Love Street

SATURDAY 3 MAY 1986 was a remarkable day whose repercussions are still felt to this day in Edinburgh!

For Celtic to win the Scottish League, they need to beat St.Mirren 4-0 at Love Street and hope that Dundee could beat Hearts at Dens Park. Incredibly, they proceeded to do just that with brilliant football at Love Street and two goals each by Judas and Brian McClair and a single strike by Paul McStay.

Then the Celtic support – the vast majority of the 17,557 at Love Street, went absolutely crazy when their transistors told them that Celtic-supporting Albert Kidd has scored for Dundee with a seven minutes remaining. He repeated the trick a few minutes later to effectively win the Championship for Celtic!

We covered this match quite extensively on The Celtic Star during the boring days of the recent international break.

For those who missed out on some brilliant articles we’ll re-post some of them this afternoon. Hugely enjoyable reading – and listening – material for Tims of all ages!


The Celtic Star, since we named these games against Rangers as Beautiful Sunday, have decided to release a very special, limited edition t-shirt, in a choice of colours – green and white. Have a look at the designs and if you would like to order these are available to buy now at


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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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