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Rory Loy calls on Falkirk fans to back Peter Houston and team

Rory Loy has called on the Falkirk fans to show more respect to manager Peter Houston while insisting they can be title challengers.

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Dundee United and Falkirk players exchange words after a late Paul McMullan challenge. Picture: SNS/Gary Williamson

Falkirk 0 - 0 Dundee United: Struggles continue in feisty clash

Peter Houston believes Falkirk’s unusually slow start to the season is about to change dramatically after an encouraging performance against the title favourites.

Falkirk
Alex Harris scored for Falkirk in a disappinting draw at Glebe Park. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Brechin City 1 - 1 Falkirk: Bairns’ miserable start continues

By gary millin
at Glebe Park

Championship 1
Peter Houston's Falkirk have made a disappointing start to the Championship season. Picture: Michael Gillen

Peter Houston says he’ll quit Falkirk if they don’t go up

Peter Houston says he will quit as Falkirk manager if he does not succeed in winning promotion back to the Premiership this season.

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Stephen Dobbie with the match ball. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 1 - 4 Queen of the South: Dobbie treble heaps pressure on Houston

Evergreen Stephen Dobbie collected the match ball with his fourth career ­hat-trick, leaving Bairns boss Peter Houston up against it.

Falkirk
Joe Cardle scores his second goal to add the gloss to Dunfermlines victory. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Six-year hoodoo broken as Dunfermline Athletic eye Premiership

Dunfermline had been unable to get the better of Falkirk for ten games over six agonising years, but will be optimistic this comprehensive victory over their derby rivals is a sign of things to come.

Championship
Joe Cardle nets for Dunfermline. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Falkirk: Cardle hits brace

Nine-man Falkirk lost their cool as bitter rivals Dunfermline registered their first victory in this fixture in 11 attempts.

Championship
Miles Hippolyte (left) netted for Falkirk. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Falkirk 1 - 1 Dumbarton: Bairns continue poor start to league

The Sons of the Rock lived up to their moniker with a suitably solid display as Falkirk’s laborious start to the Championship campaign continued with a frustrating 1-1 draw.

Championship
Celtic's Kieran Tierney fires in his goal from 40 yards. Picture: SNS

11 long-range SPFL stunners to rival Kieran Tierney’s goal

To celebrate the awesome strike by the Celtic youngster, we’ve collated 11 other magnificent long range goals from Scottish football over the last few years.

Premiership
Livingston's Rafa De Vita celebrates his goal in extra-time to make it 2-1. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Falkirk 1-2 Livingston: Rafa de Vita nets extra time winner

Falkirk granted free entry to this Betfred Cup tie to all school pupils successful in their exams but it was Livingston who passed last night’s test to reach the quarter-finals.

League Cup
St Mirren's Gavin Reilly (left) celebrates after his goal. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Tempers fray as Saints are quick off mark for first time since 2006

There were first-day fireworks in Paisley as two coaches were sent to the stand, Aaron Muirhead was sent off and Saints sealed their first opening-day win for 11 years.

Championship
Mark Kerr was at Hampden yesterday to help launch the start of the new Scottish Championship season. Picture: SNS.

Peter Houston’s links to Craig Levein add weight to Hearts talk

It was little surprise to Mark Kerr that Hearts’ jettisoning of Ian Cathro had hardly filtered into the public arena yesterday by the time Peter Houston first started to be touted as his replacement.

Hearts
The Dundee rivals will meet again in the next round of the Betfred Cup. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Dundee derby in Betfred Cup draw while home ties for Old Firm

Dundee and Dundee United will meet again in the Betfred Cup after being drawn against each other in the second round competition.

League Cup
Craig Sibbald is back home. Picture: Michael Gillen

Who are the best 2016/17 SPFL players still without a contract?

Ten of the best players still available on the free agent market this summer who featured in the 2016/17 Scottish football season.

Premiership
Inverness CT's Matty Elsdon battles for the ball against Falkirk's Rory Loy. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Betfred Cup wrap: Falkirk impressive in defeat of Inverness CT

Falkirk moved top of Betfred Cup Group A and set down a marker for the league season thanks to a 2-0 victory at Inverness.

League Cup
St Mirren's Gregor Buchanan heads into the net. Picture: SNS/Ross Parker

Betfred Cup round-up: Falkirk and St Mirren record 4-1 wins

Falkirk and St Mirren put down an early marker ahead of the Ladbrokes Championship season with comfortable victories in the end. Elsewhere, League Two Peterhead beat League One East Fife and Cowdenbeath emerged victorious over Buckie Thistle in a game which featured six goals.

League Cup
Rangers Manager  Pedro Caixinha won't be leading his side out to face Crotone. Picture: Steve  Welsh/Getty Images

Rumour mill: Confusion over Rangers Serie A clash | Hearts eye goalkeeper | Dembele’s ability questioned

Rangers have been left baffled after Serie A side Crotone reveal friendly against Ibrox side, Hearts have set their sights on a new number one and a former Rangers player questioned Moussa Dembele’s ability.

Rangers
Mario Pasalic (right) is reportedly a target of Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic chase Chelsea midfielder | Aberdeen to lose out on Maloney & May | Graham Dorrans undergoes medical

Celtic have joined the battle for Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic, Aberdeen are set to lose out on signing targets Shaun Maloney and Stevie May, and Graham Dorrans arrives in Glasgow to sign for Rangers.

Premiership
Jim Jefferies had two spells as Hearts manager nine-and-a-half years apart. Picture: Ian Rutherford

5 managers who made long-awaited returns to Scottish clubs

John Robertson has become manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle nearly 13 years after leaving the Highland club. In honour of Robbo’s decision to turn back the clock, we look at five other Scottish bosses who returned home following a significant period of time away.

Premiership
Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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