1959 Blantyre Celtic

21764406_10214207278040942_333759975_oAmanda McLaren has shared this photo of Blantyre Celtic.

Taken in January 1959 it shows the Blantyre Celtic team after they had drawn with Burnbank Athletic in the 3rd round of the Challenge Cup. Amanda’s father is Andy McLaren who is on the back right hand side. Andy played alongside some of the Lisbon Lions at one time or other including Jimmy Johnstone. Amongst these players featured are Carr, Hendry, McNair, Connor, Bonnar, O’Connor, Smith, Forsyth, Logan and Breslin.

Thanks to Amanda for sharing.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,:

John Cornfield Great pic of a great club ☘️🍀🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇮🇪
Tom McGuigan Here’s one from the late 60s I’m the boy with his head turned in the background

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Gerry Kelly Any relation to squeeb ?
Tom McGuigan Yes he’s in the photo too. He was my Uncle John. Gerry Kelly
James Faulds squeeb was the best linesman inthe scottish fitba never wrong
James Faulds barny bonar if i can recollet he juped over the barrierbehind the goals to talk to some of the burnbank supporters were giving him a bad time at blantyre celtics park
Tom McGuigan He’s the only linesman to get sent off for arguing with the crowd at Cambuslang

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