9th November – If you know your history

70 years ago… on this day ( Sunday) in 1952, Celts can be fully satisfied with their previous day’s work and ‘never say die attitude’ -after battling back in a tough 9 goal game against Sooside Rivals.

Mister Tully clearly had a bee in his bonnet .. watch out dear foes…

Scoring a dramatic late winner for Celts, then off to Paris to score for Ireland…

1952-11-08: Celtic 5-4 Third Lanark, League Division A

On 3rd November an attempted break in to Charlie Tully’s pub at the junction of Florence Street and Cumberland Street in the Gorbals was reported in the newspapers. Thieves broke into the neighbouring close cellar and attempted to break through the adjoining wall. It appears they ran out of enthusiasm for the task.

Peacock and Tully left after this game to join up with the Ireland team in Paris. Tully got Ireland’s goal in a 3-1 loss.

Jimmy Duncan’s appearance at outside right lasted just one game and he was replaced by Jimmy Walsh who had recovered from ‘flu; Jim Lafferty was given another start as centre forward following strong showings with the Reserves. McPhail had taken a knock in the previous game and was out.

This was Jim Lafferty’s last first team game for Celtic. He reverted to the reserves for the rest of the season and was released on a freer in April 1953, going on to join Lincoln City.

You can read more on Jim Lafferty here:

A strong return of the Celtic spirit. This win saw Celtic move to second in the table and it really looked like a strong challenge was on for the League title this season. Not one player buckled and everyone pushed for the win.
As usual Celtic started with fire in their bellies with shots and corners peppering the Thirds goal. Celtic scored through Peacock in the 14th minute, an individual goal, but this was quickly equalised by Cuthbertson from the restart. Dick gave the advantage to Thirds in the 32nd minute when he shot through a goalmouth melee and they could have gone further ahead. The half finished Celtic 1-2 Third Lanark.
With all to play for in the second half Lafferty put Celtic level on 50 minutes with his shot rebounding back off of him and into the net from the keeper’s initial parry. Yet again Thirds found a goal to make it 2-3 followed two minutes later by Dick’s second to make it 2-4. Celtic failed to buckle however. And Walsh produced a stunning shot to pull it back to 3-4 and the equaliser came for an own goal when Forsyth deflected a centre from Peacock past his keeper. With less than a minute left Tully got the winner from a Walsh corner.


Celtic: Hunter; Boden, Fallon; Evans, Stein & Baillie; Walsh, Fernie, Lafferty, Tully, Peacock
Scorers: Peacock (14), Lafferty (50), Walsh (72), Forsyth og (75), Tully (89)

Third Lanark:
Robertson; Balunas, Harrower; Docherty, Forsyth, Mooney; Brown, Dick, Dobbie, Cuthbertson, McLeod.
Scorers: Cuthbertson 2 (16, 59), Dick 2 (32, 57)

Referee: J A Bisset (Edinburgh)
Attendance: 30,000

In other news

On the day of above game, Davie Russell former Celtic centre half, died at his home in Croftfoot Drive, Fauldhouse. He was 82 years old.

Davie Russell Born: 9 January, 1871 in Airdrie died Fauldhouse on 8th Nov 1952 (82 years)

A league winner in 1898 and Scottish Cup Winner 1900, with 6 Scottish Caps (4 with Celts)

This super-tough, goal-scoring Centre Half achieved 11 goals in 88 games for Celts.

I can imagine him playing alongside Barney Battles in our defence … oh! mammy .. daddy…

He went back to work as a miner and survived a pit disaster.

You can read more here:

General stuff…

1569 Catholic uprising under the Dukes of Northumberland & Westmoreland

1580 Spanish troops land in Ireland

1620 After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)

1872 The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed

1888 Jack Ripper’s 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed

1932 Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.

1969 “Bridge over Troubled Water” single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel

1979 False alarm of a Soviet ballistic missile attack by US NORAD system after technician fails to code a test properly

1985 Russia’s Garry Kasparov (22) becomes the youngest ever World Chess Champion, with a 13-11 win over fellow countryman Anatoly Karpov

1996 Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times

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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big packy
November 9, 2022 7:58 am

SALTIRES im becoming a coffee addict reading your posts🤩thanks for taking the time and trouble to put them together, much appreciated👍

November 9, 2022 8:18 am


You’ll have put a smile on my Dad’s face this morning with that start,his all-time hero Charles Patrick scoring!

As for the team that day,isn’t it amazing the effect that Jock Stein had-as a player!-on a team of non achievers in such a short time. Won one Scottish Cup since prior to the war before he arrived,and nothing after he left until his return as manager.

Thank you,Jimmy Gribben!

November 9, 2022 8:21 am

Good morning Celts – Great Read Again SeS…

Interesting piece about Davie Russell, we have one small thing in common, we were both born in Airdrie on the 9th of January – a few decades apart it has to be said.

Looking forward to seeing this evening’s game – Motherwell TV, a stream or delayed live on CelticTV, decisions one has to make – as long as all necessary data is cognized & collated to take part in JoBo’s POTY, guess it doesn’t matter.

4-1 to the good ghuys…

Hail Hail

November 9, 2022 8:38 am


A good read, as always.
History does indeed matter.

“ History is who we are and why we are the way we are”

November 9, 2022 8:43 am


I’m fairly confident that we will somehow find a means of watching the match!

November 9, 2022 8:54 am

I’m happy to put a few quid into Motherwell’s coffers.
£15 for ppv is three pints of Guinness where I usually watch.

November 9, 2022 8:54 am

CFC @ 8:38 am,

Talking of history and SeS’s date line, my mother mentioned a story of us being part Spanish/Irish from back in the day.

Anyways, later heard how the Spanish sailors who were part of an armada coming to assist the Geals got ship wrecked and stranded in Ireland.

Now a few years ago my son done an ancestry search and a dna check, he drilled down pretty far and found some very interesting stuff.

We used to go back and forth with little titbits and facts – one time he WhatsApp’d me – there is Spanish in my dna, I have no idea where that came from!?

In so many ways, “History is who we are and why we are the way we are”

BMCUWPS @ 8:43 am,

Yes, we shall persist, will keep an eye on the aul blog, Motherwell no mugs of course so should be another great game.

Hail Hail

Jobo Baldie
November 9, 2022 8:56 am

Good morning, friends and Happy Matchday. I hope everyone sees enough of tonight’s game to form an opinion on our top 3 contributors – SENCELPOTY@GMAIL.COM
Thanks for the article SeS. Sounds as if that game was a forerunner to the concept of We. Never. Stop.
And I also must reference the song clip. In my own opinion, Bridge Over Troubled Water is a complete masterpiece both musically and lyrically.none of THE best love songs ever written. I’m not quite sure it was ‘recorded’ on this day (think it was months in the making) but maybe released as a single? Cant remember as I was only 7 😁

November 9, 2022 9:03 am


My cousins have the same in their background.

I guess those shipwrecked survivors were never going home!

November 9, 2022 9:05 am
November 9, 2022 9:28 am

As always – appreciate your efforts. Amazing the memories some of your times, dates and places throw up for me, and they’re not all football related.

Today is one of those days.

Croftfoot in Fauldhouse. I ended in a house up there one Friday night as an innocent young boy ( well, for what I thought was gonna be one night!!! around 1974)
The house belonged to the gran of a girl I’d just met. Turns out the gran was in hospital and she’d an ‘empty’

The rest would need to be saved until after the watershed but I think I was freed around the Tuesday morning, and was a lot less innocent than when I first entered that house.

To this day, every time I hear Rod’s Maggie May I think of that girl.

November 9, 2022 9:30 am

Morning Saltires and too all

Really enjoyed the article and must admit I had never heard of Jim Lafferty before. Some terrific names in the team – and McLeod of Thirds is Ally of Tartan Army infamy too. ( I think). 5 different clubs won the Scottish League during the 50s – how different from now

We’ve done really well at Fir Park in the last 3 years – even in the empty stadia season we had a really good win there. And yet going back to the mid-70s it’s not a ground that has been one I’ve been that confident before the game and although the standard in away games over the last year has been pretty high there have been some occasionally flat performances too.

Mon the Hoops


November 9, 2022 9:56 am


I remember Willie Pettigrew scoring a hat trick there against us to knock us out of the cup 3-2. Maybe about 76? I think we also played the first ever-in the modern game- Sunday match against them,also in the cup,2-2? That was during the three day week,I think.

Still,no guarantees that any of the above is correct,not these days! I’m still smarting about getting the Ally Hunter comment wrong.

November 9, 2022 10:05 am


Cup tie in Jan 76 was second time I’d seen us go into a 2 goal lead and lose there- we had done the same in early 74. That 76 game was galling for many reasons not least being that until they scored their first we were terrific.

The cup tie on the Sunday was a home game and was right at the end of the 3 Day Week- it was actually the last of the Sunday games we played that winter- the first being a game v Clydebank in the cup also. Again with the addition of ‘I think’ !

November 9, 2022 10:11 am


I knew the 2-2 draw was at home,as I was there. I don’t remember the other ones though.

I only went to Fir Park once in my early years,as my Dad and his mates weren’t too keen on the place. Which might have had something to do with the turnstiles being too narrow for one of their group to access!

November 9, 2022 10:20 am


Fir Park tended to be a ground we went too. Relatives in Hamilton, East Kilbride and for a while Coatbridge meant we went to games there and Broomfield too even though I never liked either ground despite seising some grand games at Fir Park at least.

Work soon. May give my personal thoughts on 75-76 season later though.


St tams
November 9, 2022 10:35 am

Morning all.
Great article, as always

Big Audio Dynamite
November 9, 2022 10:37 am

Learn something new every Wednesday now, SES …thanks!

Twisty, any chance of a watered-down version just now? Failing that, any chance of e-mailing me the outcome? 😁

16 roads
November 9, 2022 10:38 am

Superb content SeS, much appreciated.

Big Packy – Read your post from the previous blog in relation to the drunken MIB – Probably one of the most bizarre football stories I’ve ever read, it really does beggar belief.

Only in Scotland though, I suppose.


Big Audio Dynamite
November 9, 2022 10:42 am

One of our best performances at Fir park – 1982.


16 roads
November 9, 2022 10:49 am

Not working tonight, and have beer in the fridge – could someone please post the Motherwell TV details,if it’s possible to access the game on a television?

Definitely would get the ppv for the game, but I’m not going to pay £15 to watch it on a phone.

Thanks in advance.

HH. 🍀

November 9, 2022 10:59 am


When’s the watershed on this site?

November 9, 2022 11:41 am


Hopefully we can provide something here just before kick off.

November 9, 2022 11:41 am

16 Roads

Does this work?


November 9, 2022 11:47 am

My Dad-aka COSYCORNERBHOY-hasn’t been on the site lately. He wasn’t at his best after the match on Saturday,but took a turn for the worse the following evening.

He is now due a surgical procedure this morning,which will hopefully get him back to being the rapscallion we all know and love. At his age,of course,even minor procedures carry an inflated risk,so I’ve been on the hotline upstairs on his behalf even as the professionals at the local hospital are doing their bit.

Please keep him in your thoughts during his recovery,which will hopefully be swift.

November 9, 2022 11:48 am

PPV angle — the SPL must now have some data on what individual games could bring in and how that compares to the SKY deal?

More complicated for us in that we have a 60K stadium to fill before we can generate profits from a PPV offering.

It would take a lot of work and horse trading before the club could offer an PPV away season ticket and where would that leave the away support that do the rounds buying 3K to 9K tickets for away matches — money straight to the host club.

Post lockdown there is a desire to be there …
Dragged to the Hydro to see second raters from the 80’s — Check.
Not sure if it will last and what is the best way for the SPL to move forward?

One thing though — SKY are shysters / snyders / crap in equal measure.

The SPL needs to get viewers overseas.
Not sure if that is a central deal or club led?

Anyway — £15 for tonight’s game?
Jr will probably talk me into it.

Big Audio Dynamite
November 9, 2022 11:49 am

All the very best to your dad, Bobby

Get well soon, CCB 💚🍀


The Real McCoy
November 9, 2022 11:49 am

Brilliant article as usual 👏👏👏
You’ve put Fauldhoose on the map , or was it Davie Russell, or was it Twisty 😱.
Bobby – surely it’s watershed time in Oz 👍🏻
( see Tom Rogic never made the squad for the World Cup . Hope he is ok 🙏🏻)

Maggie May ? Sounds like Maggie definitely did 😂
Here’s another song for Twisty to consider 🤔

Summer The First Time— Bobby Goldsboro
( with added scenes from Fauldhoose )



The Real McCoy
November 9, 2022 11:52 am

Healing thoughts for a speedy recovery for
Cosy Corner Bhoy 🙏🏻

November 9, 2022 11:54 am

BMCUW @ 11.47

Best wishes to your dad and hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.

16 roads
November 9, 2022 11:56 am

CFC/ Bobby M -Thanks lhads.


November 9, 2022 11:57 am

BMCUW @ 11.47

Also — does your dad’s blog name have a Kiltoon angle?

CosyCornerBhoy ???!!!???
Memories of a Cosy Corner from my childhood.
The Old Cosy shop went and was replaced by a new Cosy shop — never the same resonance.

West Stirlingshire is a forgotten concept now.
For some reason East Stirlingshire got all the media luv …

Or does West Central Scotland have a number of “Cosy Corners” all across the land?
Starting with G65.

Bit like Kop’s in English football.

16 roads
November 9, 2022 11:59 am

Good luck & best wishes to CCB – Get well soon mo chara. 🍀

November 9, 2022 12:02 pm

Best wishes to CCB, get well soon.

The Real McCoy
November 9, 2022 12:02 pm

SES – did Auldheid subliminally lead you to Bridge Over Troubled Water 🤔
Yesterday he included in one of his posts-
“ mumbles such are promises “
A poignant quote from The Boxer —

I am just a poor boy
Though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles such are promises
All lies and jest
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest, mhmm
When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of a railway station running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places only they would know
Asking only workman’s wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
I do declare there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
Now the years are rolling by me
They are rocking evenly
I am older than I once was
And younger than I’ll be, that’s not unusual
It isn’t strange after changes upon changes
We are more or less the same
After changes we are more or less the same
Then I’m laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone, going home
Where the New York City winters aren’t bleeding me
Leading me, going home
In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
And cut him ’til he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains, mhmm


Auldheid— YNWA

HH 💚🍀

November 9, 2022 12:04 pm

Morning all…not been on for a few days but been reading back when I get the chance. Not seen Jim’s name appear for a while, I hope all’s well with you, Jim!
Bobby, ATOB, Paddy’s Maw – keeping your old man in my thoughts. Cosy Corner Bhoy – get yersel back on as soon as you’re able and up to it, you’re in my thoughts!

November 9, 2022 12:33 pm

Bobby best wishes to your dad. He sounds like a fighter so he should battle through.

PS. I don’t think I’m related to you. Am I still allowed on here 😁😁

bada Bing 1
November 9, 2022 12:37 pm

BBC political correspondent on 5 Live a short time ago was asked,if he would be watching Hancock in I’m A Celebrity tonight…..’ no chance I’ll be watching the Celtic game…’

Think it’s Nick Eardley…

November 9, 2022 12:39 pm

Pass on my wishes to CCB when you next see him. Hopefully be back at his best soon .

November 9, 2022 12:41 pm


Excellent article.

Best wishes to CCB, hope you feeling better soon.

November 9, 2022 12:42 pm


My best wishes to your dad/CosyCornerBhoy for a swift, full recovery.


big packy
November 9, 2022 12:46 pm

best wishes to CCB, get well soon👍

The Leopard’s Rimshot
November 9, 2022 1:06 pm

Best regards to Cosy Corner Bhoy.

Get well soon 💪🍀🙏🏻


November 9, 2022 1:07 pm

Best wishes to young Cosey Corner Bhoy for a speedy recovery 🙏 HH 🍀

November 9, 2022 1:11 pm

bada bing1
BBC political correspondent on 5 Live a short time ago was asked,if he would be watching Hancock in I’m A Celebrity tonight…..’ no chance I’ll be watching the Celtic game…’
Think it’s Nick Eardley…

He went to Holyrood so makes sense.
About to take off to Tenerife from Liverpool
Should be in plenty of time to see the game tonight

The Leopard’s Rimshot
November 9, 2022 1:14 pm

The Huns accounts now show the Hard evidence that they lied about the Bassey and Aribo fees as we all long knew.

Anyone who paid even 13 mil for Bassey needs their head examined


Also, despite all their Europa League winning millions it appears they’ve still managed another million quid loss


The karaoke clown club that keeps falling over its ain fat feet

November 9, 2022 1:20 pm


Pass on my best wishes to CCB and all of your family for a successful outcome. He has a lot more trad jazz to listen to.


The Star Above The Crest
November 9, 2022 1:36 pm


Best wishes to you and your family, especially your Da. Here’s hoping he has a full and swift recovery.

HH 🍀🍀🍀

The Leopard’s Rimshot
November 9, 2022 1:47 pm

Contrary to the £900,000 loss reported by VideoCelts, the Rancid are reporting a profit for Sevco …

They also report that the payment owed to Mike Ashley we’ve been waiting to hear for years was £8.25 million, to ‘get him off their back’, though if claims that he is in fact the true owner of Castore then it looks like he’ll never be off their backs 😁

Apparently they also have cash reserves of £13.1 million too AND a £5.9 million profit …

Now where would they get hold of 13 million CASH in a largely credit card based society ..?

bada Bing 1
November 9, 2022 1:51 pm

BBC Scotland lying about the huns accounts, a sacking offence?

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