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Fans the ‘most dedicated in Europe’

You’d need to be dedicated to stand in pouring rain on an open terrace a stone’s throw from the River Clyde on a January afternoon.

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Andrew Nelson was in the thick of it at Cappielow, and leapt over this Gary Harkins challenge. Picture Michael Gillen.

Sunderland loan signing ‘a handful’ says Bairns boss

Falkirk manager Paul Hartley paid tribute to bustling Sunderland frontman Andrew Nelson after Saturday’s win at Morton.

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Peter Grant had a run and shot in the first half. Picture Michael Gillen.

Peter Grant: Clean sheet is my goal

Peter Grant bundled his way forward in a move unorthodox for the strapping defender half an hour into Falkirk’s 1-0 win at Morton.

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Craig Sibbald scored for the Bairns. Picture Michael Gillen.

Morton 0 Falkirk 1: Second success at Greenock

Falkirk moved to the cusp of safety with a win at Cappielow.

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Kevin O'Hara came off the bench at Inverness. Picture Michael Gillen.

Kevin O’Hara back for Falkirk after two month excessive misconduct ban

Kevin O’Hara made his return to Falkirk’s first team on Tuesday night – and his application and work-rate pleased boss Paul Hartley.

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The striker is a Scotland under-19 international. Picture Ian Sneddon/Falkirk FC

Falkirk bring in Watford striker

Falkirk have made a second signing of the day - Scottish striker Alex Jakubiak.
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Children under 12 can go free to any SPFL Championship game this Saturday when accompanied by a paying adult. Details of how to take advantage of the offer are available from each home club.

Back to school for Longridge

Louis Longridge went back to school with other SPFL Championship players yesterday to support an initiative that will see under 12s gain free entry to every second-tier match taking place this weekend.

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Stenhousemuir hope to have Harry Paton back on loan from Hearts for the second half of the season.

Stenhousemuir boss Ferguson still hopeful of Paton loan extension

Stenhousemuir midfielder Harry Paton has been recalled by parent club Hearts.

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Ryan Blair is back. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk return for Swansea’s Ryan Blair

Midfielder Ryan Blair has followed well-trodden path from Falkirk to Swansea – and made the same journety in the opposite direction this week.

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Can you name this mystery man? Clue: Ex-Hearts

BENCHMAN: Lies, damn lies and statistics

The Benchman looks back at a sensational win over Dundee United and other football matters.

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Falkirk had a huge support in Dunfermline. Picture Michael Gillen.

COMMENT: Bairns backing is not all bad

Falkirk Herald Sports Editor David Oliver has his say on the strength of the Falkirk support amid recent negative headlines.

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Louis Longridge has been in the thick of the Bairns goals in the last week. Picture Michael Gillen

Loan helped Bairns land Louis Longridge permanently

Transfer red-tape may have worked in Falkirk’s favour over their capture of Louis Longridge.

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Paul Hartley. Picture by Michael Gillen

Hartley head scratcher after 4-1 Caley defeat

Paul Hartley blames a bad start for Falkirk’s defeat at Inverness which baffled him.
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09-01-2018. Picture Michael Gillen. INVERNESS. Tulloch Caledonian Stadium. Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC v Falkirk FC. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship.

Inverness CT 4 Falkirk 1: Back to reality for Bairns

Falkirk had their wings clipped by Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a chilly night in the Highlands.

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Paul hartley celebrates Falkirk's sixth goal on Saturday. Picture Michael Gillen.

One team at a time for Paul Hartley’s Falkirk

Dumbarton are in Falkirk’s sights as they prepare to make a chilly journey north to Inverness.

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Luca Gasparotto left Falkirk to re-join Morton. Picture Michael Gillen.

Gasparotto after games with switch to Morton

Luca Gasparotto moved to Morton because he believed he had more chance of playing regularly at Cappielow and felt surplus to requirements at Westfield.

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06-01-2018. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Falkirk Stadium. Falkirk FC v Dundee United. SPFL Ladbrokes Championship. Goal Peter Grant 5.

WATCH: Falkirk 6 Dundee United 1 - highlights

Falkirk were simply sensational in Saturday’s 6-1 win over sorry Dundee United at Westfield.

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Lewis Kidd is back in the mix for the Bairns. Picture Michael Gillen.

Stats don’t lie for re-instated Bairn Lewis Kidd

Two games, two wins and a goal isn’t a bad ratio for Falkirk’s Lewis Kidd.

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Peter Grant set the Bairns on their way to an unbelievable win. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 6 Dundee Utd 1: Positive headlines all round

Louis Longridge inspired Falkirk to an unbelievable victory over Dundee United to turn the tables on a miserable week for the club.

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Scott Shepherd will return to Edinburgh after an extension of his loan. Picture Michael Gillen

Five out, one in at The Falkirk Stadium

It’s been 24 hours of transition for Falkirk FC.
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