12 Jan 2019 13:51:20
Seeing as today would normally be game day why don't we have a bit of fun. What was everyone's first:

1. Ever Celtic game
2. Old Firm game
3. European game

Mine was

1. Dundee Utd 1-0 Celtic (Gallagher) 1988
2. Celtic 1-0 Rangers (Miller) 1989 Scottish Cup Final
3. Celtic 3-0 Cologne (McStay, Creaney and Collins) 1992 UEFA Cup (3-2) agg.

1.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 14:15:28
1. Vs Motherwell 1989 1-1. Paul Elliotts debut I think.

2. Vs rangers 0-1 1996

3 Vs Croatia Zagreb 1-0.

2.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 14:32:34
I thought Paul Elliot’s debut was away at Aberdeen? And I’m sure that was my first Celtic game!

3.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 14:38:55
4 Sep 71 Celtic 9 Clyde 1 Bobby Lennox got hat trick.
11 Sep 71 Rangers 2 Celtic 3 Jinky got last minute header and Lou Macari and King Kenny got the other two. What a memorable first people game.
29 Sep 71 Celtic 3 B1903 Copenhagen 0 Willie Wallace x2 and Big Tommy Callaghan.
My first season was off to a magical start and it was to be 6 in a row. I can still remember the tile flags be raised above the jungle.

4.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 14:58:34
1. 2-0 home to St Johnstone, late 90s (not the league clincher)
2. 3-0 home game where Hooper scored twice
3. 4-3 v Juve - not a bad first european game!

5.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 15:36:48
1. 0-1 v Dundee its away (mcswegan lob😫)

2. 1-1 home viduka scored first

3. 0-0 v ac milan.

6.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 15:57:03
All in 1992 for me, I was 10

1st Game - Pre-Season friendly against Man Utd in 1992, 25th anniversary of Lisbon Lions, match finished 1-1, Gerry Creaney scored)

1st Game (Non-friendly) - Celtic 2 Hibs 3 (92/ 93 season, only scorer I remember is John Collins, think we went 1-0 up then 3-1 down and got a late consolation)

1st Rangers Game - Celtic 2 Rangers 1 (92/ 93 Season, Collins and Payton scored for us, they did one of the most outrageous things I've ever seen and kicked off while we were still celebrating, sticks with me to this day, should never have been allowed)

1st European Game - Celtic 1 Borussia Dortmund 2 (92/ 93 Season, Stephane Chapusait scored both Dortmund goals I think, to my discredit couldn't tell you who scored for us! )

Good Q btw, good to have a stroll down memory lane!

7.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 16:41:57
1988 3-0 celtic against dundee sitting on the track side best memory I have had.

8.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 17:56:18
Celtic 6 Inverness Thistle 0 SC 1984
McStay Hat trick.

Celtic 2 Rangers 0
Ne'er Day McAvennie double 1988

Celtic 2 B. Dortmund 1 Uefa 1987
Mcleods return.

9.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 18:07:26
Celtic 4 Hibs 0 1980 Mcgarveys first goal for Celtic.

Celtic 1 rangers 1 1985. Janefield riot.

Celtic 1 Nottingham Forest 2 1983.

10.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 18:25:14
1. Scottish Cup Final 1988, 2-1

2. 5th round replay 2011, 1-0. Mark Wilson. I've always avoided the Glasgow derby as I don't enjoy all the poison that goes with it, I went to this just to experience it once. That was enough. My ST has been in 117 for years and I've never put in for a move. Took my seat for the last game but only so I could give it to my nephew. I take great pleasure in telling that lot that I go to every home game, except ones against them, and that's my choice.

3. Cup Winners Cup vs PSG 1995, 0-3.

11.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 18:29:55
Mine covers two points Dundak V Celtic in 1979, I avoid both the Oldco, Sevco team fixtures.

12.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 18:47:09
Celtic v Dortmund 87 murdo McLeod comeback
1st game and euro game
1st old firm next season at ibrox mcavvenie woods butcher off Peter Grant blessed himsekf when he scored
Mcstay scored also
Uncle took me on the fly as i wasn't allowed to old firm games as was only 8.

13.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 18:57:03
Bhampot, I remember being at those games also.
The Inverness Thistle win was on our way to winning 100th Scottish cup in 1985.
I was also at Dens park 1-1 Tommy Burns scored
The semi final v mwell Burns again scored 1-1
Missed both replays due to football training
Then the cup final v Dutd in another comeback. I think the 2 Burns goals were equalisers.
The “happy birthday Celtic “ game was my first victory against them in 8 attempts.
2 Celtic park draws and 5 defeats at ibrokes and I wonder why I’m so bitter.
All I remember about Dortmund was the big away support and obviously Murdo being back so soon.

14.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 19:07:08
Sorry Bhampot wrong info, just checked the games dens park game Judas mo made it 1-0.Memory doing tricks.

15.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 19:10:14
First Celtic game - Celtic 2 Kilmarnock 0 on 15th May 1967
First Old Firm game - Celtic 2 Rangers 3 on the Scottish Cup Final on 5th May 1973 .
First European game - Celtic 2 Ujpest Doza 1 on 25th October 1972 .

16.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 20:15:33
First game (I think) early/ mid 1960's Celtic 6 Celtic Reserves 1
First Rangers game was Jan 1972 when Jim Brogan Scored winner 2-1
I remember how well we played and McCloy saved them from hammering.
First European game Celtic 9 KPV Kokkola 0 Sept 1970.

17.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 21:11:36
1st. alan rough testimonial may 1982. Scotland select v celtic reserves. celtic won 8-3. i was only 6. there was a Lisbon lions vs thistle cup winning side. before the game aswell. remember my granpa wearing a big rain coat and the guy behind him pishing on it!

2nd. celtic v dynamo kiev winter 86. 1-1 draw. judas scored. nuff said.

3rd. celtic v rankers Scottish Cup 1990. tommy coyne scores in a 1-0 win. also got hit by a potato that day, thrown from rangers fans.

memories, eh?

18.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 21:59:09
Ever.64/ 65 Celtic 1-0 Third Lanark
Never been to Old Firm or v sevco game (my dad would not go to Parkhead as too many eejits chucking bottles and he point blank refuse to give any money to rangers - as they were then)
European.66 Celtic 2-0 Zurich

I was lucky to see the Jock Stein era so when people talk about highs and lows I know what these are.

19.) 12 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 23:04:30
Tiny Tim; we must be from similar era.
I wasn't allowed to wear 'colours' at all in the 60's and 70's because my father forbade it as we stayed in a 'staunch area'.
However, my uncle bought me a scarf I started wearing on the way to CP in the mid 70's when I went to games with my mates.
The Stein Years were a blessing and a revelation for young fans of that time in appreciation what Celtic were all about and we were very, very luck to have seen the Lions and their Legacy.

20.) 13 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019 02:36:06
1. Celtic 4 Morton 0, SC semi 1969.
2. Think it was Juennesse D’eshe in the EC in 1977. I’m sure Brian McLauchlin (who was my second cousin) scored that night.
3. Celtic 1 Rangers 3. At Hampden, late 70’s possibly Glasgow cup.
Anyone who can help in confirming details of 2 and 3 would be most welcome.
I was brought up in Ayrshire and used to hide my scarf under my jacket till I got on the supporters bus.
I also feel privileged to have seen most of the Lions and appreciate how lucky we were then and how lucky we are now. I also experienced the late 80’s and all of the 90’s which were tough times. Just as an aside, the 60’s and 70’s were phenomenal times for Scottish football and the early 80’s as well. Apart from us and the old Rangers getting to finals and wining trophies, you had Dundee in the EC semis, and even into the early 80’s Aberdeen beating Real Madrid in a European final, Dundee Utd cheated out of a EC final place and also beating Barcelona home and away. That all changed when David Murray came in and destroyed Scottish football by overspending bankrupting his own club and several others. I’m a bit concerned that Scottish football is in a really good place at the moment with the league being so tight but could that all be put in jeapordy again by Sevco overspending and going bankrupt while dragging others with them for a second time?

21.) 13 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019 09:24:17
COYBIG, I think the 3-1 defeat to them was the Drybrough cup final in 1979. It was best known for cooper scoring a good goal for them.
Glasgow cup final that year was also a 3-1 defeat but the game was at ibrokes.
Also lost 3-1 in Glasgow cup final in 1976 but that game was at Celtic park.

22.) 13 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019 20:27:51
Thanks Leon Bhoy, the Drybrough cup, I’d forgotten about that. That must be one of the lowest scoring Drybrough cup finals ever. They were usually about 9-8 due to that mad change to the offside rule. Do you know if Lennox scored in that game?

23.) 14 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019 23:13:01
Yes COYBIG Lennox got a consolation goal near the end.
In my first ever game Bobby Lennox scored the first goal.
I mentioned it to him at an Irish night in Saltcoats and he remembered the game due to George Best playing for Hibs and his goal was from a penalty kick. Out of all the goals he scored for Celtic that was the last of only 4 penalties he scored for us.