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Post by Alan Brown » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:34 am

Can anyone confirm if Falkirk have had a book out with a complete statistical record? I seem to recall readng a review a few years ago, I think it was published in 3 parts. I know there was definitely a book, but don't know if it had much statistical content.

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Post by Scottish » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:32 am

I'm not aware of one, Alan. Michael White is the guy to contact re Falkirk history. I thought I had his contact details but I can't seem to find them. The club should be able to put you in touch.

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Post by Townfan » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:26 pm

There are at least two statistical books on Falkirk called 'The Brockville Bairns'. Volume 1 covers 1946-69 while Volume 2 gives coverage from 1969-94. There may have been a book covering the years up to 1946, but I can't say for sure.

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Post by bobby s » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:14 pm

What's the poing of that? The man in the pub told me that Falkirk is the only town in Scotland without a library because no one can read there.
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Post by Alan McCabe » Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:16 am

The final book (Part 3) covers 1876 to 1946 and was published around 3 years back. All were by Michael White and statistics throughout were numerous if not complete.

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Post by Scottish » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:59 am

Where are these available from? Can't find anything on the club website.

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Post by Alan McCabe » Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:39 am

I have an extra copy of Part 1 (1946-69) but as far as I know all three parts are long out of print. I'm pretty sure the print runs were fairly small and the concluding Part 3 was only available for a short time via the club's shop in Falkirk.

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Post by Alan Brown » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:24 pm

I contacted the club a couple of year ago regarding these books and was told they were out of print. I suppose Falkirk can be added to the list of clubs which have had a complete record published then? Thats quite a few clubs had a complete statistical record published, does anyone know of any others which are being researched? I know major research has been carried out on Stirling Albion, Forfar Athletic and I think Queen of the South.

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Post by Scottish » Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:16 pm

I think that some clubs issue very small print runs. I know that when I wrote my first Killie book it was sold out within a few months and was changing hands for £40-£50 before I wrote the second one. The Rangers complete record goes for £75 or more. the St Johnstone one was very quickly out of print too and I'd never heard of anything for Falkirk before this thread.

There was a Stirling Albion book in the late 1980s covering up to and including 87-88. It had all dates & results and some crowds. Each season was split into major competitions and others (which included Stirlingshire Cup and friendlies). It gave league tables, competition winners and club officials as well as snippets of information about the season.

What it didn't have though were match line-ups. It gave seasonal totals for appearances and goals but these were all-in including friendlies so there was no way of distinguishing the various competitions.

Queen of the South's website has been talking about a comprehensive publication for some time but the latest I've seen is the book which came out in 1995 which itself is an update of a 1969 publication. it's a good season-by-season history of the club but the only comprehensive stats were dates and results which can be found elsewhere.

I don't know anything about Forfar Athletic other than a history published many years ago which I came across a while back in the British Library. I can't recall a great deal about it but it certainly wasn't a 'complete record' type book.

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Post by Alan Brown » Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:09 pm

I was in touch with Allan Grieve a while back and he was planning on publishing a book on Stirling Albion with a full stats section.

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Post by jimmythepost » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:34 pm

Copies of Volume 3 , 1876-1939 are still available priced £9.99

Has statistics as appendices.

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Post by Alan Brown » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:37 am

Can you confirm where I can buy the Brockville Bairns volume 3 book?

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Post by jimmythepost » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:49 pm

Brockville Bairns Volume 3 is available from the author Michael White

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