Photo Of The Day: Celtic Fans At Dens Park 1983

Today’s photo of the day revisits an away day in the sun from many years ago, as Celtic faced Dundee at Dens Park on 24 September 1983. A crowd of 11,000 turned up, the bulk of which were Celtic supporters, and were treated to an eight goal fest as Celtic thumped the hosts 6-2.

The away support appeared to be giving either a ‘cheerio’ gesture to the opposition fans, or perhaps they’re giving them a ‘five’ before the sixth goal went in. Either way, it looks like a celebratory mood.

Celtic actually went behind in the 19th minute, but hit back with a strike by Tommy Burns before Brian McClair netted four goals! Melrose scored a sixth, then Ferguson got his and Dundee’s second of the game with a late consolation.

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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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