Whats Gone Wrong At Falkirk? How The Bairns Have Lost Five Managers In Four Years And Whats Missing

What’s gone wrong at Falkirk? It’s a question asked with a recurring frequency – and increasing incredulity – with each passing episode.

© Since 2017-18 season Falkirk have had five permanent managerial appointments - and now seek their si...

The latest, a 6-0 drubbing away at Queen’s Park and the departure of Paul Sheerin as manager, follows the club’s ridiculed fans’ forum, last season’s late collapse in the promotion chase and the on-going third-tier status for a team with a four-figure fanbase of top-flight proportions.

But how did it get here – managerless, miserable and fifth in League One? Falkirk fans have asked the question with bemusement, hoping each episode marks the nadir and an upturn in fortunes. Others looking in from the outside remember a Premier League team 11 years ago; Scottish Cup finals; picking points off Rangers, Hibs and Hearts – away.

© Last game of the 2017-18 season at Falkirk was a farewell for Alex Smith. (Picture: Michael Gillen)

Since Paul Dixon – ironically now a Falkirk player – headed Dundee United’s winner in the 2017 play-off semi-final and denied the Bairns another chance at the Premiership return they so yearned for, it has been a downward slide. Few realised or expected it to cap the last high-point event of the club’s recent history.

Six months later the club sacked Peter Houston, who had led them beyond the regular season in each of his three campaigns, and abandoned a youth development programme they’d earned both respect and reputation for.

Perhaps crucially they would also, within nine months, have lost a knowledgeable influence behind the scenes – the departure of Alex Smith who, after a six-decade association with Scottish football, emigrated to Australia to spend his retirement with family Down Under.


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