Falkirk FC Historian

Blog URL:http://falkirkfchistorian.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:falkirk FC, Football, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Falkirk Football Club, Football in Falkirk
Country:United Kingdom
State/Province:Stirlingshire
Location:Falkirk

A Blog about the little details of Falkirk Football Club [and other local things] that I find interesting and were left out of the other histories.



Latest Blog Posts



George Thallon

on Jul 1, 2017

Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday June 19th 1894This is the closest thing to an obituary I have found for the former King's Park & Falkirk FC centre-forward George Thallon. His inclusion in the papers [it was also in the Scotsman] leaves a lot of...

As I have previously noted, James 'Midgy' Tennant liked a drink, so much so it often got in the way of his football career. I just found this article about his 'exploits' being reported as far away as Angus.Montrose, Arbroath & Brechin Review - N...

During the football off-season of 1900, just on the brink of their entry into the Scottish League, East Stirlingshire decided to convert their ground, Merchiston Park, into a cricket ground for the summer. Eh?Now, all of us who know, know East Stirli...

For most of this week I have been looking for the location of Falkirk FC's second permanent home: Blinkbonny Park. All of my life the only Blinkbonny Parkin Falkirk has been a public space between Gartcows Road and the railway line close to the Hig...

Falkirk Herald - Sat 5th Apr 1879LENZIE v FALKIRKThe return match between these clubs was played at Lenzie on Saturday, and after a very enjoyable game, resulted in favour of the home team by two goals to none. Falkirk, losing the toss, kicked off ag...

Falkirk Herald - Sat 29th Mar 1879FALKIRK v GOVANHILLOn Saturday last a football match between the Falkirk Football Club and the Govanhill took place on the ground of the former at Randyford. The ground was in splendid condition, and the weather was...

James Leishman

on Jan 28, 2017

James Leishmanb 25th June 1857, Bothwell, Lanarkshired 7th November 1935, Camelon, StirlingshireDebut – Saturday March 23rd 1878 v Grasshoppers (H) FriendlyCompetitive Debut – Saturday September 27th 1879 v Grasshoppers (H) Scottish Cup 1st RdPos...