A Personal Diary - 50 years on ...


Introduction & The 1890s

Welcome to a project that will cover the next two years, a look back – fifty years on – to two consecutive seasons in Celtic’s history – 1965/66 and 1966/67 – which culminated in the club winning the biggest prize in European football.

The early 1960s was not a propitious time for Celtic Football Club, a four-year period during which not one of the three major domestic trophies came into the Boardroom at Celtic Park.

Such a drought might have been difficult for the players and management but it was also disappointing for the support, so used to success from the early days of the club. To review how well the club performed from its beginnings in the late 1880s, let’s take a trip through the Celtic record of success down the years. Obviously the Scottish League and Scottish Cup were the most important competitions at the time but I have also included in the list the Glasgow and Charity Cups, important trophies in those pre-European football days. Read More →


Football 50: Your Say

ecMedalWelcome to Football 50 blog. lease leave your comments below. Ask any questions you have, make any observations or any corrections if you see a mistake.
I want to build a valid and valuable historic resource which involves not only the fly-on-the-wall recollections of myself and my team-mates, but your experiences as well.

I am very proud to have been involved with Celtic at the most successful time in our history, but like all football, success is not something that is achieved independently. Players, officials backroom staff, the media, fans friends and family are all part of a 5,000,000 piece jigsaw that was completed by Jock Stein during his tenure at the club.

So what have you got to say?