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If You Know Your History: THAT DIXIE MELODY

    106,102 saw this game on a fine early summer day at the end of which it appeared that little was wrong with the world. Dixie Deans put himself in the same bracket as Jimmy Quinn by scoring a hat-trick in a Scottish Cup final, and Celtic equalled the record for a Scottish Cup final score. The football played by Celtic was superb throughout. It was not that Hibs were a bad side. They, in fact, would have beaten …

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If You Know Your History: Celtics Scottish Cup Wins, In Full.

This competition is, not without cause, looked upon as Celtic’s favourite competition, for they have won it on 35 occasions between 1892 and 2011, and that is twice oftener than Rangers to whom Celtic trail, shamefully, in the list of winners of the other tournaments.   Celtic’s love affair with the competition started as early as their first season when they reached the final in 1889 only to lose to Third Lanark. It is often felt that there is nothing …

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If You Know Your History: JOE’S MOMENT OF GLORY

  Celtic and Hibs had met in the Scottish Cup final in 1914. Their next appearance in the final came in 1923, by which time the world had changed utterly. Irish Home Rule had been in the air in 1914; it had now come to pass, but in a violent and unsatisfactory way which would mean that the problem would not be resolved for a long time in the future. In football, Rangers had come back, and although Celtic had …

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