22nd September – If you know your history
130 years ago … and still some asking questions about the New Club from the East End – now into the 4th season, having been Runners-Up to Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers in the Scottish Cup Final in season #1 and runners-up (3rd) behind the Joint Winners of the inaugural League Championship in season #3
Can these Bhoys win one of the 2 majors?
It’s still looking good n the League as Celts are sitting one point behind leaders Hearts, having defeated Abercorn 5-2 at Underwood Road, Paisley in front of 6,000 on 12th of September ….
it’s interesting that both ‘keepers were absolutely Duff…
A Duff, A Cuthbertson, D Cuthbertson, McNeill, Bowie, Reid, Wallace, Nicol, McLung, McLaren, Bonnar.
Goals:- Wallace, McLaren 43.
Celtic:- Duff, Reynolds, Doyle, Dowds, Kelly, Gallacher, McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell.
Goals:- McMahon 2, McCallum 4, McMahon 42, McCallum, Madden 75.
Ref:- Mr Heggie, (Heart of Midlothian)
Last Saturday (19th September) the club were drawn against Kelvinside Athletic in a Glasgow Cup tie due to be played at Celtic Park. However, Kelvinside ‘scratched’ from the tournament before kick-off and Celtic were awarded a ‘walkover’ to the next round. The teams played a ‘friendly’ and Celtic romped to an 11-1 ‘win’. There are no records of teams or scorers.
Next opponents are current Champions (joint) Dumbarton who visit Celtic Park on 26th September on league duty.
In other news…
The first hydropower plant in Finland was commissioned along the Tammerkoski rapids in Tampere, Pirkanmaa
60 years ago… 1961…having secured a valuable point in a 2-2 League match at Ibrox the previous weekend- tomorrow (23rd September ) Celts welcome Dundee United to Paradise on league duty. Willie Fernie is “indisposed” and it seems a strange term… maybe used when a player is unwell, but not injured. Wondering if this impacted on payments made to the player?! Mild Professional curiosity…
Celts are 3-1 winners in this game and took control for much of the game. Both Hughes and Gillespie scored their respective openers with “scorching” shots. Interesting to see Stevie Chalmers at outside right and Mike Jackson scoring from a shot .. a rebound off the bar from a Divers’ header.
Celtic: Haffey; Mackay, Kennedy; Crerand, McNeill, Price; Chalmers, Jackson, Hughes, Divers, Carroll.
Scorers: Hughes (13, Chalmers (45), Jackson (70)
Ugolini; Graham, Briggs; Neilson, Smith, Fraser; Bonnar, McMichael, Carlyle, Gillespie, Mochan.
Scorers: Gillespie (40)
In other news …
Glen Campbell looking for his lucky plectrum…
20 years ago … 2001 and when we were Kings…well, almost!
Hard to believe This guy has just turned 50 … clearly Bobby Petta is not anticipating a rebound … which is just as well!!
Celts have returned from an exciting game in Turin – (3-2) even the Daily Record knew we were “ROBBED” – diving, cheating bassas that they are… Nicolo Amoruso & German referee Krug have a lot to answer for.
Still fizzing…details can keep for another time!
Today, we welcome Dons to Paradise on League business and. “Turin clouds lifted” with a 2-0 win in this dress-rehearsal for the midweek visit of Porto, on Champions League duty.
Then it’s Rangers at Ibrox…
Celtic:- Douglas, Sylla, Balde, Mjallby, Teliby, Petrov (Healy 90), Lambert, Petta, Thompson, Larson (Maloney 82), Hartson.
Substitutes:- kharine, Sutton, Moravcik
Celtic scorers:- Larsson 65, Petrov 81
Esson, McGuire, Whye, Solberg (Dadi 87), McNaughton, Tiernan, Darren Young, McAllister (Anderson 60), Mackie, Zerouli, Winters (Thornley 69)
Substitutes:- Derek Young, Peat
Referee:- Michael McCurry
1692 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem Witch Trials
1792 French First Republic formed by the National Convention stripping the French king of his powers
1862 US President Abraham Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on Jan
1965 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
2000 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage
Any tenuously contrived and random excuse to hear Glen Campbell on guitar… ( long preamble, but worth the wait )
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