GUHXC title bid put on hold

30th November 2009

Glasgow 1-1 Aberdeen Clare Toner As Glasgow took on Aberdeen, spirits were high. Given their superior position in the league, the match should have been a straightforward win. However, throw a cup tie into the mix and anything can happen. Glasgow started the game well, mounting an early attack against a sloppy Aberdeen defence. This ...


Vets tame the GURFC Barbarians

9th November 2009

GURFC 11-25 Vets Harry Tattersall Smith After a year of tumultuous off-field controversies, it must have been a relief for the newly formed Glasgow Barbarians to start letting their rugby do the talking. Yet on a night when they were looking to put past demons to bed it was a performance that delivered perspiration but ...


Glasgow cash in on Bank frailties

9th November 2009

Glasgow 51-6 East Bank Joe McLean Glasgow lined up for their third league game of the new season at Strathclyde University’s Jordanhill Campus on a cold and dark November night. Inside on the netball court things were soon heating up as Glasgow played the game at a blistering pace. Coach Leanne Hillan’s attack-minded side dominated ...


Glasgow side don’t know Watt hit ’em

9th November 2009

Glasgow 4-3 Heriot Watt Clare Toner The pitch wasn’t looking its best after a day of heavy rain but as the 4-3 score-line suggests, conditions failed to dampen the spirits of either outfit when Glasgow University met Herriot Watt in a clash that saw the league’s top two sides come to blows. Heriot Watt kicked ...


GU edged out in seven goal thriller

19th October 2009

Menzieshill 4-3 Glasgow Clare Toner A first round draw against one of the best sides in the country is not the easiest start to a Scottish cup campaign. Glasgow University were undeniably the underdogs heading into this fixture. However, as the 4-3 defeat suggests, they were certainly prepared to put up a fight against a ...


Time to fight for your rights

19th October 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith We find ourselves in sinister times. The news treats us to a daily deluge of general unpleasantness; so much so that even now a simple trip to the shops can leave us with a sense of impending doom. On my first arrival in Glasgow from the comparative safety of Edinburgh and the ...


Bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun

19th October 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith Choosing a fitness regime can often leave you feeling like a kid in a candy store. If I do that thing I’m going to get totally ripped abs, yet if I do that, the advert states that there is a fantastic chance that in no time at all I’ll be infinitely more ...


GURC continue to ride hard

19th October 2009

Joe McLean The earliest “horsey” memory I recall is of me sitting on the arm of our sofa, pretending to be a jockey whilst watching The Grand National. Sadly, my dream of becoming the next top jump jockey never got any further than that sofa, but it ignited a passion that has continued to this ...


GUBC win after last gasp heroics

19th October 2009

Glasgow 82-79 Stirling Joe McLean Tonight I find myself court side at the Donald Dewar Centre, named after a past alumnus of the University and, of course, Scotland’s first ever First Minister. This was the setting for Glasgow’s opening game of the season against Stirling, and it was a fine vantage point to view what ...


GU Scottish Cup heartbreak

28th September 2009

Glasgow 1-4 Girvan Harry Tattersall Smith A great man once said, “Football is a funny old game,” but the laughter was conspicuous in its absence from a muted Garscube faithful, as they saw their team clinically dismantled by a superior Girvan outfit in the first round of the Scottish Cup. It was a day on ...