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When I was growing up we were the club formed in 1873 where as now it seems to be 1872 ... has some new history came to light or are we taking the date from an earlier event that has always been known about?

For some reason i was always told 1872 cannot for the life of me remember why my dad told me that when others talked about 1873.

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I read an article last week which had the transcript of a speech by Tom Vallance at an event in 1887 in which he said the four boys started the club 15 years earlier.

It is also on record that we played our first two games in 1872. No score draw against Callander in May and then an 11 nil win over a team called Clyde (not the current Clyde club apparently).

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