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5th November 1966: Celtic v St Mirren League – Part One

 

3rd November

The Boss must have been very pleased with our performance on the previous Saturday against Stirling Albion, as we were given the Thursday off for a game of golf.

The papers were still assessing the quality of that performance and it was probably summed up best in this headline ; –

The Seven Wonders –  from Super Celts

4th November

In the press, it was mentioned that Bobby Lennox and Charlie Gallagher were both recovered from their injuries and would be available.

St Mirren’s chances were frankly dismissed, as this headline might have demonstrated ;-

Saints Won’t Stop Celtic March

Such pessimism was to be expected. After all, the Buddies had only won one game out of eight and also at that time of the season, were managerless. Their record was P8 W1 D2 L6 F7 A26 Pts3. So, it was no surprise that most people thought their chances were slim.

When the list of players involved went up on the notice board, I was very pleased to see that I was included in the squad. At best, I thought I might get another chance on the bench but realistically, there were a number of forwards whom I though the Boss might feel were more deserving of a chance than a defender. Still, being involved at all was fine by me.