AKEEL FRANCIS SIGNS

Falkirk FC are delighted to announce the signing of Akeel Francis on a one-year deal, subject to international clearance. A striker, Akeel began his career at Rotherham as a youth player. He had a loan at North Ferriby before leaving Yorkshire for Lancashire and Accrington Stanley. Since leaving The Crown Ground Akeel has enjoyed spells…

BLAIR ALSTON – A LETTER TO THE FANS

Dear Supporter, It has been just over a month since I re-joined the club and everyone has made me feel so welcome – it has genuinely felt like coming home.   Like the rest of the squad, we’re eager to get back playing and pulling on that navy-blue jersey for you. Falkirk fans have always…

HEARTS 3-0 FALKIRK

The Bairns were beaten by three goals in a bounce game against Hearts at The Oriam. Liam Boyce scored just before half time and goals from Jamie Walker and Craig Wighton saw the hosts confirm their win, despite Falkirk hitting the post twice in the second half. Falkirk made two changes from Saturday’s victory over…

PEDRO MOUTINHO – IN DEPTH INTERVIEW

Fans favourite Pedro Moutinho went into detail about his time with The Bairns across three spells with the club. The Portuguese native came to Falkirk after two years at FC Penafiel, a massive change for the player who knew very little about the Scottish game at the time. “At the time I was 23 or…

RAITH ROVERS 2-6 FALKIRK

Falkirk put six past Raith Rovers in a terrific performance as The Bairns continue their pre-season. The first Falkirk chance came early as Callumn Morrison rounded the keeper, but good tracking back on the line from the Raith defence kept it out. The home team followed this up with a few good chances of their…

RETURN OF CURRY CLUB!

Football is back, Curry Club is back, are you? The Bairns Betfred Cup fixture against rivals Dunfermline takes place on Friday the 9th of October at East End Park, and you can watch it live from The Falkirk Stadium! The game marks the long-awaited return of our extremely popular Curry Club as we begin to…

THROWBACK THURSDAY

HITTING THE OLD FIRM FOR SIX (AND FIVE) Falkirk successes against The Old Firm are pretty rare, and older fans will remember some awful hammerings. On other occasions, Falkirk were portrayed as “gallant losers” according to fair-minded reporters, while some scribes concentrated their copy on the Rangers or Celtic performance. On the occasions when Falkirk…

DARREN BARR – IN DEPTH INTERVIEW

Across nearly seven years with Falkirk Darren Barr captained the club in the Premier League and in a Scottish Cup Final. He joined the club as a youngster and fought through an early set back to get his first contract. “I started with Falkirk as a YTS and did my two years. I remember my…

50/50 TICKETS ON SALE

Last week we paid out to three lucky winners, this week it could be you!   As we enter into the 28th week of our hugely successful virtual 50/50 competition we would like to thank the fans for their support.   Each week continues to provide a massive prize pot, with an amazing total of…

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day that happens on the 10th of September every year. It provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. Mental health is a massive issue both within football and in the wider community. Suicide is the biggest killer of…

THROWBACK THURSDAY

STOP THE GAME- I WANT TO GO HOME Two of the weirdest games I have ever seen took place in 1957 and in 1962. In one, Falkirk were 9-1 ahead at the break, in the other they were losing 9-0 at half-time. Such an interval score seems impossible to comprehend, but I can assure you…

CLUB STATEMENT

On behalf of the Board of Directors I want to start by thanking you for your tireless support.  Your backing in these unprecedented times has been truly remarkable. The last few months have been extremely challenging for everyone and your backing has not, and will never be, taken for granted. Following the recent appointment of…

COMMERCIAL TEAM RETURN!

The Commercial Team at Falkirk FC are now fully back, and they need your support more than ever! There has never been a more crucial time to get behind the team and with packages available at all levels it is fantastic time to get involved and support the club. We will also be launching a…

VIRTUAL SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE

As we look forward to the restart of live Falkirk games you can still support your team on a Saturday through our virtual sponsorships. Each weekly Falkirk TV broadcast has Safe Pair of Hands, Captains and Ball sponsorship packages available. These packages offer fantastic exposure for businesses looking to promote trade in these difficult times.…

AN IMPORTANT TICKETING UPDATE…

The Scottish Government have indicated that fans will be allowed back into sports stadia in the near future. As we plan for the potential return of supporters to the Falkirk Stadium, we need you to ensure we have the most up-to-date contact details for you. Under the current circumstances things change frequently, usually at very…

GARY GILLESPIE – IN DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to Falkirk Bairn and Liverpool legend Gary Gillespie on getting his start at his local club as well as a career that saw him win three league titles and a European Cup with The Reds. Gary was successful within football from an early age as part of the Graeme High School football team…

THROWBACK THURSDAY

BOMB SITE BROCKVILLE February 23rd, 1953 might well have gone down in Football History as a day of disaster, as Brockville Park was nearly added to the list of grounds where crowds were exposed to serious danger and lives were at risk. It was a Scottish Cup Third Round tie between Falkirk and Celtic, played…

BAIRNS AND CENTRAL FM SADDLE UP FOR STRATHCARRON

We’ve joined up with Central FM to Saddle up for Strathcarron this September.  We are fundraising for our Charity Partners by cycling 204 miles throughout the month to raise £204 for the hospice. 204 miles is the total perimeter of the hospice’s catchment area as they work every day to provide care and support to people…

ALAN IRVINE – IN DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to Alan Irvine on his career and time with the club as he reflected back on his over one hundred appearances for The Bairns. He began by discussing his time as a youth player with Hibernian which ended in disagreement after he insisted on finishing his apprenticeship. After a short time in the…

INTERVIEW: DAVE MAC AND HIS FRIDAY NIGHT QUIZ

When lockdown was imposed earlier this year, things weren’t looking so good for Falkirk Football Club, Scottish Football in general, and the fans stuck at home with no football to watch. During this time, those behind the scenes at FFC tried to come up with different ideas to keep the fans entertained, as well as…

PLAYER SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE

As we gear up for the start of the 2020/21 campaign there are still player sponsorships available to purchase. Sponsors will receive a listing in the match programme and on the club website. Any company sponsoring a player will also have their page linked on our official website alongside their player. All sponsored tops will…

THROWBACK THURSDAY

YOU’RE IN THE ARMY NOW Falkirk have played several games against Army sides over the years- and not just the British Army. Bairns’ stars have also played in Army teams with great distinction and against some of the most famous names in the game when they too were engaged on their own equivalent of National…

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…

ALAN GOW RETURNS AS HEAD OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Falkirk Football Club is delighted to announce the return of former player and fans favourite Alan Gow who will shortly take up the position of Head of Football Operations at the club. Gow (37) will lead the club’s new Football Operations department and as such will work closely with co-managers David McCracken and Lee Miller.…

TOM TAIWO – IN DEPTH INTERVIEW

We spoke to Bairns fan favourite Tom Taiwo. The tough tackling Englishman discussed his time with the club, his career outside Falkirk, and his thoughts on The Bairns managers and a certain recent transfer… The midfielder was a youth player at Chelsea as a youngster, something that gave him a great base as he went…

DAVID HAGEN MND SCOTLAND PRESENTATION

Football supporters dig deep in memory of one of their heroes Supporters of Falkirk Football Club, and those of other clubs across Scotland, have come together to pay their respects to former player David Hagen who sadly passed away last month after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is a rapidly progressing…

FALKIRK WOMEN FIXTURES RELEASED

Scottish Women’s Football have, this morning, released the Season 2020/21 Championship South fixtures. Falkirk will start the campaign away to Gartcairn on Sunday 18th October with the first home fixture just a week later as Edinburgh Caledonia visit The Falkirk Stadium. After last season was brought to an abrupt end, the team will be hoping…

THROWBACK THURSDAY

BROCKVILLE HOSTS A “SCOTLAND V ENGLAND” GAME FOR LOCAL BOY George Young was in the eyes of many older supporters the best- ever Rangers player and Scotland captain. Why then did it take former England manager Don Revie to organise a Testimonial Match for George at Brockville? The amazing story starts in Grangemouth in the…

BAIRNS CONTINUE MILK & TWO CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP

We’re pleased to confirm our continued Creative Partnership with local design company, Milk and Two.  Milk and Two are an independent studio led by design duo Andy Jamieson and Nicola Henderson. We have worked closely with Andy and Nicola in recent seasons to bring to life our creative ideas covering a host of marketing campaigns…

BLAIR IS BACK!

Falkirk FC is delighted to announce the return of Blair Alston. The 28-year old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal and will wear squad number 8 this season. Blair has spent the last four seasons in the Scottish Premiership with St Johnstone and Hamilton Accies, appearing 122 times, following his departure from…

BETFRED CUP FIXTURES CONFIRMED

Our 2020/21 Betfred Cup Group Stage fixtures have been confirmed.  The Bairns will start by welcoming Premiership side, Kilmarnock to The Falkirk Stadium on Tuesday 6th October. Just three days later we are off to East End Park to take on Dunfermline Athletic in a match that will be broadcast live on Premier Sport. We…

IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW: BRIAN ‘BOMBER’ BROWN

For this week’s interview we spoke to member of the Falkirk FC Hall of Fame, Brian ‘Bomber’ Brown. Bomber, who played nearly 300 games for The Bairns from 1977 to 1884, grew up in Falkirk and was born into a Falkirk supporting family. “My younger sister did the books for Falkirk after I left and…

VERIFIER LOCAL HERO AWARD

Kieran Koszary and Stuart Comrie from Verifier Security Systems presented Falkirk fan Gillian Laird with our final Local Hero of the Month Award in recognition of her fantastic work during lockdown at both the Emergency Childcare Hub and her ongoing support to the children and parents at Langlees ELCC. The club received dozens of nominations…

BAIRNS SIGN CALLUMN MORRISON

Falkirk FC is delighted to announce the signing of Callumn Morrison from Heart of Midlothian. The 21-year old winger has put pen to paper on a one year deal, with the option of a second. Callumn has played a total of 42 times for the Jambos first team since making his debut against Partick Thistle…

BAIRNS DRAWN IN BETFRED GROUP E

Falkirk have been drawn in Group E of the Betfred Cup alongside Dunfermline, Clyde, Dumbarton and Kilmarnock. Ties will be scheduled and announced in new course with the five possible match dates as follows: MD1: Tuesday October 6 MD2: Saturday October 10 MD3: Tuesday October 13 MD4: Tuesday November 10 MD5: Saturday November 14

BOBBY OLEJNIK: IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW

Over the years, Falkirk have had several successful goalkeepers. One player in particular who joined the Bairns midway through their last stint in the Premiership, and helped them through two more top flight campaigns, was Austrian goalkeeper, Bobby Olejnik. Robert made the move from Austria to the UK aged just 17. Having played at under-14s…

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…

TRIO OF NEW DIRECTORS APPOINTED

Falkirk Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of three new non-executive Directors who will join the club’s board. Gordon Colborn, Colin McFarlane and Gordon Wright will join the board effective immediately, with their respective appointments subject to ratification at a General Meeting of shareholders, which is being planned for late August/early September. The…

AIDAN KEENA SIGNS FROM HARTLEPOOL UNITED

Falkirk FC is delighted to announce the signing of Aidan Keena from Hartlepool United FC, subject to international clearance. Aidan signs a two-year deal at The Falkirk Stadium after both clubs agreed undisclosed transfer terms. The 21-year old Irishman has spent the last six months at the Pools where he featured 8 times pre-lockdown, scoring…

DAVID HAGEN: FUNERAL DETAILS & THANK YOU

During Saturday’s 50/50 Draw a tremendous £3267 was raised for MND Scotland in memory of David Hagen.  Thank you to each and every supporter who took part, culminating in our highest 50/50 total to date. Commenting on social media, MND Scotland, said: “Thank you to all the fans at Falkirk FC and beyond who supported…

FALKIRK TV ARE RECRUITING

Falkirk TV, our official TV channel, have been broadcasting live matches for our overseas supporters since 2007 and have developed a reputation as one of Scotland’s leading club TV services. We are looking to expand the Falkirk TV production team to help us further improve the service on offer for the season ahead. If you…

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…

SEASON 2020/21 FIXTURES REVEALED!

Falkirk will start Season 2020/21 with an away match against Montrose.  In a reduced, 27-game season the Bairns will run out at The Falkirk Stadium 14 times, with 13 away games. Following the trip to Links Park, we face back to back home matches against Forfar Athletic and East Fife. The festive fixtures sees Partick…

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…

DAVID HAGEN 1973 – 2020

All at Falkirk FC were devastated to learn of the passing of David Hagen last night.  David fought a courageous fight against MND since his diagnosis in July 2018 and will forever be remembered by everyone associated with the club. A Falkirk legend, David featured 172 times for the club and was an integral part of…

SCOTT MERCER SIGNS!

Falkirk FC is delighted to announce the signing of right back, Scott Mercer from Queen of the South, subject to Scottish FA clearance. The 25-year old becomes Lee Miller and David McCracken’s third new signing of the summer and put pen to paper on a one year deal at The Falkirk Stadium this morning. He will…

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…

ANTON DOWDS JOINS THE CLUB

Falkirk FC is delighted to announce the signing of Anton Dowds from East Fife FC.  The 23-year-old becomes the second new recruit for Falkirk managers David McCracken and Lee Miller, following the recent capture of full-back Blair Sneddon. With various departures in the attacking department, the management were keen to bolster options in that area…

FIVE PLAYERS SIGN CONTRACT EXTENSIONS

Falkirk FC are pleased to announce that five players have signed contract extensions with the club. Paul Dixon, Aidan Connolly, Mark Durnan, Charlie Telfer and Ben Hall have all penned one-year contract extensions as managers Lee Miller and David McCracken look to build their squad for the coming season. Paul joined Falkirk in December 2018…

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…

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…