CELTIC FC 1978/79
CELTIC FIXTURES, RESULTS and PROGRAMMES 1978/1979
Scottish FA Cup:
Scottish League Cup:
Manager: Billy MCNEILL (1978 - 1983)
10 Men Won The League tra, la, la, la, la
Click on the opponents name for more info on each match
|DUNDEE||16||LC||Yes||3-1. Pat Stanton leaves Celtic to become ass't manager with Aberdeen.|
|DUNDEE UNITED||Sep 2||LC||Yes||1-0.|
3-1.McAdam (2), McCluskey.
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.|
|MOTHERWELL||Nov 4||PL||Yes||1-2. Murdo MacLeod debut, signed on Nov 2.|
|Rangers||11||PL||Yes||1-1. Played at Hampden Park.|
|Hibernian||18||PL||Yes||2-2. Davie Provan's first goal for Celtic.|
|St Mirren||Dec 2||PL||Yes||(Postponed)|
|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.|
4-2. McCluskey (3), Lynch.
Programme Dated Jan 27th, the original date for the tie.
|ST MIRREN||Feb 3||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.|
(Postponed). New programme issued for rearranged game.
|MORTON||Mar 3||PL||No||Re-arranged, played on Mar 28..|
Danny McGrain back from long-term injury.
|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.|
Roy Baines sold to Morton for a £10,000 fee.
2-1. Lennox (2).
Packie Bonner debut.
|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.|
3-0. Provan (6), Burns (43), Glavin (80).
Tommy Burns scored directly from a corner.
Re-arranged match from Mar 3.
Celtic in 7th place in the league after this result.
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.
|Dundee United||11||PL||No||1-2. Re-arranged match from Feb 24. Original programme issued|
|Hearts||18||PL||Yes||3-0. Re-arranged match from Mar 21.|
|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|
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.
CELTIC FC 1978/79
Celtic team: Latchford, Sneddon, Burns, Stanton, MacDonald, Aitken, Conn (Mackie), Edvaldsson, McAdam, Lumsden, McCluskey (Doyle). Scorers: Roy Aitken 23, George McCluskey 56, 74.
|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.|
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||
|Stirling Albion||Feb 28||F||no||1-1.|
|Falkirk||Mar 7||F||no||3-1. McAdam (2), McCluskey.|
|Dumbarton||Oct 23||Test||yes||Laurie Williams Testimonial. Celtic / Rangers Select.|
Front cover of the celtic View after the "10 men win the league" match against Rangers
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