Falkirk 2 - 4 Raith Rovers: Raith win to leapfrog Bairns

Falkirk manager Peter Houston lost his cool as his team imploded before his eyes in a 4-2 defeat to Raith Rovers.

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Myles Hippolyte celebrates his winning goal for Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 2 - 1 Dunfermline: Feeling run high in feisty clash

The origins of this derby appear uncertain even to those who have revelled in it for years, but there was no question over the presence of the usual ‘qualities’ associated with such fixtures. Amidst a raucous atmosphere, each flashpoint was cheered and jeered in equal measure.

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Mark Warburton was advised to leave the press conference by Jim Traynor. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Bizarre Rangers press conference | PSG join Dembele chase | Tamudo on failed £10.5m Ibrox move

Mark Warburton is pulled out of a Rangers press conference by Jim Traynor after reporter asks Joey Barton questions, PSG join the chase to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Raul Tamudo comments on his failed transfer to Rangers.

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Kolo Toure has been in top form since signing for Celtic. Picture: SNS

10 veteran signings who turned out to be excellent

Kolo Toure has been an inspired signing by Brendan Rodgers. He’s put in terrific performances in key European fixtures for Celtic, and looked more than comfortable in the Scottish top flight. In honour of the Ivorian centre back, we’ve put together a list of other 30-something signings who’ve proved age is only a number.

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Barry Ferguson admits regrets over the actions that cost him his Scotland career. Picture: Jonathan Faulds

Rumour Mill: Barry Ferguson on Scotland ‘disgrace’ | Celtic face fight over wonderkid | No sale of Dembele

Celtic face a fight to keep 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele with some of Europe’s top clubs monitoring his progress, Barry Ferguson opens up on his Scotland ‘disgrace’, and Celtic say there is no need to cash in on Moussa Dembele.

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James Maddison has made an instant impact at Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

10 loan signings who lit up Scottish football

Aberdeen’s season has been reborn by the excellent play of on loan Norwich City midfielder James Maddison. The playmaker has slotted right into the No.10 role and provided extra energy, dynamism and a goal threat from deep that Derek McInnes’ side were lacking until his arrival. In honour of the player, we’re looking at 10 previous loan signings who made similar impacts at Scottish clubs.

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St Mirrens on-loan  midfielder Tom Walsh scores the equaliser three minutes from time.  Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

St Mirren 1 - 1 Falkirk: Buddies lift cloud with late leveller

Late goal specialists Falkirk got a taste of their own medicine as managerless St Mirren showed the kind of resolve their opponents are usually renowned for, rescuing a point from this low-key affair in front of the BBC Alba cameras.

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Tribute: Alan Cousin, a Dundee legend

When, during a well-pitched eulogy, Ian Mowat made the reasonable observation that Alan Cousin’s feat of going an entire career without being booked was “probably unique” for the time, one member of the congregation probably itched to put his hand up.

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Lee Miller rubbed salt in the United wounds

Falkirk win points not plaudits

Falkirk claimed three fortunate points, but precious few plaudits as they edged out crestfallen Ayr to win a dog of a game the visitors will justifiably feel they merited a point from.

Barrie McKay is still getting up to speed in the top flight. Picture: John Devlin

17 Scottish football stars who’ve had slow starts to 2016-17

Even our best players can endure a rough start to a new campaign. Sometimes it’s down to low confidence, sometimes it’s a position or managerial change, and sometimes it’s just coincidence that a few below par displays occur when the season is still in its infancy.

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Lewis Kidd moves in for the ball ahead of Dundee Uniteds Tope Obadeyi.  Photograph: Paul Devlin/SNS

Falkirk 3 - 1 Dundee Utd: Houston won’t milk win over ex-club

Despite what was regarded as an acrimonious parting of ways when Peter Houston left the Dundee United dugout in January 2013, the Falkirk manager resisted the temptation to milk a dramatic late victory over his old club last night.

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John Baird opened the scoring for Falkirk against Raith. Picture: Johnston Press

Raith Rovers 0 - 2 Falkirk: John Baird lights up Falkirk

Peter Houston believes Falkirk were guilty of taking things for granted during an indifferent start to the campaign after the Bairns kick-started their season with a 2-0 win at Raith.

Rangers are due to meet Hearts at Tynecastle for the first time since May 2015. Picture: Neil Hanna

11 Scottish football games moved for live TV coverage

BT Sport have decided to broadcast Rangers’ visit to Tynecastle on 21 October, despite the likelihood the game will need rearranged once again due to Rangers’ involvement in the BetFred Cup.

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Lee Miller celebrates scoring Falkirk's winner. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 1 - 0 Dumbarton: Persistence pays for Bairns

It was a case of sheer persistence overcoming dogged resistance as an 86th-minute goal from substitute Lee Miller gave Falkirk their keenly awaited first victory of the campaign after what had threatened to be another frustrating afternoon for Peter Houston’s side. Dumbarton just ran out of legs after previously repelling everything the Bairns had thrown at them, but on pressure, possession and chances created the final outcome could hardly be quibbled about, cruel though it was on the part-timers.

Luke Leahy (3) clebrates scoring Falkirk's late equaliser. Picture Michael Gillen/Falkirk Herald

Morton 1 - 1 Falkirk: Bairns steal Cappielow side’s glory

Two games into the campaign and Morton are in dire needed of a change of script, as for the second Saturday in succession they left the field having been the better team, enjoyed the lead for most of the encounter yet with only a share of the points to show for their endeavours.

Falkirk v Hibs: as not seen on TV. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Why has Championship slipped off Sportscene’s radar?

It’s been a joy,” trilled Jonathan Sutherland, wrapping up the first 
Sportscene of the new season. For sure there were goals, controversies and contrasting fortunes for Brendan Rodgers and Joey Barton, two of the big names new to our game which convinced the presenter at the top of the programme to describe 2016-17 as “an exciting time for Scottish football”.

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Hibernian striker Jason Cummings scores his sides second and decisive goal against Falkirk. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Jason Cummings feeling happy, home and away

Creature comforts were cited by Jason Cummings at the reason for him being a happy Hibee despite being wanted elsewhere.

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Hibs' Jason Cummings scores his side's second goal against Falkirk. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Falkirk 1 - 2 Hibs: Two-goal Jason Cummings proves his worth

Simplicity doesn’t tend to be the Hibernian way. Yet, the knock-out deliveries in an engrossing heavyweight contest at the Falkirk Stadium made it plain that successfully stepping up from the Championship will surely centre on keeping Jason Cummings at the club.

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Hibs striker Grant Holt believes the confidence gained from last seasons Scottish Cup triumph will fuel the drive towards promotion. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Grant Holt making the most of the Edinburgh Fringe

Grant Holt is loving life in Edinburgh at the moment, making the most of all the Fringe has to offer but, when the season kicks off this afternoon, he is determined that Hibs will take top billing in what he hopes will be a show-stopping campaign.

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Joe Shaughnessy celebrates after putting St Johnstone 3-0 up. Picture: Michael Gillen

Football ‘would benefit from crackdown on penalty box pulling’

St Johnstone defender Joe Shaughnessy insists he would welcome a universal crackdown on pulling and pushing inside the penalty area after his side were awarded three spot-kicks in one half against BretFred League Cup opponents Falkirk.

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