If you know your history – 26th January
130 years ago — 1892 on this day (Tuesday), Celts have just dispatched Cowlairs in the Cup and are now preparing for their first trip to Cambuslang on league championship business.
1892-01-30: Cambuslang 0-4 Celtic, League
The Scotsman – Monday, 1st February 1892, page 4
Cambuslang v Celtic – The first League match between these teams was played at Cambuslang before a large turnout of spectators. Madden kicked off, and McMahon and Campbell ran the ball past the posts. Returning a minute later, Ross was forced to use hands to save his goal. Although the visitors were playing against the wind, they were keeping the Cambuslang defence busy. Urged on by the shouts of their supporters, the village forwards made for the other end. Some splendid work was indulged before Cullen, but Jamieson’s shot was rather wide. At the other goal the Celtic has some fine tries, and had it not been for smart work by Buchanan, Coyle, and Jamieson, Ross’ goal must have fallen. Cambuslang had now most of the game, and Cullen had time after time to save. Close on half-time McMahon and Campbell each beat Ross, and the result at the interval was in Celtic’s favour by two goals to nil. Cambuslang restarted the game, and approached the Glasgow posts, but with a swinging kick Doyle repelled the attack. Once more returning Low had a beautiful run along the right. A corner resulted, but Kelly defended admirably. For the next twenty minutes, although play was even in general, the Celtic had rather the better of it. After thirty minutes had gone Brady with a low shot added another point to the Celtic total. Still maintaining their superiority the Celts again were successful in beating Ross and ran out winners by four goals to none.
Celtic Team:- Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, Maley, Kelly, Dowds, McCallum, Brady, Coleman, McMahon, Campbell.
Brady, Coleman, McMahon, Campbell
In other news … Cambuslang Football Club 1874-1897
( not to be confused with Cambuslang Hibernian or Cambuslang Rangers)
Set up at Bogshole Park in Cambuslang, and then they moved to Whitefield Park in 1888 until 1897.
1888 was their best period, and in that year won the Glasgow Cup and reached The Scottish Cup Final, losing to Renton (6-1).
By 1897 the club had declined and disappeared from view.
Cambuslang Football Club from 1888- 1897-
Cambuslang FC playing surface is now part bowling green and housing.
40 years ago … 1982 (Thursday) Celts are preparing to travel to Pittodrie for a crucial match with Fergie’s Dons.
Tommy Burns turned in a star performance and Seventeen (17) year old Paul McStay scores on his league debut. A large Celtic support defy Celtic Supporters Association boycott due to a reduced match ticket allocation.
1982-01-30: Abedeen 1-3 Celtic, Premier Division
Leighton Kennedy Rougvie MacMaster McLeish Miller Strachan Bell McGhee (Black) Hewitt Weir
Scorer: MacMaster 1
Bonner McGrain Reid Aitken McAdam MacLeod Sullivan P McStay McGarvey Burns McCluskey
Subs: Moyes Halpin
Scorers: McCluskey pen 27 MacLeod 71 McStay 77
In other news …
For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million ( Thatcher and her crew really were a shower of heartless bastards!!)
66 The 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1907 John Millington Synge’s “Playboy of Western World” opens in Dublin; play claimed as immoral and causes riots
1926 John Logic Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London
1962 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” to be impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
1980 175,000 people pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro
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Another memory jogging article.
I had the (mis)fortune to be brought up in Cambuslang in my early years! Only ever heard of the “Rangers”.
Some titanic struggles with Aberdeen in the early ‘80’s. My heyday of regular attendance.
Magua from last night- “The final whistle brought something unique however. A collective outpouring of joy, mixed with relief. Thinking back now, it was the release of a collective tension, built up over the last decade or so.”
A heartfelt reminiscence. Beautifully captured.
Sorry to bring them up but in our reaction in ‘98 you highlight the stark difference between us and the Huns in ‘21.
Collective joy versus spiteful triumphalism, fuelling a violent rampage.
Ps That Aberdeen team must be close to the one that won in Gothenburg a year later.
Quality article thank you hh
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou says a lack of protection from the referee led him to tell his players “not to bother going into tackles” near the end of the Scottish Cup win at Alloa Athletic.
I’ll be honest, I told some of the lads towards the end of the game to just not bother going into tackles and to just look after themselves because I didn’t want any more injuries.
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Excellent as always SeS.
Great highlights from dons game .
Douglas Ross’s da was stand side linesman
Good morning, friends and thanks for the article SES.
A really tough test for us tonight. Whilst we have pretty much have all of our defenders fit and available it’s obviously not the case in midfield and upfront where for the next 3 games we can’t call on any of Rogic, Turnbull, McGregor, Ideguchi, Kyogo, Maeda or Ajeti.
Assuming Ange still goes 433 I’d be happy with the following –
Juranovic, Carter Vickers, Welsh, Scales
Hatate, McCarthy, Bitton
Abada, Giakamakis, Jota
Although there could be arguments for Ralston and Forrest or the unknowns of O’Riley and Kenny.
I’m sure it’ll be an eventful evening!
Options mid to front are severely limited.
Gonna be a battle tonight.
A draw isn’t disastrous but a defeat and a Huns win – mmmm
Psychologically being 7 behind is tricky.
Need 3 games to go our way to make that up.
Happy Australia Day to all our Aussie readers.
My brother in law is heading home to Brisbane very shortly,for three months. First time for too long a time,he’s been champing at the bit for a while, but Covid…
I hope he has a great time,of course. He’s a smashing fella. (Don’t tell him I said that!) But in three months time,my sister might have got used to this living on your own lark,finds it suits her and puts the house up for sale and changes the locks!
Have a great time,Tony. You deserve it. Say hi to all,from Swindon.
Good to see The Bhoys back playing proper football after some weeks of friendlies. No undersoil heating then!
Of course,there wasn’t any in 1979 either,I think we went two months without a game. Then a backlog,games coming thick and fast.
Culminating,of course on 21-5-79,that night that lives long in the memory of our generation.
A Monday night,as MAGUA correctly said last week after only our second game-in my lifetime,anyway,on that usually non-footballing night in Scotland.
I suppose we are usually too f….d from Monday Club duties to bother going to football…
I can’t see him playing both Bitton and McCarthy. I reckon O’Reilly could start.
He didn’t join us to sit on the bench.
Well done again. Cracking article 👏👏👏
I remember going to Pittodrie in the 1980’s and they were all cracking times. My only gripe was Aberdeen kept changing the end away supporters were located.
One time the Beach End and next would be opposite end.
Was it just me or can anyone else remember this ????
Possibly the couple of refreshments consumed on the Supporters bus didn’t help 😜😜
O’Reilly for Bitton.
In fact anyone for Bitton
Was the other end at pittodrie not called the paddock
Many a great time going up there in the 80s and 90s.
Good afternoon all from Shawlands. Gerrintaethum Celtic, make Halliday suffer the torments of hell. Or just boot the hun bastard black and blue. Regards- Johnny Fairplay.
I had to pickup a spoonful of cornflakes I just spat out upon reading the CSA called for a boycott!
Where are these bhoys now and what happened to them?
I was under the impression they couldn’t call for actions that ‘damage’ the club, but now discover they have before.
Was this ‘rule’ introduced later, very bloody convienent!
That’s quite a difference in 40 odd years, from activists to church mice.
That’s terrible, and perhaps they need reminding they once lead from the front and had their hand on the tiller.
I’m upset at their taming, which was probably by design.
I’m also wondering why on earth so many Brazilians would pay to listen to old blue eyes?
Just doesnt seem their style? No rythm or beat to dance to, strange but true.
As usual Sir many many thanks from central California on this brisk morning of Woden.
Ps I’m glad one can still walk on Cambuslangs pitch.
Big welcome aboard. Enjoy yourself.
Another brilliant leader. I was not at that Aberdeen game, in what was Paul McStay’s debut. I do remember me and the old man listening to the game on the wireless, as it was then known, and the pair of us jumping about like a pair of maddies as the goals went in. A victory at Piddodrie was really something in those days.
Thanks for your kind comment last night. I do remember the CSA advocating a boycott of that particular game, though for the life of me, cannot remember the reason why. A good number of Celts did boycott that game however. Here’s the kicker though. All the high-heid yins of the CSA actually attended the game. There was a wee bit of a storm afterwords, in the letters section of the Celtic View, if I remember correctly.
The first time that I attended a game at Pittodrie was around a week or so after the 3-1 game. The Celtic support that day were housed in ‘The Paddock’, as it was known. This was behind the goal, directly opposite the Beach End. I remember this vividly, as I had travelled to the game on an Aberdeen supporters bus. A guy in my year at school-a Dons fan-promised me a ticket for the game…but only if I travelled up there on his bus. We got beaten 1-0. I think John Hewitt scored the goal. The next game that I attended at Pittodrie, was at in April 1983. The Dons won on this occasion, making them strong favourites for the title. This came after Celtic were defeated 3-2 in midweek by Dundee Utd. At Celtic Park. Pig sick I was, after those results. Sorry, I’m rambling on a bit. Where was I? Oh aye, The Beach End. The Celts were allocated this end for many years to come, on I believe, police instructions. There was too much bother in previous seasons, with the Tims literally having to fight their way back to the buses. This switch, to be fair, benefitted everyone.
Thank you. It was one of those posts where once you start, you cannot stop. You’re right about the Huns, by the way. 😀
SeS as good as always! Cheers 🙂
Magua, keep rambling on! 🙂
It reminded me of a comment by an acquaintance I met shortly after the final whistle.
“ How good does that feel?”
His reply- “ Joy, unconfined joy”
Thanks for that 3:1 video against the sheep, can’t remember being up there sober in the 80’s but those two second half goals, rekindled my drunken memory👍👏👏👏👏👏
A few games during my lifetime, came close to matching that sensation we all felt at full time in the SJ game.
Off the top of my head:
Dixie’s 3rd goal at Hampden Park, 6th May 1972. Celtic 6 Hibs 1.
The fourth goal in the 4-2 game(Murdo) 21st May 1979.
Johnny Doyle’s goal v Real Madrid 5th March 1980.
McGhee’s equaliser in the 1988 SC semi-final v Hearts.
McAvennie’s winning goal SC final May 1988.
The 3rd goal in the 6-2 game(Lambert)
Henrik’s goal v Boavista(away) and last, but certainly not least, Big Tom’s Invincible season winner v Aberdeen.
I was present at all these games, with the exception of the final two.
For me, nothing beats May 1998 however. Despite Wim leaving, myself and the mates went on the lash the full summer. A few sickies may well have been pulled during this period. 😀
Cheers, Jim. Hope you’re well. 😀
Sinatra recorded this fairly early in his career.
Wee heads up for tomorrow. I’ll be lucky if I’ve posted the article on tonight’s game much before 10am,by the time I watch back and then write about it. So don’t panic,I’ve not forgotten!
Just saw the hertz bus leaving the local, if their end have not sold out then not because of the bams from Prestonpans😕 bus full
What about Tony Watt’s goal against Barcelona ?
Surely worth a mention ?
Agree with all your others 👍👍👍
Forgot about that one Leggy. Quite a night indeed. 😀
CELTIC: Hart, Taylor, Starfelt, Bitton, Giakoumakis, Jota, Carter-Vickers, O’Riley, Hatate, Forrest, Juranovic.
Subs: Bain, Jullien, Scales, Abada, Soro, McCarthy, Ralston, Welsh, Doak
Back four of ??
Taylor, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers,Juranovic.
Big welcome aboard. Enjoy yourself.
Thank you Mahe
Usual away game seat in IrvineCSC and we have ATOB back after COVID absence and granddaughter also here as hospital shifts suit for a change
Saltires chapeau excellent once again
Appreciate your dedication and commitment to producing articles in the circumstances.Hopefully the hoops performance is one worthy of your time and effort .I am hopeful it will be.
With Ange defending our players right to play and be protected by the referees,which is why they are there to ensure the rules are adhered to I would hope your leader only mentions Beaton having had allowed the game to flow.Just noticed I have mentioned hope 3 times already,ok that’s 4.
We know the reality
.The debut of O’Riley could be significant as an unknown quantity to the Hearts defence.with Jota and Forrest getting deliveries into the box for GG to capitalise on.This is the big mans time.Proven goalscorer he has to produce now.Confident Hatate will continue to show his ability and stamp his authority on the game and that in turn will allow us to flourish middle to front.
Statistically defensively we are sound but we know we have our moments and we can bring pressure on ourselves but hopefully (5) we keep a clean sheet tonight.
If my counting is out then it’s because I was once told by a not so wise man that there are only 3 types of people in the world.Those who can count and those who cant.
Thanks again for providing an excellent forum BMCUWP and Mahe.
If you don’t have Sky:
New bhoy good with corners
Jota two shots in as many seconds
His name is Reo and he dances in the stands!!🤣🤣🤣
What a hit by Reo. That was special.
What a feckin’ GOAL!!!! Naka#2
Great strike Reo. 🙂
Now finish them….
Are we in a new dawn, someone who delivers a corner😱
2-0, great build up play and a good finish.
O’Riley feeds Gio for a wee back heel goal!!!
Boom now 2 nil Giakoumakis
This is a determined performance by the Hoops! Superb aggression, tenacity and skill.
My hesgoal behind a bit
Craig should be around two minutes
Sorry Craig…I’ll delay my celebrations til tomorrow morning!! 😳😁