Celtic On This Day – 27th September – 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 27 September…


Serious crushing at Ibrox as a crowd of 31,000 assemble to see the Scottish League game against Celtic this holiday Monday. The game is very one sided, however as Celtic win 4-0 with two goals scored by Johnny Campbell and one each from Alec King and George Allan.

Johnny Campbell scored twice


Adam McLean scored

A good Holiday Monday for 18,000 at Celtic Park today as they watch their team continue their excellent start to the season by reaching the final of the Glasgow Cup. It is a 3-1 victory over Partick Thistle with the 3 goals scored by 3 separate “macs” – Jimmy McGrory, Tommy McInally and Adam McLean.




Celtic win their first honour since the end of the second world war when they beat Third Lanark 3-1 at Hampden to lift the Glasgow Cup. A phenomenal crowd of 87,000 see Jock Weir scoring twice and Willie Gallacher once. This triumph is celebrated long and hard in the East End where everyone is now convinced that a messiah has been delivered to them, and that his name is Charles Patrick Tully.


Not a great day weather wise but two good headed goals from Kenny Dalglish and Roddie MacDonald from Bobby Lennox crosses are enough to give Celtic a 2-1 win over Dundee United today. Both teams have off the field issues. Dundee United have just sold Andy Gray to the distress of their fans, and George Connelly has just walked out on Celtic yet again – something that is proving rather tiresome to acting Manager Sean Fallon. Meanwhile Jock Stein continues to make slow progress after his motor car accident in the summer.


A tragic night at Celtic Park for 49,500 spectators and for “Jackie” Dziekanowski in particular. The popular Pole scores four great goals and Andy Walker the other, but defensive carelessness allow Partizan Belgrade to score a late goal and go through on the away goals rule. As a not unsympathetic Rangers fan puts it the following morning “There ought to be a law against what Celtic do to their supporters!”

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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