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Falkirk to go with tradition and minutes silence

Falkirk have rejected the idea of holding one minute's applause and will stick with the traditional minute's silence in Sunday's Remembrance Day meeting. The Bairns were always eager to mark the occasion with a traditional silence ahead of the Falkirk Stadium encounter with Celtic, but it had been mooted that applause would be held instead in case away supporters disturbed the peace.

Falkirk feel the minute's silence is most fitting. Keith Hogg, the club's operations manager, said: "Falkirk, as a club, have taken the decision to respect Remembrance Day in the appropriate manner - and that is a minute's silence.

"No meetings have taken place between the clubs on this and Celtic have not officially approached us on the subject.

"But we will have consultation with Celtic and the police on Friday morning at our scheduled pre-match operations meeting.

Arrangements for Sunday, on all aspects of the game, will be discussed."

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