If You Know The History: 2nd September Celtic 1 Clyde 0

2nd September Celtic 1 Clyde 0

After delighting their fans when winning the Empire Exhibition trophy in 1938, Celtic were rather in the doldrums the following season, finishing second in the league and going out of the Scottish Cup at the quarter-final stage, only a Glasgow cup Final success against Clyde giving the fans any cheer.

At the start of season 1939/40, a good win over Hearts lifted their spirits but two defeats by Aberdeen sent the fans – and presumably the manager – back into the deepest gloom.
On this day in 1939, Clyde were the visitors to Celtic Park and the team played quite well, finishing with a 1-0 victory.

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On the 3rd September 1939, however, in a broadcast which chilled the nation, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced that Britain was now at war with Germany and one day later, the authorities stated that professional football would be abandoned for the duration of the conflict.

Jim Craig

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