13th July …. If you know your history

40 years ago … 1982 and on this day (Tuesday) Celtic are in Canada preparing to play in pre-season warm up matches.

1982-07-16: Toronto Italia 4-1 Celtic, Friendly

Played on Friday at Varsity stadium in Toronto and Celtic badly miss the influence of the experienced McGrain and Burns. The opening game of a four-team tournament should have set Celts up for a glamour Final against Dinamo Zagreb

Unfortunately, the team let themselves down badly….

Celtic went down to a hugely embarrasing defeat to the amateur side in Toronto.

Tom McAdam scored the Celtic goal and Roy Aitken called it the worst Celtic performance he has ever witnessed. He gives his teammates a right doing .. according to Chick Young…


Celtic: Bonner W McStay Reid Aitken Moyes McAdam Provan P McStay McCluskey MacLeod Crainie

Scorer: McAdam

Attendance: 7,500

Certainly the team have got the message and made a spirited attempt to redeem themselves in the 3rd 4th place playoff on the following Monday.

1982-07-18: Toronto Greeks 0-7 Celtic, Friendly

The team Played in Varsity stadium Toronto and take some revenge for their embarrassment against Toronto Italians.

After the game Celtic moved visited Niagra Falls.

Bonner (Latchford) W McStay (McInally) Reid Aitken Moyes Sullivan (Dobbin) Provan P McStay McCluskey (Nicholas) MacLeod Crainie (McGarvey)
Scorers: Crainie 2 Provan MacLeod McCluskey Nicholas Aitken

Referee: n/a
Attendance: 7,000

In other news…

B52โ€™s including bigwigsโ€ฆeveryone run for cover!!

General stuff….

1174 William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft

1835 Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design

1917 Vision of Virgin Mary appears to children of Fatima, Portugal

1930 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay

1949 Pope Plus XII excommunicates communist catholics

1955 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London

1969 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley at Loughgall, County Antrim, is reported to have said: “I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system.”

1976 Court martial begins in USSR for Valery Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)

2305 Jean-Luc Picard, fictional captain on Star Trek Next Generation born… aye!

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 !


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Uber Boober

16 Roads,

Ya big nutter ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Hope you’re well ffs.

My message to you and ole Pedro.

Forget the Georgia Guide Stones ffs!!…the Glesga Guido Stones, up in Batman territory, the Necropolis, City of the Dead, masonic construction extraordinaire!…. they have predicted the huns winning unjustly for years.

Daft historian architect cunts call them Gargoyles. We call them sevvies on steroids.
But to be fair, there are a number of words to describe evil ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค”

As an aside, the Batman movie filmed there is a bit slow and pish. Worth a watch, but that’s about it. Best scene was at the end was when he and Batgirl motorbike it out of the Necropolis .
Feck me, I need a motorbike ๐Ÿค”

Jobo Baldie

Good morning, friends and thanks for the article SES. Oh and Happy Matchday!



Once again,telling us things we didn’t know we didn’t know! Especially that it was the 100th Anniversary of Fatima when we visited there during the week-long celebrations for Lisbon 50.

Anyone who hasn’t been to Fatima,I seriously recommend it. Wonderful place,and not a piece of tackiness anywhere.

As for Roy-worst ever performance? Considering he was a regular by 77-78,he PLAYED in a few worse performances. One in particular,losing 4-1 at Easter Road,was so bad that Mike Conroy won MOTM for us on the day.

Now,that’s not a criticiam of Mike Conroy. Plenty of people from back then will tell you how much I rated him. But he had only signed for us on the Monday-from Port Glasgow Juniors!

A part time player,plus ten candidates for They Embarrassed The Hoops. That was our team on the day.



Haha,aye. That was a peach of a day. I could do with another trip to Bath. Must see if I can persuade any of the troops.

Got one lined up for Bristol shortly. Down the docks,watching the girls go by. Not sure you can say that anymore,much less sing it. And you certainly can’t make a video like this anymore!



Got your mail,will reply presently.


Morning all,


Another cracking article ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Must admit I like the 70โ€™s and 80โ€™s stuff as I was in my prime going to games.

You mentioned โ€œ They embarrassed the Hoopsโ€.

I think this started my NTV mid 70โ€™s after Jock had his car crash, but not sure. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable could fill us in ????

Anyway,I remember these players who featured early in that article;

Joe Filippi
Roy Kay
Johnny Gibson
John Dowie
Ian McWilliams
Willie Garner

Any more names that people remember from the 70โ€™s that made the list. ??????

Sorry if your related or know any of above players. Not meaning to offend anyone. ๐Ÿ€

Prestonpans bhoys

The 1977-78 season was the only year I attended every game, home and away. We finished 5th that year๐Ÿ˜ฑ


Prestonpans bhoys,

Any coincidence Kenny Dalglish left August 77 for Liverpool ????

Definitely Methinks !!!!!!!!!

St tams

Morning all.
Excellent article SeS

Pope Francis, should excommunicate a few of the fkn tories, starting with Rees- Mogg


Leggy PB

1977 – Frank Munro



I think it was the family of Danny Crainie who complained about the article that he featured in. NTV quite rightly discontinued it after that.

As an example,my Uncle Billy used to take me to watch Ayr United when I couldn’t got to the Celtic games. I was about 9-13yo about then. Joe Fillipi was a competent right back at his level,but he certainly wasn’t Danny McGrain! Sadly,the ยฃ10,000 for Joe was all that arch-prick Desmond White allowed Jock to spend on the position. The same as he was allowed to spend on John Dowie,meant to replace Kenny Dalglish!

I met Joe a few times in the early/mid 80s,he was working for Dunn & Moore then I think. Really nice guy,who admitted that he wasn’t good enough for Celtic. But also pointed out the obvious. Would you have said no? No,me neither. Nor Joe.

The person to blame for the shitshow of 77-78 resided in a small office in West Nile Street. White. My article tomorrow,when I get round to writing it,deals with that snake. And you all thought I didnae rate Lawwell very highly?



You’re up early for a day after a sesh with BIGRAILROADBLUES. Yet strangely no sign of him. What did you do? Don’t tell me you out drank him? Well,wonders will never cease. Have you phoned-ironically!-The Guinness Book of records yet?



I know I didn’t miss many that season either. Car crash TV,Celtic style.

Jock had no chance. Sold Kenny,lost Danny and the peerless Pat Stanton to injury for the entire season. Players dropping like flies.

Then White decided to use the situation to his own,much longed for,advantage,by sacking him. I know we won the title against the odds the following year,the famous night of 21-5-79,but no,White doesn’t get a pass for that. The same way that Lawwell doesn’t get a pass for a project actually working,when another bliddy fifty have bombed!



WTF was that? If BIGRAILROADBLUES sees that,he’ll think he’s got the DTs…

Actually,I think I’ve got them anaw!



It wiznay me !!!!!

Out with BRRB yesterday. My liver is still intact ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


Another smashing, informative, article.
Thank you.


Frank Munro and Jim Melrose were others, NTV had articles about.
I think you are correct about Danny Crainie and his family.
Danny was born in Kilsyth and the whole family are/were Celtic mad.
Danny was just a young lad who had come through the youth set up and his goal scoring record was not too shabby.
His family, rightly, complained to NTV.



Did you take it home in a wheelbarrow? I often have to do that when I visit SOLKITTS. Mind you,heโ€™s not the worst. My nephew and I spent a very pleasant afternoon in the Malt Whisky Association one Saturday in London.

Seems we both got drunk from the ankles upwards that day. Naughty step for the nephew,while I couldnae even find a step in the first place.

Still caught my bliddy train though,UBER,if yer still about!

We are much more relaxed about things in central London now though-like,never again! About a year ago,on the way to the extremely posh Somers Town Coffee House-its a pub!-I took him into the Cock Tavern,about 200 yards away. Oh,he didnโ€™t like it. Not his thing-until he found out it was ยฃ3.60 for a pint of Guinness,right beside Euston Station!

Seems you can drink pints of Guinness all day,but you canโ€™t drink whisky like it was a pint of Guinness!

Who knew?



Think weโ€™ve got wires crossed.

I can definitely say, I was not out with BRRB yesterday.

Hence my liver is intact.

HH ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€



My apologies,I thought BRRB said he was meeting you somewhere,usual invites to all.

Iโ€™ll trawl through the comments from yesterday so that I can commiserate with the poor sod who actually WAS out with him!


I’m in the Orchard Park Hotel having a pint. Wtf have I done now?๐Ÿค”



Nothing,old bean.I thought you were on a sesh yesterday with LEGGY,but seems not so.

Anyway,whoever you were out with the other day,I hope you both had a great time.

St tams

Played 5s regularly with Danny Crainie. Lovely guy and was very difficult to get the ball off.



Melrose definitely deserved it,Munro maybe not so much. But in all honesty,Munro was bloody dreadful with us.

Btw,I caught a photo of those birds last night,Iโ€™ll forward them to you later. Definitely waders,which beats me why they are about 70 miles from the sea!


Mick, wisnae oot with anybody from SC/CQN this week. Anders/TLT last Friday, wee wander about Shawlands. Very enjoyable. ๐Ÿบ


Going out for a beer with BelmontBrian next Friday maybe. Wednesday/Thursday difficult. All welcome no exceptions.

bada bing1

Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, welsh, Taylor, McGregor, Turnbull, Oโ€™Riley, Forrest, Jota, Kyogo

16 Roads

FFM – That’s made my day seeing you posting – never even knew you were on Sentinel Celts fs!
Lucky enough a read back or a wouldn’t even have recognised the new moniker.
Being called a nutter by a mental genuis such as yerself is a medal of honour. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
The boul Petec reckons Ange is going to lead the club to Champions League glory – I said that stranger things have happened,ya definitely wouldn’t doubt it.
Imagine us three posting on here,full of the jungle juice on a Saturday night? ๐Ÿคช
Mahe & Bobby M would have kittens lol
Hopefully see you contributing on a regular basis sure.
Ye take care of yourself mo chara.
HH el legend! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ†


Latest score 1.1 Kyogo, equalised.

bada bing1

Brilliant O’Riley


H.T. 2.1 Celtic.

bada bing1

Slow first 10,but really got hold of the game after that


Craig. 6.58.
Here’s the first goal.
Good equaliser from Kyogo. https://t.co/rCGWsdL4rL


Cheers JNP ๐Ÿ‘
You must of posted that at the same time I edited my post after I found ๐Ÿ˜€



Thanks for the goals, for those of us not watching.
Nice to see them spread around.
Good interplay for the first by Kyogo.
Mattโ€™s is very Rogicesque.
Gioโ€™s, carrying on where he left off.
Good to see Liel on scoresheet too.

16 Roads

Some crowd in that stadium for a friendly game.
Celtic still one of the biggest names in world football – no doubt about it.
Thanks for posting the goals lhads.
HH. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ€


Did Ange play two separate teams for each half?

bada bing1

CFC. 8.11
6 subs made at half time, then another 5 between 60th and 70th mins.

16 Roads.
It was a special 100 years old anniversary game, for Banik Ostrava and, indeed, as you say lovely, that we are still a big name and they invited us to play the game.



Thanks for that.
Saw the starting line up so can guess at the changes.
Healthy competition in the squad it would appear.


The more I see of Matt O’Riley he reminds me what we lost, when we sold Stuart Armstrong to Southampton, he has a very classy touch and his goals are stand out quality.


I see Bodo/Glint just made into next round 3up from first leg, they lost 3.1 in the Faroe Islands, tonight, but through 4.3 on agg.


CFC 8.29.
Ralston, Bernebei, Ideguchi, Abada, Maeda and G.G came on at half time, replacing…
Juranovic, Taylor, O’Riley, Forest, Jota and Kyogo
Siegrist replaced Hart after an hour and then with just over 20 mins to go….
Johnston, Lawal, Jullien and McCarthy replaced…
McGregor, CCV, Welsh and Turnbull.



Excellent info๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Thanks for taking the time to do that.

The centre of defence is the one area needing reinforcements. Perhaps Lawal will force his way into the picture.


A good few old foes, heading into next qualifying round.
As already posted Bodo/Glimt, also Slovan Bratislava ( we played them in 1964 ) a certain V. Weiss scored in stoppage time, of extra time, tonight, to put them, through.
Maribor and Ferencvaros made it through, Cluj, look likely, normally we would be playing these same teams, but not this time.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
Linfield and TNS 0.1 on agg with 40 mins to go of second leg.


C.F.C. 8.51.
You’re welcome and I agree.
CCV and Starfelt ( currently injured ) Welsh appears to be 3rd choice, then Lawal and Julien ( who we are actively trying to sell ) so thin on the ground
That’s the priority for me, other positions may need strengthened, but centre back, then defensive mid would be the 2 urgent ones, for me.