If you know your history – 8th September

130 years ago … 1891 and it‘s Tuesday and a free midweek. The match reports from the previous Saturday’s league win at Celtic Park versus Renton (4th league game of the season) indicate that Celtic are pretty much on fire, scoring freely.

The team have now closed the gap on league leaders Hearts to only one point after their opening day defeat at Tynecastle.

Celts share 2nd place with Champions (joint) Dumbarton, and the other Champions ( joint) are having a tough time sitting in 10th place ( 3rd bottom).

The wind at Parkhead almost cost the home side an early shock goal, however the team rallied well and should have scored more than three goals in a comprehensive win. Renton made a good show in an exciting game, but Kelly, Doyle, McMahon & Campbell, who bagged his first league Hat-trick, kept Celts comfortably in front. Most of the 8000 fans went home happy.


Celtic:- Duff, Doyle, Reynolds, Maley, Kelly, Dowds, McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell.

Goals:- Campbell 25, Campbell 30, Campbell 48.

Lindsay, Hannah, McCall, Kelso, Devine, McBride, Duncan, Murray, Davie, J McCall, Brady.

Ref:- not shown

Att:- 8,000.

Next up, a trip to Abercorn on league duty.

90 years ago … 1931… The Celtic family, and it has to be said the Scottish nation, are in deep mourning for the loss of ‘The Prince of Goalkeepers John Thompson’.

There are so many wonderful tributes and online, here are links for anyone who has missed them:


These vivid images remind us of his agility, bravery and passionate desire to win.

Rest in Peace brave bhoy…

50 years ago…..1971 today Celts are on League Cup duty at Kilbowie running out 5 goal winners.


McDonald Hall Mitchell Ruddy Fallon Hay McGhie Love Kane Munro Caskie

Celtic: Williams, Craig, Gemmell, Hay, Brogan (capt.), Connelly, Hood, Lennox ( Dalglish 60), Wallace, Callaghan, Macari
Scorers: Hood (21), Callaghan (43), Macari 2 (75, 79), Wallace (90)

Referee: J C McRoberts (Wishaw)
Attendance: 10,000

Superb example of sporting fellowship by the Bankies. How many other clubs would reference ‘Jinky’ in such a positive way…

Unfortunately, Jinky didn’t play as Celtic were resting Key players for the forthcoming Rangers match on Saturday … the third visit to Ibrox in a month!!

More on that next time!

In other news…

In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated with the première of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. A critic commented the next day that “The capital of this nation finally strode into the Cultural Age tonight,” and noted that “The rich, celebrated and powerful flocked to the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in the gigantic marble temple to music, dance and drama on the Potomac.

No1 Single U.K. I’m Still Waiting by Diana Ross ( 4 weeks)

General stuff:

1276 John XXI [Peter Juliani] elected Pope, only Portuguese Pope

1504 Michelangelo’s statue of David is unveiled in Florence.

1664 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers.

1858 Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.

1888 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.

1894 Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney.

1914 HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titanic, sinks off Scotland.

1930 American inventor Richard Gurley Drew creates Scotch tape.

1952 Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man & the Sea” published.

1960 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

1963 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; Clark’s 5th GP win of the season

1965 A small ad in New York’s Daily Variety attracts 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, “The Monkees”

1966 “Star Trek” 1st premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

1974 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes. ( nae bother Dicky…)

1981 British TV comedy “Only Fools and Horses” created by John Sullivan, starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce premieres on BBC One.

2015 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church

Note: The 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. A treasure trove for Celtic fans young and old – and new- and free to view.

Respect Bhoys!


Guest article by Saltires en Sevilla.

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Great stuff as usual SeS!


Morning all & Packy.
I cant report on the Scotland game. I went down to the pub to watch it but there was too many folk in that I knew. Blether, blether, laugh, laugh etc. I remember getting a taxi up the road about 9.30pm. The good news is when I woke up this morning the doors were locked, all the electric plugs were off and I was in bed with my jammies on.


Good God-is Only Fools And Horses really forty years old?!!!



Great stuff as always,and always a pleasure to hear of the huns struggling.

DS88 (from previous)

Welcome along. And yes,that is roughly what happened!!!

big packy

MORNING ALL and JIM, saltires brilliant read once again👍 jim as soon as you said you were going to the shops i knew you would end up in the pub😎

big packy

on that poll last night i was born on the fifth, so big billy for me👍

Billy Bhoy

I’m going to give the poll a miss guys.

Cause I was born on the 7th day of the 7th month so only have Jinky, Dalglish, Provan, Di Canio and Larsson to chose from. A poor base to work from I’m sure you’ll agree.

The real reason is twofold. I’m too lazy and heading out to play golf.

Ach, I’ve just done eeny meeny manny mo……….. Henrik won! 🙂

Cosy Corner Bhoy

Saltires en Sevilla: Always great reading your pieces for me as somewhere you’ll bring back a memory of days long ago that both astounds and delights old CCB!……. Brogan as captain. I’ve no recollection of that at all. Any, another grand read.
Welcome DS88. I’m still reading the CQN blog but the jumping about, and constant freezing make it hard going, not to mention Eddie Howe ‘piece’ still chuntering on. Funnily enough no problems on signal when using phone other than difficulty in getting beyond page 7 as phone refuses to ‘go’ sideways!!

Big Audio Dynamite

Fav Tic player who wore no25?

A gift from God.

Lubo McMagic!






Dont stop posting please, I’m only filling in the gaps!



F.ck Oliver Cromwell. B.st.rd. C.nt. Hate him beyond words. Along with Henry 8th & Hitler.



Scottish aggression can be a football curse or blessing.
You can have guys who will go where it hurts or reckless doo’s charging foolishly.
One very noticeable thing last night was Robertson and O’Donnel often finding themselves wrong side of opponent by charging at men in wide areas when a simple holding of position was the better choice as opponent had nowhere to go but backwards.
I know i was not a fan of McGregor under Lennon but now he has a proper coach in Ange he is excelling.
He was the one midfielder last night that really showed he belonged on the bigger stage.
Both McGinn and Gilmour had an effective defensive second half.


Fan, it’s great to hear you being so positive these days pal!
Its amazing the difference a new manager can make.



I know how it looks sometimes but i only write what i am seeing on field of play.
Last season was truly avoidable and awful so of course all negative.
This season we have a real coach but i did write that he got it wrong against rangers and hopefully he will learn.
Was pleased he recognized this himself.
Also removing Griff(unprofessional) Ed(non-trier) and Christie(selfish headless chicken)has definitely brought about a more positive mindset.


Fan, I know what you mean. You were only saying what the rest of us saw last year but you were able to put it over meaningfully.

You have the utmost respect from me & every other poster on here.


I never played much football as a lad. That’s why I say little about on pitch stuff. I’m not able to. I wish Peter Lawwell had done the same!



Top article again 👏👏👏

I remember Star Trek replaced Dr Who way back around 1967 ( Good Year !!!! ) and I was actually gutted.

But, Star Trek became one of my favourites and I was definitely beamed up by Scotty and the rest of the crew 😜😜😜



Dispassionately Watched a rerun of the Huns game.
First half we were the dominant in possession of two teams lacking end product. The game was largely played between the two penalty boxes.
OE “heeling” it in front of goal instead of a solid side foot , and a Kent shot off the post were the only notable action.

Huns started second half better, but despite pressure they only threatened with Barisic crosses from dead balls. The goal , of course, from a corner where Helander had a free run as our defenders stuck to the 6 yard box.

In my view our defence, that fundamental error apart, performed well. Starfelt showing signs of getting to grips with the Scottish game.
I have no such worries re JJ.
We were let down by a largely uninvolved OE, workmate minimal, a largely anonymous LA and RC and Wrong options taken by Kyogo.

So, yes I expect a proactive coach like Ange will take many positives from our collective performance and will learn from the experience.

Saltires en Sevilla

Thanks lads and lassies. It’s fun looking back for wee Celtic gems and context of historical events in the period,

CCB – aye. It seems Jock was wrapping a few players in cotton wool for the forthcoming game at Ibrox. Including big Billy… assuming he had a wee knock or virus and didn’t want to risk it. Jim Brogan* got the captain’s role at Kilbowie – was he the vice captain?

I’m waiting for a suitable opportunity to include your favourite player… to give him the respect he deserves. My late father was a speedy wee winger in his day and absolutely adored CPT. I could never understand how anyone couldn’t be better than Lemon or Jinky …he took me to see them regularly … but he was adamant that Charlie Tully was the greatest Celtic player he ever watched. Nothing I could ever say would shift him on that. He must have been a very special player. Watch this space …

*Jim Brogan – one of my proudest ever moments was Jim signing my Alphabet of The Celts book in his pub on Victoria Road. He was charm personified and had a good look through my book that Friday nite, pausing for a few minutes to read the entry on his brother Frank who had scored our 500th league goal. Jim still had that flinty glint in his eye and looked like he could easily run across that Kilbowie pitch again ( this was 2003) …. nae messin’ with that bhoy.

God rest their souls.

Saltires en Sevilla


Don’t mind admitting I loved both Dr Who and. Star Trek … not so much the latter day versions, but unmissable back in the 60’s .. Saturday supper in black & white …, behind the couch.

bada bing1

My first hero Bobby Murdoch, No 4



Probably correct about the reason behind that line-up. As for cotton wool,the thought of Jim Brogan,David Hay and Bertie Auld in the same team must have scared opponents shitless!

Btw,I remember those three early season games at Ibrox,and the reason for that. But I’ll leave it for you to explain at a later date!



Re the Eddy miss,I was astoninished when he didn’t hit the target.

Even more so when the replay showed why!


I feel confident Ange probably learned a few salient lessons against the huns.
The difference in the game was same thing that had been noticeable in earlier games.
Ed’s total lack of effort and Christie’s headless chicken routine when he seems to have no designated role.
Both those guys should never have played but i guess squad shortages left Ange no choice.
Was so happy to see those two players malign effect removed from the squad.
Also in second half of every game our performance tails off and the gap from front to back gets stretched leaving opponents more room to exploit.
Fitness /new recruits and more coaching time should take care of this.
I expect we will skelp them when we next meet.



I think we are generally considerably more optimistic now than a year ago. Not because the results are better-they aren’t!-but because we look a more cohesive unit,are better coached and hungrier.

And the difference in quality of the football is like night and day.


The miss was down to self preservation from Ed which he has shown all season.
Unwilling to move his body into the line of fire in case he got hurt.
Was too busy looking where defender was rather than the ball.

Saltires en Sevilla


Aye… those three players together .. ouch!!

I’ll be covering those 3 games at Ibrox (in a month) next week – thanks!


Agreed re OE
If he was feeling robust! he could have got in front of the defender, Instead he allowed himself to be shielded away from goal at an angle.
Even if he hadn’t heeled it he made the angle very tight for a successful goal attempt.
Conclusion is he didn’t want to go where he might get hurt.
He may find the EPL an unforgiving playground.



I’m always disappointed when a star player leaves. The window just gone?

Not so much…


Rare venture on here into politics from me…

Would the slogan “let’s leave the EU and pay £350 million a week more in national insurance instead” have resulted in Brexit?



Late 80’s we went on a football team trip to Liverpool. On the Saturday 3 of us went for a pint and ended up in the Adelphi Hotel.

Well it was only The Star Trek convention !!!!!

All these people walking about with outfits, phasers, false ears the whole Sheebang !!!!!

What a laugh. I stopped to ask this guy what the script was and his reply “ We don’t take it too seriously “.!!!!!

Well you could have knocked us all over with a feather.

Brilliant answer !!!!!!

Never laughed so much and when we got back to our hotel we told our landlady.

Think that’s funny, she said, “You want to see the Dr Who Convention “ !!!!!

The mind bogles 😜😜😜😜😜😜



That must be how the wonderful citizens of Lisbon must have felt in May 2017 when about 7000 Celtic fans invaded their streets and bars,etc-when there wasn’t even a game on!

Saltires en Sevilla


Sounds like a Brilliant nite at the Adelphi buddy


As usual we are very grateful for the fountain of knowledge above.
Stand outs include that leap from Johnny Thompson, cap and all, that is some bound.
On filming the boxing, the light bulbs back then (proper Edison lightbulbs no doubt) used to give off terrible heat which resulted in my boxers becoming bald from a burnt napper having slogged it out under such intense heat.
And happy birthday Only Fools and Horses, probably Britain’s finest television export.

Any Star Trek fans should watch the documentary about the series, gathering all the captains for their thoughts. Shatner claimed to have only five days off in five years once he signed up for the show. I’m also a fan, huge here.

About Kyogo, it was always going to be GMac starting this weekend after our Japanese bhoy had such a long trip. That’s confirmed now he has a knock. Looking forward to seeing our new bhoys(s) and he is worth a debut goal punt imo.

Played a video game all day yesterday like a teenager, well it was too hot to go outside. Really enjoyed it though.

Hail Hail

The Real McCoy

Song for Jim the Tim……
Good Morning Starshine ( Edith says hello)



Afternoon guys, SES always enjoy your look back through the ages, today’s is another good yin, great stuff 👍

First image emerges of the Vaccine Passport which will be accepted by Glasgow nightclub bouncers




So true!


The myth of Billy Gilmour continues to grow.
DR gave him a 9 in their ratings.
He was good if unspectacular but i would have said 7 at best.
Can’t really remember anything other than one very good pass to O’Donnell in first half.
McGregor only got an 8 when he was clearly Scotland’s best player.
In perspective Dykes got an 8.
The Best Wee Country loves to bum up its hunnies.



Spot on 👍



Thought Cal Mac had a great game.

His vision was tremendous and was head and shoulders above any other player.

The Media bum up other players, but we know, Cal is our man and wouldn’t change him for anyone else that’s Scottish 👍👍

HH 🍀🍀


The fighting has started and this one’s serious.
FIFA have ordered clubs not to play their Brazilians they didn’t release. This affects league and Champions League.
Clubs upset and are fighting it.
This one shall rumble on,.and FIFA wouldn’t want to be seen as toothless here, they need a result, yet the clubs were correct, it’s Covid rules hindered them more than anything.
I’m interested in this one.


Mahe that only brought up memories of Raphael Scheidt, 😊 our Brazilian superstar 1 game blunder, that was signed on a video clip cobbled together by his agent or club, from memory the guy who was in charge of the Celtic Trust, David Low went over to close the deal. (dear doctor).

I should add the stadium in Brazil must have had big windaes coz they seen him coming.