have played for Falkirk long, but the Spanish stopper made a big impact on the club and fans. The Bairns cult-hero talked us through his memories of his whirlwind six months in Scotland. The goalkeeper joined up with John Hughes’ side in the January window of the 2008/09 season after signing…

SNEDDON JOINS THE BAIRNS

Falkirk FC are delighted to announce the signing of 18 year old Blair Sneddon from East of Scotland League side Camelon Juniors FC. Blair, who started his early career with The Bairns as a child in the community foundation programme, before continuing his footballing education for seven years with Dundee United, joins the club on…

LEE MILLER: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

Lee Miller is currently in the midst of his third spell at Falkirk. This time however, he is back in a player/co-manager role along side former teammate and former club captain David McCracken and his career has come full circle from when he first started his career at Falkirk 20 years ago.  Reflecting on a…

A LETTER FROM DAVID MCCRACKEN AND LEE MILLER

Dear Supporter It remains a tremendous honour for the both of us to lead this Football Club – our Football Club. As we enter our first pre-season as your management team, we look around at a football landscape which is unrecognisable from what we have all become used to. With a shortened season beginning in…

CLUB UPDATE

A number of supporters have contacted the club in connection to an article published by the BBC today. Falkirk Football Club wish to reassure supporters that we have not received an approach from representatives of Dundee United, Raith Rovers or Cove Rangers asking for financial support for their legal costs. If such a request is…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: CROWDED HOUSES

CROWDED HOUSES Football without crowds is nothing – as someone once said. Recent televised games played behind closed doors have served to emphasise that fact, and no amount of cardboard cut-outs, giant flags and banners, piped noise, artificial chanting or fans on TV screens behind the goals can make it a REAL game. You need…

FOOTBALL IS BACK AND YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

Season Ticket Update With the return of league football scheduled for Saturday 17th October, the club are now in a position to outline our plans for season tickets for the 2020/21 season. We want to thank supporters for their patience and understanding but it was important to have some clarity over the future football landscape…

FALKIRK FC – THE PORTUGUESE CONNECTION

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. Since the turn of the century, Falkirk’s Portuguese connection has been notably striking in both perplexity and bewilderment, yet also decisively fascinating through an apex of finishing that saw the Portuguese connection play…

MY FALKIRK XI: SCOTT MACKENZIE

Former Bairn Scott MacKenzie picks the best Falkirk team from his time at the Club…    Scott MacKenzie (1990-2000 & 2002-2006: 357 Appearances, 12 Goals) Scott MacKenzie was signed by Jim Jefferies from Musselburgh Athletic in 1990 and it was a signing that would benefit the club long after the then Bairns manager left. It took Scott…

DAVID McCRACKEN: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

Co-Manager David McCracken walked straight into professional football straight out of school. From starting out at Dundee United to managing a team who he spent four memorable years with, David takes us through the highs and lows of his journey to the Falkirk Stadium. David has taken to management like a fish to water since…

LEAGUE ONE CLUBS APPROVE 27-GAME FIXTURE SCHEDULE

SPFL STATEMENT The SPFL Board today (Thursday) announced that League One clubs have voted to approve a 27-game programme for the 2020/21 season, with teams playing each other three times. The altered schedule received resounding support from the clubs in Scotland’s third tier and paves the way for competitive action to return.  The newly agreed…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: FALKIRK’S SCOTLAND MANAGERS

EXPERIENCE, TRACK RECORD, PERSONALITY – AND PLAYED FOR FALKIRK Steve Clarke has an impressive background to be the manager of the Scotland national football team. He has played at the highest level, including Internationals, been successful in club management and has clear leadership qualities. He is only lacking in one possible attribute for the job-…

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…

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…

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…

SIMON STAINROD: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

For this week’s feature interview, we spoke to God himself! Simon Stainrod discussed his time at Falkirk, years that were some of the legend’s favourite seasons as a footballer, despite a glittering career elsewhere. With a career spent at the top level of English football followed by two years in France, Brockville Park and the…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 30TH MAY

You’ve done it again! The prize pot has increased for the 9th week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £2,149 will be won this afternoon, with £2,149 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…

PLEA TO SPFL: IDENTIFY CLUBS WILLING TO PLAY

Earlier this week Club Chairman Gary Deans gave an in-depth interview to Michael Grant at The Times…   Plea to SPFL: Identify clubs willing to play Falkirk chairman wants emergency reform of league Michael Grant, Scottish Football Correspondent The Falkirk chairman Gary Deans has called on the Scottish Professional Football League to devise a league…

SEASON TICKET UPDATE

As you are all aware there remains a great deal of uncertainty on when football will restart, and when we will be able to get back to the Falkirk Stadium. The club are conscious that due to the premature ending of the 2019/20 season those who have purchased season tickets have paid for and seen four…

ANOTHER BUMPER WEEK FOR FALKIRK FC 50/50

It’s been another remarkable week for the Falkirk FC virtual 50/50 draw which has now raised over £10,000 for the club and paid out the same amount in prize money to Falkirk supporters over the last 8 weeks. In the current climate the figures raised are a true testament to the loyalty of Falkirk supporters…

PETER GODFREY: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to Falkirk native and former Bairn Peter Godfrey on the years he spent with The Bairns after joining Jim Jeffries side in the victorious 1990/91 season. Peter returned to his hometown team as a seasoned professional following a successful seven-year spell at St Mirren, where he established himself as a Buddies legend. “I…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WILLIE WHIGHAM – LEGEND

WILLIE WHIGHAM – LEGEND Falkirk fans of a certain vintage will remember collecting bubble-gum cards in their youth and in particular certain sets of Scottish Footballers produced by A &BC Chewing Gum. It was a rarity for Scottish Football to be given its own sets and Falkirk players featured regularly. Early 1960s sets included players…

A FANS MEMORY OF 97

Lifelong fan Ross Wayne recalls his memories of these 2 iconic fixtures. What are yours? Saturday – 10 days before… The two Celtic games in 97 will always be “up there” for me in my greatest games following the Bairns. Two games, one stadium, same supporters but two very different matches and 2 very different…

KEVIN MCALLISTER: 1997 MEMORIES

While manager Alex Totten told us of his fond memories of both Scottish Cup semi-final games in 1997, Falkirk’s player of the millennium Kevin McAllister, or ‘Crunchie’ as he is affectionately known by fans and those who know him, recalled his fondest memories from the replay. Given how that replay ended, it’s easy to see…

ANDY SEATON: 1997 MEMORIES

As part of our build up to Wednesday night’s special Midweek Falkirk Fix on Falkirk TV, Andy Seaton looks back on our famous Scottish Cup Semi-Final ties v Celtic in 1997. When Falkirk drew Celtic in the 1997 Scottish Cup semi-final, most of the experienced squad members saw it as just another game while still…

JAMIE MCGOWAN: 1997 MEMORIES

As part of our build up to Wednesday night’s special Midweek Falkirk Fix on Falkirk TV, Jamie McGowan looks back on our famous Scottish Cup Semi-Final ties v Celtic in 1997. The Bairns went into the semi-finals as massive underdogs to a Celtic team that, although struggling by their standards, were still fearsome opponents. Despite…

ALEX TOTTEN: 1997 MEMORIES

As part of our build up to Wednesday night’s special Midweek Falkirk Fix on Falkirk TV, Alex Totten looks back on our famous Scottish Cup Semi-Final ties v Celtic in 1997. “Alec Totten’s made a big mistake there. You don’t get two bites of the cherry against the Old Firm. He should have kept Kevin…

ON TO VICTORY – NEW 2020/21 STRIPS

We are officially launching our new home and away kits on Monday morning. One thing we are certain of at Falkirk Football Club, that we will emerge victorious when football returns… As ever, our home kit will be the classic navy blue, but this time with a spin. Across the classic navy blue is a new…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 16TH MAY

You’ve done it again! The prize pot has increased for the 7th week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £1,898 will be won this afternoon, with £1,898 going to the Club.‬ In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winner… The winner of our second prize, the new strip,…

TAM SCOBBIE: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

For this week’s feature article, we spoke to Tam Scobbie. The 32-year-old began playing for The Bairns aged 12 and spent over ten years at the club, through many highs and lows. He spoke about cup finals, European trips, relegations and injury woes as we took a look back at his career in the navy…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DAYLIGHT ROBBERY

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY – 1943 STYLE Falkirk fans felt most aggrieved at the 1997 Scottish Cup Final against Kilmarnock at Ibrox, when referee Hugh Dallas ruled out what looked like a valid equaliser from Neil Oliver on the say-so of linesman Sandy Roy. Those at the game refused to believe it, and it seemed that referee…

DEREK MCWILLIAMS: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

This weekend we cast our minds back to the late 80’s/early 90’s as we speak to Former Bairn Derek McWilliams. Derek spoke about his early career and reminisced about his time with Falkirk in our weekly feature article. The Broxburn native almost fell out the game as a teenager after a demoralising few years left…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 9TH MAY

You’ve done it again! The prize pot has increased for the sixth week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £1,345 will be won this afternoon, with £1,345 going to the Club.‬ In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winner… Tickets will be on sale again next week in…

CLUB STATEMENT

Falkirk FC respond to news of the failure of league reconstruction talks Falkirk FC Chairman Gary Deans said: “Today’s announcement will not come as a huge surprise to Falkirk supporters who have, along with the rest of Scottish football, witnessed firsthand the utter shambles engulfing our game these last few weeks. As you know I…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BROCKVILLE MEMORIES

BROCKVILLE MEMORIES I wonder how many Falkirk fans go into Morrison’s supermarket and try to work out which parts of the store corresponded to parts of the old ground? Where was the main stand, the enclosure, the shed, the wee bridge, or their place on the terraces? Brockville was full of memories, not just of…

RUSSELL LATAPY: FALKIRK LEGEND

As part of the club’s ongoing relationship with Forth Valley College, Digital Media Student, Ellis Wilson, gives his insight into an iconic number 10. Legends, many are called, but few are chosen. When it comes to Russell Latapy he was chosen. A player that excites, contributes, and inspires a generation of fans is far and…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 2ND MAY

You’ve done it again! The prize pot has increased for the fifth week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £1,233 will be won this afternoon.‬.. In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winner… Tickets will be on sale again next week in advance of our next ‘as live’…

LUKE LEAHY: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

For this week’s feature interview we spoke to Luke Leahy, Falkirk full back from 2012-2017. Luke didn’t have a typical start as a professional footballer, beginning his career with former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan’s football foundation before making the move up to Falkirk. “When I was younger, I wasn’t at academies or anything, I was…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: SAVED FROM THE DROP

SAVED FROM THE DROP Season 2001/02 must go down as one of the most bizarre seasons in Falkirk’s long and illustrious history. Never did “Expect the Unexpected” apply more, as one strange episode followed another. Falkirk ended up as a First Division side, despite being “relegated”. Players came in thick and fast-and left just as…

50/50 DRAW RESULT – SATURDAY 25TH APRIL

You’ve done it again! The prize pot has increased for the fourth week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £1,091 will be won this afternoon.‬.. In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winner… Tickets will be on sale again next week in advance of our next ‘as live’…

SCOTT MACKENZIE: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to Falkirk legend Scott MacKenzie on his time with Falkirk and his favourite memories from the 12 years and two stints he had with the club. Scott joined The Bairns in 1990, shortly before Falkirk’s 1990/91 First Division win under Jim Jeffries. The youngster spent his first season after signing on loan to…

THE KILLERS CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

Owing the current restrictions, The Killers have announced that their concert at The Falkirk Stadium which was originally scheduled for Thursday 28th May 2020 has been rescheduled to Tuesday 8th June 2021. All tickets purchased previously will be valid for the rearranged date. We look forward to welcoming The Killers and their fans to The…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY-NOT

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY-NOT Falkirk “celebrated” 100 years of their existence in season 1976/77 and it was a season to forget in a hurry.  The club was estimated to have been founded in 1877, and that date is confirmed from existing records held by the Scottish League. The club had a proud history and held a position…

LITTLE MIX & WESTLIFE CONCERTS ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the current situation in the UK, the planned Little Mix and Westlife concerts this summer will not take place. Organisers are currently working with their ticketing partners and they will be in touch very soon. Please look out for an email from your ticketing agent shortly. Please only contact them if you have…

50/50 DRAW RESULT

The prize pot has increased for the third week in a row! Thanks to your incredible support £1,073 has been won this afternoon… In true matchday style, here is Announcer Dave Mac to announce the winner… Tickets will be on sale again next week in advance of our next ‘as live’ match.

MICHAEL McGOVERN: GREAT MEMORIES WITH FALKIRK

This Saturday’s feature interview is with former Falkirk goalkeeper Michael McGovern. The Northern Ireland international, who plays with Norwich City in the English Premier League, spoke about his time with The Bairns and other events in his career. After leaving the Celtic academy as a young keeper, Michael failed to make a mark at Dundee…