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  1. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Brough was announced as a one year contract when he signed. I'm not sure the duration matters much though, bearing in mind that Dallison was on two years. If someone's trying to make a career out of the game then the prospect of spending a year and a half in the hidden away in a reserve team can't be very appealing. Particularly when your family are hundreds of miles away. So if you can get a club nearer home who'll put you in their first team immediately then it's a no-brainer to move on regardless of how long your contract is. Unless the salary difference is massive, obviously. I doubt we pay enough to make that a concern.
  2. The Falkirk FC Thread

    He hadn't played at rightback since October. We brought in two new centre halfs to replace him and he was immediately dropped to the bench, where I suspect he would have remained until his contract ran out. That can't be easy to take when you've been club captain. This might be one of those occasions where the player initiates the move rather than the club, particularly if he can get a longer deal elsewhere. In which case a signing won't necessarily follow. (Not ITK - just speculation on my part) Though given that we let Dumbuya go it's still possible we're looking for a rightback. All the best Aero. You might not have been the most technically-gifted CH we ever had, but your passion and your penalties mean you won't be forgotten in a hurry.
  3. The Falkirk FC Thread

    That's because I'm still young, slim and chic enough to look good in a tracksuit!
  4. The Falkirk FC Thread

    I don't know if I should be flattered or horrified at all the attention. Nothing photographic today, though I have a wee favour to do for someone at the club this evening. Then there's a ticket initiative and some new sports science stuff to be shot before the weekend. As of the last update I got from the club at lunchtime, none of the "maybes" have turned into "definites". So no new signings to be announced today at least. Your guess is as good as mine as to whether anything will happen before we play ICT. I do know they're as frustrated as the rest of us at the lack of progress. They're trying hard, but once an offer is made it's outwith their control.
  5. The Falkirk FC Thread

    You're a shit-stirrer auld yin. I was there at one, but it was for a Burns day promotion. Plus the usual "oh while you're here could you..." stuff that a mutual acquaintance excels at. No signings today.
  6. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Surprised no-one's mentioned Big Craw yet.
  7. The Falkirk FC Thread

    They're waiting on final confirmation from the SPFL and will put out a statement once they have it.
  8. The Falkirk FC Thread

    That's cos we're in the money. The blue pound talks. It's amazing what you can afford when you don't have to pay Morton any compensation for their assets. * waves to Branchton while putting bait on the hook *
  9. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Five, plus five who signed extensions in the summer. PB, LF, SH, PP, DP signed for the first time. LK JM AM KOH TR extended. Perhaps a more interesting stat is that we've now signed nine players since the start of the month with an equivalent number out. We're on course to change an entire team in the January window.
  10. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Actually we've got five now, as Brett Young is the backup goalie for the reserves. Albeit he's hobbling about on crutches at the moment.
  11. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Having taken photos of..... Just one signing..... yes? Just the one today aye. There's nothing else confirmed beyond that. I think you can safely assume there will be more, but the timing depends on agents picking up the phone and saying "we accept and we'll be in tomorrow / the day after" etc. You could reasonably speculate there may be departures too.
  12. The Falkirk FC Thread

    I was just leaving the stadium when you posted that this morning.
  13. The Falkirk FC Thread

    I noticed someone moaning elsewhere about not having an experienced striker yet. That must be hardest role to fill, assuming we're trying to recruit experience. A young striker who's not getting a game at his parent club would be happy to come as it would give him a chance to get experience and put himself in the shop window. Lavery, Nelson, Rudden etc are all recent examples of this. However, if you've got an old head somewhere who's nearing the end of his contract and not getting a game then what incentive is there for him to come to Falkirk for six months? You'ld probably need to offer him a deal for next season as well, similar to what Partick did with Harkins. I'm not sure we'd want to go down that road.
  14. The Falkirk FC Thread

    He's a right back who occasionally filled in at centre half even though he's not the tallest. So I suppose you could say he's versatile. He's never played for our first team and had he stayed I doubt he ever would have, so I'm a bit surprised at him going to StJ. Alan Maybury signed him for Falkirk U20s after watching him when he was at Forth Valley Academy. I think Maybs runs your reserve / youth set up now so presumably he thinks Marky has the potential to make it.
  15. The Falkirk FC Thread

    The FH is a useful source of information when it sticks to direct quotes from the manager. When they try to spin their own angle to make a story, they often get it wrong. Though in fairness I suppose you could say that about most newspapers. I'd be surprised to see Irving return.
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