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What Was On This Day? 29th March 1947 Kilmarnock 1 Celtic 2 League

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What Was On This Day? 29th March 1947 Kilmarnock 1 Celtic 2 League

This season of 1946/47 was the first official league season after World War Two and as April's Fools Day approached, Celtic were lying 7th in the table – behind Rangers, Hibs, Aberdeen, Hearts, Partick Thistle and Morton – with a record of P26, W11, D10...

What Was On This Day? 26th March 1927 Celtic 1 Falkirk 0 Scottish Cup Semi-final

Mar 26 on Jim Craig CSC

Celtic had won the Scottish Cup in 1923 and 1925; now, in season1926-27, they were having another good run.

What Was On This Day? 18th March 1905 Scotland 4 Ireland 0 Home International Championship

Mar 18 on Jim Craig CSC

After a few  trophy-less years at the start of the 20th century...

What Was On This Day? 14th March 1936 Celtic 5 Motherwell 0 League

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On this day, in 1936, at Celtic Park, eleven players wearing the green-and-white hoops of  Celtic came down the tunnel and on to the pitch to face Motherwell in a league match.

What Was On This Day? 10th March 1965 Airdrie 0 Celtic 6 League

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What Was On This Day? 10th March 1965 Airdrie 0 Celtic 6 League

On this day, in 1965, Jock Stein took charge of a Celtic team for the first time in his second spell at the club...

What Was On This Day? 9th March

Mar 9 on Jim Craig CSC

On the 6th November this year, Celtic Football Club will celebrate the 128th anniversary of its formal constitution in St Mary's Hall, East Rose Street, in the Calton district of Glasgow.

What Was On This Day? 7th January 1967 Celtic 5 Dundee 1 League

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The first half of season 1966-67 had gone pretty well for Celtic Football Club. The League Cup was already in the trophy cabinet, Nantes and Zurich had been put to the sword in the European Cup, as the club made its way into the quarter-finals. And the le...

What Was On This Day? 23rd December 1916 Partick Thistle 0 Celtic 2 League

Dec 23, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

The First World War made a real difference to football in Scotland. Headlines began to appear in the papers about footballers enlisting. Letters commented on the great boost there would be to recruitment if popular footballers led the way. During matches,...

What Was On This Day? 3rd January 1966 Celtic 5 Rangers 1 League

Dec 22, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

In the first days of 1966, every supporter of Glasgow's big two was really excited. After 16 matches, Celtic and Rangers were locked together at the top of the table. And as he fans headed towards Celtic Park for the New Year derby, they had conflicting...

What Was On This Day? 1st January 1900 Celtic 3 Rangers 2

Dec 22, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

On this first day of the new century, there were more important matters than football for the papers to write about. The Boer War was occupying the minds of our politicians and making the front pages, while there were also  calls for foodstuffs and cloth...

What Was On This Day? 25th December 1965 Celtic 8 Morton 1 League

Dec 22, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

On this Christmas Day in 1966, Celtic were 2 points behind Rangers in the race for the league title. Both the Glasgow giants were in action that afternoon, Rangers hosting Dunfermline at Ibrox and Celtic welcoming Morton to Parkhead. 'The Ton' was hav...

What Was On This Day? 16th December 1967 Dundee 4 Celtic 5 League

Dec 16, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

In December 1967, of the two football pitches of First Division clubs in the one road in Dundee, the one belonging to Dundee FC was the favourite of my teammates and myself. The turf at Dens Park was firm, well-cut and had good drainage, so it was an idea...

What Was On This Day? 12th December 1995 Celtic 3 Manchester United 1 Paul McStay Testimonial

Dec 12, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

Paul McStay had joined Celtic on 20th February 1981 and over a 16-year career made 509 appearances with 72 goals to his name. PAUL MCSTAY On this day in 1995, he was honoured by Celtic with a testimonial match against Manchester United and 37, 306 turned ...

On This Day: 8th December 1888 Celtic 9 Clyde 2 Scottish Cup

Dec 8, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

161 teams entered the Scottish Cup in season 1888-89 and Celtic got off to an excellent start with victories over Shettleston (5-1), Cowlairs (8-0), Albion Rovers (4-1) and St Bernards (4-1). In the 5th round, Celtic were drawn against local rivals Clyde,...

If You Know The History: 4th December 1951 Jock Stein signed for Celtic

Dec 4, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

Jock Stein was born just before 6pm on 5th October 1922 at 339 Glasgow Road, Burnbank in Lanarkshire, so he was 18 years of age when he joined Blantyre Victoria, a junior side, in 1938. Four years later, in November 1942, Stein joined Albion Rovers. At th...

What Was On This Day? 29th November 1941 Celtic 4 Albion Rovers 4 League Southern Division

Nov 29, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

When the 2nd World War got underway, professional football was regarded by the authorities as something of an irrelevance and some restrictions were put in place. These included matches only being allowed at week-ends or public holidays; these matches had...

What Was On This Day? 25th November 1893 Celtic 6 Hurlford 0 Scottish Cup

Nov 25, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

When Celtic first competed in the Scottish Cup – in season 1888/89 – 138 teams took part in the first round of the competition. They included names such as Bellstane Birds, Champfleurie, Cambuslang St Bride's, Carfin Shamrock, Adventurers, 5th K...

What Was On This Day? 21st November 1981 Celtic 3 Rangers 3 Scottish League Premier Division

Nov 20, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

This was the second league meeting of the sides that season, Celtic having won the first 2-0 at Ibrox. The fans, as usual, all 48,600 of them, were full of anticipation and my goodness, did they get a start to remember;- 3 mins             Dav...

What Was On This Day? 17th November 1973 Celtic 7 Partick Thistle 0 League

Nov 16, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

What Was On This Day? 17th November  1973  Celtic  7 Partick Thistle 0 League

Around this time of year in season 1973-74, Celtic FC was on top of the First Division, with Hearts, Aberdeen, Ayr United and Dundee United close behind. Of the 10 matches played, Celtic had won 8, drawn one and lost one ( 1-2 versus St Johnstone at Muirt...

What Was On This Day? 14th November 1928 Celtic 4 QP 0 Dental Cup

Nov 14, 2014 on Jim Craig CSC

14th November   1928  Celtic 4 QP 0  Dental Cup The Glasgow Dental Hospital Cup was promoted by the Glasgow Football Association in 1928 to raise funds for the local dental hospital, which would open its doors for the first time in 1931. A nice cup wa...

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