October 20th – If you know your history
130 years ago … 1891 and the players have completed a fine 3-1 victory in their biggest game of the season…,so far. A Top of the Table clash at Paradise.
On League duty 17th October: League leaders Hearts brought 800 fans to Glasgow on a North British Railway Football Special from Waverley Station. There was huge interest in this game, 15,000 turned up, and The Scotsman (19th October, 1891) described the crowd as the “largest ever League gate in Glasgow”. All eager to see if Celts could continue a run of strong performances with their “deliberate passing game” , considered to be ” great value for money” for spectators.
Hearts had brought their full team, but Celts are still without regular ‘keeper Duff and Charles Kelly of Hibs is still playing on loan. Also, Patrick Gallagher (sic) is a first team player listed as Linesman and it seems that both clubs provide a linesman from their squad. Perhaps if a player is carrying a knock etc. So, Willie Maley has stepped into the Half-Back line beside James Kelly & Peter Dowds.
Hearts’ captain Begbie ( aye! out spotting trains ) won the toss and compelled Celtic to shoot into the sun .. it seems Dan Doyle was all that stood between Hearts and the opening goal ” he was always there”. As the game developed Celtic took control and had soon grabbed the crucial third goal. Their delirious fans were now so confident of victory that they cheered an excellent Fairbairn save, for what would have been the fourth goal.
Taylor did eventually give the travelling support some cheer with a goal but Celts kept the game under control for the last ten minutes.
By our calculations Celts should now be joint top of the league with Hearts, with two games ‘in hand’. However, it seems that the Jammy Tarts have managed to play another league game , probably when Celts were playing Thistle last week in the Glasgow Cup.
We still trail Hearts (18) by 2 points, but now have 3 games ‘in hand’. Champions (joint) Dumbarton (16) are on same points as Celts (16) but they have played one game more.
Other Glasgow rivals: Third Lanark Rifle vols. (5th), Rangers (7th), Clyde (9th) plus nearby Cambuslang (11th).
Things are becoming very interesting and next up are bottom placed Vale of Leven.
Celtic:- Charles Kelly; Reynolds, Doyle; W Maley, James Kelly, Dowds; McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon & Campbell.
Goals:- McMahon 10, Madden 50, McMahon (60?)
Fairbairn, Adams, Goodfellow, Begbie, Waterston, Hill, Taylor, Fairbairn jnr, Russell, Scott, Baird.
Goal:- Taylor. (70?)
Ref:- Mr J Holmes (Queen’s Park)
Linesmen:- Messrs P Gallagher (sic) (Celtic) and J Fraser (Hearts)
Hearts’ captain profers referee some pre-match encouragement …to no avail…he’s from Queen’s Park, and doesn’t need the money..
In other news…
1st International 6 day bike race at New York’s Madison Square Garden begins
50 years ago……1971 Sad times for Celtic as Sir Robert Kelly, Chairman is ill in Glasgow Royal Infirmary and passed away on 21st October.
The team were scheduled to play Clydebank at Paradise in a League Cup Quarter-Final on the following day, Harry Hood scored a hat trick in a 6-2 victory.
Celtic: William, Craig, Brogan, Hay, McNeill, Connelly, Hood, McLaughlin, Macari, Callaghan, Lennox (Hughes56)
Scorers: Hood 3 (3, 45, 89), Ruddy (OG 55), Macari 2 (71, 90)
McDonald, Mitchell, Gray, Ruddy, Fallon, Hay, McFarlane, Love, Kane, Munro, Caskie. Sub: Hall
Scorers: Connelly( OG 18), Hay (86)
Referee: C B McRoberts (Wishaw)
Sir Robert Kelly flanked by two Celtic legends. The 50th Anniversary of his passing is 21st October.
As my memories are confined to being fascinated by the wee metal badge on his lapel. It would be great if one of our older Bhoys could post a wee item from better-informed personal memories.
The CelticWiki Bhoys covered it very well:
In other news…
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. a.k.a Snoop Dogg, born in Long Beach, California.
10 years ago… 2011 we are rescuing a 1-1 draw, away at Rennes in UEFA Cup.
Cha Du-Ri scores O.G. In 30 minutes and Joe Ledley equalised in 70 mins. We get a right good look at Vic67 and appreciate some wonderful late saves from Fraser Forster – some might wonder why we didn’t win this game.
01Benoit Costil, 03Mavinga (Theophile Catherine 77), 15Kana Biyik, 22Jebbour, 05Mangane, 06Tettey, 08Feret, 12Boukhari (Ekoko 58), 20Brahimi (Pitroipa 59),
26Vincent Pajot, 19Hadji
Substitutes: 16Abdoulaye Diallo, 02Theophile Catherine, 07Pitroipa, 10Dalmat,
28T Doumbia, 11Ekoko, 21Montano
Goals: Cha Du-Ri (og) 30
01Forster, 11Cha Du-Ri ,21Mulgrew, 22Loovens, 02Matthews, 16Ledley
18Ki Sung-Yeung (Bangura 90), 33Kayal, 67Wanyama, 10Stokes, 49Forrest
Substitutes : 24Zaluska, 05Majstorovic, 12Wilson, 20McCourt, 42McGregor, 14Bangura, 50George
Goals: Ledley 70
Joe Ledley celebrates his 70th minute equaliser in Rennes.
In other news…
The former leader of Libya, Muammer Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
1907 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade
1603 Chinese uprising in the Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1803 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
1935 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan’an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
Pope XII Plus publishes his 1st encyclical Summi pontificatus
1947 Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
1967 All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi
1968 Kenyan runner Kip Keino wins 1,500m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics in 3:34.91 despite a severe gall bladder infection.
1971 Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland
1977 Plane chartered by rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd runs out of fuel and crashes in a wooded area near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Six people are killed, including band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gains, and Cassie Gaines, and road manager Dean Kilpatrick
2015 US Vice President Joe Biden confirms he will not run for President in 2016
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.
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Love these articles. I had absolutely no idea about lynyrd skynrd. I’m always learning on here.
I watched the highlights this morning on BT. I wish I had time to watch the full game again but duty calls!!
I hope you can come round to the talents of Calmac and I can do likewise for Turnbull. We’d both be happy clappers then.
A nice few days off now for the players to rest up then get back on the field with Ange to keep learning.
Another cracking article 👏👏👏
Saw Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Apollo Pre 1977 and what a concert. Fantastic band and plane crash a real tradegy.
Noticed a couple of things from 2001 game against Rennes.
Forrest and McGregor are still here !!!! And had to google the sub, number 50 , George. ( Never heard of Him )
Regarding the referee, Obviously we wanted to break free and pursue another line of employment !!!! 😜😜😜
Have a nice day everyone.
Well done Celtic last night, great 3 points and well done all supporters who turned up 💚💚
MORNING ALL and JIM, saltires brilliant and fascinating stuff as always, was at that game against clydebank in 1971,ach memories👍
Saltires en sevilla
Great article 👏
Link still working for those who have time to watch game again
Full match replay quality may not be 100% and commentary is foreign (still better than bbc/sky)
scroll down to full match record
** scrap that link jumps to Liverpool game halfway through**
As ever, a thoroughly interesting and informative start to the day courtesy of SeS and of course Celtic Wiki.
Happy with result and in particular the 2nd half performance yesterday afternoon. It has been said more than once, but the first goal was superb, and I had a brilliant view of it from my seat in 202 right on the 6 yard line at Celtic end. We need to be more clinical with the finishing – could, and maybe should, have been 5-0. Not putting a damper on an enjoyable match though. Thought Big G-Mac showed up well in his 15 minutes on the pitch, good body strength and learnt a thing or two on drawing fouls from playing in NL…
Congratulations to Auldheid and the Celtic Trust for gathering the needed signatures to put forward 2 resolutions at the AGM despite the machinations of the devious Celtic PLC to derail them.
Love these articles.
Especially the bit about players standing in as linesmen.
Didn’t know that about Lynyrd Skynyrd
Thanks for the article. Top stuff HH
Sir Bob is certainly a divisive character from our past,but for his stance on flying the flag of Ireland,and for appointing Jock Stein,I’m happy to give him a pass mark. Of course,ha also signed Jock as a player,and agreed to him being appointed captain too.
Terrific stuff as ever. Thanks.
Good shout and an encouraging achievement.- let’s hope the follow up keeps the momentum moving.
Thanks folks for the comments – apologies for my wee typo on 1st Crusade date…
Thanks for info on Paul George. Certainly never heard of him before.
Meant to put 2011 in earlier post !!!!
What a plonka. !!!!!!
As always, an informative and enjoyable read. I never realised that Snoop Dog was a Tim…fair play to the man.
That was absolutely brilliant news. Those PLC cowards must be crapping themselves. I would imagine, that they will be having a wee meeting today, to discuss the matter…if they can take their snouts out of the trough for 10 minutes.
Expect the devious, duplicitous swines to pull another switcheroo. I would trust them as far as I could through Blue Peter. Again, well done.
The excellent documentary if i leave here tomorrow is definitely worth a watch.
Brilliant funny and poignant.
Afternoon all. Had a long lie after an extremely busy day yesterday! I did read back last night but can’t remember too much of it tbh, as for today’s walk back in time – great stuff SES, really enjoyed it! There’s a new film coming out about the Lynyrd Skynrd plane crash, apparently! Coincidence or what, was talking at work yesterday morning about Coolio doing the halftime draw at CP a couple years ago and also Snoop being a proud Tim and who turns up in SES’s article today!?
Anyway, well played the Celtic support for turning up in such incredible numbers but it was never gonna be anything else really! I thought we were excellent at times, poor at times but we had a decent shape and balance in the team. Kyogo’s goal was a beauty and Jota’s pass will be talked about for years, absolutely sublime and for those at the game you could see Jota shaping to pick out Kyogo who’s been making runs like that in every game I’ve seen him. Just think what an Alan Thomson could do for this wee guy!
Fan and ATOB…what yesterday’s game showed me is that to fully understand and appreciate Calmac you need to see the full pitch, he never stops moving and is always there to take a pass from a teammate. While I accept the criticism that he doesn’t produce enough game-changing moments he constantly recycles the ball and works hard to regain possession when we lose it. Jota got MOM yesterday but it was either CCV (not CCB!) or Calmac for me. Shocking penalty miss, though!
…and Turnbull got lucky for his goal, shoulda buried it first time and coulda had at least one more!
Morning troops. Happy hump day.
SES, in your debt as always.
Tbh I had previously read up a bit on Lynard Skynyrd. It’s crazy that their plane ran out of fuel, then crashed. Stupid f@#king pilot or what?
Lynard was their PE teacher who didn’t allow long hair, being young hippys they hated him, then they immortalized him!?
The song Sweet Home Alabama while catchy was a response to Neil Youngs ‘Southern Man’ song which basically reminded the south they had a racist past and things where still very poor on that front.
So LS decide to hit back with their we love the south song praising their homestate.
Only they know why.
That song did however earn each of them a lifetime rank as Colonel in the Alabama state national guard,,funny those dang hippys who had long hair and hated their PE teacher can now order him around legally.
Just for praising the south!?
Around the same time the Grateful Dead were emerging in liberal San Francisco, with Jerry Garcia becoming much better known than any LS member, yet those dang hippys weren’t honoured with any ceremonial rank !?
Look at how young Billy is then,,not far off his prime I’d say. What a man.
Thanks a million as usual Sir.
“I would trust them as far as I could throw Blue Peter. Again, well done.”
Aye,me anaw. With one hand. Mind you,I could definitely kick them further.
Just to clarify, worked till 2pm yesterday, home for a shower and change, taxi to Parkheid just in time for KO, walked into town for a beer and a bit of scran then onto the Barras for Fontaines DC. My wee guy’s second only gig and first Barras gig! As the band took the stage he baled down the front into the moshie, didn’t see him again till the lights went up – absolutey dripping in sweat! A great day, 2-0 Celtic followed by the Dublin punks at the Barras, if Carlsberg made Days Oot!! 😋😁
Ban BBC Scotland, the usual agenda filled interviews, and selective highlights of Sevco games,3 red card incidents in last 2 games ignored, chase them.
Better to burn out than to fade away!
Turnbull fluffed first effort on goal but persistence ensured ball ended up in net.
He never gave up on it.
On McGregor he does a lot of what you say but i still don’t see a player who makes game winning passes or takes anything other than safe option.
In BR’s first season he was exemplary at passing and movement especially in attacking last third and shooting.
He in BR’s second season resorted like most of the team to being happy with possession and not much forward movement or threat.
Now most times he just recycles ball in a safety first way and frequently disrupts our forward momentum.
It’s neat and tidy but our captain should be giving us more.
I expect his passing stats to be high just like Ki was as both take safe options.
Ki at one point had highest passing percentage in EPL but was never effective enough.
Which I pointed out in yesterday’s article. Shameless bias from them. I gather from CALTONTONGUES that not having a tv licence is virtually impossible to find you in court in Scotland,as the law is unenforceable.
Actually it was Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama State Militia
They did have a bar fight in Germany which ended up with the group fighting among themselves afterwards.
Interesting bunch for sure.
“Following a bar fight, the band went back to their hotel room where Zant broke a bottle on the head of a roadie(a person who tours with a band to help them set up equipment) and then continued to slice Gary Rossington’s hands. Both went on to preform the following night even though Zant also had some inquires, broken bones from punching someone.”
Them bloody CentenialCelts,,I say we get a mob together and give them a kicking!
Joking aside I seen the Garry tribute and was delighted. There was no need to mention us imo.
Jim, for the record, my image doesn’t grace those screens.
Fan…but for the keeper and CB making an erse of it Turnbull’s shot would have been saved. he was persistent but it looked like an OG off the CB after t ricocheted of the keeper! No criticism btw, not at all, just an observation. I’ll take any shitey finish in any game if it gets the points! Anyway, the real talking point of the game was the pass from Jota and the finish from Kyogo, which was certainly not as easy as he made it look!
Agree the Jota pass and Kyogo’s control was fantastic.
Hope that skill and class rubs off on others.
Also loved MJ’s cameo last night .
He looks ready.
Would like to see him played in a floating central role.
Mahe, I started filming the screens at halftime thinking it it would have been a series of images of Garry but nothing appeared so I stopped filming. Then after the halftime draw they showed more birthdays, memorials etc and that was when Garry’s pic came up! Centennial Celts indeed, are they saying we’re a bunch of Ol’ Feckers!!👨🦳👴🧓👩🦳
I posted here after the weekend’s game that Mikey looks like a man now. He seems more lithe and sinewy, indications that he’s worked hard in his recovery period to increase his strength. I like him and I hope that he delivers this season, its another decent forward option.
I think DT could be vastly improved as a player if he spent more time working on being able to do at least the basics with his left foot; if he played more with his head up; if he knew what he was going to do with the ball when he got it.
Now,that may sound harsh,or that I don’t rate him. I do,and I think he is not far off being a top player for us. I think too that his fitness-and his confidence-are improving,so the signs are good.
As for the sclaffed og last night and the other great chance he had just afterwards,these only happen when he is in the position to receive the ball in the first place.
He’s a work in progress,only a regular with us for a year,and that after a bad injury. And he is certainly making progress.
Just can’t do the Fontaines. That dirty Dublin accent assaults my ears.
Belfast/Dublin rivalry and insults are nearly as bad as the Edinburgh/Glasgow ones!
That was quite a day you had! Seeing your lad perform is something else…..you should grab every opportunity to do so. My second son spent many years in a band and I regret I only saw him perform once. He was the star of the band and, yes, it was physically demanding. At the time, I thought he was inhibiting his career in IT but I was shortsighted. He played across Canada and Sweden and his band had a record deal with Sony. Record deals for emerging bands are a minefield for bands…..they are so one way. Eventually, the only way out of the deal was to dissolve the band.
Members of the band went on to different careers…….the singer is a TV presenter, the drummer is an actor, appearing in Arrow, one founded an IT company, and another is pumping gas. My son is an IT consultant in Sweden.
I was a late convert to Calmac but I see his value to the team now.
Yes, DT is a work in progress. Sometimes infuriating, sometimes brilliant. For me, it is either him or Rogic, which means it is him. Hopefully, we strengthen this area in January. There is a lot of affordable talent in Japan.
Rebus…my bad! My son was at the gig as a paying member of the public not in the band! He’s 15 and this was his first gig at the Barras. My nephew who was with us last night is in a band, and has been in a few. Like your son, he has toured Europe and America, and also supported some big names. They too had a couple of record deals, the first of which they fortunately managed to pay off the advance early but its very difficult for bands these days to make real money from music. The royalties cheques still come in every quarter though and while they’re lovely wee bonuses for him and his bandmates he’ll never retire off them!
Mahe..get over yersel, ye Gobshite! 😁
AFTERNOON ALL and JIM, true story, there is a black council bin where i walk the dogs, noticed this morning it had half a dozen little pics of rangers, aye ready, league champions with fat boy morelos at the front, did not know they were some of the great glesga rainjurs supporters in cheshire, well i picked up all our dogs poo, and even went looking for the bassas who donjt pick up their own dogs poo, and emptied that as well, made me feel better,😎😎
Wee Jordan Larsson sticking it to Rodgers 💪
Just back from a wee trip into Glasgow. Hasten to add Mrs L had medical appointment and I kept her company.
Ended up in The Auctioneers for lunch.
3 Irish pork and Leek sausages with Colcannon mash, garden peas and gravy. A pint of Tennents thrown in and all for £7.
That’s getting close to the legendary Star Bar prices!
SFTB kindly sent me a screenshot of the tribute yesterday to Garry Duncan. He said he had no idea how to post it onto the site,but after effing about for an hour,I managed to do so.
Unfortunately it allowed access to all my files,so I’ve removed it!
If anyone wants the original screenshot sent to them,please mail me at
and I will gladly forward it to you-I hope!
Got a feeling that a mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org will also find me…
In Scotland, if we do not pay the Bluenose Broadcasting Corporation tax, there is not much the collection agency-based in Darlington-can do.
Sure they will send letters threatening all sorts. Ignore them. No one from the TV licensing authority has the legal right to enter your premises, without the permission of the owner/tenant.
I used to simply bin threatening letters. I have for the last couple of years, sent these letters back to Darlington, with a note attached, explaining exactly why I will no longer fund an institutionally corrupt, racist and sectarian organisation, to whit, BBC Scotland.
Unsurprisingly, their letters to me have been fewer since I started doing this. They now no longer wish to play their wee game with me. Sometimes it helps being one stubborn fecker. I don’t think that they love me all that much, anymore. 😀
To clarify, refusing to pay the BBC tax, is not a criminal offence in Scotland. So any Sentinel Celts wishing to make their own personal protest, fill yer boots…and save yourself a good few blooter-coupons into the bargain.
Hail Hail and f**k the BBC.
I think you might enjoy this article,and the following clip.
Thanks for the info,and particularly for the advice on how to use the money saved!
I know we’ve all seen the goal a hunner times already but once more will do no harm 😃😃
NANA last night nailed it-watching it is like crack cocaine!
Possibly the best pass and finish since New Year in The Centenary Season.
Not too sure how the system works in England. Will do a bit of digging and get back to ye.