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BENCHMAN: Crossing the line

The Benchman had some observations on the weekend’s match officials.

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Falkirk directors at Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy earlier this month. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Bairns director and CEO Bateman steps down

Falkirk’s acting chief executive and boardroom director Ronnie Bateman resigned his position last week, becoming the third director ito leave the club in less than six months.

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Peter Grant is back in training at Falkirk. Pic by Michael Gillen.


Peter Grant makes his long awaited return to full training with his Bairns team-mates today (Thursday).

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Houstie: Hippolyte is finding his feet

Peter Houston lavished praise on Myles Hippolyte after a man of the match performance against Dundee United.

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Substitutions crucial for Houston

Peter Houston threw on two ex-Dundee United players against the Tangerines and it was enough to tip the balance of an enjoyable game in Falkirk’s favour.

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17-09-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v Dundee United. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Falkirk goal, John Baird 9.

STARSHOT: Falkirk 3 Dundee United 1

Who deserves three star rating after a 3-1 win over the Tangerines?

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John Baird opens the scoring. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 3 Dundee United 1: Oh what a night....

Myles Hippolyte helped move Falkirk into third with an excellent second half display in the Ladbrokes Championship's late kick-off.
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John Baird. Pic by Walter Neilson - Fife Photo Agency.

Away record of year doesn’t worry the Bairns

Falkirk made it three wins in a row last weekend with victory over Raith Rovers.

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Benchman mystery pic - September 15, 2016


The supporters’ club based at a popular Falkirk watering hole could soon see a rise in visitors seeking the resident fortune teller...

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Bairns defence looking forward to double boost – in a few weeks

Peter Grant’s rehabilitation from a major knee injury is on course, and he’s due back around the same time as Aaron Muirhead recovers from a minor knee problem.

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Falkirk Football Club's James Craigen with Ladbrokes Championship trophy, on tour around Scotland, stopping at The Falkirk Wheel. Picture by Michael Gillen

Old faces, new clubs for Craigen

James Craigen faced his old club on Saturday, and will meet his old gaffer this weekend looking for a similar result.

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Bairn Taylor follows Arfield, Wallace and Higginbotham

Football kid Cameron Taylor has won a life changing move from Falkirk to Huddersfield Town – just three years after being thrown on the scrapheap.

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Falkirk's second goal, Tom Taiwo 7. Picture by Michael Gillen.

HIGHLIGHTS: Raith Rovers 0 Falkirk 2

Re-live Falkirk’s excellent away win in Kirkcaldy where a goal in each half at Stark’s Park gave the Bairns a second SPFL Championship win of the season and a valuable three points.

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10-09-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. KIRKCALDY. Stark's Park. Raith Rovers FC v Falkirk FC. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Falkirk's second goal, Tom Taiwo 7.

STARSHOT: Raith Rovers 0 Falkirk 2

Who was your star man at Stark’s Park?

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Tom Taiwo celebrates his goal in front of the Bairns fans. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Raith Rovers 0 Falkirk 2 : Bairns are moving on up

John Baird and Tom Taiwo gave Falkirk their first away win since March and inflicted a second straight defeat for the Rovers.
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Tony Gallacher 23. Picture by Michael Gillen.

Faultless display from Tony on ‘tidy’ debut

Falkirk boss Peter Houston has praised the full debut performance of 17-year-old defender Tony Gallacher during Saturday’s 6-1 win over Elgin which confirmed the manager’s instinct.

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BENCHMAN: Keepy-uppy this entertainment please

Our columnist reckons the half-time fayre at Falkirk has been given a kick-up.

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Peter Houston.

Brockville memories at Ayr’s Somerset Park home

Peter Houston will meet former Brockville team-mate and ex-Falkirk boss Ian McCall as the Bairns were paired with fellow Championship side Ayr United at Tuesday’s Irn-Bru Cup draw,

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03-09-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v Elgin City FC. IRN-BRU Cup, third round. Third goal Falkirk, John Baird 9.

Baird’s end product returns to match his effort

A return to the scoresheet for Falkirk’s strikers is welcome news for Bairns fans.

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03-09-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v Elgin City FC. IRN-BRU Cup, third round. First goal Falkirk, Bob McHugh 19.

Falkirk avoid Welsh and Northern Irish sides and head to Ayr

Falkirk’s safe passage to the fourth round of the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup secured a trip to fellow Championship side Ayr United at Tuesday’s draw.

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