30 Facts About Alan Gow


Alan Gow was born on 9 October 1982 and is a Scottish former footballer.

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Alan Gow then moved to Scottish Premier League club Falkirk in 2005, and his performances there earned him a transfer to Rangers.

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Alan Gow failed to break into the Rangers first team and after loan spells with Blackpool and Norwich City, he moved to Football League Championship club Plymouth Argyle.

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Alan Gow fell out of favour at Plymouth after a managerial change; he was loaned to Hibernian and was then released from his contract during the 2010 close season.

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Alan Gow joined Airdrie United on 30 August 2002, after Airdrie had acquired Clydebank's place in the Scottish Football League.

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Alan Gow turned out for Clydebank in a special friendly to mark the club's rebirth in 2003.

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Alan Gow played for Airdrie for three years, helping them to win the Scottish Second Division championship in 2004.

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Alan Gow played in 98 matches and scored 33 goals for Airdrie.

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However, Alan Gow opted to stay with Rangers, but the deal for Lafferty still went ahead.

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Alan Gow scored his first goal for the Seasiders on 4 October 2008 against Cardiff City.

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Alan Gow had opportunities to go to Norwich and Birmingham and turned them down and came here.

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Alan Gow agreed to join the Championship side in a two-and-a-half-year deal on 6 January 2009 for an undisclosed fee, around £250,000, pending a medical, however the medical subsequently revealed an issue that caused Wolves to pull out of the deal.

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On 2 February 2009, Alan Gow joined Norwich City on loan until the end of the season.

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Alan Gow scored again in his second appearance for the club against Sheffield Wednesday.

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Alan Gow fell out of favour at Plymouth after the departure of manager Paul Sturrock.

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On 1 February 2010, Alan Gow joined Hibernian on loan until the end of the season.

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Alan Gow subsequently suffered from hamstring injuries, which restricted his appearances.

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Alan Gow expressed a desire to stay at Hibs and to leave Plymouth permanently, but he was returned to Plymouth at the end of the loan.

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Alan Gow was trying to improve it [his contract] before he had even pulled on a Swindon shirt and kicked a ball for the club.

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Alan Gow stated that he had merely travelled there to discuss their offer and had left after he found that he "wasn't happy with the deal".

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Alan Gow cited the presence of Archie Knox as being one of the positive reasons for signing for Motherwell, while conceding that he had made mistakes earlier in his career in his choice of clubs.

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Alan Gow scored his first goal for the club when he scored a late winning goal against Dundee United, in a League Cup tie on 26 October 2010.

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Alan Gow scored a goal for Notts County away to Tranmere Rovers on 5 February 2011, but the match was abandoned early in the second half.

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Alan Gow was offered a one-year contract by Indian club East Bengal, and he travelled there for a trial assessment in July 2011.

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Alan Gow agreed to join the club in August 2011, with the move subject to his visa application being approved.

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Alan Gow then entered contract negotiations with Iranian club Rah Ahan, despite the UK Government advising him not to travel there.

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On 22 March 2012, Alan Gow completed a move to Exeter City on a deal until the end of the season.

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Alan Gow signed a new two-year contract with Exeter City in May 2012, but his deal was not renewed and he was released by the club in the summer of 2014.

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Alan Gow signed a new one-year deal with the club on 16 June 2015.

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On 25 August 2020, Alan Gow was named as head of football operations at his former club Falkirk FC.

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