The club was only a few years old when this cartoon appeared. Celtic had just won the league title for the second time. The Hoops hadn’t yet been invented and the players wore green and white stripes at the time. But note the hooped socks!
It is definitely defensive die-hard Dan Doyle with his distinctive curly hair on the reverse but it’s not clear who the dandy is on the front. Sandy McMahon?
A great memento of the game from well over a century ago. ‘What a clinker!’ indeed
From 1973’s ‘Scorcher and Score’ magazine, a ‘toon review of ‘John’ Stein’s career as a player and manager. At that point the 7th League title in succession had just been chalked up.
Liked this sign-off: “No wonder Jock Stein is called ‘The Manager of the Century!”
One of the greatest and most popular Celts ever, Cleland bhoy Jimmy Delaney was also one of the most talented ball players ever to don the Hoops.
Jimmy famously won cup winners medals in three different countries in three different decades.
In fulfilment of his life-long wish, the Hoops were placed on his coffin as it was lowered to the grave in 1989.
The Lurgan Bhoy in his playing days pomp.
Lucky not to be arrested on a number of occasions for being Irish and ginger-heided in a built-up area.
Sunny Jim was Celtic’s captain a century ago when he led the team a League and Cup double.
His stature is captured here in full as he carries off the Scottish Cup and a downtrodden Hibs player – Celtic beat Hibs 4-1 in the replayed final.