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Search-engine-ologist, Researcher, Falkirk Bairn!
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Sunday Football in Stenhousemuir 1890
Falkirk Herald - 1st March 1890 Stenhousemuir Local News SUNDAY FOOTBALL "The craze for this not particularly elevating pastime appears to be developing beyond the bounds of common decency. This was evidenced by the fact that number of young lads of ages ra...
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Did Falkirk FC invent the diamond formation?
Falkirk FC were undergoing one of their regular poor seasons in 1892/93 - Their demon Goalkeeper John Patrick had been poached by St Mirren, John Drummond had been theived by Rangers, John Gillespie pilfered by Queen's Park, Thomas McDonald had gone off in ...
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Kick meaning Kinks
There is thing in Cartographic Archeology called a "kick", the word is etymologically from the same source as kink, it is wherein a normally straight road deviates because of a feature, be it natural or because of a landowner. Recently I have resolved why E...
Kick meaning Kinks
Kick meaning Kinks
falkirk-football-history.co.uk
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William Ritchie or Finnigan
Sadly footballers are human beings too, therefore suffer from the same foibles we do. This occasionally meanders into the territory of what we call a person, and that that can differ from what the state recognises as that person's name. Families are complic...
William Ritchie or Finnigan
William Ritchie or Finnigan
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Charles Edward Napier
Last summer, when I was out and about in Grandsable Cemetery I found the
stone of a man that was far more famed in Scotland when playing in the
Green & White Hoops than in Falkirk's Navy Blue [never mind his time
in England]. Such is the manner of Scotti...
Charles Edward Napier
Charles Edward Napier
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Lost football Grounds of Falkirk - Randyford
Nobody knew where Randyford was, for a long time I believed Randyford was the same as Woodburn Park which was a Junior ground in the Modern Day Boag used by several minor teams in the 1890s. But I have been convinced otherwise.

The term Randyford means lit...
Lost football Grounds of Falkirk - Randyford
Lost football Grounds of Falkirk - Randyford
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The Curious Case of Johnny Dora
I wrote a blog post about John Dora a long time back, he was a Centre-Forward Falkirk signed from Arbroath who scored 2 goals in 3 games before breaking his leg and disappearing from the game. The very little information about him was confusing, for example...
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Falkirk FC Graves - Patrick McKay
I cannot take credit for finding this grave other coming across it when searching his name on the internet, in fact I do not believe I have ever been to Kilsyth Cemetery so someone else found it for me. However I do not believe the person who added it to 'f...
Falkirk FC Graves - Patrick McKay
Falkirk FC Graves - Patrick McKay
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East Stirlingshire BC Four-a-Side Competition 1889
Held at Merchiston Pk, Bainsford , Sat 10th August 1889, Scores are Goals+Touchdowns East Stirlingshire 2+2 Stenhousemuir 1+0 First Round
Falkirk 2+0 Laurieston 0+1 First Round
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Stirlingshire FA Eleven-a-Side Competition 1889
Held at the Brockville Park, Falkirk, Sat 3rd August 1889, 15 Minutes a half, Scores are Goals+Corners East Stirlingshire 3+3 Falkirk 1+1 Semi-Final
Kilsyth Wanderers 3+1 Camelon 2+4 ...
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