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Bairns release seven of squad

Falkirk first team players Luke Leahy, Bob McHugh and Fraser Aird have left the club.

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James Craigen opened the scoring at Falkirk, having equalised at Tannadice a few days earlier. Pic by Craig Halkett.

Craigen: This hurts more than Raith did

James Craigen tasted play-off defeat for the second consecutive year in his first term at Falkirk.

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Peter Houston. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Pick your own Falkirk team 2016-17

The season’s over and the post mortem has begun.

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Would you select Baird up front?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Attack

The strike force chopped and changed this season – so you have plenty of options.

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Would Mark Kerr be in your midfield?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Midfield

Be it a diamond or four across the middle, it’s been a fairly consistent formation in the middle of the park this season.

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Would Aaron Muirhead be in your back four?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Defence

Who is in your best back four from the current squad?

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Would you take rookie keeper Lewis McMinn?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Goalkeeper

Who would you pick in the sticks?

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Nathan Austin holds his head as Falkirk are edged out 4-3 on aggregate. Picture by Craig Halkett.

Falkirk 1 Dundee United 2 : Bairns bow out of promotion race

Falkirk’s wait for a return to Scottish football’s Premiership goes on.

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Joe McKee hit a wonder-goal to equalise against Dundee United - then celebrated with the man who'd patch him up twice this season, Ross Grady. Picture Michael Gillen.

‘That goal was for you rossco!’

Midfielder Joe McKee swept in a stunning 25yard free-kick in Tuesday’s play-off semi-final first leg – then dedicated the strike to Falkirk physio Ross Grady.

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Who is scoring here in this week's mystery pic?

Benchman: Tell me why, do they fly banners in the sky?

The Benchman will have you singing Ian Van Dahl’s hit as he muses over football fans air-borne protests.

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Mark Gilhaney has retired following his departure from Stenhousemuir

Stenhousemuir boss Ferguson looks to future after relegation

Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson’s efforts to rebuild for next season’s League 2 campaign are already well under way.

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Pressure’s on for both Falkirk and Dundee United in play-off

Falkirk midfielder Mark Kerr knows first-hand the demands placed on both Dundee United and Falkirk.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

Craigen turned in McKee's cross. Picture Michael Gillen.

Dundee United 2 Falkirk 2 : Play-off poised after enjoyable start

A goal in each half sends Falkirk back full of hope ahead of Friday night’s play-off semi-final decider.

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Sibbald is rapidly approaching 250 games for the Bairns - but is out of contract at the end of this month. Picture Michael Gillen

Sibbs: We need to see out both legs of the play-offs

Craig Sibbald knows to his cost the agony of two-legged play-off ties.

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Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson has no intention of walking away despite Stenhousemuir's relegation

Stenhousemuir boss Ferguson won’t walk away after Warriors’ relegation

Stenhousemuir boss Brown Ferguson admitted that his side paid the price for their poor start to the season by being relegated.

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Mystery picture: Which team are training here?

Benchman: He turned the colour of the new away shirt

The Benchman reminisces over Boghead after the recent trip to Dumbarton.

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Falkirk players celebrated their bye in the p[lay-offs then took a well deserved rest after the league campaign. Picture Michael Gillen.

Bairns get prepared

Falkirk players will report back for their first play-off preparations today (Thursday).

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Lewis Kidd 2 and Robbie Thomson 24 celebrate Falkirk earning a play-off bye in the quarter finals. Picture Michael Gillen.

Days off just what the doctor ordered says Falkirk keeper

Robbie Thomson says a four-day break for the Bairns would be perfect for recharging the team’s energy.

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Nathan Austin celebrates his goal. Picture by Michael Gillen.

WATCH: Falkirk seal second place

It wasn’t pretty, but Falkirk sealed second palce in the Championship with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton.

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