Celtic On This Day – 13th September – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Month 2, Day 13 of Celtic Historian David Potter’s new diary on The Celtic Star which will run throughout the new season and will highlight key Celtic-related events relevant to each day, today covering 13 September…


13,000 are at Hampden today to see Celtic beat Queen’s Park 2-1 in a Glasgow Cup game with goals from Johnnie Campbell, one of them a penalty kick. It will be Queen’s Park’s last season at the present Hampden, which will become Cathkin Park, the home of Third Lanark.


40,000 cram into Tynecastle to see a great performance by Celtic as they beat Hearts 1-0 with a wonderful goal from 25 yards scored by Patsy Gallacher. As for Tommy McInally he “has football all over him”. Ex-England International and Manchester United star Charlie Roberts thinks that Celtic are the best in Britain at the moment.


It does indeed turn out to be an unlucky 13th for Celtic as they go down 1-2 to Hibs at Parkhead. Yet it all looked good at half-time with Jimmy Johnstone giving Celtic the lead before Hibs fight back and score two good goals in the second half. It would be fair to say that this was one of Billy McNeill’s poorer games for the club, but that does not excuse the barracking by the idiots in the 45,000 crowd.

Jimmy Johnstone scores for Celtic against Hibs


17,169 are at Tynecastle today to see Celtic beat a poor Hearts team 2-0 and to marvel at the skills of Charlie Nicholas, now being freely compared to Patsy Gallacher by some veterans. He scores one of the two goals and Davie Provan the other.

Charlie Nicholas scores for Celtic against Hearts


A Jimmy McGrory type header from Bobo Balde is the difference between Celtic at Dundee at Dens Park as he rises like a bird to score the only goal of the game. There is a controversial incident as Didier Agathe is wrongly sent off for “denying a goal scoring opportunity”. The referee? Dougie McDonald! The opponent? Nacho Novo! Fortunately justice is done, as Celtic win 1-0.

Didier Agathe sent off against Dundee, in what was an honest mistake.

David Potter

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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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