Hughie: That was a good addition to the Wardrop story. Even though I don't know any of the people,
I thoroughly enjoyed reading and looking through that link with the old newspaper article and pictures.
28th May 1888.
Celtic 5 Rangers 2.
It was on this day that these two teams, officially, first met.
They did so in front of a crowd of approximately 2000.
They would go on to become THE biggest and most powerful clubs in Scottish Football.
At the time of compiling this post, they have met over 400 times and are estimated to
be worth, in excess of £120million each year, to the Scottish economy.
A very brief history of the 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Firm
The 28th May 1888: http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/1888- ... ,+Friendly
Neil McCallum: http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/McCallum,+Neil
James Kelly: http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/famousfol ... kelly.html
Please note that the link to James Kelly, states that the first game between Celtic & Rangers finished 5.1,
this is inaccurate. I discovered several reports that claimed this but the true score was 5.2