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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