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... Stuniverse's FM20 Adventure...

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The adventure begins on Tuesday 19th November 2019...

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Oooh, had some great saves with the Bairns, been in the day. Good luck!

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I've only find to Falkirk for three things, the Bairns, the birds and the Buckfast... And it looks like we've drank all the Buckfast...

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In FM18 I made my longest save ever with Falkirk, stayed at the club for 18 years, winning one UCL and two Europa Leagues, plus multiple domestic trophies. I have such a soft spot for them since then.

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15 minutes ago, Pavi said:

In FM18 I made my longest save ever with Falkirk, stayed at the club for 18 years, winning one UCL and two Europa Leagues, plus multiple domestic trophies. I have such a soft spot for them since then.

Thanks for sharing, @Pavi. I’m thrilled Falkirk on FM18 was such a great save for you. Hopefully I’ll have a similar experience on FM20.

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In real-life...

CLUB STATEMENT - 16th November 2019

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"Falkirk FC can confirm that Ray McKinnon and Darren Taylor have been relieved of their duties as First Team Manager and Assistant Manager with immediate effect.

"Interim Chairman, Lex Miller and the Board of Directors wish to place on record their best wishes to Ray and Darren for the future."

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At least I won't feel guilty now when I start my save and take Ray McKinnon's job.

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Stuniverse's FM20 Adventure

Game set-up

I've loaded up the following active leagues:

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and made a few minor changes to the database:

  • Max Hunt (Derby County) - loaned to Aldershot until 31/12/2019
  • Alex Babos (Derby County) - loaned to FC United until 24/10/2019
  • Sam French (Derby County) - loaned to Stevenage until 01/11/2019
  • Kevin Watson - promoted to Ebbsfleet manager (was assistant manager)
  • Jake Hutchings - promoted to player / manager Braintree (was player)
  • George Borg - appointed assistant manager Braintree (was unemployed)
  • Stuart Ashton - promoted to Cobh Ramblers manager (was assistant manager)
  • Declan Coleman - promoted to Cobh Ramblers assistant manager (was first team coach).

EDITED:

  • Timi Max Elsnik - amended English Language to 7 = fluent (was 2 = basic)
  • Lee Miller - added as Falkirk First Team Coach
  • David McCracken - added as Falkirk First Team Coach

Stuniverse starts with the recommendations for Falkirk:

  • Continental A licence
  • Professional Footballer (Regional)
  • Default managerial style focus.

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Stuniverse's Profile:

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Edited by Stuniverse
Changes resulting from 2020 20.1.3 hotfix

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Game date: 23 June 2019

THE BAIRNS SACK MCKINNON

BairnsNews: Falkirk's interim chairman, Lex Miller, today issued a brief CLUB STATEMENT confirming that The Bairns have relieved manager Ray McKinnon and his assistant Darren Taylor of their duties with immediate effect.

The Ladbrokes League 1 club will now begin their search for a new manager ahead of the 2019/20 season.

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WELCOME BACK TO FALKIRK DAVID McCRACKEN & LEE MILLER

BairnsNews: Shortly after the above CLUB STATEMENT, another one followed:

Falkirk FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Miller and David McCracken as they return to Falkirk Stadium as first team coaches. We will continue our search for a new first team manager to work with Lee and David and the rest of our backroom staff.

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Changes with 2020 20.1.3 hotfix

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Game date: 24 June 2019

STUNIVERSE WANTS TO MANAGE THE BAIRNS

BairnsNews: According to FourFourTwo, unemployed Stuniverse has applied for the vacant Falkirk manager's job. Stuniverse has told FourFourTwo that he has a ton of ideas he can't wait to try out.

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Game date: 4 July 2019

STUNIVERSE ATTENDS FALKIRK INTERVIEW

BairnsNews understand unemployed Stuniverse has attended an interview with Falkirk's interim chairman, Lex Miller, and the Board of Directors.

An unnamed club source informs us that the Board consider Stuniverse an ideal candidate for the club's somewhat scaled back vision for the future.

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Game date: 5 July 2019

STUNIVERSE REJECTS STANLEY INTERVIEW

BairnsNews understand that English League 1 Accrington Stanley wanted to interview Stuniverse for their vacant managerial post, but Stuniverse declined their invitation.

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Game date: 6 July 2019

EDITED:

Originally this was Falkirk’s away friendly at Alloa Athletic [20.1.2-1316421 (m.e v2020)] but following the 20.1.3 hotfix I had to restart the save [20.1.3-1317497 (m.e v2020)] and no friendly was scheduled on this date.

Edited by Stuniverse
Changed due to 2020 20.1.3 hotfix

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Game date: 7 July 2019

FALKIRK CONFIRM STUNIVERSE AS MANAGER

BairnsNews: Falkirk interim chairman, Lex Miller, has confirmed the appointment of Stuniverse as The Bairns new manager.

Stuniverse's first task will be to bring in an assistant manager.

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11 minutes ago, Pavi said:

Good luck! Com'on Bairns!! 

Thank you, @Pavi. I have no wriggle room as the Board’s expectation is to win the division. I may well need all that good luck you’re sending my way...

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11 minutes ago, kidthekid said:

Looking forward to this one

Thank you, @kidthekid. I hope you enjoy the adventure.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

I’m keeping my eye on this bug thread before advancing any further. If the fix isn’t save compatible, which it most likely won’t be, I’m going to need to start the save again after the patch...

 

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Was terrified when I saw that thread pop up but luckily for me being a super nerd and playing from 20 mins after BETA release has saved my career. Literally spent all morning terrified my save was a dud until I discovered it was a later database which had the bug.

 

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17 minutes ago, metallimuse said:

Was terrified when I saw that thread pop up but luckily for me being a super nerd and playing from 20 mins after BETA release has saved my career. Literally spent all morning terrified my save was a dud until I discovered it was a later database which had the bug.

Unfortunately this Falkirk save is affected so I’m waiting for the hotfix and hoping, not expecting, it’ll be save compatible. If not, as seems most likely, I’ll have to start the save again.

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11 minutes ago, metallimuse said:

Yes, @metallimuse lol. I told Lex, interim chairman, that we could do with adding a couple of Falkirk legends to the coaching staff. I’m amazed how quickly he got it done...

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2 hours ago, metallimuse said:

Yes, @metallimuse lol. I told Lex, interim chairman, that we could do with adding a couple of Falkirk legends to the coaching staff. I’m amazed how quickly he got it done...

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Come on Ye Bairns!

Looks like the hotfix is out. I know SI say they are working on and in-save fix but, to be on the safe side, I’m going to start a new save. This may mean I’ll have to EDIT some of the posts above (e.g. the Alloa Athletic friendly) in which case I’ll clearly mark them as EDITED.
 

 

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4 minutes ago, metallimuse said:

The fix for the attribute bug has now been released buddy :brock:

Thanks, @metallimuse. I’m on it 😀

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GOOD NEWS - I'm all caught up

I've restarted the save with Lee Miller and David McCracken  added to Falkirk's first team coaching staff (appointed as Interim Coaching Staff on 19 November in real-life) the only Falkirk changes in the database.

As for the save progression, events proceeded pretty much as they did before. I started unemployed with Continental A Licence and Professional Footballer (Regional) - as recommended for Falkirk - with the default managerial style focus. I attended the interview with Lex Miller, interim chairman; rejected the Accrington Stanley interview (after John Coleman took the Barnsley job); and accepted the Falkirk job offer to become their manager.

This time round, there was no friendly match prior to my appointment so I deleted the (phantom) post above about Alloa Athletic defeating Falkirk 2-0.

So good to go again...

Come on, Ye Bairns!

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Game date: 6 July 2019

MOTHERWELL LOOK TO POACH CORR

BairnsNews understand that Motherwell have offered a contract to Falkirk's Chief Data Analyst and Scout Liam Corr.

Unnamed sources at the club inform us new Bairns manager Stuniverse has offered Corr a contract as Chief Scout but Falkirk are expecting Corr to jump ship and move to the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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Game date: 7 July 2019

FALKIRK SQUAD

BairnsNews: This is the first team playing squad new Falkirk manager Stuniverse inherits:

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Players out-of-contract at the end of the season:

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FALKIRK - GOALKEEPERS

1. Cammy Bell

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31. Robbie Mutch

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FALKIRK - DEFENDERS

2. Michael Doyle D(RC)

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3. Paul Dixon D(LC)

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4. Gregor Buchanan (Captain) D(C)

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5. Mark Durnan D(C)

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15. Lewis Toshney D(RC), WB(R), DM, M(C)

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16. Gary Miller D(R)

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FALKIRK - MIDFIELDERS

6. Morgaro Gomis DM, M(C)

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7. Aidan Connolly M(L), AM(LC), M/AM(R)

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8. Ian McShane M(C)

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11. Ross MacLean M(R), AM(C), AM(R)

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12. Michael Tidser DM, M(C), AM(C)

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14. Louis Longridge AM(RC), AM(L), ST(C)

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17. Robbie Leitch M(C), DM

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19. Lewis Moore (on loan) M(L), M(R), AM(L)

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20. Aidan Laverty M(R), AM(R)

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21. Charlie Telfer M/AM(C), AM(R)

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FALKIRK - FORWARDS

9. Declan McManus (on loan) ST(C), AM(RL)

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10. Denny Johnstone ST(C)

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18. Conor Sammon ST(C)

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29. David McMillan (on loan) ST(C)

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FALKIRK - BACKROOM STAFF

Board of Directors

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Manager - Stuniverse

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Goalkeeping Coach - Derek Jackson

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First Team Coach - Lee Miller

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First Team Coach - David McCracken

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Fitness Coach - Graeme Henderson

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Chief Data Analyst / Scout - Liam Corr

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Data Analyst - Nathan Flight

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Chief Doctor - Chris Milne

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Head Physio - Ross Grady

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FALKIRK - CLUB VISION and FINANCES

BairnsNews: The Falkirk Board of Directors expectation for this season is for new manager Stuniverse to deliver promotion by winning Ladbrokes League 1.

Even though the media pundits have made Falkirk favourites to lift the title, this will still be a big ask for rookie manager Stuniverse.

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Game date: 7 July 2019

BAIRNS - JULY FIXTURES

BairnsNews: Falkirk will kick-off their pre-season with friendlies against Stirling University and Ladbrokes Championship side Alloa Athletic, before playing four matches in the Betfred Cup Group E against Morton (Championship), Queen of the South (Championship), Motherwell (Premiership) and Airdrie (League 1).

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Game date: 7 July 2019

STUNIVERSE MAKES GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

BairnsNews understand from unnamed sources at the club that Falkirk manager Stuniverse made a good impression on the Bairns players at the first Team Meeting.

Stuniverse told his players that they were good enough to win Ladbrokes League 1 and that was exactly what they should be aiming for. This, we understand, was well received by the players as was the Code of Conduct which Stuniverse had changed slightly from the draft captain Gregor Buchanan had presented on behalf of the players.

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Game date: 7 July 2019

FALKIRK - PRESS CONFERENCE

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Falkirk Football Chronicle

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BairnsNewsWhat made you choose Falkirk?

Stuniverse: The Chairman offered me the job [laughs]. Well, to be honest, we came to Falkirk on holiday in the summer and fell in love with the place. My wife loved the Kelpies that are just across the way there. In my mind, Falkirk are a Premiership side and it's our job to get The Bairns back there.

Sky Sports News

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BairnsNews: The Board are expecting you to win the Division. Is that realistic?

Stuniverse: We're in League 1 and we want to get back to the Premiership. To do that, we have to gain promotion to the Championship first. We have a good squad of players here and I'm confident they can get the job done.

Scottish Football Express

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BairnsNews: What are your thoughts on Falkirk not having a Youth Academy?

Stuniverse: Well, it's the way the Board have chosen to go. It's not the direction most Football Clubs go in but that doesn't mean a great deal. It's an interesting choice but it's the way the club is set-up.

BairnsNews: Interesting indeed, given that the club culture is also to sign players under the age of 23 for the first team?

Stuniverse: Yes. I knew that when I took the job. The Board want to run this club a certain way and I understand that.

Falkirk Football Chronicle

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BairnsNews: It's only a friendly against Stirling University but are you looking forward to your first game in charge tomorrow?

Stuniverse: Yes. Of course. The players have looked good in training but you only really find out about them in game situations. Tomorrow we'll look to give everybody a 45 minute run out and then take it from there for the next friendly and then the Betfred Cup games.

FourFourTwo

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BairnsNews: Any truth in the rumours you'll have a few trialists in the team against Stirling Uni?

Stuniverse: Maybe. You'll have to wait and see.

Scottish Football Express

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Game date: 8 July 2019

MOTHERWELL APPOINT CORR

BairnsNews: Motherwell (Premiership) have today appointed Falkirk's Chief Data Analyst and Scout Liam Corr as a Scout.

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Game date: 8th July 2019

Pre-match v Stirling University (H) - Friendly (1)

Match Preview

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BairnsNews: How do you approach this one? Is it about fitness, performance, or winning?

Stuniverse: I've only been here a couple of days so it's mainly about fitness as we plan on giving 22 players 45 minutes each. It's also about performance, to an extent, to see if the players are taking on board what we want from them and whether this system suits them. But yes, I won't lie, a win would be nice.

Team Selection

Doubtful:
Denny Johnstone (knee - 45 mins)

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BairnsNews: No place for Johnstone today?

Stuniverse: Denny is still recovering from his knee injury. Our medical team reckon we can get 45 minutes out of him but there's no point taking risks this early in the season.

BairnsNews: Three trialists on the bench. What can you tell us about them?

Stuniverse: Timi Elsnik is an attacking midfieder and Simon Dawkins is a left-winger. Both are free agents. Mo Adams is a defensive midfielder from Atalanta United in the USA. We heard he might be interested in a return to the UK.

Post-match: Falkirk (0) 1-1 (0) Stirling University 

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BairnsNews: I know you said this wasn't about winning but you must've expected to win against a University side?

Stuniverse: I thought we did more than enough to win. We defended well, moved the ball well, and created more than enough chances to win the game. But we didn't get enough attempts on target and that's something we'll need to work harder at and do better. When David McMillan gave us the lead late on, I thought we thoroughly deserved to be ahead and, but for a freak own goal off Timi Elsnik, we would've won the match.

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BairnsNews: Will you be looking to sign any of the trialists?

Stuniverse: I thought all three of them did well but it's too early to say whether we can do a deal for any of them.

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Game date: 8 July 2019

THREE BAIRNS TRIALISTS

BairnsNews: Here's a closer look at Mo Adams, Simon Dawkins and Timi Elsnik who played for Falkirk against Stirling University today.

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Game date: 12 Jul 2019

MACDONALD JOINS BAIRNS FOR THE SEASON

BairnsNews: New manager Stuniverse secured his first signing for Falkirk today when he brought in 21 year-old left-back Calum Macdonald for the season on loan from Blackpool.

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Game date: Saturday 13th July 2019

Pre-match v Alloa Athletic (a) - Friendly (2)

Match Preview

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BairnsNews: You've made your first loan signing in Macdonald. What will he bring to the team?

Stuniverse: Calum is a good, young left-back who will bring an energy to our game. I saw him play a lot for the U23s at Derby and I was surprised when they sold him to Blackpool this summer. I was even more surprised when Blackpool were willing to loan him out. Once I knew that, we worked hard to get the deal done.

Team Selection

Doubtful:
Denny Johnstone (knee - 45 mins)

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BairnsNews: Another 45 minutes for the players today?

Stuniverse: No. We'll look to give the starters around an hour today and then mix things up a little bit after that depending on fitness levels.

BairnsNews: Alloa play in the Championship, one division above you. What sort of a test are you expecting today?

Stuniverse: We're expecting a tough game, obviously. Alloa finished 8th in the Championship last season, one place and one point above the relegation zone. Our aim is to be in the Championship ourselves next season so this game will be a useful, early litmus test as to where we're at.

Post-match: Alloa Athletic (0) 1-1 (0) Falkirk

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BairnsNews: Another 1-1 draw. What did you make of it?

Stuniverse: Given the step-up in quality of the opposition, with Alloa playing a division above us, I was very happy. I thought we looked solid, defended well, and created chances. Again, we didn't get enough on target and we need to find a way to work the goalkeeper more. We were unlucky to go behind, in my opinion, and then we changed it around from 4-1-3-2 to 4-4-2 and gave most of the squad some playing time. I was delighted for Conor Sammon, coming on as sub to lead our line and heading us level from a corner.

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BairnsNews: Any news on the three trialists that played against Stirling Uni?

Stuniverse: We're working hard on one deal but I can't say anything else as it's not done yet.

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Game date: 15 July 2019

LEITCH SET TO DEPART

BairnsNews: Falkirk's 21 year-old midfielder Robbie Leitch will leave The Bairns on 18 January 2020 when he heads off to Croatia to play for NK Zadar.

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Game date: 16 July 2019

GLASGOW SIGN LAVERTY

BairnsNews: BSC Glasgow have signed Falkirk's 19 year-old right winger Aidan Laverty on a free transfer.

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Game date: 17 July 2019

BAIRNS SIGN PELMARD-BASSI

BairnsNews: New Falkirk manager Stuniverse has made his second signing snapping up  21 year-old French goalkeeper Salal Pelmard-Bassi on a free transfer.

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Game date: Wednesday 17th July 2019

Pre-match v Greenock Morton (a) - Betfred Cup Group E (1)

Match Preview

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BairnsNews: How are you feeling ahead of your first competitive match as a manager?

Stuniverse: I'm excited. The game's come around quickly, but the players have responded well in training and we're raring to go. Morton finished 5th in the Championship last season, one place below the play-offs, so I'm expecting a very difficult game.

BairnsNews: With Corr leaving for Motherwell your scouting team looks depleted. Have you been able to scout Morton?

Stuniverse: I'll admit we're low on numbers in that area but we have job adverts out for a Chief Scout plus a Scout or two so I hope to have that area of the club up-and-running soon.

Team Selection

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BairnsNews: We'll focus on changes for future matches but, as this is your first competitive match, can you talk us through your starting 11?

Stuniverse: Sure. We're going 4-1-3-2 with Cammy Bell in goal. A back-four of Michael Doyle, Mark Durnan, our captain Gregor Buchanan, and Calum Macdonald. Our vice-captain Morgaro Gomis sits in front of them, behind Michael Tidser, Charlie Telfer and Ian McShane. Conor Sammon and Declan McManus play up front.

Post-match: Greenock Morton (0) 0-1 (0) Falkirk

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BairnsNews: Congratulations. A win in your first match and a clean sheet to boot. Could it have gone any better?

Stuniverse: I would've liked a second goal [laughs] as it got quite nerve wracking towards the end. Overall I'm delighted with the players and their commitment to the cause. We defended well. I'll admit we had some close shaves when we needed Cammy Bell to make some fine saves to keep Morton out, but we also played some good football at times and gave them something to think about. I thought Conor Sammon caused them problems with his strength and ability to hold the ball up. I was thrilled for Conor when he won the game for us late on with his headed goal.

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