If you know your history…8th December
359 years ago….1659
Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez (just South of El Paso, Texas) is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
130 years ago….1888
Celts continued to storm through the Scottish Cup rounds. This time Clyde were the visitors to Celtic Park for a 5th round tie.
This was the ‘second game’ and was played ‘under protest’ as Celtic had claimed that Clyde had won the first game (1-0), unfairly.
Clyde, whilst winning 1-0, were deemed to have worn illegal footwear during that tie and then took too long to change into appropriate kit, resulting in the light fading, to the detriment of Celtic.
Celtic’s appeal was upheld, and the result from the Second game stood, with Celts 9-2 victors. Very worthy winners. (Hat-tricks for both T. Maley and W.Groves)
A subsequent appeal by Clyde was rejected and Celts now move on to the 6th round draw.
As a new club the progress being made was, in no small part, due to “the scientific” nature of their combined forward play.
Could the East End club reach the Scottish Cup Final in their inaugural season? (Celtic committee men could be seen scouring walls everywhere for space to stick a commemorative plaque..just in case!…)
Dunning, Collins, McKeown, Gallagher, Kelly, McLaren, McCallum, Dunbar, Groves, Coleman, T Maley.
Goals:- T Maley 6, McLaren 10, T Maley 27, McCallum 47, McCallum, T Maley, Groves 70, Groves, Groves.
Chalmers, Sawers, Hart, Drummond, Cherrie, McFarlane, Gillespie, W Sawers, Clark, Britton, Stevenson.
Goals:- Cherrie 20, Cherrie 21.
Ref:- Mr Robertson, Queen of the South Wanderers.
In other news…
Joseph Isaacs is one of those who, for a time in 1888, found himself suspected of being Jack the Ripper, largely as a result of his unusual behaviour. (Aye…Leaving his violin bow unattended??really suspicious behaviour fellah!!)
He was a Polish Jewish cigar-maker, who, just prior to the murder of Mary Kelly, had been a resident at a common lodging-house in Little Paternoster Row, off Dorset Street, Spitalfields. (Anyone see a pattern here…nah!?)
50 years ago….1968
Newspapers report on the League Division 1 match the previous day, when Celtic entertained St. Mirren at Parkhead in front of 47,000 fans. Celtic upped the pace in the second half scoring 5 goals with Saints unable to respond. 5-0.
Earlier in the week the European Cup draw had paired the Hoops with AC. Milan. The first leg to be played in Italy.
Fallon, Craig, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Brogan, Johnstone, Lennox, Chalmers, Callaghan, Hughes (Wallace 70)
Scorers: Chalmers 2 (46, 63), Johnstone (59), Hughes (68) Gemmell (pen 78)
Connaghan Murray Connell Fulton McFadden Murray Adamson Pinkerton (Hainey) Kane Blair Gilshan
Referee: R D Henderson (Dundee)
Yogi Hughes scores in 68 minutes.
In other news…
Scaffold take ‘Lilly the Pink’ to No1 in the U.K. Singles Charts.
The Beatles ‘White Album’ begins 7 weeks at No1 in U.K. Album Charts.
Diana Ross and her Supremes head the Billboard U.S. Singles Charts with ‘Love Child’
Big Brother & The Holding Company had ‘Cheap Thrills’ at No1 in US Album charts.
6 years ago today….2012
Kilmarnock entertained Celtic on league duty at Rugby Park.
Hoops ran out 3-1 winners with goals from Broony, Ledley, and Samaras . (Cillian Sheridan scoring a late consolation for Killie.)
Lenny’s 100th SPL game game as manager was a rather damp squib, as some Celtic fans bhoycott due to Killie Board’s Chairman had refused to vote against Sevco.
To be fair the Killie fans seem to be avoiding the place too, and to show their displeasure those that did turn up had a banner. ” A Club with History”.
- 01 Forster (Booked) 02 Matthews 03 Izaguirre (Kayal – 76′ ) 04 Ambrose 06 Wilson 21 Mulgrew 08 Brown (Booked) 16 Ledley 67 Wanyama 11 Nouioui (Samaras – 66′ ) 88 Hooper (Miku – 82′ )
- 24 Zaluska 25 Rogne 33 Kayal 46 McGeouch 07 Miku
- 09 Samaras 32 Watt
- Brown 27′ Ledley
Earlier in the week Celts had qualified from the group stages of CL, with a win (2-1) v Spartak Moscow. Penalty off underside of bar from Kris Commons.
Great fancam footage of Kris Commons’ penalty and Final Whistle, to the strains of The Clash…London Calling ( final was at Wembley)
In other news….
2012 Doha: UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020
Burglar caught in the act phones 911 HIMSELF after homeowner threatens him with gun (instant karma…)
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