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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

 

 

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OPPONENTS DATE COMP ISSUED COMMENTS
CLYDE Aug 3 ASC P 2-1.
Clyde Aug 5 ASC P 6-1.
Morton Aug 12 PL P 2-1.
DUNDEE Aug 16 LC P 3-1. Pat Stanton leaves Celtic to become ass't manager with Aberdeen.
HEARTS Aug 19 PL P 4-0.
Dundee Aug 23 LC P 3-0.
Motherwell Aug 26 PL P 5-1
Dundee United Aug 30 LC P 3-2.
DUNDEE UNITED Sep 2 LC P 1-0.
RANGERS Sep 9 PL P 3-1.
Burnley Sep 12 ASC P 0-1.
HIBERNIAN Sep 16 PL P 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 Sep 23 PL P 3-2. Davie Provan makes his Celtic debut in front of 22,000 fans at Firhill.
BURNLEY Sep 27 ASC P 1-2. Bobby Lennox makes his second debut for Celtic after resigning. Next day Joe Craig is sold to Blackburn Rovers.
ST MIRREN Sep 30 PL P 2-1.
MOTHERWELL Oct 4 LC P 0-1.
Aberdeen Oct 7 PL P 1-4.
Motherwell Oct 11 LC P 4-1.
Dundee United Oct 14 PL P  
MORTON Oct 21 PL P 0-0.
Hearts Oct 28 PL P 0-2.
MOTHERWELL Nov 4 PL P 1-2. Murdo MacLeod debut, signed on Nov 2.
Montrose Nov 8 LC P 1-1
Rangers Nov 11 PL P 1-1. Played at Hampden Park.
MONTROSE Nov 15 LC P 3-1
Hibernian Nov 18 PL P 2-2. Davie Provan's first goal for Celtic.
PARTICK THISTLE Nov 25 PL P 1-0.
St Mirren Dec 2 PL P (Postponed)
ABERDEEN Dec 9 PL P 0-0.
Rangers Dec 13 LCSF P 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 Dec 16 PL P 1-1.
Morton Dec 23 PL P 0-1.
HEARTS Dec 30 PL P (Postponed)
Motherwell Jan 1 PL P (Postponed)
Partick Thistle Jan 20 PL P (Postponed)
Montrose Jan 31 SC P 4-2. Programme Dated Jan 27th.
Dundee United Feb 24 PL P (Postponed) Played St Mirren in the game postponed from 2nd Dec.
St Mirren Feb 24 PL P rearranged fixture from 2nd Dec.
BERWICK RANGERS Feb 26 SC P 3-0.
ABERDEEN Mar 3 PL P 1-0.
Aberdeen Mar 10 SC P 1-1.
ABERDEEN Mar 14 SCR P 1-2.
MOTHERWELL Mar 17 PL P 2.1. Packie Bonner debut.
Hearts Mar 21 PL P (Postponed)
Rangers Mar 24 PL P (Postponed)
MORTON Mar 28 PL P 3-0.
Hibernian Mar 31 PL P 1-2.
Motherwell Apr 4 PL P 4-3. Vic Davidson makes his second debut for Celtic after rejoining from Blackpool and scores the third goal in a 4-3 win.
PARTICK THISTLE Apr 7 PL P 2-0.
Dundee United Apr 11 PL P 1-2.
St Mirren Apr 14 PL P 1-0.
Hearts Apr 18 PL P 3-0.
Aberdeen Apr 21 PL P 1-1.
ST MIRREN Apr 25 PL P 2-1.
DUNDEE UNITED Apr 28 PL P 2-1.
HIBERNIAN May 2 PL P 3-1.
Rangers May 5 PL P 0-1. At Hampden.
Partick Thistle May 7 PL no 2-1. (Postponed programme issued)
St Mirren May 11 PL P 2-0. Played at Ibrox Park because of ground reconstruction work at St Mirren Park.
HEARTS May 14 PL P 1-0.
RANGERS May 21 PL P 4-2. 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.

 

GLASGOW CELTIC 1978/79
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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.
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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