If you know your history – October 13th
130 years ago … 1891 we have followed Celtic’s attempt to win their first major trophy. Despite the setback of an opening day defeat to leaders Hearts – The Bhoys are sitting poised in joint second place with Dumbarton the current Champions ( joint) and Leith Athletic. The other Champions (joint) Rangers are sitting in a distant 8th placing.
Celts are the current holders of the Glasgow Cup having defeated Third Lanark in the previous season 90/91 Final.
Saturday 10th October commenced the campaign in defence of that trophy, as the team travelled to Inchview Park, Whiteinch to play Patrick Thistle in front of 4,000 fans. This was described by the Scotsman as a ” large crowd” and illustrates the growing interest in the game in general, and in Celts in particular.
Inchview Park had been the home of Patrick FC and became the home of Patrick Thistle for a period.
Just a random thought.
Those of you who knew our late friend Garry Duncan will recall his many comments, stories, adventures and musings on the area where he grew up….in this week it’s quite poignant to reflect that he will have sauntered happily along these very streets…perhaps he half-heard the distant echoes of the sounds of the players and fans of yesteryear … and had a wee chuckle to himself.
From the team lines we see that Dowds/Douds has recovered from his previous illness and returns to the halfback line, but regular ‘keeper Tom Duff is still out with a cold and Charles Kelly on loan from Hibernian is standing in as custodian.
McMahon, Campbell and Brady score without reply to take the Bhoys on to a Quarter Final tie against Northern.
McCorkindale, Proudfoot, Campbell, Freebairn, Cameron, Brown. Gilchrist, Kelly, Paul, McCombie, Dayle.
Celtic:- Charles Kelly, Reynolds , Doyle, Gallagher (sic), Kelly, Dowds , McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell.
Goals:- McMahon 12, Campbell, Brady.
In other news ….
Bernard IJzerdraat, Dutch resistance leader (De Geuzen), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
De Guezen ‘The Beggars’ Leader executed in 1941
He was posthumously awarded the Resistance Cross which his widow received in 1955. IJzerdraat was buried at the National Cemetery of Honours
70 years ago …. 1951 and on this day (Saturday) Celts are playing Rangers in the Semi-Final of the League Cup. Celts are considered favourites for this match as their city rivals have not been in the best of form. Unfortunately, despite both Tully and Boden hitting the bar the team couldn’t score and the relatively poor return in League Cup Competition continues…
Celtic: Bonnar; Fallon & Rollo; Evans, Boden & Baillie; Millsopp, Collins, J Weir, Peacock, Tully.
Brown; Young, Little; McColl, Woodburn, Cox; Waddell, Findlay, Thornton, Johnson, Rutherford.
Scorers: Thornton (15), Johnson (44), Findlay (53)
Referee: J Jackson (Glasgow)
In other news…
27,475 watched Derby beat Spurs 4-2 – even Alf Ramsey at RB couldn’t stop The Rams.
20 years ago…. 2001 and on this day, Celts run out 2-1 winners at Motherwell. Greg Strong had equalised Lubo’s absolutely stunning free kick in the 14th minute opener and Celts took all 3 points with a late, late penalty in 89 minutes. Henke had missed his three (3) previous league penalties and the nerves were raw until he slotted it away stoking some fairly wild celebrations by ecstatic Hoops’ fans.
Celtic : Douglas, Balde Mjallby Valgaeren, Guppy, Lennon, Moravcic, Petrov, Sylla, Hartson Larsson
Scorer: Moravcik 14 Larsson 89 (pen)
Sub: Maloney for Moravcik 85 mins.
Motherwell: Brown, Ready, Strong, Hammell, Forrest, Lasley, Leitch, Pearson, Elliott, Nicholas, Kelly
Scorer: Strong 64
54 Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor
1307 French King Philip IV has Grand Master Jacques de Molay and Knights Templar arrested and charged of idolatry and corruption ( original Friday 13th)
1483 Rabbi Issac Abarbanel starts his exegesis on Bible
1536 Pilgrimage of Grace begins in Northern England, protest against King Henry VIII’s break with the Pope
1724 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier’s letters
1864 Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
1884 Greenwich in London established as the universal time meridian of longitude
1943 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
1960 Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY
1963 “Beatlemania” is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium
1975 Rock vocalist Neil Young undergoes throat surgery
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