If You Know Your History-1st June

130 years ago … 1892 and the  most successful season to date concludes with our first ever ‘Treble’ – the first of its kind in Scotland. All Three available Cups are in the Parkhead trophy room 

On this day (Wednesday) a full- strength Celtic welcome Rangers to Celtic Park for the Final of The Glasgow Charities Cup.

1892-06-01: Celtic 2-0 Rangers, Glasgow Charity Cup

Rangers’ left full back, Tom Dunbar had previously played for the Celtic.

A healthy 7,000 crowd paid £380 making a total of about £1185 to be handed over to the various institutions as a result of the year’s matches.


Celtic:- Cullen, Reynolds, Doyle, W. Maley, Kelly, Gallacher (sic), McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell.

Goals:- Campbell, Campbell.


Haddow, Gow, Tom Dunbar, Marshall, A McCreadie, Muir, Kerr, McInnes (of Notts County), Gibb, Turnbull, McPherson.

Att:- 7,000.

Ref:- Mr Park.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 2nd June 1892


Edinburgh Evening News 2nd June 1892


1892-06-09: Glasgow Charity Cup Presentation

The Charity Football Cup was formally presented to the Celtic Club yesterday afternoon in the Council Chambers, George Square. Bailie Paton presided, and there were also present Bailie’s J H Martin, Graham, Brechin, and Bilsland, Councillor Campbell and ex-provost Browne, Crosshill.

Bailie Paton, in making the presentation, expressed regret at the absence of the Lord Provost, who was unable to be present. he expressed the pleasure it gave him to fulfil this duty which had been imposed upon him by the Magistrates.

he mentioned that since the institution of the Charity Cup £12,000 had been distributed among various charities. This year the record had been fully maintained, inasmuch as over £1,000 had been distributed among the charities, (Applause).

The Celtic Club had this year won the Scottish Challenge Cup, The Glasgow Challenge Cup, and the Charity Cup. They were all pleased to see that the game of football had taken such a hold on the youth of the country, and they were especially pleased that a large part of the proceeds were devoted to charitable purposes, (Applause).

Mr Nelis in accepting the trophy on behalf of the club, remarked that it was peculiarly appropriate that the Cup should have been won by the Celtic, a club whose very raison d’etre was charity.

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The Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup

50 years ago …. 1972 and on this day Celts are travelling to Bermuda for a wee 10 day rest. A few games are planned with a local select sides to aid their funds. 

1972-06-03: Somerset (Bermuda) CC 0-2 Celtic, Friendly

In the home internationals in May, Billy McNeill, Lou Macari, Kenny Dalglish and Jimmy Johnstone were in the Scotland party.

Rangers had won the European Cup Winners Cup winning 3-2 against Dinamo Moscow in Barcelona with their fans running riot and causing an international incident. UEFA banned them from Europe for a year.

A 16 strong Celtic party left for Bermuda on 29th May for what was essentially a 12 day holiday. Mr Fear-of-flying Jimmy Johnstone stayed home and Denis Connaghan also stayed in Scotland awaiting a knee operation. Pat McCluskey and Jim Brogan also travelled as well as those named for this game

Crowd did not appreciate Celtic’s lackadaisical approach. They wanted goals and entertainment. A Lennox double wasn’t enough …

Lou Macari is named in the Scotland squad for the independence tournament games in Brazil against Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Brazil.

Somerset:-  not available

Celtic: Williams, Hay, Quinn (Davidson), Murdoch, McNeill, Connolly, Wilson (Macari), Dalglish, Deans (Hood), Callaghan, Lennox.

Goals:- Lennox 2 (10, 55).

Attendance:- 1,000.

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In other news:

Iraq nationalizes Iraq Petroleum Company’s (IPC) concession owned by British Petroleum, Royal Dutch-Shell, Compagnie Francaise des Petroles, Mobil and Standard Oil of New Jersey

General stuff:

1533 Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England

1657 1st Quakers arrives in New Amsterdam (NY)

1679 The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog

1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th US state

1861  1st skirmish in US Civil War at Fairfax Court House, Virginia

1890 US census at 62,622,250

1935 Compulsory driving tests and license plates introduced in the United Kingdom

1954 Czech distance runner Emile Zatopek breaks his own 10,000m world record, clocking 28:54.2 in Brussels, Belgium

1970 “Everything Is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens hits #1  ( not an effin chance btw !!!)

1975 Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stones guitarist ( phew…thanks Ronnie ..)

1980 1st  transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network

Note: The excellent Celtic Wiki site is the font of all knowledge on things Celtic. Most of the Celtic stuffabove 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 !


Guest article by  SeS

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Excellent as ever SeS.



Thanks as always for a terrific article,packed with things I didn’t know I didn’t know!

Was Tom Dunbar the first jump-the-dyke?



Great to see you, CCB and the Bhoys yesterday!
A lovely afternoon!
Thank you and please leave Belfast the way you find it!



It was a pleasure to see you again,mate. Looking good!


From previous article.
Margaret McGill
All sports are now drugged
All Spanish participants in all sports are super drugged

Except the Olympics
The reason Spain is 24th in the all time Olympic medal count is that there is no money in drugging your olympians.

The Spanish authorities had plenty reasons to cover up doping as football which brought them World and European championships at club and country level was compromised.
Fuentes was linked with numerous Real Madrid and Barcelona players and many others.


St tams

Excellent as always, SeS.

Hope all the guys who were lucky enough to be in the Tollbooth yesterday, had a great day.

A thing of beauty

Another education this morning from SES. Much appreciated.
As regards the Spanish doing scandal. Interesting insight most of which I was aware of. Suspicion still surrounds the involvement of Barca in all the doping and blood washing. Another cover up by authorities and actually makes you wonder why we bother with rules on doping, chemical or financial.


Right, time is a wasting, Ruglen beckons ole BRRB for an afternoon of excess. It’s a hard life.


Afternoon all,

Excellent article again SeS 👏👏👏👏

Tollbooth Bhoys,

You enjoyed your day yesterday 👍👍👍

As for tonight,

God Bless Ukraine but come on yee Scots from a sun drenched Zante !!!!!!


Prestonpans bhoys

Never mind about Spanish doping there’s a Glesga club that we would all be astonished if they weren’t on the stuff.

Hint their fans have a fetish for bog water😱😵


Brilliant as always. As for Celtic-minded 5, I was mistaken in believing that the books would be available in bookstores by now. Not so. Yesterday was the date of publication. In Waterstones, the book is available to order online, so it may take a few days/weeks for the actual books to be in-store. The same seems to apply to the Celtic shops. As for a Kindle edition? None of the books in past were available in this format, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


Those Waterford Whispers articles are outstanding…and brilliantly funny. 😀

Hail Hail.

Afternoon all.

I so look forward to your ‘If You Know Your History’ pieces, loaded with info that was not aware of, many thanks.

Another excellent catch up yesterday and CCB a diamond as ever, also lovely to meet Patrick and Tom.
Hope you all have a brilliant time in Belfast and so looking forward to the next gathering



big packy

MAGUA 1970 european cup, we were playing benfica at parkhead, tickets were like gold dust, my uncle bill came up from liverpool no ticket, he was distraught, someone said to him hey bill coach drivers get in for free, next thing on the night of the game we were walking down london road and we hear a voice, hey you lot ,its only my uncle bill dressed in a bus drivers coat 2 sizes 2 big for him ,ive never laughed as much since,,but he got in,another true story, hope you are well👍


Shame you where unable to make yesterdays gathering, you, I know, would have thoroughly enjoyed it,

We’ll get something organised soon.

Hope you are feeling a bit better.


Sevco’s New Mascot….





Cheers, Brian. 😀

Big Packy

Your Uncle Bill must have been some man. 😀

Hail Hail.

big packy

MAGUA, would you believe he became a huge everton supporter, only because his best mate andy was liverpool mad, so to annoy him he started going to goodison and he caught the bug,I asked him a few years before he died uncle bill if everton were playing celtic who would you support, he looked at me and said my heart says celtic my head says everton, so to this day 27 years after he died im still none the wiser, another true story.HAIL HAIL BUDDY,

bada bing1

Hampden will make the Ukrainians feel at home ….

Jobo Baldie

Come On You Boys In Blue. In the minority I know but stomach churning. Might need a pre match calm the nerves half n half shandy. Yes, that’s how nervous I am!!


Jobo Baldie
Your unwavering support for the Scotland national team has to be applauded 👏👏👍


Packy, who’s wee Joan supporting tonight? 🙂


Souness just declared he’s a proud Celt 🤔

big packy

JIM, shotts bon accord, she always supports the underdog🤩 did you know they got beat 36-0 by arbroarth in 1885 and ive seen the slowmotion camera and the V.A.R, 35 of those goals were offside🤩 another true story


Packy, LOL 🙂 Sorry to disappoint you but that infamous score line was a different Bon Accord! 🙂

big packy

JIM im flabbergasted 🤩🤩

Big Packy

Sure the heart should always rule the head. 😀

Hail Hail


Strange knowing that every other country in the world wants Scotland to get beat except one 🤔


Big Yogi used to play for Shotts Bon Accord!

Born in Coatbridge, Hughes signed for Celtic from Shotts Bon Accord in 1959, and scored 197 goals in 435 appearances during his eleven seasons with the club.[5]


Any links to the game? Can’t find it on hesgoal.


I think thjose goals & appearances relate to Yogi’s Celtic career not the Bon Accord.

Sol Kitts

Twice now this ref has stopped play to give a free kick to Scotland when there was a clear advantage if he had let play go on. Not good game management.

Prestonpans bhoys

Great save by Gordon, Ukraine the more skilful side. Our tactics, if we have any, look from the 70’s/ 80’s or very Livingston

Prestonpans bhoys

Here’s a sausage to the game


Prestonpans bhoys

1:0 Ukraine

Sol Kitts

Hickey is having a really poor game. The Ukraine left winger is getting a clear run, and Hickey not offering anything going forward.

Sol Kitts

Robertson showing why you shouldn’t be out on the piss 3 days before a World Cup qualifier.

Prestonpans bhoys

Hickey and Gilmore need hooked at HT

Prestonpans bhoys
Here’s a sausage to the game


cheers mate.


Very poor first half and lucky to be only 0-1. Gilmour not in the game


Was Dykes in ‘Romper Stomper’ ?

big packy

SCOTLAND are shite as per usual ,feel sorry for the tartan army who follow scotland all over the globe, I used to watch scotland as a kid ,jimmy johnstone wullie henderson jim baxter big billy occasionally🤩alan gilzean denis law,FFS they would have buried this lot after 20 minutes, another true story,

Prestonpans bhoys

This could drive you to drink🍻🍻


Gordon 64
Gilmour will get top marks in mssm tomorrow.
They just can’t help themselves.

Prestonpans bhoys



Shocking stuff 0-2

Sol Kitts

2-0. Where was our right back? Wrong side of the attacker, that’s where.

Prestonpans bhoys

Before this game only countries wanting us to win are ourselves, Russia and Belarus. Would add Wales to that too😵

Sol Kitts

McTominay is never international class.

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