20th July – If you know your history
30 years ago…..it’s Monday morning The Bhoys are relaxing after winning The Bòrd Gas Trophy with a convincing victory over Peter Reid’s Manchester City at Tolka Park, Dublin.
There is limited newspaper reporting/information on this fixture. We have the Citeh team from one of their fanzine sites:
Fortunately, there is good YouTube footage of the game and some decent goals from Celts.
Need some sharp-eyed Sentinel to identify CH & LB
1992-07-19: Manchester City 1-3 Celtic, Friendly
Celtic: Marshall, Morris, Mowbray, ?, ?, Galloway, P McStay, Collins, Creaney, Nicholas, Coyne.
Scorers: Nicholas, Collins, Morris
Manchester City: Margetson, I Brightwell, Pointon, Flitcroft, Curle, Vonk, White, Sheron, Brennan, Simpson, McMahon – used subs Redmond, D Brightwell, Reid, Quigley
Packie telling Peter Reid to cheer up ? Dermot looking on… an opportunity?
1992-07-21: Celtic 2-0 Cork City, Friendly
Two Days later the Celts playing in the Rebel County, with goals from Coyne and Boyd in front of 6,000 fans at Bishopstown.
Ruud Bhoy Vata (Senior) ready to cover Tam Boyd.
In ôther news… Vàclav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia after Slovakia declares independence.
With his Civic Forum party, Havel was a major figure in the Velvet Revolution that overthrew communist rule in Czechoslovakia in 1989. Also well known for his plays, essays and memoirs.
After the Czech-Slovak split in 1993, he served as the President of the Czech Republic from 1993-2003.
Vàclav Havel 1936 – 2011
1304 Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war.
1712 The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
1773 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
1837 Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city’s 1st intercity railway station
1949 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is “I’ll Never Smile Again” by Tommy Dorsey
1957 44th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins first of 5 general classification titles
1969 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later; Michael Collins remains in orbit in the lunar module.
Armstrong: “ …no way a cow jumped over this … nah! One small step … “hmm
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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He scored a cracker in Paul Davies’ testimonial at Highbury the previous year. ATHINGOFBEAUTY and I were in the Arsenal end-long story,tldr-and she saw us getting a free kick practically on the halfway line.
Turned to me,and said-Big Wdowczyk for this one?
Aye,I said. Right range for him.
The Arsenal fans around us were in stitches! You’ll never beat England’s Number One,that was their mantra. And certainly not from there! Anyway,who’s this Dariusz Wdowczyk fella?
Polish captain,replies ATHINGOFBEAUTY. That’s him on our penalty spot,just starting his run up.
Blinkin’ flip,could that fella hit a ball….
Also,I can’t recall Chris Morris ever scoring for us-though he probably did-but I certainly recall his part in THAT goal against the huns in The Centenary Season.
Anyway,off to Bury St Edmonds,for my sins…
Vata and Boyd?
Similar tale- me and my bro sitting amongst Mancs at Old Trafford having bought tickets off touts for that CL game.
Up steps Naka/ top corner we agree to dismissive put downs from Miserable Mancs.
Celebrations nearly got us thrown out!!
Great article and cracking footage. 👏👏👏
Vata and Boyd. ??
Never knew Frank Sinatra was involved in first number on Billboard Charts. How young does he look !!!!
Have a great day everyone 💚
As ever, always some interesting stuff in your excellent articles.
I enjoy reading “on this day” articles. One that cropped up today was of topical interest to me. I was reading about Emile Zatopek. On this day 70 years ago he set an Olympic record for the 10k of 29 minutes 17secs.
Todays record is 26mins 11 secs.
3 minutes and 6 seconds faster. I say topical, as only a few days ago one of my sons was asking if I fancied the Edinburgh half marathon next year? That’s definitely not happening. I’m still struggling to get fit enough for a 5k so a half marathon is most definitely out of the question. I said we should maybe think about the 10k as opposed to the half marathon.
Something that intrigues me though, is just where does human achievement peak so that one day it’ll be impossible to break a record? First instinct says it’ll never peak, but deeper thinking tells you it has to? Of course it does.
Take the 100 metres. As the record currently stands at 9.58 seconds ( Usain Bolt), most people would say with confidence that it’ll be broken at some point. If Usain can run 9.57, then surely someone in future can run 9.56 Agreed?
How far can it drop though? Given it’s impossible to run 100 metres in zero seconds, as you’ll all agree that IS impossible, so where does it eventually reach impossibility? 9.5, 9.3? 8.9? Obviously we will not be around to find out, but as I say, where will it end?
Of course, if someone in the year 2525 ( Zager and Evans jump into anyones mind there?) ran 9.3 seconds then you’d be within your right to think that if 9.3 is possible, then so is 9.29 in future?
I guess we will never know but as I say, it intrigues me to try and fathom out where it simply has to end!!
You’ll have gathered I’m still suffering from cabin fever!! Painter should be finished today and I’ll get back out and worry about more relevant stuff😁
Chris Morris scored the first goal, when we beat Dundee 3.0 to win the league.
The day of the 60,800 attendance, more like 80,000 plus.
Another fab article. Thank you.
I’m in total agreement about The Celtic Wiki, it’s a wonderful gift, for The Celtic support.
If you contact them, they add or amend, really quickly, all in their own time.
BMCUW had me wondering, so I’ve just gone in to The Celtic Wiki.
Chris Morris scored 9 times, for Celtic, 8 in league and 1 Scottish Cup.
A piece of trivia, they share is….
The only player who took part in all of Celtic’s competitive matches in our Centenary Season (1987-88) – all 55 games.
Good morning, friends. Thanks for the article SES and as today is a Happy Matchday then maybe 30 years from now you’ll be remembering that as a moment in history!
Twisty – your point about running records is valid. Records will continue to be broken but for the shorter distances it’ll be at the real margins – hundredths of a second will come into play. Then thousandths….. Your thinking transported me back to primary school and the debate about what the biggest number was. Some smart 7 year old would claim it was a billion and another would say “what about a billion and one, then?”….
Good Morning all. A great read as ever SeS – thank you again. Very encouraged by the 2 signings yesterday, let’s hope they settle in quickly and smoothly and enhance the team in ways we all yearn for.
A lot cooler in Monifieth on Tay this Wednesday morning, so back to the gym for the first time in a fortnight – please pray for me… 😉🙄🤣
20th July….if you know your history
Well 32 years ago we got married today, need to look out the photos and laugh at the embarrassing haircuts 😱😂😂😂
Congratulations to yourself and Mrs P. Tremendous achievement!
Happy Anniversary to both you and the good lady 💚
Prestonpans Bhoys – 32 years ago you say? I’m just 3 and a half weeks away from that same landmark. What did we do to deserve that!
Happy anniversary. Best wishes to you and your wife. Lovely day to celebrate.
Good luck at the gym. You’ll need it 😂😂
As ever, an education. I saw very little of the team around that time due to being in exile. I consider myself
Fortunate. I was here for the game in 88 though when Chris Morris scored to set us on our way against Dundee. No idea where bmcuwp was. CCB was definitely there along with around 80000 others. Official attendance figures would suggest a lot of priests made their way to the game that day 😂😂
Congratulations to and your good lady.
Morning all, excellent as always SeS.
Happy anniversary PB, to you and your wife .
Have a lovely day
That game in 88, remember it well as I was playing amateur football at Rutherglen and you could here the crowd from Celtic Park.
Also playing in our team that day was a guy whos daughter has went on to marry one of our newest signings.
I was there with you in The Celtic End! I just don’t recall Chris Morris scoring.
Thanks for the best wishes, celebrations start after wife finishes work at the school. I recall taking her to game we won the league in 88, in Celtic end, our feet never touched the ground😂
You and I were not only born in the same year but got married in the same one too, oh and we are both in the standing area, spooky😂😂😂
Your running ruminations had me thinking.
It’s a subject that makes one think about how far the human body can be pushed.
UB is 6’4” or so. A very large stride.
So in terms of biomechanics, it is most likely that records will continue to be broken by exceptional, taller athletes- someone with the power of UB but 6’6” or 10” or 7’.
The reason us bipeds aren’t as fast as quadrupeds is ground contact when at full speed and push off, supporting body weight. They have extra ground contact.
So extra legs would help. Doubt that’d be acceptable under current rules!
CFC – not sure that Jake The Peg won many races….
Anyone hear any rumours about tonight’s game having a disappointingly low attendance? Apparently whilst the tickets are priced at a level that Celtic fans would find acceptable, something like £25, that’s still more than double what Legia charge for usual competitive games. So, Holy Goalie testimonial or not, most of them are in the “Ah’m no payin’ that” camp.
Or maybe just mischievous rumours….
Aye, not many three legged mammals do 😀
Particularly wearing a dirty ol man’s raincoat.
Congratulations to you and the boss 😁
Happy anniversary to you and Mrs PB.🍾🍾🍺🍺🍷
That is true.
Artur Boruc has asked fans to buy tickets for his farewell match next week against Celtic after it emerged that the ground could be just a tenth full.
The 42-year-old retired at the end of the season and Legia Warsaw have arranged one final match for the Polish keeper with the Scottish Premiership champions on Wednesday. However, Legia revealed that just 3,825 tickets have been sold for the 31,800-capacity ground after complaints that the ticket prices were far too high and Boruc is desperate not to play in a near-deserted stadium.
Happy Anniversary to you both and many congratulations.
Congratulations 👏 on your anniversary.
Yes undoubtedly the records will continue to fall. As Jobo said, by minute increments in the shorter events, and as CFC has said, biomechanics will allow further improvement.
Even then though, it has to stop somewhere, but where that will be, and when? Sub human times will need sub humans!
I’ll try to come back and check it out in the year 3000, to see just who or what is running 100 metres in 3 secs. 😁
Good afternoon all from Paddy Neesons. My horse Ustath is running in the 4.35 at Southwell today. 5/2 favourite at the moment, small wager on the nag advised. Hoping this will be my first winner with MPR racing. 👍
If you have contact with TLT (Andy), could you let him know that Big Dan ( An Tearmann) has a ticket for him for the Norwich match, and can meet him at the ground – usually outside Pools Office, around 2.30pm.
Everything crossed for you today. Very best of luck amigo.
My post crossed with news of your nag. Best of luck for the race J. 🏇🏇
Cheers lads. I’ll let TLT know right now. 👍
According to some shite i saw on mssm Rabbi the rocket Matondo is faster than Usain Bolt.
He is so fast that he had already scored twice for sevco before the ink on his contract had dried.
He is 5 foot 9 inches so that puts to bed theory on here being promoted that height and stride are necessary for speed.
He actually became twice as fast in the time it took me to write and post this.
Think that shite came from the DR, it was for 20 meters. There is no such a formal sprint length, think its 60(indoors); 100 or 200
BRRB – Thanks J.
Ticket prices were reduced last week, and Artur isn’t getting any money from the game.
I was at Forfar in 1990 for a Scottish Cup tie,and we were about 10 minutes from going out……Chris Morris scored a penalty……..which was our first for about 2 years…..
Some wonderful stuff there. I was at both the Man City game and the Cork game. I still remember the Man City game quite vividly. Not so much the Cork game…I must have been hammering the Murphy’s on that day. I’m fairly sure it was an evening kick-off. I’m also pretty sure that we rounded off our tour of Ireland, with a game against Dundalk. As I had a good few mates in Newry, I stayed there for a few days, before travelling on the Newry Hibs Club CSC to the game. The journey back to Newry, was an adventure in itself. Happy Days.
Best wishes to you and your good lady, on this special day for you both.
Good Stuff Again SeS,
Isn’t that Derek Whyte at C.H.!?
Could it be Artur’s choice of opposition that is also p’ing off the Legia support? Little love for Celtic there methinks – Does anyone remember Legia’s 6-1 aggregate win over Ronny Deila’s Celtic in the CL before them being pumped out of Europe by UEFA for ‘mistakenly’ fielding an ineligible player as a sub? Celtic despite being mauled by the Poles were reinstated in the competition. Not that it made much difference to Celtic as we wiz pumped oot the next round by the footballing giants of NK Maribor.
PS game is being shown on Hesgoal if anyone wishes to watch the game
The honourable thing for Celtic to have done at the time, would have been to put out a statement declaring that yes, Legia mistakenly fielded an ineligible player, in the final few moments of the game…but this had no bearing on the result over two legs. The Court of Arbitration would have in all likelihood, still came to the same conclusion, but at least honour would have been satisfied. Unfortunately, both DD and Blue Peter only had eyes for the £££££s available in the group stages of the CL. Such a pity that they never had any time for the CL-previously or since-preferring instead, to help out their Ibrox pals at every turn.
They beat as 0:2 at Murrayfield, even before the game no love was lost between the fans in Princes Street
Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Bernabei, McGregor, Hatate, O’Riley, Abada, Maeda, Forrest.
Subs: Bain, Siegrist, Jullien, Taylor, Kyogo, Turnbull, McCarthy, Jota, Johnston, Ideguchi, Lawal, Juranovic.
Aye Legia ultras have a bit of an ugly reputation – Artur was one of them in his younger days🙄
Does anyone else note how the SMSM is trying to put a gloss on Shirley Bassey’s transfer fee to Ajax being sub £20 mill, ‘ just short of KT’s, etc, etc’ 🤣 Let’s see if they continue to spend the much-needed money. Most of Aribo’s fee has already been spent🤔
An amazing bit of business by the Hun btw, I’ll grudgingly concede that.
AFTERNOON ALL and JIM, prestonpansbhoys happy anniversary👍 saltires,, brilliant stuff once again👍 tfw went to maribor once it was closed🤩TWISTY, if your lurking had a meeting with the service manager this morning, he held his hands up and apologised he admitted he should have phoned me regarding the tyres, so as a gesture of goodwill he has given us the new tyres,f.o.c,.cant get any better than that,thanks for bringing it to my attention👍
Well done Packy! 🙂
Congratulations to Prestonpansbhoys 🙂
Good read as always SeS. 🙂
FOC! Whit?? Result eh. He’ll be getting his ass fired. Messing up twice in two days!
Right I’ll get my invoice prepared, don’t panic though, I only charge 35% of all savings made . ( plus VAT).
Btw. I don’t accept cheques or white fivers, ten Bob notes, florins, half crowns, wooden threepenny bits or sixpences.
Great news, Packy, they tried to pull a flanker on you.
Congrats also to Prestonpans Bhoy and his missus on their anniversary and thanks to SES for bringing back the memories.
My question is, if Armstrong was the first man on the moon, who filmed him from the moon walking down the stairs?
Did they set up the cameras first or what ..?