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Jun 9 on Jim Craig CSC

With the completion of this season's articles entitled 'If You Know The History' we are delighted to announce that Jim will be starting a new series of posts for the start of the new season entitled What Was 'On This Day'. T...

If You Know The History: 30th May 1942 Celtic 2 Partick Thistle 1 Summer Cup

May 30 on Jim Craig CSC

The Summer Cup was inaugurated in 1941 at the suggestion of Hibs Chairman Harry Swan with a view to giving a boost to the finances of clubs experiencing difficulties due to the war years. The competition was completed within a six-week period beginning in...

If You Know The History: 26th May 1938 Celtic 3 Sunderland 1 1st Round Replay Empire Exhibition Trophy

May 26 on Jim Craig CSC

In 1938, the Empire Exhibition was held in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park. It was a most impressive, well-laid out display which covered many countries and aspects of the British Empire. As part of the Exhibition, a football tournament was organised  R...

If You Know The History: 22nd May 1943 Celtic 3 Third Lanark 0 Charity Cup Final

May 22 on Jim Craig CSC

In season 1942-43, Celtic had finished 10th in the war-time Southern League and had failed to qualify from their section in the embryonic League Cup. They had also lost to Rangers twice in cup competitions, firstly by 2-1 in the first round of the Glasgow...

If You Know The History: 18th May 1946 Celtic 2 Raith Rovers 0 Victory Cup

May 18 on Jim Craig CSC

The Victory Cup was put up to celebrate the end of the 2nd World War after the surrender of Japan and was played over a three-month period at the end of season 1945-46. The first round matches were all two-legged affairs and Celtic started well, crushing ...

If You Know The History – 14th May 1983 Celtic 4 Rangers 2 League

May 14 on Jim Craig CSC

On this day in 1983, Celtic met Rangers at Ibrox in the final league match of the 1982/83 season. It had been a most unusual campaign. Celtic had won the first two championships of the decade, pushed all the way not by Rangers their usual rivals, but by A...

If You Know The History – 10th May 1924 Celtic 2 Rangers 1 Charity Cup Final

May 11 on Jim Craig CSC

Season 1923/24 had been one of the poorer ones for Celtic, in spite of their having a plethora of big names in the side. The club had finished 3rd in the league table behind Rangers and Airdrie; and had also lost to Rangers in the first round of the Glasg...

If You Know The History – 6th May 1972 Celtic 6 Hibs 1 Scottish Cup Final

May 6 on Jim Craig CSC

On this day in 1972, on a sunny afternoon at Hampden Park, Celtic beat Hibs 6-1 in the final of the Scottish Cup in front of a crowd of 106, 102, equalling the highest-ever score at that stage, when Renton crushed Cambuslang in the 1888 final. It has beco...

If You Know The History – 2nd May 1901 Celtic 0 Rangers 0 Charity Cup Semi-final

May 2 on Jim Craig CSC

On this day in 1901, Celtic and Rangers met in the final of the Glasgow Charity Cup. It had been a poor season for Celtic. They had finished second in the league campaign, 6 points behind Rangers, with 20 games played; and they had also lost to the Light ...

If You Know The History – 28th April 1965 Dunfermline 5 Celtic 1 League

Apr 28 on Jim Craig CSC

If You Know The History – 28th April  1965  Dunfermline 5  Celtic 1 League

On 24th April 1965, Celtic beat Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park in front of a crowd of 108,800 to win the trophy for the first time in eleven years and get the Parkhead managerial  career  of Jock Stein off to a perfec...

If You Know The History – 24th April 1974 Atletico Madrid 2 Celtic 0 European Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

Apr 24 on Jim Craig CSC

If You Know The History – 24th April  1974  Atletico Madrid  2  Celtic  0  European Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

The first leg of this tie, held at Celtic Park on 10th April 1974, had turned into a brutal contest, the actions of the Atletico Madrid players quite inexcusable. Managed by Juan Carlos Lorenzo, himself notorious for his conduct, the visitors viciously ki...

If You Know The History – 20th April 1963 Celtic 2 Third Lanark 1 League

Apr 19 on Jim Craig CSC

If You Know The History – 20th April  1963  Celtic  2 Third Lanark 1 League

For Celtic Football Club, the season of 1962-63 was turning out to be one of those when the bad rather outweighed the good. The club had failed to qualify from their League Cup section; had lost in the final of the Glasgow Cup to Third Lanark; the first f...

If You Know The History – 12th April 1972 Celtic 3 Kilmarnock 1 Scottish Cup Semi-final

Apr 16 on Jim Craig CSC

On the day after this match, the report on the game in the Dundee Courier started a s follows;- 'Celtic moved into another cup final, this time against either Rangers or Hibs at Hampden on 6th May, a lot more comfortably than even the 3-1 score would su...

If You Know The History – 16th April 1914 Celtic 4 Hibs 1 Scottish Cup Final Replay

Apr 16 on Jim Craig CSC

Season 1913-14 was one of the 'special' seasons, when Celtic had the chance to do the 'Double' of League Championship/Scottish Cup. They had already won the league, not by reasons of their goal-scoring exploits – they had only scored 81 goal...

If You Know The History – 8th April 1911 Celtic 0 Hamilton 0 Scottish Cup Final

Apr 8 on Jim Craig CSC

If You Know The History – 8th April 1911  Celtic  0  Hamilton 0  Scottish Cup Final

The season of 1910-11 had been a poor one in the league by Celtic's standards, the club finishing 5th in the table, 9 points behind Rangers, with Aberdeen 2nd , Falkirk 3rd  and Partick Thistle 4th. There had also been a loss to Rangers in the final of...

If You Know The History – 4th April 1959 Celtic 0 St Mirren 4 Scottish Cup Semi-final

Apr 4 on Jim Craig CSC

If You Know The History – 4th April 1959   Celtic  0 St Mirren  4  Scottish Cup Semi-final

Things seemed to be going Celtic's way in the Scottish Cup run of season 1958-59. A comfortable 4-0 win over Albion Rovers in round one was followed by a little more of a problem against perennial cup battlers Clyde in round two, a 1-1 draw followed by ...

If You Know The History – 1st April 1933 Scotland 2 England 1 Home International Championship

Apr 1 on Jim Craig CSC

This match might seem an unusual choice for a series that has the achievements of Celtic Football Club at its core but one Celtic player had an outstanding performance in the game and might – and I repeat might – have sparked off a Scottish tradition.

If You Know The History – 28th March 1896 Third Lanark 1 Celtic 4 Glasgow League

Mar 28 on Jim Craig CSC

In season 1895-96 ( as was also the case between 1892/93 and 1899/00) every team involved in the First Division of the Scottish League would play 18 matches, of which obviously half were at home. That meant that the clubs were guaranteed to receive an inc...

If You Know The History – 24th March 1928 Celtic 2 Queen’s Park 1 Scottish Cup Semi-final

Mar 24 on Jim Craig CSC

If You Know The History – 24th March 1928  Celtic  2  Queen’s Park  1  Scottish Cup Semi-final

Celtic fans tend to look back on the decade of the 1920s with some fondness, assuming that, with players like Patsy Gallacher and Jimmy McGrory in the side, it must have been something of a golden age. Unfortunately, matters did not work out like that.  ...

If You Know The History – 20th March 1974 Celtic 4 Basle 2 European Cup Quarter-final 2nd Leg

Mar 20 on Jim Craig CSC

In season 1973-74, Celtic were still in Europe by this stage of the campaign, having knocked out Turku of Finland (9-1 on aggregate) in round one and Vejle of Denmark (1-0 on aggregate) in round two. On 29th February 1973, Celtic travelled to Switzerland ...

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