Photo Of The Day: “He’s Suddenly Scoring Loads Of Goals, Mark Wilson!”

Today’s photo of the day, incredibly, dates back over a decade to the so called Shame Game on 2 March 2011. It’s remarkable that the was such a long time ago, and yet the fallout remains fresh in the memory.

Celtic dominated an ill-disciplined Rangers team, despite the narrow 1-0 margin of victory. It was a Scottish Cup night when Paradise was a cauldron of noise, fuelled by the events on the field as the likes of Diouf behaved embarrassingly.

Mark Wilson was the unlikely scorer, scuffing home a rebound after his initial shot had knocked Papac out on the goal line. Having not scored in an age, Wilson had found the net the week before, leading Ian Crocker to remark: “He’s suddenly scoring loads of goals, Mark Wilson at the second time of asking!”

As Crocker’s words left the commentary box, these were the scenes on the park.

About Author

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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