3rd November – If you know your history
130 years ago …. 1891 and the second season of The League Championship in Scotland. Our Bhoys are currently in a strong position 2 points behind leaders Hearts but with three (3) games ‘in hand’ ( Joint 2nd Dumbarton have played one game more than Celts )
However, the various Cup matches are still very important ( more?) and the entire month of November 1891 is devoted to Glasgow Cup & Scottish Cup matches including ‘Void’ and ‘Replays’. Celtic had no league games until early December and it’s likely that both Hearts & Dumbarton will have moved ahead in the League.
1891-10-31: Celtic 6-0 Northern, Glasgow Cup [Void]
The above tie was a played in dense fog and play was difficult to follow. The Northern had already ‘protested’ before the start. Therefore, the 6-0 game was Void!
With both teams scheduled to return to Celtic Park the following Saturday.
They played a ‘friendly’ and The Scotsman still provided a match report with the following teams. It’s interesting regular ‘keeper Duff is missing ( again) and Charles Kelly is back on loan from Hibs for the game – we also see Maley has taken the Right halfback slot from Pat Gallacher, yet again. Wondering if Gallacher is now on the way out, or just injured?
Celtic:- Charles Kelly, Reynolds, Doyle, Manley, James Kelly, Dowds, McCallm, Brady, Madden, Cunningham, Campbell.
Goals:- Brady 25, Greig og, Campbell, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown. (Maybe the above Scotsman’s report couldn’t see late scorers in the fog…)
Brady, Martin, Aitken, Greig, McKinnon, Gourley, Kyle, Fraser, McNab, Cunningham, Fraser.
From a newspaper report from the time.( title not recorded)
“The game started with the Celts kicking off, Madden getting the leather in motion. The game started with great dash on both sides, and it was early evident that the Northern players were well trained for the encounter. They kept the game very open, and displayed very fine passing on the run. “
It’s strange that this report gives Northern a ‘big lick’… considering they had lost 6 goals without reply… hmmmmmmmm-.
In other news…. Northern Football Club (1874-1897 were based at Hyde Park in Springburn, Glasgow. There may be some early links to Petershill & Cowlairs.
70 years ago … 1951 Tonite Charlie Tully gets his marching orders against Third Lanark Rifles (vol.)
1951-11-03: Celtic 2-2 Third Lanark, League Division A
After 6 games played in the League Celtic were at a paltry 14th position reflecting the lack of goals. East Fife were the early front runners on 14 points having played 9 games, closely followed by Hibernian and St Mirren.
Bertie Peacock was out injured allowing John McAlindon to start at centre forward with McPhail stepping out one to partner Tully.
This was the game that Charlie Tully was sent off for a foul on Aitken. He received a month long ban. The defence did not look too hot and Celtic opened the score against the odds with Walsh and McAlindon combining for the former to score. The own goal was a miskick the Thirds goalkeeper failed to deal with. Rollo was dispossessed for Thirds first goal. They then hit the bar and found the equaliser described as a “rip-snorter”. After Tully’s dismissal Celtic had to hold on till full time.
Celtic: Bell; Fallon, Rolls; Evans, Mallan, Baillie; Collins, Walsh, McAlindon, McPhail, Tully.
Scorers: Walsh (16), Harrower og (22)
Petrie; Balunas, Harrower; Mooney, Aitken, McCall; Smellie, Dick, Cuthbertson, Henderson, McLeod.
Scorers: Smellie (29), Dick (60)
Referee: G. Mitchell (Falkirk)
Evening Times 3rd November, 1951.
In other news….
1952 Clarence Birdseye first markets frozen peas
20 years ago …. 2001 Celts are at St John’s Town of Perth on league duty. Chris Sutton is drafted into central defence. Lovenkrands, Paul Hartley & Willie Falconer all playing for a Saints team managed by Billy Stark.
Great game with honest mistakes, own goals and a late, late belter of a Free Kick by Henke.
Watch how this team of Celts are looking out for one another .. refs .. bullies …come ahead!!
2001-11-03: St Johnstone 1-2 Celtic, SPL
A 30 minute BBC ‘speshul’ where you can also relish a wonderful Gordon Smith & Chuck Dung ‘misery-fest’ courtesy of YouTube:
Poise and elegance Henke style…Big Chris is just shifting some furniture…
1529 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament in London
1534 English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII and all subsequent monarchs the Head of the Church of England
1605 – Right! which one of you absolute tubes, said they would brings the matches…???
1762 Spain acquires Louisiana
1796 John Adams elected as 2nd president of the United States of Americ
1869 Canada’s Hamilton Football Club forms
1906 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects “SOS” (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help
1918 Thousands of revolutionary German sailors with the fleet at Kiel mutiny, seize the city, and set up councils of workers and sailors – (the First – EFF U-Boat…?)
1928 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
1930 Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America ( it’s just business.
1957 Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space
1983 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)
1992 Rock band Rage Against The Machine release their eponymous debut album featuring single “Killing in the Name”
Hope you like how Rick Beato unpacks some great songs from the original Master recordings, describing keys/scales with production techniques and technical trivia.
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