Dunfermline Athletic

Everybody Needs to be a Captain

Friday, 5th Apr 2013

"When you are running out of steam and hear the noise coming from our fans, it gives you that wee bit extra.

JOSH FALKINGHAM

Josh Falkingham says that the Pars fans have a massive role to play if Dunfermline Athletic are going to continue in existence:-

"They have been brilliant ever since this situation broke and they knew where we stood. At first I don't think all the fans totally understood but when they did, and everybody knew the truth, they have been absolutely first class. For myself as a young player and even some of the younger boys that have come into the team, it is going to be a massive help to us all.

"If they can get there, in whatever numbers, whatever the case - just keep doing what they are doing because it is helping us massively. Even though there was maybe a smaller number compared to normal at Livingston, I definitely believe that they were a massive help, especially in the last twenty minutes, the noise can give you that extra push. If they can do that and maybe get 4000 to 4500 at a game it is going to be even better for us and hopefully be that clich?d twelfth man..

"When you are running out of steam and hear the noise coming from our fans, it gives you that wee bit extra. Whoever comes to support us, we can only ask for the same again to help us survive as a football club."

JOSH FALKINGHAM CAPTAIN

Josh described wearing the captain's arm band and leading the team out at Livingston as a very proud milestone in his football career:-

"Whoever gets the captaincy whether its Andy Geggan or me, we know that it has been given to us in difficult circumstances. It is a proud moment and an honour to be given the captaincy and if I am given it again it will be a great thing for me. It is normally more experienced boys who are captains. Hopefully it is something that I can relish but really everybody needs to be a captain."

The 22 year old contrasted how at the start of the season there were plenty of experienced players to go and seek advice from but now it is somewhat of a role reversal:-

"We were going to people like Andy Barrowman, Stevie Jordan and Paul Gallacher as young guys and asking them. In a way we have become like that now to the younger boys. They could look at us and say Josh you are only 22 so why are you talking to me like that. They are not, they want to learn and they are a great bunch."

Josh Falkingham leads Dunfermline out

The young Dunfermline team showed mettle on Saturday fighting to the bitter end to salvage a point from a 92nd minute penalty kick.

"They showed that they are capable of doing it by getting into the final of the Scottish Youth Cup. It is brilliant for the Club, a great achievement for them and I have no doubts that they can definitely step up to this level until the end of the season.

"We know that we have a points deduction coming to us but we have got five cup finals really and if we can win our three home games then fingers crossed, we will stay in the league."

PICTURES OF SAMMY THE TAMMY IN TOWN

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