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.


Partick Thistle:-
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.

Ref:- N/A

Att:- 4,000.

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.
Scorers: N/A

Brown; Young, Little; McColl, Woodburn, Cox; Waddell, Findlay, Thornton, Johnson, Rutherford.
Scorers: Thornton (15), Johnson (44), Findlay (53)

Referee: J Jackson (Glasgow)
Attendance: 83,235

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

crowd 9,922

Ref: Rowbotham

General stuff:

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

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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Norrie M
Thank you. I will be attending on Friday, I had the Church details, but mislaid the other elements.



Interseting that you should mention LeGuen.

I remember discussing his appointment at the time with ATHINGOFBEAUTY. WGS had just wiped the floor with McLeish-although we thought he went easy on his old mate,in order to keep him in a job! ATOB was a bit concerned,given the success of Advocaat at Ibrox,and the recent success of LeGuen at Lyon.

Until she pointed out that at Lyon,Le Guen was only driving the car-it was the directors who had put him behind the wheels of a Ferrari! (I think that was a direct quote from a pissed off director,btw)

My turn,I said that if Murray doesn’t back him,they can forget getting the top guys again. Seems we were both right!

And so it is with Celtic,and Ange. Few of us had heard of him,but his name was hardly unfamiliar to football people. If we cut him off at the knees on the back of how our behaviour with BR is viewed,as well as the negativity that arose from the refusal of Howe to join us,we will be left looking back at the hiring of NL as happy days of yore.

The board have trashed our reputation in the game,and any lack of supprt for AP will only exacerbate that. Whether they are smart enough to realise the tightrope that they are straddling is a different question.

PS-I’ve been considering this particular topic as an article for a while,so don’t be surprised to see it expanded in the intermediate future if some “fortunate” journo starts writing anti-AP articles.



I’ll “pin” the details to the next two articles for anyone struggling with the details.


Thanks M.


Have you passed your details to VFR ?
He was talking the attendees (details) list from the blogs, WhatsApp group
To ensure registered for entry to church etc
( track & trace requirements)



I’ll mail that comment to ATHINGOFBEAUTY and my Dad,but can you please confirm to VFR meantime that they will both be in attendance please? I also know that MICKTT and AYRSHIRE TIM will both be there,so I will include them also.

Can you send me confirmation of VFR’s addy please,as the ones I have might not be valid.



Norrie M
No, I have not passed details to VFR – I don’t have his details, I am not on a WhatsApp group. Could you kindly let me know the info, via BMCUWP (if he doesn’t mind), or pass on to VFR? My local church no longer requires advance registration, just notes details on the day – but happy to comply with whatever is required. Many thanks.



Hopefully,NORRIE M will see those comments from us,and I will text him in the morning to ask him to have a look.

As soon as I get details,I will forward them to you.