League One side Falkirk have confirmed that chairman Gary Deans is to resign following the shambolic Q&A session held recently by the Bairns, with fellow board members Gordon Colborn, Phil Rawlins and Carrie Rawlins.

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All four will step down from the Falkirk board at the Bairns’ AGM next month, with the club announcing their impending departures in a brief statement on their website.

“These decisions have been taken for a number of personal and family reasons and it is important that there is now a smooth process to appoint new directors to the Board,” the Bairns said.

“Discussions will now take place with key stakeholders over the coming weeks around the future governance of the Club and we will keep supporters updated on matters as they develop.”

Major worries for Falkirk fans now

News of the resignations will be a big concern for Falkirk fans in the short-term with the Rawlins’ having only recently invested in the League One side, taking a 26% stake in the Bairns just over a year ago.

Having seen their club languish in the third tier of the SPFL, the prospect of the Rawlins walking away and not investing any further – weeks after the Q&A session that went viral – will lead to some sleepless nights for Bairns fans.

With the Bairns board having torched what goodwill they had with fans during the ill-fated meeting, the mass resignations still come as something of a surprise.

While Falkirk will fill the spots on the board quickly enough, the Bairns need to get their act together quickly if they are to get back into the Championship and avoid a fourth season in League One and the risk of having to go part-time.

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