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Peter Grant I'm A Celtic Supporter First And Foremost
The ink was hardly dried on the page when Peter Grant picked up the telephone and called the Celtic View.

The ink was hardly dried on the page when Peter Grant picked up the telephone and called the Celtic View . The die-hard Celt had just signed for Norwich City , but it is the mark of the man that the first thing he wanted to do was put the record straight with the Celtic support , among which he still numbers himself .

Grant ended a 20 year relationship with the club that is embedded in his bones and he is the first to admit that Peter Grant of Norwich doesn’t have the same ring to it as Peter Grant of Celtic. But now he is committed to the East Anglian club after signing a three year deal that netted £200,000 for Celts. He said: “It’s been a long time but unfortunately the term ‘Peter Grant of Celtic’ had to come to be a thing of the past. “I wanted to have that phrase on my tombstone but I am a Norwich player now, although no one can ever take away from me the fact that l am first and foremost a Celtic supporter.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 14 September 2019 - 21:35:34 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
A Summer Night On May 21st 1979
There are times when words can almost fail us even in the context of the annals of this, sometimes, unbelievable Club.

There are times when words can almost fail us even in the context of the annals of this, sometimes, unbelievable Club. Such a night was May 21st 1979 , a Monday night at Celtic Park in summer when the football season is normally long finished.

But 1979 had been a real hard winter, of the type that one seldom gets nowadays, in these globally warmed times. Celtic lost to Morton at Cappielow two days before Christmas and played their next League game on March 3 rd , January; February having been lost to the frost and snow, and when that relented, the rain and the wind.

There were blessings about this as far as Celtic were concerned. Before Christmas, Celtic had been a dreadful mid-table side, having lost six games and drawn five.



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Posted by voc1967 on Monday 09 September 2019 - 21:36:21 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Oh Hampden In The Sun
62 years have now passed since the most famous result in Scottish domestic football, when Celtic beat Rangers 7-1 in the Scottish League Cup Final of October 19th 1957.

62 years have now passed since the most famous result in Scottish domestic football, when Celtic beat Rangers 7-1 in the Scottish League Cup Final of October 19th 1957 .

Songs have been written about it, and a classic work of literature was created to celebrate its 40th anniversary. This was "Oh Hampden In The Sun" by Peter Burns and Pat Woods. But film is unsatisfactory, the only film record being from a hand held cine camera from an unsatisfactory position.

You see, the BBC goofed! A technician was blamed for leaving a lens cap on, and thus the BBC programme had to apologise that night for not showing the goals. This did not go down well in Celtic households.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 07 September 2019 - 13:56:37 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
On This Day 88 Years Ago - September 5th 1931
It was 88 years ago today, on Saturday, September 5, 1931, the Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson received a serious head injury while playing against Rangers at Ibrox.

It was 88 years ago today, on Saturday, September 5, 1931, the Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson received a serious head injury while playing against Rangers at Ibrox.

He died later in hospital, having never regained consciousness after the incident.

John Thomson was born in the Fife town of Kirkcaldy, and moved to the nearby mining village of Cardenden at an early age where like many of his contemporaries, had started his working life as a teenager down the pits.



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Posted by voc1967 on Thursday 05 September 2019 - 08:55:34 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
You Can't Put That Bhoy On The Park Boss - If You Do It Will Be Manslaughter!
There are few players in the history of Celtic so fondly recalled as the great Patsy Gallacher.

There are few players in the history of Celtic so fondly recalled as the great Patsy Gallacher.

The Donegal-born (and Glasgow raised) forward is commonly regarded as one of the most gifted footballers to ever wear the famous green and white Hoops and some would argue that he was the most talented Bhoy of them all.

The man who would later be nicknamed 'The Mighty Atom' first caught the eye at Clydebank Juniors but some thought the player was simply not physically strong enough to perform in the senior game. At 5' 7" Patsy was a frail looking character who appeared capable of being blown away in even the mildest of breezes.



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 03 September 2019 - 18:58:30 | Comments: 1  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
One Of Jock Stein’s Most Astute Signings
Goal machine John ‘Dixie’ Deans would prove to be one of Jock Stein’s most astute signings.

Goal machine John ‘Dixie’ Deans would prove to be one of Jock Stein’s most astute signings.

The Celtic manager caused a sensation in Scottish football when he signed the controversial Motherwell forward in October 1971 for £17.5k in the aftermath of the disastrous defeat to Partick Thistle in the League Cup Final. The robust and gutsy forward had earned himself a reputation as a troublemaker for his on-field antics with the Lanarkshire club and at the time of Stein’s surprise swoop Deans was serving a six week ban.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 31 August 2019 - 22:33:22 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Third Lanark 1-1 Celtic 1964
Celtic started at full speed and pounded the Thirds goal in the first ten minutes.

Celtic started at full speed and pounded the Thirds goal in the first ten minutes.

Then Thirds scored. They broke fast and Graham provided a needle sharp pass that took out Gemmell and there was Murray to shoot home. Celtic piled on the pressure but just like the previous day the ball would not go into the net.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 31 August 2019 - 16:42:54 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
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