Photo: Celtic Curio’s Sensational Centenary Season Collage

Check out Celtic Curio’s latest Celtic collage – this time featuring the never to be forgotten Centenary Season in 1987-88 when Murray, Souness and the forces of darkness were well and truly put in their place by Billy McNeill’s highly motivated Celtic side that had the most remarkable will to win. They sort of knew that it was an important season.

Scoring dramatic late winners was a real theme in that brilliant season – and who can forget going into the last few minutes of the Scottish Cup final losing 1-0 to Hearts? A couple of minutes later it’s 2-1 to Celtic – maybe the finest few minutes of Mark McGhee’s time wearing the Hoops. This video below is over 20 minutes long so if you just want to see the goals jump forward to the end…

Then for what Cesar himself called a fairytale club, the same thing happened in the final against Dundee Utd, a few weeks after the league had been won. This time it was Frank McAvennie who grabbed the glory and wrote his name in the Celtic history books.

If you are too young to have been there, think Tom Rogic’s winner against Aberdeen to complete the Invincible Treble in May 2017 but imagine if Aberdeen had been winning and Rogic scored two very similar goals in a minute! That’s how good the Centenary season Cup final was for Celtic Supporters.

More to follow from Celtic Curio who has kindly given us his permission to share with our readers on The Celtic Star.

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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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