Falkirk's 1991 legends getting back together for charity event

Tickets are still available for this week's special online event to mark the 30th anniversary of Falkirk’s 1991 First Division title win

Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:12 pm
Former Aston Villa striker Simon Stainrod captained the Bairns to the title having signed the previous summer

“Back to the Fortress” on May 14 will see squad members reminisce about that famous season with proceeds going to the Chris Mitchell Foundation and Falkirk Football Heritage Trust

Hosted by John McInally of the Football Daft podcast, Bairn’s legends Crawford Baptie, Derek McWilliams, Peter Hetherston and Sammy McGivern will be joining the webinar which will also feature clips from Gordon Marshall, Jim Jefferies, Billy Brown and captain Simon Stainrod.

Alan Brown, founding member of Falkirk Football Heritage Trust, explained how the idea for the event came about.

A home win over Meadowbank Thistle on the final day of the season saw Falkirk crowned champions

"A group of Falkirk fans got together last year to start the Heritage Trust as a registered charity.

"We were starting from a blank sheet and it was Dave McInally from the Crunchie Initiative who made us aware that this month was exactly 30 years since Falkirk won the 1991 championship.

"So we’ve arranged this online evening with our panellists and some pre recorded interviews as well as clips from that season.

“It will be a great night of nostalgia, people who watched that season can remember and enjoy and then younger fans who might have had the stories past down and maybe seen a few odds pictures will get a chance to really see and here first hand about the level of play.”

Bairn's legends Crawford Baptie, Derek McWilliams, Peter Hetherston and Sammy McGivern will make up the panel

The 1990/91 season began with Jim Jefferies appointed manager who quickly set about rebuilding the squad signing the likes of fellow future Bairns bosses John Hughes and Eddie May.

The biggest accusistion though was 31-year old former Aston Villa and QPR striker Simon Stainrod, also a former England national squad member, from French side Rouen.

Stainrod would go on to captain the side through season where the players served up some of the most entertaining and exciting football in the club’s history.

A home win over Meadowbank Thistle on the final day of the season saw Falkirk deservedly promoted as champions.

Tickets for the event an be purchased HERE.