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GCR Books

Jackie Chalmers: the man who rescued Arsenal, but then rode back to the north.

By Tony Attwood

John Chalmers was born in Beith in 1885 or 1886 (sources differ), and played initially for Rutherglen Glencairn.

Rutherglen Glencairn FC were formed in 1895 at the wonderfully named ‘Old Jail’ office in Rutherglen, and they are still in existence. The club played at Southcroft Park – a stadium that lasted 110 […]