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Falkirk Football Club
Brockville Park
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Falkirk F.C. was founded in 1876 and quickly picked up the nickname 'The Bairns'. This is in reference to an ancient Falkirk Burgh motto, "Better meddle wi' the deil (devil) than the Bairns (children) O' Falkirk." The team joined the Scottish Football League Second Division in 1902 and was promoted to the First Division after finishing as runner-up in 1905. Falkirk was initially successful in the First Division, finishing as runner-up in both 1908 and 1910. In 1913 the team won the Scottish Cup for the first time, a feat they did not repeat again until 1957. In recent years, Falkirk had been unlucky in being denied a spot in the top flight due to league restructuring and stadium issues, which had prevented automatic promotion following their Division 1 championship in 2003. In 2004 the club finally moved into the new purpose built Falkirk Stadium, it had ground shared for one year after leaving Brockville Park, the club's home since 1885. The old stadium site is now a Morrison's supermarket, which has many items of memorabilia from the old ground, including one of the turnstiles. In 2005 Falkirk won the Scottish Division 1 championship again and this time was able to move up to the Scottish Premier League.


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