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

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

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 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

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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

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

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 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 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 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

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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 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...

What Was On This Day? 7th November 1896 Celtic 5 Abercorn 0 League First Division

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The season of 1895-96 had been a good one for Celtic F.C. The club had won its 3rd League title in six years, had beaten Queen's Park 6-3 in the final of the Glasgow Cup and picked up the Charity Cup by overcoming the same opponents 2-1.The only low spo...

What Was On This Day – 3rd November 1971 Sliema Wanderers 1 Celtic 2 European Cup 2nd Round; 2nd Leg

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In the European Cup of 1971/72, Celtic had been drawn against BK 1903 of Copenhagen in the first round and found them quite difficult opponents. Whether the Danes rose to the challenge or we were slightly off-form was debatable but in any case we were bea...

What Was On This Day? 31st October 1956 Celtic 3 Partick Thistle 0 League Cup Final Replay

Oct 31 on Jim Craig CSC

In the first full season after the 2nd World War – that of 1946/47 – a new trophy was put up for competition by the Scottish League. The Scottish League Cup was open to all clubs in Divisions One and Two and these sides were drawn into sections of fou...

What Was On This Day? 27th October 1979 Celtic 1 Rangers 0 League Dom Sullivan debut

Oct 27 on Jim Craig CSC

On 26th October in season 1979/80, Celtic signed Dom Sullivan from Aberdeen for £80,000. 24 hours later – on this day in 1979 – Dom took his place in the Celtic eleven which ran out at Parkhead to face Rangers in a league match. It comprised Latchfor...

What Was On This Day? 24th October 1891 Celtic 6 Vale of Leven 1 Scottish League

Oct 24 on Jim Craig CSC

When Celtic first began to play regular matches, initially in the Scottish Cup then from season 1890-91 also in the Scottish League, they came up against sides which had been in existence much longer. One of these was Vale of Leven FC, which came from the...

What Was On This Day? 20th October 1993 Celtic 1 Sporting Lisbon 0 UEFA Cup 2nd Round; 1st Leg

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What Was On This Day? 20th  October 1993  Celtic  1  Sporting Lisbon  0  UEFA Cup  2nd Round; 1st Leg

Liam Brady was the man in the hot seat for season 1993-1994 and the team did not start well. Of the first 9 League matches, Celtic had won 2, drawn 5 and lost 2 ; in the League Cup, they had been knocked out of the competition 0-1 by Rangers, after dispos...

What Was On This Day? 16th October 1971 Celtic 3 Dundee 1 Scottish League

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In the early days of season 1971-72, the usual challenge from Rangers had not been the case, the Light Blues having started poorly. Instead, it was the Dons from Aberdeen who made the early running, so it was crucial for Celtic to rise to this new challen...

What Was On This Day? 12th October 1970 Celtic 4 Dumbarton 3 League Cup Semi-Final Replay

Oct 12 on Jim Craig CSC

Having qualified from a League Cup section in season 1970-71 involving Dundee United, Clyde and Hearts, Celtic then went on to beat Dundee (2-2 (A): 5-1 (H)) in the quarter-final before being paired with Dumbarton in the semi-final. The 'Sons of the Roc...

What Was On This Day? 8th October 1904 Celtic 2 Rangers 1 Glasgow Cup Final

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Celtic had played well in the early rounds of that year's Glasgow Cup, beating Queen's Park 3-0 in round one and Partick Thistle 2-0 in the semi-final. The final was held on this day in 1904 at Hampden and over 50,000 were there for the clash, with bo...

What Was On This Day? 4th October 1967 Dinamo Kiev 1 Celtic 1 European Cup 1st Round 1st Leg

Oct 4 on Jim Craig CSC

As you can probably imagine, the summer of 1967 had been a most enjoyable time for the players known as the Lisbon Lions. Recognised and feted wherever we went, it seemed to be one long party atmosphere, so the return to pre-season training came as someth...

What Was On This Day? 14th September 1977 Celtic 5 Jeunesse Esch 0 European Cup First Round First Leg

Sep 14 on Jim Craig CSC

The late 1960s and early 1970s had been an excellent time for anyone with Celtic's interests at heart. For 9 consecutive seasons – 1966/67 to 1974/75 – the team had been involved in the European Cup. Then came two seasons when Celtic missed out on t...

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