27th July – If you know your history,,,
110 years ago- The close season 1911 had parallels with the present day…The halcyon days of ‘6 in a row’ are over, and any hopes of a ‘Seven’ are dashed by our Ibrox rivals.
Ibrox did prove to be a happy hunting ground, as the team were undefeated there all season and took yet another Scottish Cup, after a replay against Hamilton Accies:
Adams, Mcnair, Hay, Young McAteer, Dodds, McAtee, McMenemy, Quinn, Kivlichan, Hamilton
Goals: Quinn (80), MacAteer (90)
J. Watson, Davie, Miller, P. Watson, McLaughlin, Eglinton, J. H. McLaughlin, Waugh, Hunter, Hastie, McNeil
Referee: T. Dougray
Stadium: Ibrox Park, Glasgow
A Summer Tour saw the team visit 6 countries on the most extensive tour to date , remaining undefeated in 9 games, scoring 33 goals and conceding only 5 in Dresden, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Basle and Paris.
A postcard from the 1911 Summer tour ( the shoulders on Hay and Adams …)
In other news….
Disturbed by the French Army’s reluctance to retire aging or infirm generals, French Minister of Defence Adolph Messimy ordered that any officer who was “unable to ride a horse” was to retire. The order was soon rescinded as impractical, and most of the officers remained in positions of command until being removed in August and September 1914 after the outbreak of World War.
50 years ago .. the close season 1971 saw the end of an era, the team had achieved a League and Cup Double but the Lions were leaving us….and this was illustrated at the Scottish Cup Final (replay) when more than half the team comprised non-Lions. Hughes, Auld, Clark and Chalmers had all departed by the summer break.
Williams, Craig, Brogan, Connolly, McNeill, Hay, Johnstone, Hood (Wallace), Macari, Callaghan, Lennox.
Goals: Macari (24), Hood (pen 25)
McCloy, Denny, Mathieson, Greig, McKinnon, Jackson, Henderson, Penman (D Johnstone,) Stein, MacDonald, Johnston .
Goal: Craig (OG 58)
Referee: T Wharton (Glasgow)
The real story is how Jimmy Johnstone ran riot!!
In other news …
UK #1 Get it On – Marc Bolan and T-Rex ( (4 was)
10 years ago – the close season of 2011 followed one of the most turbulent periods in our history, with so much going on both on and off the field. The Celtic wiki guys have added an excellent detailed report and every Celtic fan should take time to review.
Never, ever forget the the utter crap dished out by all and sundry!
We did win the Scottish Cup against Motherwell 3-0, but that is not even half the story…
Anyway! On this actual day – we faced Mick McCarthy’s Wolves at Celtic Park,with a team, seemingly, full of trialists… ( Pletikosa, Mphela and Lacny) and unsurprisingly lost 2-0
Pletikosa; Matthews, Majstorovic, Wanyama, Mulgrew; Cha (Twardzik 68) Brown, Maloney (Commons 62) Forrest; Mphela (Lacny 45) Murphy (Samaras 75)
Not Used: Cervi
Hennessey; Stearman, Berra (Zubar) Johnson, Elokobi; Kightly (Foyle 76) Henry, O’Hara, Hunt (Hamill 62); Fletcher (Ward 62) Doyle (80)
Not Used: Davis , Ikeme, Craddock
Scorers: O’Hara,Filip Twardzik O.G.
Referee: Allan Muir
(Naw… me neither)
In other news….
What did you do ?!
1214 1st battle of Bouvines – King Philip II of France vs Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV and King John of England; as a result John lost Normandy and his other possessions in France (hence his nickname John “Lackland”)
1377 Black Death First example of quarantine in Rugusa (now Dubroknik); city council passes law saying newcomers from plague areas must isolation for 30 days (later 40 days, quaranta in Italian)
1689Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount (Bonnie) Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay
1953 North Korea and the United Nations sign armistice to stop fighting and divide Korea at the 38th parallel
1959 William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
Note: The very excellent Celtic Wiki site is the font of all knowledge on things Celtic. Most of the Celtic stuff above is from that site. The guys who set it up and painstakingly keep it updated, deserve no end of credit, praise and thanks. Dedication of the highest order. A treasure trove for Celtic fans young and old – and new- with literally days of enjoyment, free to view, and only a click away.
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