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Clyde FC to leave Broadwood Stadium

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It has been reported that Clyde FC have taken the decision to leave their home of Broadwood Stadium. According to the Official Clyde FC website, ‘both parties have agreed that the club will work towards an exit over an extended period.’

At the moment there is no news of an alternative home of Clyde FC, but a return to Glasgow is a possibility.

The decision has been taken because of years of well publicised financial problems the club have been having while in Cumbernauld.

The statement from Clyde FC continued, “Development at Broadwood in recent years and limitations of the lease mean that the club is unable to operate on a long term sustainable basis compatible with its ambitions.

An extensive process will now begin to consider alternatives that will see Clyde back in control of its own destiny for the first time in 80 years, since the club became tenants on the sale of Shawfield.

Former landlords North Lanarkshire Council have previously offered to support the process by finding an appropriate site for development. Current landlord, North Lanarkshire Leisure, have also agreed to support the process positively and will place no barriers on the ambition of the club. This supportive attitude is appreciated.”

Clyde left Glasgow in 1986, when they were served with a notice to quit Shawfield. Their final game was on 2th8 April 1986 against Alloa Athletic, with the Bully Wee winning 4-2. They then spent five seasons ground sharing at Firhill, with Partick Thistle and two & a half seasons at New Douglas Park with Hamilton Accies.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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