Celtic fans sing proudly: ‘Eight in a row! Eight in a row! Hello! Hello!’

ON SATURDAY 28 APRIL 1973 Celtic won the Scottish League Championship for the eighth year in a row by beating Hibs 3-0 at Easter Road before a packed crowd of 45,453, the vast majority of them being Celtic supporters.

Rangers have fought hard all season and Celtic have a difficult last day, but they rose magnificently to the occasion with a goal from Dixie Deans in the first half, then Kenny Dalglish and Dixie Deans again in the second half.

It was a great triumph for Jock Stein after the bad mid-winter that the team suffered, and the team was now virtually unrecognisable from the team that won the first championship in the sequence back in 1966.

Only Billy McNeill, Bobby Murdoch and Jimmy Johnstone remained from the Celtic league winning side from 1966.

Some of the new players weren’t that bad though…

Here are the highlights…

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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