Morton 2 - 2 Falkirk: Spoils shared in corking encounter

With so much on the line for these two as they enter the closing straight of the league campaign, this could have been a sterile affair, but not a bit of it. With four goals, end to end action, bone-jarring challenges and some genuine officiating controversy, this was a corking encounter even if the ultimate share of the points helped nobody other than the chasing pack.

Jim Jefferies is joining Edinburgh City. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Jim Jefferies joins Edinburgh City as sporting director

Edinburgh City have appointed Jim Jefferies as sporting director.

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Stuart Webber, currently at Huddersfield, is reportedly wanted by Rangers to fulfil a director of football role. Picture: Huddersfield Town

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Stuart Webber, Ross Wilson | ‘No Celtic treble talk’ | Fans blast Senderos

Rangers linked with Huddersfield guru and Southampton recruitment chief; James Forrest plays down talk of a domestic treble and Gers fans call for Senderos contract to be torn up

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Falkirk's  John Baird celebrates his goal.  Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline Ath: Bairns breeze past rivals

Falkirk prevailed in this meeting of these old foes across the Forth a lot more comfortably than the scoreline might imply. It was finely balanced up to the interval, with the home side holding the upper hand through a John Baird strike, but in the second half Peter Houston’s side assumed near total command on the proceedings.

Falkirk's John Baird celebrates scoring his second goal. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

St Mirren 1 - 2 Falkirk: John Baird double sinks Saints

Falkirk’s push for a promotion play-off spot got back on track with a narrow and somewhat controversial win against rock-bottom St Mirren, who despite a plethora of new faces being brought in can justifiably bemoan some decisions, but not the result, and are now an eye-watering 11 points from automatic safety.

Rangers star Barrie McKay has been linked with a move to RB Leipzig. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: McKay won’t have head turned | Aberdeen chase Easton & Christie | Cathro left red-faced

Barrie McKay won’t be distracted by rumoured interest from the Bundesliga, Aberdeen are looking to bolster their squad with moves for Ryan Christie and Brian Easton, and Ian Cathro has been left red-faced after it emerged Hearts set the date for their Scottish Cup replay with Raith Rovers.

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Jamie Lindsay opened the scoring for Morton

Morton 2 - 0 Falkirk: Ton the dark horse nobody will want

Not a cup classic to reverberate down the ages, but with a place in the fifth round secured courtesy of an eventually comfortable win over their Championship rivals the feel good factor at Cappielow is stronger and stronger as Jim Duffy’s men continue to be the dark horse nobody can write off and who nobody will want paired with.

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Falkirk's Peter Grant, right, celebrates with Miles Hippolyte after scoring the equaliser. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Falkirk 1 - 1 Ayr: Bairns boss left frustrated

Asked by the assembled press pack to assess Falkirk’s 1-1 draw against obdurate Ayr United, the response of an exasperated Peter Houston was telling: “Do I have to?”

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Falkirk's Craig Sibbald celebrates his second goal of the match in the impressive win over Raith Rovers. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Danny Rogers happy to revel in wonder save for Falkirk

It remains to be seen whether his feelings change when the selfies, Instagram snaps and text messages starts flooding in from Dubai but, for 
the moment, Danny Rogers does not envy his Aberdeen colleagues one iota.

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Falkirks Craig Sibbald celebrates his second goal.  Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Raith Rovers 1 - 4 Falkirk: Craig Sibbald scores twice

This game might have had the look of being after the Lord Mayor’s show about it following Friday night’s Championship showdown between Hibs and Dundee United, but in reality it proved to be anything but humdrum. Falkirk consolidated their chances of making the play-off positions at the expense of a Raith side that imploded spectacularly after they had taken an early led.

West Ham United were said to be interested in the Celtic striker. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: No West Ham bid for Dembele | Rangers to wait on Toral deal | Hearts star to MK Dons

West Ham United have not made a £20million offer for Moussa Dembele, contrary to reports; transfer target Jon Toral tells Rangers they’ll have to wait for his signature, and Robbie Neilson is planning to raid his old club Hearts for attacker Robbie Muirhead.

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Dario Zanatta will be looking to kick on this year under new boss Ian Cathro. Picture: SNS

Five Scottish football youngsters to look out for in 2017

As the game grows richer in England, Scottish football is increasingly forced to find its own source of talent as it struggles to compete with big-spending clubs down south.

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Falkirks Tom Taiwo challenges Scott Martin of Hibs during Saturdays clash. Picture: SNS

Hibs’ Kris Commons keen on extending loan from Celtic

Should Kris Commons return to Celtic upon the expiry of his emergency month-long loan contract on 15 January, his secondment to Hibernian is likely to be remembered for his winning thunderbolt against Falkirk.

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Jason Cummings opened the scoring for Hibs. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS Group

Hibs will enjoy a happy New Year

Unlike many others, Hibs fans will always treasure 2016 and here, right at the very end of the year, they got one more moment to savour.

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Hibernian's Lewis Stevenson looks ahead to his side's match against Falkirk. Picture: SNS Group

Lewis Stevenson: Championship title might top Hibs Cup glory

It is difficult to fathom that anything will top Hibernian’s famous Scottish Cup victory in May following a tortuous 114-year wait. Defender Lewis Stevenson, however, admits a maiden Championship title win could do just that.

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Dunfermline's Rhys McCabe (left) scores from the spot to make it 1-1. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Dunfermline 1 – 1 Falkirk: Peter Houston fury over penalty

It is the season of goodwill but that did little to pacify Falkirk manager Peter Houston after he launched a scathing attack on referee Euan Anderson following the Boxing Day draw at Dunfermline.

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Scottish football: The 10 greatest moments of 2016

As it says on the tin - unsurprisingly, the men’s national team feature nowhere on this list.

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Syd Puddefoot, pictured training at Upton Park, struggled under the weight of expectation that his huge transfer fee brought. Picture: Topical Press Agency/Getty

When Falkirk broke the world transfer record

‘Super’ Syd Puddefoot’s big-money move from West Ham pre-empted the blank-cheque transfer market beanfeast, discovers ED Ferguson

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Queen of the South's Derek Lyle, left, celebrates equalising for his side at the Falkirk Stadium. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 2 - 2 Queen of the South: Derek Lyle rescues a point

Falkirk and Queen of the South may have shared the spoils yesterday, but there was no doubt who was the more content manager following a pulsating contest.

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St Mirrens Jack Baird, centre, was unsurprisingly sent off in this incident for punching Lee Miller. Pic: SNS

Falkirk 3 - 1 St Mirren: Buddies pack the wrong punch

When it’s December, and your team is winless in the league, and you’re finally playing well, with a 1-0 lead, it’s probably not a good idea to punch the opposition striker in the face in full view of the referee.

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