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Wondering where it’s been?

The more astute clubhouse visitor will have noticed that for sometime now, our prized cap that was presented to Accies own JW Arthur after his performance in the first ever rugby international has been missing for sometime now. Well, never fear, it hasn’t been lost – it’s currently on display at the RFU’s World Rugby […]

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Where were you?

Well, had you been around, you might have been down at Hamilton Crescent watching the first ever international football match (in the world!) between Scotland and England. Interestingly, from an Accies point of view, the game was originally scheduled for our old ground at Burnbank on Gt. Western Road and being the good sports we […]

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The Accie who played in the FA Cup Final

When Stoke face Manchester City in the FA Cup Final on Saturday it is hard to believe that a Glasgow Accie once helped put them out of the very same tournament. The Glasgow Accies are usually identified with rugby and cricket but that was not always the case. During the 1870-80s Accies produced international class […]

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IRB to showcase Accie Founder

As the IRB move to celebrate their 125th Anniversary they intend to showcase their founding fathers — the Scottish founding member being a Glasgow Accie James S Carrick. Carrick was a quite outstanding sportsman being capped at both Rugby and Cricket and even found time to be secretary of one of the oldest surviving private […]

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On Gallipoli’s Far Shore

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. Regular readers will recall at this time of year as we approach the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and engage with the annual Poppy Appeal this writer feels that […]

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When an Accie led Lord Coe

Now that we have reached the so called close season which seems to last about a fortnight thoughts turn to other sports.¬†However the pursuit of fitness is never far from one’s mind which makes this writer ponder on Annieslanders who in the past have done just that to considerable effect. Regular readers know that this […]

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Lest we forget…

Each year as we approach the eleventh day of the eleventh month we pause to remember. In 1914, when the Great War broke out, historian Richard Holt wrote, “They came tumbling out of the rugby clubs straight off to the trenches to be shot down.” The losses felt by Glasgow Accies, Glasgow H.S.F.P and Kelvinside […]

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