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John Meffen
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Stoke v East Stirlingshire - 2nd January 1888
I just came across an "article" about East Stirlingshire's [indeed any club from Stirlingshire's] first venture into foreign climes; when they journeyed south to Stoke-on-Trent to play a return friendly against Stoke on Monday the 2nd of January 1888, as St...
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Pen Pic - William Morris - East Stirlingshire FC - 1907
One of those players that was once 'famous' but now largely forgotten, William Morris played over 200 league matches for East Stirlingshire between the turn of the Century and the outbreak of the War. As with most long-serving players he was a local lad.
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Pen Pic - Hugh Ross McDougal - Falkirk FC - 1907
The latest subject of the Prominent Football Players series, Hugh McDougal was a Highlander [hailing from Kilmallie] who had moved to the Central Belt to take up teaching. Making him one of that rare breed of footballers: the amateur. In itself that is no b...
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Midland Club - Greenhill
I have blogged once or twice about the Grasshoppers of Bonnybridge, rightly so as they were the first football club in the district. But it is easy enough to find out about them, they have their own wiki page after all. Next to nothing is remembered of the ...
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Pen Pic - William Folley - Falkirk FC 1907
I suppose when the Falkirk Herald decided their Prominent Football Players it must have all been relative, because some of the players have largely been forgotten to history. Or perhaps they were more celebrated in the district back then, no television etc....
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St Andrews v Grasshoppers - Scottish Cup 1876
The first Scottish Cup match played by a team from Falkirk District, in fact from Stirlingshire, was played in Edinburgh of all places. I believe that back then the early rounds of the Scottish Cup were regionalised, so the fact that Grasshoppers were in th...
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Pen Pic - John McTavish - Falkirk FC - 1907
The great John McTavish paired up with John Simpson to create one of the greatest right-wing partnerships in the history of Falkirk FC. Interestingly the two players careers match well, both joining Falkirk at about 1905 from junior football, both leaving i...
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Pen Pic - William Raisbeck - Falkirk FC - 1907
Willie Raisbeck came from a Slamannan/Larkhall football dynasty: the Raisbecks produced several footballers at the turn of the Century. Born in Wallacestone [and not Wallacetown, Ayrshire like it says on his his Wikipedia entry], he grew up in Slamman befor...
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Pen Pic - Peter Murdoch - East Stirlingshire FC - 1907
Another East Stirlingshire player, another player who seemed to come under the Falkirk Herald's East Stirlingshire/Prominent Football Player Curse. As in I find no record of him after this season. It could be for many reasons, he could have been injured, he...
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Grasshoppers v Airdrie Football Club - Sat 20th November 1875
In the mid 1870s football reporting at a local level was very rare, local papers did not really report on away matches, and a lot of the football was simply a scoreline, so it is delightful to find the occasional match that was reported in full. This match ...
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Falkirk CC v Falkirk FC - 28th May 1887
Well, yes, there is a very good reason why Falkirk FC stuck to football. Though, it must be said that Harry Smith, Falkirk CC's opening bat & leg spinner, was also an old Falkirk footballer..
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Pen Pic - John Reid - East Stirlingshire FC - 1907
Like many of the other East Stirlingshire players I have reproduced from the Prominent Players series today's player John Reid seems to dissapear shortly after the Falkirk Herald lauded them. Since I am no expert on the careers of East Stirlinghsire players...
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When not doing all this SEO stuff I prefer to spend my life researching and writing a blog about the history of my beloved Falkirk Football Club.

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