Photo Of The Day: Bobby Murdoch Celebrates In Front Of The Jungle

Today’s photo of the day shows Bobby Murdoch celebrating one of his 100-odd goals for Celtic in front of the Jungle. Note the presence of the Irish tricolour flying high on the mast over the famous old terracing. It was presented to the club by Eamon De Valera and the SFA infamously attempted to force Celtic to remove it from the stadium in the early 1950s.

Murdoch is one of the greatest ever Celts and was an incredible midfielder. A Lisbon Lion, he averaged more than a goal in every five games from centre midfield, and will forever be remembered as a club legend.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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