The Celt · May 3, 2020

Potter’s Patter The Arthurlie Disaster of 1897

The seeds of the Arthurlie disaster of January 9 1897 were sown in the strike of November 1896. Celtic were already short of , badly injured and recuperating at a hydropathic establishment in Matlock in Derbyshire, and now they lost the services of Barney Battles, Peter Meehan and John Divers, suspended by the club and looking unlikely ever to play for them again...

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