Video: Celtic Complete A Great Comeback, On This Day In The 90s

The 1990s were a joyless time for Celtic Football Club. Near liquidation, rarely competing for trophies and smaller crowds were just some of the reasons that few supporters look back on that period with any fondness.

On this day in 1995, that misery appeared set to continue when the Hoops hosted Kilmarnock. A small crowd of 33,000 people witnessed Killie race into a two goal lead – Gordon Marshall dropping a clanger for the visitor’s first. However, the Bhoys roared back with goals from Grant and Thom before half time. A quick fire double, on the hour mark, from Pierre Van Hooijdonk then swung the match in Celtic’s favour.

How far we’ve come since those dark days.

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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