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At the outset of the World War Two (1939-1945), after years of simmering tension, the cricket club cancelled West’s lease in Partick – stating that they saw no avenue for the rugby club’s return post WWII. These years also saw people like Bill Nicholson, W. A. Burnet, H. Stewart Mackintosh (later Director of Education for Glasgow ) and Arthur Ferns becoming involved both in playing terms and later in the transfer of West to Burnbrae. It would be 15 years before West found a new permanent home, footballshirts cheap and this period therefore represented somewhat of an odyssey for the club. These proved to be hugely unpopular; some viewers accused the BBC of being overtly politically correct, as one of the idents involved disabled dancers in wheelchairs, while other viewers were dismayed that the longstanding globe motif had been abandoned after 39 years.