24th September 1966: Dundee v Celtic League – Part One

22nd September

The quarter-final ties for both Old Firm clubs had left some damage, reflected in the headlines ; –

 Old Firm Blow


Five injured at Ibrox       John Clark Doubtful for Celts 

‘The five injured for Rangers in the match against Ayr were Willie Henderson (hip), Jimmy Millar (ankle), Willie Johnston (calf), Alec Smith (thigh) and George McLean (bruising). For John Clark, it was a knee that was causing him bother’.


23rd September

There was better news for Celtic fans in the morning papers;-

Boost for Celtic

‘John Clark is making good progress and should be fit for the match against Dundee’


Manager Jock Stein was quoted as saying

“Celtic are now bang in the middle of what is our toughest run of the season. Celtic are facing two European Cup ties against Zurich, a journey to Edinburgh to take on a vastly improved Hibs side, then a League Cup semi-final, to say nothing of a date with Dundee tomorrow at Dens Park”.


The journalist also pointed out that Dundee actually had played well enough against next-door neighbours Dundee United last Saturday, with Andy Penman as their star man.

dundee‘Now Dundee are next to attempt to give the answer to the question – who can stop Celtic?’


Reserve Match

There was a reserve team match at Parkhead on that Friday evening. It was against Dundee Reserves and the Celtic team was;

John Fallon, Ian Young, Frank McCarron, Sonny Henderson, John Cushley, Davie Hay, John Taggart, George Connelly, Jimmy Quinn, Charlie Gallagher and Lou Macari.

It was a good performance by the guys, which resulted in a 6-1 win, the goals coming from George Connelly (2), Jimmy Quinn (2), John Taggart and an own goal.

A Singing Golfer

Bing CrosbyCrooner Bing Crosby flew into Glasgow Airport last night with his wife Kathy. He is in Scotland to play golf at Gleneagles in a competition organised by ex- U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower.


Women members of Zambia’s ruling United National Independence Party have declared was on the mini-skirt, which one member of Parliament described as a ‘ladder to immorality’.

Africa Comes To England

The owners of one of Britain’s most famous stately homes – Woburn Abbey – are enlarging their selection of wild animals in their zoo park. The new arrivals will include zebras, giraffes, cranes and alpacas.