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Falkirk Infirmary Shield Medal - John McNaught

The grandson of Falkirk Outside-Right & Scottish Cup winner got in touch with me the other week asking about his career. He was intrigued because he had found Jock McNaught's medal from winning the...

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Falkirk & District Junior League 1894/95

Those of you who read this blog regularly may have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for the obscure. Instead of banging on about the obvious things like the Scottish League, I have posted about a...

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David Ross was not an Anarchist!

David Ross was a fine Outside-Left for Falkirk FC in the 1880s & 1890s, but he is one of the few Falkirk players of his era about whom I know quite a bit of his biographical details, including the...

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Falkirk FC Graves - Luke Raisbeck

I am not going to play around, Luke was a workaday midfielder that Falkirk signed in 1901 [hey, better than me], he never really set the heather on fire and soon moved on [to clyde].But he was from a...

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Sandy Young

Everton & Scotland star Sandy Young did not spring from nowhere. He came from the Slamanann club. But even more than a hundred years ago it was clear that playing for Slamannan was not good enough...

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Old Falkirk FC Photo.

This is an old Falkirk FC photo from either 1900/01 or 1901/02, the Goalkeeper with the cap in the back center is Sandy Thomson.The chap in the front centre is the club secretrary Murdoch McIntyre. The...

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Falkirk FC Graves - Livingstone Rae

Livingstone 'Livvy' Rae is another of those stalwarts of football in the town. He played for the three clubs in Falkirk immediate area [Falkirk, Falkirk Amateurs & East Stirlingshire]From a well...

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Falkirk FC 100 Club - Andrew Burt

An'ra Burt was yet another of those legendary players for the club who through time and circumstances seem to have been overlooked with time. Little wonder, it is well over a century since he played...

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Falkirk FC Graves - James Callander

I, literally just walked past this gravestone this afternoon, and thought, "whoa .... that rings a bell". So I had a closer look. I was very happy that it was the player that I thought it was because...

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Old Falkirk Football Club Photo - 1900

I recently found this rather poor quality photo of Falkirk Football Club, for once I have the names of the players though [if the caption is to be believed]The players in the picture were named...

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Forgotten Derbies – Falkirk v King's Park

Falkirk's obvious rivalry is with our neighbours East Stirlingshire, and for a while this was quite a serious derby in these parts, but circumstances have meant the two clubs rarely play each other in...

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Why Falkirk's Biggest win should have been bigger

I have often thought in my moments of weakness that I was brought up to support the wrong team, my lack of faith is enhanced by the tales that other teams can tell, such as the Raith Rovers team being...

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Falkirk FC Team picture 1910

According to modern eyes, this is very a weird looking photograph. I cannot explain it. But it looks like a Falkirk team photo when they are wearing a very  pale strip [probably blue]. It is definitely...

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Falkirk FC Managers - David Reid

Although the term 'manager' has been used in football since the beginning of professional football the role of the position has changed greatly over that time. In the case of Falkirk FC the earliest...

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No Falkirk FC Grave - Jimmy McPhie

I was going to check the new bit of Camelon Cemetery in case something surprising turned up, and also with the hope that I might come across the grave of James McPhie, but when I checked my book of...

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Falkirk FC Graves - Thomas Smith

I get excited by quite simple things, so this excited me. Again strolling through our local cemetery in Camelon I came across a gravestone I really did not expect to see. I came across that of Thomas...

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The Brothers Turnbull

This post comes somewhere between my usual rambling nonsense and my Falkirk FC Graves 'series', but first I shall digress -I go on my strolls through the local cemeteries for more than just looking for...

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Lawrence McLachlan

I came across the grave of Lawrence McLachlan the other day, there is not much I can say about him or his Falkirk career. He played in one friendly [v King's Park, 17th November 1883] he scored, then...

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Historian, Statistician or Geneologist? - John Smith

I might use the term Falkirk FC Historian in the title of this blog, but that was because when I started it I did not really think about it for long, and could not come up with a better word for what I...

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Falkirk FC Reserves 1886/87

Yet another picture of Falkirk FC-ish from the dim and distant past, I particularly like this photo because it is a picture of the reserve team, and every member of this reserve team played at least...

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