If you know your history…1st December
130 years ago today.1888
Port Glasgow hosted a friendly versus Celtic at Clunes Park.
A strong Celtic team won 5-2 with a brace from Tommy Maley, the other three scorers are not recorded.
Port Glasgow Athletic:-
Tobin, P. Dowling, McManus, Middleton, Gourlay, McGarry, T. Hunter, McFarlane, Ferguson, Graham, Neil
Goals:- Ferguson, Unknown.(Saint Stivs?)
Dunning, McLaughlin, McKeown, Gallagher, Kelly, McLaren, McCallum, Dunbar, Groves, Coleman, T. Maley.
Goals:- T. Maley (2), Unknown, Unknown, Unknown.
In other news…
Reports from London say Body parts from ‘Ripper murders are being sold on the Black Market…
50 years ago…1968
Celtic travelled to Edinburgh to face a strong Hibernian team. An early penalty by Gemmell was soon cancelled out by ex-Celt Joe McBride, and by the 78th minute it was looking like a dull day in Leith for the travelling Hoops fans as they fell behind in the ’74th minute, to a Davis penalty. 2-1.
Then the Hoops turned up the volume, bass, treble and class, scoring 4 goals in a 5 minute period to shatter Hibees and run out 5-2 winners. Celts stay 2 points clear of Dundee Utd at the top of the League. 6 clear points ahead of Rangers, who are toiling in 6th (Sixth) place.
Lovely, lovely Biscuits…
Wilson Shevlane Davis Cousin Stanton O’Rourke Scott Quinn McBride Cormack Stevenson
Scorers: McBride (23) Davis (pen 74).
Fallon, Craig, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Brogan, Johnstone, Callaghan, Wallace (Chalmers), Lennox, Hughes
Scorers: Gemmell (pen 8), McNeill (79), Hughes 2 (80, 84), Lennox (82)
Referee: R C Greenlees (Lochgelly)
The press are describing Celtic as the best team of all time ( no, really…)
Meanwhile the reserves were playing Hibees reserves at Parkhead with: Wraith, McGrain, Gorman, Dalglish, Connelly, J Clark, Macari, McMahon, Quinn, Hay, Auld. They won 1-0 with Davie Hay getting the goal.
In other news…
Ink is drying on the Trade Descriptions Act which has somehow managed to precede Equal Pay, Race Relations and HASAW (not that any of it would have made one bit of difference to a club from Edminston Drive…)
5 years ago…2013
Celtic provide the perfect tonic to a 3-0 midweek defeat to Milan, by annihilating Hearts 7 ( seven) 0 (zero) at Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup.
Neil Lennon describes it as his teams’ best ever performance as Celtic manager…( he surveys the, now completely empty, main stand at Gorgie Rd….visibly grinning from ear to ear)
Kerrydale Street report “The biggest victory we’ve had over Hearts in our entire history.
Also, it’s jointly the worst result in Hearts history (alongside a 7-0 defeat to Hibs in the 70’s).
For a man who was once attacked on the touchline at Tynecastle, Neil Lennon has got to be enjoying that more than anyone. ”
Heart of Midlothian
* 01 MacDonald30 McGhee03 McHattie02 Hamill (King – 79′ )05 McGowan04 Wilson08 Robinson Booked17 Smith McKay – 45′ )12 Paterson07 Stevenson (Carrick – 68′ )14 Walker
* 16 McKay18 Carrick19 King20 Tapping21 Hamilton26 King29 Oliver
* 01 Forster 23 Lustig (Fisher – 73′ )03 Izaguirre06 Biton04 Ambrose05 van Dijk08 Brown16 Ledley10 Stokes15 Commons (Boerrigter – 77′ )21 Mulgrew Booked (Pukki – 59′ )
* 09 Samaras, 11 Boerrigte, 17 Baldé, 18 Rogic, 20 Pukki, 24 Zaluska, 41 Fisher
* Commons 3′, 21′, 59′ (pen)
* Brown 34′, 75′
* Ledley 42′
* PC Lustig 44′
Ref: William Collum SJ (…too soon?)
Att: 10,000, (9,000, 8,000,6,000,5,000,4,000,3,000,2,000 hehehehehehehe)
In other news…
Latest reports of 9 people dead, and 30 injured after a police helicopter crashed onto roof at the busy Clutha Vaults pub, temper celebrations back in Glasgow.
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Compiled by Turkish correspondent, Saltires en Sevilla happily stoatin’ about on cheap local gin.