Photo of the Day: Johnny Crum Shoots Against Rangers (1940)

WWII was a miserable period for Celtic Football Club, but an eventful time at the club nonetheless. There were one or two highs alongside numerous lows, players lost to the War and our fans witnessed Rangers lift everything but a rifle.

Nevertheless, this cracking image was found in the archives of the Daily Record from April 1940. It depicts Johnny Crum having a shot blocked at Celtic Park against Rangers on 6 April 1940. Celtic were on top and played extremely well, but poor finishing from the forwards led to a 2-1 defeat. This was typical of that season.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child 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. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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