Celtic On This Day – 28th January – David Potter’s Celtic Diary

Celtic Historian David Potter each morning on The Celtic Star looks back at key Celtic events and matches on this day starting on 28th January 1911. David’s latest bestseller The Celtic Rising ~ 1965: The Year Jock Stein Changed Everything SOLD OUT on Celtic Star Books but the good news is that it is now back in stock! You can place an order here and we’ll post your order immediately. The Celtic Rising is also now available on Amazon Kindle, link below…

John Hastie scored

SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 1911 – Celtic’s League challenge has been faltering for a while, and it may be that there will be no 7 League titles in a row in 1911, but the Scottish Cup campaign is off to a good start with a 2-0 win over St Mirren and Celtic Park, the goals coming from Jimmy McMenemy and John Hastie.

Jean McFarlane scored twice

SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 1922 – Montrose are welcome visitors to Celtic Park for this Scottish Cup tie. Jean McFarlane scores twice, Adam McLean once and Tommy McInally, apparently the target of several English clubs, scores the other in a 4-0 defeat of Angus men who are overwhelmed by the occasion.

SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 1967 – Bobby Murdoch, Tommy Gemmell, Steve Chalmers and Bertie Auld score the goals that put Arbroath out of the Scottish Cup before 31,000 people at Parkhead, but that is not the main topic of conversation that day, for, because Berwick Rangers have no floodlights, their game has kicked off half an hour earlier and news reaches Parkhead that Berwick Rangers have beaten Glasgow Rangers 1-0. It is not believed for some time.

Brian McClair scored twice

SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 1984 – Some 17 years to the day since that famous result at Shielfield Park, Berwick, the other big Glasgow club arrive for a Scottish Cup game, but this time, rather to the disappointment of the media, there is no surprise result and Celtic win 4-0 with two goals from Brian McClair, one from Frank McGarvey and one from Jim Melrose.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored

SUNDAY 28 JANUARY 2007 – A bizarre game at Inverness today in which Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scores the winner to make it 2-1 and is then sent off for celebrating (he had already been booked) by the somewhat officious Ian Brines. It was a lucky victory and no-one could have complained if Inverness had held out for a draw. Derek Riordan scored the first goal.

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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