2011–12 Falkirk F.C. season

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Falkirk
2011–12 season
Chairman Scotland Martin Ritchie
Manager Scotland Steven Pressley
Stadium Falkirk Stadium
Scottish First Division Third place
Scottish Cup Fifth round, lost to Ayr United
League Cup Semi-Final, lost to Celtic
Challenge Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
El Alagui (18)
All:
El Alagui (28)
Highest home attendance 4,383 vs. Ross County, 25 December 2011
Lowest home attendance 2,461 vs. Hamilton Academical, 10 April 2012
Average home league attendance 3,188
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was Falkirk's second consecutive season in the Scottish First Division, having been relegated from the Scottish Premier League at the end of season 2009–10.[1] Falkirk also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Falkirk finished third in the First Division.[2] They reached the semi final of the League Cup,[3] the fifth round of the Scottish Cup,[4] and won the Challenge Cup beating Hamilton 1–0 in the final.[5]

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Captains[edit]

No. P Name Country No. Games Notes
DF Darren Dods[6]  SCO 46 Club captain

Last updated: 5 May 2012
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only
Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.

Squad[edit]

Last updated 5 May 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Challenge Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern 47 0 35+0 0 2+0 0 5+0 0 5+0 0
Scotland GK Graham Bowman 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Tam Scobbie 41 1 30+0 1 2+0 0 4+0 0 5+0 0
Scotland DF Darren Dods 46 8 34+0 5 2+0 1 5+0 0 5+0 2
Scotland DF Kieran Duffie 41 1 30+0 1 2+0 0 5+0 0 4+0 0
Scotland DF Stephen Kingsley 17 0 8+7 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Rhys Bennett 26 1 8+10 0 0+1 0 3+0 0 3+1 1
Scotland DF Steven Brisbane 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Murray Wallace 42 2 32+2 2 2+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
Scotland DF Liam Dick 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Blair Alston 33 6 14+10 5 1+1 1 1+2 0 1+3 0
Scotland MF Jay Fulton 42 3 23+9 1 0+1 0 5+0 2 3+1 0
Scotland MF Mark Millar 43 9 33+0 6 1+0 0 4+0 1 5+0 2
Scotland MF Stewart Murdoch 36 0 25+1 0 2+0 0 4+0 0 4+0 0
Scotland MF Dale Fulton 13 0 4+2 0 0+1 0 0+3 0 0+3 0
Scotland MF Ryan Millar 6 0 1+4 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland MF Willie Gibson 14 1 10+2 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Scotland MF Kristopher Faulds 9 0 4+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland FW David Weatherston 34 4 25+2 4 1+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
England FW Kallum Higginbotham 29 8 20+0 5 1+0 0 4+0 1 4+0 2
Morocco FW Farid El Alagui 44 28 33+0 18 2+0 1 5+0 6 4+0 3
Scotland FW Craig Sibbald 37 4 22+4 2 2+0 0 3+1 1 4+1 1
Scotland FW Ally Graham 5 1 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+2 1 0+0 0
Scotland FW Jordan White 12 0 4+6 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 5 May 2012
Nation Position Name Scottish First Division Scottish Cup League Cup Challenge Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Scotland GK Graham Bowman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Tam Scobbie 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland DF Darren Dods 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
Scotland DF Kieran Duffie 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 1
Scotland DF Stephen Kingsley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England DF Rhys Bennett 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland DF Steven Brisbane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Murray Wallace 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland DF Liam Dick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Blair Alston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Jay Fulton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland MF Mark Millar 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Scotland MF Stewart Murdoch 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 6 1
Scotland MF Dale Fulton 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Willie Gibson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Kristopher Faulds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW David Weatherston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW Kallum Higginbotham 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 1
Morocco FW Farid El Alagui 13 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 16 1
Scotland FW Craig Sibbald 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Scotland FW Ally Graham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jordan White 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Awards[edit]

Last updated 5 May 2012
Nation Name Award Month
Scotland Craig Sibbald[7] Young Player of the Month August
Scotland Steven Pressley[8] First Division Manager of the Month September
Morocco Farid El Alagui[8] Player of the Month September
Scotland Steven Pressley[9] First Division Manager of the Month (shared) October
Scotland Darren Dods[9] Player of the Month (shared) October
Morocco Farid El Alagui[10] Player of the Month December
Scotland Steven Pressley[11] First Division Manager of the Month January
Scotland Steven Pressley[12] First Division Manager of the Month February

League Statistics[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ross County (C) 36 22 13 1 72 32 +40 79 Promotion to 2012–13 Scottish Premier League
2 Dundee 36 15 10 11 53 43 +10 55
3 Falkirk 36 13 13 10 53 48 +5 52
4 Hamilton Academical 36 14 7 15 55 56 −1 49
5 Livingston 36 13 9 14 56 54 +2 48
6 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 50 39 +11 47
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 11 14 46 49 −3 44
8 Greenock Morton 36 10 12 14 40 55 −15 42
9 Ayr United (R) 36 9 11 16 44 67 −23 38 Qualification to Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Queen of the South (R) 36 7 11 18 38 64 −26 32 Relegation to Scottish Second Division

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Transfers[edit]

Falkirk started the season by releasing Eighteen Players.[13]

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