The late David Potter’s Celtic diary highlights key Celtic related events relevant to each day, today covering 4 August…
TUESDAY 4 AUGUST 1914
The ultimatum to Germany about getting out of Belgium expires at 11.00 pm tonight, and Britain is at war with Germany. No-one really knows what will happen to Celtic or indeed professional football, but in the meantime the Celtic Sports are still on Saturday and the season begins with a trip to Tynecastle a week come Saturday. It would be a shame if war were to prevent us seeing more of the excellent 1914 team.
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 1962
A poor Celtic team with only Frank Brogan a recognised first team regular are defeated 0-1 in the first round of the Five A Side tournament at Ibrox in the Rangers sports. The poor crowd makes one wonder how long these tournaments can go on.
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 2001
13,201 are at Kilmarnock to see Henrik Larsson score the only goal of the game at Rugby Park, a ground on which Celtic have come to grief frequently in the past.
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 2012
A rather disappointing start to the season as Celtic defeat Aberdeen 1-0 with a goal from Kris Commons which Jamie Langfield in the Aberdeen goal should have stopped.
SATURDAY 4th AUGUST 2018
Celtic begin their campaign to win their 8th League title in a row with a 3-1 win over Livingston with goals from Tom Rogic, Odsonne Edouard and a penalty converted by Olivier Ntcham.