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-Scottish Cup:
Quarter-Final

Manager: Billy MCNEILL (1978 - 1983)

10 Men Won The League tra, la, la, la, la

Opponents Comments

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
CLYDE

03/08/78
Anglo-Scottish Cup
2-1 - Conn, Burns.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Clyde

05/08/78
Anglo-Scottish Cup
6-1 - Conn (2), McAdam (2), Glavin (2).

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Morton

12/08/78
PL
2-1. Glavin, MacDonald.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
DUNDEE

16/08/78
LC

3-1. McAdam (2), Glavin.

Pat Stanton leaves Celtic to become ass't manager with Aberdeen.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
HEARTS

19/08/78
PL
4-0. McAdam, Burns, Conn (2).

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Dundee

23/08/78
LC
3-0. Doyle (2), Conn.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Motherwell

26/08/78
PL
5-1. Conn (2), Aitken (2), McAdam.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Dundee United

30/08/78
LC
3-2. Lynch, MacDonald, Conroy.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
DUNDEE UNITED

02/09/78
LC
1-0. Glavin.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
RANGERS

09/09/78
PL
3-1. McAdam (2), McCluskey.

Att: 60,000.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Burnley

12/09/78
Anglo-Scottish Cup
0-1

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
HIBERNIAN

16/09/78
PL
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.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Partick Thistle

23/09/78
PL
3-2.

Davie Provan makes his Celtic debut in front of 22,000 fans at Firhill.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
BURNLEY

27/09/78
Anglo-Scottish Cup

1-2

Bobby Lennox makes his second debut for Celtic after resigning. Next day Joe Craig is sold to Blackburn Rovers.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
ST MIRREN

30/09/78
PL
2-1.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
MOTHERWELL

04/10/78
LC
0-1.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Aberdeen

07/10/78
PL
1-4.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Motherwell

11/10/78
LC
4-1.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Dundee United

14/10/78
PL
0-1.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
MORTON

21/10/78
PL
0-0.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Hearts

28/10/78
PL
0-2.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
MOTHERWELL

04/11/78
PL
1-2.
Murdo MacLeod
debut, signed on Nov 2.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Montrose

08/11/78
LC
1-1

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Rangers

11/11/78
PL
1-1.
Played at Hampden Park. New Copland Road stand being built at Ibrox.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
MONTROSE

15/11/78
LC
3-1

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Hibernian

18/11/78
PL
2-2.
Davie Provan
's first goal for Celtic.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
PARTICK THISTLE

25/11/78
PL
1-0.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
St Mirren

02/12/78
PL
(Postponed)

Programme issued

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
ABERDEEN

09/12/78
PL
0-0.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Rangers

13/12/78
LCSF
2-3 a.e.t. Doyle, McAdam.

Promising Celtic youngster Jim Casey scored the winning goal (og) for Rangers with 7 minutes of extra-time to be played.

This defeat ended a run of 153 successive League Cup games (this cup tie would have been 154) 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 (6 as winners - 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975).

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
DUNDEE UNITED

16/12/78
PL
1-1

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Morton

23/12/78
PL
0-1

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
HEARTS

30/12/78
PL
(Postponed)

Programme issued

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Motherwell

01/01/79
PL
(Postponed)

Programme issued


RANGERS

06/01/79
PL

(Postponed)

No programme. This game wasn't re-arranged until the last game of the season. On 21 May 1979 John Doyle was sent off and the remaining ten went on to beat Rangers 4-2 and win the league.


HIBERNIAN

13/01/79
PL

(Postponed)

No programme


Partick Thistle

20/01/79
PL
(Postponed)

The programme for this game was sold at the re-arranged fixture (07/05/79) with the original datestill on it

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Montrose

31/01/79
SC

4-2. McCluskey (3), Lynch.

Att: 3,060.

Programme Dated Jan 27th, the original date for the tie.


ST MIRREN

03/02/79
PL

(Postponed)

No programme


Aberdeen

10/02/79
PL

(Postponed)

No programme

BERWICK RANGERS

17/02/79
SCR3

(Postponed).
The original date for this round was Jan 27 but was postponed due to bad weather.

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Dundee United

24/02/79
PL

(Postponed).
New programme issued for rearranged game.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
BERWICK RANGERS

26/02/79
SCR3
3-0


MORTON

03/03/79
PL

Re-arranged, played on Mar 28.

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
ABERDEEN

03/03/79
PL
1-0. Conn.

Danny McGrain back from long-term injury. Att:26,000.


Hearts

10/03/79
PL

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.

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Aberdeen

10/03/79
SCR4

1-1. Doyle.

Roy Baines sold to Morton for a £10,000 fee.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
ABERDEEN

14/03/79
Scottish Cup Replay
1-2 - Lennox.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
MOTHERWELL

17/03/79
PL
2-1 - Lennox (2).

Packie Bonner debut.

Att: 16,000.


Hearts

21/03/79
PL

(Postponed due to snow). Re-arranged match from Mar 10.

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Rangers

24/03/79
PL
(Postponed) Ibrox under reconstruction,  Hampden unplayable because of snow covered terracing.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
MORTON

28/03/79
PL
3-0 - Provan (6), Burns (43), Glavin (80).

Tommy Burns scored directly from a corner.

Re-arranged match from Mar 3.

Att: 16,000.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Hibernian

31/03/79
PL
1-2 - Glavin.

Celtic in 7th place in the league after this result. Att:17,000.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Motherwell

04/04/79
PL

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.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
PARTICK THISTLE

07/04/79
PL
2-0.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Dundee United

11/04/79
PL
1-2.
Re-arranged match from Feb 24. Original programme issued

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
St Mirren

14/04/79
PL
1-0.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Hearts

18/04/79
PL
3-0.
Re-arranged match from Mar 21.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Aberdeen

21/04/79
PL
1-1.

Two different covers for this programme.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
ST MIRREN

25/04/79
PL
2-1.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
DUNDEE UNITED

28/04/79
PL
2-1

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
HIBERNIAN

02/05/79
PL
3-1.
Re-arranged match from Jan 13.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Rangers

05/05/79
PL
0-1.
At Hampden. Re-arranged match from Mar 24. Original date on the programme has been redacted

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Partick Thistle

07/05/79
PL
2-1.
(Postponed programme issued).
Re-arranged match from Jan 20.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
St Mirren

11/05/79
PL
2-0.
Re-arranged match from Dec 2. New programme issued.
Played at Ibrox Park because of ground reconstruction work at St Mirren Park.

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
HEARTS

14/05/79
PL
1-0
Re-arranged match from Dec 30

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
RANGERS

21/05/1979
Premier League

4-2 - Aitken, McCluskey, Jackson (o.g.), MacLeod
Re-arranged match from Jan 6.

52,000 watched ten men win the league in this game. Celtic 36-48, Rangers 36-45.

On June 5th Ronnie Glavin was sold to Barnsley for £50,000. Alfie Conn was released.

Celtic Non-Competitive Fixtures

Opponents Comments


Montrose

29/07/78

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.

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
ARSENAL

08/08/78
0-3


Queen's Park

07/08/78

1-1

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
LIVERPOOL

14/08/78
2-3.
Jock Stein
Testimonial


East Stirlingshire

22/08/78

1-0

No programme

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Forfar Athletic

30/10/78

3-0

Alex Brash Testimonial.


Estoril

16/01/79

4-0
Danny McGrain comeback from injury.

No programme


Clyde

23/01/79

3-0 - Turnbull 12 (o.g), Doyle 36, 84
Team: Latchford, McGrain, Lynch, Fillipi, MacDonald, Edvaldsson, Provan, MacLeod, McCluskey, Lennox, Doyle.

No programme


Queen of the South

24/01/79

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.

No programme


Stirling Albion

28/02/79

1-1.

No programme


Falkirk

07/03/79

3-1 - McAdam (2), McCluskey.

No programme


Albion Rovers

unknown date and score

No programme

Celtic Related Publications

Programme, Ticket,  Stats
Dumbarton

23/10/78

Laurie Williams Testimonial.

Celtic / Rangers Select.

Celtic FC 1978/79
Player Pool and Appearance Stats

PLAYER L LC SC ASC Total
Roy Aitken 36 9 3 4 52 (7)
Johannes Edvaldsson 34 9 4 4 51 (2)
Tommy Burns 28 8 3 4 43 (5)
Peter Latchford 27 6 4 4 41
Andy Lynch 27 7 4 3 42 (13)
David Provan 30 5 4 1 40 (4)
Tom McAdam 24 9 0 4 37 (15)
John Doyle 23 6 4 1 34 (5)
Roddie MacDonald 18 9 4 2 33 (3)
Joe Filippi 19 8 1 1 29
Murdo MacLeod 23 0 4 0 27 (3)
Mike Conroy 20 3 0 2 25 (5)
Danny McGrain 18 1 4 1 24 (2)
Alfie Conn 12 5 2 3 22 (10)
George McCluskey 16 1 2 3 22 (8)
Ronnie Glavin 9 4 0 3 16 (7)
Vic Davidson 12 0 0 0 12 (2)
Roy Baines 7 3 0 0 10
Bobby Lennox 6 1 1 1 9 (6)
Alan Sneddon 4 1 0 2 7
Pat Bonner 2 0 0 0 2
Jim Casey 1 1 0 0 2
Jim Lumsden 0 0 0 1 1
Paul Wilson 0 1 0 0 1