Five things that happened on this day, including paying £26 to watch Celtic draw at Ibrox in 2002

1. On 10 March 1906 Celtic clinch their sixth League Championship and their second in succession as they beat Queen’s Park 6-0 at Hampden. 15,000 are there to see a tremendous Celtic performance with four goals from Jimmy Quinn and one each from Alec Bennett and Davie Hamilton.

2. On 10 March 1934 This has not been a great season for Celtic, but occasionally there is an indication that things may be on the up. Today the O’Donnell brothers grab the goals as Celtic beat Motherwell 3-0 at Parkhead, Hugh scoring two and Frank one.

3. On 10 March 1965 It is Jock Stein’s first game in charge of Celtic as the team travel to Broomfield to beat Airdrie 6-0. It is the Bertie Auld show, for he scores five goals (two of them penalties) and John Hughes notches the other.

4. On 10 March 1996 It is a remarkable cup-tie at Parkhead. The visitors Dundee United (then in the First Division) score first through Owen Coyle, tapping in a rebound from a penalty, but then with time running out, Pierre van Hooijdonk heads home an equalizer. A replay at Tannadice looks on the cards, but then Andreas Thom picks up a through ball from Jackie McNamara to put Celtic into the Semi-Finals. 31,403 and a huge terrestrial TV audience enjoy this game. Celtic fans were charged £26.00 each for our tickets, tomorrow it is £49. Inflation eh?

5. On 10 March 2002 In a tough game at Ibrox, Stilian Petrov’s goal is enough to earn Celtic the draw which suits them, for Celtic are well ahead in the League race.

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