Jim Fallon
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: James Fallon
  • Born: March 24th, 1950 (Cambuslang)
  • Former Player: Jim Fallon
  • First Appointed: May 12th, 1988


Managerial History


May 12th, 1988 to May 31st, 1993

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Ken Eadie - 210
2. Paul Harvey - 209
3. John Maher - 164
4. Sean Sweeney - 162
5. Jon Crawford - 111
6. Joe Dickson - 110
7. Jim Gallacher - 109
8. George Rowe - 106
9. Brian Wright - 101
10. John Davies - 99
1. Ken Eadie - 127
2. Owen Coyle - 34
3. Craig Flannigan - 24
4. John Henry - 24
5. Pat Kelly - 18
6. Tommy Bryce - 17
7. Paul Harvey - 17
8. John Davies - 14
9. George Rowe - 12
10. Tommy Coyle - 11

First Match In Charge
Aug 13th, 1988 2 - 3 vs. Ayr United, League (Division 1)

Last Match In Charge
May 15th, 1993 4 - 1 vs. Raith Rovers, League

Total Players Used:
64 (65 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Aug 31st, 1991 7 - 1 vs. Greenock Morton, League (Division 1)
May 11th, 1991 7 - 1 vs. Partick Thistle, League (Division 1)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Apr 3rd, 1993 0 - 6 vs. Kilmarnock, League (Division 1)
Aug 24th, 1988 0 - 6 vs. Rangers, League Cup (3rd Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
239 88 63 88 398 391
(36.8%) (26.4%) (36.8%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
119 53 34 32 237 177
(44.5%) (28.6%) (26.9%)

Biography

Jim Fallon is a Clydebank FC legend. He spent his entire playing career at Kilbowie Park covering 18 seasons and just shy of 800 appearances. He joined the backroom staff once he retired and only finally severed ties with the club to join Airdrie in the summer of 1987 ending a 20 year association.

The following summer saw Bankies coach Sammy Henderson step back from the club after seven years in charge. The logical conclusion was to bring Jim back in to the fold. Jim enjoyed five seasons in charge of the Bankies and led the club to several promotion challenges, finishing third in his first two seasons. The undoubted highlight of his tenure was leading the club to the Scottish Cup semi-final for the first and only time in the club's history losing narrowly to Celtic at Hampden in front of 35,000 spectators.

The 1990s brought a watershed moment for the club and Scottish Football in general. There were a number of bigger clubs who had under performed during the 1980s including Dunfermline, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock amongst others. These clubs began to re-assert themselves and Clydebank's glory days were firmly behind them as it became more difficult to compete with clubs that had four or five times the size of support.

Jim Fallon continued to keep the club competitive in the first division, but sadly at the wrong end of the table as the club found itself in relegation battles which had been alien to supporters for almost 15 years.

With the club re-doubling its efforts to bring through more youngsters, Clydebank's owners wanted to make Fallon's role full time. Unfortunately, Jim was a physiotherapist outside of football and was unable to accept this new situation. This led to Jim leaving the club in the summer of 1993 to be replaced by Brian Wright.

Jim had a further stint in management at Clydebank's county rivals Dumbarton which turned out to be an unmitigated disaster for the Sons as they suffered successive relegations. This was to be Jim's last foray into football management


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Owen Coyle Sep 17th, 1988 £25,000
2. Colin Lindsay Jan 6th, 1989
3. Jim Hughes Jan 6th, 1989
4. Kenny Campbell Feb 14th, 1989
5. Jon Crawford Apr 26th, 1989
6. Jamie Duncanson May 25th, 1989
7. Alan Lansdowne Jun 13th, 1989
8. Jimmy Robertson Aug 8th, 1989
9. John Traynor Aug 11th, 1989
10. Billy Ferguson Aug 24th, 1989
11. Tommy Coyle Sep 8th, 1989 £20,000
12. Pat Kelly Oct 6th, 1989 £25,000
13. George Rowe Oct 20th, 1989
14. Bryan Smith Nov 24th, 1989
15. Lindsay Hamilton Dec 15th, 1989
16. Henry Templeton Feb 13th, 1990 £25,000
17. Andy Arrol Mar 3rd, 1990
18. Billy Spence May 17th, 1990
19. John Dickson Jun 6th, 1990
20. Barry Rossiter Aug 4th, 1990
21. John Henry Aug 4th, 1990
22. Peter Sermanni Aug 31st, 1990
23. Peter Lamont Oct 27th, 1990
24. Gordon Mair Mar 31st, 1991
25. Toby King Jun 6th, 1991
26. Martin McIntosh Aug 17th, 1991 £15,000
27. Peter Goldie Feb 12th, 1992
28. Stevie Woods Feb 26th, 1992 £15,000
29. Craig Flannigan Mar 13th, 1992
30. Michael Flannigan May 6th, 1992
31. Darren Henderson May 23rd, 1992
32. Stevie Jack May 28th, 1992
33. Malcolm Murray Aug 1st, 1992
34. Kenny Wilson Aug 7th, 1992
35. Graham Hay Aug 18th, 1992 £20,000
36. Tom Currie Aug 29th, 1992
37. Doug Barron Sep 5th, 1992 £15,000
38. Kevin Lee Dec 30th, 1992
39. Levi Smith Jan 2nd, 1993
40. Tom Brown Feb 15th, 1993
41. John Sludden Apr 3rd, 1993

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
First Signing

Owen Coyle
on Sep 17th, 1988