16th March – If you know your history

110 years ago… 1912 and On this day Celts are visiting Firhill on league business.

1912-03-16: Partick Thistle 1-1 Celtic, League Division 1

Last match for Paddy Travers

Alec McNair in Belfast playing in Ireland 1 Scotland 4


Partick Thistle; Houston, McKenzie and Bulloch; Wilson, Raisbeck and Hamilton; Stewart, King, Lowry, Branscombe and Coham

Celtic: Mulrooney, McGregor and Dodds; Young, Loney and Johnstone; McAtee, McMenemy, Nichol, Travers and Brown

Referee: Mr J Lyons, Hamilton

In other news Paddy Travers was born in Beith, Ayrshire In 1883 and died in 1962. He had a magnificent life and went on to manage Aberdeen & Clyde.

He was the Aberdeen manager when Celtic beat The Dons 2-1 in the Scottish Cup Final in 1937, before a European Domestic record crowd of 146,433.

He took Clyde to two Cup victories: in 1939 beating Motherwell 4-0; and also beat Celtic after a replay in 1955. In total he contested 4 Scottish Cup finals, losing one to Rangers.

It was strongly rumoured that he would be the replacement for Willie Maley as manager, but that job went Jimmy McStay

Paddy soon got over his disappointment and went on to form a rock band (another true story ….any excuse to get Pat Travers Band on the blog )

20 years ago … on this day in 2002, The Arabs visit Paradise on league duty.

2002-03-16: Celtic 1-0 Dundee Utd, SPL


There was a party atmosphere in the Celtic Park sunshine and United were immediately under pressure. Young defender Stephen Crainey came close to opening the scoring but the ball drifted wide from his outstretched foot.
Celtic eventually brought United goalkeeper Paul Gallacher into the action after 23 minutes. Larsson pealed off his marker and got on the end of Steve Guppy’s corner.
Petrov gave Celtic the lead their possession deserved after 41 minutes. He exchanged passes with Larsson before cooly slotting the ball past Gallacher.
Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Miller incensed the crowd just moments later after a crude challenge on Paul Lambert.
Celtic piled on the pressure after the break but United defended resolutely.
When Celtic did get through, Gallacher saved well to stop a Petrov volley and a curling drive from Moravcik.


Celtic:- Douglas, Mjallby, Boyd, Crainey, Agathe, Lennon, Lambert, Petrov, Guppy, Moravcik ( Smith 72), Larsson.

Subs not used: Gould, Sylla, McNamara, Tebily

Goal:- Petrov 41.
Booked:- Lennon.

Dundee Utd:-
Gallacher, McCunnie, Lauchlan, Griffin, McCracken, Duff (Paterson 67), Venetis (Lilley 81), Easton, Aljofree, Miller, Thompson (Winters 86).
Subs not used:- Jarvie, Cocozza.
Booked:- Aljofree, Miller, McCunnie.

Att:- 58,392
Ref:- M McCurry.

Petrov pushes Celtic closer

Celtic 1-0 Dundee United

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A single strike from Stilian Petrov took Celtic to within two victories of retaining their Scottish Premier League title.

But Martin O’Neill’s side were never in danger of losing as Dundee United arrived intent on simply avoiding another thumping in Glasgow.

Petrov’s second goal in two games arrived four minutes before the break.

United did attempt to be more positive in the second half but rarely looked like salvaging a point.

Tom Boyd runs into United’s Charlie Miller
Charlie Miller (right) put in a dangerous tackle
O’Neill’s side had maintained their 10-point lead at the top with a draw at closest challengers Rangers last week.

But they were still under strength with John Hartson, Alan Thompson and Bobo Balde suspended, while Chris Sutton, Joos Valgaeren and Bobby Petta were still recovering from injuries.

O’Neill made two changes from last week’s trip to Ibrox with veteran skipper Tom Boyd returning and mercurial playmaker Lubo Moravcik coming into the side for Balde and Hartson.

Dundee United still had slim hopes of making the top six having beaten Hearts last week.

Manager Alex Smith made one change from Tynecastle, with Jamie McCunnie coming in for David Winters.

There was a party atmosphere in the Celtic Park sunshine and United were immediately under pressure.

Young defender Stephen Crainey came close to opening the scoring but the ball drifted wide from his outstretched foot.

Celtic eventually brought United goalkeeper Paul Gallacher into the action after 23 minutes.

Larsson pealed off his marker and got on the end of Steve Guppy’s corner.

But Gallacher showed great agility to touch the Swedish star’s header over the bar.

Paul Lambert challenges Craig Easton
Paul Lambert challenges Craig Easton
It was 33 minutes before United brought Celtic’s Robert Douglas into the action, but the Scotland goalkeeper comfortably held Danny Griffin’s free kick.

Petrov gave Celtic the lead their possession deserved after 41 minutes.

He exchanged passes with Larsson before cooly slotting the ball past Gallacher.

Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Miller incensed the crowd just moments later after a crude challenge on Paul Lambert.

Celtic piled on the pressure after the break but United defended resolutely.

When Celtic did get through, Gallacher saved well to stop a Petrov volley and a curling drive from Moravcik.

Substitute Jamie Smith also cracked a drive off the underside of the bar.

General stuff –

1322 The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence

1867 First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in “The Lancet”

1872 1st English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers defeat Royal Engineers, 1-0; Morton Betts scores winner

1968 General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado

1973 OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value

1994 Moravcik forms Slovakia government.

(Some man our Lubo )

16/03/02 SPLCELTIC v DUNDEE UTDCeltic’s Lubomir Moravcik (L) gets involved with United youngster Jamie McCunnie (R).

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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Jobo Baldie
March 16, 2022 8:47 am

Good morning, friends and thanks for another wee history lesson, SES.

March 16, 2022 9:07 am


Even without the pleasure of forming his own band,it sure sounds as though Paddy had a very successful life in the game. Three cup wins,none with particularly fancied sides,takes some doing. Even Jim McLean couldn’t get close to that.

Fascinating stuff as always-especially as I had never heard of Paddy before!

(Not that many Tims in Beith,then or now…)

March 16, 2022 9:08 am

Remember that CHAMERSHOY’s completion for Cheltenham is up and running,folks.


March 16, 2022 9:10 am


Retirement still suiting you? Probably looking forward to hitting a few greens as the weather improves?

March 16, 2022 9:26 am

I see that Belgrade is hosting an Irish festival this week. Lots of Irish music and dancing.
The klan will just love it.

March 16, 2022 9:42 am


Aye. Well,it’s a big day tomorrow!

March 16, 2022 10:04 am


I don’t think the Belgrade constabulary will put up with much nonsense if the “Irish celebrations” upset their easily offended racist minds.

Jobo Baldie
March 16, 2022 10:05 am

Thanks Bobby, yes retirement and me were made for each other, just wish we met up even earlier! Grandweans keep me in busy routine meaning that weekends still feel like weekends and minimal (ahem) bad behaviour during the ‘working’ week. Decent golf weather hopefully not too far away.
Anyway, of more interest to most on here, we are now just 10games away from 5 trebles in 6 years! Who’d a thunk it?

March 16, 2022 10:08 am

Excellent read SES, thank you as always for another informative article, it touches on something I have been contemplating sending in to Bobby and Mahe. Celtic Memories.
I posted my thoughts yesterday on the standard of Scottish refereeing after John Beaton’s abysmal display in Dundee and how if anything the standard isn’t improving, its dropping off a cliff. Crawford Allan needs to concentrate on making changes or else he should resign. Scottish referees are the central figures in the pantomime that calls itself Scottish football. Perhaps one day Ian Maxwell will sneak out of his bunker and do what he is paid to do, improve the quality and the standard of Scottish football.
That post disappeared into the ether.
Anyway, respect Saltires and thanks for another fine header.

St tams
March 16, 2022 10:09 am

Excellent SeS.

Guys can someone explain this for me .
I put £2 ew on Marie’s Rock yesterday on my sky bet account.
It was returned @18s , but they only gave me 12s.
How come

March 16, 2022 10:16 am

St tams
If sky bet are playing more extra places Best odds guaranteed does not apply.
Ie you only get the price when stake was made.
Hope this helps

March 16, 2022 10:18 am

St tams was it 12/1 when you put it on? Most on line bookies give you the best price so if you put it on at 12/1 and it wins at 18/1 you get 18/1. Don’t use skybet but maybe you have to press a best price button?

St tams
March 16, 2022 10:20 am

Thanks guys.
Not sure what price it was.

I normally only bet football or golf . So not sure when it comes to the horses.

I won on Brazil , so was well up for the day .😁

March 16, 2022 10:24 am

Or maybe what chalmersbhoy says he gets more winners than me but then most people do😁.
Keep picking the winners n keep ahead of the bookie 👍

March 16, 2022 10:26 am

St tams
Did you not bet Marie’s rock?

March 16, 2022 10:40 am

SeS, another interesting article, I hadn’t heard of Paddy nor Pat Travers. I’ve led a sheltered life! LOL 🙂

St tams
March 16, 2022 11:18 am

Yes £2 ew @ 12s 👍

March 16, 2022 12:07 pm

Good afternoon all from Byres Road.

March 16, 2022 12:13 pm


The Aragon, Tennents, Curlers, Oran Mor?

Or all four?

March 16, 2022 12:18 pm


Must have done very well at Cheltenham yesterday if you can drink in Byres Rd. !!!!!!

Loadsamoney CSC 🍀🍀

March 16, 2022 12:25 pm

Cheltenham was poor yesterday. CFC, Tennents and 3 judges, their prices are reasonable. Leggy if I don’t make a profit soon I’ll have to come out of retirement.

March 16, 2022 1:06 pm


If you don’t win today have you not got “ Bank Manager – Cayman Islands “ on speed dial 😜😜😜

March 16, 2022 1:23 pm


Sensible avoiding Ashton Lane prices 😉

March 16, 2022 1:25 pm

Waiting on

For today’s selections.
5mins to 1st race

March 16, 2022 1:44 pm

You may say I am struggling to find something to say and you might be correct! However, am I the only one that is suspicious of the current wave of media suggestions that Celtic are favourites to win a treble? Certainly, factually, they are the only club able to win the treble but we are one bad game in each of the Cup and the League from winning neither.

Call it counting chickens before they hatch, or simply see it as the media setting expectations too high, whatever view you take, it is dangerous. Especially if the players start to believe it.

I still feel there is a gap between performances and results. Specifically, results are leading performances. Did you see much evidence of Angeball in Dundee? Slick one touch passing was noticeable by its absence, even allowing for the state of the park. I suppose you could argue that my perception of Angeball is limited. I would be interested to hear what others think he is providing on the park. Certainly, we dominated DU but the football was dire. The games versus Sevco and M’well define the type of football that I thought Ange was bringing, but these games are defined as exceptions, not the norm.

I say all of the above whilst being strongly aware that we are miles ahead of where I thought we would be at this point. A word to the wise, be careful of your expectations. I learned that, brutally, from Ally’s tartan army. I have never looked at a Scotland team the dame way again. To a lesser degree, last season has left a similar effect on me re Celtic.


March 16, 2022 1:48 pm

SES, as usual many thanks and I shall echo Bobby’s observation that Paddy Travers lived a life less ordinary, fair play to the chap.

Anyhows cheers as usual. Enjoy your day everyone.
Hail Hail

March 16, 2022 1:52 pm

Talk of Byres Rd. Pubs really makes me homesick! Happy times in days of yore in Curlers(complete with sawdust on floor), Tenants with my recently deceased brother, the Rubaiyat and its older women, and Reids with my Uncle Billy, who played for Leicester.

Then the QM Union dances!

Emigration causes unexpected losses but, oh, the memories!


March 16, 2022 2:07 pm

Ally’s Tartan Army? did you know Andy Cameron’s record sold 360,000? I doubt Scotland as a nation ever felt sillier than after Argentina in 1978.
For all the imperfections in our current performances there are some things I like which were missing last season. The squad all play as if they want to be here. They look driven. i’ve lost count of the number of posts which criticise a player but with the add-ons, but he never stopped trying….etc.
Last season it was more common to hear – he’s playing to avoid injury, he’s seeing the season out awaiting a transfer. His heart’s not in it. etc etc The word Passengers springs to mind.

It’s hard not to get a wee bit carried away. Late last summer we could be forgiven for thinking even just the League Cup would be agood result in a transitional season.

But I see your point Rebus!

March 16, 2022 2:33 pm

Rebus67 1.44pm

My take on where we are:

Patchy performances are bound to be the norm as Ange introduces a system that requires a full squad to implement it. And one that has had time to gel.
Three of the front five that started on Monday were brought in two months ago.
Limitations are in the left side of defence and the pick n mix nature of his midfield selections.
We also missed Jota and Abada on the wings.

Reo is running on fumes, little wonder as I understand he’s been playing “non stop” for 18 months.
My preference is for Calmac to play in a forward role with one of our three holding mids to take that position. Matt is an excellent addition on the right.

Therefore, fine tuning is required – recruitment in key positions and rest for overworked Players like Reo.

I think it only fair to judge the efficiency of Ange’s style next season- when expectations will be sky high!!

March 16, 2022 2:51 pm

Cant always play beautiful football?
But we should always strive to put the ball in areas that count.
An ugly win in such times is still 3 beautiful points or pathway to next round.
Horses for courses as the fine Cheltenham bhoys would say.

March 16, 2022 3:24 pm

4.50 before midnight is a non runner!!

Prestonpans bhoys
March 16, 2022 3:39 pm

Now know nothing about the horses but when I put STV earlier on I heard the 3:30 at Cheltenham was the big one. So puts it on at 3:29 and hear the guy say ‘ put the kettle on’, why do that before the race thought I. Only after first fence did I realise it was a horse, what a (.)(.) I am😂😂😂😂😂

March 16, 2022 3:50 pm

Good afternoon all again. Jamaica Street looks lovely. 😂

March 16, 2022 4:08 pm


Brilliant as always.


Thankfully for us all, the manager will not be getting carried away. Ange comes across as a “one game at a time” kind of coach. There will be no complaceny, that’s for sure.


Yer some man. 😀

Hail Hail.

March 16, 2022 4:19 pm

Magua, I strive for beer perfection.😂 Do you have a link to the Catholic Observer article about the hun support? It’s one of the funniest pieces I’ve ever read.

March 16, 2022 4:24 pm

1st out in the draw yet we get the Sunday on Premier Sports and the edinburgers get Saturday live on the bbc surprise surprise 😡😡

March 16, 2022 4:29 pm

On the Rangers terracing on Saturday there was congregated a gang, thousands strong, including the dregs and scourings of filthy slumdom, unwashed yahoos, jailbirds nighthawks, won’t works, burro-barnacles and pavement pirates, all, or nearly all, in the scarecrow stage of verminous trampdom. This ragged army of insanitary pests was lavishly provided with orange and blue remnants…. Practically without cessation, the vagabond scum kept up a strident howl of the “Boyne Water” chorus. Nothing so bestially ignorant has ever been witnessed, even in the wildest exhibitions of Glasgow Orange bigotry……”

March 16, 2022 4:30 pm

Ffs hahahaha my aching sides. 🤣🤣

March 16, 2022 4:30 pm


It’s not an exact science and human frailty always has an impact.
I think Ange has us striving to put balls into areas that count. But often the final ball is overhit, underhit, well defended etc.
sometimes it’s plain bad luck or referee error- off GG’s hand before Daizen put it in the net.

We have scored 65 in 30 in the league, averaging 3 in the cups domestically.
We are doing this without our top goalscorer Kyogo,

Lots to build upon and be positive about.

Magua / Brrb

If it’s the same one I have seen That article doesn’t miss – “insanitary pests” etc

March 16, 2022 4:34 pm

CFC, every time I read that roaring with laughter. Oh dear hahahaha 🤣

March 16, 2022 4:37 pm

Huns 1924 against huns 2022. Plus ca change an aw that.😂

March 16, 2022 4:53 pm

Are we being trolled by this headline in The Record?


Factually of course,the claim is correct. But not for the reasons behind it being written.

March 16, 2022 4:55 pm


It’s a classic. Wonder what the author would have made of last year’s George Square disgrace.

March 16, 2022 4:58 pm


Hall of Fame? Tavpen – one trophy in 7 years!😂

Billy Bhoy
March 16, 2022 6:13 pm


Tavpen is also the only fullback to ever have an outside chance of claiming the UEFA golden boot!

If he wins he’ll need to present it to Crawford Allan.

March 16, 2022 6:27 pm

Sorry for the delay. Wouldn’t know how to post a link… Craig76 would be the very fella for that. However, if you Google:

Celtic wiki/man in the know

you will be able to access what is arguably, the finest piece of investigative journalism ever. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein do not even come close. 😀

Hail Hail.

March 16, 2022 6:31 pm
March 16, 2022 6:38 pm

Magua, Mick, I found the relevant passages from his article and posted them earlier. Mick, a perfect description of the hun denizens of Kilwinning. 🤣🤣

March 16, 2022 6:40 pm


Well,without my civilising influence,at least!