If you know your history – October 27th

130 years ago … 1891 and we continue to follow our heroes in their quest for a First Scottish Cup and League Flag. Having defeated league leaders Hearts at Paradise last weekend to stay in 2nd place ( with Dumbarton), the team lined up again at Celtic Park, against bottom side Vale of Leven.

Wilson the Vale’s international ‘keeper, played well for much of the game but was powerless to prevent a complete landslide, as Celtic’s imperious centre forward Madden, helped himself to four (4) goals in a six goal rout. Once again there is reference to Celtic’s passing game with it’s “machine like accuracy”

The Celts welcomed the return of Duff between the sticks but Gallacher is still absent from the half-back line, with Willie Maley an able replacement beside Captain Kelly and Peter Dowds.

The Right wing seems to have had most of the play with Brady opening the scoring in 20 minutes and Madden opening his account in 25 minutes. Immediately after the restart the right wing combined again to set up McMahon, then Madden ran riot with another three (3) goals in quick succession. Vale counted a consolation goal from their Centre Forward Cowan.

Both Hearts (18) and Dumbarton (16) won and the league standings remain unchanged. However, Celts (16) have games ‘ in hand ‘ over Hearts (3) and Dumbarton (1)

Hopes are high amongst the Celtic support.

Teams

Celtic:- Duff, Reynolds, Doyle, Maley, Kelly, Dowds, McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell
Goals:- Brady 20, Madden 25, McMahon 46, Madden, Madden, Madden.

Vale of Leven:-
Jas Wilson, Busby, McCormick, Tait, McNicol, McAdam, Murphy, Logan, Cowan, McFarlane, Park.
Goal:- Cowan.

Att:- not available
Ref:- Mr Allison.

In other news …

It’s worthwhile mentioning that Vale of Leven had won the Scottish Cup three times in the 1870’s and had lost four finals in the 1880’s, the last as recently as 1890 against Queen’s Park. It seems their fortunes were now in fairly rapid decline and they would never compete in another Scottish Cup Final.

http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/football05.html

90 years ago …1931… in a League match at Celtic Park on 24th October , Hoops’ defeated Ayr United 4-2 in a League match.

This game was significant as Peter Scarff (23) was taken off the field suffering with breathing difficulties. Later, the condition proved to be Tuberculosis and his playing days were numbered. He battled on fighting the disease and managed a few more games in the Hoops, but by 19th December, he would have played his last game. He struggled bravely to fight the disease, sadly, by December 1933 he would be dead.

The player many considered to be the natural successor to the great Jimmy McMenemy contributed much to Celtic, but would never realise his full potential.

We will return to this sad tale in due course ….

Teams

CELTIC:
Coen, Cook, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Scarff, R. Thomson, A. Thomson, McGrory, Napier, McGhee.
Scorers:
McGhee, (2); McGrory, Napier.

AYR UNITED:
Hepburn, Robertson, Fleming, Taylor, McLeod, McCall, McLean, Armory, Merrie, Tolland, Brae.
Scorers:
Merrie*, Armory.

Referee:
Attendance: 9,000
*Celtic F.C. give scorer in 12 minutes as Brae, William

In other news ….

The 1931 United Kingdom general election was held on Tuesday 27 October 1931 and saw a landslide election victory for the National Government which had been formed two months previously after the collapse of the second Labour government. Collectively, the parties forming the National Government won 67% of the votes and 554 seats out of 615. The bulk of the National Government’s support came from the Conservative Party, and the Conservatives won 470 seats. The Labour Party suffered its greatest defeat, losing four out of every five seats compared with the previous election.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1931_UK_general_election_map.svg

40 years ago …..1981

1981-10-24: Hibernian 1-0 Celtic, Premier League

Celtic’s first game since John Doyle’s tragic death five days previously.
A minutes silence is abused by a small number of Hibs fans.
Trouble breaks out in the big enclosure afterwards.
Nicholas misses a penalty.

Teams

Hibs:
McArthur Sneddon Turnbull McNamara Paterson Duncan Callachan Rae Murray Flavell MacLeod
Subs: Rodier Brazil
Scorer: MacLeod pen 45

Celtic:
Bonner Moyes Reid Aitken Garner MacLeod Nicholas Sullivan McGarvey Burns McCluskey
Subs: Conroy W McStay

Attendance: 18,000
Referee: DM Galloway

dav

Big Packy goes the wrong way – surely must be at least one Sentinel in that crowd?

Johnny Doyle : The Man Who Loved The Green

I’ve travelled ’round these islands, from shore to shining shore,
I’ve met so many heroes, from the team that I adore,
I’ve followed Glasgow Celtic, from London to Aberdeen,
But I always remember, the man who loved the green.

And Johnny Doyle told me, just before he died,
I live for Glasgow Celtic, I’m just a Celtic bhoy.

He came from Ayr United, to join his favourite team,
To play for Glasgow Celtic, would fulfil his dream,
Around about St Patrick’s Day, signed by Big Jock Stein,
He played only for the jersey, the man who loved the green.

And Johnny Doyle told me, just before he died,
I live for Glasgow Celtic, I’m just a Celtic bhoy.

In Europe 1980, he made a gallant bid,
He capped a great performance, against Real Madrid,
He rose with two defenders, to win the ball so clean,
With Sabido and Camacho, was the man who loved the green.

And Johnny Doyle told me, just before he died,
I live for Glasgow Celtic, I’m just a Celtic bhoy.

So in your prayers remember, a gallant Celtic son,
His young life cut so cruelly, in 1981,
The 19th of October, is the day when I’ll be seen,
Browsing through my photos, of the man who loved the green.

And Johnny Doyle told me, just before he died,
I live for Glasgow Celtic, I’m just a Celtic bhoy.

Johnny Doyle
(1952 – 1981)

RIP

General stuff:

27 Oct, 1904 New York Subway

The New York subway opens travelling between Lower Manhattan and Harlem stopping at 28 stations in between and cost a nickel to ride.

27 Oct, 1921 U.S.A. Metric System

: A senate committee is advising that the United States changes to the metric system of weights and measures as it is now used by 37 countries against the Imperial weights and measure system used in just 12 countries . Currently the only major international country to have not adopted the metric system is the United States who still use Gallons, pints, pounds, ounces, etc.

27 Oct, 1936 England Mrs Wallis Simpson

1936 : Mrs. Wallis Simpson American born Friend of King Edward of England won a divo in a brief hearing at Ipswich assizes. The petition for divorce was based on evidence that her ships brokers husband a subject of the king was guilty of misconduct at the Hotel De Paris at Bray near Maidenhead in Berkshire.

27 Oct, 1954 U.S.A. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio divorce after DiMaggio allegedly struck Monroe following the filming of her famous “skirt scene” in The Seven-Year Itch.

1960 : Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was released from the Georgia State Prison following a direct intervention from Robert F. Kennedy who had question his constitutional right to bail, while pending appeal of a traffic conviction.

U.K. No #1 It’s My Party – Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin ( 2wks)

( where to start with this – is she even trying ? )

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!

http://www.thecelticwiki.com/m/

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BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Disappointed at TR going off,he was having a terrific game. Shite at marking corners though.

ASWGL

If JK is our defensive coach, he’s about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

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MAGS

Aye,he’ll be haunting his Masonic brethren from the beyond.

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ASWGL

No-one knows what he does. Must make a decent cup of coffee,I suppose.

craig76
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CRAIG76

Bullet! That won’t do his knees any favours at his age,mind.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Rogic off means Gogic is short of someone to kick all night,so he’s been subbed.

Sol Kitts

Shocking tackle by Porteous, should be a red card.

Sol Kitts

We need to be scoring the next goal.

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Link doing my nut in tonight.

Evening Friends, been a while, I trust you are all well, Magua, hope you have been behaving yourself 😉
Brian

Craig76

My link gone completely although it spent more time buffering than showing the game

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

Need to get a grip here!

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Yo,Brian. Hope you are having better luck than us with a link.

ST TAMS

Good call on the sub.

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Good shot from Calmac

Gordon64

Another great save by Hart

Sol Kitts

Joe with another top save.

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Another terrific save

Gordon64

Hibees putting on the pressure

Margaret McGill

Tellt ye

Sol Kitts

Huns equalise with their obligatory penalty.

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G-Mac putting the shoulder to the wheel

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Surprise,late pen for the huns.

big packy

you know what if celtic had a better defence id be looking at us getting a good run in europe,,BTW joe hart excepted,

Gordon64

BBC Scotland ‘It looks a bit soft, but former Rangers centre-half David Bates has no complaints’ 🤔
Richard Foster “It wasn’t a penalty” 🤔

Gordon64

‘Very, very, soft Penalty’= Cheatin’ by Beaton

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An important win,breaks a bad run for us at Easter Rd.

Gordon64

FT 3-1 🍀

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GORDON64

Cheatin’ bastert played seven minutes added time too. First yellow he showed a hun was deep into injury time,to Morelos for being ugly.

12 fouls and 1 booking v 14 fouls and 4 bookings.

craig76

Not a penalty then

Stephen Glass will be annoyed’
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen

Richard Foster

Former Rangers defender on Sportsound

Quote Message: Aberdeen have been resolute, defended well and restricted Rangers to very little. Steven Glass will be annoyed at that penalty decision as it was very, very soft, it wasn’t a penalty.

Sol Kitts

Gap down to 2 points. Let’s see how the Huns cope with the pressure.

Gordon64

Gap reduced to 2 points

Prestonpans bhoys

Huns can’t handle pressure, we know it and so do they😂

Sol Kitts

State of this. Bloody disgraceful decision to give a penalty for this.

https://twitter.com/pselbs/status/1453459315772248077?s=21

fan

The shape and fluidity left when Rogic went off
.And again in second half we lost our way by stretching the field.
Ange has to recognize this more.
Joe Hart made two vital stops tonight .One just after we scored and the other during second half spell of pressure.

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SOLKITTS

Give him his dues,that’s his best yet. And probably offside too…

jimthetim53

Had a look at the table there.
GD huns 9, Celtic 19 !!!! 🙂 🙂

jimthetim53

Terrible streams tonight 🙁

jimthetim53

Never mind Sportscene is coming up!

Belmontbrian63

Behaving myself? Not on you nelly, especially ater an evening like this. The Huns are feeling the fear. Long may it continue. Speak to you at the weekend, a chara.

Hail Hail.

Chairbhoy

A toure De force for the first half an hour then excellent game management, really enjoying the football at the moment.

The Real McCoy @ 4:37 PM,

Somewhere Down The Crazy River-

Excellent track, forgot how good it was…

Hail Hail

CaltonTongues

The Big Yin got it right many years ago….

https://postimg.cc/BP0hbPgp

HH

Paul, off to ma cot, catch you ;ra morra

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CALTONTONGUES

Stoatir!

A thing of beauty

A great three points. I thought first half we were superb and should’ve scored more. At times there football was sublime. As fan alludes, when Rogic went off the game changed but to my Mind that was because Calmac had to move from 6 to 8. We lost control of the game because no one can play that position the way he does. It is a real problem and others really need to step up.
As for the Huns penalty. That is embarrassing and if Aberdeen don’t call that out then we really know the fix is in. I am serious when i say I am struggling to remember seeing a softer penalty in my 40 years of watching the game.

Hmmm. So a Hun falls in the box, handles the ball, and a penalty is given against Aberdeen. Cannae see it myself. Then again I’m not a Masonic fecker, like Beaton. Bet the bastard enjoyed the result from Easter Road.

Hail Hail.

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Stephen Glass pussyfoots around the issue…

“to get undone by a free-kick that doesn’t look like a free-kick and a penalty that doesn’t look like a penalty”

BMCUW

Aye, right enough. Yer man should really say what he thinks.

Hail Hail.

CaltonTongues

Sportscene’s (Please, Please, Please let us back in) analysis of the huns penalty – STONEWALLER, there ye have it. Now, I was expecting a ‘Soft but seen them given’ type of answer. No. not Sportscene, utterly embarassing. No mention of the huns 1st goal was never a free kick.

HH

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CALTONTONGUES

What arsehole called it a stonewaller? That’s jooost embarrassing,pyoor riddie