If you know your history – 6th October
130 years ago… 1891 and the Scotsman (5th October) reporting that Celts’ visit to Paisley on Saturday had attracted a huge crowd (not recorded) with many arriving on trains, causing a 15 minute delay to kick-off.
Regular ‘keeper Duff was out with a heavy cold due to an absolute drenching in torrential rain at Celtic Park during the previous week’ victory against Champions ( joint) Dumbarton. Hibs kindly loaned their keeper Kelly to stand in, and he performed admirably conceding only one goal to an improving Buddies team.
Interestingly, only two Of the three local ‘’Old Abbey’ Parish Bhoys played: Doyle of Paisley and Gallagher (the correct spelling is Gallacher) of Johnstone. His close neighbour Peter Douds ( Dowds is often used, incorrectly) was curiously absent. Perhaps he was ill with same complaint as Duff.
Hearts (15) still lead the table and Celts are joint second with Dumbarton & Leith Athletic ( all 12). However, the Bhoys have 2 games in hand on Hearts and Leith with 1 game in hand over Dumbarton.
Could this be the Season?
Fleming, J McFarlane, R McFarlane, McCartney, Brown, McBain, Hamilton, Wylie, Douglas, Dunlop, Easton.
Celtic:- Kelly, Reynolds, Doyle, Gallagher, Kelly, Brady, McCallum, Madden, T Maley, Coleman, Campbell.
Goals:- McCallum, McCallum 44.
In other news…
When Charles Stewart Parnell died on 6 October 1891, his funeral to Glasnevin cemetery was one of the largest seen in Ireland.
The ‘Ivy Day’ commemoration, which commenced the following year, has continued ever since, throughout conflict and pandemic, one of the most enduring Irish commemorative events.
The Society marks the occasion with an annual lecture and wreath laying/oration at Glasnevin on/or about the Sunday closes to Parnell’s anniversary.
The 2021 ‘Ivy Day’ commemoration took place on Sunday 3rd of October, when the annual graveside oration was delivered by Prof Daire Keogh.
90 years ago – 1931 and On this day it’s Glasgow Cup Semi-Final 1st replay. Ronnie Simpson’s dad Jimmy Simpson was playing at Centre Half for Rangers and missed a clearance kick to allow McGrory in to score a last minute equaliser. Thereby taking the tie to a second replay.
Earlier Celtic had a perfectly good Bertie Thompson goal ruled offside.
It appears only the linesman saw an infringement…and not a thing has changed.
Dawson, Gray, McAulay, Meiklejohn, Simpson, Brown, Archibald, Marshall, English, McPhail, Morton.
Falconer, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, Geatons, Hughes, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, Kavanagh.
R. Thomson, McGrory.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
The following evening ( imagine) 7th October, Celtic made one change with Scarff coming in for Napier as the team returned to Ibrox for the 2nd semi-final replay.
Ranges made two changes to their halfback line and dropped Sammy English. Jimmy Simpson redeemed himself in this game by keeping McGrory quiet. Smith scored the only goal of the game to take the Ibrox club to the Final against Queens Park on the following Saturday.
An indication of the importance of The Glasgow Cup in the period: over 122,000 people paid to watch all three ‘Old Firm’ Semi-Finals.
Dawson, Gray, McAulay, McDonald, Simpson, Craig, Archibald, Marshall, Smith, McPhail, Morton.
Falconer, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, Geatons, Hughes, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Scarff, Napier.
Referee: M. C. Hutton (Glasgow).
40 years ago … 1981 Celts returned from Dens on league duty with a 3-1 win. Tommy Burns is compared to Bertie Auld. George McCluskey scores two goals makes him League top-scorer.
Dundee: Geddes Barr Cameron Fraser McDonald Glennie Ferguson McGeachie (Mackie) Sinclair Bell Fleming (Scrimgeour)
Scorer: McGeachie 61
Celtic: Bonner Moyes Reid Aitken McAdam MacLeod Nicholas Sullivan McGarvey Burns McCluskey Subs: Conroy Halpin
Scorers: McCluskey 27, 57 McGarvey 70
In other news …
President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while viewing a military parade in a Cairo suburb.
USA Billboard #1 Endless Love (9 weeks) – Diane Ross & Lionel Richie
1926 : Babe Ruth sets new record in World Series with three home runs and a 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
1927 : The Jazz Singer premiered in New York bringing to a close the era of silent movies and the sound and music era begins.
1949 : The Soviet Union creates the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany) within the Soviet occupation zone.
1966: The hallucinogenic drug LSD is declared illegal in the United States. LSD is a Schedule I drug making it illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, process or distribute LSD without a DEA license
1979 : Pope John Paul II visits the White House meeting the US President Carter and his family.
2008 : Following the bailout by the US of the American Finance Industry other countries around the world are facing similar problems From Iceland to Germany as governments around the world have to decide if they should let large and small finance companies go bust or provide bailouts. Stock Markets around the world also suffer massive losses ranging from the United States to Russia as concerns over the economy give the markets concern.
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