Celtic On This Day – 6th 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 6th October…


The small crowd (about 12,000) at Celtic Park this Wednesday afternoon leave delighted with Celtic’s performance, beating the never very popular Queen’s Park 6-1 with hat-tricks each from Jimmy Quinn and Jimmy McMenemy.


1928 has not been the best of years for Celtic, but today they win the Glasgow Cup at Hampden before a crowd of 39,050 as they beat Queen’s Park 2-0 with two second half goals from Jimmy McGrory and Willie Gray. Celtic’s man of the match however is goalkeeper John Thomson who saves Celtic time and time again. Peter Wilson also plays well.



1934 has been a poor year for Celtic, and today sees a miserable Celtic team without Jimmy McGrory and Hugh O’Donnell go down 1-2 to Queen of the South at Parkhead. The crowd is poor, and the only thing that cheers them up is a good goal from Jimmy Delaney.

Jimmy Delaney scored for Celtic


36,697 are at Hampden today to see Celtic reach the final of the Scottish League Cup for the first time by beating Clyde 2-0 in the semi-final. Both goals are scored by Billy McPhail who had recently joined the club from Clyde.

Billy McPhail scored both the Celtic goals


While war rages in the Middle East in what is now known as the Yom Kippur War, Motherwell come to Celtic Park with no intentions other than to defend. Eventually Dixie Deans and Paul Wilson break them down and Celtic win 2-0.

David Potter

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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