Falkirk FC abandoning their Academy

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Judging by reports they did a fact finding visit to the mighty Bees before deciding to concentrate their finances on the 1st team. They apparently need to find their way back to the Scottish Premiership after 8 years out of it. It will be interesting to see if they go the whole hog and set up a B team set up. Judging by the (lack of) funds available I doubt whether they could support a similar set up to ours. Even if they did, I don't think the level of opposition we have would be able to be replicated. The best I can imagine is a half way house where unused 1st team players not getting match time would be also part of a B squad.

Falkirk are my Scottish club, being the home town of my late mother. I also remember back to a few years ago when their fans would come to our Northern games and some of ours went to some of their home games. I think it was to do with the Richard Cadette and Eddie May transfers and both our clubs were similarly matched size wise. I therefore will be taking an interest as to how the lack of an Academy works out for them.
 

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I think it may also link to the presentations that Robert Rowan did at the SFA.
 

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I also remember back to a few years ago when their fans would come to our Northern games and some of ours went to some of their home games. I think it was to do with the Richard Cadette and Eddie May transfers and both our clubs were similarly matched size wise. I therefore will be taking an interest as to how the lack of an Academy works out for them.
Still a couple of them come down to a few, Preston, Leeds etc - they're even second generation Bairn/ Bees following both
 

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I went there last season. Strange ground, with stands on three sides only. Not unattractive, but totally lacking in atmosphere.
 

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There were well documents 'awaydays' of Bees fans who went to see the Bairns when Richard Cadette joined them.
 

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Still a couple of them come down to a few, Preston, Leeds etc - they're even second generation Bairn/ Bees following both
The lads i stayed with in 92 , one of their boys is more Bees than Falkirk :lol:
 
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The lads i stayed with in 92 , one of their boys is more Bees than Falkirk :lol:
Indicative of the current situation and direction of travel of each club. FFC just haven't been able to get that last push up to SPL over the last few years. Despite having a few ex Bees playing for them on the odd occasion. Myles Hippolite (sp?) currently playing for them. Also not ex Bees but others we've come across in lower leagues Tom Taiwo and Lee Miller, both ex Carlisle IIRC.
 

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I also went to see them last season , Miles Hippolyte was definitely their stand out player in that match. It was a Betfred cup game which Falkirk lost 1-2 to Livingstone. I was shocked at how quickly the fans were on the backs of players and the level of vitriol... this match was only in early August, the woman next to me advised that the fans on line forum would not be a happy place and to maybe leave it a day or two before looking at the match reports thread. Good advice ! The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel were very definitely worth the trip even without the football.
 

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