If you know your history – 19th January

130 years ago …On this day (Monday) our Bhoys are resting having completed a triumvirate of friendlies since the turn of the New Year.

It is still unclear why the club aren’t playing any of the League Championship games ‘in hand’. At this point we can probably conclude that early January is a Winter Break, and teams are keeping up fitness (and revenues) by playing friendlies and challenge matches….. recovering from hangovers…

The League is going to have to wait a little while longer as next up at Paradise are Cowlairs on Scottish Cup duty.

Celts appear to be at full strength and it seems that Cullen has returned to the club from Benburb to replace our erstwhile goalkeeper Tom Duff.

1892-01-23: Celtic 4-1 Cowlairs, Scottish Cup

The Scotsman – Monday, 25th January 1892, page 5

Celtic v Cowlairs – At Parkhead, before 5000 spectators ( note: The Referee’ report indicates 4,000…), in dull weather. Cowlairs played Lambie, late of Clyde. The Celtic started towards the south goal, and play ruled in their favour in the opening passages. In five minutes the Celtic scored with a beauty from Madden’s foot. Cowlairs afterwards took a little more share in forcing, and almost equalised, Cullen getting away luckily under the bar. Both ends in turn sustained attacks, and chances were missed. Each back division was in turn tried and replied grandly. The heavy ground brought out the stamina of both teams, and the pace was wonderful in the circumstances. Cowlairs were forcing the play, their breaks away on the right being difficult to negotiate. Seven minutes from the interval McMahon scored somewhat easily. Cowlairs narrowly missed several corners in succession. Celtic replied with a third. Half-time score:- Celtic, three goals; Cowlairs, nil. After a brief interval the Celtic took up the running and in the first few minutes almost beat the Cowlairs custodian. The Cowlairs left repeatedly engaged the home stronghold. After a slight siege Brady got through a fourth. The Celtic were now taking a leading share in the play, but their [word unclear] attacks was brilliantly saved again and again by the Cowlairs custodian. At the other end Cullen equalled him by gallantly repulsing a fine effort by Bishop. McMahon scored again, but for some fault it was disallowed. McCallum, the Celtic right, left the field. The Cowlairs were evidently resigned to the result, as they perceptibly tired off, and the Celtic were well content with what they had for they eased. McCallum did not come out again, and the Celtic finished short. There was little fight in the closing minutes. Lambie scored for Cowlairs on time.

Result :- Celtic, four goals; Cowlairs, one goal.

Celtic Team:- Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, Maley, Kelly, Douds, McCallum, Brady, Madden, Campbell, McMahon.


Brady 2, Madden, McMahon

Cowlairs team is not recorded but we know Lambie who had been a Burnley and Clyde player in his heyday, scored their late consolation goal.

Attendance:- 4,000/5,000?

In other news…

Ólafur Thors, Icelandic Prime Minister (5 times between 1942-63), born in Borgarnes, Iceland (d. 1964)

60 years ago … on this day in 1862 (Friday) Celts are preparing for the visit of Falkirk on league business.

1962-01-20: Celtic 3-0 Falkirk, League Division

Celts are awarded their first penalty of the season..and interestingly, Celtic’s left half Billy Price (b. Tarbolton) is one of a rare number of Scottish footballers (and even footballers across the world) that have scored three penalties in one match; he achieved this feat in a game for Falkirk against Hamilton. We can be certain that Tav (pen) has joined this illustrious group.


Celtic: Haffey; Mackay, Kennedy; Crerand, McNeill, Price; Chalmers, Jackson, Hughes, Divers, Carroll.

Scorers: Divers (21), Jackson (29), Crerand pen (43)

Whigham; Lambie, McIntosh; Thomson, Milne, Pierson; Reid, Harrower, Duchart, Innes, Oliver.

Referee: A Crossman (Edinburgh)
Attendance: 27,000

Billy ‘3 penalties’ Price signed from Falkirk for £1000 in 1961

In other news….

Harry “Snub” Pollard, Australian actor (Don’t Shove, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72

Harry ‘Snub’ Pollard in ‘It’s a Gift’ (1923)

20 years ago …. 2002 and on this day Celts welcome St Johnstone to Paradise on league duty.

Henke Larson silences his critics and Paul Lambert turns in another ‘Man of the Match’ performance.

2002-01-19: Celtic 2-1 St Johnstone, SPL


Celtic:- Douglas, Mjallby, Tebily, Valgaeren, McNamara, Lambert, Moravcik (Petta 67) Thompson, Larson,

Subs not used:- Gould, Sylla, Maloney, Smith.
Goals:- Larsson 8, Thompson 10.

St Johnstone:-
Miller, Dods, McCluskey, Falconer, Murray, Lynch, Kane (Jones 81),Hartley, McCulloch (McClune 62), Djebaili, Russell (Connolly 76).
Subs not used:- Cuthbert, Macdonald.
Booked:- Kane, Djebaili.

Att:- 58,547
Ref:- K Toner*

Celtic 2-1 St Johnstone

Henrik Larsson went some way to silencing his critics as he helped Celtic plunge St Johnstone deeper into relegation trouble.

The Swedish international’s bottle was questioned last week after he passed the penalty-taking duties to John Hartson.

But Larsson produced the kind of finishing he showed during last season’s record-breaking season to bring the Scottish Premier League leaders back into the game at Celtic Park.

Darren Dods had given the side languishing at the bottom a surprise early lead before Larsson pounced quickly to re-establish equalibrium.

Two goals in two minutes, the second from Alan Thompson, were enough to end thoughts of a shock result.

Celtic had made two changes from the side that beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at Rugby Park last week.

Lubo Moravcik and Olivier Tebily were in for the injured Neil Lennon and Bobo Balde.

There were 51 points separating the sides as the game kicked off at Celtic Park.

The home side sought to confirm that gulf in class as they laid early seige to the Saints defence.

A low drive from Petrov was pushed away by on-loan Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Alan Miller and Dods had to head over his own bar.

But St Johnstone scored after five minutes in their first foray forward.

Paul Hartley crossed to the back post and Dods rose above Tebily and sent a looping header into the far corner of the net.

The home fans packing Celtic Park had only four minutes of worry before Larsson equalised.

Paul Lambert was allowed to advance towards the edge of the area and, when he played the ball into the Swede’s path, the striker had evaded his marker sufficiently to blast the ball into the roof of the net from 16 yards.

Another two minutes and another goal, Miller allowing Thompson’s curling but hardly powerful free kick to bounce over his body.

Celtic could afford the luxury of another example of Larsson’s fragile form when the Swede was clear six yards out but ended up missing his volley and backsiding the ball to safety.

Hartson had the ball in the net straight from the restart with a superb half-volley only to be pulled up for offside.

The Welsh striker then sent a drive into the side netting from the edge of the box.

But Celtic largely strolled to victory for the remainder of the second half.

19/01/02 SPLCELTIC v ST JOHNSTONECeltic’s Olivier Tebily skips past Grant Murray (right)

Oliver Tebily …about to be halved…

*In other news…. The match referee in above game is the son of ex-Celtic and Kilmarnock ‘great’ Willie Toner (b. Shettleston 1829 d. 1999). Willie played only 2 league games for Celtic before moving on to Sheffield United and then had a successful career at Kilmarnock, winning 2 Scotland caps.

Willie Toner 1929-1999

General stuff…

379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire

973 Pope Benedictus VI elected

1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years’ War

1607 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; the oldest church in the Philippines

1746 Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s troops occupy Stirling, Scotland

1810 Cold Friday: temperature at Portsmouth, New Hampshire drops from 54°F to minus 12°F in one day with many frozen to death

1883 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey

1903 New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced

Le Premiere Tour de France 1903

1955 “Scrabble” debuts on board game market – (what is the highest value word?)

1963 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 1st of 5 straight Australian titles; beats countryman Ken Fletcher 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

Roy Emerson won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 16 doubles titles.

1971 The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” is played at Charles Manson trial

1997 Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

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!


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A thing of beauty

I agree. I wouldn’t want to play them with a weakened team. If we’ve got the requisite number away then I’d call it off.
As impressed as I was on Monday by Hatate’s play I was equally impressed by his physique. Those thighs and that arse won’t get shoved about in the middle of the park. Compliments the more lightweight but nimble McGregor and the disdain that Rogic shows for the physical side. That’s not a criticism. He knows that’s not his game so doesn’t get involved. His other attributes more than allow it.


thank you for your reply,

Always good to hear from your good self.

You’re mucker.


Mrs BB is giving me ear ache 😉

bada bing1

McTominay been brilliant for Man Ure

bada bing1

Danny Mac- agree re lack of height….


I cannot disagree, for me I am in Ange’s camp.

Nite all



Tell Mrs BB that I said:

“Pile it on.”.

Hail Hail mate. Signing off for now.



A wee chuckle before you’re off to yer cot.

For me the best comedy duo ever.



bada bing1


Who says the huns don’t get red cards?



Whole heartedly agree,Hatates debut was exceptional.Can only reiterate his range of passing and vision was sensational and once he gets to know his team mates then you would think our interplay will only get better and as you said he has a physicality about him.Ange is getting a footballing balanced team about him,we are not there yet but given time he will get us there.Night celts.

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Is that definitely Clancy handing out both red cards? He’ll be popular down Govan way😁


I feel guilty now. Running down Clancy for the first half of the game! 🙂


Magua et al,
I think the fact Ange dropped the ‘first choice 3 of Calmac, TR, DT’ speaks volumes.
Now he went back to that trio and admittedly the played their hearts out, getting us to the good position that the titles in your hands.
Many teams would bite a hand off to be in that position.

I think DTs tears and reaction to a two maybe three month injury were also telling.
I think he realized then and there I’m out of the team, and he had worked a long time and presumably very hard to break into the starting eleven.

He knew competition was either coming, or on the sidelines is my theory.
It shall be very hard for him to return.
He has detractors on here.

Hail Hail

Yes Mick. We had a good day out in Bristol about 8 years ago. I was on CQN earlier looking for you and they sent me here. Are you still in Swindon man?


Mark, Bobby might not be on line at the moment but I’m sure he would be pleased to hear from you. The last I heard he still lived in Swindon, but who knows? 🙂