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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

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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 ...

If You Know The History – 16th March 1929 Celtic 3 Aberdeen 0 League

Mar 16 on Jim Craig CSC

Celtic found the season of 1928-29 a tough one in both league and Scottish Cup. In the league, Rangers drove everyone aside like a juggernaut, ending with a record of P38, W30, D7, L1, F107, A32, Pts67; Celtic, by contrast, had figures of P38, W22, D7, L9...

If You Know The History – 12th March 1892 Celtic 1 Queen’s Park 0 Scottish Cup Final

Mar 12 on Jim Craig CSC

It is easy to look at the events in the football world of the early 1890s and dismiss then as embryonic but that would be to do a dis-service to many people. When the idea of a club called Celtic first became common knowledge, the small coterie of support...

If You Know The History – 8th March 1967 Celtic 2 Vojvodina Novisad 0 European Cup

Mar 7 on Jim Craig CSC

Our first impressions of the town of Novisad were not favourable. The main roads were all paved with tarmac but turn up a side-street and it was just hardened earth or ashes. And when we arrived at their ground, the Stadium of Vojvodina, we saw that it wa...

If You Know The History – 4th March 1964 Slovan Bratislava 0 Celtic 1 Cup-Winners’ Cup

Mar 4 on Jim Craig CSC

Celtic had entered one of the three major European competitions for the first time in season 1962-63, when they had found Valencia too talented in the opening round of the Fairs Cities Cup, losing 6-2 on aggregate. In the following season of 1963-64, the ...

If You Know The History – 28th February 1976 Celtic 4 Hibs 0 League

Feb 28 on Jim Craig CSC

The season of 1975-76 did not turn out to be one of the better ones for Celtic. Before the campaign started, disaster almost struck. At the beginning of July 1975, Jock Stein was badly injured in a car crash while coming up the A74 and had to take time of...

If You Know The History – 24th February 1894 Celtic 2 Rangers 2 League

Feb 24 on Jim Craig CSC

Winning the First Division title in season 1892-93 was a big event for Celtic Football Club. Granted, at the time, the cup competitions, particularly the Scottish Cup, were regarded as the most important but to win a league meant that a team had to show c...

If You Know The History – 20th February 1982 Celtic 2 Partick Thistle 2 League

Feb 20 on Jim Craig CSC

Celtic were lying top of the table at this time year back in 1982, four points ahead of Morton and five in front of Rangers. On this day in 1982, Partick Thistle were the visitors to Parkhead for a league match. The Jags were not having a good season, lyi...

If You Know The History: 16th February 1901 Dundee 0 Celtic 1 Scottish Cup

Feb 16 on Jim Craig CSC

Dundee Football Club was founded in 1893, when two local teams – Our Boys and East End – amalgamated to form a new club. Most unusually, they were immediately elected straight into the First Division. Although Dundee went on to play Celtic regularly i...

If You Know The History: 12th February 1966 Celtic 6 Falkirk 0

Feb 12 on Jim Craig CSC

This was Jock Stein's first season as manager of Celtic and things were going well thus far, with a League Cup win, a place in the top two of the table and a spot in the semi-finals of the European Cup-Winners' Cup already done and dusted. Oh!  I nea...

If You Know The History – 8th February 1908 Rangers 1 Celtic 2 Scottish Cup

Feb 8 on Jim Craig CSC

Season 1906-07 had been a memorable one for Celtic Football Club. They had won the first 'Double' of League/Scottish Cup in Scottish Football history and had also added the Glasgow Cup to make up an impressive list. The following season of 1907-08 was...

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