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CELTIC FC 1978/79

CELTIC FIXTURES, RESULTS and PROGRAMMES 1978/1979

Scottish League: Champions
Scottish FA Cup:
Quarter-Final
Scottish League Cup:
Semi-Final
Anglo-ScottishCup:
Quarter-Final

 

Manager: Billy MCNEILL (1978 - 1983)

 

Celtic 4 Rangers 2

 

10 Men Won The League tra, la, la, la, la

 

 

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OPPONENTS DATE COMP ISSUED COMMENTS
CLYDE Aug 3 ASC Yes 2-1.
Clyde 5 ASC Yes 6-1.
Morton 12 PL Yes 2-1.
DUNDEE 16 LC Yes 3-1. Pat Stanton leaves Celtic to become ass't manager with Aberdeen.
HEARTS 19 PL Yes 4-0.
Dundee 23 LC Yes 3-0.
Motherwell 26 PL Yes 5-1
Dundee United 30 LC Yes 3-2.
DUNDEE UNITED Sep 2 LC Yes 1-0.
RANGERS 9 PL Yes

3-1.McAdam (2), McCluskey.

Att: 60,000.

Burnley 12 ASC Yes 0-1.
HIBERNIAN 16 PL Yes 0-1. Four days after this match Paul Wilson was sold to Motherwell.
Davie Provan arrived from Kilmarnock for a Scottish record fee of £120,000 on Sept 18. He went on to win 4 League titles, 2 Scottish Cups and a League Cup with Celtic in the next 7 seasons. He was the Scottish Professional Football Association's Player of the year for 1979/80. He won 10 caps for Scotland and was a member of the 1982 World Cup squad in Spain.
Partick Thistle 23 PL Yes 3-2. Davie Provan makes his Celtic debut in front of 22,000 fans at Firhill.
BURNLEY 27 ASC Yes 1-2. Bobby Lennox makes his second debut for Celtic after resigning. Next day Joe Craig is sold to Blackburn Rovers.
ST MIRREN 30 PL Yes 2-1.
MOTHERWELL Oct 4 LC Yes 0-1.
Aberdeen 7 PL Yes 1-4.
Motherwell 11 LC Yes 4-1.
Dundee United 14 PL Yes  
MORTON 21 PL Yes 0-0.
Hearts 28 PL Yes 0-2.
MOTHERWELL Nov 4 PL Yes 1-2. Murdo MacLeod debut, signed on Nov 2.
Montrose 8 LC Yes 1-1
Rangers 11 PL Yes 1-1. Played at Hampden Park.
MONTROSE 15 LC Yes 3-1
Hibernian 18 PL Yes 2-2. Davie Provan's first goal for Celtic.
PARTICK THISTLE 25 PL Yes 1-0.
St Mirren Dec 2 PL Yes (Postponed)
ABERDEEN 9 PL Yes 0-0.
Rangers 13 LCSF Yes 2-3 a.e.t. This defeat ended a run of 155 successive League Cup games without being eliminated from the competition, The run stretched from the 1964/65 season until this match and includes a World record 14 League Cup Finals in a row (7 as winners). Promising Celtic youngster Jim Casey scored the winning goal for Rangers with 7 minutes of extra-time to be played.
DUNDEE UNITED 16 PL Yes 1-1.
Morton 23 PL Yes 0-1.
HEARTS 30 PL Yes (Postponed)
Motherwell Jan 1 PL Yes (Postponed)
RANGERS 6 PL No (Postponed)
HIBERNIAN 13 PL No (Postponed)
Partick Thistle 20 PL Yes (Postponed)
Montrose 31 SC Yes

4-2. McCluskey (3), Lynch.

Att: 3,060.

Programme Dated Jan 27th, the original date for the tie.

ST MIRREN Feb 3 PL No (Postponed)
Aberdeen 10 PL No (Postponed)
BERWICK RANGERS 17 SCR3 No (Postponed). The original date for this round was Jan 27 but was postponed due to bad weather.
Dundee United 24 PL Yes

(Postponed). New programme issued for rearranged game.

BERWICK RANGERS 26 SCR3 Yes 3-0.
MORTON Mar 3 PL No Re-arranged, played on Mar 28..
ABERDEEN 3 PL Yes

1-0. Conn.

Danny McGrain back from long-term injury.

Att:26,000.

Hearts 10 PL No Re-arranged to make way for postponed Scottish Cup tie from Feb 17. Feb 17 was the date for fourth round ties but this date was used for the third round tie.
Aberdeen 10 SCR4 Yes

1-1. Doyle.

Roy Baines sold to Morton for a £10,000 fee.

ABERDEEN 14 SCR Yes 1-2. Lennox.
MOTHERWELL 17 PL Yes

2-1. Lennox (2).

Packie Bonner debut.

Att: 16,000.

Hearts 21 PL No (Postponed due to snow). Re-arranged match from Mar 10.
Rangers 24 PL Yes (Postponed) Ibrox under reconstruction,  hampden unplayable because of snow covered terracing.
MORTON 28 PL Yes

3-0. Provan (6), Burns (43), Glavin (80).

Tommy Burns scored directly from a corner.

Re-arranged match from Mar 3.

Att: 16,000.

Hibernian 31 PL Yes

1-2. Glavin.

Att:17,000.

Celtic in 7th place in the league after this result.

Motherwell Apr 4 PL Yes

4-3. Vic Davidson makes his second debut for Celtic after rejoining from Blackpool and scores the third goal in a 4-3 win.

Re-arranged match from Jan 1.

PARTICK THISTLE 7 PL Yes 2-0.
Dundee United 11 PL No 1-2. Re-arranged match from Feb 24. Original programme issued
St Mirren 14 PL Yes 1-0.
Hearts 18 PL Yes 3-0. Re-arranged match from Mar 21.
Aberdeen 21 PL Yes 1-1.
ST MIRREN 25 PL Yes 2-1.
DUNDEE UNITED 28 PL Yes 2-1.
HIBERNIAN May 2 PL Yes 3-1. Re-arranged match from Jan 13.
Rangers 5 PL Yes 0-1. At Hampden. Re-arranged match from Mar 24.
Partick Thistle 7 PL No 2-1. (Postponed programme issued). Re-arranged match from Jan 20.
St Mirren 11 PL Yes 2-0. Re-arranged match from Dec 2. Played at Ibrox Park because of ground reconstruction work at St Mirren Park.
HEARTS 14 PL Yes 1-0. Re-arranged match from Dec 30
RANGERS 21 PL Yes

4-2. Re-arranged match from Jan 6.

52,000 watched ten men win the league. Celtic 36-48, Rangers 36-45.

On June 5th Ronnie Glavin was sold to Barnsley for £50,000.

 

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Celtic v Arsenal 1978 Celtic v Liverpool, Jock Stein Testimonial Alex Brash testimonial

 

OPPONENTS DATE COMP ISSUED COMMENTS
Montrose Jul 29 F no 3-1.
Celtic team
: Latchford, Sneddon, Burns, Stanton, MacDonald, Aitken, Conn (Mackie), Edvaldsson, McAdam, Lumsden, McCluskey (Doyle). Scorers: Roy Aitken 23, George McCluskey 56, 74.
ARSENAL Aug 8 F yes 0-3.
Queen's Park Aug 7 F no 1-1.
LIVERPOOL Aug 14 Test yes 2-3. Jock Stein Testimonial.
East Stirlingshire Aug 22 F no 1-0.
Forfar Athletic Oct 30 Test yes 3-0. Alex Brash Testimonial.
Estoril Jan 16 F no 4-0. Danny McGrain comeback from injury.
Clyde Jan 23 F no 3-0.
Team: Latchford, McGrain, Lynch, Fillipi, MacDonald, Edvaldsson, Provan, MacLeod, McCluskey, Lennox, Doyle.
Scorers
: Turnbull 12 (o.g), Doyle 36, 84.
Queen of the South Jan 24 F no

2-3.
Team: Baines, Sneddon, Russell, Aitken, Young, Burns, Glavin, Weir, McAdam, Conroy, Conn.
Subs: Bonnar, Dowie, Lumsden, Mackie, Casey.
Scorers
: Glavin 9, Aitken 28..

Stirling Albion Feb 28 F no 1-1.
Falkirk Mar 7 F no 3-1. McAdam (2), McCluskey.
Albion Rovers unknown F no  

 

 

Lawrie Williams Testimonial. Celtic / Rangers select

 

Dumbarton Oct 23 Test yes Laurie Williams Testimonial. Celtic / Rangers Select.

 

 

The Celtic View Issue 608 Friday 25/05/1979

 

Front cover of the celtic View after the "10 men win the league" match against Rangers

 

 

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