Joe McKee hearing over ‘Dean Shiels eye taunt’ delayed until December

A disciplinary case against Falkirk’s Joe McKee has been adjourned until next month.

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Falkirk's Kevin O'Hara, right, was banned for eight matches for verbally abusing Dunfermline's Dean Shiels. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Falkirk apologise for fans’ Dean Shiels chant

Falkirk have condemned a group of their own supporters for chanting abuse relating to the SFA and Dunfermline striker Dean Shiels during last night’s 1-0 defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Irn-Bru Cup quarter-finals.

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Kevin O'Hara, right, was alleged to have taunted Dean Shiels. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk striker banned for eight games over Dean Shiels ‘abuse’

Falkirk striker Kevin O’Hara has received an eight-match ban for “excessive misconduct”.

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O'Hara and Shiels clashed after a foul by the Dunfermline forward on the Bairns youngster. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk duo charged over Dean Shiels ‘missing eye abuse’

Falkirk duo Kevin O’Hara and Joe McKee could face bans after allegedly abusing Dunfermline player Dean Shiels about his missing eye, writes Alan Temple.

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Rumour Mill: Rodgers dismisses talk of EPL return | Rangers players to blame for sackings | Shiels taunted over missing eye

Brendan Rodgers has distanced himself from a return to England, Danny Wilson insists Rangers stars have to take blame for failed managers, and two Falkirk players are in the dock after taunting ex-Hibs and Rangers star Dean Shiels.

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Kallum Higginbotham put Dunfermline ahead before being sent off. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Falkirk 1 - 1 Dunfermline: Pars rue Higginbotham red card

Crazy. It was an adjective used repeatedly by Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston after this tempestuous derby and it succinctly summed up an incredible 90 minutes that left nine-man Dunfermline clinging on courageously to take a point back over the Forth.

Louis Longridge has scored twice for Hamilton this season. Picture: SNS Group

Louis Longridge joins Falkirk from Hamilton on emergency loan

Hamilton forward Louis Longridge has joined Falkirk on a two-month loan.

Stephen Dobbie opened the scoring against Falkirk. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Queen of the South 4 - 2 Falkirk: Queens win tightens league

Queen’s secured an impressive win to stay in touch with the top four as Falkirk’s mini-revival hit the buffers at Palmerston.

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Falkirks James Craigen and St Mirrens Cammy Smith challenge for the ball.  Photograph: Gary Williamson/SNS

Falkirk 0 - 0 St Mirren: Saints stay top

Falkirk were forced to settle for their second consecutive home goal-less draw under Paul Hartley as St Mirren preserved their place at the top of the Championship table.

Jimmy Nicholl has joined Falkirk as Paul Hartley's No 2. Picture: Greg Macvean

Jimmy Nicholl joins Falkirk as assistant manager

Paul Hartley has added Jimmy Nicholl to his new Falkirk back-room team, the Bairns have announced.

Falkirk manager Paul Hartley must feel a lot luckier than Inverness manager John Robertson. Photograph: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Falkirk 0-0 Invernesss CT : Bairns lucky to draw

There may be a new name on the door of the manager’s office but Falkirk turned in a display marked by acutely familiar failings as Paul Hartley’s dugout debut fell flat against Inverness.

Falkirk's Conrad Balatoni celebrates his goal with team mate Kevin O'Hara. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline Athletic: Two wins from two for Smith

Confidence and momentum. Typically two problems a new manager has to face when he takes over at a club, though not in the case of Paul Hartley. The recently appointed Falkirk boss watched from the stands as an inherited group of players registered consecutive victories for the first time since July to reach the quarter-finals of the Irn-Bru Cup.


Rumour Mill: Rangers midfielder to exit Ibrox? | Ex-Newcastle coach eyes Killie job | McGinn to Old Firm?

Andy Halliday open to permanent Azerbaijan switch; former Newcastle United coach John Carver linked with Kilmarnock job and both Rangers and Celtic should look to sign John McGinn says Michael Stewart

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Paul Hartley previously managed Dundee and Alloa Athletic. Picture: John Devlin

Paul Hartley becomes new manager of Falkirk

Paul Hartley has been confirmed as the new manager of Falkirk.

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Jim McIntyre was sacked by Ross County. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Falkirk eye Jim McIntyre to replace Peter Houston

Jim McIntyre could be set for a quick return to football, with the former Ross County manager understood to be a front-runner for the vacant position at Falkirk.

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Gary Harkins of Morton and Aaron Muirhead of Falkirk vie for the ball. Picture: Michael Gillen

Morton 0-1 Falkirk: Alex Smith’s managerial powers not dimmed

The father-figure of Scottish football, 77-year-old Alex Smith, guided Falkirk to their first Championship success of the season, with Joe McKee’s free-kick securing a 1-0 win at Morton.

Jim McIntyre was sacked by Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Aidan Smith: Lack of realism as Ross County & Falkirk hit panic button

Football people are very persuadable people. A millionaire striker in the English Premier League tugs at his ear while explaining to Match of the Day why he missed that sitter and the following week our much more modestly-rewarded players on Sportscene are doing the same self-conscious thing.

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Former Falkirk manager Peter Houston. Picture Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s new head coach must deliver Premiership football asap

Falkirk have set out 
ambitious requirements for their next head coach and insist the new man must deliver the club a “successful and sustainable” Premiership side.


Rumour Mill: Griffiths slammed over Ibrox antics | Caixinha ‘squared up to Celtic coach’ | FIFA u-turn on poppies

Leigh Griffiths criticised for Ibrox antics, Rogic claims Caixinha is ‘feeling the heat’ and FIFA realx ban on poppies

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Falkirk sack manager Peter Houston

Falkirk sack manager Peter Houston

Falkirk’s poor start to the Championship has seen manager Peter Houston, along with his coaching staff of James McDonaugh and Alan Maybury, part company with the Bairns.

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