Celtic On This Day – 10th October – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

The late, great Celtic Historian David Potter’s Celtic diary highlights key Celtic-related events relevant to each day, today covering 10th October…


Celtic have a reasonably comfortable 2-0 win today at Celtic Park over Dundee, both goals coming from the sometimes undervalued left winger Davie Hamilton, sometimes called “the Dancer” for his trickery.

Davie Hamilton


A good win for Celtic today at Hampden over Queen’s Park, the goals scored by the “two Jimmies” – McGrory and Delaney. Meanwhile the war in Spain is taking a turn for the worse with the Celtic family divided. The strict Catholic section of the support would tend to side with Franco and the Nationalists, whereas the socialist sympathisers would be on the side of the Republic.


Celtic perplex their supporters sometimes. It is clear that in men like Willie Fernie, Bertie Peacock, Bobby Evans, Bobby Collins and Charlie Tully, talent is there in abundance, and man for man they are better than anyone else. The problem is inconsistency and some awful performances. Not today however. 20,000 leave Parkhead today happy with a 3-0 win, even without Tully, over a rugged Raith Rovers side. Some are even talking about a challenge for the League title for the first time since 1938. And the news that Rangers have lost their League Cup semi-final to Partick Thistle doesn’t exactly reduce anyone to tears either!


Celtic play well to beat Aberdeen 3-1 at Pittodrie before 12,000 fans. In spite of going behind to an early penalty kick, Celtic fight back with goals from John Hughes, Bobby Murdoch and Steve Chalmers.


Following a couple of indifferent draws against Hibs and Dundee, Celtic return to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Morton at Parkhead with goals from Andy Walker, Derek Whyte and the first goal for the club from Frank McAvennie. The crowd is given as 22,780 but most fans suspect there are a great deal more than that there.

This leaflet was handed out to supporters ahead of this game against Morton

David Potter

Come and join The Celtic Star live at the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park during the International break…

John Hartson will be just one of many special guests at a huge and unique Celtic Star event to be held in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park on Thursday, 19 October 2023. Tables for 10 at £180 or individual tickets priced just £20 for this special evening can be purchased now via Celtic Star Books.

Meanwhile here’s Matt Corr talking about his latest Celtic Star book on The Celtic Exchange Podcast…

Majic, Stan and the King of Japan is out in Friday 20 October and is available to order now HERE.

The Celtic Star presents a night with John Hartson and Stephen McManus at the Kerrydale on Thursday 19 October…


Join The Celtic Star at the Kerrydale on Thursday 19 October when we celebrate the launch of Matt Corr’s new book Majic, Stan and the King of Japan which tells the story of Gordon Strachan’s first season as Celtic manager. We’ll have the trophies that the Celtic team won that season plus well delighted welcome our special guests John Hartson and Stephen McManus, both stars of that Celtic team.

And we have other guests to be announced later this week plus there’s live music from the wonderful Boolavogue. Tickets are selling fast for what is sure to be a wonderful night of Celtic conversation and music and you can order below…

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I am Celtic author and historian and write for The Celtic Star. I live in Kirkcaldy and have followed Celtic all my life, having seen them first at Dundee in March 1958. I am a retired teacher and my other interests are cricket, drama and the poetry of Robert Burns.

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