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18 Nov 2021 08:59:20
I enjoyed reading an article yesterday about Dixie Deans scoring 6 goals at Firhill,48 years ago.
Celtic beat Partick Thistle 7-0 and Bobby Lennox scored the other goal.
That goal from Bobby equalled the Celtic All-Time scoring record of fellow Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers.
The following week Celtic beat Dumbarton 2-0 and Bobby scored a penalty and overtook Stevie's record.
That penalty was one of only four penalties scored by Bobby in his Celtic career.
His last penalty was another milestone goal and his 300th goal for Celtic.
It was the first goal I witnessed in my first game of watching Celtic in 1980.
That penalty against Dumbarton put Bobby 3rd on the All-Time list but only a few weeks later Buzz Bomb overtook the great Jimmy Quinn to become our second highest goal scorer in our unbroken history, where he remains today.
Only the British All-Time record goal scorer Jimmy McGrory has scored more goals for Celtic than Bobby Lennox.

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18 Nov 2021 11:01:48
Definitely getting old because I remember that game - although I was sure it was at Celtic Park - but there you go.
Unlike 'Lemon' Dixie was not the nippiest or most mobile, but he scored a fair few, especially in cup finals against Hibs, although his record against the old Rangers was not so hot. Whereas Bobby Lennox managed 14 of his goals in those games when it was only two league meetings a season. Although 'Jinky' is my all time favourite Celt from back in the day, I would highly recommend a 'google' of Bobby's Celtic career, achievements and statistics if you need a Celtic 'Buzz' during this domestic drought.

18 Nov 2021 11:16:40
I always enjoy reading posts from yourself OAB2 as well as others on the site, who where there, on the terraces, when some of the Celtic greats, the likes of the Lisbon Lions, were entertaining the crowd.

Hail Hail ☘ ? ☘.

18 Nov 2021 14:01:01
Cheers Pedro; It was a totally different experience back then, whether it was the class of player and quality of the teams or just the events and sometimes risky experiences of your average supporter; ranging from having to 'cook' your lukewarm HT pie with a drizzle of boiling hot Bovril to the dangers of precariously placed used beer cans, filled with pee on the terracing steps - because folk didn't want to miss anything - spilling onto your shoes when the 'Jungle' erupted in reaction to any source of anger or celebration. This was back, before ring-pulls so there was added danger of circumcision! One day I might write a book ha ha.

18 Nov 2021 14:03:27
Loved dixie but everything his name is mentioned my first thought is the milan semi 4 ut that's just me was at they cup finals watching him score all those goals Hh.

18 Nov 2021 15:05:40
Dixie was my first hero at Celtic, he is the only player to score a hat trick in two cup finals, the 1972 Scottish cup final and the 1974 Scottish League cup final, both against Hibs.

18 Nov 2021 16:57:04
Yes those were the days oab HH.

18 Nov 2021 17:56:02
Brilliant bhoys, please keep the stories coming!

We're a club with fantastic history and you have all witnessed some great players from back in the day that we can only read about.

Going back a good bit further, my wife tells me about her Papi, Teddy, who lived to a right good age and loved everything Celtic, his knowledge and memory were second to none.

He was one of thousands that attended John Thomsons funeral and when he did the tour at Celtic Park and about ten minutes in, the tour guide stopped talking and asked him to tell them all more stories because they were better than the tour itself.

Just before he died, he got to make the HT Paradise windfall and getting onto that hallowed turf, with a tear in his eye, was one of his proudest moments as a supporter.

RIP Teddy Coyle.

18 Nov 2021 18:35:26
Buzz, remember that game well, it was at Celtic Park, the return game that season we lost 2-0 right before the Atletico shame game I think.

18 Nov 2021 19:55:08
AOB and Charles,
Your both right, the 7-0 victory was at Celtic Park in November 1973.
I read the article wrong and Charles it also mentions the 2-0 defeat at Firhill in March 1974.
Similar sequence of results have happened to Celtic over the years.
I can remember beating Motherwell 7-0 and then going back in the corresponding fixture and losing 2-1 ( A double from Brian McClair )
It also happened when we scored 8 at the old Douglas Park and then we went back and lost 2-0 in 1989.
It wasn’t that long ago Celtic scored 7 past St. Mirren and then they knocked us out of the Scottish Cup the following week.
I’m sure Liverpool scored 9 past Crystal Palace in the league and then a few months later Palace won 4-3 in the FA Cup Semi Final.
With football being unpredictable at times, it’s amazing that Celtic managed to win a Quadruple Treble.
Also Charles, I was only a couple of days old when the shame game was played against Athletico Madrid in April 1974.

18 Nov 2021 20:12:13
Buzz, I really enjoy your input on this site always interesting and informative.
The Atletico game at Celtic park will live forever in my memory, even now its hard to believe what happened that night.
I was in the main stand with my Dad sitting next to a priest who was swearing like a trooper at the end when all hell broke loose near the tunnel, unbelievable night.

18 Nov 2021 21:08:12
I remember being at a game against East Fife at Methil when Celtic missed THREE penalties, Hood, Murdoch and Dalglish being the sinners. The match ended 2 2 with Celtic equalising on 87 minutes, I think it was 1973 and it was absolutely Baltic .

18 Nov 2021 21:55:57
I’ve just seen pictures of that game Oldkilly and it was very muddy.
I read a report on the game and it mentioned that top of the league Rangers were 6/ 4 to clinch the title and the bookies still had Celtic @ Evens favourites.
Celtic went on to drop only One point in our last 11 league games to win 8 in a row.
I hope yourself and the family are keeping well. ?.

18 Nov 2021 23:49:25
High Buzz Bomb we are all well hope it’s the same with you. I never saw the end of that season as I was away working in the merchant but I remember that game I was with my brother Gerald and couldn’t believe we missed three penalties although I think one was a retake, I loved going to games in those days especially Aberdeen as we always stayed the weekend happy days.

19 Nov 2021 10:39:44
Then they started chasing the buses out of Aberdeen right after the game we used to go down and spend the ight in Perth fond memories girls were most welcoming (another story or two) HH.







 

 

 
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