Love Street: A truly amazing day

I was in Glasgow for the weekend with my wife and young family visiting my parents having travelled up from Manchester on the Friday evening after work.

Obviously I was very aware of the position and what was required by way of results.

For us money was not plentiful but equally we were not broke. In those days I enjoyed a small bet and before Christmas when we were in something like fourth place I had had a couple of pounds on us at around 12/1. Hope springs eternal and I genuinely felt that we would do it.

Fleetingly I considered going but immediately realised that that would have been totally unfair to Jean and the kids not to mention my mum and dad and so I dismissed the idea and decided to listen to the radio with the old man.

Well we all know the story.

There was absolute mayhem and unbridled joy in the flat at the final whistle. Jean was fully aware that I am a football nut and a Celtic fanatic but I don’t think that she had realised just how much until then. I often wonder if that was the awakening for Mike (6 at the time) and Steve (4) as far as Celtic is concerned (so that a few years later when Phil came along he had no choice).

Unbelievably in the previous October I had had what for me was a decent ante post bet on Dancing Brave for the 2000 Guineas which happened to be run that day. I watched on television as he stormed home and later The Bhoys won the league. Glorious!

I used my winnings to buy new trainers for my daughter Katie and the boys. A never to be forgotten day.

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TELL US YOUR stories from Love Street, Paisley from May 1986? If you were at the game, what was it like? If you weren’t there how did you find out we had won the league. Simply email your memories of the day to editor@thecelticstar.co.uk and we’ll compile the replies into a feature and post on the site.

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