If You Know Your History – 3rd November
If you know your history….
130 years ago 1888
Scottish Cup 4th Round at Powderhall Stadium Edinburgh
Edinburgh Saint Bernard’ s v Celtic
A crowd of 6,000 watched Celtic utilise superior passing interplay and evidence of superior training, to overcome Saints on a heavy pitch.
Goals from McCallum, Groves (2) and Tom Maley were sufficient to take Celts to next round.
Interestingly the Birmingham Daily Post provided a match report (also Herald and Scotsman) – maybe someone scouting our ‘keeper Neil Dunning, who would soon move to Aston Villa and play in their League winning team. It is likely that Peter Dowds also played with Dunning in that English Champions team. They had previously played together with Johnstone Harp in Renfrewshire, around 1887. The Celtic right back at Powderhall was Patrick Gallacher (sic) is also a son of Johnstone.
In other news…
Meteorological News reports in an area 26 miles ling by 6 miles wide in the Thames Valley, from Abingdon to Maidenhead, 4 out of every 5 flocks of sheep broke down their pens and rampaged in a state of panic in a North Easterly direction. Theories proposed include… wild dogs, lightening or earthquakes. ( Aberdeen FC founded in 1903 and their fans can be excluded from enquiries …)
50 years ago 1968
Celtic sold Joe McBride for £20,000 to Hibernian( who had sold their striker Colin Stein to Rangers for £100,000)
The previous day 2nd November, McBride had been an unused sub as Celtic beat Dundee 3-1 in front of 37,000 at Paradise. Goals from Johnstone and Chalmers (2) ensured the game was over as a contest by the 51st minute.
In other news
…heavy snow had fallen in Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire
Ex-premier of Greece Georgios Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta
English Lotus driver Graham Hill wins his 2nd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by taking out the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 12 points from Scotsman Jackie Stewart
10 years ago 2008
Gordon Strachan reflected on aftermath of a 2-0 league win against Hearts at Tynecastle, as goals from Caldwell and Maloney provided his team with the first away win of season without conceding a goal. A solid performance, without injured Nakamura and Samaras, provided the perfect tonic for the forthcoming Champions League match against Manchester United at Paradise.
Reports that a Hearts fan in corporate hospitality had verbally abused the Celtic manager after the post-match press conference would be investigated …..and the culprit dealt with ( by an Edinburgh Jury no doubt…)
In other news…
A damning report revealed a tax-grab by Gordon Brown had wiped £175billion off the value of workplace pension funds destroying a once world-class system. But public sector workers still collect gold-plated benefits thanks to taxpayers.
More than 17,000 of the retired enjoy pension pots worth more than £1million, according to new research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
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